Category Archives: Beauty News

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ep 9Have a scar or blemish you’d like to hide? Get pro concealing tips from Medical Makeup Artist, Kimberly Heintzman. You won’t believe the before and after reveal!

And don’t miss Reba Buhr’s Makeup Shakeup segment with makeup artist to the stars, Desirae Cherman for some seriously good product recommendations.

Plus, find out which inexpensive skincare and makeup products outdo their pricey competitors with Senior Beauty Editor Desiree Stordahl.

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Beauty Trends: What’s In & Out

LipstickIN: Matte or stained lips in shades like fuchsia, red, bubblegum pink and peachy nudes.

OUT: High-glossed lips and boring lipstick shades like mauve.

“During the spring/summer 2013 runway shows, bold poppy colors in all shades of matte were the hot trend,” says Citizens of Beauty Founder and Makeup Artist, Kendra Stanton.

Don’t have a matte lipstick? Stanton suggests lightly patting a translucent powder over your lipstick to take a shiny lip to a matte in moments.

BrowsIN: Thick, well-groomed brows.

Out: Pencil-thin, overly-tweezed brows.

“Having brows that are thick(er) and more of their natural shape is on trend,” Stanton reports. That doesn’t mean you should go totally Amazon woman; eyebrows still need some shape.

Try a colorless brow setting pencil like NYX’s Eyebrow Shaper ($8.75) to keep brows in check.


GlamIn: Glamorous-grungy, textured hair.

Out: Perfect, beachy waves.

“Put down the curling iron and embrace your natural texture to create a style that is textured and controlled,” says Oribe, Co-founder and Creative Director of Oribe Hair Care.

He suggests their Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray to separate and clump the hair for gorgeous texture and shine. “It’s undone, modern and sexy.”


Blurred OmbreIn: The NEW blurred ombré hair.

Out: Blunt ombré hair color.

Trade in last year’s dramatic ombré hair color for a more natural, sun-kissed look.

Famed colorist Johnny Ramirez (LA, NYC, and Miami) teases small sections of hair, dips the ends in bleach and uses his fingers to blend upward into the teased strands for a blurred ombré effect. “You can look at it from any angle and there are no lines,” says Ramirez.

Hot Off the Press: Buzzworthy Beauty News!

Cellular Therapy Approved by the FDA
In exciting science news, the first cellular therapy to be approved by the FDA is here. LAVIV is revolutionary in the fact that it erases smile lines using your own skin cells. That’s great news for people who are allergic to collagen and those who are hesitant to start using traditional fillers likes Juvéderm and Restylane. How does it work? Doctors remove a tiny piece of skin from behind your ear – a place that receives little to no sun damage – and then ship the cells to a lab where they are grown and multiplied and after three or so months, injected back into your face. It’s administered in three separate treatment sessions spaced out over intervals of 3-6 weeks. For more information about the procedure, talk to your dermatologist.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Beauty Treatment Secret
Speaking of treatments, Gwyneth Paltrow, the world’s most beautiful woman – according to People magazine – has confessed that her timeless beauty may not be totally genetic. The 40-year old goop star told Brit rag the Daily Mail that she’s a recent convert to Thermage, the radiofrequency treatment that heats the skin’s collagen to make it appear tighter and more youthful. Says Gwyn: “I don’t mind a few wrinkles and freckles. I had Thermage recently, and it took a couple of years off my face.”

The Creator of Jennifer Aniston’s Famous Hairstyle Reveals a Secret
The stylist who created Jennifer Aniston’s signature hair look, “The Rachel”, did so when he was… high. Celebrity stylist Chris McMillan didn’t elaborate to Women’s Wear Daily what drugs exactly he was high on when he created the iconic look, but he did say: “I’m 14 years sober, so i feel safe enough to say.”

Beyoncé’s Diva Hair
If you thought you were the only one touchy about who you let color your hair, you haven’t met… Mrs. Carter. Superstar Beyoncé recently filmed a campaign for H&M, and according to insiders on set, she refused to let the client have a say in how her hair looked. Her hair, which changed styles in each of the campaign’s four commercials, was strictly tended to by Beyoncé’s own glam squad. Says the source: “Beyoncé has her own hair people, and the hair choices are entirely hers. No one else has a say, and sometimes it’s not great.” Ouch.

70s-inspired Makeup Palette
Fashion designer Matthew Williamson, who Sienna Miller credits as her muse, has partnered with Benefit Cosmetics and designed a 70s-inspired makeup palette. The British designer credits his Manchester-born mother as the leading inspiration for his new line, which includes four eyeshadow shades, a mini mascara, lip gloss and blush.

Locks of Love? Or Lost of Love?
The not-for-profit charity organization Locks of Love is facing a serious investigation. Nonprofit Investor (NPI) reports that Locks of Love has over $6 million worth of donations that are currently unaccounted for. That’s a lot of missing hair. The charity takes long hair from healthy donors and turns it into wigs for children with alopecia.

Get Beautified
If you’ve ever tried – and failed miserably – to book a last-minute blowout with your favorite stylist, you might want to try this new beauty app. Beautified, a free new iPhone app, lets you book skin and hair treatments with high-end salons and spas well in advance of that last minute treatment. It’s currently only available for New Yorkers, but will roll out into other cities later this year. Check out for more info.


The Best of Beauty on the Web

Dior Homme FragranceThe Huffington Post reports that Robert Pattinson, aka Edward Cullen, has signed on to be the face of Dior Homme fragrance. Nicely done, Dior. We approve!


AnnaAnna Paquin’s sexy vampire look for the True Blood premiere gets rave reviews from E!’s Fashion Police. What’s not to love about the trendy, side swept hair and “to die for” makeup?


BestofBeauty_SLide03Lucy Hale adds “Pretty Little Ambassador” to her repertoire as the new official spokeswoman for Avon’s beauty boutique brand, mark.


Jennifer EdgyJennifer Aniston stuns the world with an edgy look. Glamour applauds her braided-back hairstyle and attributes it to a boost in self-confidence. We think the icon of classic style pulls off the “edgy look” just fine.


NailsIf you love this adorable twist on Summer nails as much as we do, check out for more creative nail inspiration.


Michelle PhanLove the idea of fake lashes but afraid to try them? Internet beauty tutorial sensation, Michelle Phan, gives advice on choosing the right “falsies” for your eye shape.


Dita Von TeeseDita Von Teese is no stranger to being the center of attention, and that’s a good thing, considering she literally stopped traffic at the #fragranceawards.


Beach Spray HairA special thank you to for this little gem. Beach sprays for every hair type—yes, please!


Nigel and TysonNigel Barker and Tyson Beckford…need we say more?


Benefit CosmeticsLooks like a rough day on the job for employees at Benefit Cosmetics. Is anyone else jealous? #MustBeNice

Sneak Peek! Coming up on Inside Beautiful

ep-8Wondering how beauty queens always look so flawless? Get insider secrets from reigning Miss California, Mabelynn Capeluj and our very own former Miss California, Tami Farrell.

Plus, tune in as our rockin’ reporter Erin Lucas breaks down this week’s buzzworthy beauty news, and stick around for Reba Buhr’s Makeup Shakeup segment with makeup artist to the stars, Desirae Cherman.

And don’t miss our Beauty Insider segment with Melissa Magsaysay and Tina Dizon on everything you need to know about hair extensions (at-home and from the salon).

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