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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.

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).

Catch all this and more, every week on Inside Beautiful!

Treat Your Hair Like You Treat Your Skin!

HairCareBlogWe put our hair through a lot. We brush, tie, knot, crimp, curl, straighten, braid, dye, and yank it in every direction. And let’s not forget the damage done to our tresses by UVA and UVB rays. It’s no wonder that the texture changes and our hair thins as we get older.

Currently trending in Europe and Asia, women are turning to skincare-like hair treatments on the market to pamper their hair and make it look healthy and beautiful. And truthfully, the scalp should be considered part of our skincare regimen: it suffers similar signs of aging, including hyperpigmentation, dryness and inflammation.

Anti-aging ingredients, such as amino acids (like arginine and alpha-lipoic acid), fatty acids (ceramides), vitamins (pro-vitamin B5 and E) and peptides, can help ensure healthier hair by fighting free radicals, decreasing inflammation, and moisturizing skin – all of which stimulate hair growth. But you can do more than just look for shampoos and conditioners containing these actives.  More and more, masks, oils, and serums offer distinctive and essential benefits to keep your scalp healthy and your hair beautiful.

Masks work particularly well because they are left on the scalp for extended periods of time and help restore hair, while imparting shine and lasting conditioning for more manageable, shiny hair.

Hair serums are also important, as they offer super-concentrated actives that treat the scalp and hair follicle, providing protective, corrective, and anti-aging benefits.

Oils (specifically stimulating ones like sage, rosemary, and eucalyptus) increase circulation and balance the pH levels of the scalp. And products with a base of coconut oil are great because, unlike mineral oil, they penetrate the hair shaft, and reduce damage.

But perhaps one of the most important things, and something we should think about more often, is protecting our hair and scalp from UVA/UVB rays. Look for products containing broad-spectrum SPF, and apply them before exposing your hair to sun, salt, or chlorinated water. Broad-spectrum SPF is an essential summer staple that will protect your scalp and hair, as well as your skin, against thermal aggressions.

Treating your scalp and hair with more innovative and powerful hair care products will ensure improved hair with better vitality. Even if it takes a little extra time, your amazing, beautiful, healthy hair is worth it!

Some great products to try:

• Peter Thomas Roth’s Hair To Die For serum, which is touted as a powerful, revolutionary skincare-inspired formula that promotes stronger, denser, thicker, fuller and more luscious looking hair.

• Kérastase Initialiste, a skincare-inspired super serum that acts on the four attributes of total hair beauty: strength, shine, softness and substance.

• Kérastase Resistance Masque Force Architecte, which is said to intensely replenish while rebuilding structure of hair fiber. Smoothes, heals and protects hair, helps prevent breakage and split ends.

• Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil, a luxuriously light oil that absorbs instantly to restore hair to its prime. Infused with a rich blend of jasmine, edelweiss flower, lychee, sandalwood, cassis, bergamot and argan extracts, this oil penetrates the hair to deeply condition, strengthen and smooth,imparting intense nourishment and incredible shine.

• Ojon Damage Reverse Restorative Hair Treatment Plus, which restores vibrant health to even the most deeply damaged hair. Plus, it helps increase hair’s strength, protecting it against breakage.

• Ojon Rare Blend Oil Total Hair Therapy, a multi-tasking wonder that protects, nourishes, repairs and transforms dull, dry or damaged hair to vibrant health. Instantly, hair looks glossier and shinier and feels softer, silkier, and more luxurious.   We put our hair through a lot.  We brush, tie, knot, crimp, curl, straighten, braid, dye, and yank it in every direction.  And let’s not forget the damage done to our tresses by UVA and UVB rays.  It’s no wonder that the texture changes and our hair thins as we get older!