Lucy Hale Shares the Secret to Her Beautiful Brows

September 17, 2014 | Heather

On Pretty Little Liars, Lucy Hale plays Aria Montgomery, a high schooler who’s loyal to her friends, into older men, and constantly surrounded by drama. In real life, she’s really nice, has great eyebrows, and likes to sing (her country album, Road Between, was released in June). Hale took a break from her recent photo shoot for Mark Beauty’s spring 2015 campaign to answer our questions about her brows—among other things.

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Hale on the set of the photo shoot with makeup artist Jamie Greenberg

What products do you love from the new Mark collection? “There’s one that’s been around for a while called Touch & Glow, and they’re coming out with a coral version, which is really exciting. From the fall collection, I really love the eye palette called I Dream of Glam. It has 16 different colors—a bunch of neutrals and also some fun colors to try.”

What’s your everyday beauty routine? “If I’m not working, I tend to let my skin breathe because I’m always wearing makeup, and I have really sensitive skin. I have a cleanser and moisturizer from my dermatologist that I use, and sometimes I put on retinol. I exfoliate three times a week and get facials a couple of times a month.”

OK, how do you get your brows looking so good? “People are always surprised when I say I do my eyebrows myself. As a kid, I hated my eyebrows, but now I love them. I just pluck them myself, and over the past five or ten years, I’ve been able to get the right shape for my face.”

What about Pretty Little Liars—any beauty tips you’ve learned from the set? “How to apply fake eyelashes. We go through dozens and dozens of them! And I’ve learned to always put eyeliner on my waterline. I have really big eyes, and I’ve found that that really helps them pop more.”

Source: Stephanie Saltzman for Allure

A Hint Of Vintage Featuring Lauren Conrad

September 16, 2014 | Heather

(photo: angela+ithyle/thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess)

Let’s start at the very beginning. I’ve heard it’s a very good place to start. This is just a hint of vintage, and not full on Rita Hayworth (although we will get there). This is one of my favorite looks that you can wear anywhere without feeling over-done or too literal. It flirts with old school 1940′s glamour but doesn’t feel costume-y. Lauren sometimes pairs this with something simple because it instantly redefines your entire look.

TOOLS:

-1″ barrell curling iron

- large setting clips

-flat/paddle brush-light

-medium hold hairspray

INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Find your side part. Either side will do.

2, 3, 4 & 5) You’re going to curl ALL of your hair inward toward your face (as Lauren does above) and clip the curls in place with large setting clips. Mist all over with a light-medium holding hairspray. Let them cool while you put on your makeup. Multi-Tasking!! Give it atleast 15 minutes to cool and set.

6) Gently pull the clips out and let your hair fall.

7) Using a flat or paddle brush, brush hair back and away from your face and then let it spring back. The wave pattern will automatically start to appear. Keep brushing gently until it shows up. We like to help it along by molding the waves where you want them by hand and then adding one more veil of hairspray.

XO Kristin

It’s Here! Altuzarra For Target

September 14, 2014 | Heather

Since Target revealed in May that Joseph Altuzarra would be the next designer to create a capsule collection for the mass retailer, we’ve been keeping our ears to the ground for a sneak peek at the line. And it’s finally here! The New York Times got the scoop, paying a visit to the Paris-born designer’s studio to see some of the designs.

The lucky people at New York Times got a rifle through Joseph Altuzarra‘s debut collaboration with Target and judging from the pictures, we’re very excited. The moodboard shows scraps of sequinned and sheer fabrics, with peasant-style print and embroidery and a dash of jade-green snakeskin. Also tassels and folk-style full skirts and peasant blouses.

For those worried about the quality and finish of the products, don’t be. NYT claims the designer is a stickler for detail. ‘He asked for and got refinements, including fabric-covered buttons, French seaming in the garment’s underside as well as strategically placed darts, and the elaborately asymmetrical construction that would give his skirts their swing.’

The line is NOW available to buy at Target stores, Target.com, and Net-a-Porter! ​Scroll down to get a look at the line!

PHOTOS: Jennifer S. Altman/The New York Times

Sarah Jessica Parker Steals The Show In Bright Blue Trench

September 12, 2014 | Heather

Get Sarah Jessica Parker’s Look:  Coat //  Pumps // Sunglasses

Sarah Jessica Parker was unmistakable as she arrived at Thursday’s Calvin Klein Collection Runway Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week wearing an electric Calvin Klein Collection patent blue coat.

Victoria’s Secret Model Lily Aldridge’s Perfect Smoky Eyes

September 12, 2014 | Heather

What eye makeup do you wear to Fashion Rocks when you’re a Victoria’s Secret model? Very sexy eye makeup, obviously. But Lily Aldridge really took sexy to the next level with these smoky eyes, don’t you think?

Celebrity makeup artist Robert Sesnek worked with Lily Aldridge to create her look for Fashion Rocks 2014.

He began by prepping Lily’s skin with Creme de La Mer before applying Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 6.5-7.5 and 10 around the hairline.

Armani Fluid Sheer 5 was applied on her cheeks and Laura Mercier Translucent Powder to set, while also appling a bit of Chanel Les Beiges Number 6 around the hairline. He filled in the brows using Laura Mercier Brow Powder in Dark Brown.

To create the smokey eye, he used Laura Mercier Smokey Eye Palette in Grey/Black, Laura Mercier Pencil in Stormy Grey, and M.A.C. Smolder in the waterline/rim. He then applied L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black on her lashes and added some extra Velour Lashes in Strike a Pose.

To finish off, he lightly dusted YSL Poudre Sur Mesure in Sand on the t-zone and applied Tom Ford Lipstick in Adobe Smoke on the lips.

Creme de La Mer
Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 6.5-7.5 and 10
Armani Fluid Sheer 5
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
Chanel Les Beiges Number 6
Laura Mercier Brow Powder in Dark Brown
Laura Mercier Smokey Eye Palette in Grey/Black
Laura Mercier Pencil in Stormy Grey
M.A.C. Smolder
L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
YSL Poudre Sur Mesure in Sand
Tom Ford Lipstick in Adobe Smoke

Fall Fashion: Outfit Idea For Fall’s Cooler Days

September 12, 2014 | Heather


Jacket: T by Alexander Wang / T-shirt: T by Alexander Wang / Tank: All Saints / Leather Pants: Saint Laurent / Sneakers: Isabel Marant / Beanie: Halogen / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban / Purse: Celine

 

Best Blogger Fashion: Why to Invest in a Handbag?

September 8, 2014 | Heather

Bag // Ro & De Tank // H by Bordeaux Cocoon Cardigan (size small – also bought grey color) // Distressed Denim // Black Suede Booties // Photos by JessaKae

“While I always appreciate on-trend, bargain pieces, the shelf life for some of these pieces usually doesn’t last beyond a few seasons, so it’s important to have a mix of both. Mixing a high end piece with a low end makes the cheaper items look more expensive. The key is picking investment pieces you can wear over and over.
Today’s focus is on investment handbags. I can remember like it was yesterday the day I purchased my first Celine. The anticipation is almost as vivid as the memory of its arrival. I had saved up for my first big purchase so when I finally had my hands on it, I couldn’t put it down. I used it so often that some of my readers even teased me for wearing it too much. (You know you who you are! :) I will always love that bag – not just because it was beautiful, but also because I had saved up and earned it.” ~ Christine Andrew @hellofashblog

Outfit Inspiration: Olivia Palermo

September 8, 2014 | Heather

Get Olivia’s Look: Leopard Print Shorts // Cream Blouse // Olivia’s Bag // Olivia’s Necklace //   Olivia’s Favorite Red Nail Polish // Olivia’s Shoes

One of my favorite people to draw outfit inspiration from is the lovely Olivia Palermo. She has an enviable sense of style and is frequently featured on all the fashion blogs. The well-dressed socialite mixes feminine classics with contemporary cuts, often pairing vintage dresses with color-blocked blazers. Her key to success is simplicity. She always dresses effortlessly chic and trendy. I had to steal the above for myself (and you, too). Starting with a great pair of leopard shorts, build this look with a sleeveless cream cami and leopard sandals. Next, add ultra chic accessories like an wrist full of gold bangles, statement necklace and an oh-so-chic slouchy bag. Leave your locks loose and flowing and add a classic set of red nails to polish off your Olivia Palermo style.

Celebrity Style Steal: Kate Mara’s $110 Topshop Dress

September 8, 2014 | Heather

(On Kate: Topshop Dress)

Kate Mara and her longtime boyfriend Max Minghella recently split, but at least she’s not letting the breakup impede her style. The “House of Cards” actress was snapped while strolling with a friend in New York wearing a seriously cute Topshop dress.

The dress—army green with flowers and modest side cutouts—is brand-new (full disclosure: We may or may not have tried it on while browsing at Topshop recently!) and it’s clocks in at a relatively affordable $110.

If you think you can’t wear a floral minidress into fall, think again: This number will look cool as hell with a pair of ankle boots and a leather moto jacket. It’ll even work in winter with a pair of black opaque tights and a slim black turtleneck layered underneath.

~Perrie Samotin