Beauty Lab: Target’s done it again. This time the trendy store chain has collaborated with luxury beauty boutique Cos Bar to launch a limited edition beauty line. If you are not familiar with Cos Bar, it’s an upscale beauty boutique with 12 locations nationwide that started in Aspen Colorado. All products featured at Target are under $20 and range from body scrubs and lotions in orange citrus, blueberry white tea, cucumber melon to leopard print accessories and false eyelashes. Orange citrus was our favored scent of the three along with the cute leopard print nail files and toesies!
In Wes Anderson’s charming new movie, Moonrise Kingdom, the clear star of the film is Kara Hayward. As Suzy, just a young girl, but exudes so much cool, it’s kind of unfair. Set back in the ’60s, her makeup is super cute and noticed she wears blue eyeshadow in most of the shots. With so much neutral palettes popping up, thought it would be nice to wear blue eyeshadow again once in a while. Here’s a look inspired by Suzy.
Make Up For Ever in Pearly Turquoise Blue 150 / Benefit They’re Real Mascara / Urban Decay 24/7 Black Eyeliner / Make Up For Ever false eyelashes / Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss
All available at Sephora.com, except for Maybelline available at Ulta.com and drugstores
Candy Colored Locks: Bold hair color streaks without the commitment. Kevin Murphy Color Bug comes in 3 shades (pink, orange, & purple). It’s best applied to dry hair with a little bit of hair product. Works well on all hair colors and since it’s water-soluble it washes out easily. Best part is you control the level of intensity. Pop of Color put on pieces color strips are made of 100% human hair so they can be straightened or curled with thermal styling tools. They come in several different shades amethyst, blue, gold, pink, purple, red, black, teal, and light purple. They are fast, easy, and there is no mess to clean up. Kryolan color spray comes in a wide selection of vivid colors and can be very easily removed with shampoo and warm water. Can be used on natural or synthetic hair. If you are worried about color residue or want to control the color better we suggest buying extensions that match your hair color and apply the Kryolan color spray to the extensions to customize your look.
It’s no news that the dominant lipstick color on the red carpet of last week’s MET Ball in New York was a dark deep wine color. Literally, almost everyone was rocking the dark lips. From Kate Bosworth, Camilla Belle, to Lana Del Rey. Here are some gorgeous shades we chose for you to try. Yes, dark lips are bold, but they are also very classic and glamorous. Also, it’s not just for the red carpet. We found this makeup tutorial from TopShop, and we love how casual and cool this looks. Try it for a night out!
Color Meet Lips Beauty Lab: Need a little pick me up? Treat yourself to a vibrant new lip color in pastel or neon from Ka’oir Cosmetics. How to wear it: pair with barely there skintone neutral matte or shimmer eye color, keep your eyeliner lines thin, don’t skimp on mascara, but do skip the gloss, trust us you don’t need it with these lips colors. 1.) neon pink, 2.) love u, 3.) pool party, 4.) mistress, 5. ) nudity , 6.) capricorn, 7.) ohhlala, 8.) babybleu, 9.) racquel, 10.) wifey
The hot trend for Spring is to wear multi-color nail polish. As seen on all the major fashion editors at fashion week, this is a super easy trend that anyone can wear. To make it even easier for you, most nail polish brands are coming out with mini size color palette packages. This means you don’t have to buy a full size of each different color. Also, they do the work for you by creating complimentary color combos. If you’re young, you can try to the full on rainbow effect. If you want a more subtle approach, try just using two colors, alternated. Or if bright colors are not your thing, try sticking to a gradient shade of a single color. So chic!
Sephora by OPI, nails Inc, The New Black – available at sephora.com; Essie – available at Ulta.com
Beauty That Last: No need to worry about if your gloss needs reapplying or your shadow has creased because we found these new extended wear products to help you stay gorgeous longer. 1.) Maybelline color tattoo 24hr cream eye gel, 2.) Ciate Paint Pots long-lasting full coverage nail enamel, 3.) Maybelline superstay 10hr stain gloss, 4.) Rimmel kate moss lasting finish lipstick, 5.) Secret outlast 48hr protection, 6.) Tarte amazonian clay 12hour protection, 7.) Benefit b.right total moisture facial cream
Beauty Lab: 6 head to toe budget savvy beauty finds. 1.) Boscia super-cool de-puffing eye balm, 2.) eos lip balm summer fruit & tangerine, 3.) Biotherm aquasource nuit (night face moisturizer & smoother), 4.) L’occitane almond shaping delight (sculpting body butter), 5.) Olay smooth finish facial hair removal duo, 6.) Sally Hansen vita surge strength gel & growth gel.
If there’s one thing you shouldn’t forget to take to Coachella, it’s sun protection. It’s the dessert. It’s a 3-day outdoor festival. You must protect your skin from the sun. Now, there’s so many great options to choose from.
For the body: Look for a brand you’ve normally used before. Even if it’s just sunblock, your skin may react differently to some products. If you have sensitive skin, look for a sunblock specifically to suit your needs. Neutrogena, Aveeno, Banana Boat (available at drugstore.com)
For the face: We highly recommend looking for a separate sunblock for your delicate face. Clinique (available at most department stores), Neutrogena (drugstore.com), Lancome (at most department stores)
For the lips: Don’t forget your lips! Most lip balms and chapsticks come with SPF now, just make sure to double check the label to see that it does. Maybelline, Nivea (drugstore.com)
After the sun: After all that sweating and reapplying sunblock creams, you’re going to want to wipe that clean before you go to bed. Try a cooling body wash like Organix Tea tree Peppermint. Clean your face with a refreshing facial towelette from Yes To Cucumbers. (drugstore.com)
On the go: You’re at an all day festival for days. You’re going to want to pack light. To reapply throughout the day, we recommend a portable sun block stick. It’s small and convenient to apply. Banana Boat, Clinique (drugstore.com, Nordstrom.com)
Work the Trend Beauty Lab: Now that spring is finally here it’s time to test out this season’s Pantone color of the year tangerine tango. We love the idea soft & bold tangerine hues for make-up because it instantly warms the skin tone. You can wear a sweep of it across the lid or mix pre-choosen eyeshadow color combos like, Dolce & Gabbanna eyeshadow quad in cocoa. Sweep the neutral color across the lid, the warm peach tone in the crease, & highlighter on the brow line. For added drama add a touch of deep mauve on the outer lid extending slightly up to crease and blend blend blend. See our picks below for some of the most-wearable shades of tangerine for eyes, lips, nails, & cheeks.
Eyes: 1.) Dolce & Gabbanna smooth eye & color quad cocoa, 5.) Chanel les ombres quadra eyeshadow eclosion, 9.) Mac call me bubbles eyeshadow quad
Blush: 2.) Chanel ombre essentielle eyeshadow tigerlily, 4.) Shu Uemura creamy dome blush peach
Lips: 3.) Laura Mercier gel lip clementine, 7.) Nars lipgloss babe
Nails: 6.) OPI atomic orange, 8.) Orly orange punch