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Lauren Conrad Covers the November 2012 Issue of Allure

 

Conrad hasn’t been on a television show since The Hills ended in 2009, yet the obsessive interest in her love life continues. And to our surprise, she was willing to talk about it. She said that she’s endured her share of horrible blind dates, but the last one panned out. “I met my boyfriend on a setup,” she said of William Tell, a law student and former guitarist for the rock band Something Corporate. “I did not go with high hopes, though. What was nice about us is we both went in with preconceptions, but they were quickly broken.”

Conrad’s fans devour her advice on beauty, fashion—and etiquette. She told us about her dating rules (“No kiss on the first date. You can’t give it up right away!”), her taste in guys (“You don’t want a slob, but you don’t want a guy who’s constantly borrowing your tweezers”), and the problem with Los Angeles men (“The last year and a half, I was dating a lot, and it’s slim pickings”)

Conrad’s latest book, Lauren Conrad Beauty (HarperCollins), includes step-by-step hair and makeup lessons. “I didn’t want it to sound like a manual,” said Conrad. “I wanted it to sound like a friend or a big sister explaining it to you.”

When she was growing up, her first department-store makeup kit featured every color combination of eye shadow and only two shades of foundation “because [they thought] you’re either black or white. Do you know what I mean? It’s either really dark or you’re a mime,” Conrad said, laughing. “I always had a really white face, and I would match my eye shadow to my top every day, because I’d have, like, 50 colors to choose from.”

What makes someone beautiful, according to Conrad? “I think there’s something to be said about someone who is beautiful but isn’t aware of it,” she said. “There’s something really beautiful about being humble.” Conrad herself walks the line between confidence and humility. Her one attempt at taking a burlesque class didn’t end well. “I was terrible!” she said, blaming poor coordination. “I had a fedora, gloves that I would remove, and a boa. I thought it would raise my confidence, but it sort of destroyed it.”

Conrad credits her father, an architect, and mother for giving her a head for business. Her rule of thumb: “It’s OK to say no,” Conrad said. “I think people are smart and know when you’re doing something for money. I never really felt the need to do things simply for a paycheck.” Here, hairstylist Serge Normant and Allure creative director Paul Cavaco join Conrad on the set.

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Too Faced Helps you get Purr-fect Cat Eye for Halloween!

Too Faced Three-Way Lash Lining Tool

What It Is:
A triple-tip lash-emphasizing tool that fills in spaces between lashes, giving the natural impression of thicker, more luscious lashes. This innovative 3-in-1 design makes lash emphasizing dots, tight-lining and traditional lash-lining easy. Great for cat eyes!

 

 

More To Love:
Lash-Emphasizing Innovation: Dotting ultra-black liner BETWEEN lashes at the root gives an instantly thicker lash look, even without mascara.
3 Ways To Use 3 Way:
Lash-Emphasizing Dots: Unique triple tip easily stamps dots between lashes right at the lashline.
Tight Lining: Fine points make it easy to line inside of eye, or at the base of lashes for a more smoldering eye look.
Eye Lining: The 3 tips ensure a triple coating of the blackest carbon black formula and smoother, steadier application. Perfect for cat eyes!

*Vegan friendly

$22

Halloween Nail Art from Illamasqua

Illamasqua US Nail Art Ambassador Fleury Rose created three easy DIY nail art designs to get your talons ready for the most creative holiday there is. Featuring Illamasqua’s highly pigmented, long-wearing Nail Varnishes, these designs will have you counting down the days to October 31st one perfectly manicured finger at a time.

Evil Eye
Illamasqua products used: Nail Varnish in Scorn, Scorch and Serenity (top coat optional)
Tools needed- Dotting tool, tooth pick
1. After applying base coat, paint nails with two coats of Scorn black matte polish. Allow nails to dry for 3-5 minutes
2. Pour out a small amount of scorch onto tin foil. Dip the large end of a dotting tool into white polish and dot onto nail. Repeat step 3 times on each nail.
(Pro tip: if polish gets stringy, pour a fresh puddle of Scorn onto foil and continue process.) Allow white dots to dry 3-5 minutes.
3. Pour a small puddle of Serenity onto foil. With the small end of a dotting tool dip into rubber blue polish and dot in the very center of each white circle. Repeat on each nail. Allow to dry 3-5 minutes
4. Dip the point of a tooth pick into Scorn and gently dot a tiny black point into the center of each eye.
5. After drying add optional top coat for a shiny finish, or stay matte.

Vampire’s Kiss
Illamasqua products used: Nail Varnish in Aorta and Boosh, Precision ink in Scribe
Tools needed- small brush
1. After applying Base coat, paint nails with two coats of Aorta and let dry 3-5 minutes
2. Dip small brush in Boosh, and paint a tiny triangle at the top of the nail. This will create the bow of the lips.
3. Next, paint an oval shape in the center of the red nail to create the opening of the mouth.
4. Allow to dry for 5 minutes (Pro tip: Allowing polish to dry before drawing on nail is very important, or you may smudge the whole thing and ruin your design!)
5. Draw on fangs and lip highlight with Precision ink in Scribe. Precision ink can be layered over its-self to create desired opacity of white.
6. Allow precision ink to dry 3-5 minutes and apply Top Coat.

Witching Hour
Illamasqua products used: Nail Varnish in Phallic, DWS, Scorch and Blow
Tools needed- Small brush, disposable makeup sponge
1. After applying Base Coat, Apply one thick coat of Phallic. (Pro tip: Do not worry about getting this layer completely even, it will add dimension to the sky we are creating!)
2. Allow this layer to dry 3-5 minutes. Dip the small brush in Blow and create a tiny crescent moon. Next dot on very tiny stars with the tip of the brush.
3. Allow to dry at least 5 minutes.
4. Pour out a small puddle of Scorch, then a small puddle of DWS next to it so they are touching.
5. Dip the corner of your makeup sponge into the polish so you get a little of each color on the sponge. Gently dab on clouds.
6. Allow to dry 3-5 minutes, and apply Top Coat.


Newest Trend: Face Lace?

Would you wear it?

Forget chalked hair and facial glitter, this season is all about face lace, the beauty trend thought up by a celebrity make-up artist that has worked with eccentric stars Annie Lennox, David Bowie and Steve Strange.

Loved by adventurous beauty gurus, face lace gives you the wearer instant amazing make-up effects without the professional time and expense.
The quirky ready-to-wear make-up designs are a girl-on-the-go’s beauty dream, with fifteen intricate designs that can be applied in under a minute and are re-usable.

Face Lace is the hot new beauty trend on every girl’s wish-list. Thanks to Phyliss Cohen we don’t all need to be an amazing make-up artist drawing intricate freehand designs on our faces. Face Lace is the brain child of make-up wizard Phyllis Cohen, an artist famous for her intricate designs and staggeringly bold fashion feats (not to mention her A-list clientele).

She said: ‘Face lace is the magic answer to so many people’s plea of “I wish I could do make-up like you”…Now anyone can create artistic make-up effects like a pro.’

The elaborate lace is perfect for a party or a themed look, Phyllis’s work dates back to the 80’s working for Zandra Rhodes fashion show crafting make-up appliqués out of latex, fabric, beads and rhinestones; it was here that the inspiration for Face Lace evolved.

Today, the range of laces includes ornate masks that simply adhere to the skin, eye laces that flatter the eye with graceful lines or elaborate silhouettes as well as mehndoodles, which can be placed wherever you choose, and playsheets of small patterns which allow you easily to invent your own Face Lace designs.

The Face Lace collection is available online from www.face-lace.com and is priced from £13.95 – £19.95.

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