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Rachel McAdams looks stunning on the cover of InStyle!

I love Rachel McAdams. I first fell in love with her when she starred opposite Ryan Gosling in The Notebook. She went on to star in some of my favorite films, Wedding Crashers, The Family Stone, State of Play, The Time Traveler’s Wife and Sherlock Holmes to name a few. I can’t wait to see her new film, Morning Glory, opposite Harrison Ford.

How does the 32-year-old Canadian stay so beautiful? Well, here are some of her secrets!

According to Beauty Assist, Rachel drinks maple syrup to help her keep thin. It also helps that she runs around when she’s hyper to burn off calories.

According to Glamour, for her appearance at the Comic Con International convention, makeup artist Troy Jensen combined two colors from the brand for a beautiful red-fuchsia shade: Palladium and Limelight. The Palladium shade has a maroon and fuchsia hue. The Limelight has a slight mixture of red, pink and coral. The combination proved to be a hit with the crowd.

Rachel McAdams wowed her fans by looking beautiful as ever at the Comic Con International convention. For stunning eyes that pop like Rachel’s, try blending a white highlighter on your entire eyelid. Then shade the crease of your eyelid using a sand colored eye shadow. Finish it off by curling and coating your eyelashes with black mascara. Be sure to visit his blog for a detailed entry on all his beauty tricks he used for Rachel during the convention, including a description of how he created her glowing complexion.

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How to create the perfect smoky eye makeup for blue eyes!

I have blue eyes, and I’m always obsessed with how to achieve the perfect smoky eye look, without looking too dark. This video does the trick!

Here are tips for brown eyes and green eyes also!

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Need a Halloween costume idea? How about going as Jared Leto!

Watch this amazing video of a woman who transforms herself into Jared Leto using some pretty impressive makeup tricks!

With the help of lots of black liner, this beautiful woman transformers herself into rocker/actor Jared Leto! The finished product is an almost exact replica!


3 Hair Color Tips You’ve Never Heard Before (From Jen Aniston’s Guy!)

“What’s your dream color?” is the first thing hair colorist Michael Canale says when you sit down in his chair, whether it’s in his namesake salon in Beverly Hills or Malibu (where he’s partnered with hairstylist Chris McMillan). In this cutthroat industry, there are celebrity colorists, and then there’s Michael. He’s THE guy that gives Jennifer Aniston her signature sun-kiss and that makes him the most sought-after colorist, not only in Hollywood, but also IN THE COUNTRY (and also explains why he travels to San Diego, New York City, and Washington, D.C. every month to see clients).

Here, Michael Canale shares his tips on how to get the best color and make it last:

1. Clean before you color

If you’re coloring your hair, Canale suggests going to the salon with clean, dry hair. Dirt, oil, and product all obscure light reflection and you want your colorist to see exactly what he or she is dealing with before she starts your dye job.

2. Pre-style before you go to the salon

For the most flattering highlights, part your hair and style it as you normally would. If you usually straighten your hair, don’t wear it wavy the day you go to the salon, because the highlighting technique is different depending on your finished look, explains Canale. The hair part is especially important because the colorist needs to know where to focus your highlights for the most natural effect (like Aniston’s golden halo).

3. Hot water causes fading

Heat opens up the cuticle (the outer layer of your hair) where the color pigment molecules are. If you’re a brunette, this is probably why you start seeing orange, according to Canale. Once the cuticle is open, it’s easier for the pigment to fall out and when brown fades, it tends to go brassy (which is why it looks orange). To preserve your color’s richness, wash hair in warm, not hot, water.

Not an Aniston fan? Supermodels Heidi Klum and Carolyn Murphy are also Canale clients.

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