It’s a New Year … Get Into the Nude

Going au natural is more popular than ever, and not just natural ingredients. Muted, natural looking colors can be seen throughout this very New Year from nude platform pumps to “greige” nails and everything in between. This new color palette boasts shades of tan, camel, cement, clay, stone and many other muted tones in between giving the traditional Roy G. Biv a run for its money.

For a simple take on the trend without totally committing to going “greige” try Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Lip Gloss in Juicy Beige. This silky lip gloss offers the treatment benefits of a lip balm plus sheer, shimmering light beige color. If you prefer a more matte looking lip try the Maifanshi Lipstick in Nude Beige.

Koh Gen Do’s Fresh Face Cheek Color in Caramel Bronze is another great product to help you get into the nude. The ultra-fine, natural powder provides just enough pigment for healthy looking bronzed skin—perfect for a winter pick-me-up or a summer sun-kissed glow.

Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Lip Gloss in Juicy Beige ……………..…. SRP $21

Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Lipstick in Nude Beige ………………….. SRP $35

Koh Gen Do Fresh Face Cheek Color in Caramel Bronze ……. SRP $38

Koh Gen Do products are available online at www.kohgendocosmetics or at Barneys New York and Beverly Hills.


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Rihanna Starts Making Scents!

Reb’l Fleur, Rihanna’s debut fragrance, will be available to the smelly public at large beginning Jan. 25.

The scent, incidentally, shares a name with a tattoo the pop superstar bears on her neck, though which came first is still up for debate.

As for the perfume, which came about thanks to a deal brokered by new manager Jay-Z, it’s being curiously described as “like heels with a short, flirty dress.” (The bottle itself is in the shape of a high heel.) So what does a short, flirty dress smell like? A fruity mix of red berries, plum, peach, coconut water, violet and Hawaiian hibiscus, in reflection of Rihanna’s tropical roots. Obviously.

Reb’l Fleur will first be available only at Macys (for $49 per pop of the pop star), going on to roll out internationally later this spring.

More at E!Online!


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Beauty Tips from Prevention Mag!

Don’t sacrifice your beauty because of cold weather! Bone-dry hands and chapped lips are all too frequent this time of year, but Prevention magazine has the solutions. Our editors developed three easy steps to follow in keeping hands smooth and ready to hold and found their favorite long-wear lipstick that will moisten your lips without drying them out.

And don’t forget about those eyes, especially when wanting to brighten up your dull looking skin during the winter months. Prevention has created a list of the season’s inventive new mascaras that will fulfill your lash fantasies.

HELPING HANDS

Step 1: Exfoliate – Slough with a gentle, oil-infused scrub like:
· Freeman Bare Hands Hand & Cuticle Renewal Scrub ($4; drugstores)

Step 2: Slather
· Aveda Hand Relief ($7.50; aveda.com)

Step 3: Wrap – Cotton gloves (or even plastic wrap) lock in moisture while body heat speeds treatment.

LUXURIOUS LIP COLOR FAVORITES

· L’Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour Compact ($12; drugstores),
· Jane Iredale Lip Fixation ($29; shop.janeiredale.com)
· Mark Gloss Gorgeous Stay-On Lip Stain ($9; meetmark.com) – a clever 2-in-1 formula.

MAGIC WANDS

1. Pump the Volume
· Maybelline New York One-by-One Mascara ($8; drugstores)

2. Fanned Out
· L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Explosion Mascara in Carbon Black ($9.50; drugstores).

3. Curly Cue
· Flirt! It Curl ($14; kohls.com)

4. No Running!
· CoverGirl LashBlast Volume in Waterproof ($8; drugstores).

5. Go Long
· Revlon CustomEyes Mascara ($9; drugstores)

GROW FOR IT!
OTC lash enhancers provide conditioning benefits to prevent breakage and slow the fallout rate. Try:
· RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum ($50; rapidlash.com), which claims to boost lash length 17% after 3 months
· Wet ‘n Wild Clinical Serum ($7; Walgreens)

FABULOUS FALSIES
Skip full lash strips and opt for shorter sections applied just to the outer corners. We like:
· Kre-at Beauty Half Lash Short ($15; kreatbeauty.com)

MASCARA MISDEMEANORS
Applying only at the tips.
· Start each stroke at the very roots of lashes says. If you coat the tips only, you won’t get as much length and you’ll weigh down the curl

Overdoing it on bottom lashes.
· You want to tint lower lashes, not add length or volume says Ahnert unnatural. Try:
o Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara ($10; clinique.com)

Leaving it on overnight.
· Sleeping in mascara causes lashes to dry out and break. Keep towelettes approved for the eye area, such as:
o Garnier The Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelettes ($6; drugstores)

Check out this and more great info at Prevention Magazines here.


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Amy Adams talks motherhood in InStyle: ‘I never felt more beautiful than when I was pregnant’

She previously insisted she is in no rush to lose her baby weight – but Amy Adams how now confessed that she felt at her most beautiful when she was pregnant.

The Oscar-nominated actress, who gave birth to her daughter Aviana eight months ago, told InStyle magazine that motherhood had changed her.

And she added that having a child had brought out her softer side, and made her more vulnerable.

‘I can’t say, ‘I don’t care,” she said of being a mother. ‘I can’t be tough. There’s no truth to it. I love her. I need her in my life. I can’t pretend otherwise.’

As well as the interview, the 36-year-old showed just how much weight she had lost in a series of stunning photographs, styled by the magazine’s senior fashion editor Natalie Hartley.

In the pictures, Amy poses in a series of fitted dresses and high heels, showing off an enviably slim figure.

But despite this, she confessed in the interview that she has yet to lose all of her baby weight – and also revealed how much she enjoyed the pregnancy.

‘I never felt more beautiful than when I was pregnant,’ Amy said. ‘Because it wasn’t about me.

‘The whole purpose of my body was no longer to fit into a sample size. It was to nurture another being. So I always felt great, no matter what I was wearing.’

Rest of the article plus three more pictures after the jump! More »


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