Taylor Swift Once Used a _____ as Eyeliner

By Lindsay Schallon on
(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images North America) As the face of CoverGirl and pretty much the unofficial spokesmodel for the crimson pout/cat eyeliner combo, (see here, here and here) it's pretty safe to say that Taylor Swift might feel a bit of pressure to always look easy, breezy, and beautiful. But we're shocked by this crazy beauty "product" she admitted to using as eyeliner in a recent interview with Refinery29. Are you ready for this? OK, here it goes—a Sharpie! Yes, TayTay once...Read Full Story

Urban Decay Won't Sell in China Because of the Country's Animal Testing Requirements

By Danica Lo on
Cosmetics brand Urban Decay has always prided itself on being a PETA- and The Leaping Bunny-certified cruelty-free company—they don't test their finished products on animals, they don't allow others to test their products on animals, and none of their raw materials are tested on animals.So, for Urban Decay devotees who care very deeply about animal testing, it was a shock earlier this year when the company announced it was planning on selling its products in China—a country where law requires...Read Full Story

Watch: Betty Boop and Daria Werbowy Star in Lancome's New Mascara Campaign

By Danica Lo on
(via YouTube)Is this the cutest beauty campaign of the season? Check out supermodel Daria Werbowy—who's starred in campaigns for brands such as Balmain, Celine, and David Yurman—and the legendary Betty Boop in the newest Lancome mascara commercial. Oh Betty, we've missed you so!Read Full Story

Watch: Nina Dobrev & Nick Braun Rap About SPF

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(YouTube) Nina Dobrev and The Perks of Being a Wallflower co-star Nick Braun.Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev and her The Perks of Being a Wallflower co-star Nick Braun have teamed up to create some high-minded summer entertainment—this adorable rap video about (wait for it) SPF!Dubbing it "Lotion Music," the duo vamp in front of the camera, rhyming and waving their arms around, doing their best 80s-rapper impressions.Also included in the video: A fun fact! Nina is Bulgarian. Here is Bulgaria...Read Full Story

The Last Three Nude Nail Polishes You'll Ever Need To Buy

By Lindsay Schallon on
(From left: Essie Nail Polish, Butter LONDON, Deborah Lippmann)We don't know about you, but after all the sparkles, neons and red, white and blue hues from the past week, our nails are in serious need of a color detox. But as we all know, sometimes the simplest things (like the perfect natural-looking polish, ahem) are the hardest to find. Fret not, though. We've got your back (or rather your hands) and helped round up the last three nude polishes you'll ever need to buy. So without further...Read Full Story

Hairstyles and Beauty Ideas to Consider - Inspired by Fall 2012 Haute Couture Fashion Week

By Tanya Leigh Washington on
Karlie Kloss' Braided Updo for Elie Saab Couture Fall 2012 (Imax Tree) Note: All photos in article from Imax Tree.It's not just the extravagant gowns that inspire us, runway hair and beauty always makes us take note. We picked out the best looks from Fall 2012 Couture Week to give you the hautest summer hair and makeup ideas to try.Versace's uber-sexy leather-filled show featured soft '60s waves with deep side-parts. Get the look with large hot rollers, a shine-enhancing heat protection spray...Read Full Story

Beauty PSA of the Day: The Hannah Montana Fragrance Also Repels Raccoons

By Danica Lo on
The look on the raccoon's face says it all.Well, here's one good thing about tween dream Hannah Montana's fruity signature fragrance: it repels raccoons!Yup, it's true. When applied liberally, the Disney perfume, which launched in 2009 and contains notes of peach, jasmine, orange, and honeysuckle, makes raccoons not want to bite you.How do we know? This video—made by a shirtless older man with a really long beard (to be fair, not the usual Hannah Montana fragrance demographic)—clearly...Read Full Story

BaByLiss Waving Wand Finally Available in the US as the Conair CD126X

By Danica Lo on
(Via pixi2woo)American fans of DIY hair videos rejoice! If you, like me, have long been obsessed with the BaByLiss Waving Wand—used in videos by top beauty vloggers like pixi2woo—but have been frustrated because it's only available in the UK, well, good news: it's finally arrived in the United States!The BaByLiss Waving Wand is a clamp-free curling iron that's achieved some seriously major internet notoriety over the years. Beauty vloggers can't seem to live without it because of the natural...Read Full Story

Nail Obsession of the Day: Sally Hansen's Gem Crush, Magnetic, and Salon Manicure Polishes

By Danica Lo on
Remember back in the day when nail polish trends could be easily summed up in one or two phrases every season—like, "This season, it's all about candy red" or "Reverse French is all over the runway" or "Black is the new neutral."Well, those days are long gone—now, it seems every month sees a brand new product launch and a super-hot must-have new nail color. Check out the latest releases from the folks at Sally Hansen. There's the ultra-sparkly (with great coverage!) Gem Crush collection in...Read Full Story

Nars and Rodarte Collaborate with the LA Philharmonic on Don Giovanni

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(Photos courtesy NARS)A couple of months ago, the folks at Nars teamed up with the Rodarte sisters to style the Los Angeles Philharmonic's production of Mozart's Don Giovanni.Direct from the mind of makeup director James Kaliardos, here is what they came up with. Are you dying of gorgeousness yet? Because I'm dying.Here's a castmember with Laura Mulleavy, of Rodarte:Love this black-eyed lavender look:Here it is, onstage:Are you a fan of Nars Cosmetics and Rodarte? Tell us what you think about...Read Full Story