Yahoo Lifestyle has got you covered with editor-approved products to help you really turn up your glow like a royal.
Makeup artist Hung Vanngo used standout products from upcoming Marc Jacobs collections on Gomez for the Met Gala. However, there's no need to wait to re-create her glow on the red carpet.
Glossier has an answer to your dull-skin woes: an $18 cream-gel blush in four universal shades, served up in paint-like tubes.
The rule of thumb is to wear a shadow color that is opposite your eye color: People with green eyes are told to wear pink and red to make their eyes pop. But the look isn’t for everybody.
Some people are obsessed with packaging, but I firmly believe it’s what’s inside that counts. The new spring makeup palettes are no exception — just try popping them open without oohing and aahing. From exquisite ribbon blush to pearl illuminator to floral shadow quads, it’s easy to fall in love with the intricate designs etched in the latest batch of makeup compacts. Not so simple: bringing yourself to use them.
VIOLET GREY brand ambassador Kira Nasrat re-creates Winona Ryder’s fresh-faced beauty look from the 1994 Golden Globes. Written By JESS BASSER SANDERS
By Kathleen Hou Beauty editors and makeup artists often say blush is the stiletto of beauty products — it makes everyone look good. When applied correctly, blush can instantly make you look fresher, more vibrant, and just plain better. I was an unbeliever until the celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo offered a demonstration. For this next series of GIFs, the CK One Cosmetics global color ambassador, who’s worked with nearly every Victoria’s Secret angel (among other famous faces), demonstrates how to apply cream blush correctly.
Gucci Westman how on to use lipstick as blush at New York Fashion Week. Each day of New York Fashion Week the Yahoo Beauty editors will be sharing one life-changing beauty tip from the makeup artists, hair stylists, nail artists, and models we meet backstage. Self-Portrait is a relatively unknown label — though it has been worn by Kristen Stewart, Rachel McAdams, and Kerry Washington already — but still Malaysian designer Han Chong booked one of the very best makeup artists in the biz for his New York Fashion Week debut: Gucci Westman. For the lace-heavy New York City–inspired collection, the longtime NYFW staple created a look that centered around skin that was “super fresh and luminous,” along with an “edgy, tough sort of look that would stand out because the [models] have this giant fringe that covers one eye,” says Westman. “Only one eye shows so you have to make it be something, so I wanted to do this combination of cream shadow that’s a beautiful khaki metallic green and black — it had to have a graphic element.” The look by Gucci Westman at the Self-Portrait presentation.
Finding the right shade of blush is pretty simple. The key is to go with a blush that matches the color your cheek naturally turns when you pinch it. It’s usually a shade of pink to peach depending on your skin tone. If you have alabaster or porcelain skin, you will look best in a pale pastel pink shade with cool tones. For skin that eventually tans by the end of the summer, go with a pink that is a bit dustier. For skin that tans easily, and rarely burns, go tawnier pink that has some brown tones in it. ...
Lit-from-within skin and subtly flushed cheeks is a universally flattering, easily attainable look that’s seen everywhere from the runway to IRL.
Nude makeup may be dominating the runways and the red carpet, but Peter Philips, the new creative and image director of Dior makeup, is making a strong case for bright colors this spring.
Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, and Cate Blanchette at the Academy Awards (Getty Images). More than a few actresses at the Academy Awards on Sunday night went with subtle, soft, nude makeup to accentuate their features on the red carpet. This look is all about bright and radiant skin. Makeup artist Carola Gonzalez perfected Kerry Washington’s skin using Marc Jacobs’ Beauty Genius Oil Free Foundation in Cocoa Light ($48) and applied Washington’s signature Neutrogena Healthy Custom Glow Blush & Bronzer in Raisin Glow ($12) to cheeks.
Pressed for time? Don’t fret. Read VIOLET GREY’s guide to polished makeup and a voluminous ponytail in the blink of an eye. Written by Lexy Lebsack Bad manners includes tardiness, but there are certain moments when being five, 10 minutes late allows for just the right build up of anticipation.
Marsala, a gorgeous terracotta red shade, has been named the official color of the year by the biggest experts in the field. You may not have heard of Pantone, but the color authorities have been used as an industry resource for decades. They’ve also worked with Sephora to create some stunning new makeup to bring the shade to your lips, lids, and cheeks. While there may only be so many ways you can wear radiant orchid or tangerine tango, the new marsala collection, launching in Sephora and on Sephora.com on December 26, is by far the most wearable collaboration.
Finding your perfect blush color is no easy task—it ranks right up there with false lash application and mastering the messy bun on the difficulty scale. Thankfully, we can look to our favorite celebs with similar skin tones to guide us towards an ideal cheek shade. Let Kerry Washington, Olivia Munn, and Jennifer Lawrence help steer you in the right direction by reading up on their signature hues. Related: 9 Celeb Inspired Holiday Updo
From creative product names to revolutionary formulas, these are the cosmetics that have established themselves as must-haves and truly deliver on their promises. Nars Orgasm Blush ($30) The name may have made us blush naturally, but the product is great at faking it. Urban Decay Naked Palette ($54) Adored by makeup artists and product junkies alike, this palette contains a dozen ultra-wearable eye shadows so you’ll never have one shade used up while the others collect dust. Lancome Definicils Mascara ($28) A top-seller since the ‘90s, you can’t go wrong with this classic tube for natural-looking lashes.
Photo: Ben Ritter No makeup-makeup is everyone’s favorite look these days. Glowing skin, big bright eyes, and a flush of color where the sun hits has turned into the ideal—and with good reason. When done right, a little bit of makeup goes a long way, and nothing’s more flattering than enhancing your own best assets instead of trying to paint on new ones. It’s why an increasing number of brands are releasing “nude” or “naked” collections, and why foundation, blush, and bronzer formulas keep getting better at letting your own skin shine through.