The humble rubber band is such an overlooked item. It does so much more than hold your hair up or keep your chip bag sealed. From french manicures to maternity jeans, here are 12 smart uses for that rubber band pile you probably have lying at home. Know any more rubber band hacks?
If you can’t get your eyeliner wing to look right (doesn’t it always comes out a bit too low or too high?) try applying it after your mascara. First, curl your upper lashes and apply a coat of mascara before tackling your eyeliner. The warmth helps the lash to hold the curl a lot better and when paired with a good lash-curling mascara the lashes will stay curled all day long!
Finding a beauty product that is an instant wonder can take a lot of trial and error (not to mention $$$). The formula includes aloe vera extract to help preserve the skins softness while giving your complexion a healthy-looking glow.
Spent hours giving yourself the perfect manicure only to have it chip the moment you pick something up? Well, it may have less to do with the nail polish you use and more to do with how you’re painting your nails. You may have heard you should clean your nails with nail polish remover (even if you don’t have polish on them) to remove any natural oils that can affect the adhesion of nail polish.
Whether you’re curating a new makeup collection or you are just looking to keep up to date with current trends for a fraction of the price, these 10 items will update your makeup bag without breaking the bank!
All images via Instagram/agneart Take a peek in your makeup drawer and you’ll likely spot a whole lot of waste. ALSO SEE: 17-year-old transforms brace into steampunk-style armour Between used tubes of lipstick, dried out nail polish bottles and empty compacts, the cosmetics industry is one of the worst perpetrators of waste. Wanting to draw attention to this, Lithuanian artist Agne Kisonaite began transforming waste into art. “While painting my nails, I’d always look at these bottles of nail polish, thinking: how playfully colors make their way through the thick glass!
In the fall of 2017, Rihanna will be launching her own beauty line in a $10 million partnership with LVMH. According to WWD, Rihanna is working with the Kendo division of LVMH to create Fenty Beauty by Rihanna. “Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is a beauty rocket ship that will appeal to a huge and diverse global audience,” says David Suliteanu, CEO of the Kendo division of LVMH.
Regardless of which colours you choose to wear this spring, keep in mind that bright and pastel colors tend to accentuate dry cuticles and unevenly shaped nails. This is a perfect excuse to treat yourself to an at-home mani session! If your cuticles are dry and cracked, try a nourishing oil to moisturize, revive and keep those cuticles healthy all year long.
Matte nails have been a small passing fad we’ve seen come and go over the past decade or so, but Alexander Wang just put them back on the map with pale pink manicures designed to resemble pink chalk.
Uma Thurman wearing Chanel Le Vernis in ‘Vamp’ for Pulp Fiction. (Photo: Miramax) Chances are you first fell in love with Chanel’s Vamp (called Rouge Noir overseas) nail polish after spotting it on Uma Thurman in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction in 1994. The color made its debut on the fall/winter Chanel runway that same year and the black-red shade quickly became a must-have, taking the place of classic reds and baby pinks that had long been the manicure go-to. Chanel Le Vernis in Vamp.
Is your manicure in need of a spooky upgrade? With nearly 200,000 tagged posts on Instagram, #HalloweenNails is offering up some serious inspiration, just in time for this weekend. From office-appropriate ombre to cute ghosts to intricate mummies, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Halloween-inspired manicures in the slideshow above. Tweet us your nail art at @YahooStyleCA!
Make grey polish your go-to neutral this fall. (Photo: Zoltan Tombor) Despite the runways being filled with some version of a nude nail over the last few seasons, this fall, we are making grey our go-to manicure shade. From soft, milky greys to deep charcoals, this is one color that always works and feels oh-so appropriate as the days get a little bit shorter. “Grey is a great fall neutral because it varies in so many shades,” says Michelle Matthews, who gave model Luz Pavon a concrete grey manicure on the set of our fall beauty shoot.
Actresses Lupita N’yongo and Brie Larson have rocked blue accents on the red carpet, courtesy of makeup artist Nick Barose. For Brie Larson at the Toronto International Film Festival, Barose applied a few coats of blue mascara (Barose likes YSL Volume Effect Mascara in 3 Extreme Blue, $32) combined with a blue liner pencil dotted (try Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner in Côte D’azur, $23) along her lash line to give the illusion of a blue lash base.
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. When it comes to mixing up a custom shade of your own, you don’t need a chemistry degree, just some clear top coat. The custom shade mixed up for the Theory presentation.
Celebrity manicurist and founder of the eponymous nail brand Deborah Lippmann shook up the beauty world when she made psychedelic glitter nail polish relevant again. “As you polish your nail, whatever landed on it was what you worked with,” she once told Yahoo Beauty in reference to her now-iconic bottle. It could be a perfect mess.” Today, at the Kate Spade Spring 2016 show, she brought back the glitter, creating a “cotton candy confectionary splendor” using three polishes: pinky shimmery Magic is the Moonlight ($24), sparkling lilac Whatever Lola Wants ($18), and white creamy Amazing Grace ($18).
“Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” may not hit theaters until December 18, but anticipation is already high and the brand collaborations are in full force. You can expect to see Star Wars branding everywhere from Subway to Verizon, but there’s one collab you can’t miss: Star Wars for CoverGirl. Because, yes, women (like me) love Star Wars, and the beauty looks are a big part of it. The cosmetics brand’s global creative design director and makeup legend Pat McGrath has created six eye-catching beauty looks inspired by the upcoming Star Wars film — some from the light side and some from the dark side.
Thanks to a serious dose of nail art backlash, beauty has gone minimal this season with nude manicures taking the forefront. We reached out to Essie’s celebrity manicurist, Michelle Saunders, and Deborah Lippmann, creative director and founder of her eponymous line, to explain the trend and find out the best way to select the perfect shade.
Each day the editors of Yahoo Beauty are sharing one noteworthy product we feel should be on your radar. If you’ve ever worn glitter nail polish you know how long a sparkly manicure can last. So imagine my shock when the heavily-saturated Butter London Glitter Scrubbers ($12 for a pack of 10) got my nails impeccably clean with a few gentle swipes in a pinch.
Photo: Tom Ford This past month my desk was buried almost daily by a mountain of glitzy holiday makeup. For my December editor’s picks I sought to narrow down just a handful of new items that truly stood out as innovative, unique, and downright necessary as I gear up for winter and party season.