Our beauty editors comb through thousands of products a month to find the best of what’s out there. Now, they’re revealing the secrets they keep on their phones instead of in their makeup bags. From a customizable fitness app that’s like “a personal trainer on call” to a retouching program that erases dark circles and fine lines for the sexiest selfie ever, check them out for yourself!
We love the eldest Kardashian sister‘s vibrant taste, so when we were given the chance for a sneak peek inside her entire house in Calabasas, Calif., we jumped at it. Kardashian decorated her home with designer Jeff Andrews, and the result is both a total show-stopper and — not surprisingly — a family affair. From a hot pink chaise lounge taken from sister Khloe (one of our favorite things), to the office desk that belonged to her dad, familial details are everywhere. “All of the books are taken from my parents and the piano has been in my home since I was born,” Kardashian told InStyle.com exclusively. “I love sentimental things.”
Another must-have? “I told Jeff every aspect of this house has to be kid-friendly — no sharp edges,” she said, adding that “Legos are everywhere.”
The house is not only gorgeous, but functional for a working mom on the go. In her bedroom she has a cabinet that holds pre-approved outfits already put together so she can just throw something on when she’s in a rush. Click through the gallery and prepare to drool.
We love Emma Stone‘s style and she looked both polished and laid back last night at the Golden Globes as she introduced one of her self-proclaimed life-long heroes Diane Keaton. We caught up with her longtime makeup artist, Rachel Goodwin, to find out what she arms her client with on one of the most important events of the year. “I didn’t want her to be too done—just herself. I powdered her skin but left it fresh and lush. The high def cameras can be really overwhelming so I wanted her to look airbrushed but still able to see her freckles,” Goodwin told us. She says she’s always thinking about what she’s pulling out of her purse and she wanted something super glamorous (but still effective!) for Stone. “I gave her this amazing brush (Chanel Retractable Kabuki Brush, $70 at chanel.com),” she said. “We joke that it’s made out of the hair of unicorns. it’s so soft and beautiful for a quick touch-up. It applies the powder in a thin layer and then becomes literally invisible.” Everyone knows that lip touch-ups are a must so Stone took a long her trusty Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain in Honey, ($8.99 at target.com). Whatever she did certainly worked—she looked fresh faced all night long.
Plus, take a look back at the night’s hottest beauty moments.
Zooey Deschanel‘s prep for the Golden Globes was — in the star’s own words — “very smooth.”
“Yeah, it was very smooth,” she told us on the red carpet. “Got out of the door really fast. I had some friends come over and we had my dogs, and it was fun.”
“Fun” is just one way to describe the Golden Globe-nominated actress’s nail art at the show, which has become as much a part of her signature look as her bangs. This year, nail artist Tom Bachik used L’Oreal polish to create a sweet, fun floral design. Bachik told us he drew inspiration from Deschanel’s Oscar de la Renta gown, which had architectural beading at the top and splashes of sparkle throughout the skirt. The duo wanted to create a nail look that had a vintage, Old Hollywood feel that would offset the structured elements of the dress, and decided on a ’60s-inspired floral motif. The result was a glamorous 3D design with soft tones and splashes of metallic gold.
Here’s the step-by-step straight from Bachik on how to get the look:
“I wanted to give her hair a more textured look to compliment the simple, clean lines of Amy’s gorgeous Valentino dress,” Reeves tells InStyle.com. She first applied Charles Worthington Salon At-Home Volume & Bounce Body Booster Mousse ($9.99 at target.com) on damp hair and blow dried with a medium round brush to create volume with a smooth finish. Next, she sectioned off the hair from each ear to create four tight braids starting at the hairline. The remaining hair was pulled into a tight ponytail at the crown and sprayed with max hold hairspray to smooth ends and catch fly-aways. She then sprayed the ponytail again to create a messy braid, secured around the base of the ponytail for a textured bun. The front braids at the ear are then wrapped around the top of the bun, with the two center braids pulled down and around the under side for a lifted effect. Reeves finished off by “lightly distorting the bun to soften the look around Amy’s bun.”
See what everyone wore to the 2014 Golden Globes!
Nothing says awards night like a glamorous, classic red lip. Michelle Dockery who stars as the formidable Lady Mary in Downton Abbey—nominated for best dramatic series tonight—just touched down on the red carpet. Her makeup artist, Jordan Long told us, “Since her gown was so gorgeous and soft, we wanted to go with a brighter lip and smokey eyes.” Long credits Old Hollywood glamour icons like Liz Taylor and Grace Kelly with inspiration for the look. “Michelle looks really feminine and beautiful in her Oscar de la Renta dress,” she told us. To create the dramatic statement lip, Long prepped her pucker first by applying a bit of concealer lightly all over and then dusted a tiny bit of powder. “This neutralized everything for a nice base.” Next she applied lip liner over the entire lip and then went back over with Votre Vu French Kiss in Chloe ($16 at votrevu.com). Long has a tip for applying a bright lip color: “I always recommend using a lip brush because you need the color to be exact. With a neutral color, you can just apply straight from the tube since the color contrast with the skin isn’t as great.”
Plus, see all of the fashion at the Golden Globes, happening now!
There’s no doubt that host Beth Behrs stunned at the People’s Choice Awards last night in a Giuletta gown, David Webb jewelry and Rene Caovilla heels, but what also caught our attention was her sultry makeup and hair, so we caught up with her glam squad to find out how she got her sexy look. Hairstylist Aviva Perea told InStyle.com they went for something a little different with her blond strands. “Beth rarely wears her bangs back so we wanted to do something out of the norm.” Perea prepped Behr’s hair with a ton of Phytovolume ($29; sephora.com) and Oribe’s Surfcomber Toussled Texture Mousse ($37; oribe.com) and rough dried it using her fingers and really directing the bangs backward. “Then I wrapped one inch sections of hair around a 1/2″ barrel curling iron going on opposite directions and once her hair was cool I used Oribe’s Dry Texture Spray ($42; oribe.com) and shook her hair out. Then I wrapped the left section around the chignon and then repeated that on the right side, took the top portion, pulled it back and wrapped it around as well. It’s basically a chignon stacking bun!,” Perea told us.
Meanwhile, celebrity Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg was behind Behrs’ old Hollywood-inspired makeup, and gave us the step-by-step inspiration behind the look. “Beth kept to a neutral, yet glam wardrobe throughout the People’s Choice Awards, so I wanted to highlight her beauty but not distract from the dresses, says Greenberg. For her red carpet look, Greenberg created a classic eye with a smokey outer edge, but modernized it with a bright, coral lip. For the second outfit change, she played up Behrs’ youthful dress and softened the eye by adding a light shimmer and highlighting the lip with a poppy, pink gloss. Here’s how you can get the look:
1. Prep the face with Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer ($32; nordstrom.com) and then apply mark’s Got The Goods Multi-Benefit Foundation Lotion SPF 15 ($18; meetmark.com) all over.
2. Apply mark’s Super Conceal Full Coverage Concealer ($10; meetmark.com) under the eyes, then sweep mark’s Touch and Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes ($16; meetmark.com) across cheekbones.
3. Next, apply mark’s Please Hold Eye Primer ($9; meetmark.com) all over the eye lid and apply mark’s On The Dot Smokey Color Compact in navy, bottom right shade, ($16; meetmark.com) to the outer corners of the eye.
4. Line the top lash line with Avon’s SuperShock Gel Eye Liner Pencil in Blackout ($8; avon.com) and the bottom lash line with mark’s No Place To Run Longwear Eyeliner ($9; meetmarc.com) in Jet Set.
5. Finish the eyes with three layers of Ardell Natural Individual Lashes ($4; ulta.com) and two coats of bareMineral Flawless Definition Waterproof Mascara ($18; bareescentuals.com).
6. Complete the look with mark’s Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in Coral Fixation ($11; meetmark.com).
Like Rihanna, Beyoncé, and even Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler, we’ve all tried out the selfie phenomenon. But before you click and (more importantly) send, scroll down to follow these three expert tips on how to look your best in this kind of self-portrait.
1. The Best Angle to Shoot Is…
Chris Schoenbohm, co-founder of the app Viewfinder, advises shooting at eye level or above for portraits. Shoot any lower and you risk falling victim to the dreaded double-chin effect.
2. Make Your Best Smile
Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel recommends “smiling with your eyes” — or “smize” as Tyra Banks once put it. “A fake smile is just your mouth,” he says. “A true smile is when your whole face is laughing. Think about sending energy to your eyes or smiling with your eyes, and your beauty will shine into the photograph.”
3. Get Camera-Ready Hair (Without a Trip to the Salon)
If your hair often looks flat in photos, never fear, your styling skills aren’t to blame. Photographer Patrick McMullan says that “the camera tends to shrink hair in photos” so to compensate, dig your fingers into your crown to scrunch hair, or flip your whole head upside down right before the shot. This classic model trick makes hair look thicker and less static.
And finally—no duck lips! That’s soooo last year.