Daylight Savings Time takes places this Sunday at 2 a.m., which officially marks the start of longer days and (hopefully!) warmer nights. Still, losing that hour can be critical when it comes to a girl’s beauty routine — and beauty sleep! So we did some digging and came up with a handful of products that can help you look like you never lost those precious 60 minutes. From lifting limp locks in seconds to adding instant drama with a smudge-proof lip, shop our favorite quick-fix picks in our gallery.
Nicole Richie has been getting busy in the beauty world lately — in late February, the star posted an Instagram that was altered to look as if she dyed her hair purple, only to make the dramatic change in real life a few days later. We’ve seen Richie sport blunt bangs, the long bob, and a wide variety of updos, but her pastel violet hair is the most dramatic change she’s made yet, and the coordinating color of her NO Rules fragrance has us wondering: Did her new scent bring on the change? Possibly! The exotic blend of Mediterranean orange flower, purple jasmine, Turkish almond blossom, and vanilla bean is housed in a frosted lavender bottle, and was inspired by Richie’s carefree attitude to fashion — a philosophy mirrored with her outlook on hair, we’re sure. “I try not to go by any rules, especially when I’m talking about mixing prints,” she says. “I’m so inspired by the ’60s and ’70s, and their rule was that there were no rules.” Whatever sparked the idea, we definitely applaud the star’s bold move, and we’re glad to see her purple reign continue in both the hair and fragrance realms. Find NO Rules in department stores nationwide this month for $45, and click through our gallery to see more celebrity hair makeovers!
Bye-bye, blonde hair! Yesterday in New York City, Kate Bosworth was spotted on the set of Still Alice, rocking new red strands. Bosworth made the dramatic change to get into character for the upcoming film, and the last time we’ve seen this side of the star was back in 2010, when she donned a bolder shade of red for The Warrior’s Way. While she’s dabbled in even darker colors before, the actress prefers herself in paler shades of the spectrum. “I felt more solemn as a brunette. It doesn’t make sense, but I don’t take things as seriously when I’m a blonde,” she told InStyle previously. Because her current auburn has more of a strawberry blonde effect, we think it’s perfect middle-ground between the two hues, not to mention a gorgeous complement to her skin tone. See more celebrity hair makeovers in our gallery!
In case fancy updos or intricate braids aren’t your style—or even if they are, and you simply don’t have the time (or skills) to attempt them—there’s no need to feel banished to a world of straight hair, ponytails, and buns. A cute ‘do that looks like it took much longer to create than it actually did is within reach, and the secret is as simple as adding a hair accessory. We’ve rounded up five of the most stylish and easy-to-wear hair pieces from both Hollywood and the runways to give you a perfectly adorned ‘do.
Happy 40th birthday, Eva Mendes. The gorgeous actress is an in-demand leading lady who’s co-starred with some of Hollywood’s hottest men—Denzel Washington, Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling, to name a few. And, of course, Mendes’ romance with Ryan sizzled off-screen as well: The pair have been dating for over two years and Gosling directed her in the upcoming thriller How to Catch a Monster.
Mendes is intent on using her celebrity to spotlight worthy causes, like her work with The Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system—including kids who’ve been tried as adults.
The Cuban-American actress is also a coveted spokesperson: She’s the face of Vogue Eyewear, the cover girl for beauty site Violet Grey, and the spokesperson for Thierry Mugler’s Angel perfume. Mendes also designed her first capsule collection—ranging from vintage-style coats to vintage coats to costume jewelry—for New York & Company. To celebrate Mendes’ milestone birthday, see her best beauty looks through the years.
Who knew a spontaneous decision could make the biggest statement of the night! Next to Lupita Nyong’o‘s Cinderella-esque gown, Jared Leto‘s ombre strands also ranked among the most buzzed-about style moments at the Oscars, but the look could have turned out much different from the gorgeous waves we saw on the red carpet. Leto and his hairstylist Chase Kusero, who used Vidal Sassoon products, were originally going to go for a side-parted low bun with a wet, mirror-like finish, but at the very last minute, the duo opted for a low-key look that worked with the actor’s natural texture. We loved his loose texture and the subtle graduation in color so much, we started to wonder how the style would look on us — which is why we added it to our Hollywood Makeover Tool! Are you curious to see how Leto’s ombre waves will flatter you? Simply upload your picture to our Hollywood Makeover Tool to start, and once the style is in place, share your makeover with your friends on Facebook and Twitter to see what they think. You can even upload your new look to Instagram as a MakeoverGram, and if you’re inspired to make a more permanent change, load the style on your mobile phone or iPad to bring to your hairstylist. Head over to our Hollywood Makeover Tool to get started now!
While the glamorous gowns lining the venue were the main focus at last night’s Oscars red carpet, the elegant beauty looks complementing each ensemble certainly didn’t go unnoticed. To mirror the princess feeling of her Prada gown, first-time Oscar winner and belle of the ball Lupita Nyong’o added a diamond-studded Fred Leighton headband to her cute pixie, which she complemented with a pop-of-color lip. Charlize Theron, on the other hand, played up her eyes, opting for a Twiggy-inspired white liner and lush lashes, while Best Actress winner Cate Blanchett paired her soft retro curls with a luminous complexion. But they aren’t the only stars who won big in the beauty department — after watching the entire ceremony and taking notes on our favorites, we rounded up the prettiest makeup and most-elegant hairstyles of the night, along with tips from the pros who created each look. Click through our gallery to see our favorite Oscar beauty moments up close!
Jared Leto has had quite a year thanks to his transformative role in Dallas Buyers Club, which has already earned him a Golden Globe award and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. But his ombré locks have also created some buzz, you could even say his hair is on fire right now.
“It’s on fire? It’s en fuego,” Leto told InStyle during the Independent Spirit Awards (where he took home a trophy for Best Supporting Actor). As for his Oscar hairdo tonight, he gave us a hint yesterday afternoon as to how he might style it. “If it’s raining maybe I”ll wear it up. It happens right before, not a lot…goes into it.” Thankfully the rain held off because the nominated actor chose to wear his locks down versus the chic man-bun we saw at the 2014 Golden Globes. Do you have a favorite Leto-hairstyle look? Tell us by voting below and learn how you can pull off his look too!