Our Best Beauty Buys sweepstakes ends on Thursday, which means you have only two days left to enter to win an amazing beauty basket filled with our editors’ favorite spring products. To enter, just start a board on Pinterest titled “My Best Beauty Buys,” pin your top five must-haves from InStyle.com’s Best Beauty Buys, then submit your board’s URL at instyle.com/bbbsweeps. We’re accepting submissions until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 16. The winners will be named at the end of this week, so make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to win. Click the box below to start browsing and pinning your faves. Good luck!
Our Best Beauty Buys sweepstakes ends on Thursday, so if you haven’t entered, start pinning now! You could be the lucky winner of an epic beauty prize, a basket filled to the brim with the best hair, makeup, and skincare products curated by our editors. Simply start a board on Pinterest titled “My Best Beauty Buys,” pin your top five must-haves from our extensive Best Beauty Buys database, then submit your board’s URL at instyle.com/bbbsweeps to enter. (Make sure the products you pin also appear in our Best Beauty Buys galleries.) On Thursday, we’ll pick three contestants who will win the massive prize, so click the box below to start browsing the best products ever. Good luck!
You can tailor your clothes to fit and flatter your body type, and now you can do the same thing with your makeup! Brands like IOMA, Prescriptives, and Original Scent are allowing customers to try their hands at the product creation process, so you can fill your makeup bag with products made by you, to suit only you. Check out the five ways you can give your beauty stash a more personal touch—whether you’re vying for your own signature scent, in need of an exact foundation match, or want to create a custom lipstick hue. Click the photo to see how you can make your own fragrance, makeup, and more.
Ann Taylor is reavamping your manicure for a cause! This month, the retailer will roll out a three-piece nail polish set that benefits the fight against breast cancer. The Breast Cancer Research Foudation‘s iconic pink ribbon is mirrored in a trio of versatile hues—bold coral, ballerina pink, and true rose—and 50% of each purchase will benefit the organization. The set is available for $20 at Ann Taylor stores nationwide, head over to anntaylor.com to find a location near you.
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The most meaningful Mother’s Day presents are the ones that show mom how well you know her, but what if you’re short on time? Ivanka Trump has the perfect solution: Perfume. “Fragrance is the best Mother’s Day gift! It’s very personal, and I think we all know our mothers on that level, so it’s something we can buy for them to show that,” she told us at the New York City launch of her scent. “It’s also a great luxury, it’s something that’s truly about beauty and feeling good about yourself. Fragrance makes you feel pretty, powerful, and sexy!” Since fragrance has such close ties to memory, keep in mind the perfumes she favors, and stick to that specific scent family. But if you’re stuck, Trump’s eponymous blend of jasmine, rose, and peach blossom holds an elegant aroma she’s sure to love. Pick it up for $78 at lordandtaylor.com .
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That was fast! Only days after sporting dark purple streaks at the Met Ball, Kerry Washington stepped out in gorgeous caramel highlights at the Los Angeles premiere of her new flick, Peeples. Since the change happened so quickly, we’re thinking that the violet additions were created by swiping a temporary hair color over her tawny highlights. Try out the look yourself by spritzing Rita Hazan’s Pop Color ($18; sephora.com) onto individual pieces, or tint small sections using a liquid version like Streekers ($12; ulta.com). Or, you could opt for clip-in pieces like HairUWear’s ($10; ulta.com) so you can switch things up depending on your mood.
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