We haven’t always been the biggest fans of matching our makeup to clothes, but Ali Larter’s look at the opening party of the CH Carolina Herrera Boutique on Rodeo Drive completely changed our minds. The trick to pulling it off? Don’t go for the exact same hue, “pick a shade within the same color family but go deeper or lighter depending on your mood,” said Larter’s makeup artist Lauren Andersen, who painted the star’s lips with a coat of Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick in Berry Smooch. “Going with a deeper shade really anchored the look.” Pick up your own tube for just $5 at avon.com.
Ali Larter matched the deep red of her Johanna Ortiz dress to her lip color when she attended the Baby2Baby Gala in Los Angeles this weekend, and she told us the exact shade! Larter picked Clinique’s Chubby Stick in Two Ton Tomato, one of the new fall hues the beauty brand created for its now-signature product. Not only does the tinted lip balm deliver an easy-to-wear color, it’s also packed with nourishing ingredients like mango and shea butters—perfect for keeping lips moisturized in the dry winter months. Pick one up for $16 at clinique.com.
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— Kwala Mandel
Who says summer’s over? Not these ladies. Rebecca Romijn (in Dilek Hanif), Ali Larter (in Temperley), Selma Blair (in Skaist Taylor), Garcelle Beauvais (in BCBG), Ashley Greene (in Antonio Berardi), and Rachel Zoe (in Rachel Zoe collection) stepped out at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Palisades, California this weekend in light, sun-loving looks. And they came prepared, as well: “I was like, no pointy heels! I don’t want to be sinking into the lawn out there,” Romijn told us, when asked about the possibility of divot treading during the event. Click through the gallery to see more photos from this weekend’s hottest events!
— Leah Abrahams and Carita Rizzo
There’s nothing like Coach bags and a good cause to bring Hollywood together. Last night, Malin Akerman (in Mandy Coon), Ali Larter (in Dolce & Gabbana), Olivia Munn (in a Fifteen-Twenty blouse and Naven skirt), Kristen Bell (in A.L.C.), and Jenna Dewan (in Rebecca Minkoff) were among the plentiful guests invited to Hollywood producer J.J. Abrams’ company Santa Monica headquarters, Bad Robot, for a shopping party to raise money and awareness for the Children’s Defense Fund, hosted by Coach and Abrams’ wife Katie McGrath. “I’m so thrilled to be here for the cause,” Larter told InStyle.com of the organization, which supports children living in poverty’s access to education and healthcare. Meanwhile, Munn enjoyed perusing through the selection of Coach bags, including the label’s iconic Duffle Sac re-made with a special lining created specifically for the event. “I need a purse to put my other purses in,” Munn said. “There are a couple of Coach here that could work.” Good idea! See more stars at last night’s parties in the gallery.
— Sharon Clott, with reporting by Kwala Mandel
Got a few minutes to spare this weekend? Try DIY-ing your own celebrity-inspired look! Fashion-crafts expert (and former InStyle staffer) Jenni Radosevich exclusively showed us how to (1) transform your basic denim shirt like Kate Bosworth, (2) freshen up a skirt with statement buttons like Emma Stone, and (3) dot your flats like Ali Larter, shown. Get step-by-step directions for these three projects by clicking through the gallery now.
— Nikki Ogunnaike
It’s Ali Larter’s 36th birthday! To celebrate, we’re looking back at the actress’s transformation, from fresh-faced Varsity Blues and Final Destination newbie to the fierce red carpet star she is today. Click through the gallery to see Ali’s most memorable beauty looks.
Have you checked out the InStyle Hairstyle Try-On App for the iPad yet? Beachy waves are one of the most tried-on styles and it’s easy to see why—the loose texture and carefree feel works on everyone. Download the app now (if you haven’t already!) to see yourself in Reese Witherspoon‘s tousled strands, Ali Larter‘s beachy bob, Kourtney Kardashian‘s lush layers, and Cheryl Cole‘s sandy waves. Plus, we just added lots of new styles, which means more celebrity ‘dos are right at your fingertips.
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What is your favorite pair of boots? We’ve been combing through pictures to see which styles celebrities love and rounded up a few of our favorites. See some of the best-looking cold-weather footwear worn by Kate Bosworth, Ali Larter, Eva Mendes, Ashley Tisdale and more in the gallery now.