Just like we shed our scarves and heavy jackets at the end of every winter, we also start opting for lighter layers of foundation. Spring is all about dewy, barely-there makeup that almost looks like your clean, naked skin — only better. Such an effortless look requires products that are every bit as low-key, so we put together a list of our 14 favorites! From Giorgio Armani’s lightweight foundation to Stila’s glow-inducing BB cream, these complexion perfectors are foolproof, and create an even, almost-airbrushed effect that still appears natural. Click through our gallery to shop each product now!
Gwyneth Paltrow Gives Another Beauty Brand Her Seal of Approval With Her Latest Brand Ambassador RoleMar 4, 2014 @ 1:31 pm
As many of us who frequent goop.com know well, the Paltrow seal of approval is certainly an honor that must be earned, and Restorsea is the latest skincare line to get the nod with Gwyneth Paltrow as the brand ambassador. Famed for its all-natural formulations that deliver major results, Restorsea takes on an inspirational “the best is yet to come” approach, empowering women to take pride in their age rather than constantly chasing the fountain of youth. “I was ecstatic when I learned that Restorsea is natural,” Paltrow says. “I love how it smells, that it works, and the fact that it is a brand started by a woman entrepreneur. I never promote anything I don’t use, love, and believe in, and I’m thrilled to support the brand and its mission to encourage women to embrace their age.”
Each of the products are infused with a potent dose of brown algae, vitamin C, and a natural enzyme released by salmon upon hatching, and since Paltrow is a certified fan, you can rest assured knowing the line will live up to its claims of boosting radiance, elasticity, and hydration. “Over time, I saw a real difference — a kind of freshness and dewiness,” the star adds. Shop the full range of Restorsea’s face and body products now at restorsea.com.
Want more Gwyneth? Click through our gallery to see her best looks ever.
Behind every flawless complexion or dramatic smoky eye is a makeup pro with an arsenal of blending tools at hand. The right brush has the ability to completely revolutionize your beauty routine, which is why we put together a comprehensive list of 12 must-have makeup tools to put your best face forward. Our no-fluff guide will show you which brushes you really need, where to splurge (and save!), and when it’s time to reach for the sable versus the synthetic. Click through our gallery now to get the details on our favorite makeup brushes of the moment, with pro tips on exactly how to use each one!
The countdown to spring is on here at InStyle, but if you’re anything like us, the harsh winter months have left you sporting dry, cracked skin and a less than glowy complexion. Ready to repair the damage? Keep reading. We reached out to dermatologist Dr. David Colbert, who has worked his illuminating magic on stars like Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Sienna Miller, and Michelle Williams, for all the skin-soothing secrets you’ll need. To begin the road to recovery before the temperatures rise, check out Colbert’s 10 must-haves for instant skin therapy (including picks from his very own line) and see what he had to say about each product in our gallery.
Everyone’s favorite multi-tasking product just got a sophisticated makeover. The NARS Multiple has long been a staple in our makeup bags for its ability to do just about everything — except the dishes, that is. Its soft, blendable formula makes for the perfect creme blush, but the uses don’t stop there! We’ve been known to dab the product onto our lips, across our lids, or swept onto the high points of the face as a subtle highlight. The new shimmer-free versions, which come in 7 versatile shades, expand the Multiple’s uses even further, and can impart any effect from a sheer wash of color to the illusion of super-sculpted cheekbones. Even better: You can turn up the intensity by applying the product wet, making it even easier to work bold runway beauty trends (orange lipstick, anyone?) in the real world. Shop the products for $39 each at narscosmetics.com now, then click through our gallery to get celebrity makeup inspiration!
The Polar Vortex is (hopefully?) becoming a memory, but the harsh winter conditions will have definitely left their mark on your skin. Chapped lips and dry, cracked hands are par for the course after spending such extended periods of time indoors and braving the elements like sub-zero temperatures and harsh winds. To soothe your way back to supple skin, we’ve rounded up the very best lip balms and hand creams. Check them out and start the countdown to spring!
We’ve always known that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are one good-looking couple, and their stunning campaign shots for L’Oreal Paris only continue to drive the point home. Reynolds has joined Lively in the role as L’Oreal spokesperson, where he’ll be the face of the brand’s Men Expert skincare line. “One of the many reasons I’m excited to be here is the long history L’Oreal has with their spokespeople, and that pedigree, and just to be in that echelon with those people and their talent, that’s a special honor,” says Reynolds in a behind-the-scenes video at his campaign shoot. “So, yeah, I’m very excited to be worth it!”
We think the partnership is a perfect match — we’ve certainly noticed the actor’s pristine complexion (not to mention his toned physique), and if anyone can convince our guys that they’re not exempt from skincare, it’s Reynolds. Keep an eye out for Ryan’s campaign, rolling out to TV and print publications soon, and shop the L’Oreal Men Expert line now at lorealparisusa.com.
We’re in the homestretch of winter right now. Spring is almost here but before those crocuses bloom, we’re still in parched skin, chapped lips, and dry sinuses territory. Besides slathering on rich lotion, how do you fight the moisture-sapped air?
Easy. Get yourself a humidifier.
Working like magic, humidifiers add a dose of moisture into the air which cuts through the winter dryness that can affect your skin, eyes, and sinuses.
In the past, humidifiers have been designed with a clunky utilitarianism — practical and trustworthy, but definitely more Miss Congeniality than Miss Universe. But these helpful little appliances don’t have to be clunky and hidden anymore. We found six gorgeous humidifiers that you’ll want to display in your house rather than tuck strategically behind a bookshelf.
From an adorable unit that looks like an owl, to a sculptural piece crafted from pure Japanese Cypress, read on for six beautiful humidifiers to brighten up your dull winter days.
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