This month, Allure (cover girl: Jennifer Connelly) puts a spotlight on acid peels, expensive skin creams and all-American beauty. I love the way makeup artist, Dotti, described American glamour: “The cornerstone of American beauty is healthy, warm, glowing skin.” Click here for my my tips on achieving that look.
Pro Tip: “To prevent zits, I do herbal facial steams,” snowboarder Hannah Teter told the magazine. Teter, one of four Olympians interviewed about their winter-proofing habits ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, described her DIY routine: “I heat up a pot of water and throw in chamomile, rose, and green tea. I put a towel over my head and hover over the steam for ten minutes. Afterward, my skin feels fresh, clean and really soft.”
Glamour (cover girl: Shakira) takes a gorgeous look at spring’s vibrant makeup trends from coral cheeks to violet eyeliner and offers a plethora of hairstyle ideas (100 to be exact).
Takeaways include: Genius beauty solutions for tired, puffy faces (eye creams, eye masks and highlighter) and a guide to pretty hair accessories that won’t make you look like you’re playing dress-up.
Pro tip: Makeup guru Bobbi Brown says face oil is the key to a “subtle sheen” and recommends that you put it on after you do your makeup. “I rub a drop between my fingers and press it into my cheekbones, forehead and chin.” I like Josie Maran’s Argan Oil.
A peachy metallic smoky eye screams spring. A cream shadow like RMS Beauty’s Solar will help you achieve the look.
Into The Gloss spotlight’s Fashion Month’s backstage favorites. When in doubt, do as the models do.
I’m late to the party, but I recently discovered (and fell in love with) the Beautylish app (free on iOS and Android) . In addition to shopping brands like Ilia and Anastasia, you can browse the app’s substantial editorial coverage, photos and reviews/recommendations from community members. My favorite things so far: a primer on Korean beauty spas, a post on how to incorporate food scraps — think banana peels and coffee grinds — into your beauty routine and this natural brush cleaner recommended by industry pros.