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Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake Are Married!: Our Dress and Makeup Predictions

We couldn’t be more excited for this power couple on their big day! (Photo:

We’ll admit it. We’ve been following the Jessica and Justin developments for a while now, and were pretty psyched when we found out that they were finally tying the knot in a secret ceremony this week in Italy. Now that they’ve made it official—for a rumored $6.5 million dollars, no less—we’re waiting with bated breath to see the first pictures of Jessica’s dress and, of course, her hair and makeup. Since we’ll have to wait until the next issue of People hits newsstands to see it, we decided to put our prediction skills to the test. Here are our best guesses for what Jessica’s look was:

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Reading List: A Couture Show Roundup, LiLo Returns to Her Roots, British Brand Releases Gatsby Makeup & More

From the midweek holiday to the Paris runway, it’s been a tumultuous seven days. At last the weekend’s here to give us time to digest. To help you reflect on the week, too, here are the top 25 most beautiful couture looks, the verdict on pore shrinkability, and, of course, even more on a perennial Birchbox favorite—nail art. 

From left to right: Looks from the Elie Saab, Dior, Giambattista Vali, and Zuhair Murad couture shows. (Photos:

  • The Fall 2012 Paris Couture Shows are coming to a close, and audiences were as wowed as ever. Our favorite runway moment? Raf Simons’ victorious debut at Dior. Could you get any more polished or glam? [Fashionista
  • After going blonde, then brunette, then Elizabeth Taylor black, Lindsay Lohan is ginger once more. We’re always in favor of sticking to your roots. What do you think of LiLo’s latest transformation? [StyleNews
  • Something to go with your flapper dress and sleek straight bob: British brand Boots No. 7 is releasing a Great Gatsby makeup line.  [Racked
  • We’ve heard this one before, but is it true? Stylelist digs deep into the myth: Can you really shrink pore size? [Stylelist
  • Nail art never gets old in this office. What to throw in your beauty bag now? These artsy and leak-proof nail pens. [She Finds]


Speak of the devil: click through to read up on our best nail art ideas.

Emma Stone Proves Pink and Red Belong Together

Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil in Crime, $20,; Miu Miu Patent Leather Pumps, $650,; Stila Custom Color Blush, $20,; Deborah Lippmann My Old Flame Nail Lacquer, $16,; Naven Hearththrob dress in hot pink, $285,

I have never been one to abide by color rules (I love wearing black with navy, green with yellow, and so on), but I hadn’t given much thought to pairing pink with red until I saw Emma Stone’s recent red carpet look. At the Friends With Benefits premiere in New York City last week, the starlet stepped out in a color-blocked Giambattista Valli dress that has me scouring my closet and beauty drawer for all things tomato and fuchsia. I am going to go ahead and call this the new hot color combo of the summer—and I’ve found a few things that you can buy to help you partake in this new trend.


For more poptastic color products, visit the Birchbox Shop.

Embrace The Bow Trend With Our New Gift With Purchase

Giorgio Armani Prive fall haute couture 2011, Valentino haute couture fall 2011, Giambattista Valli fall couture 2011

This fall is all about bows galore. Runway shows usually give insight to what the coming season will bring trend-wise, and as of recent, we’ve seen models donning loads of these girly looped wonders. Valentino, Giorgio Armani Prive, and Giambattista Valli (just to name a few) all incorporated bows—oversize atop heads, accents for ultra-feminine dresses, and, of course, as details on shoes and jewelry. And here’s the great news: You don’t have to blow your bank account to partake in the trend. Thanks to our star guest curator Cynthia Rowley, our latest gift with purchase is your ticket to keeping up with this latest high-fashion fad. When you spend $25 or more on full size product in our shop, you receive an absolutely to-die-for plastic bow ring designed by Cynthia herself. (Just use the code ‘cynthiaring’ at checkout.)

This is, by far, my favorite gift with purchase yet, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the hot pink version. So if you’ve been waiting to buy that product that you sampled or you’re just ready to buy that nail polish you’ve been lusting after—now is the time. Get shopping because they are flying out the door!


Choose your favorite product over $25 from our Birchbox Shop and the bow ring is all yours.

Summer Beauty Idea: Wear Your Blush As Eyeshadow

Backstage at yesterday’s Giambattista Valli haute couture F/W 2011 show in Paris. 

Summer beauty looks are undeniably my favorite. A fresh face is so youthful and pretty, and not to mention easy to achieve. Despite the fact that it was the autumn/winter collection, yesterday’s Giambattista Valli haute couture show in Paris has me inspired to try a new warm-weather style: using the same color on my cheeks and lids. This image of the lovely Melissa Tammerijin backstage showcases just how well a soft apricot shade can work as both a blush and a shadow—and effortless warm-weather beauty is all about paring down your products and asking them to do double duty. While not all hues of blush will work, steer clear of anything red or too dark, light tangerine and pink colors are perfect to create this feminine and vibrant aesthetic. The two products I’ll be using to get this look will be Laura Geller’s Baked Blush-n-Brighten in Pink Grapefruit as well as Benefit’s Dandelion.  

Would you wear your blush as a shadow? 


Love coral makeup as much as we do? Check out our Peachy Keen editorial

Do You Need A Mascara Just For Your Bottom Lashes? Clinique Thinks You Do.

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara, $10, Sephora

Very cool concept alert: Clinique has just released a mascara specifically designed for your lower lashes. Sold at Sephora for $10, the product page says that the “brush was engineered to grasp even the tiniest of bottom lashes; its expert formula resists pesky smears.” I am kind of surprised no one has thought of this before, especially because the longer, fatter brushes found on many volumizing mascaras are often overkill for the smaller bottom lashes. The stumpy (by stumpy, I mean cute) wand of this version seems perfect for precision.

For convenience’s sake, it doesn’t make a ton of sense to tote around two different types of mascara with you when one might do the trick just fine, but the lower-lash-only look seems to be a new trend. For example, designers like Cynthia Rowley and Giambattista Valli went the bottom-only route for their spring 2011 shows. While I am not sure I would embrace this technique, I am totally willing to try it. If you think about it, most of the time we only apply to our top lashes, so why not try just coating the bottom ones?


If you’re interested in a new regular mascara, one of our all-time favorites is Benefit’s BadGal.