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Countdown to Oscars 2014: The Products Behind 6 Celebrity Looks
Gwyneth swears by Dr. Brandt; Eva lives for Laura Mercier. Read on to get the scoop on the favorite beauty saviors of six red-carpet regulars.
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Countdown to Oscars 2014: The Products Behind 6 Celebrity Looks

Gwyneth swears by Dr. Brandt; Eva lives for Laura Mercier. Read on to get the scoop on the favorite beauty saviors of six red-carpet regulars.

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Celebrity Beauty Secrets Revealed

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From Julia Roberts’ defense against dishpan hands to Cate Blanchett’s bedtime companion—our British compatriots made like Sherlock Holmes and sussed out the products A-listers use to get gorgeous. Click here to uncover Hollywood’s juiciest beauty secrets

—Ally

To get our own glow on, we rely on Lierac Paris Masque Éclat Radiance Mask. Made with yellow and blood-orange extracts, it hydrates and reduces signs of skin fatigue. 

Giorgio Armani’s Lipstick Revolution, Jin Soon x Tibi, and More 
Giorgio Armani is debuting a new lipstick line this fall that replaces standard lipstick formulas with a new technology that both moisturizes and rejuvenates tissue at the cellular level. [Marie Claire] 
Here’s a peek at the shoe collections women amass under their desks. [The Cut] 
Polish master Jin Soon is taking manicures to the next level with her new color-changing shades for Tibi. [Refinery29]
Here’s a comprehensive look at Gwyneth Paltrow’s hair transformations dating back to 1991. [Daily Makeover]
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Giorgio Armani’s Lipstick Revolution, Jin Soon x Tibi, and More 

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Target Wedding Gowns, Gwyn’s New Gig, and More
We buy all our groceries, clothes, and toiletries at Target—so why not wedding gowns too? [Glamour]
Looks like Dove might have been wrong. New research suggests we’re actually less beautiful than we think. [Scientific American]
Find out all the best skincare tips these knowledgable British Birchbox subscribers had to offer. [Birchbox UK]
Gwyneth Paltrow is the face of Hugo Boss’s new fragrance and she raves that the modeling gig “is the perfect job when you have kids.” [WWD]
If this beach slideshow doesn’t inspire you to take your vacation days this summer, then nothing will. [Q]
And speaking of fun in the sun—and surf!—experiment this season with an on-trend one piece swimsuit. [Shoptiques]
—Bre
In preparation for this weekend, our favorite beauty editors and bloggers named their Memorial Day must-haves.
(Photo: Target)

Target Wedding Gowns, Gwyn’s New Gig, and More

—Bre

In preparation for this weekend, our favorite beauty editors and bloggers named their Memorial Day must-haves.

(Photo: Target)

Forget the Side Boob—Gwyneth Paltrow’s Introducing the Side Butt
We know it when we see it: A red carpet fashion choice so statement-making, it’s bound to become a new Hollywood trend. Such is the case with Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest sartorial stunner, an Antonio Berardi dress with sheer side panels that she wore to the Iron Man 3 premiere in L.A. last night. 
Whether you love it or hate it, there is no denying that Paltrow has the bod to pull it off. Our feeling is if you’ve got it, flaunt it—and boy, oh, boy does this 40 year old bombshell (and PEOPLE's 2013 Most Beautiful Woman honoree) have it. Paltrow rocked this ensemble with confidence, but upon closer examination of the pictures, we wonder: Was she ever worried about flashing the camera? Something tells us that sitting down in this dress was tricky at best. 
—Meredith 
(Photo: © Ciao Hollywood/Splash News/Corbis)

Forget the Side Boob—Gwyneth Paltrow’s Introducing the Side Butt

We know it when we see it: A red carpet fashion choice so statement-making, it’s bound to become a new Hollywood trend. Such is the case with Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest sartorial stunner, an Antonio Berardi dress with sheer side panels that she wore to the Iron Man 3 premiere in L.A. last night. 

Whether you love it or hate it, there is no denying that Paltrow has the bod to pull it off. Our feeling is if you’ve got it, flaunt it—and boy, oh, boy does this 40 year old bombshell (and PEOPLE's 2013 Most Beautiful Woman honoree) have it. Paltrow rocked this ensemble with confidence, but upon closer examination of the pictures, we wonder: Was she ever worried about flashing the camera? Something tells us that sitting down in this dress was tricky at best. 

Meredith 

(Photo: © Ciao Hollywood/Splash News/Corbis)

Gwyneth Paltrow to Open a Blow Dry Bar

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Gwyneth Paltrow and her trainer Tracy Anderson

Actress-turned-singer-turned-lifestyle blogger (we love goop!) Gwyneth Paltrow is adding yet another enterprise to her successful and varied empire: hair. Next month, Paltrow is set to open a new blow dry bar in Los Angeles, a joint venture between her, her longtime personal trainer Tracy Anderson, and celebrity stylist David Babaii. The salon will be named the David Babaii Blow Dry Bar and will be located near Anderson’s new fitness studio in Brentwood, which is set to open April 4th. 

Paltrow’s announcement comes shortly after the success of fellow celeb Rachel Zoe’s popular DreamDry in New York, which booked 1,000 (!) appointments in the first week. 

Do any of you get blowouts? Would you visit her salon? 

—Bre

One of our favorite recipes from the editors of goop is this to-die-for smoothie. Watch how to make it here!

(Photo: Redbook Magazine)

Why I’m Loving Older Women as the Stars of Major Beauty Campaigns

When she turned 41, model Lauren Hutton was fired from Revlon after ten years as the face of the brand. That was back in 1984. Three decades later, it appears that more mature ladies have made some major strides when it comes to landing (and keeping) contracts for coveted ad campaigns. The latest NARS Spring 2013 ad campaign features 42-year-old British model Stella Tennant. After watching the brand’s behind-the-scenes video, I came to the conclusion that the brunette’s amazing looks inadvertently prove that Aaliyah was right when she told us that age ain’t nothing but a number.

But what’s really interesting is that Tennant isn’t the only beauty campaign star over the age of 25. Lately, I’ve noticed that more and more middle-aged women are becoming the spokeswomen for big beauty brands—and it’s a trend I’m fully on board with.

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Reading List: How You Can Help The Sandy Recovery, New York’s Cancelled Marathon, The Eye Cream We Really Need This Weekend and More

We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything in the Birchbox blog and magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top blog posts, articles, videos, and news that we don’t want you to miss out on. Read them while you’re cozied up on your couch or in between activities this weekend.

After a long, tough week, we’re ready to follow Editor Candice’s lead and start using eye cream early. 

  • How You Can Help The Sandy Recovery: Power was restored to much of Manhattan late this afternoon (hallelujah!) but there are many, many folks still in need. Find out how you can help this weekend with your time or money.
  • Celebrity Favorite Beauty Products: We have to admit we’re suckers for celebrity endorsements. Gwyneth loves that lip balm? Sold! But these beauty products aren’t just celebrity favorites—we’ve tested them all and can confirm they hold up to their reputations.
  • Product Snapshot: Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica Eye: Even though editor Candice is still in her twenties, she’s already using an eye cream. Find out why she’s crazy about this one. Hint: long weeks = under-eye circles galore.
  • Ingredient Decoder: Green Tea: We’re fans of the antioxidant-rich beverage (who isn’t?) but this article from the guys at Birchbox Man has made us a believer in the leafy green’s ability to transform our skin as well. 
  • New York City Marathon Cancelled: Amidst fierce criticism over poor timing during the continuing aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the New York Marathon has been cancelled. What do you think—should they have gone through with it? 

—Lorelei

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