I hate to use the f-word, but fall (yes, that f-word—what were you thinking?), is right around the corner. I’m searching for autumnal beauty inspiration and I found it in this photo of the lovely Lily Collins at the Canadian premiere of her new flick, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. In case you adore this look as much as I do, here’s how to recreate it:
1. Collins’ bold expressive brows are such a fan fave, they even have their own Twitter account! You’ll want to shade in your brows to get a similar look. We like this versatile pencil from IT Cosmetics, which works on variety of hair colors and the waterproof formula won’t smear or smudge.
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered with the very lovely Grace Atwood of Stripes & Sequins on an exclusive curated shop! The sparkle-obsessed DIY jewelry queen, whose accessible-and-fun personal style we can’t get enough of, has chosen 24 of her favorite products from the Birchbox universe. Check out all her picks here and read what she has to say about some of her selections below!
I always like to brag to people that I was one of Birchbox’s first beta members. Among the first twenty! Three years later, Birchbox impresses me every day with their innovation and product offering. As a true beauty junkie who has tried nearly everything under the sun, I still manage to get introduced to incredible new products (the Suki scrub, for example) through the service and editorial. So I’m really honored to be featured on Birchbox right now with my own curated Shop showing off my all-time favorites.
Most of the products speak for themselves, but there were a few I thought I’d call out because of their superhero powers:
1) I am positively in love with this face scrub. It’s all natural, smells amazing, and has become a treat I look forward to every other morning. It cleanses and exfoliates without irritating my skin, which is huge because my skin is actually very sensitive.
2) This nail polish remover is the best I’ve ever used. It cuts through the toughest (read: glitter) nail polishes without drying out nails. The best part? It doesn’t smell bad!
3) I’ve been using Benefit Hoola for nearly ten years now, since it first came out. Despite its muddy coloring, it gives the perfect healthy glow. It lasts forever, too. I wear it every single day and only go through one container of it every year and a half or so.
4) MAKE cosmetics has become a new favorite of mine, and I really love this lipstick. It’s really creamy and hydrating, and the color isn’t quite as bold as it looks in the tube. All of the shades are beautiful, but Flamingo is my favorite.
For most of my life, shine has been my nemesis. Urged by magazines—and concerned dermatologists—to nix the grease that regularly coats my T-zone, I’ve viewed it as the aggressor. Much of my beauty regimen has consisted of waging an endless war against the ever-encroaching sheen. Which is why I had my doubts about the concept of a Face Gloss.
But I got the chance to test out a newly-released version from cult beauty brand MAKE earlier this week at Michael Angelo’s Wonderland Beauty Salon, a whimsical hub of dabbing, spritzing, and styling in Manhattan’s West Village. It’s also the only brick-and-mortar shop where you can get your hands on the lion’s share of MAKE’s products.
Look Fresh for the Weekend with This Pretty Makeup Tutorial
Hooray! It’s the first official weekend of summer—except it’s terribly grey and rainy if you’re in New York. In honor of the first few spots of sunshine for the year (everywhere else), we’re going to be rocking this easy-breezy makeup look all weekend.
All you need is soft purple eyeshadow, sheer pink gloss and a pop of color on the cheeks. Learn how to create the simple look yourself from makeup artist Stefanie Syat in this video:
We’ve all been there: you hit the town and catch a glimpse of yourself in the taxi cab’s rearview mirror—cue the Kevin McCallister-style scream—you’re greeted by face full of slip-sliding makeup. Rather than pulling off mission impossible (a covert makeup touchup in the backseat of a moving vehicle), use these long-lasting products to look impeccably fresh—no reapplications required.
How to Wear Blue Eye Makeup Without Looking Like You Stepped out of the 80s: Birchbox Intern Diaries
I could not be more excited that some spring weather is finally here. With a new season, comes new beauty trends. Case in point: blue eyeshadow dominated the Spring ‘13 runways but we know for most women it conjures up images of bad 80s Glamour Shots. Not to worry, it is possible to wear blue eye makeup without looking cheesy. Watch to see two different blue looks on Birchbox staffers Bre and Juliette.
What 80’s trends do you hope make a comeback? Let us know in the comments.
Drew Barrymore recently stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to chat about her beauty line and life as a new mom—but we were too busy ogling Ms. Barrymore’s adorable spring look (for an up close view, check out the video below) to hear everything she was saying. The actress sported an adorable weekend look combo of pretty pink lips, bouncy waves fastened in a high ponytail, and fetching foral-print jeans. Here’s how to recreate her look just in time for Saturday brunch:
We fell hard for Natalie Alcala last fall, when the LA-based writer and blogger spent a week guest blogging for us. In fact, we loved her posts so much that we asked her to be a contributing editor. In addition to blogging for us once a week, she’ll also be writing for the Birchbox Magazine and keeping us up to speed on all things fashion, beauty, and fun.
Spring officially starts next week! Besides cleaning out my closet to make room for brighter hues and lighter fabrics, it’s time to reevaluate my beauty sitch. While I can never resist a red lip, this might be the perfect time to get adventurous and experiment with new hues. With that said, here’s a roundup of four additional spring campaigns that shine a light on perfect pouts.
Rouge: Okay, this one isn’t exactly “adventurous” as it’s still a red lip, but this story really wouldn’t be complete without a Cara Delevingne cameo. Polish fashion label, Reserved, was inspired by ’80s and ’90s beauty for this campaign, hence the Robert Palmer pucker. Make’s Silk Cream Lipstick and this handy how-to are all you need to channel the look.
It’s here! March Birchboxes are shipping out soon, and that means we’ve got another sneak peek video for you. This month, we’re talking March Madness—but in our world, that means much more than college basketball brackets. We’re planning tons of fun Birchbox matchups that pit our favorite styles and looks against each other. Find out which key players got coveted slots in our starting lineups, then comment on YouTube for a chance to win the products featured this month.