1 Highlighter, 10 Ways to Use It
Like the bright yellow highlighter of your school days, Chella’s user-friendly highlighter pencil accentuates what’s important (and luckily, it’s neither yellow nor a neon marker). From defining your arches to brightening under your eyes, here are 10 ways to use this hardworking pencil.
Need a new holiday makeup look? Watch our how-to and look party-ready in 10 minutes or less—promise!
Birchbox December 2013: Sneak Peek!
It’s finally here! The first look at December’s holiday-tastic Birchbox. In this Sneak Peek, our co-founder Hayley and editorial director Mollie discuss the sparkly, shiny highlights from this month’s box. From a duo of pout-perfect chubby lip pencils to a multi-tasking healing balm from Jessica Alba’s natural skincare line, we’ve got you covered from head to toe. Keep in mind these are just a few of the products our subscribers will receive—we have to keep some secrets after all!
Want to get your hands on all the featured samples in the video? Answer the question at the end of the video in the YouTube comments and you’ll automatically be entered to win. We’ll pick one winner on Dec 30 and notify them via YouTube message. To steal a line from Catching Fire, “May the odds be ever in your favor!”
Join Birchbox now to secure your December box.
How to: The Ombre Lip Fade
Take a quick twirl through Pinterest and you’ll notice that along with hand-crafted mason jar chandeliers, two-toned lips are having a major moment. The purposefully faded look draws attention to your face and lets you show off two of your favorite lip hues. Here, our always-chic French coworkers show us how to pull off this secretly simple makeup style.
For more tips and tricks, check out Birchbox on Pinterest!
An Incredible Makeup Transformation
This picture has been circulating for some time now, but I couldn’t resist sharing it (yet again). The two shockingly different photos are of the same woman, pre- and post-makeup. The transformative power is truly breathtaking, but a heavy amount of responses to this photo have been negative.
Some people claim the woman’s beauty is fake and deceiving. Other’s think it’s too much of a transformation, that they’d like to see something more natural. What do you think?
Are you a fan of the more natural look or getting creative with lots of makeup? Can there be a happy medium between the two? Let us know what you think!
(Photo: Courtesy of Jezebel.com)
Whether you’re going natural or applying a base for some bold lip color, find out why this ChapStick needs to be a part of your routine.
How to Avoid Wasting Money on The Wrong Makeup
We all know that finding the perfect complexion-flattering shade is the crux of every makeup shopping experience. I’m part redhead, which means my skin (depending on the season) fluctuates from freckly tan, to medium-fair, to ghostly white. You see my struggle here.
But even gals with enviable, even-toned skin share this dilemma. According to a recent London-based study, most women spend more than $100 a year on the wrong shades of makeup. That amount breaks down to about 6.2 products per woman and includes anything from foundation to concealer and bronzer to blush.
To make matters worse, when women do finally realize the flaw in their beauty purchase, most choose not to return the product. Although it’s true most stores won’t take back a used item (FYI, Birchbox does!), one easy way to prevent a makeup buying blunder is to consult Find Your Shade, our new tool that uses real Birchbox staffers and members to help you select the ideal products for your complexion. Once you discover your skin twin, check out her go-to products and then be sure to update your beauty profile (if you’re a subscriber).
Check out the Birchbox shop to find products in your perfect shade!
How To Get Connie Britton Waves, Products From Around The World, Caring For A New Tattoo, And More: Reading List
We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything on the Birchbox blog and in the 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.
No matter the occasion, get the best mascara for your lashes with these picks from Birchbox staffers!
Whenever a big season change comes around, we know it’s time for us to overhaul our daily regimens. Which is why we asked some of beauty’s best to share their tips on how we should shake things up with our regularly scheduled beauty lineup. From how to protect your skin to the trick for scoring the longest lashes ever, here’s the insider advice that you won’t want to miss:
1. Try Going Natural
This fall at New York Fashion Week, we asked Juice Beauty founder Karen Behnke to tell us her big predictions for the coming year: “Gentle fruit-based, gluten-free beauty products are going to be a huge trend in 2014.” Heed this savvy founder’s advice and test drive all-natural alternatives like Juice Beauty’s recently launched collection of organic cosmetics. The line uses ingredients like organic açai, goji berries, blueberries, pomegranate, and cranberries to create gorgeous, vivid colors. Our current fave is the Glowing Cheek Color, which eschews parabens, petroleum, and pesticides and has a lovely dewy finish.
Foundation is a skin-perfecting staple that possesses a long, storied past. From the whitening paste that women used in Ancient Greece to the invention of Max Factor’s groundbreaking “pancake” makeup from the early 1900s, we traced the roots of this hardworking formula through the ages with the help of history-obsessed beauty pros.
Find out how foundation became the beauty power player that it is today.