If you haven’t had a chance to see P&G Beauty’s time capsule video looking back at a century’s worth of beauty and style—stop everything and watch it right now. This cute compilation of looks from the 1920s till now showcases some of our favorite beauty looks: flapper bobs, Rosie the Riveter-style head scarfs, Farah Fawcett hair, and today’s sock bun.
Check out the video above for a full flashback to iconic styles from the last 100 years, then tell us: which one is your fave?
Now that our big news is out of the way, we wanted to give you a preview of our June boxes! Our theme this month is Wanderlust and not only do the boxes have a fun new look, we’re also debuting an exciting nail polish collaboration that every single one of our global subscribers will get to try.
Watch the video below to see even more fun travel-ready samples that you could receive in your June box, and click through to the YouTube comments to enter to win all our featured products this month!
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.
Now that summer is fast approaching (the season unofficially started after Memorial Day, but officially starts on June 21), my makeup bag is more minimalist than usual. When I’m in a setting where the sun is beaming and the water is splashing, the last thing I want is a full face of (melting) makeup, which is why “keep it simple” is definitely my beach beauty mantra.
Inspired by Aussie model Shanina Shaik’s look above, here’s a roundup of four products that will help my channel a similar so-fresh-and-so-clean vibe this weekend.
1. Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara ($10): I can’t stop talking about this adorable little lifesaver. Although it’s meant to groom your tiniest lashes, it’s also a great overall mascara to tote in your back pocket or little pool party clutch. To look as fierce as Shanina, apply a light coat after jumping in the water.
For those of us not lucky enough to be born into the high status life of Panem’s Capitol, soon we can get the look of The Hunger Games’s elite thanks to Covergirl’s upcoming Capitol Collection, which is slated to hit stores this fall. But like the games themselves, the details regarding the collection are hush hush.
If the name and preview images (like the one above) are any indication, we’ll probably see products inspired by the outrageous and high couture looks often worn by the Capitol’s residents.The only question is how extreme they’ll go—bright purple lipstick? Large, delicate false paper lashes? Neon green eyeshadow?
What products do you hope to see from The Hunger Games universe?
As an Asian woman, I find it impossible to follow the instructions in conventional smoky eye tutorials. My attempts to fill in my crease always end in a string of expletives. And it’s not because I don’t have a crease; my eyelids actually have multiple creases. This is pretty common among people of Chinese heritage—they’re traditionally known as “double eyelids,” though the term is now used interchangeably for surgically altered eyes. I’ve always embraced my natural eye shape, but for years I stuck to liner because eyeshadow was just too confusing.
After watching editor Candice’s Asian eye makeup video, I was inspired to experiment more with eyeshadows. Read on for a five-step gradient smoky-eyed tutorial for Asian multi-crease eyes. I devised this look through tons of trial and error—it’s subtle enough to wear to work and requires a minimal amount of time.
For most of us, prom night is a fuzzy memory marred by not-so-subtle makeup, questionable dresses, and awkward boutonnière-clad dates. Luckily, we’ve grown older, wiser, and more makeup-savvy in the intervening years. For all our readers who are heading to prom this spring, we’re here to offer some fresh ideas and a little guidance. Snag a prom-ready look with these tips and tricks:
Spring has sprung in New York and if you’re like me, you can’t help but stop and smell (or Instagram) the flowers. I love how they make the entire city come alive. Naturally, I’m taking a few cues from my favorite blossoms to add a little spring to my makeup routine with these four flower-inspired beauty picks.
Cherry blossoms are by far my favorite spring flower. As soon as I see them lining the city sidewalks, I feel like spring is truly here. And if you happen to be near Brooklyn this weekend, be sure to check out the annual Sakura Matsuri festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. The occasion calls for Jouer’s Mineral Powder Blush in Blossom (how fitting!)
For most of us, prom night is a fuzzy memory marred by not-so-subtle makeup, questionable dress choices, and awkward boutonnière-clad dates. Luckily, we’ve learned from the error of our glittery ways and are here to offer some fresh ideas and a little hair guidance. First and foremost—don’t think that you have to head to a salon for a great updo or celeb-worthy waves. You can definitely score a prom-ready look at home all on your own.
That being said—here are 10 chic and easy looks that you can do to make your night special and timeless:
Los Angeles native and USC student Sophie Elkus is a self-described fashion addict. Her blog Angel Food Style is where her joy for putting together the perfect outfit comes to life. And you would think that her fabulous dress sense must come second to her studies, but Sophie proves that having a full schedule doesn’t mean sacrificing style. This week, she’s sharing her favorite beauty and fashion tips for women on-the-go with us on our blog.
My makeup routine stays pretty consistent, whether I’m headed to a meeting, a class, or a social event with friends. I get excellent results every time because I’ve picked products in soft, flattering shades. Here’s a look at my trusty go-tos:
We’re three days into spring, and it still feels pretty chilly outside. Not that we’re lobbying for tank top season just yet, but it’d be nice to toss off these scarves soon. Our friends at Food 52 just twisted the knife a little bit harder with their list of 10 Recipes to Welcome Spring—hello rosy rhubarb curd shortbread, decadent morel crostini, and sunny radish couscous.
Since Birchbox HQ has plenty of beauty products but nary a garden plot, we’ve put together our own list of 10 beauty trends to welcome (or shall we say hasten) spring’s arrival.