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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:

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:

Fake Looking Awake with These Easy Tricks

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Despite my best efforts to catch up on sleep each weekend, by the middle of the work week I’m usually feeling more droopy than peppy. This week I’m avoiding the dreaded, “you look tired” line from coworkers by using some of my favorite tricks to hide bags, dark circles, and less-than-glowing skin. Here are my favorite ways to fake it ‘til you make it:

Get Rid of Undereye Circles Without Concealer

I’m not giving up my concealer (more on that to come) but these handy pads feel soothing and help depuff the worst of undereye circles. They go to work in 10 minutes while I’m eating my breakfast. 

How To: Fake Looking Awake

I’ve literally never seen my coworker Eric look tired so it’s a safe bet you can trust his advice in this video. In addition to explaining what eye cream is best for when, he also offers up a DIY trick that serves the same purpose as those undereye treatment masks. 

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Get the Look: Jennifer Lawrence’s Makeup from Oscars 2013: Birchbox Intern Diaries

Jennifer Lawrence has been headed towards ‘It Girl’ status for quite a while now and her big win at the Oscars on Sunday evening solidified it.  After seeing her stunning Dior gown, paired with a romantic up-do and a subtle smoky eye, I was dying to recreate the look. 

 Watch this week’s Birchbox Intern Diaries video to see how I recreate Jennifer Lawrence’s Oscar Awards makeup in just a few simple steps!

—Charisse

See who made our best-dressed list from Hollywood’s glamorous evening, here.

The New Year’s Eve Makeup Look That Will Kick 2013 Off on the Right Foot

New Year’s Eve is just three short days away, and for us that means it’s time to break out the glitter! Whether you’re attending a big, fancy shindig or a small gathering with friends and family, you want to feel special as you leap into 2013. We’ve got just the look for you—watch as makeup artist Stefanie Syat transforms Birchbox staffer Deepica for a big night out. 

—Lorelei

Even if you don’t want to go all out with glitter, you can still look special on New Year’s Eve. Editorial Director Mollie shows us her go-to special occasion makeup look

Post-Dame Makeup: Guest Blogger

It’s no secret that we absolutely love finding out makeup artists’ insider tips, which is why we couldn’t be happier to have beauty maven Stefanie Syat on the blog this week. (You may have seen her work on our staffers in Birchbox’s Fall Lookbook from earlier this year.) Syat is also the founder of Pre-Dame, a New York-based makeup party service that comes to you at any location and helps you prep for a night on the town. Stay tuned all week for even more of Syat’s expert tricks!

Don’t miss the rest of Stefanie’s great tutorials—here are even more makeup tricks from Pre-Dame.

How to Turn Problem Skin into a Flawless Complexion: Guest Blogger

It’s no secret that we absolutely love finding out makeup artists’ insider tips, which is why we couldn’t be happier to have beauty maven Stefanie Syat on the blog this week. (You may have seen her work on our staffers in Birchbox’s Fall Lookbook from earlier this year.) Syat is also the founder of Pre-Dame, a New York-based makeup party service that comes to you at any location and helps you prep for a night on the town. Stay tuned all week for even more of Syat’s expert tricks!

(Photo: healthcare9.com)

Last week, I received an email from my friend asking for some pointers on her skin: “I know nothing about it. Help!”  Here are some quick tips and tricks to give problem skin a flawless look in just a few minutes. Follow the steps below to even out redness and cover blemishes without masking your entire face. 

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Birthday Girl Glam Makeup: Guest Blogger

It’s no secret that we absolutely love finding out makeup artists’ insider tips, which is why we couldn’t be happier to have beauty maven Stefanie Syat on the blog this week. (You may have seen her work on our staffers in Birchbox’s Fall Lookbook from earlier this year.) Syat is also the founder of Pre-Dame, a New York-based makeup party service that comes to you at any location and helps you prep for a night on the town. Stay tuned all week for even more of Syat’s expert tricks!

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Pre-Dame’s First Date Makeup Look: Guest Blogger

It’s no secret that we absolutely love finding out makeup artists’ insider tips, which is why we couldn’t be happier to have beauty maven Stefanie Syat on the blog this week. (You may have seen her work on our staffers in Birchbox’s Fall Lookbook from earlier this year.) Syat is also the founder of Pre-Dame, a New York-based makeup party service that comes to you at any location and helps you prep for a night on the town. Stay tuned all week for even more of Syat’s expert tricks!

Need Stefanie’s help? Find out more about her and Pre-Dame here.

Natalie Portman In Talks To Play Jackie Kennedy in a New Film

Will the newly blonde Natalie soon be going back to her brunette roots to play the iconic First Lady? (Photo: graziadaily.co.uk)
—Hallie

Be sure to take a look at our Birchbox videos made especially for you!

Bold Lips and Liner Makeup Tutorial: Guest Blogger

This week we have a special treat in store for all of our blog readers: a guest vlogger! Our latest video star is none other than YouTube whiz Rachel Martino. A Brooklyn resident, she excels at hair, makeup, all things personal style, and, oh, French, too. (Fun fact: she has a separate YouTube channel en Francais!) Check back each day this week for more from this multitalented fashion and beauty maven. 

Be sure to check Rachel out on her blog, twitter, her Youtube channel, and her French YouTube channel!