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How To Get Nina Dobrev’s Makeup from the Met Gala: Birchbox Intern Diaries
On Tuesday morning, over office was buzzing with chatter about one of the biggest fashion events of the year: the Met Gala. After fervently discussing and voting on our favorite celebrity looks from the evening, we decided that our favorite interpretations of the punk theme involved very dramatic eye makeup and well-crafted updos.
This week on the Birchbox Intern Diaries, I wanted to recreate my pick for look of the night worn by Vampire Diaries star, Nina Dobrev. While her dramatic cat eye isn’t a day look I would normally wear, it was fun to experiment with something further away from my normal neutral colors.  Watch to learn how to get the look for yourself!

What was your favorite style from the evening? Let us know in the comments!
—Charisse
Speaking of a glamorous evening, check out what some of the Birchbox staffers wore to their prom in this Throwback Thursday post!
(Image: Splash News/Splash News/Corbis)

How To Get Nina Dobrev’s Makeup from the Met Gala: Birchbox Intern Diaries

On Tuesday morning, over office was buzzing with chatter about one of the biggest fashion events of the year: the Met Gala. After fervently discussing and voting on our favorite celebrity looks from the evening, we decided that our favorite interpretations of the punk theme involved very dramatic eye makeup and well-crafted updos.

This week on the Birchbox Intern Diaries, I wanted to recreate my pick for look of the night worn by Vampire Diaries star, Nina Dobrev. While her dramatic cat eye isn’t a day look I would normally wear, it was fun to experiment with something further away from my normal neutral colors.  Watch to learn how to get the look for yourself!

What was your favorite style from the evening? Let us know in the comments!

—Charisse

Speaking of a glamorous evening, check out what some of the Birchbox staffers wore to their prom in this Throwback Thursday post!

(Image: Splash News/Splash News/Corbis)

Top 20 Lead-Containing Lipsticks, Butter London’s New Royal Polish, And More
Warning: This list will shock you. Check out the top 20 lead-containing lipsticks from the FDA’s 2012 review of 400 shades. [MotherJones]
butter LONDON released a new nail polish shade in honor of the royal baby to be. [SheFinds]
Nina Dobrev reveals her makeup secrets, including her under eye coverup routine, to Beauty High. [Beauty High]
Korres introduces a new lip cooler with greek yogurt as its lead ingredient. [Refinery29]
—Charisse
 Check out our top seven picks from the The Beauty Insider Choice Awards.

Top 20 Lead-Containing Lipsticks, Butter London’s New Royal Polish, And More

—Charisse

Nina Dobrev’s Easy-Breezy Spring Beauty Look

Photo: dailymail.co.uk

This weekend, Coachella was in full swing, and the “it” girls who were at the fest, like Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev (above) were rocking gorgeous, California-cool looks the entire time. In honor of that flirty, laidback style—which, as a California native, I am a huge fan of—here’s everything you’ll need to get a look that’s equal parts cute and easy-to-do:

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Emma Stone Proves You Don’t Need to Wear a Dress to Be Sexy

Photo: Cocolee.com

I got really excited about the People’s Choice Awards last night. I wasn’t tuned in the whole time, but fortuitously I switched my TV on just as Hunger Games stars Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth were presenting Nina Dobrev of The Vampire Diaries with best TV Drama Actress. After that high point, there was little else that could keep me tuned in…save for Emma Stone's awesome outfit. 

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Top 5 Best Dressed From the Teen Choice Awards

I’m not going to lie, I was pretty excited when I turned on the TV last night and stumbled upon the Teen Choice Awards. At 28, you’d think that my taste would have matured beyond the young adult genre…but it hasn’t. I still have a love for teen-targeted guilty pleasures when it comes to books (The Hunger Games), movies (Harry Potter), and TV shows (The Vampire Diaries)

Aside from seeing some of my favorite heartthrobs and starlets up on stage accepting awards, I like the Teen Choice Awards because the ensembles are more relaxed and fun than other red carpets. Sadly, last night was not the best sartorial showing — several ladies let me down, particularly Emma Stone and Zooey Deschanel. At any rate, there were some very cute picks. Here are my favorites — tell me if you agree with my choices in comments!

Nina Dobrev: The Vampire Diaries star looked a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e in her flared gingham D&G dress and white clutch. She finished off the youthful look with a sweet ponytail and a pair of beautiful Ferragamo pumps.

Zoe Saldana: There is literally no one else out there that could look as good in this tiered metallic Lanvin dress. I particularly love the lady-like and very on trend just-below-the-knee hemline, which is a style I am set on incorporating into my fall wardrobe.

Kaley Kuoco: The sassy blonde was the evening’s host, so it’s only right for her to make the short list. I loved her ethereal Rebecca Taylor dress and her romantic soft waves were the perfect compliment to the ensemble.

Blake Lively: She never fails to impress me with her risk-taking and bright color choices. I am sure that her tight-fitting orange Gucci dress wasn’t the most comfortable, but it was a worthwhile sacrifice because she looked radiant. She gets extra style points for finishing off the outfit with leopard print heels. Total perfection. 

Rachel Bilson: Last night, Bilson proved yet again that she’s worthy of style-icon stature when she stepped out in the best combo of the evening: a white Chloe frock and nude Brian Atwood booties. The juxtaposition of a floaty, flirty dress and hardcore spiked heels is just brilliant. I can’t wait to see her back on the small screen this fall in her upcoming CW show Hart of Dixie.

—Meredith

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