Why Monolids Are Beautiful — 5 Beauty Bloggers Share Their Stories

This was originally posted on https://www.allure.com/story/monolids-beauty-stories along with the image used.

5 Beauty bloggers talk about growing up with monolids and how they’ve come to realize their unique beauty.

Having trouble with losing hair or thinning hair?  Our blog takes the best around from the internet about hair care and beauty.  Reverse female hair loss with us today!

These $8 Eylure Luxe Faux Mink Opulent Lashes Are Going Viral on Instagram

This was originally posted on https://www.allure.com/story/eylure-luxe-faux-mink-opulent-lashes-instagram along with the image used.

Thousands of people are amazing by how amazing the Eylure Luxe Faux Mink Opulent Lashes look on YouTuber Emily DeMelo.

Having trouble with losing hair or thinning hair?  Our blog takes the best around from the internet about hair care and beauty.  Reverse female hair loss with us today!

People Have Some Opinions About the New Curly-Haired Emojis

This was originally posted on https://www.allure.com/story/curly-haired-emoji along with the image used.

The new curly-haired emojis Unicode is entertaining is a welcome addition of diversity to the emoji options, but some people are hoping for improvements.

Having trouble with losing hair or thinning hair?  Our blog takes the best around from the internet about hair care and beauty.  Reverse female hair loss with us today!

Kohl’s to Expand Beauty Department in 2018

This was originally posted on https://www.allure.com/story/kohls-beauty-products along with the image used.

Kohl’s just made a major hire to help step up it’s beauty section, part of a larger sea change among affordable retailers beefing up their beauty offering.

Having trouble with losing hair or thinning hair?  Our blog takes the best around from the internet about hair care and beauty.  Reverse female hair loss with us today!

Christmas Wreath Eye Makeup Is the Most Festive Holiday Makeup on Instagram

This was originally posted on https://www.allure.com/story/christmas-wreath-eye-makeup along with the image used.

Makeup artists on Instagram are creating Christmas wreath eye makeup with green eye shadow, lots of glitter, and colorful liners.

Having trouble with losing hair or thinning hair?  Our blog takes the best around from the internet about hair care and beauty.  Reverse female hair loss with us today!

The Soko Glam x CosRx Triple C Lightning Liquid Serum Is Back in Stock

This was originally posted on https://www.allure.com/story/soko-glam-x-cosrx-triple-c-lightning-liquid-serum-back-in-stock along with the image used.

The always-sold-out Soko Glam x CosRx Triple C Lightning Liquid is officially back in stock. Here’s how to get the Korean beauty serum.

Having trouble with losing hair or thinning hair?  Our blog takes the best around from the internet about hair care and beauty.  Reverse female hair loss with us today!

Well-Red: How to Find Your Most-Flattering Shade of Red Lipstick

Well-Red: How to Find Your Most-Flattering Shade of Red Lipstick

When it comes to finding the “right” shade of makeup, it’s exhausting enough trying to match foundation to your face… Luckily, lipstick is pretty much a free-for-all…almost.

Yes, you can wear whatever shade you like — makeup is nothing if not a form of self-expression, no? — but some can certainly be more flattering than others and it all has to do with your skin tone. Unlike foundation, this I can help you with. The red lipstick stains on your coffee mugs and shirt collars? Not so much.

A note before you continue: Unfortunately, the beauty industry has not evolved much in terms of classifying skin tones and the spectrum by which they’re generally measured is pretty basic. I am fully aware that skin is a complex, fluid thing and that it makes very little sense to slot someone into one of only a few narrow categories (see below for said categories). For the sake of simplicity, I’m going to stick with this silly breakdown but know that I know it is, in fact, silly. I myself am “medium fair with pink undertones and cool veins” (what?!) but no makeup counter I’ve ever been to has that as an option, so here we are.

If you’re “fair”…

“Fair” skin typically comes in two varieties: extra-fair and normal-fair. If you fall into one of these two categories, you likely already know it. The fair among us sunburn extremely easily, find it near-impossible to tan naturally and are intimately familiar with full-body SPF. They usually have pink undertones, which are complemented by blue- or pink-reds, like raspberry. A color like Stardust from Kosas will pick up your complexion’s pink undertones beautifully without overpowering them.

If you’re “light”…

Think of “light” complexions as somewhere between fair and medium. Not super-clear, I’ll admit, but “light” is a pretty large spectrum. What differentiates light from fair is that the latter can typically see their blue-ish veins under their skin pretty easily, while the former may have a more opaque time. Light complexion also favor yellow undertones, which means the perfect red is an orange-y red, like RMS’ Wild With Desire Lipstick in red. Colors like this will pick up and brighten your yellow undertones.

If you’re “medium”…

Consider yourself lucky: medium complexions have the greatest range when it comes to flattering shades of red and can get away with pretty much anything depending on the season. If you’ve got a tan during warmer months, go for an orange-red to pick up those gold undertones and when you get a pit paler in the winter, opt for plum-reds, like burgundy. Spela’s Paint & Play Matte Liquid Lipstick in Happy Hour is an ideal shade for all the mediums out there.

If you’re “olive”…

Your fair friends probably hate you for your seeming superpower of always looking just a little bit tan, naturally. You can thank your yellow-green undertones by making them look their best: a coral- or orange-red will warm up a bronze complexion beautifully. Try a coral-y red like Vapour’s Siren Lipstick in Saucy or brick-orange like their Courage. Both shades are also shiny rather than matte, which will help them pop against olive skin.

If you’re “caramel”…

This golden dark complexion has a yellow undertone, and therefore plays nicely with a true, cherry red lipstick. A color like Spela’s Tinder has equal parts blue and yellow undertones, so it’ll not only pick up the warmth in your skin, it’ll also brighten your complexion and smile.

If you’re “dark”…

The world of red lipstick is your oyster, so have at it! Highly-pigmented, vibrant shades beautifully compliment the yellow and red undertones that are characteristic of dark skin, so play with color. Hot pink? Try matte Spin from Spela for something cute and playful. Orange? Started At The Bottom from Ice + Jam is a bright pop of color. True red? Reach for beloved Lip2Cheek from RMS for a sheer but powerful wash of color.

+ Shop all lipsticks & lip makeup here

Free People Blog

Hot Topic and Manic Panic Amplified Eye Shadow Palette – All the Details

This was originally posted on https://www.allure.com/story/hot-topic-manic-panic-amplified-eye-shadow-palette along with the image used.

Hot Topic teamed up with Manic Panic to celebrate 40 years by launching an exclusive eye shadow palette inspired by the hair-color brand’s iconic hues.

Having trouble with losing hair or thinning hair?  Our blog takes the best around from the internet about hair care and beauty.  Reverse female hair loss with us today!

Band (Tees) On the Run

Band (Tees) On the Run

Until the art of time travel has been mastered, dust off your vinyl, kick back in one of our graphic tees, and let the music take you places.

In the midst of Mayfair lies a truly legitimate time capsule to the 1960s – the perfectly preserved flat of Jimi Hendrix. Word on the street (and hardly surprising) is that his parties were outRAgeous. Until the art of time travel has been mastered, dust off your vinyl, kick back in one of our graphic tees, and let the music take you places.

As such, Handel and Hendrix made for the perfect back drop to this story. And who better to shoot these on then Sara Thomas, vintage mix-master and absolutely born in the wrong decade babe. Laura Hayden, singer of Anteros and the charismatic frontwoman we all want to dress like. Eliza Moore, British blogger and super stylist – Guns n Roses groupie meets 70s love child with a Western edge. And Sammi Jefcoate, sophisticated rock n’ roll style blogger and owner of heavy metal tee label Hallow.

Photography by Natalia Mohl.

Location space: Jimi Hendrix Flat, 25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HB

 

Sara Thomas

My favourite rock and roll anecdote was definitely getting the chance to meet and hang out with Pamela Des Barres – ultimate groupie babe and one of my favourite authors – when she came to visit my vintage shop in Brighton! It was an honour to meet rock and roll royalty all the way from California, and to hear she loved my vintage was nothing short of incredible.

Laura Hayden

We were on tour in January, and decided it was a good idea to find a mini-fridge for the van, but couldn’t afford one. One night during tour, I dared Harry (drums) to take one from a venue – they had so many of them laying around all over the place. We disguised it as a guitar amp and carried it out through the venue’s front door. After all of our efforts, the fridge turned out to be broken… karma isn’t rock n roll.

 

Sammi Jefcoate

I was 15, living in Spain, and I’d worked 3 jobs over the summer holidays to save up enough money to see two bands. One was Marilyn Manson (…that truly has one epic story to go along with it…but that’s for another time) and one was A Perfect Circle. My boyfriend and two friends and I hopped on a bus at 11pm the night before the show, each with a carrier bag of clothes (the night bus was cheap…and we needed cheap). The bus travelled for 8 long hours overnight to Madrid: yeah, we REALLY wanted to see this band. We stayed in the cheapest hotel money could buy (it was…run-down, let’s say), dumped our carriers off and went straight to the venue. Excited didn’t cut it. We waited in line, chatted to a bunch of likeminded teens, and as soon as the doors opened I ran right to the front. The show was unreal – the set-list, the atmosphere. I was going to be on a high for weeks. We all ran outside after the encore, totally delirious from enjoyment. We decided it wasn’t enough. We needed to wait – in -5 degree temperatures – to meet the band. 2.5 hours later (as our faces were turning blue – that’s an APC ref – ya get it?), we did. It remains one of the best f*cking nights I’ve ever had. There is nothing to replace how music can make you feel.

+ Shop all band tees and vintage here!

Free People Blog

13 Luxury Beauty Gifts on *Allure* Editor in Chief Michelle Lee’s Wish List

This was originally posted on https://www.allure.com/gallery/michelle-lee-holiday-wish-list along with the image used.

Find out which luxe gifts Allure’s editor in chief, Michelle Lee, is hoping to find under her tree this holiday season.

Having trouble with losing hair or thinning hair?  Our blog takes the best around from the internet about hair care and beauty.  Reverse female hair loss with us today!