Navigate your screen to anything from Instagram to Tumblr and you’ll see a common theme emerge: pictures of perfectly manicured nails. Few, though, are pictures of the traditional manicure. What you’ll find instead are pictures of something more akin to fake nails – textured and printed nail-art finishes layered upon a natural finger nail. Some have the cute factor (Alexa Chung wore eye ball nail…
With braids encircling the head like a halo, this mix of subtle champagne shimmer, false lashes and pink lips looks divinely doe-eyed and angelic. But it's the kind of 2012 beauty look worth keeping up your sleeve: mix it up with some bouffant bed hair and it works just as well for creating that Brigitte Bardot youthful sex kitten look. Find out how to create it after the break.
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It's the beauty of Van Gogh's starry night reflected in your eyes. The edges of pitch black night illuminated into deep blue and shimmering purple by the celestial stars... As seen on the Rodarte spring 2012 runway, this look works for cool days or warm nights. Follow the beauty how to guide to create it yourself.
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Perfectly fitting for a vintage belle, soft coral lips are the crowning glory to flawless skin, peachy blushing cheeks, and bare eyes frosted with white liner. Read on for our full beauty how-to.
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Sometimes what you want from a beauty look isn't just something that compliments and turns heads, but something that adds a little dot of unconventionality. That's what this look is - literally. The beauty look that stood out from the Spring 2012 runways, Givenchy's models paraded with a metallic half-circle below and above each eye. Edgy yet innocent, simple yet unique, it's something worth trying at home. Find out how to recreate this full beauty look by following the how-to guide after the break.
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Winged eyeliner, fluttery eyelashes, nude lipsticks, divisive hair-dos and Twiggy; it was called Swinging Sixties for a reason. Now, as the flirtatious graphics and feminine silhouettes of the sixties have baited numerous designers’ upcoming collections for Spring 2012, so too does the 'London look' of the mod 60s make a return to our beauty routines. After the break, continue reading to find out why this era’s look gained fame, how certain British brands are interpreting it, and golden how-to tips for 2012.
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Caring for you nails and knowing which nail colours will have the most impact this season: these are two all-important and often neglected aspects of any beauty routine. For readers on the sunny side of the world, here's your guide to the top nail colour trends for spring 2011 - as well as those all important tips for keeping your nails well groomed and cared for. Read the full spring nail colour guide after the break.
Fashion and beauty go hand in hand; so it's only fair that we keep you fully up to date with both. This month we launch a special beauty feature covering a whole range of makeup trends, tips, tricks and how-to guides for looks you can wear now and into 2012. To kick off the beauty special we spoke to Napoleon Perdis, the man behind the makeup brand, about his top picks for 6 upcoming makeup trends from the spring 2012 runways that you can wear right now. Find out what they are after the break.
A lot of attention is paid to the clothes and accessories that are must-have for the new season, but what of those other important statements - the make up that really turns heads. Delve into our guide for spring / summer 2011 lipstick to find out what the shades of the season are, and how you can wear them.
It’s easy to forget that eyebrows have trend cycles of their own; albeit cycles that move much more slowly than other beauty, hair and fashion trends. While the full and natural, yet still maintained, style of brows have been on-trend for quite some time, the ‘in fashion’ shape certainly hasn’t trended towards pencil thin eyebrows. And that’s not about to change. A natural style and…