By Angelique Serrano | 02/03/2010 - 15:46
Already the number one selling women’s fragrance in New York City’s flagship Macy's department store after only six days on the floor, Beyoncé’s first fragrance, Heat, is generating some…well, you know. The only thing hotter than the sales of this sweet juice is the ad campaign, shot by "Single Ladies" video director Jake Nava. The spot features a writhing Beyoncé in a clingy, silky slip of a dress—which does actually slip off her back at one point in the video—singing the smokin' hot classic tune, "Fever."
By Sandra Mariscal | 01/28/2010 - 18:00
If your afternoon glow is more like an oil slick, it’s probably time to invest in an oil-controlling cleanser. I just tried Lush Dark Angels Facial Cleanser ($10.95 for 3.5 oz, lushusa.com) made of charcoal and rhassoul mud to help absorb oil overload. It also has black sugar to scrub away rough patches and avocado oil to prevent dryness because if you over dry skin it will produce even more oil.
By Angelique Serrano | 01/21/2010 - 18:16
So if you happen to be taking artsy pictures, or just curious about how models, makeup artists and photographers achieve the "wet" skin look, here's how: After applying foundation, apply Johnson & Johnson's Baby Oil Gel with aloe vera and Vitamin E all over the face with a cosmetics sponge. This will create a beyond dewy finish that mimics a post-shower wetness. I don't know when you'll have a chance to use this information, but I thought it was cool.
By Gerri Miller | 01/19/2010 - 17:26
As a presenter at the Golden Globe Awards, Modern Family star Sofia Vergara was stunning in a Carolina Herrera gown and Chopard diamonds with her long hair gathered back and half up because of the soggy weather.
By Angelique Serrano | 01/14/2010 - 12:18
I have a friend who can’t eat cheese; whenever she does, her face gets red and breaks-out in these tiny little bumps. I feel for her, especially since my idea of heaven is a long hammock between two palm trees with a plate full of cheesy quesadillas and pina coladas. But for those of you with sensitive skin—skin that becomes excessively reddened, inflamed, irritated, or pained when triggered by environmental or internal factors—it’s important to identify what triggers your particular outbreak.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/12/2010 - 10:06
2010 is Zoë Saldana's year and apparently, we're not the only ones who think so! Following in the footsteps of Salma Hayek and Reese Witherspoon, Saldana was just named the face of a new fragrance being released by Avon.
By Angelique Serrano | 01/08/2010 - 13:23
If you’re noticing your forehead sporting a few more blemishes than usual this winter, consider this: When the weather gets cold, you turn to mittens, scarves and hats to keep warm, right? Well, if you have bangs and you jam a hat down over your head, your bangs get pressed onto your forehead. Now think of the fact that you could be sweating a little around your hairline under that hat. Now you’ve got the oils from your hair, mingling with sweat, pressed against your skin. Bingo, blemishes!
By Angelique Serrano | 01/07/2010 - 14:51
People, I tell you this story with a warning: Do what I say, not what I did. Over the weekend I found myself in my brand new bathroom staring into the mirror at my skin. It looked dry and riddled with clogged pores. So I did what we’re all tempted to do, but shouldn’t: I began the process of extraction on my own skin. But instead of wrapping clean fingertips in cotton and gently squeezing ripe areas, I used my nails and dug into my skin until my chin was utterly inflamed. I know. I feel like my beauty editor license should be suspended.
By Angelique Serrano | 01/06/2010 - 13:56
All week our beauty team will be coming at you with trend predictions for 2010 to help keep you readers looking gorgeous in the new decade! First up, nails: It appears to be out with the obviously subversive. Black nail polish, which this past year gave way to the prevalence of deep green and dark navy variations, will be shelved this spring in exchange for soft blue-gray shades. It’s not exactly a return to predicable Easter-egg pastels, but rather a refreshing antidote to precious pink.