This summer, we’re spoilt for choice with bright lip options: We’ve seen Pepto pink, traffic-stopping tangerine , and even moody berry appear on the red carpet recently. But Miranda Kerr’s cherry gloss at last night’s Max Mara party is our current favorite. Kerr stepped out in a head-to-toe nude silk ensemble and slicked-back bun, making her shiny pout pop that much more. The key here was the subtle sheen—as opposed to winter’s go-to matte formulas. A polished, juicy finish feels just right for summer. Get her look with a highly pigmented gloss, like Fresh Sugar Shine Lip Treatment in Cherry, or a sheer-but-lustrous balm, such as Lancôme Baume in Love in Very Cherry. Or simply pick up a cherry Popsicle from your grocery store’s freezer section and top off your dessert-induced stain with a clear lip lacquer.
Jenny Lewis’ “Just One of the Guys” music video featuring Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart, and Brie Larson debuted on YouTube today and quickly went viral. Vogue.com already pointed out Hathaway’s graphic eye makeup (a darker take on the look recently seen at Atelier Versace), but the real beauty standout in this star-studded production: her braided rattail. As part of Hathaway’s gender-bender transformation around the 0:43 second mark, she sports a faux handlebar mustache, striped tracksuit, flat-bill Adidas snapback, and yes, the universally loathed miniature strand. We aren’t surprised she went for it, as the actress has been known to push the envelope—even attempting a few breakdance moves toward the end of the song. Further investigation also revealed the rattail was all Hathaway’s idea—at least that’s what Lewis told E! Online. Tonight we’ll be busy re-creating the A-lister’s cat-eye with a pot of black gel liner…and admiring her shoulder-grazing tail on repeat from afar.
We’re starting to sense a beauty trend at Chanel Haute Couture. At this morning’s show, models sported wild, choppy mohawks—an evolution of the spiky hair seen on the Spring ’14 runway. Perched in the front row, Kristen Stewart appears to have taken the hint with a fresh, cropped cut. Not only did the latest face of Chanel ditch her signature long locks, but she punctuated her new ‘do with a few fiery orange strands. (Perhaps she took a page from our rainbow hair color guide?) She likely spritzed some texturizer through her roots, swept her length to one side, and let the style air-dry—perfect for the hot, humid summer months ahead.
No matter where you’re headed this holiday weekend, you can probably count on sticky, super-humid temps. Since foundation, mascara, and other melt-away makeup is out of the question, we’re leaving room in our toiletry bags for other TSA-friendly beauty gems and saving space by taking only one tube of lipstick: a bullet of bright orange. Paired with beachy waves and bare skin, a swipe of juicy tangerine is all you need to pull together your look (and complement a tan). In fact, the color works for both day and night, as proven by Taylor Swift (spotted on the streets of New York City) and Alexa Chung (glammed up for the Serpentine Gallery’s summer soiree in London). You can opt for a sheer, easy-to-wear formula, like Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Sheer Candy Glossy Balm in Tangy Mandarine, or try a more opaque finish with NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Timanfaya. You can even pair this bold hue with your bikini—though we suggest a long-wear version if you plan on splashing in the sea.
The fashion set flocked to London’s Hyde Park for the Serpentine Gallery’s annual summer soiree. It was the catwalkers who kept it simple last night, however, that ultimately won out (in terms of beauty, at least): Arizona Muse and Cara Delevingne.
Both models kept their looks fairly unfussy, ensuring that melted makeup and incessant touch-ups wouldn’t be a part of their party agenda. Delevingne, whose brows have always been an iconic asset, paired her arches with a thick, black band along her top lashes, while Muse accentuated her dark blond strands with defined brows, liner, and a few swipes of mascara. As we venture into the dog days of summer, we’ll be keeping the following budge-proof basics close at hand: MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set and Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Precision Longwear Eyeliner.