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Your Guide to Summer’s Grungy (and Glamorous) Look


topshop-grungeIbiza’s crystal clear waters and lush landscape make the Hamptons look buttoned up and bland. Here to inject some Spanish-island flavor into your summer makeup routine is face painter Hannah Murray and Topshop’s Ibiza Grunge collection (available online as of today) comprised of vibrant colors and molten metallics. From double-ended liner pencils in stark white and peacock blue to Glitter Pots in black and holographic periwinkle, these products produce that lived-in, danced-till-dawn aesthetic that party girls like Kate Moss have down to a perfect science. The standout for me is the Grunge Stick in Unkempt, a black cream shadow laced with finely milled silver sparkles that can be used alone for a smoky effect or over other pigments to deepen their color. The best part: It cools lids on contact, making it my go-to after a sun-soaked day (slathered in SPF, of course). “It’s a hybrid of a cream, powder, and kohl formula, so it has staying power but blends easily and gives just the right amount of grunge,” noted the pro. “Apply close to the top and bottom lashes and either smudge with your finger or a small blending brush. Build more product on top for a more intense effect, and for a more disheveled feel, work the color down and outwards from bottom lashes.” Here, Murray offers up more beauty tips for steamy nights:

What are your top tricks for keeping makeup dance- and sweat-proof come summer?
Use long-lasting formulas, especially on the eyes, like Topshop Beauty Waterproof Kohl, Grunge Sticks, and Waterproof Mascara. I actually love them year-round, as they’re the quickest way to apply color and they require no maintenance.

We’ve seen white liner everywhere—from the runway (Kenzo Spring 2014) to the red carpet. What’s the key to pulling it off?
I like to keep white liner graphic and minimal. A simple line along the top lashes with mascara in the roots of lashes is the modern way to wear it.

Do you have any tricks for faking a believable, Ibiza-worthy glow?
I apply bronzing gel to cheeks, temples, and forehead; a highlighter like Glow Stick in Play Up on the cheekbones, inner corner of eyes, and down the nose; and a touch of cream blush on the apples of the cheek. To finish the look, I also love to dot on a few freckles!

For a step-by-step to the “lived-in, festival eye” Murray created backstage at Topshop Unique’s Spring 2014 show, watch the video tutorial below:

Photo: Ivan Lattuada;

What We’re Wearing This Week: Topshop and Maybelline


popsicle-orange-nail-polish’s resident nail polish guru (and photo editor), Nicola Kast, beats the Monday blues by hitting the bottle. Here, she shares the lacquer she’s loving this week.

“I was in the mood for a creamsicle,” said Kast of her Sunday-night manicure inspo. And what better way to satisfy this craving than with not just one, but two orange polishes. “I chose a tangy tangerine [Topshop Nails in Turmeric] and a sweet peach shade [Maybelline New York Color Show in Bleached in Peach]—similar to the Popsicle,” she added. Bring on summer’s citrus-like lacquers…and the dual-flavored, frozen treats.

Topshop Nails in Totally Turmeric, $8,; Maybelline New York Bleached Neons by Color Show in Bleached Peach, $3.99, see for more information.

On Kate’s Side


kate-bosworth-dinnerNot only was the slightly longer sleeve length on Kate Bosworth’s tee (part of her new line for Topshop, launching today) completely perfect, an observation made by’s in-house T-shirt aficionada and photo editor, but her deep side part was an ideal complement to her casual look. While Bosworth’s dividing line wasn’t clean-cut and perfect—reminding me of the rocker-inspired styles seen at Saint Laurent this season—the feminine curls and pink-stained lips added an element of easy elegance to her half-tucked top and jeans.

Photo: Carlos Acayo

Beauty 411: Ursula Stephen


URSULA-STEPHEN-FINAL-2_resizeHer personal choices might often elude us, but when it comes to all things hair-related, Rihanna always has our undivided and rapt attention (like, say, last week, when she went gray, or, as she dubbed it, “brrrr”). And the woman usually responsible for RiRi’s chameleonic hair ways is stylist Ursula Stephen. Her three favorite moments in Rihanna’s hair timeline? “When we went red, the short black ’do we did for the Teen Choice Awards a couple of years ago, and the short blonde look for her ‘Hard’ music video,” she says. Besides tending to celebrity tresses (she also counts Mary J. Blige and Kerry Washington as clients) and working as a Global Ambassador for hair-care line Motions, Stephen recently opened her first salon, in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood; a thrill for those of us who call the 718 home. “I’d always thought of opening my own place, but this just feels like the right time in my life and career to do it, so when I got a call about a space, I couldn’t pass it up,” she explains. And lest you think she’s too busy to attend to us common folks, Stephen insists that though her schedule will vary from week to week, she will definitely be logging plenty of time at Ursula Stephen the Salon, 66 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, (347) 457-5834. Here, the busy stylist shares some of her own beautifying go-tos.

“At the Olympic Spa in L.A., you get scrubbed down like a baby by these superstrong women…in front of everyone! Don’t be shy about it. You will leave feeling like you have new skin!”

3915 West Olympic Boulevard, L.A., (323) 857-0666;

“This fragrance manages to be so many things at once: pretty, sophisticated, rich. And I have to say, the men love it. I first discovered it at a spa in New York, and now it’s absolutely one of my faves.”

$68, at

THE GO-TO COVER-UP: Kevyn Aucoin
“Hands down the best concealer out there. It’s always a lifesaver for me.”

Available at

“I actually first discovered it after I got a bad burn from a curling iron. It helped heal that and turned out to be such a great moisturizer. I especially like it for the rough areas, like my knees and elbows. Plus, it gives skin an amazing glow.”

Available at drugstores.

“The perfect blush for summer, if you’re going for that ‘I don’t have on any makeup’ kind of look.”


THE HAIR THERAPY: Motions Deep Penetrating Treatment
“It’s the best conditioning treatment around. I recommend it to all my clients and, naturally, use it on myself religiously, too.”

Available at drugstores.

“It really is one of my favorite stores. I find all my trendy pieces there that I then mix in with designer stuff.”

“I love this place in Brooklyn. They do next-level mani-pedis! The ambience is beautiful, the staff is attentive, and every service is great. Also, mimosas. Enough said.”

1082 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York, (718) 636-0600;

The Fab Five: July Fourth Essentials


beautyAs far as holidays go, July Fourth has a lot going for it: barbecues, fireworks, an endless rotation of ice-cold adult beverages. Chances are you’ll need certain beauty essentials to last you through the first rays of sun (well, let’s hope) to the final explosions in the sky. In honor of the occasion, we rounded up five picks (plus a bonus) that will prove indispensable regardless of whether the festivities find you beachfront, lakeside, or city-bound.

Clear Cut
Kate Somerville Daily Deflector Waterlight SPF 50+
Sun protection is a no-brainer, particularly if you will be spending a significant amount of time outside. Kate Somerville’s newest sunscreen is as un-sunblock-y as you can get—it’s super sheer, lightweight, moisturizing, and is apparently packed with shiitake-mushroom extract to help restore skin elasticity while blocking out those rays.

The Bluest Eye
Topshop Eye Crayon in Kingfisher
I will be the first to admit I’m all for some subtle holiday color coordinating—done tastefully. So with your, say, red-and-white polka-dot dress, might I suggest a thick swath of this bright aqua shadow stick across each lid. The blue color payoff is bold, and it will resist creasing for many a daylight hour.

Multiple Choice
Ilia Multi-Stick in I Put a Spell on You
In the colder months, I’m perfectly content for each product to serve one sole purpose, but in those dog days of summer, when the desire to simplify is stronger than ever, multifunctional is a must. My current favorite is this makeup stick by the green-minded brand Ilia; the pale coral I Put a Spell on You will suit a wide array of skin tones, and it looks just as good on lips as it does on cheeks.

Polished Off
Priti Nail Color in City Girl Rose
While the state of my fingernails usually falls somewhere between totally bare and complete disarray, on holidays I always find my inner girly girl and get down to some painting. Because my tips have gone naked for about a month now, I’m easing back into the polish game with this new peachy pink by Priti that reminds me of the sparkling rosé I plan to be guzzling all weekend.

Check Your Head
Alterna Caviar CC Cream
That’s right, there are now CC creams for your hair. And here’s why I’m getting behind this one: It has just enough hold as a styling cream, it’s hydrating, it has UV filters to protect your color from fading, and it smells pretty awesome. I plan to generously slather it on before milkmaid braiding.

About Face
Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes
A bonus for your summer tote bag: Ursa Major’s new Essential Face Wipes. Cleansing, soothing, and shine-reducing, these wipes are great after a bike ride (or any other sweaty hot-weather activity) for a much-needed refresh.

Photos: Courtesy of Kate Somerville, Topshop, Ilia, Priti, Alterna, Ursa Major