Tips for Taming Curly Hair from the Queen of Curl

Attention curly hair girls: The controversial Brazilian Blowout is not your only option to tame that mane of yours! Rather than fighting your curls, Ouidad, founder of Ouidad, The Curl Experts haircare line, is calling on women everywhere to embrace their curls and natural texture. Here, in her own words, she gives us the scoop […]

Permanent Makeup Gone Good

ConsideringĀ permanentĀ cosmetics? Read this first! Valley permanent makeup experts give us practical advice on this popular procedure. You’ve likely seen the bad side of permanent cosmetics: lopsided lips, overly dark eyebrows and even worse, red and bumpy reactions to improper application of permanent eyeliner (Ewww!). But we’ve also seen some downright amazing transformations from the hands […]

Blushing Bride: Expert Picks for Best Blushes

Becca Creme Blush

Makeup artist and glam girl Diane Aiello scoops on her must-have blushes for brides and brides at heart. When it comes to blush, we’re often left scratching our heads. What looks pretty on the shelf, looks like we got pegged in the cheeks by two softballs when we get the product home. With bridal season […]

Beauty and the Brow: The Look for 2009

By Elke Von Freudenberg Celebrity Makeup Artist According to celebrity makeup artist and eyebrow specialist, Elke Von Freudenberg, the strong brow is back. “The look this year is definitely a thicker brow, a stronger, straighter arch and a more styled brow with a defined look done with brow pencils and brow shadow,” she says. “Eyebrows […]

Clean Sweep: Makeup Brush Maintenance 101

By Shana King Makeup artist and creator, Adesign Brushes Dirt, dust and bacteria should be the last thing that comes in contact with your tender skin, and the first line of defense is proper care and maintenance of your makeup brushes. If your brushes aren’t given the TLC they deserve, they can become magnets for […]

Beauty Must-Haves for Spring

By Diane Aiello Stylist Sprucing up your look for spring should not be limited to revamping your closet with fresh colors and styles. Makeup, hair, nails and skin are just as important as a stylish wardrobe and need a seasonal makeover too. With so many beauty goodies on the market today it’s almost impossible to […]

All That Glitters

As if having extra long, extra thick (“pile on the glam, please!”) lashes weren’t enough, the newest lure in holiday eyes is shimmer, glimmer and glamor. Lash FX has introduced Special FX in Metallic FX, Gem FX and Shimmer FX, putting lashes at the top of the play list for the holidays. Glamazons have been […]