My first bit of advice is not to look in the mirror for at least a few days after your baby is born. I'm not trying to be dramatic, but trust me, if you look at your naked body right after delivering a baby, you will feel very, very dramatic. It's not worth the blow to your self-esteem, so just hold off for a few days, maybe a week. That being said, you should expect to be puffy all over from fluid retention, your belly will feel and look very squishy and misshapen for several weeks, hormone fluctuations can cause breakouts and hair loss and exhaustion will probably have you looking even worse for the wear. Of course, all of this is normal and at some point--probably not too long after your bundle of joy's arrival--you'll start to feel like it's about time to start looking like a human again. Below are some tips that can have you feeling and looking better, straight out of the delivery room.Continue Reading >
Jennifer Lopez normally always appears flawless to me, but I have to admit she was looking kind of funky at the Fox TCA party in Pasadena, California Monday night. The former American Idol judge showed up in a hot hip-hugging leather dress that showed off her curvy bod, but homegirl's makeup was totally off. At first, I couldn't even pinpoint what the problem was. She sort of looked like her wax figure at the Madame Tussads museum. And then I realized that lipstick color combined with those done up eyes just wasn't doing it for her!Continue Reading >
Our stars looked absolutely fab tonight at the 2014 People's Choice Awards, but no one looked better than Jessica Alba. In fact, homegirl looked so good she stole the red carpet. The Sin City: A Dame to Kill actress showed up in a strapless white dress by Jason Wu that showed off her bangin' body. But what really impressed me was her glowy makeup. Lancome makeup artist Monika Blunder was behind the glamorous look. Interested in replicating it yourself? Check out her expert tips below!Continue Reading >
Wow, 2013 was one hell of a year for beauty and our celebs! In fact, I'm starting to think maybe some of them were competing over most dramatic look. Seriously, between Beyonce's pixie cut, Rosario Dawson's half-shaved head, and Rhianna's doobie at the AMAs, there was just way too much going on. And I'm not entirely convinced it was all just a coincidence. Either way they gave us a lot to look at, some worth envying and some worth booing.Continue Reading >
It's almost New Year's Eve, so what better time than now to rock dramatic makeup, right? With that said, sporting a bold new trend is NOT the same as over-the-top makeup that makes you look like a total drag queen. So many chicas don't seem to know where to draw the line between drama and drag.
Take this old school picture of Christina Aguilera for instance. I get that she was at a M.A.C. cosmetics event, but still, what the hell was she thinking? That hot pink shadow extended from her lids to her forehead and even blended in with her blush. And why does it perfectly match her outfit? Ugh! So glad she finally got her makeup act together!Continue Reading >
I love Christina Milian--the girl is gorgeous. But what in the world was she thinking when she slapped on that black lipstick? She was spotted wearing it at the Drake "Would You Like A Tour 2013" concert Tuesday night in Philadelphia looking all kinds of crazy. I'm all for vampy purples and deep burgundy lipcolors, but when did black pouts come into style?Continue Reading >
I can't tell how annoyed I get whenever I notice there's no more makeup remover wipes left in my bathroom. Ugh! And it's especially annoying if I'm already wearing layers of waterproof mascara that's a pain in the butt to take off. In fact, it was just the other day I ran into this dilemma. I was panicking and pestering my fiancé to head to our local pharmacy and grab me some makeup remover until I remembered I had some coconut oil in the kitchen. Oh yes ladies, coconut oil along with a whole bunch of other foods can actually help keep your face gunk-free. How awesome is that?Continue Reading >
Cameron Diaz recently posted a bare-faced selfie without a touch of makeup via Instagram. The Cuban American actress is seen in the picture holding on to a copy of her The Body Book (which she also wrote by the way) looking happier than ever. "One of my proudest moments," she crowed.
Cameron looked really ... different. Power to her for letting the world see how she looks au naturel. She's gorgeous, but I guess I forgot that she was 40! She obviously doesn't care and that's what makes her even more beautiful. And she's not the only celeb out there who's not afraid to let folks see her makeup-free.Continue Reading >
It must have been the Christmas spirit, but all the ladies that attended the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Luncheon last week had their makeup on point! But my favorite look was definitely Jennifer Lopez's sparkly green eyeshadow. Not only was it festive, but it looked great against her olive complexion. Finally a makeup color that works on Latina skin!Continue Reading >
Doesn't Adrienne Bailon's nose look much thinner than usual? By the looks of it, you'd think maybe she had a nose job or something. But considering how much Adrienne LOVES using makeup to highlight and define her features, I'm pretty sure this is just really good contouring! Believe it or not, the right neutral tones can do it all from sculpting your nose and cheekbones, to even making your face look thinner. It's all about using dark and light colors to create a perfectly defined face!Continue Reading >