Best Celebrity Hair Transformations of 2015

Celebrities have the funds and the resources available to change their hair whenever the whim strikes them with relatively little consequence. If they don’t like it they can just buy new hair. This makes keeping up with their current hairstyle a never-ending task. These are some of the best hair transformations of the year so far:

Scar-Jo went from this…

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to this:

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Fierce.

Kaley Cuoco also chopped of her blonde locks:

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Hailey Baldwin went from blonde..

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to brunette..

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back to blonde..

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The Baldwin sisters must have planned this together because Ireland also went brunette:

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Amy Poehler (one of my favourite people of all time) went from her trademark blonde to a gorgeous auburn:

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Stunning.

And I had to include a Kardashian so I went for the one with the most flattering transformation.

Khloe:

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The other sisters may go from black, to platinum, to green every week, but Khloe opted for a more subtle graduation to blonde that I hope will last longer than most of their hairstyles.

 

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Best eyeshadow for your eye colour

Using a colour wheel, you can find out (or internet people can do it for you) which colours best compliment your eye colour. I am most familiar with the best colours for brown eyes (brown, olive green, purple), but this is a really helpful diagram courtesy of alldaychic.com to help you figure out which colours will makes your eyes ‘pop’.

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Some people say you cannot wear the same colour shadow as your eye colour, but this proves that wrong. Most places you look will recommend brown eyeshadow for brown eyes and blue eyeshadow for blue eyes. Again, I can only speak for brown eyes, but the purple thing is LEGIT. When wearing purple eyeshadow I have been asked if I was wearing coloured contacts. That only happened one time but I’m still pretty proud of it.

Usually gold is the most recommended colour for blue eyes, but I think blue eyes look really great with a grey smokey eye look. Even though its not in this diagram, I think brown eyeshadow really works with green eyes, too.

Basically, wear any colour you want, but if you want to make your eyes look a deeper brown, a brighter blue or a more dazzling green, follow this advice.

PEACE x

 

How to find the perfect glasses for your face shape

As you know, I wear glasses almost 24/7. It’s not a fashion statement. As Millhouse would say “I need them to see!”. I’ve been shopping round for some new frames recently because my current ones are the most expensive things I own and I wear them all day and I’m constantly worried about breaking them. During my research I came across this very helpful video by one of my favourite beauty bloggers, Michelle Phan, explaining how to make sure you find the right frames to suit your face shape.

 

Best Makeup Looks from SDCC 2015

Comic-con is a great place to see cosplay at its best. Some of these looks take hours of intricate makeup and special effects skills. These are some of the best makeup looks I’ve seen from this years San Diego Comic-con.

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Zombies are a popular theme and it takes a lot of special effects makeup skill to make zombies this scary.

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This Mad Max family probably took a lot more than some talcum powder to create this look.

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Mystique doesn’t need any help with her makeup.

And somebody actually went as Lorne from Angel!

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Deathwok Clan makeup perfection. This fan would fit in perfectly in Pylea.

These Chewie’s Angels are everything

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The time that went into that.

Then there’s this guy, who with the help of body makeup, prosthetics and a mask has transformed himself

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This drag Joker has the best makeup I’ve ever seen on a villain

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And there’s nothing like some body paint contouring to turn you into she-hulk

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5 Festival Beauty Must-Haves

If you’re headed to a festival this summer, your easiest bet is to go makeup free and shave your head. But lets be realistic. Just because thats easiest, doesn’t mean thats what you’re going to do. The ‘festival’ look is pretty easy to achieve, as it is essentially being unwashed but with flowers in your hair.

The first thing you will need, and this would be the most important for me, is dry shampoo. This way you don’t have to worry about tackling the shower situation.

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Batiste does the best value dry shampoo out there and it will keep your hair looking fresh and clean. My hair gets greasy about 16 hours after washing it, so I wouldn’t go anywhere without plenty of Batiste.

Secondly, without showers it may be hard to keep your pores nice and unblocked. Decent face wipes will substitute for a sink and some cleanser. Some face wipes just move the dirt around but these ones will remove any dirt and makeup left on your face after a long day of festival fun.

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These cleansing pads are £17 which is a lot for a face wipe but they will look after your skin. Alternatively, everybody’s favourite Simple wipes are a good cheap alternative.

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In terms of makeup, you want durability. A decent waterproof mascara that to don’t have to reapply too often will do the trick.

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Everyone’s favourite, this mascara is a staple among makeup artists and celebrities. And it retails at around £4.99, or £3.49 which is the current sale price on Asos.com.

You can also use misdirection to distract others from the state of your ‘3rd day in’ festival hair and makeup with these gold temporary tattoos:

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These are not only shiny and distracting, but they will also look great with a tan. You can get these almost anywhere, but Asos.com has some for £8:

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No one will notice you’ve been wearing the same mascara for three days with these babies all over your body.

Finally, no festival look is complete without fake flowers.

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These hair grips are £12 from Asos. With these decorating your hair, you will no doubt look the part. And at the end of the day, everyone will be having too much fun to notice anyone else’s hair and makeup situation. The great thing about festivals is you’re all in the same boat. The most important thing is to have fun (and keep your valuables on you at all times).

Ruby Rose’s Hottest Makeup Looks

 

Ruby Rose is fast becoming a household name after her appearance in Orange is the New Black. To some, however, she has been known for a while for her androgynous beauty.

I have compiled a list of my favourite Ruby Rose makeup looks so all of my followers who are unfamiliar with her, can appreciate the flawlessness that is Ruby Rose.

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This kohl lined/smudged brown eyeshadow smokey eye look appears a lot on Ruby’s instagram page. And you can see why. Its makeup that looks great whilst still looking effortless and andro-chic. As you will see it can be paired with any lip, such as this nude/brown…

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Or this baby pink.

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This more intense glam look adds some extra liquid liner and some lashes with a darker, brighter hot pink lip.

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With these statement lips, the only eye makeup necessary is a bit of mascara, which Ruby totally rocks.

But my favourite makeup look of Ruby’s by far is…

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No makeup.

A solid Patrick Bateman beauty tip

I love peel-off face masks because they’re fun to do and they’re good for my skin, but I always feel like Patrick Bateman whenever I take them off.

That aside, these are a couple of peel-off masks I love.

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The first is the Montagne Jeunesse Manuka Honey Peel-off mask. It retails most places for around £1 which is a bargain. The honey is antibacterial which is great for spots and I always feel like peel off masks target deeper inside your pores.

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The second mask I love is Boots’ Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Peel-Off mask. It comes in a tube with multiple applications worth inside. The tea tree and witch hazel are also great for spots.

Both these masks are super sticky on application but once they dry they are so fun to peel off and on top of that they do your skin good. Peel away!

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Mac Cinderella Collection

Mac is releasing their Cinderella collection to coincide with the movie release in March.

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It will consist of:

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Two lipsticks. The more pinky nude is Royal Ball and the browner nude is Free as a Butterfly.

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Two lipglasses in Happily Ever After and Glass Slipper (almost identical, right?)

One eyeshadow palette:

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Two ‘Eye Glosses’ in Lightly Tauped and Pearl Varnish

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This is a new type of product, one that I haven’t seen from Mac before. It seems to be one of those sheer ultra glossy cream eyeshadows.

There’s also a line of Fluidline gel liners in two different colours: Little Black Bow and Macrviolet

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There are two gorgeous looking powder highlighter in Coupe D’Chic and Mystery Princess

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Three pressed pigments (although one is actually glitter!) in Reflects Pearl, Evil Stepmother and Pretty It Up:

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The Olive pigment seems a bit incongruous with the rest of the collection but hey, its Mac.

There’s also a mascara and two brushes (boring)

I have to say this is the nicest collection to come out of Mac in a while. The movie doesn’t seem like much to get excited about (Its certainly no ‘Into The Woods’) but at least the makeup is cute. I wonder if any of the normal public will be able to get hold of any of the products before the sell out.

How to work out your face shape

Knowing your face shape can be so helpful when choosing a hairstyle, or even doing your makeup. Its not the most important rule in the world to follow, but you’d be surprised as the difference it can make.

I came across this cool and easy infographic on coolblades.co.uk to help you work out your face shape.


View Interactive Version (via CoolBlades).

Have fun working out your face shape, you might find your perfect look.

Beauty over 60

One of the great double standards of society is that men are allowed to age, and are seen to get better looking with age, whereas women aren’t allowed to show any signs of ageing. However, if we are seen to be trying to conceal signs of ageing, we are equally criticised. There needs to be a re-think on the way we perceive women over 35. Women over 60 who wear obvious makeup (bright lips, lashes, bold eyeshadows) are often judged and seen as ‘dame’y’

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This comes from the misogynistic panto dames who portray an image of an older woman trying desperately to cover up the ravages of age. But with the rise of the older beauty (Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep, Judie Dench), hopefully we can rid society of this image and replace it with a more modern outlook that recognises makeup is not worn to cover up or hide, but to express and emphasise.

Eyeliner

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If your teenage years were spent in the sixties, the eyeliner decade, you are lucky. You know exactly how to replicate this look and it is a flattering one. Jo Wood (59) still pulls of the rocker chick look with tons of smudged kohl liner. Its easy, its cheap, and it looks just as good in your 60s as it did in THE 60s.

Colour

Colour over 60 is ALLOWED! Whatever you want is allowed. There are some looks, however, that aren’t flattering at any age. With bold and dark colours, there’s always a risk (again, I’m talking about at any age) of looking harsh. With these kinds of colours, mistakes can be spotted a mile away. Bold and dark colours on your lips can make them look thinner. And a red lip, having its big moment in the 40s, sometimes looks better on the over 80s.

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Steer towards the browner, more mauve end of the red spectrum for a more flattering look, alla Helen and Joanna.

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They also know how to rock the false eyelashes.

Hair

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There is absolutely no reason to cut your hair off once you get past a certain age. This is a myth perpetrated by the patriarchy. Women are terrified of looking ‘witchy’, but does Meryl Streep look ‘witchy’? Does Lindsay Duncan? The whole notion of the Witch is an image that society created in order to demonise intelligent women, so I for one would be honoured to be called ‘witchy’.

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I’m not saying you have to do any of these things, but I am saying you shouldn’t feel like you can’t. There are no ‘rules’ and don’t let anyone tell you that there are.