Urban Decay lovers, Wonderland lovers and lovers of gorgeous eyeshadow shades: get excited! The much anticipated sequel to Disney’s Alice in Wonderland opens in theaters May 27, but the Alice Through the Looking Glass limited-edition eyeshadow palette is available at Nordstrom now. From the collector’s-quality kaleidoscopic packaging to the crazy beautiful shadows, this palette is going to go as fast as its predecessor, when Urban Decay and Disney teamed up for their first Wonderland-themed palette.
SEE INSIDE THE BOX AND ALL THE COVETABLE SHADOWS
While it helps to work with some of the loveliest faces in the land, Charlotte Tilbury and her team repeatedly find new ways to accentuate and complement celebrity glamor at every red carpet event. Even if we’re not going to be wearing a gown anytime soon, we love learning how Team Tilbury accomplishes such stunning makeup.
Here are just three beauties from the Met Gala and how to achieve their glowing good looks. Whether you’re in jeans or a gown, when you give face like that, who cares what you’re wearing?
GET THE GALA LOOKS: HERE’S HOW
Here comes Charlotte Tilbury to the rescue! She’s created an understated, glowing look that highlights the natural beauty in every woman, and she’s sharing her expert secrets. To re-create this gorgeous and universally flattering look, here are her step-by-step instructions and products you’ll need—including her newest launch, the Instant Look in a Palette. Designed to take you from day to night, this gotta-have-it palette contains products you can dial back for the desk or amp up for dinner out.
GET CHARLOTTE TILBURY’S TUTORIAL FOR GLOWING, NATURAL MAKEUP
Think back. How many different flavors of Lip Smaker did you hoard in the front pocket of your Jansport? Like, a lot, right? Before you wander too far down that path back to Lisa Frank and your favorite Trapper Keepers, we’d like to introduce you to the grown up (but a kid at heart) Lancôme Juicy Shakers. Available in 20 pretty shades–each with their own flavor–these are as fun to collect as all that school-days lip balm, only pulling one of these adorable cocktail-shaker-shaped beauties out of your handbag won’t damage your cred while you’re adulting.
JUICE UP YOUR LIFE AND WATCH LISA ELDRIDGE SHARE HER FAVORITES
Once you’ve gotten the perfect outfits packed for your next music fest, don’t forget about your beauty essentials. Camping, partying and spending all that time in the sun can be the worst for your skin and beauty regimen. We’ve got 14 items you’ll want to pack to keep you looking like you haven’t been dancing all day or spending all night sleeping on ruthless turf.
BEAUTY ESSENTIALS: WHAT TO PACK FOR A MUSIC FESTIVAL
With spring finally here, it’s time to start perfecting that sunny-weather makeup and strobing technique. (Think of strobing as the opposite of contouring—using highlights on the “high areas” of the face rather than sculpting shadows to create depth and dimension.) Charlotte Tilbury and team are lending us a few tips and easy steps to help you bring your natural beauty to light with products designed to do all the work for you.
GLOW WITH IT: GET CHARLOTTE’S TIPS AND HOW-TO
Leave it to CHANEL to launch two truly innovative new formulas just in time for spring: moisture-rich CHANEL ROUGE COCO STYLO Complete Care Lipshine and durable LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour. We couldn’t wait to get our hands on the newest collections and get to work in our photo studio having fun experimenting with the new shades and formulas.
We rounded up a small crew at Studio N. Our first reaction? Loving the variety of perfectly edited colors that run the gamut from classic glamour to freshly modern. We incorporated a few different inspirations throughout the shoot, which give you a tiny glimpse of the countless looks anyone can create with these superior hues. From day to night, see all our looks and more ways that CHANEL has you covered for spring and beyond with these two covetable collections.
LIP AND NAIL INSPO: SEE OUR FOUR FRESH LOOKS FOR SPRING
Meet your new favorite thing in beauty: the Nordstrom-exclusive Bobbi Brown Everything Eyes Palette. With nine day-to-night eyeshadows and four pro brushes—all handpicked by Brown herself—this versatile compact is powered up to take you anywhere you want to go. To prove it, Bobbi Brown sent us three of her favorite ready-for-anything looks along with her steps to create each: classic, smoky and party eyes. Get her how-tos and pro tips after the jump.
MASTER THREE LOOKS TO LOVE FROM BOBBI BROWN
Our beauty team hit up a slew of backstage runways at Fashion Week, catching up and grazing shoulders with industry bigwigs the likes of Bobbi Brown, François Nars, Stila, butter LONDON and Jin Soon Choi, and taking notes on fall’s biggest makeup trends.
What stood out to them as the biggest beauty trends on the spring ’16 runways? For one, individualized contouring and brows, like the ones created at the hands of experts like Shiseido’s Dick Page for Narciso Rodriguez. In season’s past we’ve seen our share of strong contouring and bold brows, but this year was different. Show after show, artists let the model’s natural features dictate the beauty, focusing on accentuating natural assets, like amping up already god-given bushy brows.
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For our spring 2016 beauty trends photoshoot, we tapped the genius Kali Kennedy to work her magic on our models. When this California native wasn’t waving her beauty wands or taking selfies with just about everyone on set, she took some time to tell us about how she got into makeup artistry, her best makeup advice and what it’s like living and breathing beauty. Get to know Kali Kennedy–a force of positivity who takes a refreshing approach to her craft.
YOUR BEAUTY PHILOSOPHY
Every unique feature you have is something that nobody else possesses, and those features are what make you beautiful–that freckly skin, big brows or whatever. You can’t not love the beautiful parts about you that make you unique. I tell people they’re beautiful every day, and I mean it. Everybody needs to be told that they’re beautiful, because they are.
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