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Picture this: you hit the snooze one too many times, should’ve been at your desk, oh, about five minutes ago, and your hair is such a disaster that the Red Cross won’t give it coffee. S.O.S!

Never fear: Living Proof, the company responsible for cult favorite No Frizz, introduces the latest innovation in the battle against bad hair: No Frizz Restyling Spray, a style reviver that detangles, reduces static, and adds weightless shine…all without having to rewash.

No Frizz Restyling Spray’s non-silicone formula contains PolyfluoroEster, which works by adding just the right amount of moisturize to refresh hair without making it greasy or heavy… turning disheveled, frizzy, or flat hair into beautiful, shiny hair in just minutes.

Simply spray on dry hair until lightly damp, follow with heat to style, and you’re out the door!  Crisis averted.


staydontstray.jpgOur penchant for eyeshadow primers aside (we’re seriously addicted), Benefit Cosmetics’ new Stay Don’t Stray primer does the trick. The instructions say you can use it under concealers and eyeshadows but we’ve only tried it above the eyes. When put to the test during our long and strenuous work day, it did it’s job and kept our shadow in its place — even with our most troublesome and wandering shadows.

Side note: be careful when dispensing as the pump dishes out a heaping amount of primer and a little goes a long way. The instructions warned us but we of course didn’t listen and had to learn the hard way.  Benefit Cosmetics, $24.

82nd_Annual_Academy_4ce6.jpgDiane Kruger was lovely in a pulled back, twisted hair style, gilded eyes, and a pale pink lip , leaving the drama  to her AMAZING Chanel gown.

82nd_Annual_Academy_42fc.jpgAs usual, Kate Winslet knocked it out of the park with sleek, Veronica Lake inspired finger waves, and fresh pinks on the face to compliment her blue eyes and golden tresses.

e300c131639a698b_monique.jpgMo’nique decorated her coif with gardenias befitting an Oscar winner, and matched the sweet look with a flawless, matte face and glossy lips.
 82nd_Annual_Academy_358a.jpgElizabeth banks dazzled with bold lined eyes, a pale lip, and added a sparkly headband to her sophisticated hair style for a extra dose of glam.

82nd_Annual_Academy_2bad.jpgMiley Cyrus brought the drama with smokey eyes, LOTS of lash, a pretty pale pout, and a gorgeous, loose wave updo that was one of our faves of the evening.

46bcbf821510c384_charlize.jpgCharlize Theron’s bright red lip and natural eye made a powerful statement without overpowering the actresses’ knockout face.

7b46e84129bf49ea_Cameron-Diaz.jpgCameron Diaz rocked a muted version of Charlize’s lip, but looked totally different and fresh. Loose, windblown waves were in tune with Cam’s Cali-girl style— effortless, pretty, and natural.

Oscars_2010_1e32.jpgVera Farmiga’s silvery-purple eye was young and fresh, and the bold pink lip complimented her dress without competing with it, topped with a perfectly tousled a chignon.

Oscars_2010_f93d.jpgLastly, Jennifer Lopez ALWAYS gives good face.  Perfectly groomed brows,  flawless blending, and the look was balanced by her organic, loose updo.

Do you agree? Disagree? Who were your faves? Tell us in the comments!

Beyoncé Knowles is known for her glam red carpet looks and edgy performance style, but today Beyoncé gave us beauty in another form— by giving back to the community with a project she and her mother, Tina, have dreamed about and worked on for years: the Beyoncé Cosmetology Center at the Phoenix Rehab Center in Brooklyn.

beyonce-030510-4.jpgPhoenix House, which is a residential substance abuse treatment program, will run the Career Academy. The academy will serve to help men and women in treatment to prepare for careers in the cosmetology field after a seven-month training course, while overcoming their drug addictions. L’Oreal has donated all the products to be used at the center, and Beyoncé, along with her mother, have pledged to donate $100,000 annually.

We love Beyonce’s chameleon-like beauty, but this venture is her best look yet.
While Hollywood is prepping for the Oscars, we’ve been thinking about all the work that goes into making our favorite celebs look so damn glamorous on this big night. How do they (or their makeup artists — yes they have help) get that amazing red carpet glow? If you have a big Oscar-like event coming up…maybe even the Oscars who knows?…make sure you’re covered with these red carpet must-haves:

givenchygloss.jpgLip Plumper:
The makeup world got a lot more exciting after the invention of lip plumper. What’s better? A good limp plumper + a good gloss all in one.

Our suggestion: Givenchy Pop Gloss. Sephora, $24.50.

Fake Eyelashes:
Talk about an optical illusion. Fake lashes are the best way to illuminate your eyes and add a dash of intensity.

Our suggestion: Andrea Perma Lash Starter Kit. Sally Beauty Supply, $9.99.

Eye Shadow Palette:
The best way to get a modern, glamorous eye is to layer the right colors and eye shadow palettes make it relatively easy.

Our suggestion: Sephora Colorful Artist Palette. Sephora, $32.

powder.jpgBody Shimmer:
Shimmer, shimmer and more shimmer. But we’re not talking just the face. You need a good illuminating powder to apply all over the body.

Our Suggestion: Urban Decay Flavored Body Powder. Sephora, $26.

Luminizing Lotion/Highlighter:
Now that the body is nice and sparkly, you need to light up the face. It’s best to use an oil-free highlighter or lotion that will brighten up your complexion but won’t leave you covered in grease.

Our suggestion: Smashbox Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion. Sephora, $24.

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