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It’s pretty obvious by now that UV rays are harmful for the skin, especially those in the tanning booth. So you’re best staying out of the sun and faking it with sunless tanners. But the ones that don’t streak or leave you orange! The “Jersey Shore” cast should change their term to “GSTL” - Gym, Sunless Tanner, Laundry. Sorry….we just couldn’t resist!

Our picks for the top 10 sunless tanners of the year are:


Best Way to Fake a Fake Tan
St. Tropez Bronzing Rocks


Most Even Coverage
Modelco’s Tan Airbrush in a Can
$30, Sephora


Best for Travel
Kate Somerville Somer360 Tanning Towelette
$6, Sephora


Best for the Face
Kiehl’s Sun-Free Self Tanning Formula
$22.50, Nordstrom


Best for Fair Skin
Clarins Radiance-Plus Self Tanning Body Lotion
$42, Sephora


Best for Darker Skin
St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Lotion


Best Tanning Gel
Bobbi Brown Sunless Tanning Gel for Face and Body


Quickest Color
L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Lotion


Most Cost Effective
Banana Boat Sunless Summer Color Lotion



Best All Natural Product
Lavera Sunless Tanning Lotion

The temps have been soaring lately, and you know what that means: pedicure time. Now, if you could only decide on a summery nail shade.

Here are some of our top picks:
summernail.bmp1. Chanel Le Vernis Orange Fizz- The mildest of the bunch, Orange Fizz is a sorbet shade for those who need to dip their toes in before going full-on bright.

2. China Glaze Towel Boy Toy- A gorgeous electric blue with a slight shimmer. It’s hard to describe Towel Boy and do it justice. It’s truly unlike any blue we’ve tried!

3. O.P.I. Need Sunglasses?- The name alone puts you in a beachy state of mind, and this sun yellow shade is bright and summery for those who want to do yellow without resembling a highlighter marker (If you do, check out Essie Funky Limelight).

4. Essie Perky Purple- One of our ABSOLUTE FAVES. Perky Purple looks scary in the bottle, but once applied is the most gorgeous magenta/purple hue. We think they should have named this shade “Magician” or something, because it looks different in every single picture we tried to take.

Brit retail favorite, Topshop, is expanding their brand to include beauty. Starting this month the retailer will introduce their first in-house range of color cosmetics, a 97 piece core collection of “essentials”, offset by additional trend collections that will launch every three months.

To celebrate the collection’s launch, Topshop is giving away this cute canvas shopper with every purchase in store and online. 
The collection will retail between $7-16 for the core range ($8-23 for the smaller Spring-Summer Limited Edition Trend range), and will be available at Topshop stores and online starting May 5th.

The totes are limited supply, so make sure you don’t miss out!

There’s nothing more opulent than a little gold in your makeup and mani! Chanel’s new Orient Extreme collection inspired us to add some drama to our beauty bag. Not too much gold, just some highlights around the eyes, the lips and even the body (think…glittery Décolletage). Not into gold makeup? Then opt for gold nails  — Chanel’s Gold Lamé polish is the best.

We’re crushing over these must-haves (gold nuggets not for sale):
1.Chanel Le Vernis Gold Lame, $25 2. Tarte Pressed Shadow - Shimmer, $17 3. Chanel Ligne Et Ombre De Chanel, $45 4. Sephora Collection Glitter Eyeliner, $12 5. Shu Uemura Painting Liner, $24
pgone.jpgMaybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s…Burberry?

The famed British fashion label will introduce Burberry Beauty this summer, which will include blush, pressed powder, bronzer, powder foundation, liquid foundation, eye shadow, eyeliner, lip gloss, lipliner, lipstick and mascara.

Burberry’s Christopher Bailey told WWD: “It started because I felt that, at shows and the shoots, the whole attitude is epitomized through the shoes, the bags, the clothes, the accessories, but then the face was the one thing I really struggled with. When we were doing makeup, I felt like we weren’t able to get the right attitude. It was either caked-on makeup or then just the wrong colors, the wrong tones, the wrong spirit for makeup. I wanted it to be this kind of effortless elegance. Like the trenchcoat, it can be worn anywhere and at any time.”

The trench theme is recurring throughout the collection, down to the details. Its beige outer cartons are reminiscent of the coat’s fabric, while the packaging itself is etched with the brand’s signature check plaid. The trench swayed the designer’s choice of makeup shades, too. “I liked the idea of taking the trenchcoat and the weather as the two things that influence and define the colors,” said Bailey. “You’ve got the naturals from the trenchcoats and from the weather you’ve got these beautiful stormy grays and stormy blues. Then, when the sun comes out, you’ve got this glow and you’ve got lighter tones, as well.

The coordinating campaign, shot by famed photographer Mario Testino, features models Lily Donaldson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Nina Porter sporting Burberry trenchcoats. Multiple versions of the ad were shot, with each image incorporating a different makeup focus.

The collection will retail between $24 (lipliner) to $59 (foundation) at U.S. Nordstrom locations beginning in July.

via WWD.

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