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Trendspotting-Red-Lips-Celebs.jpgThere’s a new trend sweeping the red carpet: bold lips. But rather than just picking a shade of red and calling it a day, celebs are taking some real chances with their lip color.

Take Leigh Lezark, for example. Her lips are such a gorgeously bright shade of red, but what makes them stand out is the matte texture. Try a lipstick like M.A.C Russian Red to get this look.

Hannah Simone, from the new hit show New Girl, took her bold lips in a slightly different direction with a super-glossy shade of orangey-red. You can get the look with a color like M.A.C Lady Danger.

Hannah’s female counterpart from New Girl, the fabulously quirky Zooey Deschanel, went for a darker and creamier red hue recently on the red carpet. We love a lipstick like M.A.C Chili for this look.

What you have to keep in mind, no matter what shade of bold lipstick you go for, is that it must be applied precisely. Use a lipliner in a complementary shade to outline your Cupid’s bow and the line of your lips, and even fill them in a bit with the pencil before going over them with the lipstick. A lip brush will help you apply the color more evenly than slicking it on directly from the tube.

And, above all? Have fun and get noticed!
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Ginnifer Goodwin’s pixie haircut has definitely grown on me. It makes her face look so young and fresh! But this past week it was her choice of greenish-blue eyeliner shade that really made her look youthful. Her own green eyes popped underneath the pretty hue that complemented her dress perfectly. When opting for a splash of something colorful in eyeliner, remember to keep everything else basic and pared down — let the liner be the statement.
Clinique-Moisture-Surge-Intense-Skin-Fortifying-Hydrator.jpgWant a moisturizer that makes even the driest skin feel nourished and conditioned in no time flat? Introducing Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator.

We were already huge fans of the original Moisture Surge moisturizer, so we were incredibly excited to try this one out. The oil-free cream-gel is thicker and more lush than the original, which is a gel only. While it felt a bit greasier going onto our skin, it sank in immediately and left behind a gorgeous glow.

When we started using this moisturizer, our skin was completely ravaged by winter’s cruel, cold temperatures and icy winds. But within a week, all traces of dryness had disappeared and our skin looked plumper, fresher and healthier than it had in months!

A skin miracle worker? We’d say so.

Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator retails for $36 at dillards.com.
Sephora-Head-To-Toe-Hydrator.jpgWant to be moisturized, nourished and hydrated from head to toe—literally? Then Sephora Head To Toe Hydrator really needs to be in your beauty arsenal.

This unassuming white tube packs a serious punch, thanks to the lush formula with HydroSenn+. The plant-derived moisturizer forms a protective barrier on the skin and causes it to be super nourished.

In simple terms? Wherever you apply this moisturizer—and we really mean that!—you’re going to find yourself uber-soft and smooth. We’ve tried it everywhere from our hair flyaways to our dry cuticles to our winter-ravaged peeling cheeks, always with the same results—total moisturization and nourishment in no time at all! We also love that it’s great for all skin types (and we know, since we tend to break out with most moisturizers and our face was glowy and gorgeous with this one).

So what are you waiting for? Get gorgeous from head to toe.

Sephora Head To Toe Hydrator retails for $14 at sephora.com.
Sally-Hansen-Salon-Effects.jpgNail art has been sweeping both runways and real girls for some time now, thanks in large part to amazing looks created at Fashion Week by CND and inspiration from girls in Japan. And now, with Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips, nail art just got super fun and easy for even the most polish-applying-challenged of girls.

Glitter? They’ve got it. Leopard print? Done. Colorful flowers? Why didn’t you say so? Seriously, 40 styles to choose from, the only problem we’ve found is not wanting to change our nails every day!

We were shocked to discover how easy these strips were to apply. We’ve tried a lot of others in the past that just were so difficult to put on, find ones that fit all of our nails, and didn’t get really ragged really quickly. Luckily, there are so many sizes included in each box that it’s near impossible not to find one that fits every single nail—and they’re incredibly easy to apply and stick, with no raggedy edges left behind.

We will recommend that you apply a top coat over them just for longer lasting power and for the strips not to feel jagged after a day or two.

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips retail for $7.20 each at drugstore.com.

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