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Get the Victoria's Secret Angel Look with Beachwaver & Sarah Potempa!

This year, Beachwaver was the official hair sponsor of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and we teamed up with creator Sarah Potempa to bring you a how-to tutorial on achieving the perfect, VS Angel Look! From Giselle to Gigi Hadid, the iconic look of soft waves, highlighted, bronzed skin and sexy, natural lips has always dominated the VS runway. Consistently effortless and youthful-looking, this is one look you'll want to keep in your beauty catalog. 

What you'll need:

The Beachwaver s1

bareMinerals Glow Together Powder Trio

Artist Couture "Conceited" Glow Powder

Stila Eye Shadow Trio: Gold Glow

Jane Iredale Iced Mocha Gloss

Check out Sarah's quick and simple tutorial below!

 

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Grunge Makeup Is Back and Perfect for Fall & Winter!

Ah, grunge. It’s the style made for boots, beanies, plaid prints and I-don’t-care-hair!  For the quintessential lazy girl, grunge is the greatest thing that could have happened for fashion and beauty. If this sounds like you, then you’re probably elated to have this trend back in style. We saw grunge everywhere on the runway this year and we just can’t get enough of it. Grunge not only takes very little effort to pull off, but it also lends itself to so much creativity. More importantly, if you’re not the most skilled with makeup looks that require precision, you’ll love the smudgy and edgy aspects of a grunge look.  

Although there are many interpretations of grunge style and makeup, you can never go wrong with a dark eye, vampy lip and pale skin.  This signature grunge look can be easily recreated with very few products and with very little effort. If you’re looking to get a little grungy this season, you’ll need three essentials to pull off this look with minimal effort. We teamed up with Beauty Store Business editor Breanna Armstrong to bring you an easy-to-create grunge look.

Products used: 
Smashbox Plum Role Lipstick
Stila Cosmetics Black Smudge Stick & Liquid Liner
The Balm Cosmetics Nude Dude Palette

A bright twist on Pumpkin Spice Makeup!

Those of us who love the fall season know how quickly it can seem to pass, especially with the early chatter of Christmas and winter right after Halloween. Those of us who love fall wait for it patiently every year, anticipating that slight, cool breeze that begins to indicate the end of summer. The fall season isn’t something to be rushed, but rather, cherished and savored. It’s easy to get caught up in the haste of the holidays, but we’re not quite ready to quit ordering our pumpkin spice lattes and burning our pumpkin spice candles. Nothing captures the essence of fall quite like pumpkin spice. It’s everywhere these days, from hand sanitizer to body lotions and air fresheners for your car. Between carving pumpkins and the pumpkin pie we devour on Thanksgiving, the pumpkin is the unofficial symbol of fall. In honor of the three weeks left of this wonderful season, we thought we’d do our own fun take on pumpkin spice-inspired makeup! 

There are so many ways you can show your love for all things pumpkin spice through makeup! Whether you wear a pumpkin-colored lippy or go all pumpkin with your eye shadow, there are plenty of great makeup products to make you look fabulous. We teamed up with TV Personality and Style & Beauty Expert Emily Loftiss from Loftiss Says to create a fun and simple pumpkin-spice look.  

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AMAs Beauty Looks You Can Wear Every Day!

As a longtime beauty junkie, I’ve always looked forward to every award show on TV. I can’t help it. I love seeing all my favorite celebrities come together for a fun night of music, TV or film. I love the special performances. If someone I like wins an award and gives an acceptance speech, I get a little emotional. It’s all so magical. I’m not going to lie though, when it comes to award shows, my favorite part has and will always be the Red Carpet.

This past Sunday, the American Music Awards took place and while I normally look forward to the edgier beauty choices that music award shows tend to offer, this year, I found some of the subtler beauty looks more appealing. Sure, edgy beauty can be fun for a weekend night, but it’s also nice to find some inspiration you can try Monday through Friday. While there were so many great beauty looks from Sunday night, three ladies balanced their beauty looks perfectly: Hailee Steinfeld, Olivia Munn and Gigi Hadid.

Cut-Crease to Holiday Glam Eye Shadow Tutorial!

There’s a new eye shadow palette in town and it’s going to be your go-to for all your holiday looks! Rodial’s perfectly compact palette not only makes an amazing stocking stuffer, but fits perfectly in your makeup bag for on-the-go beauty. With six neutral shades ranging from matte to pearl finishes, you’ll be able to create a variety of looks without having to carry around tons of clutter. This is perfect for anyone who travels a lot and wants to minimize the amount of product in their bag.

Since we’re officially heading into the holiday season, it’s time to learn some classic eye shadow techniques that you’ll be able to easily recreate at home. We teamed up with Rodial’s national makeup artist Valerie Delgado to show you how to transition the popular cut crease to a holiday glam look. If you’ve never learned how to do an eye shadow cut crease, you’re missing out! The cut crease may look intimidating, but with a little patience, it’s a great look that makes your eyes really pop. This is one technique you're going to want to master for the holidays. 

 

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Now Trending: Glossy Lids and Dark Lips

If you’re an avid beauty magazine reader, then you’ve most likely stumbled upon beauty trends that just don’t seem practical to wear out in the real world. (I’m looking at you, graphic eye liner.) Now, I’m not entirely knocking out-of-the-box beauty trends, but some are just better than others and look chic rather than sloppy or weird. One of those beauty trends is the glossy eyelid.

A runway-look favorite, glossy lids have been flaunted by both Beyonce and Kim Kardashian on several occasions. Glossy lids bring attention to the eyes in a way that’s different from other eye makeup looks. There’s something about a glossy lid that immediately gives off a fresh, youthful appearance. It also looks effortless in a way that can’t be compared with other eye shadow trends where a lack of blending can ruin the look or make you look like a hot mess.

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We Are Loving these '90s Beauty Trends!

Like style trends, beauty trends have a way of making comebacks decades later, especially when they were popular to begin with. This year, we’ve seen the ‘90s make a huge comeback both in the fashion and beauty world. From plaid and floral skater dresses to leather and denim jackets, we’re feeling quite nostalgic for the ‘90s this season. Now, if you’re someone who completely embraces comebacks, then feel free to indulge in those Doc Martens and flannel skirts you bought at the thrift shop and still haven’t worn. If you prefer to pay homage to the ‘90s in a subtler way, then check out our 3 easy steps to creating a ‘90s vibe without going overboard. 

If you’re not fond of plaid prints or clunky boots but love wearing accessories, chokers are the IT accessory of the season! One of the best things about chokers is that they come in so many varieties of colors, designs and materials. You can wear them alone or layer them and the best part is you can easily dress them up or down, depending on the occasion. Planet Beauty now carries l’eminence accessories at some of our locations, so you can find a cute choker while you shop for the latest eyeshadow palette. 

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The Classic Beauty Look That Will Never Go Out of Style

Some beauty trends come and go with the changing seasons, while others become permanent fixtures in our everyday beauty catalogs. These timeless trends always come in handy when you want to look your absolute best but don’t feel like getting adventurous. As we head into the holiday season, your calendar is going to quickly fill up with holiday parties and possibly, work events. Before you pull out that red lipstick that’s been sitting in your bag since last December, consider one of our favorite classic looks for the holiday season: Sleek hair, smoky eyes and nude lips. This look will not only make you look polished, but it will spare you the discomfort of wearing that dreaded red lipstick you don’t even love.  

Mesmerize on Halloween With This Mermaid Makeup

Halloween is only a few days away, beauties! If you’re still undecided on a costume and can’t fathom going the gory route with your makeup, then we invite you to join us under the sea as a mermaid princess. Just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean you should transform into a scary character. Halloween gives you liberty to be pretty much anything your heart desires, so if you feel like being a pretty mermaid, then so be it!

What you’ll need:

Cut-up Fishnet stockings

Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Metallic Violet

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Como

Stila Eyes Are The Window Palette in Body

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pure Pigment in Magenta

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Colour Concentrate in Nori

Eco Brow in Penelope

Ardell Lashes 105 Black

Jewel stickers from Michael's

Gypsy Makeup Inspired by MUA Brookelle McKenzie

We’ve been on Halloween makeup watch on Instagram and we are loving all the amazing looks and tutorials some of our favorite makeup artists and social media influencers are creating! While it’s hard to pick just one look we love the most, we can’t stop obsessing over Brookelle McKenzie’s gypsy makeup on Instagram: @bybrookelle.

Whenever there’s an opportunity for a smoky eye, we’re not going to pass it up. A smoky eye is typically reserved for nights and weekends but since it’s Halloween, we’re going to make the exception! Besides, this is one look you’ll want to save and recreate again just for fun. To put together our gypsy Halloween look, we used a variety of products from Stila Cosmetics, Smashbox Cosmetics, Gorgeous Cosmetics and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.

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Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Miss Conduct

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in True Grit

Stila Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette in Soul

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Glitter in Beige

Gorgeous Cosmetics Colour Flash Glitter in Gold

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