Everything You Need to Know About WEN Hair Care

Posted by Courtney on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 6:50 PM

Sure, you may have seen the ads on TV all about it, but let us reassure you beauties, Wen By Chaz Dean Hair Care is totally the real deal!

Created by Los Angeles celebrity stylist Chaz Dean, Wen Haircare goes above and beyond your average shampoos by using only harsh-free ingredients (bye sulfates!) which often strip color and harm the scalp. Giving you only the most gentle of cleans, these antibacterial formulas can be easily used on all hair types.

So, which products are worth trying?

To start, give your hair an amazing deep clean and condition with the Wen Cleansing Conditioner Fig Conditioner, which uses hair-loving ingredients like chamomile and rosemary leaf extract, to get your tresses cleansed and healthy. Not a fig fan? Don’t worry, lavender and tea tree oil versions are available on the site too!

And if you’re a true styling fanatic, then be prepared to fall in love with Wen styling products too! To create any textured look, use the Wen Styling Cream Lavender to fight off frizz and keep blowouts and heat-styled curls lasting longer than ever before.

Finally, to finish off any look, make your updo completely bulletproof with the Wen Remoisturizing/Replenishing Spray Lavende. 

 

 

3 Makeup Tips Girls Should Take From Guys

Posted by Kristin on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:24 PM

When it comes to applying makeup, most boys are completely clueless. However, there are always exceptions to the rule and men who participate in drag are the ultimate exception. Neither girls nor boys are born with the knowledge of how to properly put on their makeup (my middle school purple glitter eyeliner obsession is more than enough proof), but when the “social norm” leans toward only the fairer sex getting dolled up, men typically try to catch up on lost time in a big way!

Men in drag put in work to look like women and have the know-how to do so. Here are 3 makeup tips girls should take from guys.

1) Contour like a (drag) queen

According to an ABC News article written by Alex Alvarez, “contouring can change the way your features and face shape are perceived, bringing out the parts you like best, and gently murdering the parts you’d rather hide away.” Contouring really is like the holy grail of makeup tricks, but it can also go seriously wrong. Look to YouTube’s many tutorials on how to contour like a pro. One contour powder we love is Chanel’s Soleil Tan de Chanel Moisturizing Bronzing Powder.

 

2) Pink is not just for little girls

Forget Barbie and baby doll pink – unless that’s the right shade for you! “[Pink] can make pretty much every skin tone look beautiful and glowy,” said Alvarez. “The trick is knowing which shade of pink works best for you.” To figure out what shade of pink will work for your complexion, consider whether you look best in peachy/orange shades or purple/blues and then go from there. Another good thing to do if you’re still unsure is to hit up your local makeup counter; the artists there will be able to guide you in the right direction. Some of our favorite pink beauty products include: MAC’s Cream Color Base in Shell, Dior’s Addict Lip Polish in Fresh Expert, and Jane Iredale’s 24 Karat Gold Dust Shimmer Powder in Rose Gold.

 

3) Good lighting should be your BFF

The right lighting is everything when it comes to not only applying makeup, but also when you’re out and about or having pictures taken. “Know what lighting works for you,” Alvarez said. “Babs, for instance; knew that nothing lit up her majestic perm quite like being backlit by a burning heap of extras and PAs.” And no one loves Babs more than a drag queen – so follow their advice and find your best light, girl.

Try the Trend: NYFW Approved Matte Lips

Posted by Courtney on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 7:49 PM

We were totally overjoyed when we learned that matte nails were a go-to trend this year (hello Spring 2013 runways!), but now that New York Fashion Week has officially come to a close, we’re pleased to announce that matte lips are a definite trend for the Spring 2014 season.