Category: Beauty

BeautyHow to Wear It: The Hair Scarf Trend

We are pleased to welcome the latest trend in accessories – the hair scarf!  This is an effortless way to elevate the simplest hairstyle.  Thanks to this new trend, your low bun, classic pony or half up / half down hairstyle will look even prettier and have an eye-catching look.  It is the perfect addition to complete any look from your desk to date night.  Below, we have styled three looks to get you inspired!

Voluminous Pony:

Your basic pony just got an upgrade! Fold a scarf (a bandanna or any lightweight scarf will work) until it is about two inches wide and the edges look neat. Loop it under your pony and tie a basic knot on top of the hair elastic. Do this once more to get a square knot on top of your ponytail. Adjust the ends of your scarf and fluff your ponytail with some light finger teasing to get an undone but totally chic finished look!

Low Messy Bun:

Sometimes you just need to toss your hair in a messy bun and go – but adding a hair scarf is a two second trick to take your easiest hairstyle into a totally chic look (bonus points: it hides second…or third or fourth…day hair). Make a casual, low bun at the nape of your neck, pulling out some baby hairs and shorter pieces along your hairline to frame your face. Fold a bandanna or scarf along the diagonal until it is about two inches wide. Putting the folded side toward your hair (so the top lies smooth against your head), put the scarf along your crown and over the tops of your ears to make a headband. Tie underneath your bun with a simple knot and secure with bobby pins if needed.

Half Up / Half Down:

For a boho-chic style that looks like it took a lot of effort, this half up / half down style is our go-to for sprucing up wavy curls. Brush back a small section of hair from the crown of your head to create a loose, looped pony. Be sure to leave out shorter layers to frame your face and keep some longer pieces out over your ears to keep the look flow-y. Using a long, skinny scarf, create a headband on the top of your head, tucking it under the hair in the ponytail, as well as some of the longer pieces over your ears to cover the rest of the scarf. Tie into a knot under your ponytail or bun and let the ends blend with the half down portion of your hair. Secure with bobby pins if needed.

Will you be rocking a hair scarf? Show us your cute ‘do on Instagram with #lovelulus!

xo

BeautyHoliday Hair Round Up

‘Tis the season for a full social calendar packed full for holiday parties. Whether you’re headed to an elegant holiday get together or an ugly sweater party, you’ll need the right holiday hair to complement your look. To make the holiday season a little bit easier on you, we’ve gathered three of our favorite party perfect hair looks for the ultimate holiday hair round up. Plus, with the simple tutorials you can find on our blog, you’ll actually be able to style them yourself!

holiday hair - braided crown

Braided Crown Hair Tutorial

Transform your half-up hairdo from basic to beautiful with a elegant braided crown. This dreamy look will have you looking effortlessly chic all night long.

holiday hair - party pony

Party Perfect Ponytail Hair Tutorial

Wanting to show off your backless holiday dress, or maybe you need to spruce up that second-day hair before heading to your next party? Grab your curling iron and give our Party Perfect Ponytail Hair Tutorial a go!

holiday hair - knotty updo

Knotty Updo Hair Tutorial

This is knot your average updo. Our Knotty Updo is perfect for day or night, wear it as a chic and sleek pony, or pin it up for a casual updo!

Which style from our holiday hair round up would you try? Tell us in the comments below!

xo

BeautyThe Best Non-Drying Matte Lipsticks for Fall

The seasons are changing and with the matte lip trend moving into fall, we have you covered with some of our must-have shades. Bold, bright and beautiful, the FACE Stockholm Matte Lipsticks offer dramatic color-saturated coverage with true staying power. From stunning reds to feminine mauves and nudes, their matte lipsticks provide a non-drying formula with a high color payoff for all skin tones. Even better, these products are cruelty and fragrance free, made with Vitamins A and E, and are produced in the U.S.A.

We partnered with makeup artist and beauty blogger Sasha Colina of @sashathemua to swatch our favorite fall colors and show you the prettiest lip looks you can use to take your makeup game into the cooler months.

Evita – This pretty cherry, poppy red with orange undertones is a glam way to spice up a neutral or all-black outfit.

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Sahara – Blush nude is bae and this lipstick has quickly found it’s way into our bags as the go-to for a fresh, femme look.

matte lipsticks - blush nude

Brick – Feel all the fall vibes with this warm, earthy russet red. It pairs perfectly with cozy sweaters and a PSL (just be sure to blot first!).

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Sand – Rusty rose is one of our favorite clothing colors, so why wouldn’t we love it for our lips?

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Rouge – When it’s time to vamp it up, look no further than this classic, blue-toned red.

blue-toned red

Fashion – Mauve nudes with a hint of berry tones are universally flattering! You can’t go wrong with this color for every day wear.

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What matte lipsticks are you loving this fall?  Tell us in the comments down below and share pics of your pretty face on Instagram with #lovelulus!

xo

BeautyBoho Braid Tutorial

Boho Braid

When the temperatures rise, there is nothing better than a chic boho braid to keep cool! This season, we are even more excited to incorporate one of our favorite 2017 trends into our boho braids, hair rings! These chic hair accessories shimmer and shine in the summer sun and we just had to try the look for ourselves. Check out our braid tutorial in the steps below to create your own boho braid using celestial hair rings!

Step 1 & 2

1) Start with hair down and loose in a center part. Hair can be straight, wavy or curly depending on your preference. Part hair 1″ back from the hairline along the center part and then diagonally back towards the top of the ear. Clip hair that is not being braided from underneath so it is out of the way.
2) Dutch braid (basically an inside out French braid) hair away from the center part, down towards the top of the ear. Finish braiding to the ends of the hair and secure with a clear elastic.

Boho Braid

Step 3 & 4

3) Remove the clip from underneath the hair and use bobby pins to secure the braid over the hair toward the back of the head.
4) Pull out some wispy pieces along the hairline and loosen the braid for a boho look. Slightly bend star rings to open and place along the braid, tightening to close the rings. Finish with hairspray or surf spray as necessary.

Boho Braid

Boho Braid

We love how the hair rings elevate this cute braid into something totally trendy and special. Shop for hair rings and some of our favorite hair accessories below. What summer hair styles are you excited to try? Let us know in the comments!

xo

BeautySummer Makeup Looks for EVERY Occasion

Get ready for your hottest summer ever with our favorite summer makeup looks! Whether you need ideas for a sexy date night makeup look or are heading to the beach but still want to look polished, we’ve pulled together some looks from our recent photoshoots to demonstrate how to get summer-hot without looking like you’re in the middle of a heat wave.

summer makeup looks - party makeup ideas

Makeup from left to right: Sigma Copper Belle Duo Eyeliner Set, Ardency Inn Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Black Eye Liner, NYX Magnetic Peach Illuminator Powder, NYX Moonbeam Rose Gold Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter, Sigma Gingerbabe Lip Set, Japonesque 01 Nude Pro Performance Lip Lacquer

For a party night out, a graphic cat eye paired with glowy skin can’t be beat!

  • – Use a gel or pencil liner to create a bold cat eye shape on your upper eyelids (pro tip: use tape to help create a straight line, but be sure to touch the sticky side to the skin on your hand or arm to reduce the tackiness before putting it on the delicate skin around your eyes).
  • – A peachy highlighter brings warmth and shimmer to your cheekbones and helps camouflage any dewiness you might get from dancing on a hot summer night.
  • – Finish the look with a nude or coral shimmery lip gloss that flatters your skin tone and you’re ready to party!

summer makeup looks - date night makeup ideas

Makeup from left to right: FACE Stockholm #43 Brown Pearl EyeshadowM.O.T.D Cosmetics Straight to the Point Angled Eyeliner Brush, NYX Cheek on Cheek Light Pink Cheek Contour Duo Palette, Sigma Aura Powder In the Saddle Matte Bronzing Blush, Sigma Mirth Red Lip Base Pencil, LAQA & Co. Hot Sauce Red Avo Lip Butter

A red lip is one of the most confident makeup looks you can wear this summer, which makes it perfect for a date night!

  • – To keep your eyes polished yet simple (so your pretty pout stays the focus), use an angled brush to push a deep brown eyeshadow into your lash line (pro tip: wet the brush with setting spray or water before putting it in the eyeshadow to enhance the pigment of the powder and give it more staying power). Using a powder can create a softer, more romantic look than a pencil or gel liner.
  • – Sculpt your face with a matte bronzing powder, lightly brushing it into the hollows of your cheekbones, along your hair and jawline and even into the creases of your eyelid to create dimension.
  • – Next, it’s red lip time! Make sure your lip look stays put by using a matching red lip liner before grabbing your lipstick. Trace the outline of your natural lip line and fill in your lips for a solid base. Then, top with a longwear red lipstick and be ready to wow!

summer makeup looks - wedding guest makeup looks

Makeup from left to right: Sigma Brilliant Dusty Rose Shimmer Cream, FACE Stockholm Legacy Gold Eyeshadow Palette, FACE Stockholm Splendid Rose Pink Powder Blush, Sigma Aura Powder Nymphaea Soft Coral Blush, FACE Stockholm #81 Rose Pink Lip Gloss, FACE Stockholm Black Volumizing Mascara

Summer weddings call for a soft and sweet makeup look and this gold and rose look is perfectly romantic for celebrating!

  • – Start with a shimmery cream on your eyelids to create a base for a soft gold smoky eye. Once the cream has set, pat a gold eye shadow onto your eyelids and blend a bronze shimmer powder into the creases for a defined eye.
  • – Put some color on your cheeks with a sweet rosy blush, sweeping it lightly up your cheekbones, concentrating it on the apples of your cheek.
  • – Top the look off with rosy lip gloss and volumizing mascara to bring it all together (pro tip: make your lashes look even more lush by putting mascara on both sides by looking down and gently applying mascara on the back side of the lashes, making sure not to get any product on your eyelid). Now you’re ready to pop the champagne!

summer makeup looks - beach day makeup ideas

Makeup from left to right: NYX BB Cream Natural Beauty Balm, NYX Retractable Black Eye Liner, Vapour Organic Beauty Simmer Medium Solar Translucent Bronzer, LAQA & Co. Preacher’s Daughter Peach B’lighter, Herbivore Citrine Body Oil, Mermaid No. 1 Body Oil

Going to the beach doesn’t require any makeup, but if you want to feel put together, this look is for you!

  • – First, put on your favorite SPF on your face and body to make sure you are protected from the sun. The best beauty tip is having beautiful, safe skin!
  • – Once your sun protection has set in, apply a light BB cream to your face and neck and apply a waterproof eyeliner to your lash line to even out your skin and make your eyes pop in any beach selfies you might take.
  • – If you want even more coverage and dimension, apply a cream bronzer or blush to your cheeks to lightly contour and bring some color to your face – much prettier than a sunburn!
  • – Finish off your beach beauty routine by applying a body oil in a heavenly scent on your legs, arms and chest for a pretty glow (pro tip: apply the oil to the ends of your hair to keep it looking shiny and smooth out on the beach).

 

There you have it! Some of our favorite summer makeup looks to keep you looking polished and pretty all summer long!

xo