Beauty Conversations: We Chat Spring With ELLE’s Emily Dougherty

4 23 2014
BG Spring Beauty

Nothing excites our beauty team quite like the start of a new season. The promise of fresh new shades, innovative collections and groundbreaking skincare tend to make us just a bit giddy. Our Beauty Editor, Felicia Walker Benson, sat down with ELLE Beauty Director, Emily Dougherty, to chat about some of this season’s most desirable looks… Felicia Walker Benson: Let’s talk …

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Shine Free Skin: Five Simple Steps To Control Oily Skin

4 10 2014
Shiseido Sebum and Oil Blotting Papers (212 872 2541)

There’s a fine line between dewy and downright oily. And ff you’re all too familiar with the dreaded midday makeup meltdown, these five tips for shine-free skin are for you. . . TONE: Restore balance and reduce excess sebum production with a skin-soothing facial tonic or toner. La Mer Oil Absorbing Tonic (212 872 2739) is a perfect choice. …

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Garden-Inspired Beauty

4 3 2014
Dior Beauty Five-Color Eye Shadow Palette, Petal Shine 212 872 8980

Today’s beauty cues come straight from the garden. Think sun-kissed, floral, vibrant and bright. These Garden-Inspired Beauty picks are just the thing to elevate your mood and help channel the glorious days of early spring. . . AERIN Beauty Limited Edition Floral Illuminating Powder:  Swirl six soft, airy pastels into one complexion-enhancing shade of radiance. Skin is instantly …

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Five Beauty Essentials for Spring

3 20 2014
Bobbi Brown Art Stick 212 872 2681

It’s finally the first day of spring. Finally. And we find ourselves overjoyed at the thought of fresh new shades for eyes, cheeks and lips. A girl craves change, so naturally a rundown of spring-inspired essentials is in order. UPDATE YOUR FOUNDATION Lighten up with Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation. The oil-free, gel based foundation has a soft, …

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How To Wear Pastel Eye Shadow: Dior Beauty

3 13 2014
Dior Beauty 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette Trianon Edition

It’s actually not as tricky as it sounds. Pastel eyes offer a refreshing change of pace for spring, but don’t go haphazardly dusting it everywhere. Ladurée-inspired shades lift lids and brighten the face with just a single, airy wash of color. A soft brown liner adds depth to the lash line and softly frames the eye without being too severe …

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Hot Now: Orange Lipstick For Spring

3 6 2014

After seasons of show-stopping red, orange is finally having its moment in the spotlight. From pure orange, to coral, to tangerine — it’s all on our must-have list for lips this Spring. And after months of dreary Old Man Winter, rest assured that your pitch-perfect shade of orange will make skin glow like never before. Picking your ideal orange requires a …

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The New Neutrals: Eight Beauty Products You Need Right Now

2 27 2014

After all of the statement-making lips, bolder than bold cat eyes and pop art inspired nails, we find it sort refreshing to ease into the never fail comfort of a nice, complexion-mimicking neutral. Read on as we share eight universally flattering beauty musts for face, cheeks, lips and nails… Prep the FACE and create a ‘no makeup’ look with the …

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Our Five Favorite Looks from NYFW

2 13 2014
Jenny Packham

BEST HAIR: Jenny Packham [TRESemme] An artful balance of ease and sophistication, this low, playful chignon gives the classic knotted bun a modern, youthful flare. BEST EYES: Rodarte [NARS Cosmetics] Sometimes a girl needs drama and a traditional smoky eye simply will not do. These are the lids to lust. Rich tones of chocolate create intensity in a new and …

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The Lancer Method

2 5 2014
Lancer Skin Care

It’s actually quite simple, in theory. The Lancer Method is just three steps…1) Polish 2) Cleanse 3) Nourish. But, wait. Are we to exfoliate before cleansing? According to Dr. Lancer — yes. The act of exfoliating the skin pre-cleanse is intended to kick-start the skin’s regenerative process…it’s basically a gentle reminder to skin to repair itself. And as skin ages, and …

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Beauty Level To Do’s for the BG Bride

1 29 2014

Wedded bliss is on the way, but still there’s much to prep. . . the flowers, the dress, the cake — and the beauty. But furrow not your perfectly plucked brows, BG’s Beauty Experts are here to help.  Let us do all the work. Take full advantage of our super glam bridal beauty services that …

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