Nails

Kerry Washington Is OPI's First 'Creative Ambassador' (Nailed It!)

Dec/11/2015 at 11:34 AM ET

Kerry Washington better make some more room in her makeup cabinet: After two years as the gorgeous face of Neutrogena, the actress is expanding her role in the beauty world to include nails, as she was just tapped as the new “creative ambassador” for nail brand, OPI.

Kerry Washington OPIAxelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

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Essie Reveals the Final Shade of Its Retro Revival 2016 Collection (And It’s Exactly What We Were Hoping for)

Dec/10/2015 at 11:11 AM ET

Drumroll, please! In honor of its 35th birthday, Essie is bringing back six of its most coveted shimmering nail polish shades — dating all the way back to 1981.

Essie Starry Starry NightShirley Yu/People; Prop stylist: Lauren Nester; star ring: Sydney Evan; thin diamond band: Jennie Kwan

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The 2015 People and Today Beauty Awards Are Here!

Nov/30/2015 at 03:50 PM ET

When it comes to beauty, we’re constantly looking for the best new trends and products. Whether it’s sharing exactly what lip color a celeb wore to a movie premiere, or reporting on the latest Hollywood hair color change, we always bring you the must-know beauty news as soon as we have it. And, like you, we get kid-in-a-candy-store excited at the launch of a new product.

People Beauty AwardsPerry Hagopian

 

Which is why this year, we’ve teamed up with TODAY to bring you our first ever (!!) PEOPLE and TODAY Beauty Awards.

More than 40 testers from PEOPLE and TODAY, including our own beauty-obsessed editors, tried hundreds of lotions, moisturizers, mascaras and more and managed to narrow it down to 44 of the best drugstore beauty products from 2015.

We’ve covered all of the bases—from hair and body to skin and makeup — finding something for every beauty issue. So if you’ve been holding off on re-stocking your vanity for the new year, let us guide you with our top picks from our favorite drugstore brands.

Every day this week, we’ll be announcing a new category of winners live on TODAY. Tune in every morning at 10AM EST to find out what products to add to your shopping list. The lineup is below!

Tuesday 12/1: HAIR
Wednesday 12/2: MAKEUP
Thursday 12/3: BODY
Friday 12/4: SKIN

And don’t forget to pick up this week’s issue, on stands beginning Wednesday, Dec. 2, for the full list.

What are your favorite drugstore buys? Let us know below.

We Tried It: Pat McGrath's Gold 001 Pigment Used 21 Ways

Nov/20/2015 at 05:44 PM ET

It’s been three weeks since makeup mega-guru Pat McGrath released 1,000 of her Gold 001 pigments into the hands of makeup addicts everywhere, and we’re still freaking out over it. The product, which is McGrath’s first, comes straight from Pat McGrath Labs — and not to hyperbolize, but it’s a dome of gold magic. But if your first thought was “What on earth am I supposed to do with pure gold pigment?” Below, here are 21 (easy!) ways I’ve tried it in the past few weeks.

Pat-McGrath-Gold-001-ideasCourtesy Jillian Ruffo


It arrived in a bag with Mehron mixing liquid, a spatula, a mixing pot and a whole lot of sequins, can be applied sheer or opaque, wet or dry, and literally anywhere. It’s also beyond easy to use — the instructions read “Dig in and play fearlessly,” but be advised: I’m still covered in glitter days later.

Pat-McGrath-Gold-001-ideasCourtesy Jillian Ruffo


1. Create a crazy cat eye (pictured above)
I dipped a thin makeup brush in the mixing liquid and combined it with a small fleck of pigment, then applied multiple layers in a cat eye shape.

2. Or work it into a smoky eye
A sheer wash of pigment all over my lids before applying brown shadow left me the perfect smoky metallic look.

Pat-McGrath-Gold-001-ideasCourtesy Jillian Ruffo


3. Use it to accentuate your lips
If you’re looking for an instant holiday pick-me-up, use your finger to dab pigment over any lipstick, just in the center of your lips.

4. Or as full-blown gold lipstick
Apply a thick layer over blotted lip balm.

5. It’s the prettiest gilded eyeliner
Use a thin eyeliner brush dipped into mixing liquid and pigment to draw a gold line above and below your lash lines.

6. And makes the most luminous body lotion
Just a fleck of pigment mixed into body lotion added the perfect amount of shine—and it’s great for any night out.

Pat-McGrath-Gold-001-ideasCourtesy Jillian Ruffo


7. Make a custom temporary tattoos
Paint it on your arm in any shape you want, because why not?

8. You can use it to highlight your cheekbones
Buff a tiny bit into your skin, just above your cheek bones.

9. And your Cupid’s bow
Use your ring finger to apply a touch of powder above the center of your top lip.

10. Or contour the bridge of your nose
Swipe it down the center of your nose for instant contour.

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11. Make the tips of your lashes sparkle
Just apply to mascara-ed lashes with a fluffy eyeshadow brush.

12. And accentuate your brows
Brush it over your brow gel to make your brows stand out.

13. Use it as nail polish
Pick up a fleck of pigment with a clear nail polish brush, and blend it onto your nails.

Pat-McGrath-Gold-001-ideasCourtesy Jillian Ruffo


14. Or for super easy nail art
Mix it into clear nail polish. Apply it at the tips of your nails first, working your way down the nail as the glitter thins out.

15. Draw on faux earrings
Use a tiny brush and mixing liquid, and dab a circle of pigment onto your ear lobes.

16. Or bracelets
Paint rows of gold on your wrists.

17. Want to redirect to your hair? Make literal highlights
I picked up some pigment with a fluffy powder brush and applied a few coats on a small section of hair.

Pat-McGrath-Gold-001-ideasCourtesy Jillian Ruffo


19. Or on one strand of a braid
And added an extra coat to get an opaque layer on that same strand before weaving it into a braid for a fun touch.

20. Liven up your part
Use your finger to dab it all the way through a lightly spritzed part.

21. Or to glam up your ponytail holder.
Just brush damp pigment around the band.

What’s your favorite way to use it? Tell us your ideas below.

— Jillian Ruffo

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Kylie Jenner Posts Sexy Underwear Selfie to Distract from a Broken Nail (as One Does)

Nov/06/2015 at 09:09 AM ET

Kendall has her Calvins. And Kylie has her black Moschinos. How do we know? Because Kylie Jenner just posted an Instagram selfie in her underwear.

The 18-year-old posted a pic on Instagram Thursday in which she wears just a white tank and a pair of Moschino briefs, accessorized with a few Cartier bracelets.

Kylie JennerCourtesy Kylie Jenner

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Gigi Hadid Posts Nearly-Naked Photo to Celebrate Her At-Home Spa Day

Sep/25/2015 at 10:38 AM ET

Stars do things a little differently than the rest of us. You have an Instagram; they launch an app all about themselves. You love your favorite sweatshirt; they stake their presidential campaigns on the issue. You like to pamper yourself in your favorite yoga pants and Turkey Trot 2011 tee; they do it in briefs and nothing else.

Gigi Hadid nakedCourtesy Gigi Hadid

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Kylie Jenner Shows Off Intricate Barbie-Inspired Nail Art (With a Britney Spears Cameo, Because Why Not)

Sep/24/2015 at 10:13 AM ET

There’s nail art, and then there’s Kylie Jenner nail art! The 18-year-old showed off a pink Barbie-themed manicure on Instagram … which doesn’t surprise us, considering Kylie knows a little something about living in a Malibu Dream House.

Kylie Jenner nail artCourtesy Kylie Jenner; Inset: Getty

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