With a surprising amount of new launches every year adding to the releases from veteran scent stars like Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez, celebrity fragrances are in a category of their own. This year, we've seen One Direction expand its stardom with Our Moment, which made for a hilarious ad, and Justin Bieber released a new scent, The Key, with an equally interesting short film. This year marks Britney Spears's 10-year milestone in the fragrance industry, and she didn't miss out on the opportunity to launch Island Fantasy and her song "Perfume." But that's just the tip of the iceberg in all the celebrity fragrance launches this year. We're narrowing it down to the top 10, but who gets your vote for the best perfume launch of the year?
When it comes to big red carpet moments, many stars look to the past for inspiration. Nothing says glamour like a classic '30s- or '40s-inspired hair set, which is, no doubt, why retro waves and curly sets are still popular at every big event, decades after the golden age of Hollywood. The good news is that modern styling tools and products make these styles much easier to re-create than you may think. If our grandmothers and great-grandmothers could do it in the '40s, we can do it now! There are just a few tricks to learn for the authentic vintage look: use a strong setting lotion, always set your hair in the parting you want at the end, and curl toward the face, rather than away. Click through now for some photo inspiration to plan your own red carpet hairstyle.
It was a glamorous year for beauty on the red carpet, with a whole host of celebrities showing face at the year's biggest award shows. From Jennifer Lawrence's winning updo at the Oscars to Beyoncé Knowles's slick ponytail at the Grammy Awards, stars loved trying on stunning hairstyles. And we saw plenty of red carpet trends, too. Vintage waves, sideswept styles, and edgy undercuts all came out on top from this year's red carpets. We're rounded up 2013's best award show beauty moments. Do you agree with our choices?
Paloma Faith cut her teeth in the world of burlesque and cabaret, so it's no surprise that her beauty looks are bold, dramatic, and often influenced by the past. This is not a star who you'd ever see at a film premiere with a sleek ponytail and simple makeup. Paloma's looks are powerful and intricate and probably take hours to create. Pin curls, quiffs, pompadours, victory rolls, hairpieces, and hats all feature heavily, and she often sees her hair as just another area to add accessories. From oversize sausage rolls to unexpected fishtail plaits, here are some of Paloma's most memorable beauty looks.
Even though Gravity has already debuted in the UK, Sandra Bullock has been out promoting the film in Tokyo this week. For the press conference, she wore her hair straight and loose with a centre parting framing her face. Then, she switched it up for the red carpet premiere, wearing an updo with curled layers in the front. For both looks, she kept her makeup soft with metallic shadows on her lids and a nude lip. She looked great for both appearances, but which of Sandra's styles do you like best?
Although our heads explode every time The Duchess of Cambridge makes an appearance, she had a surprisingly different hairdo for a red carpet appearance in London last night. Kate actually swept her headline-making mane into a loose yet gorgeous ponytail. Instead of the sleek, slicked-back ponytails we tend to see on the red carpet, Kate's was elegantly loose and accented with a black velvet ribbon. Is this a sign that Kate is pushing the envelope with her red carpet styles? We're not sure, but it's definitely not stopping us from looking at her royal ponytail from all angles.
2013 will go down in beauty history as the year of the It haircut, and we've got plenty of them to choose from. Jennifer Lawrence recently drove the star power of the pixie up a few notches, but there were plenty of pixies before her. Jada Pinkett Smith also knows a thing or two about It haircuts, as she's recently been sporting 2013's edgy style: the undercut. But 2013's first It haircut was somewhere between edgy and sweet, and it was the lob or its sister, the clavicut. Nicole Richie was one of the first ladies to rock this style, and she's kept it all year. All three of these styles are synonymous with 2013, but which was your favorite cut of the year?
We've been obsessing over Julianne Hough's many beauty looks for a while now, and her versatile long bob is one of our favourite things about her. But last night she was at the Boohoo.com event in LA sporting a much longer look. She captioned her new look on Instagram with a variety of hashtags, including #changeisgood and #longhairdon'tcare, and she definitely seems happy with her new lengths. Julianne's extensions seamlessly blend with her shorter layers, and we like how she styled the new length with sideswept layers, but we can't help but miss her lob. What do you think of Julianne with long hair?
British beauties stepped out in London tonight for the British Fashion Awards, and while the gowns were worth gawking at, we couldn't keep our eyes off the stunning beauty looks, too. From Poppy Delevingne's teased hair and flirty lashes to Kate Moss's sexy blowout and glossy pout, see all the style stars' beauty looks up close.
At the red carpet premiere of The Class of '92 in London on Sunday, Victoria Beckham was in full support of her husband David Beckham. And, coincidentally, we were in full support of her sexy gunmetal smoky eye. Victoria is usually one for neutral yet striking makeup looks, so we were more than excited to see her sporting this bold look. The timing couldn't be more perfect, either. Victoria's gunmetal shadow is perfect for the holidays, especially for ladies who aren't so keen on full-on sparkles. She finished the look off with some brushed-up brows and a pale, nude lip. Feeling inspired? Shop some similar shades below!