3-Minute Read: 14 Celebrities Who Look Even More Gorgeous Without Makeup
Welcome to 3-Minute Read, your midweek rundown of everything we're talking about at Byrdie HQ. Every Thursday, we'll get you up-to-date on the beauty news you need to know—in only three minutes.
1. The 2017 Pirelli calendar features celebs like you've never seen them before.
In a step away from its usual emphasis on sultry glamour, this year's publication makes an important statement about the unreasonable expectations put on Hollywood's leading ladies. Shot by the legendary Peter Lindbergh, 14 actresses of all ages—including Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Penelope Cruz, Helen Mirren, and Alicia Vikander—appear unretouched and sans makeup. In a word: stunning.
2. This is what it's really like to tattoo your brows.
Microblading—a semi-permanent, natural-looking brow tattooing technique—is rapidly becoming the beauty procedure du jour, since it allows those with sparse arches to get lasting enhancement sans makeup. Want to see what the results really look like? Head over to LaurenConrad.com to see one editor's before and after.
3. The curling tong used backstage at Victoria's Secret is now available in Australia.
It's time to celebrate because Sarah Potempa's Beachwaver is FINALLY available on our shores, thanks to both Sydney Salon Supplies and TVSN. The rotating curling iron is the only hot tong used backstage at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show to create those signature curls, and is the secret behind many an A-lister's glossy waves.
4. Vaseline + eye shadow = DIY lipstick.
H/t to Allure for calling out this budget-friendly hack for customized lip colour.
5. For those of us with watery eyes…
Finding the right mascara can be an actual nightmare since many formulas can set off itching and sensitivity (not to mention MTV-worthy black tears). But since sacrificing lush lashes is a non-negotiable, Health.com has eight clever tips for tracking down an irritation-free product.
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