Office beauty looks: 4 Beauty Panel tips for staying chic and professional in the workplace this summer


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It’s no easy feat to apply makeup for work during the summertime, especially when heat often results in runny makeup and super shiny skin. Who wants to spend a ton of time putting on makeup in the morning only to have it messed up after a short walk from the subway to the office? Piling on makeup to hide those little imperfections when it’s so hot outside is definitely not ideal, and unfortunately not many of us can rock the “I woke up like this” look for the office. So, how do we get the best of both worlds? Well this week, Beauty Panel tackles the office beauty look for the summer and show us tips and tricks on how to stand out while still looking professional.

Challenge 71: What is your office beauty look this summer? See the answers now! »

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How to tip: The dos and don’ts of gratuity at salons



Photography by Peter Stigter

We’ve all been there: you’ve just spent several hours at a salon or spa; you’re in a haze of pampering-induced endorphins and it comes time to settle the bill. Figuring out beauty service tipping can be overwhelming (not to mention how it totally messes with your hazy beauty vibe). And though salon admin are characteristically pleasant, the coy “it’s totally up to you” answer doesn’t help either (we need answers, people!). Well, you can rest your pretty heads, beauty-lovers, because we’ve compiled some guidelines to take the guesswork out of beauty service tipping.
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Lazy girls, rejoice: Cheat your way to great nails, hair and skin with these 6 beauty wipes



Photography by Peter Stigter

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They say that cheaters never prosper, but we like to think that this new crop of beauty wipes proves otherwise. Known as cosmetic cheat sheets, these next-level wipes offer refreshing and insanely easy shortcuts to luxury and convenience. For those who want to get glowing without sun damage, we found a wipe for that. And for those who know better than going to bed without washing their faces but don’t always manage to do so, we have a wipe for you, too – and there’s no rinsing necessary. Ranging from natural wonders infused with argan oil to varieties blended with amino acids, these high-performance wipes haven’t always received the praise they deserve. But we’ve noticed a new batch that can’t be missed, and we’re spotlighting our six favourites.
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How to wear bright eyeshadow: 15 celebrities who rock every colour of the rainbow


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Lips may be seen as the go-to when it comes to statement beauty looks, but some of our favourite celebrities prove that that’s not always the case by demonstrating exactly how to wear bright eyeshadow. Every so often, A-list stars dabble in the art of statement eyes on the red carpet by experimenting with bright eyeshadow, and obviously, it makes us beauty junkies positively giddy. But mastering the statement eye is no easy feat, especially when it comes down to zeroing in on what colour works for your individual skin tone. But before you pass on this celebrity beauty trend, we’ve rounded up 15 of the best statement eyes to show you exactly how to wear bright eyeshadow the right way. From Elle Fanning’s striking yellow eyeliner to Olivia Wilde’s flirty purple eyeshadow, we present you the best statement eyes out there in every colour of the rainbow! Read more »

Goodbye, uniboob! Nike introduces its first ever athletic bra collection


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By now, you’ve probably heard that 80% of women wear the wrong bra size. (Nope? Head here!) Ensuring the perfect fit has been the modus operandi of many intimate brands lately, but what about your athletic bra? Never thought about it? Us either.

Nike’s flipping the switch on uniboobs everywhere by introducing its first-ever athletic underwire bra. The collection of five new styles ensures a jiggle-less workout, with 25 sizes to choose from and each designed with a specific workout in mind. (Like headstands, which you’ll obviously never fall out of ever again!)

So, how can you ensure you’ve got the right fit? Head over to Nike’s Bra Pop-Up at 548 Richmond Street West in Toronto until July 31, 2014 for a fitting and the opportunity to try out the bras at NTC workouts twice daily! If that didn’t sell you, there’s a juice bar.

Visit to make your Nike Pro Bra appointment. The Nike Pro Bra collection ($40-$75) is sold at Nike stores, Sporting Life, Sport Chek and sports retailers across Canada.

Beauty fix: How to get the most out of your summer beauty products and make them last in the heat



Every week our Beauty Fix columnist takes on your questions about makeup, skincare, hair and more. Have a beauty question we haven’t answered? Email us at or ask away in the comments below.

What’s a summer beauty product I can splurge on?
Treating yourself doesn’t have to mean splurging on something that serves little to no purpose. Instead, get major bang for your buck and buy something that can be used in multiple ways. Aerin Beach Cream ($50, can be used as a post-sun body hydrator, leaving behind a hint of bronze tint with incredibly subtle shimmer, or it can be applied to hair as a conditioning treatment while you’re still in the sun, as heat activates the treatment, leaving hair soft and shiny. If you’re in a pinch, a tiny dab can be used on cheekbones for a bit of radiance. The cream is infused with rose-based floral fragrance that will help you freshen up after a day in the sun.
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Perk up without coffee! This energizing morning skincare routine will keep you going all day


Energizing Morning Routine

Photography by Andrea Victory-Lacasse

Need to freshen up in a snap? Here’s an energizing morning skincare routine featuring hits of citrus and mint that’ll have you singing and buzzing all day long – no caffeine injections required!
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Exploring the magic of a Marc Jacobs and Sofia Coppola collaboration at the Daisy Dream launch



Photography: Coppola and Jacobs by Rindoff Petroff/Dufour/Getty; Wisteria by iStock; bottle by Carlo Mendoza

When Marc Jacobs and Sofia Coppola take the stage at the launch for his fragrance Daisy Dream (from $85, Hudson’s Bay) at New York’s Dia Center for the Arts, you want to study them the way a zoologist watches animals in their natural habitat. You’re compelled to scrutinize not only their behaviour but what they’re wearing—she’s in slim, cropped black pants, a coral sweater (both by the designer himself) and black ballet flats, while he’s in a suit paired with dingy Adidas Stan Smith sneakers. Being in such close proximity makes the impenetrable sphere of cool that surrounds them all the more apparent; you fantasize about what their conversations must be about, what clothes he designs with her in mind and whether they share current iPod playlists.

They’ve been friends since the early ’90s, and Jacobs has enlisted Coppola over the years for various projects, from modelling in the ad for his very first fragrance to advising on shoes and bags for Louis Vuitton. He tapped her once again for directorial duties on the TV commercial for Daisy Dream, and it sounds like it was an effortless task. “We have similar tastes in music and photography, so I felt like I knew how to approach it,” says Coppola. “How Marc sees women is something I identify with.” As a feature film director, she embraced the opportunity to not have to deal with dialogue. “I think in the way that a fragrance is sort of abstract, I liked not having to tell a story, but more a mood or an atmosphere.”
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