Edgy looks on the red carpet were seen on Lady Gaga (Atelier Versace), Alicia Vikander (Louis Vuitton), Willow Smith (Chanel), and Taylor Swift (Louis Vuitton).


Etherial looks were worn by Emma Watson (Calvin Klein Collection), Kate Bosworth (Dolce & Gabbana), Nicole Kidman (Alexander McQueen), and Juno Temple (Erdem).



70502 Climate Control_bottles_v4 (3)CLIMATE CONTROL FROM OUIDAD!

When shopping for Mom this week, why not enjoy a little “me-to-me” treat for your hair?  Ouidad (aka The Curl Experts), has a Climate Control Gift Set that we are just pining for!  It features full-sized bottles of its coveted-Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo and Conditioner, a wide-tooth detangling comb, and a microfiber Curl Towel.  Ouidad’s Defrizzing line uses a unique Humidity Shield Complex in conjunction with amino acids; together they form a lightweight, protective barrier that encases each strand of hair and acts as a protective barrier against heat, humidity, and environmental damage.   The breathable, weightless formula guards curls against external stress, while maintaining the radiance of color-treated locks.  Essentially, it locks in moisture and blocks out frizz!

Ouidad is offering several lucky Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to SWAG its Climate Control Gift Set (a $58  value that retails for $30) simply by following them on Instagram (if you don’t have, Facebook works too) and entering  here. This SWAG Alert is open to Subscribers 18 years or older with a valid US mailing address only.  Delivery is anticipated within 3-4 weeks.




By Zoe Moon

We start May with Mercury still in Retrograde motion asking us to go back and review where we are with how we feel valued in situations, what we are doing about income, purchases, or possessions, and then reworking things, releasing them or reconnecting with past people or situations over it. This lasts until the 22nd when Mercury will turn around and go Direct again so take the time to hash things out and get them right. Keep an eye on all facts and figures for mistakes, watch out for any mechanical or electronic glitches in the mix and make certain you are being understood. I bring this up at the beginning because on the 6th we have our NEW MOON that is in the same area of values, income, possessions, and purchases. So our best 2 week window of the year to launch into something new or take things to the next level with these themes will either get off to a slower start or will involve some of this reworking, releasing or reclaiming that is going on.


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Inspired by consumers’ continued search for reassurance and stability, fashion designers seek to answer a common call for calm through a Fall 2016 color palette that captures strength and dependability while remaining uplifting, complex and sophisticated. Satisfying a universal desire for tranquillity, strength and optimism, as demonstrated by the Pantone Color of the Year 2016, color directions continue to evolve toward an antidote to modern stresses for both designers and wearers.

For Fall 2016, designers were inspired by fine art – particularly abstract art, landscapes and graphic geometrics – yielding a 10-color palette that is led by the Blue family, conveying a message of calm and constancy. Along with anchoring earth tones, exuberant pops of vibrant colors also appear throughout, representing this season’s take on graphical elements and geometric shapes across the collections. Some designers are using clean lines and shapes against more fluid, abstract patterns for fall, while others have done the reverse. Both of these trends can be likened to the unexpectedly vivacious colors in the Fall 2016 palette, which act as playful but structured departures from the more typical fall shades.

“If you look at this season’s entire palette, the idea of comforting Blues coming to the top of the list again shows that people are still searching for that reassurance,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “The color Blue is fundamentally important to the human eye as a stable icon of the balance in our universe. Even in an uncertain world where cultural, economical and social tensions can cause us anxiety, we remember that the Blue skies represent constancy – they have never fallen. The Greys give a feeling of stability and represent rock solid colors that you can go back to and use with everything in your wardrobe. The Red tones invite confidence and warmth while the hot Pinkish Purples and Spicy Mustard Yellows suggest a touch of the exotic, rounding out a palette that is stable and grounded but also bold and complex.”


Katy Kat
After great anticipation, Katy Perry wore cat ears and luscious lips to debut her new twelve-piece collection of demi-matte lipsticks for CoverGirl.  Serving for the first time as artistic director for a line, Perry calls the collection, Katy Kat Matte.  “After several wonderful years of being the face, I now get to create the face!” she shared with fans.  In the official advertisement for the line, Perry appears as a “dark horse” dominatrix, sporting a black corset, dramatic black winged eyeliner, and black Perry Panther lipstick.
Perry quietly began distributing some of her favorite lipsticks among friends at the Coachella music festival.  The collection has shades ranging from daring reds (Cat Call and Crimson Cat), and beautiful berries (Catoure, Kitty Purry, Magenta Minx, Maroon Meow, Pink Paws, Purssian Pink, and Sphynx), to a dark coral (Coral Cat), light lavender (Cosmo Kitty) and goth-girl black (Perry Panter).  Katy Kat Matte lipsticks become available on May 15th at Walmarts nationwide.