February 2013: Editor’s Letter

Aside from that major holiday (Presidents’ Day, right?), February is all about award shows. Even if you’re not a movie buff, you can participate in our favorite aspect: armchair commenting. And we’ve designed this month’s Birchbox to help you prep for all your personal red carpets—whether it’s a big work presentation or a birthday bash. In addition to stylist favorites from brands like Ojon and Dermablend™, we’ve worn out our Rolodexes tracking down experts to give you their best tips. Pay attention and you might just find paparazzi stalking you on your next post office trip.

To get you in the mood, we’ve got a look back at some of our favorite red carpet icons, from Grace Kelly circa 1955 to Halle Berry in 2001. Curious about how a hair guru is born? Us too. We sent one of our intrepid editors to TIGI’s New York Academy to find out all about the world of haute hair. We’ve also got a video on wearing emerald, Pantone’s color of the year, a speedy date night makeup tutorial, and stylist tips on primping like a star (no Botox required). Better get started!

—Mollie

Highlights from the February issue:

How to Wear Emerald
Can’t afford gems? Try Pantone’s color of the year on your nails and eyes—we’ll show you how.

Trend Alert: Heavy Metals
Find out why the latest anti-aging sensations are mining metallic ingredients.

3 Beauty Taboos to Break Right Now
From blue shadow to mussy bedhead, we’ve got the hot spring trends you have to see to believe.

Date Night Makeup
What happens when you dare a frazzled editor to go from sweats to sultry in five minutes? Watch and see!

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