All August 2012: Back to School Stories

  • Sneak Peek: Birchbox September 2012

    Sneak Peek: Birchbox September 2012

    September is a month for transitioning your beauty routine for a new season and brushing up on fall trends! Find out what we’re coveting this month in our newest sneak peek.

  • Power of Three: Purple Rain

    Power of Three: Purple Rain

    Dark purple lips and shimmery eyes are this season’s must-try trends—and together, they form a supremely bold combo.

  • How To: Side Twist in 4 Steps

    How To: Side Twist in 4 Steps

    It’s time to shake up the braid. Presenting the side twist, a super easy take on the classic.

  • Chanel Lipstick, Marchesa Perfume and More: September 2012 Beauty Launches

    Chanel Lipstick, Marchesa Perfume and More: September 2012 Beauty Launches

    From bold lip shades to bright polishes, this month’s new products are eye-catching updates on classic essentials.

  • Anatomy of the Perfect Vanity

    Anatomy of the Perfect Vanity

    If you’re a product hoarder like us, keep the majority of your collection stashed away and keep the essentials on display.

  • How To: Fix Your Lashes in a Flash

    How To: Fix Your Lashes in a Flash

    Whether your lashes are sparse and straight, or short and light, we’ll help you get the most from your fringe.

  • Finding the Right Shampoo For Your Hair Type

    Finding the Right Shampoo For Your Hair Type

    Thermal-infused? Moisture-locking? The haircare aisle is a baffling place. We asked two star stylists to help us navigate the labels to find the right shampoo for our hair type.

  • How To: Apply A Flawless Red Lip

    How To: Apply A Flawless Red Lip

    So you’ve found your ultimate red lipstick. Whoo hoo! But you’re not in the clear quite yet. The key to making crimson lips look sophisticated, and not messy, is careful application.

  • How To: Pick a Totally Memorable Hostess Gift for Anyone

    How To: Pick a Totally Memorable Hostess Gift for Anyone

    Graphic designer and lifestyle blogger Mrs. Lilien knows a thing or two about gifting. We asked for her best tips on what to bring when you’re a guest, no matter how well you know the hostess.

  • 5 Tips to a Better Shave

    5 Tips to a Better Shave

    Diane Wood, master barber and self-proclaimed Queen of Shaving, tells us how to get the smoothest shave ever, plus tips on troubleshooting razor burn, ingrown hairs, and more.

  • Eyeliner Wars: Gel, Kohl, Liquid and More

    Eyeliner Wars: Gel, Kohl, Liquid and More

    If there's one thing we've learned from our lengthy experience with eye makeup, it's that not all liners are created equal.

  • stila’s Bold Autumn Eye Shadow Tutorial

    stila’s Bold Autumn Eye Shadow Tutorial

    We asked stila pro makeup artist Sarah Lucero to give us a litlte fall makeup inspiration. Watch her demonstrate a bold sunset-toned look using stila's new in the know palette.

  • Pencils of Promise Founder Adam Braun Goes to Birchbox Grooming School

    Pencils of Promise Founder Adam Braun Goes to Birchbox Grooming School

    In honor of August's Beauty School theme, we're teaming up with Pencils of Promise, a non-profit that build schools in South America and Asia. All month, we're donating 15% of the proceeds from sales in the Birchbox Shop to Pencils of Promise. Founder Adam Braun took a break to chat PoP and grooming products with us.

  • Smoky Eye 101

    Smoky Eye 101

    The classic smoky eye can be daunting! Birchbox staffer Deepica breaks the smoldering look down into simple steps in this tutorial. (Tip: It’s all about blending!)

  • How To: Cut Your Own Bangs

    How To: Cut Your Own Bangs

    We love the pretty swoop of side-swept bangs, but have trouble getting to the salon for maintenance trims. We enlisted stylist Jeff Chastain to teach us how to cut a fabulous fringe at home.