Jennifer Lopez and Michelle Obama Take a Selfie Together

It looks like Jennifer Lopez and Michelle Obama are BFFs. The First Lady is undoubtedly a busy woman, but she made time to take an adorable selfie with the singer yesterday. Lopez first posted the snap on Instagram, and Obama later followed suit. “Me and my girl @flotus at #LULAC National convention for the empowerment of Latinos. #represent #keynotespeaker #introingthekeynotespeaker #dreambig,” Lopez captioned the image.

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The duo took the photo at the 2014 LULAC National Convention in New York City, where the singer introduced the First Lady for her speech, which focused on advancing the education, civil rights, and employment of Hispanic-Americans through community-based programs. The ladies were on the same style wavelength for the occasion: Each donned pretty floral ensembles. Lopez dazzled in a pale pink Zuhair Murad couture embroidered appliqué blouse and peplum pencil skirt, while Obama glowed in a white and blue print frock by Tanya Taylor.


For more Michelle Obama, see her most memorable outfits ever in our gallery!

Kristen Bell’s Secret Beauty Weapon for Surviving a Heat Wave

It’s hard to think about anything, let alone fashion or style, when you’re dripping with sweat in 90- or 100-degree heat. With the dog days of summer still ahead of us, we’ve taken precautionary measures and turned to the stars who not only know how to play it cool during stressful situations (read: red carpet events and interviews), but also when temps are alarmingly high. Kristen Bell, who is based in Los Angeles, knows all too well how unbearably hot it can get, and she keeps perspiration at bay with—wait for it—an all-natural deodorant.

“Wait, an all-natural deodorant that works?” we ask dubiously.

“Yes,” Bell insists. “I dare you to try it. I had been using men’s deodorant, but I wanted to eliminate aluminum. I’ve tried everything and decided to try it from this company on Etsy called Fat and the Moon, and I swear on my life, it works. I gave it to Dax [Shepard] and four of my friends, and everyone is obsessed. I ordered like a dozen of them because I have to give them out.”

The Fat and the Moon deodorant cream is handmade with all organic ingredients, including beeswax, coconut oil, baking soda, and essential oils. And yes, it’s aluminum free. We’re still a touch uncertain, but hey, if it has Bell’s endorsement, then that’s good enough for us.

Click ahead to see all of Kristen Bell’s style, on and off the red carpet.

Your New Summertime Tote: Bags That Double as Baskets

When warm weather strikes, there’s an inevitable sartorial inclination to shift toward sheer fabrics, breezy silhouettes, and bare skin. Accessories are no exception to the rule—they move in a similar direction, but where they differ lies in their material.

In lieu of typical leather carryalls, a handful of models on the Tory Burch spring/summer 2014 runway gripped trellis-like totes that doubled as chic baskets for bouquets of freshly plucked daisies. Make your new go-to tote as breathable as your summer clothing with perforated detailing, woven straw composition, and laser cut-outs.

From the office to the beach, carry our runway-inspired picks all summer long.

Ask the Expert: The Beauty Maestro Troy Surratt

Behold Troy Surratt, the man who helped Jennifer Lopez find her “inner” glow (he bronzes her cheeks, eyes, and chin). Now with his own beauty line, the protégé of makeup legend Kevyn Aucoin dishes on crafting a foolproof face and looking 10 years younger (pain-free).

What are some of the coolest moments you’ve been privy to while working with the stars?

When I have a” target=”_self”>celebrity in my chair, it’s the only time in her hectic schedule she’s sitting still. Agents and personal assistants take advantage of that. I’ve seen movie deals signed and campaign offers negotiated.

Which products help makeup last all day?

Guerlain bronzer has saturated color that warms your complexion. Tom Ford lipstick is super-long-lasting—choose a cool blue-red if you have a fair complexion or a russet red if you have a warm complexion. Apply a single sweep of matte setting powder to keep everything in place. Finish with a mist of rosewater, then bounce a damp Beautyblender sponge over your entire face to lift excess powder—the rounded end tackles the cheeks and forehead, while the pointed tip gets the delicate areas surrounding your eyes and nose.

What’s an easy way to shave years off your look?

Appearing clear-eyed and well-rested is key. Applying Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Éclat right underneath your tear ducts has an instant brightening effect. Use Rohto eyedrops to keep your whites clear—they also have a cooling agent to make you feel awake.

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To shave years off your look, apply a luminating pen underneath your tear ducts. —@TroySurratt

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Have you ever picked up a makeup tip from a client?

Anjelica Huston taught me how to prevent lipstick from getting on your teeth: Wrap your lips around the tip of your finger, and pull your finger out to remove color off the wet line of the mouth.

Where’s the craziest place you’ve ever done makeup?

Everywhere from fast-moving boats to trailers in the woods. But the wildest experiences have been in the private salons of celebrities’ homes. These custom makeup areas are equipped with everything you can imagine, like mini fridges for chilling fine perfumes and face creams. Glimpses into that world make up for the trailers in the woods.

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Bonus! Surratt shares his favorite beauty picks:

1. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat in No. 1, No. 2, and No. 5.5, $ 41 each;

2. Guerlain Terracotta Terra Tropica Palette, $ 72;

3. The Original Beautyblender sponge, $ 20;

4. Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist, $ 24;

5. Surratt Diaphane Compact ($ 20) and Loose Powder in Matte ($ 20);

6. Rohto Hydra Eye Drops, $ 9;

7. Tom Ford Lip Color in (from left) Scarlet Rouge, Cherry Lush, and Crimson Noir, $ 49 each;

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For more pros’ tips, tricks, and best-kept secrets, pick up a copy of InStyle’s July issue, on sale and available for digital download now.

Want more beauty? Get the best self-tanning tips for every skin tone in our gallery!

What Books Are InStyle Staffers Reading at the Beach This Summer?

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You may be stuck turning pages in a packed subway car rather than lounging poolside, yet a good read offers a quick escape from reality-harsh air conditioning and looming deadlines. We asked InStyle’s staff to divulge what’s on their must-read list for this summer, and received some surprising results.

Many strayed from the standard fluffy beach reading, opting instead for topics varying from advice to cooking, such as Anthony Bourdain’s account of his food-scouring travels. Unsurprisingly, three staffers proposed the newly released The Vacationers, The New York Times bestseller about a family vacation to Mallorca wrought with dysfunction. No matter what you’re in the mood for, we’ve got you covered.

Click through the gallery to see our must-read picks!

Kate Hudson Took Over InStyle’s Instagram Yesterday! Check Out All Her Snaps

Yesterday, we helped welcome Kate Hudson to Instagram by letting her take over InStyle’s account! Our July cover star took the plunge into the social media sharing space just this past weekend (and has already gained more than 21,000 followers), and to help her celebrate we handed her the reigns of our own @instylemagazine. Hudson may be new to Instagram, but she certainly wowed us with some seriously stunning photos featuring food, family, and more. During the course of the day, she shared exclusive images from her luxurious vacation in Ibiza, Spain, on InStyle’s account. Check out all the photos she shared below!

1. “Old town Ibiza :)” —KH

2. “I’m thinking we may need to add this to breaky…” —@katehudson

3. “Looks like I can steal Ryder’s kicks now! #bigday” —@katehudson

4. “My best girlfriend and collaborator for #ch+kh joins me for a little exploring… @chromeheartsofficial” —@katehudson

5. “Always watching!” —@katehudson

6. “Found my resting spot… Till next time InStyle! Thank you for welcoming me to Instagram!” —@katehudson

Want more Kate Hudson? Check out her 10 best red carpet looks ever in our gallery!