Kendall Jenner Reveals Her 5 Fave Beauty Buys
It seems like just yesterday we were watching the the second youngest Kardashian engage in silly teenage shenanigans with her younger sister Kylie. Now Kendall has moved on from playing dress up with her older sister’s clothes, to modeling designer digs down the runway. The reality star-turned-model, is a pro at pulling off bold beauty moves on-and-off the catwalk and it seems Estée Lauder has taken notice.
The makeup brand just announced that the 19-year-old will be the new face of the company. As part of her Estée Lauder debut, Kendall has selected and shared some of her favorite makeup staples from the company. Here are five gorgeous snaps of the budding beauty icon + favorite products that we will TOTALLY be stealing for our holiday beauty routines.
1. Natural Skin: On the runway, wild makeup is almost a given. But off the catwalk this Kardashian tends to keep things au natural. For flawless, dewy skin a luminous, long-wear BB cream ($28) will help to brighten and smooth while still keeping things from looking overly perfected. Get the lowdown on BB creams here!
2. Subtle Glossy Lips: She looks great in minimal makeup, but those trademark Kardashian eyes also look amazing smokey-style. When going for a darker eye, go easy on the lips like Kendall shows here. Her go-to is this pink gloss ($24) in the super sweet “Rock Candy” shade for a shiny, subtle pout.
3. Mile-Long Lashes: Those Kardash-lashes are something of a natural wonder. If you aren’t as blessed in the lash department, you can still get super thick, crazy-long lashes, using a volumizing mascara ($26), an eyelash curler and some of these tried-and-true tips.
4. Holiday-Ready Red Lips: Sometimes there is just nothing sexier than a red lip ($30). The look Kendall is rocking here would definitely be a bit much for a grocery store run, but for a black tie event or any/all holiday shindigs you’re stopping by, this would be jaw dropping. If you want to alter the look to be a little more everyday appropriate, just tone down the smokey eye and go natural above the red. (via @KendallJenner)
5. ABronze Glow: Maybe it’s the LA sun, but those Kardashians are practically poster children for the perfectly sun-kissed glow. Skip out on the tanning bed (and save your skin) by simply popping on a bit of this Kendall-approved bronzer ($36) for a glowing face. (image via Hollywood Life)
What do you think about Kendall Jenner as the new face of Estée Lauder? Do you have a favorite Kendall beauty look? Share your opinions in the comments below.
Welcome to Selfmade Finance School, our new money series with Block Advisors to help small business owners with their tax, bookkeeping, and payroll needs year-round. This week, we explore the tax implications of bringing family members into your business.
The question for today is this: Does hiring your family members make sense for your business? Let me be clear. This is not a piece about whether hiring your family members makes sense for your relationships with those family members. As someone who is part of a family business, I could fill up a lot more than 600 words on my opinions about that. For today's purposes, we focus on whether it makes sense from an overall "good business and tax implication" perspective. As it turns out, there is a decent amount of tax nuance when it comes to employing your family. Let's break it down based on relationship to the employee:
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Spouses Who Are In Business Together
Personally, if I had to be in business with my husband, it would not go well. However, many couples build viable, strong businesses together and I say, good for them! Depending on how you have your business entity structured, it will make a big difference on the tax treatment of you and your spouse working as partners. Because a business jointly owned and operated by a married couple is generally treated as a partnership for Federal tax purposes, the spouses must comply with filing and record keeping requirements imposed on partnerships and their partners. The election to file two Schedule C (Form 1040) forms, (one for each spouse) permits certain married co-owners to avoid filing partnership returns, provided that each spouse separately reports a share of all the businesses' items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit. Under the election, both spouses will be subject to self-employment tax and on net earnings from self-employment and receive credit for Social Security earnings.
One Spouse Employs Another
If you have a dynamic where your spouse is an employee of your business, then your spouse's wages are subject to income tax withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes. If you are self-employed (not a corporation or a partnership), your spouse's pay does not have to be included in your federal unemployment tax account (FUTA) contributions and payments. However, if your business is a corporation or a partnership you must include that spouse's pay in your unemployment tax contribution calculation.
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You Employ Your Child
First, let's be clear. I work in my family business, but I am an adult, so I am treated just like a normal employee. However, if you, for example, run a family restaurant and want to hire your children under 18 to work for you, there are some tax benefits. But first, you should check with your state for rules on how many hours minors can work (in non-agricultural jobs) and reference the Fair Labor Standards Act for information on limitations on the kinds of work children can perform.
"This is an often overlooked or under-utilized strategy. Paying your children for true services they provide in your business can be a powerful tax-saving tool," says Cathi Reed, Block Advisors Regional Director. "If you are a sole-proprietorship or single member LLC, and the child is less than 18 years of age, the business is not required to withhold FICA or payroll taxes. The child can use his or her standard deduction against income you pay."
You Hire Your Parent
Oh dear. If you are brave enough to do this, know that you will need to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on your parent's wages and make the appropriate withholdings, but you don't have to pay unemployment taxes. Now all you have to do is convince your parent that you are the boss. Have fun with that!
Is Hiring Family Members Worth It For The Tax Benefits?
"There are some positive tax advantages to hiring family members. It's important to treat a family member like any other employee. Hiring your children can result in substantial savings for businesses. Make sure your child has real, age-appropriate work to do and a reasonable pay rate, comparable to other employees. Consult with a Block Advisors small business certified tax pro to ensure that you are complying with all requirements," advises Reed. "Block Advisors, a team within H&R Block, is dedicated to meeting the tax, bookkeeping and payroll needs of small business owners year-round. To start working with the tax experts at Block Advisors, visit blockadvisors.com."
In my opinion, you should not hire a family member solely because of the tax benefits. You should always hire based on whether that person is right for the job and keep in mind how this hire could materially impact your relationship with that person and others in your family. Finally, as I mentioned, make sure you have a tax professional on your team when making these determinations. As you can see, things can get a little tricky!
*All details were sourced from IRS.gov and blockadvisors.com