Birthday Beauty Inspiration: Andy Warhol And His Factory

Andy Warhol, the artist and luminary responsible for the postmodern visual movement known as pop, would have been 84 yesterday. Though his death at 58 was woefully premature, I have a feeling he wouldn’t have wanted to be around today — or, on the contrary, maybe he would, if only to see that America has transmogrified completely into the vulgar, consumer-driven culture he envisioned more than fifty years ago. Nothing I say could ever do Andy proper justice, so I’ll pay him homage this way: beauty inspiration culled from the man himself, a self-proclaimed “deeply superficial person” who believed in “low lights and trick mirrors,” and from the glow-in-the-dark people he surrounded himself with. (Yes, that includes Edie.) Put on a bit of required listening brought to you by Lou, click through, and remember: “If everyone isn’t beautiful, then no one is.”

1. Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in 13 Mat Black, $23, Sephora
2. Andrea Modlash Strip Lash 21 Black Black, $3.99, Walgreens
3. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Glitter in Mirrorball, $12, OCC
4. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Belle de Jour, $24, Sephora
5. Sephora by OPI Jewelry Top Coat in Flurry Up, $9.50, Sephora
6. Manic Panic Amplified Flashlightning, $12, Manic Panic
7. Maybelline Volum’Express The Falsies Mascara in Blackest Black, $6.99, Ulta
8. Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in 16 Diamond White, $23, Sephora
9. Pacifica Coconut Crushed Pearl Luminizing Body Butter, $24, Sephora