Birthday Beauty Inspiration: Andy Warhol And His Factory

Rachel Krause | August 7, 2012 - 8:00 am

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