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Makeup Bag: Multitasking Makeup For Effortless Summer Skin

It’s getting warmer out there … which means many things. One of them is that it’s high time to chuck your heavy winter foundations in favor of something lighter, less smothering, and preferably the kind of simple one-step product that you can just smooth on and go. This is not the time to be painstakingly dotting concealer on every little blemish — that’s what the other 9 months of the year are for. For one less thing to worry about, grab one of these 5 light, multitasking base products, toss ‘em in your beach bag, and go! Keep reading »

Your Perfect Lip Color
How to hunt down your perfect better-than-natural lip shade. Read More »
Bright Spring Color
Lips, eyes, and cheeks - we've got it covered. Read More »
Breakdown: Contouring
Class 101 on facial contouring. Read More »

Orthodox Jewish Woman Sues Lancome On Faulty Foundation Claims

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Makeup companies tout lofty, unrealistic claims all the time. These include, but are not limited to … uh, well, almost everything they say? Working with beauty products all the time (and, let’s be honest, in my spare time, too) means that I don’t expect much from promises of “all-day wear” and a “flawless complexion.” There are some truly great products out there, but there are precious few that actually fulfill all, or any, of what they allege to do. So, with that said, I would like to personally address the woman who is suing Lancome over false advertising claims related to “24-hour” foundation. Rorie Weisberg, an Orthodox Jew from upstate New York, says the French makeup giant was lying when they said that their Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation provides, yes, a full 24 hours of “lasting perfection.” Keep reading »

I Never Would Have Expected Kanye West To Be Such A Gentleman

Kim's Pregnancy Essentials
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Kanye Gets Served
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
Find out the weird way Kanye West got served papers for Kim's divorce. Read More »
True love!

Allow me to share with you the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen today … but first, let me set the scene: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are out on the town, shopping in — where else? — Paris, and man, that Kim is so super pregnant. I feel sort of bad for her, like having all that extra belly and boobs and butt to carry around on her little body could be causing her physical pain. But even if all that stuff were, in fact, causing her physical pain, her dumbass babydaddy Kanye could not care less, and he doesn’t care if you know it. Please watch as Kanye jumps out of his black Porsche and wanders over to the passenger side in what almost (almost!) appears to be an attempt to help Kim exit the vehicle… and then he just stands there and waits for her to get out. And then! They walk up onto the curb to enter — where else? — Givenchy… and he stands there and waits for her to open the door once again. SMDH. Would it be completely out of line for me to say that even Kim Kardashian deserves better? [Concrete Loop]

Donatella Versace Is Like, “Yeah, Whatever, We All Know I’m Not Even Real”

Donatella On Feminism
Donatella Versace photo
She says she's a feminist, but that feminism is dead. Wait, what? Read More »
Versace Snobbery
Donatella Versace photo
Donatella didn't want real women modeling her new H&M line. Read More »

“I’m not like this genetically.”

— Shock! Awe! Donatella Versace admits at the Vogue festival that, unlike her pal Lady Gaga, she was not just born this way. True, she said as much in the context of using “tons of cream” and taking care of her skin and hair, but we can go ahead and read between the lines, right? But who even cares what her face looks like — despite her intimidating persona, Donatella is actually pretty rad, telling her star-struck audience at the event, “Right now, having you kids in front of me asking these questions, this is my proudest moment.” [Vogue UK]

Beauty How-To: Find Your Perfect Natural Lip Shade

Breakdown: Contouring
Class 101 on facial contouring. Read More »
Bright Spring Color
Lips, eyes, and cheeks - we've got it covered. Read More »

There are a few things that every makeup-lovin’ lady needs to have in her arsenal. It’s sort of like the difference between romantic prospects and friends: bold lipsticks and punchy eyeshadows come and go, but your Holy Grail products are forever. The perfect foundation that matches your complexion exactly and makes it look flawless; the perfect concealer that magically causes every blemish or imperfection you might have to vanish on the spot; the perfect neutral shadow that makes your eyes look bigger and brighter… and of course, the perfect go-to lip color.

Generally referred to as “my lips but better” (or MLBB), the ideal go-to lip color does just that — it suits your skin tone and flatters your face better than a brighter, trendier shade, and it imparts color and impact in a way that a clear lip balm just doesn’t. You could also refer to this type of lip color as “nude,” but it definitely isn’t the generic pale, corpse-y beige that comes to mind. It’s your nude, and it’s different for everyone. So let’s get to finding yours! Keep reading »

April 30: What Are We Wearing Today?

HELLO HELLO. It’s the last day of April! Are we going to get some May flowers after all this April showers bullshit? One can only hope. May is also my birth month, so, you know. Get ready, or something like that. Come see what we’re wearing today, along with special guest Alex, our lovely video editor, whose documentary is premiering at Tribeca Film Festival tomorrow! If you’re in the area, go see it or die. No, sorry, I really can’t go around saying things like that.

Well Played: Zoe Saldana Is Seriously On Her Sartorial Game

"Star Trek" Trailer #3
Okay, the suspense is killing us. Read More »

Hey y’all, I just wanna give a shoutout to Zoe Saldana, who has been absolutely killing it everywhere she goes. Between two “Star Trek Into Darkness” events this week, and the MTV Movie Awards earlier this month, lady has been looking ahhhhhh-mazing. These looks are all seriously difficult to pull off, but she is Seriously Doing It. I can’t remember the last time I was this wowed by a star’s fashion prowess. Again: killing it.

Lourdes Leon’s New Look & 5 Other Celebs Rocking Green Hair

We don’t know if it’s a case of teen angst or a latent desire to follow in mom’s (former) footsteps, but Madonna‘s 16-year-old daughter Lourdes Leon is a certified badass in the making. The teenager has shirked her famous mother’s strict, borderline puritanical upbringing in favor of cigarettes, piercings, handsome show-biz boyfriends, and now… green hair! Lola was spotted out in her hometown of New York City over the weekend showing off her new verdigris locks, and I have to say, I’m kind of into it. In fact, I had green hair myself when I was 16! So yeah, consider me 100 percent on board with Lourdes’s new look.

Plenty of celebs love themselves some unnaturally-colored hair, and green is a particular favorite. Check out similar looks on Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and more in the gallery above!

Karl Lagerfeld Doesn’t Seem To Be So Sure About His Real Age

Cavalli Vs. Karl
Roberto gives Karl a run for his money in the "weirdest designer" stakes. Read More »
Karl Got Arrested
Oh, is he racially insensitive? Color me shocked. Read More »
Karl On Anorexia
He thinks the fashion industry has nothing to do with it. Read More »

“My mother had changed the date [of my birthday]. It was easier to make a three or an eight. I learned after my mother died, and I do not know why she did it.”

— Why am I not all that surprised to learn that Karl Lagerfeld may not exactly know his real age? According to Wikipedia the Chanel designer is 79, but he had a 70th birthday bash in 2008, and now he’s reportedly revealed to Paris Match that he’s actually 77, and also something about a 3 or an 8. So. Inconclusive! Which is all the more reason to believe that he is not, in fact, human after all, right? [Fashionista]

Must Haves: 10 Pretty Pairs Of Spring-Ready Shorts

Shorts are a standard come the warm weather, but wearing denim cutoffs every day can get old fast. Upgrading to a more put-together lace or patterned pair brings your casual summer look to the next level — and even better, if your office is on the laid-back side, these may just fit the bill. These 10 options are reasonably priced and ready to be worn all summer long…

Must Haves: Printed Jeans
Spring Must Haves: 10 Perfect Pairs Of Printed Jeans
The latest crop of printed jeans is all but standard. Read More »
Must Have: Drop Waists
Must Haves: 10 Drop-Waist Dresses
These "Gatsby"-inspired dresses are easy wearing for spring. Read More »
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