Brilliant makeup blogger Sahily recreated the “Star Trek Into Darkness” movie poster image ON HER EYELID as part of her Summer Movie Makeup series. The craziest part is Sahily is not even a “Star Trek” fan; she was just inspired by the movie art. She says this was an artistic experiment, and “not a wearable look,” but I beg to differ. In fact, I think Amelia and I have found our new daily makeup routine. [Pretty In Pigment via Neatorama]
Japanese beauty products are wild, man. They are at once super futuristic but also hopelessly outdated. Like if Betty Draper met “Tron” or something — you’d be wearing a crazy space suit but worried about “reducing” and “slimming your figure.” I’m totally fascinated by these things, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I pretty much would buy all of this crap if my budget allowed. Who doesn’t want a $4,000 animatronic seal, you guys? Or a bizarre medieval face-stretching device? This stuff is the coolest!
Check out 10 of our favorite bizarre beauty products from the Japan Trend Shop above.
While I’ve personally never found any remedy that can mollify the sting, maybe you’ll have better luck. Check out these seven soothing products we recommend slathering all over in case you get burned big time.
“I know people have always thought I was beautiful, but I have never tried to be as beautiful as I can be. I could do a lot more — exercise, or not eat dessert. Or not drink alcohol. I could make bigger efforts. I don’t think my first priority in life has ever been beauty. It’s a little bit of a rebellious spirit in me. … A lot of the effort I make is for my husband, because I want him to be attracted to me.”
— PUH-LEASE. Salma Hayek never really struck me as being consistently eyeroll-worthy in the past, but it is entirely possible that her Very Rich husband Francois-Henri Pinault, chief executive of PPR and reigning wealthiest, douchiest illegitimate deadbeat dad of all time, brings out Salma’s inner asshole. She just sounds so …. ugh. Insufferable. [InStyle]
There’s no mistaking red lipstick for low-maintenance makeup, but nothing pulls a look together quite like a pretty pop of crimson. It’s especially effective in the summer, because not only is it chic, it’s also distracting. If you’ve got a pair of sunglasses and a red lip color that you love, a full face of makeup is a non-factor. Whether you’re blonde, brunette, pale, olive- or dark-skinned, partial to pink, or obsessed with orange-leaning shades, no matter — cull some summer red lip inspiration from these 10 celebs.
Under-eye circles! They’re an ever-hot topic amongst ladiez, and it’s no wonder why — everybody has them, but pretty much nobody knows how to deal with them. There are a million so-called “remedies,” like eating less salt, drinking more water, drinking less alcohol, and getting more sleep, but why even try to change your lifestyle when you can just cover those bitches up like a pro? Or maybe you do all those things already, and your dark circles still won’t budge. Whatever the case, THERE IS A WAY OUT. Keep reading »
Well, well, well! If it isn’t Pink (P!nk? I refuse), looking decidedly unlike her usual self with a new set of hair extensions on one side and a buzz cut on the other. A celeb sporting a new weave is rarely newsworthy (they just seem to, like, accumulate more hair every day), but this may very well be the first time we’ve seen Pink without her trademark shorn ‘do. I think she looks great — and, strangely enough, a lot like Busy Philipps-gone-bad. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
My love of black eyeliner and eyeshadow is well-documented, and for good reason: it’s the most versatile of makeup, and can be used to create a limitless variety of looks. Why stop at a smoky or cat eye when there are vast possibilities to be experimented with? If you’re in need of some inspiration, check out these 10 totally different black shadow and liner looks on celebs…
Why draw the line at just wearing nail polish on your fingers and toes when you can broadcast your lacquer love on your phone, too? If nail polish is really, really your thing (sup, Megan?), you can snag one of these new iPhone cases straight from none other than the source of ambrosia itself, OPI — the polish professionals are launching six cases, available for versions 4, 4S, and 5, featuring signature shades I’m Not Really a Waitress, Big Apple Red, You Don’t Know Jacques, Dating a Royal, Pink Flamenco, and Need Sunglasses? Each case comes accompanied by a matching mini bottle of OPI Nail Lacquer, which almost redeems the $40 price tag. I don’t know if I would actually walk around sporting a phone case with a branded bottle of nail polish on it, but those polish splatters are another story — very cool. [BellaSugar]
You know who I blame for my never-ending pursuit of the perfect tan? Francine Pascal. The author behind the widely popular ’80s teen/tween book series, Sweet Valley High, instilled me with the belief that to be beautiful meant I needed to be bronzed. After all, Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield, the most beautiful 16-year-old twins on the face of the earth, had “sun-streaked, silky blonde hair,” “blue-green eyes the color of the Pacific” and, of course, “sun-kissed skin.” I couldn’t do anything about the blue-green eyes, but for years I “chased the blonde dragon,” which I finally gave up after a hairdresser finally told me platinum hair didn’t look good on me. But thanks to SVH and being California born and bred, I’ve remained pretty obsessed with having a glowing tan. During the summer, I lay out every weekend, though I realize that even with a high SPF, this isn’t the wisest idea. Thankfully, a recent trip to the dermatologist confirmed I am skin cancer-free. (I’m lucky — for about six months in college I went to the tanning salon once a week. Big no-no!) And I always emphasize the tan I’ve got with bronzer — for awhile, I had the boneheaded notion to use bronzer meant for Black women.
Now that I’ve lived in NYC for nearly 12 years, I’ve gotten some distance from my California-roots and have begrudgingly let go of my desire to be tan 365 days a year; during the winter, I leave my naturally fair skin well enough alone (though I still use a little bit of bronzer every day). But summer is on its way and in less than a month I’m headed to Nicaragua for vacation. I need a (fake) base tan! You know, something close to the subtle, sun-kissed glow of Snooki’s knee-caps. Luckily for me, Sephora sent over their Express Self-Tanning Kit For Face And Body and I rushed home to try it last night. Let’s review… Keep reading »