Avon calling! Or, poking?
Mark, Avon’s trendier, Lauren Conrad-endorsed line, is now selling makeup through Facebook. This is the first time we’ve seen e-commerce really take advantage of the social network. The Mark store essentially operates as a fan page with the standard wall and info tabs, but there’s also a shop tab that lets you browse and purchase products under the same umbrella. This could be a flop—something that their market research team thinks is fail-proof because young girls are, like, always on Facebook, right? Or could this be the beginning of a new social networking trend where everything you do (or buy) online is all within the same structure? What do you think — would you buy clothes or makeup off Facebook? [Mark Girl Facebook Page via StyleList] Keep reading »
I recently received a free sample of the Bliss Triple Oxygen mask from Sephora (sidebar: sign up for their “Beauty Insider” card; you build up points and get loads of free samples), and after a few applications, loved its effects. So, after the sample ran out, I was looking to buy a full-sized bottle. Because it isn’t cheap stuff ($52 for 3.4 ounces, ouch!), I wanted to be sure about my potential purchase. Where did I go? To every single customer reviews page I could find on it! I checked out the Sephora reviews, the Blissworld reviews, the Drugstore.com comments, every sentence on Amazon about it—I even Googled “Bliss Triple Oxygen reviews” and read everything offered. A little nutzo of me? Perhaps, but I’ve become so addicted to online beauty product reviews, I never make a purchase (in the store or online) without consulting them. My Clarisonic purchase? Days of reading reviews in the making.
Do you read online product reviews? Do you write them (I haven’t gotten around to writing any yet)? Do you get swayed into buying (or not buying) products because of what people are saying? Keep reading »
The ever-controversial American Apparel CEO, Dov Charney, sent out his latest newsletter to employees with a “helpful” tip regarding current eyebrow aesthetics. Over-tweezing is so yesterday or something, and now it’s all about thick, healthy brows, à la teenaged Brooke Shields, which really did happen so yesterday. We’re not sure why he would share his personal eyebrow-trimming preference with the class. (Is he really suggesting women who work at American Apparel should stop waxing their brows or is he just being the head of a fashion company sharing a seasonal trend? It’s unclear.) But we’ll give him this: Thick brows were all over the spring 2010 runways. Bang on trend, Dov! So, um, yeah. [Jezebel] Keep reading »
While W may have Photoshopped out all that makes Jennifer Garner look like Jennifer Garner, they didn’t go wrong in the makeup department. Look at the fierce cat eye! Adore.
One problem, though: there’s no bigger beauty challenge than applying liquid liner. It takes a seriously steady hand, just the right mirror angle and an ounce of dumb luck to get it right. Seriously, when was the last time you tried to pull off the whole cat eyeliner look and emerged victorious? I’m pretty decent doing one eye—but I can’t very well go out with just one eye lined! I’ve got a few tips I stumbled upon in my quest for perfectly cat-eye lined lids, after the jump. Keep reading »
We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You crack us up! In honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the internet, we’re giving away prizes! Each week we’ll award you awesome chatty Cathys a little something special. This week, one winner will receive a $200 JC Penney Gift Card. Without further adieu, the lucky winner of this week’s Gift For Gab. Keep reading »
Over at Needles and Sins, our pal Melissa Kakoulas points to these temporary knuckle tattoos, perfect for terrifying the hell out of your family if you’re spending time with loved ones over the holidays. Created by Fred & Friends, the press-on knuckle ink comes in his and her styles and the appropriate message of your choice. Lady options include: “Gold Diga,” “Porn Star,” and “Mean Girl.” If you want to look hardcore, but not forever, check out Marisa’s test-drive. [Needles and Sins] Keep reading »
As we head into winter, the days are getting shorter, the leaves are changing color, and our skin is majorly drying out. There was no need to bother with hand lotion all summer long, but now, as we turn up the thermostat, our skin feels tight and the hangnails have begun to form. Dr. Hunter’s Cuticle Cream to the rescue! This rose-scented cream softens cuticles and conditions nails, giving them a healthy glow. With packaging so apothecary-cute and portable, we’ll be able to fix our moisture deficiency wherever the cool, dry winter wind takes us. [$5, Caswell-Massey]
WIN THIS! We’re giving away five jars of Dr. Hunter’s Cuticle Cream, but you have to work if you want one. The best commenter for this coming week — from today, Friday, Dec. 11 through Thursday, Dec. 17 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can. Click HERE to read the official rules. And remember to check Gift For Gab on Dec. 18 to see if you’re the winner. Keep reading »
While W may have photoshopped out all that makes Jennifer Garner look like Jennifer Garner, they didn’t go wrong in the make-up department. Look at the fierce cat eye! Adore.
One problem, though: there’s no bigger beauty challenge than applying liquid liner—it takes a seriously steady hand, just the right mirror angle and lot’s of dumb luck to get it right. Seriously, when was the last time you tried to pull off the whole cat eyeliner look and emerged victorious? I’m pretty decent doing one eye—but I can’t very well go out with just one eye lined! I’ve got a few tips I stumbled upon in my quest for perfectly cat-eye lined lids, after the jump… Keep reading »
Androgynous dressing might be the fashion world’s current obsession, but here’s a reminder that styles are indeed cyclical: The trendy men’s shop Odin has just launched a unisex perfume. At first we thought, here’s another sign that male and female gender aesthetics are continuing to mesh together, but then we reached into the depths of our style memories and recalled the infamous CK One unisex perfume of the 1990s. Perhaps we’re about to see a new beauty trend with neutral colognes? (Although many girls have always been loyal Old Spice customers.) After the jump, some famous unisex fragrances to try out or just jog your nasal memory.
What do you think—would you want to smell just like your boyfriend? Or, would your boyfriend like to smell like you? [The Thread] Keep reading »
About a year ago, I began my obsessive relationship with Lancôme Ôscillation mascara. A day was not complete unless my lashes were adorned to perfection by the vibrating wand. Yes, it’s expensive, but I promise it is worth every penny. The day my mascara ran out was certainly a mourning moment indeed, causing me to rush to the store for replacements. Obviously, the beauty brand realized their genius invention, and now they’ve expanded the vibes into Ôscillation Powerfoundation, a mineral foundation. It also has a hefty price tag — $48 — but vibrates up to 7,000 times per minute (which supposedly creates even product distribution), claims 14 hour wear, and promises to make skin smoother and healthier. I’m sold. [Lancome] Keep reading »