Socio-political photographer Phillip Toledano’s new series, A New Kind of Beauty, seems to suggest that beauty is not only in the eye of the beholder, but also in the hand of the scalpel-holder. The images — all of men and women who’ve undergone extreme plastic surgery in the pursuit of what they consider beautiful–are shot against a stark black backdrop and appear at once awkward and arresting. From men with breasts like we’ve never seen to lips Angelina would covet, there’s a certain dedication to perceived perfection that keeps us enthralled. Check out more after the jump and tell us: Is this beauty or butchery? [Refinery29]
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Last night, my friend Jen, who works at Bloomingdale’s, informed me that the nail trend making waves at Fashion Week is called “Mannequin Hands.” Creepy name, right? Apparently, the look right now is all about going nude — so nude that your nail polish color matches as closely as possible to your skin tone, just like they do on store mannequins. Supposedly the look elongates the fingers and, according to Keedah at Diary of a Style Addict, “won’t clash with bold clothing and compliments subdued attire.” Personally, “Mannequin Manicures” freak me out, but maybe that’s because I think my skin color is sort of blah. Would you give the look a try? [The Style Aficionado] Keep reading »
Ever wish there was a shot to cure sadness? Ever guess that shot was Botox? A new study suggests that freezing the muscles that create frowns (like the infamous jolt of Botulism) can actually stop the sad emotions that accompany the expression. A study of 40 people showed that Botox-injected plastic surgery patients took longer to process sad and unhappy situations than people without frozen foreheads, but could still process happy emotions just as quickly. Weird, huh? [Newsweek] Keep reading »
We’re slightly obsessed with the statement lips Chloe Sevigny rocked at Interview magazine’s 40th anniversary party. And we’ve always loved pink hues, but we’ve never gone quite so bold. Chloe’s shade seems to be a magenta-fuchsia that’s almost purple. If you do want to try it out, here are some suggestions for purpley-pink products to get the look!
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Watch out Michelle Phan
, there’s a new makeup tutorial
videographer in town. Well, she’s not exactly in the neighborhood, per se. We have not a clue what this Thai woman is saying, but she sure is a Chatty Cathy, and she likes her eye makeup as bright as a rainbow. We’d say it might be a little much for a first date, but totally fine for the third. [CNN Go
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What are your thoughts on Julianne Moore‘s eyeliner here? Va-va-voom chic or just too wacky witch? I can’t decide. On one hand, she totally played her makeup cards exactly right—she went big on the eyes and muted the rest of her face. On the other, I just can’t seem to get past the fact that I can barely make out her eyes through all the black! (And talk about making her eyes look smaller.) I think what she did here (or her makeup artist did, rather) was go with dual eyeliner. Basically, she started with a liquid, applied a line all the way around her eye, making it thicker at the outer corners and thinner at the inner corners and then came back with a shadow over top. And from the looks of it, the product has a little bit of shimmer in it too (are you seeing the wet-look there?), like the shadow in Stila’s Purrfect Eyes kit. My advice? If you are going with the double-dip of eyeliners, try it out first on just your top lid, then see if it’s really necessary to pile it on. Keep reading »
We can’t think of anyone who actually enjoys plucking her brows, so make the tedious task just a tad bit more enjoyable with these semi-personalized beauty tools. Patina tweezers come in five different versions of a fashionable woman: a blonde with a pink headband; a lady with a black bob wearing sunglasses, a red top and jeans; a redhead with a hat and green top; a black-haired gal with a flower cap and boho outfit; and a Parisian-styled brunette with a blue dress and white scarf around her neck. All of the designs are quite adorable in kind of a cheesy, funny way. [$3.95, Patina] Keep reading »
Want to break out of the red lip box? So do I. I’m sort of over it (or at least over telling you about it). Today, I’m all about bright orange lips for spring—well, bright orange-with-a-hint-of-red lips, that is. They achieve the same wowsa-look-at-her-lips reaction, which were all over the runways for spring, and now Rachel Zoe is getting in on the action! (Check out Chloe Sevigny, above; she’s a major orange lip fan.) So what orange lipstick/gloss should you pick? Try Make Up For Ever Lip Gloss #2, says Zoe. And for $12, it’s worth the beauty risk! [Zoe Report] Keep reading »
Happy almost-Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re single or taken, The Frisky wants to be your Valentine. Look for a contest each day leading up to Feb. 14. Prizes will include makeup, books, lingerie, jewelry, and more, but each one only lasts a day—enter now!
If you’ve never heard of Booty Parlor, then saddle up. They carry a bunch of sexy products and gifts and have advisers who throw parties all over the country. You can even book your own if you’re in the mood (find out how here). Wanna get your hands on the goods for free? They’ve put together a custom Love Kit exclusively for Frisky readers that includes the Don’t Stop Massage Candle ($36), Naughty Ballerina Crotchless Panty ($26), Skin Honey ($22), Bath Kitten Kit ($49), Don’t Stop Solid Perfume ($16), Get Flushed Sexy Lip and Cheek Tint ($14), and more, in a pretty box that’s ready to gift, but we won’t blame you if you keep it for yourself.
WIN THIS! We’re giving away one custom Booty Parlor Love Kit, but you have to work if you want it. Share your most essential sexytime essentials in the comments by 3:39 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
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Are you a victim of cell phone zits? Now there’s a new iPhone application that can potentially combat this problem while you engage in the very same activity. Called AcneApp and developed by dermatologist Greg Pearson, the program emits red and blue nanometer lights, which are thought to help treat acne by destroying bacteria. Sound like some invention from a science-fiction comedy? Well, the $1.99 app hasn’t been thoroughly tested and even Pearson himself expresses doubt as to whether it works, explaining, “This would have to go through a lot more clinical study before I could quantify its efficacy.” In addition, dermatologists aren’t sure that this particular type of light therapy really works in treating pimples.
So what do you think? Is the AcneApp the stuff of futuristic fantasies or a potentially helpful skin treatment? [Daily Mail] Keep reading »