Loads of great brows were on display last night at the Fox All-Star Party—check out Olivia Wilde and Aisha Tyler, above, rocking pretty, natural (but definitely filled-in) eyebrows. I was never a brow filler-in-er, but as I recently learned, a polished, full, neat set of eyebrows really does transform your entire face. (A rule of thumb with brow shape: Thin, highly arched brows can make you look older, and fuller, darker, more natural-looking brows are easier to pull off and usually much more flattering.) When brows are filled-in and full, your makeup looks better and if you aren’t wearing any, your face just looks more pulled together. And even women with the thickest brows benefit greatly from a little filling in. A few tricks for getting it right… Keep reading »
Get out your red lipstick and be prepared to learn how to line your lips to perfection, because apparently, if you want to look younger, the secret is all in your pucker. Studies found that though wrinkles may be most women’s hated addition to their face, it’s really the size of your lips which determines your age based on your physical appearance. From childhood until the age of about 30, it’s safe to assume that your lips will maintain their size, but with aging they tend to deflate. But here’s a hint: “Lip height” tends to be genetic, so take a peek at pictures of your mother and grandmother for a prediction of your own future. Of course, there are unnatural ways to elongate the time you’ll be able to enjoy full lips, but don’t get all Botox happy and inflate your lips to unrealistic sizes just to hold on to your youth. You don’t want to get all Meg Ryan on those suckers. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
For their new spring collection, Nars had supermodel Amber Valletta channel Catherine Deneuve in the iconic “La Chamade.” “It’s very sophisticated and bourgeois in a Parisian ‘16th Arrondissement’ way,” said Francois himself. “She [Deneuve] is the perfect reference for this collection, and apropos for spring, a time to embrace color and get noticed.” While we love the bouffant hair and even the fun yellow eyeshadow, we’re especially drawn to the new lipstick, called Cruising. Past attempts at a Bardot-like French nude pout have drawn us down a questionable path (concealer on the lips anyone?), but this hue works because it has a slight amount of sheer pink to make it more wearable. So you know, c’est magnifique or whatever. [Nars] Keep reading »
Behold, Vanessa Paradis (aka Johnny Depp‘s main squeeze) in the first photo from her new Chanel ad campaign for the brand’s Rouge Coco lipstick. Could she (and this photo, above) be anymore beautiful? So pretty! The campaign photos were taken by Jean Baptiste Mondino and stay tuned for a short film starring Vanessa as well. Rouge Coco goes on sale in March and it looks set to be Chanel’s top product in 2010. (The lipstick is based on a design dating from 1952—a team of “investigators” has tried to emulate the lipstick that Coco Chanel would have liked.) Check out a few behind-the-scenes outtakes, after the jump!
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So, you know how you put on eyeliner in the morning, trying to make it look subtle and work-appropriate, and you’re feeling good about the whole thing until you catch your reflection in the mirror around lunch time and throw up a little? No? Well, it happens when your liner is prone either to smudging below the lash line or obnoxiously transferring to the middle of your lids when you blink. Either way, it’s not cute and countless women fall victim to this problem daily.
In what we can only call a deeply selfless and humanitarian effort, The Frisky staff has been in tireless pursuit of eyeliner that solves this enormous problem. Keep reading »
Shiseido sells a line of shampoo and body washes in Japan that touts “mother’s milk” as a component. Ew! Do these Shiseido products really have breast milk in them? Turns out they don’t (phew), but rather, the beauty company is trying to sell “the concept of mother’s milk,” which apparently means pulling nutrients from other sources that also happen to be found in breast milk.
So, uh, isn’t that still kind of strange? The idea of getting the benefit of mother’s milk (even if it isn’t the real thing)? Let’s hope this isn’t the beginning of an uncomfortable trend—breast milk for beauty products. [Inventor Spot] Keep reading »
Makes sense, actually. Just something you probably never thought of.
Now there’s the first carbon-free fragrance, brought to you by Blue Marble Energy and Sweet Anthem perfumes. Working together, the environmental org and the perfumery came up with EOS, with a women’s version smelling of tea rose and sandalwood, and a unisex potion spiced with cognac and white ginger. While those odors sound pleasing, the carbon-free process to come up with them isn’t. Reports the Independent: “Staying true to its declared mission of replacing ‘oil with fully renewable, carbon neutral alternatives,’ Blue Marble commissioned the perfumers to use brewery waste – a not very appealing mix of “rancid beer grains, green algae and a ‘sludge’ consisting of 50,000 different kinds of bacteria” – instead of petroleum … ”
Wow, maybe this is one of those cases where you’d just rather not know where your
food perfume came from but enjoy it anyhow? [Independent.co.uk] Keep reading »
Andy Warhol’s “15 minutes of fame” prediction has certainly panned out, and the accessibility of
some any degree of stardom puts dollar signs in people’s eyes and motivates them to make crazy, horrible moves (like Balloon Boy’s parents!). Students at an Alameda, California beauty school feel burned, and it has nothing to do with all those chemicals lying around. That’s because they got hold of a rather insulting TV pitch:
“The students are mostly inner-city, unwed mothers taking advantage of government subsidies for a better life. The instructors can’t find any other job that offers ‘bennies’ [benefits]. The new owners are white, naive suburbanites bleeding cash and trying to keep it all under control.”
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Some of us around here keep Sampar‘s dreamy rose- and geranium-scented Skin Quenching Mist on our desks to keep our skin looking fresh and feeling hydrated all day long. (Yes, we’re that vain.) Now that we’ve met the Line Up Box, $59, we have two additional products to stock in both our offices and bathroom cupboards. This collection of gems includes not only our favorite mister, but also the Nocturnal Line-up Mask, a gel-textured, peptide-filled, anti-aging, nighttime treatment and Ultra Hydrating Fluid, a silky, refreshing, mint and white lupin-enhanced moisturizer. Use all three for a few weeks and maybe you won’t forget that it’s freezing and dry out, but with regular use, your skin might.
WIN THIS! We’re giving away Sampar’s Line Up Box to five readers, but you have to work if you want it! Send us a pic of the inside of your bathroom cabinet and email to Style@TheFrisky.com with the subject line “Sampar giveaway.” Click HERE to read the official rules.
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What are your thoughts on mascara and lower lashes? We know that Amy Adams, above, is a fan of the stand-out makeup move—or maybe it’s just that her makeup artist is, of course. Personally, I’m not a fan—it feels a little too overdone, like my lower lashes are in a look-at-me competition with my upper ones. That and the very small fact that I can never apply it without globs of mascara and clumps (and having to separate my individual lashes one by one with a safety pin—sorry, eyeballs!). But I’ve been working on my technique and have found three tricks that help:
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