We’ve already seen Kim Kardashian’s new fragrance ad
: It’s called Voluptuous and it sure looks, uh, “sexy.” We bet it smells amazing. But if you’re not convinced of just how classy this scent gets, this very brief video will tell you all you need to know. [US Weekly
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I remain largely unimpressed by the phenom that is the celebrity perfume. I’ve yet to smell one that appeals to me personally, and when it comes to exploring the seemingly limitless olfactory outer regions, they rarely go beyond your standard, perfectly palatable to 12-year-olds, cloying floral. Many designer perfumes, on the other hand, tend to titillate the senses in the way that a great fragrance should. Coco Chanel herself set the standard with No. 5, and more contemporary blends from Issey Miyake, Costume National, Narciso Rodriguez and Viktor & Rolf all manage to continue the heritage by lending their more complex design sensibilities to create intricate, alluring scents that will stick around as timeless classics far after Paris Hilton is no longer a tabloid staple.
Margiela, this better be good. Keep reading »
Blake Lively and her gorge eyes — thanks to her perfectly lined inner rims — hit the town last night, above. We’ve talked about lining the inner rim of your eyes before, and I’m all about it, but, there’s one problemo: My eyes tear up something crazy and I can’t keep my eyeliner in place. To solve that rather irritating (literally and figuratively) issue, I got to testing out possible solutions and I think I’ve discovered the secret! Keep reading »
Zoe Saldana, 31, is better known for playing a sexy blue alien in “Avatar,” but now she can add Avon lady to her resume. They’ve just announced that she’ll be the face of their new fragrance, Eternal Magic, which debuts in April, and will appear on their new brochure alongside the color cosmetics collection. Apparently, the scent “takes inspiration from the rare Princess Monaco Rose,” which, as far as we know, did not grow on Pandora. [People] Keep reading »
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 »