Remember when we were all crazy about YouTube sensation Glowpinkstah
, famous for her signature chola and goth girl makeup tutorials? She actually agreed to create some extra special videos for us, but after she stopped returning our calls and emails, we figured maybe she’d retired. Not so! Turns out she just got more famous. Check her out on George Lopez’s show. Baby Smiley! Don’t forget the little people. Call us! [BuzzFeed
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Remember when we were all crazy about YouTube sensation Glowpinkstah, famous for her signature chola and goth girl makeup tutorials? She actually agreed to create some extra special videos for us but after she stopped returning our calls and emails, we figured maybe she’d retired. Not so! Turns out she just got more famous. Check her out on the George Lopez show. Baby Smiley! Don’t forget the little people. Call us! [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
Here’s one of those celeb makeup moments that makes you go, “Hey, that’s a cool idea and looks pretty,” but then makes you think, “How would I ever really wear that?” Surely, Rihanna‘s pink eyeliner is a bit dramatic, and unless you’re going out to ’80s night (or an award show, whatever), it probably won’t fly in most situations (work, date, daytime look). However, tone down the intensity on that fuchsia, and it can become a really pretty complement to your skin tone. After the jump, instructions on how to get a subdued pink eye. [Clutch] Keep reading »
First, ignore the fact that not only did Leighton Meester play up her lips (bright red!), but also her eyes (major smokey shadow!) at the same time—I’m not a fan, but, hey, rules are created to be broken. Instead, let’s focus on the
crazy interesting eye shadow trick she’s got going on: Shadow in her crease, shadow above her eye, but no shadow (or at least a totally different and light shadow) on her eyelids. While I’m not advising you do that for anything other than a red carpet appearance, I do think you could copy that trick with less jarring colors and it’d look pretty freaking awesome. I’m feeling a lighter wash of, say, peachy brown?
Here’s how to do it …
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Shu Uemura’s Limited Edition Portable Brush Set is the perfect purse stuffer for a morning on the run. With lip, cheek, face, and eye brushes all packed into this pretty gold case, it may just inspire us to get made up on the go more often. [$85, Shu Uemura]
Shu Uemura is offering Frisky readers FREE SHIPPING AND TWO DELUXE SAMPLES with any $35 purchase from today, Nov. 18, to Thursday, Dec. 31. Simply click here and enter coupon code “Frisky” when shopping. See Shu Uemura for eligibility requirements. Check back daily for more Season’s Savings discounts! Keep reading »
Want to put a little piece of Paris in your pocket? Check out French makeup company Bourjois’ limited edition collection of eyeshadows and blushes, called “Rendez-vous à Paris.” Each compact features a vintage-inspired illustration of a Paris monument or landmark. A shimmery silver hue shows a picture of the grand opera house; a sultry black accent shadow comes with a faux old-fashioned photograph overlooking the Seine; the packaging for the Rose d’Or blush depicts the Eiffel Tower.
They’re only around for a little bit, so grab one up quickly. They’re the perfect stocking stuffers (or just a très chic present for yourself). [About $10 each, Asos.com] Keep reading »
Unless you are very, very lucky, many women spend tons of money and time in the pursuit of perfect skin. No one seems to stop buying products, and new treatments continue to come out, so it would seem nearly no one achieves the goal.
Dr. Ellen Marmur, chief of dermatology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, recently went on CBS’s “The Early Show” to talk about the subject, and some of her tips were very surprising. The first issue (which we’re all guilty of), is in fact treating the problem too much. “Many women and men use too many products, like exfoliating way too much,” says Marmur. In the end, she suggests, if you don’t know what the product is going to do for you, then chuck it. Which also debunks the myth that you have to spend a lot on fancy creams and lotions: “You can do that for 100 bucks a year. That’s less than 50 cents a day.” Keep reading »
NBC’s The Thread posted a piece on how to do your makeup on the subway, which got us thinking about situations in which we ladies use cosmetics in public. Not that we haven’t done it a million times before, but the thought of having to primp during your morning commute doesn’t sound very inviting. Not to mention, it’s an open invitation for people to stare at you as you make your horrifying mascara face (oh come on, everyone has one). Plus, it’s probs dangerous. Keep reading »
Do you use lip liner? Mostly I find it a waste of time, but there are loads of reasons why I should get on the lip liner bandwagon: Lip color has more staying power, color doesn’t “bleed” or feather out of your lip borders and your lips do look ever so slightly bigger when they’re lined. Now for the reason why I don’t wear it—it’s got a bad rep. All I think of when I hear lip liner are those early ’90s looks with the very visible, two-different-toned lips where all you saw was a line traced around the mouth that was many shades darker than the actual lip color.
Well, Marion Cotillard proves, above, that lip liner can be subtle and you don’t even have to wear dark, heavy, matte lipstick to make it work. Here she is, working the red carpet last night with a pretty and chic pout. If you look really closely at the blown-up photo, you’ll notice the lip liner. So how do you make liner work for you? Well … Keep reading »
I don’t know about you, but I don’t hang on to lipsticks for long. They get lost in bar bathrooms, left in handbags, or simply fall off the face of the earth. And, of course, I can never remember the name of the shade that was oh-so-flattering. So, instead of losing time and money trying various colors until I find the right one yet again, I now keep a Word document with all the names of the lipstick colors, concealer tones, and eye creams I like but don’t buy often enough to remember off the top of my head. Thank you, “Products I Like” file, for reminding me that Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Berry Berry is my favorite lip color, because I lost another tube of it this week. Keep reading »