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 »
Though millions of Iranian women wear makeup daily, the state television channel has officially banned its use by female presenters. In a perplexing effort to explain the decision, the station’s top manager told The Washington Post that, technically, it’s illegal. We get that things like makeup and overly sexy mannequins are big “issues” in Iran, but give a girl a break. Intense TV lighting and multi-angle shots don’t exactly make it easy to look good. Keep reading »
And no, it’s not “inject a filler.” C’mon. So yeah, it’s holiday season and nothing says holidays! like a great red lip. The only problem for some of us? Thin lips. Not to worry, Teen Vogue got a few tips from celeb makeup artist Tina Turnbow (a Jessica Szohr prettifier) on how to wear a bold lip when your lips are big and bold—all you have to do is: “Pick a shade that is close to your natural lip color, only with a bit more pink. Then, pat illuminating shimmer in the middle of your lip—doesn’t hurt to give a plumper look. Also, a nude lip pencil to line a slight bit outside your natural lip line (I like a heart shape upper lip) then fill in. This will give an illusion of a fuller upper lip, without looking obvious.” The illuminating product I love for this? You have to have Benefit Moon Beam—and it’s a multi-use make-up, anywhere you need a little shimmer, this is your product. [Teen Vogue] Keep reading »
Recently it seems that high heels are causing more trouble than ever. From all this news about stilettos causing health problems and ladies getting crazy foot surgery, you’d think that women would just give up and switch to flats. Alas, pumps will never go out of style, and ladies will never stop enduring the pain to wear them. The latest craze in combat is injecting collagen into the balls of one’s feet. The protein (same kind as the one that plumps lips) forms a cushioned pad on the bottom of the foot, supposedly making stilettos and the like feel more comfortable. [Ugh, sort of like those Dr. Scholl's pads you can buy. In your foot. -- Editor] In Britain, reports the Daily Mail, “Doctors say that the number of women opting to have collagen feet fillers has increased five-fold in the last year.”
The collagen pads only last for a couple of months, so you need to keep coming back for more. What’s worse? Sticking a needle into the bottom of your foot every two or three months or enduring the pain of 5-inchers for two or three hours? [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
Finding a new fragrance is a daunting task. I can never figure out whether I’m willing to commit to a scent after wearing it around the store or smelling and re-smelling a scent strip. To help indecisive perfume-buyers pick a new eau de something, Sephora has come up with a pretty genius concept. For $50 to $75, you’ll get a kit of deluxe perfume samples that includes fragrances like Stella McCartney Stella Eau de Parfum, DKNY Be Delicious Eau de Toilette, Kenzo FlowerByKenzo, and Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue. You can take your time (why not try wearing a different scent every day?) before redeeming the included voucher for a full-size bottle of your chosen fragrance. The kits are available for either men or women, and they’d make a great gift if you want to get someone a new fragrance but don’t have the nose for choosing one. [Sephora] Keep reading »
Hold up a second! Don’t plunk down another 50 bucks (or, uh, $100+) for the newest/latest miracle in a bottle—at least when it comes to getting rid of wrinkles. I’ve got something way better for you — adopt a pet! According to celebrity dermatologist Jessica Wu (and numerous studies), people become more relaxed and their blood pressure drops when they’re talking to pets — which isn’t the case when they’re talking to other humans, by the by. So your facial expressions also appear more relaxed, especially around the eyes, when you talk to your four-legged bestie. Really. The schmoopy way you talk to your dog or cat may actually soften your crow’s feet! Must. Find. My. Dog. Now. [Glamour]
Wanna show your baby how much you care? Check out our Holiday Gift Guides for dogs, cats and other pets! Keep reading »
“When I had braces we danced the night away, and we were really sweaty.”
When I was a kid, I desperately wanted/actually kind of needed braces — as did my brother and sister — but we were way too poor to even think about getting them. Therefore, I thought they were the coolest “accessories” in the world, and would often unbend metal paper clips and try to fashion them into DIY braces. [I did that too! Then I got braces and it sucked. -- Editor] So I guess I never quite got the whole negative braceface mentality until we just came across this new blog devoted to vintage pictures of kids with mouthfuls of metal and looking as awkward as it gets, circa junior high and the onset of puberty. OK, yikes, now I get it. And yes, they’re actively taking submissions. [When I had braces...]
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Just like fusion food, collaborations are (almost) always a good thing. Why not mix two brilliant things together to end up with an even more amazing product? The latest: Lilly Pulitzer has teamed up with MAC cosmetics to create a line of polishes, glosses, and shadows in typical bright, Hamptons-esque colors. Starting Jan. 7, you can pick up the cosmetics, which range from $12-32, at any MAC store. The makeup line is kind of a refreshing look in contrast to the dark vampy looks we’ve been seeing lately for fall/winter. And their timing really is perfect, given turquoise is the new Pantone color for 2010. [New York] Keep reading »