It goes without saying that being a model for Victoria’s Secret requires strict beauty and fitness regimens. But not even that rigorous upkeep is enough to make her runway-ready—New York magazine reports that makeup artists then need to beautify her butt. Apparently, each girl gets 20 (20!) layers of makeup on her derrière and is attended to by as many as five artists. [NY Mag]
So what exactly is butt makeup? Let’s discuss … Keep reading »
A new study says wearing a fragrance certainly helps make you more attractive to the opposite sex, and, arguably, the most legendary perfume of all time may also be the most seductive. In fact, one in 10 women even claim they met the man of their dreams while wearing Chanel No. 5.
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For the next week or so, Estée Lauder makeup artists are offering free “put your best face in cyberspace” makeovers at a couple stores across America, which basically means they’re on the makeover train, again—but this time, they’re taking photos of you after your beauty upgrade. Why? Lauder wants to pretty up your Facebook (or Match.com or Twitter or…) photo. Apparently, one of their ads reads: “Your Beauty. Your Style. Your Profile.” And: “Get a great photo for your social network page, website or blog.” Wanna go? Well, better get booking an appointment; they start in some parts of the U.S. tomorrow. Here’s the list of ten counters nationwide that are offering the promo. [Estée Lauder] Keep reading »
Style.com’s terrifying holiday gift guide is high on odd animal/product pairings and low on, well, making sense. Does this creepy bald cat make you want to spend $123 on a tiny jar of La Mer eye cream? Are we the only ones who don’t get it? [Style.com] Keep reading »
Years ago, I was forced to accept my pale skin after burning my face so badly that blisters covered my nose. Now, while others slather on tanning oil with single-digit sun protection, I have to cover myself with a muumuu and wide-brimmed hat for fear of burning. If the Twilight Saga had been around earlier, I might not have had to endure the pain of a lobster red face or waited so long to stock up on SPF. According to the Daily Mail, women are embracing their pale skin following the release of “New Moon.” Keep reading »
We are forever looking for the perfect easy-to-apply eyeliner. Problem is, pencils often smudge and liquid can be a tad tricky for quick and easy application. That’s why we were so excited about Benefit‘s “Babe Cake” liner compact. It comes in half black, half brown and the liner is basically the consistency of eyeshadow with the look of liner when applied with an angle brush.
At first glance, things seemed to be going swimmingly between us and our new eyeliner friend. Unfortunately, the easy application comes at a price: mad smudging. Within an hour or so, the liner began to wear off a bit and, worse still, some transferred from above our lash line to the crease of our lids, resulting in all the downsides of the morning-after look with none of the benefits. Love Benefit, but sadly, Babe Cake simply didn’t work out for us. [$22, Benefit] Keep reading »
Our favorite makeup tutorialist Glowpinkstah is now TV host George Lopez’s favorite guest. She gave an audience member a chola look earlier this week, but that was clearly just a warm up for the main event, which was transforming the whitest white girl celebrity ever into a Latina gangster. Huh. No wonder she’s not calling us back. [Dlisted] Keep reading »
A recent study in the U.K. has shown that women constantly — on average, 252 times a week — worry about their appearance and aging. One hundred women, ages 35 to 69, were asked to carry a clicker over a seven-day period. Each time they had a negative thought or felt anxiety about their appearance they pressed the clicker. The women worried about their appearance, on average, 36 times a day. One participant, an actress who had a facelift 10 years ago, clicked 1,400 times during the week. She admitted that she clicked less when she had on a full face of makeup.
The study’s designers, fitness instructor Irene Estry and psychologist Emma Kenny, intended to determine whether our looks-obsessed culture creates ageism and pressure to remain youthful. It’s rather clear already that our society puts this pressure on women, especially. If we assume that each woman worried about her appearance for one minute each time, that’s four minutes wasted every week. Let’s spend this time doing something more productive than obsessing about our looks! Read our suggestions for how to spend these four extra minutes after the jump. [Impact Lab] Keep reading »
In need of some morning makeup routine guidance? Normally, I wouldn’t look to the likes of Whitney Port for my makeup tips, but, hey, the girl’s got a pretty, five-minute easy and everyday appropriate look! (I suspect she spent a wee more than five minutes in the above photo, but you get the point…) And according to Whitney, on “The Hills” they all did their own makeup, so she taught herself what to do and how to do it quickly. So, without further ado, here’s how it goes (complete with the exact brand name products she uses)…. Keep reading »
We have to wait until Dec. 1 to see the full insanity of the annual Victoria’s Secret
Fashion Show, but this teaser is totally making us want to tune in. Seriously, who can say no to a bevy of insanely hot girls (one of whom brought her puppy!), the unprecedentedly minimalistic wings
, and fancy underwear? Cheesy though it is, the VS show is a pretty fun tradition at this point, and we love seeing a little of the prep work that goes into it. From tables of hair extensions to mounds of body glitter, it’s hilarious how much it takes to make these models look “natural!” Our favorite part though? Makeup artist Tom Pecheux talking about his ultimate show goal: “I want the girls to be like ‘wow, those bitches look fabulous!’” Well, congratulations, Tom — those bitches DO look fabulous. Keep reading »