I’ve been biting the hell out of my nails lately (disgusting, I know), which means I need to keep them constantly painted to prevent me from chewing. Since it’s the holiday season, I jumped on the chance to try Smith & Cult’s gorgeous holiday colors, a dark red called Lovers Creep and a shimmery gold called Bridge & Tunnel. I figured I’d get ballsy and layer the gold over the red, to create a cool effect with the nails. So did the polish live up to it’s pretty packaging? Keep reading »
Dang, I wonder how long this model had to sit? Watch this timelapse as a hair and makeup crew walk her face and hair through a century of beauty trends. What’s your favorite? (I’m weirded out by the fact that mine is 1910 — it’s so simple!) [h/t i100]
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Pantone has chosen Marsala as the 2015 color of the year! The sophisticated, earthy hue along with its name reminds me of wine and pasta, two of my favorite things, so I can’t complain! Click through for some Marsala-reminiscent beauty products to get you ready for a colorful year.
Big, full, dramatic eyebrows are a thing now. If this was 1998, Cara Delevigne’s brows would be waxed within an inch of their life. Lily Collins has brows that are as lush as her father Phil’s melodies. The Kardashian Klan’s eyebrows defy most logic, threaded to perfectly arched perfection. I’d love to see what they look like when they wake up, but I’m pretty sure Kim sleeps in no less than a full face of makeup, and I love her all the more for it. We all have eyebrows, for better or for worse. Why not make the best of it? Keep reading »
I know the beauty industrial complex yells a lot about how the bright lip is the only thing you need in your arsenal, and how it makes you look instantly pulled together, gorgeous and glowy, hiding the hideous shebeast beneath with one swipe. This is the job of most beauty writing. It alternately intimidates and inspires you, telling you that you are both beautiful and a monster. It’s basically the manipulative best frenemy, expertly skilled in the backhanded compliment. Everything about this is bullshit. But, there’s a teensy nugget of truth in this lipstick mess. They might be kind of right with this one. Keep reading »
Confession time: I have a weird phobia surrounding bright lipstick. I used to read the online worries of other women who were too fearful to go out in public with a bright red lip and feel smug in my refusal to to get caught up in such petty hang-ups (I know, rude), and now here I am, feeling exactly the same way. I’ve read all the tutorials about the perfect red lip, bought favorite colors, and even got a kickass lip primer — and then proceed to only bust them out once every few months. No matter how delicately and perfectly I apply it, I can’t help but fear that the color is streaking off my lip in bright red globs or caking right off. Keep reading »