There are a few things that every makeup-lovin’ lady needs to have in her arsenal. It’s sort of like the difference between romantic prospects and friends: bold lipsticks and punchy eyeshadows come and go, but your Holy Grail products are forever. The perfect foundation that matches your complexion exactly and makes it look flawless; the perfect concealer that magically causes every blemish or imperfection you might have to vanish on the spot; the perfect neutral shadow that makes your eyes look bigger and brighter… and of course, the perfect go-to lip color.
Generally referred to as “my lips but better” (or MLBB), the ideal go-to lip color does just that — it suits your skin tone and flatters your face better than a brighter, trendier shade, and it imparts color and impact in a way that a clear lip balm just doesn’t. You could also refer to this type of lip color as “nude,” but it definitely isn’t the generic pale, corpse-y beige that comes to mind. It’s your nude, and it’s different for everyone. So let’s get to finding yours! Keep reading »
We don’t know if it’s a case of teen angst or a latent desire to follow in mom’s (former) footsteps, but Madonna‘s 16-year-old daughter Lourdes Leon is a certified badass in the making. The teenager has shirked her famous mother’s strict, borderline puritanical upbringing in favor of cigarettes, piercings, handsome show-biz boyfriends, and now… green hair! Lola was spotted out in her hometown of New York City over the weekend showing off her new verdigris locks, and I have to say, I’m kind of into it. In fact, I had green hair myself when I was 16! So yeah, consider me 100 percent on board with Lourdes’s new look.
Plenty of celebs love themselves some unnaturally-colored hair, and green is a particular favorite. Check out similar looks on Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and more in the gallery above!
My product stash has a serious case of wanderlust. Cleanser from England, toner from Australia, moisturizer from France — I may not be in any position to travel the world over, exactly, but my skin definitely is. The origins of these 8 products read like a guestbook at the United Nations, so you don’t even have to leave your bathroom to feel exponentially more worldly. Keep reading »
Spring and summer makeup is all about color. On lips, on cheeks, on eyes, on nails — wherever you decide to put it, you’re going to want to make it pop. We can’t recommend wearing all of them at once, but there’s nothing like a slick of vibrant color somewhere on an almost-bare face to perfectly suit the season. These 5 lip colors, liners, and blushes are the ultimate for getting the sunny spring look we’re all after. Game on. Keep reading »
This late April has brought about some seriously weird weather here in NYC. It’s 45 and rainy today and set to be 72 and sunny tomorrow, so not only do we have no idea what to wear, but our bodies have no idea what to do with themselves. This, naturally, presents Beauty Problems galore. We can’t be bothered with complaining about our stuffy noses and tension headaches when there are more pressing issues like chapped lips and frizzy hair at hand! Julie has a newly-developed lip balm addiction, Winona is dealing with skin sensitivity and blotchiness (and layering on the foundation to no avail as a result which, come on, we all do), and I have an incredibly painful under-the-skin zit that as of right now is invisible to everyone but me. Are you having any weather or stress-induced beauty issues? Let’s commiserate. Please? [Photo of woman looking at face in mirror from Shutterstock]
I can’t be sure if Kelly Osbourne‘s unfortunate mishap is the result of an overzealous bronzer application, or whether self-tanner is to blame — really, it could go either way. But Kelly usually has such lovely fair skin, and it goes so well with her glamorous, edgy vibe… As a lifelong Extra Pale, I always feel disappointed when a fellow fog-dweller turns to the bronze side. Why do some celebrities have such an aversion to their natural skin tones? There’s nothing wrong with being pale; it just helps people find you better in the dark! I’ve always fancied myself a bit of a human lantern, personally. Oh yeah, and above are some other celeb tanning disasters…
There’s nothing sexier than a sweaty face in the summertime, am I right? As the self-proclaimed Sweatiest Person of All Time (no wonder everyone wants to date me!), I’m kind of an expert when it comes to the best methods of controlling oily skin when the temperatures rise. First things first: as little clothing and makeup as possible, naturally, and blotting papers. Let your powder compact hit the floor and pick up one of these five tried-and-true packs of oil-absorbing sheets for clear, controlled skin all spring and summer long… Keep reading »
Could there be anything more spring-y than speckled eggs? Easter may be over, but Illamasqua’s limited edition speckled nail polishes in tan, pink, green, violet or blue mean you can have nails like robin’s eggs all year. Or malted milk balls. Or melted chocolate chip ice cream. You know, pretty stuff. Plus, Illamasqua’s polishes are made without sulfates, phthalates, and parabens. What’s not to love? [$16, Sephora]
Rosebud Perfume Co. makes the perfect balms for lips and dry skin. Smith’s Mocha Rose scented lip balm is a delicious way to sooth chapped skin this spring. It’s essential oil blend of mocha, vanilla, chocolate and a hint of rose will make you feel like you’re sipping iced coffee in your rose garden, preferably with someone you want to kiss. This is springtime activity I aspire to. [$5.59, Drugstore]
Here in the beauty and fashion department, we aim to please. When you love a red carpet feature we cheer, and when you hate a Style Stealer, we cry. In an effort to make sure you guys are happy with what kind of content we’re producing, we wanted to open it up and get some feedback from you so that our beauty and style content can better serve your needs and interests. Do you like celebrity style? Want more real-girl style? Looking for more affordable fashion or extravagant beauty? Consider this the “How Am I Doing?” bumper sticker on the back of the big semi-truck that is The Frisky.
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