While you’d love to achieve that dewy look in the summer, when it’s 90-plus degrees out, most of the time, “dewy” turns into “drenched in sweat.” There are two solutions for beating this beauty dilemma: become a hermit who never leaves her climate-controlled house, or invest in some anti-shine products that will keep your face matte. You choose.
- Create a solid base with Rimmel’s new Stay Matte foundation, a heavy-duty, shine-free formula that lasts for 12 hours. (There’s also a Stay Matte powder you can try coupling it with.) [$6.99, Walgreens.com]
- If you don’t need a base color, but just want your natural skin to be less tacky, brush on Smashbox’s Anti-Shine powder-gel, a professional-grade product that absorbs surface shine. [$27, Sephora.com]
- Lock in the look with a top-notch anti-shine powder like Yves Saint Laurent Matt Touch. Anti-sebo sponge properties absorb oil and perspiration. [$40-$57, Sephora.com]
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Everyone’s favorite fashion blogger, Susie Bubble of StyleBubble, is sending us over the moon with her postage-inspired dress. Here’s a super cute preview from Daydream Nation‘s A/W 09 collection titled “Letters to Paul.” The goods are inspired by correspondence of the brother/sister design duo’s father, so maybe snail mail will come back into fashion now? [Stylebubble.co.uk] Keep reading »
In a move that seemingly combines clip-on earrings and Bluetooth headset-style, jewelry line Super Fertile has created these, um, things that cover your entire ear. The collection is called “Rich Girl vs Poor Girl” (although unclear why, if anyone wants to take a gander…), and features laser cutouts of flowers, palm trees, and pineapples. Wear one, or double up on both ears for a full-on statement.
We’re on the fence about these doodads. With the right overall styling, a single clip could be quite interesting for a cutting edge evening look. On the other hand, you may risk looking like an extra in “Star Trek,” a granny with a fancy hearing aid, or an exec who had her cell’s earpiece recast in silver. Thoughts anyone? [$198 each, NewHighMart.com] Keep reading »
During the recent couture week in Paris, designer Elie Saab showed an entirely white collection, which included matte ivory eyeshadow surrounding the models’ eyes. Sure, they looked a little like aliens or the White Witch from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, but I tried out some of the stuff, and without any coaxing, my friends started complimenting me on how fresh and awake I looked.
If you’d prefer more of a fairy goddess look than extreme runway style, follow Lily Allen’s lead and use a shimmering white. Whether you want to surround your eyes like she did or just apply a smidge on your lid is your call. Keep reading »
I was once in a yoga class where two girls who had never taken a class before didn’t realize they needed special clothes. Watching them attempt a half-pigeon in their jeans was not only painful, but also embarrassing. Now, however, things are different thanks to the invention of yoga jeans, brought to you by Second Clothing. Apparently, the downward dog-friendly pants have been around for a while, but are only just catching on. Keep reading »
Getting the so-hot-right-now menswear trend right without literally looking like a cross-dresser can be hard. Too often we try to master slouchy and just end up baggy, (a la Katie Holmes bf jeans misfire). Here’s how to rock it and still look like a chick. A really hot chick. Keep reading »
While hats are known for cleverly covering bald spots, in these Dimetto ads, they’re full on bush blockers. Click after the jump to see the full shebang. Who knows if the Paris unisex haberdasher is sick of making headwear, but they certainly found a way to turn heads! Something tell us that no matter where those hats rest, they look damn good. So ladies, here it is, the fresh lingerie look from Europe—a crotch cap. How do you say “sexy” in French? [Copyranter]
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Have you spent far too much time checking out street style sites like The Sartorialist, angstily wondering why it’s that girl and not you mugging for Scott Schuman’s famous lens? If so, the time has come to ditch the voyeur role and become the stalked. Style blog Refinery 29 has put together a handy dandy table to show you exactly how. With helpful tips like “pile on” expensive accessories, smoke a cigarette in Soho or ride a vintage bike, it’s your one stop shop on the road to internet fashion fame.
Not really into all the effort but want to be momentarily e-famous nonetheless? There are a couple of shortcut options: being “model pretty” or an old, rich European man. Easy, right? Check out the full chart here. Keep reading »
Want to make a cheap, easy, and delicious dessert? Crêpes, the traditional French pancakes, are perfect to impress your dinner guests. But before we begin, a little lesson in pronunciation. The e in the word is said like eh: krehps. If you can get a bit of a throaty roll on the r. It’s not craypes. Nor is it craps. Let’s hope your dish doesn’t end up tasting like the latter.
After the jump, a recipe, plus ideas for fun fillings both savory and sweet! Keep reading »
Urban Outfitters is having a mega sale online right now and there’s tons of cool and cute stuff under $10. We know the economy is in the crapper right now, but occasionally a gal deserves a treat. For the more OCD among us, get crackin’ on your Christmas shopping a lil’ early. I’m sure tie dye leggings and breakfast floss will be the IN stocking stuffers of 2009. Ten under $10, after the jump… Keep reading »