Truth to tell, that lipstick survey — the one that says lipstick is, well, over — has been bumming me out. I love the stuff. But this wasn’t always the case. When I was a little girl in the ’80s watching my mother slather bright pinks across her cheeks and perky blues over her lids, I hassled her. “Moo-o-o-oom,” I’d whine, “I like your face the way it is.” But she didn’t leave the house without putting her face on first. I carried my staunch anti-makeup stance almost entirely through high school, only breaking down occasionally for a little goth-inspired black eyeliner and mascara. Makeup was part of “The Man.” It was the enemy, keeping women down and stuff, by convincing them they’d never be good or pretty enough without another bottle of goopy stuff.
Then I got married. Keep reading »
Everyone’s currently obsessing over Target’s Liberty of London collection, so it was awfully clever of MAC to launch their new Give Me Liberty of London makeup collection yesterday (a few days before Target’s March 14th launch–zing!). Inspired by London’s Carnaby Street, “the unstudied, Sienna Miller style of Spitalfields Market to the grit and glamour of Portobello Road,” and “the swinging London girl,” the collection features candy-colored eye shadows, white and cornflower blue Nail Lacquer (the latter of which is sold out already–what gives!?), all manner of spring pink lippies and gorgeous floral makeup bags plus a limited-edition scarf. Should go perfectly with all the gear we’ll rack up at Target. Check out more images from the collection (available here), after the jump. Keep reading »
Besides all the signature zigzag prints and tribal silhouettes, the real star of Missoni‘s Fall 2010 show was (for me anyway), the deep, dark eggplant-hued lips the models sported in what MAC makeup artist Lucia Peroni called “A little bit Scottish, a little Masai, a little punk.” Sounds good to me. I’m a little obsessed because I’ve always been drawn to lip shades in blackberries and deep plums–must be my junior high goth roots–but Lucia’s mix is ultra arresting and looks really unique. To get the look she used MAC Eye Pencil in Ebony, mixed Lipsticks in Cyber and Hang-Up and blended them into the lips with a brush, then applied Matte on top to get rid of any and all shine. How ’bout that! Black eye liner to get your darkest plum! Love it. Will I be wearing this look to work Monday? Not bloody likely, but I may do some experimenting this weekend. Keep reading »
If you’re backstage beauty junkies like we are, you might wanna jump on this deal ASAP. MAC & Milk are definitely the cool kids during Fashion Week–Milk Studios founder/Creative Director Mazdack Rassi likens their space to MoMA as opposed to Bryant Park’s Met–and we love going behind the scenes to see what brilliant MAC makeup artists are slathering on all the gorgeous young things’ faces. While they tend to use products from the Pro line, which can be somewhat difficult for non-professionals to snag, this season they’ve developed a collection of backstage makeup kit staples available exclusively online. Some of the standouts that we’ll be ordering? Amelia and I are super obsessed with Strobe Cream, $29.50, a primer that makes even the dullest complexions look like they’re literally glowing, and you can’t go wrong with their Kohl Pencil in Smolder, $14.50, an intense, runway-worthy black, and Pro Lipstick in peachy nude Fleckletone, $14. Shop the entire collection here. Keep reading »
The beauty look at the Cushnie et Ochs fall 2010 fashion show in New York was all about edgy romance — an oxymoron, I know, but actually a fitting description. Nothing about the hair and makeup was perfect. In fact, it was downright disheveled. Yet the chunky tendrils and soft smoky eye still evoked a fairy quality. Find out how you can duplicate this easy and fun look that only requires your fingers as tools, after the jump. Keep reading »
In a world where Kindles and Nooks are taking over the antiquated habit of reading actual books, it’s nice to see that technology and the literary can play nice. [Twelve South] Keep reading »