Posts tagged "beauty how to"

Beauty Test Drive: Contouring Is Wizardry (But It Only Sort Of Worked On Me)

Kim Kardashian’s face is a masterful work of art. Her cheekbones are always high and tight and the way the light plays off the ridges is mesmerizing. I realize that it is insane to want to look like a celebrity that has a retinue of makeup artists and humans to blot her every shiny spot…

By: Megan Reynolds / July 21, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Eylure Dramatic No. 205 False Lashes

The UK brand Eylure has a long history with lashes. Developed by two makeup artist in the 1940s, Eylure offers lashes ranging from natural to dramatic. When presented with the opportunity to Beauty Test Drive a pair, I couldn’t resist going for the most intense pair I could get my hands on.

By: Sophie Leon / July 10, 2014

A Truly Honest (And Hilarious) YouTube Beauty Tutorial

I’m a pretty big fan of YouTube hair and beauty tutorials. Without them, my sock bun and liquid eyeliner game would be terrible rather than “eh, I guess it’s good enough to leave the house like this.” But I think I love this YouTube beauty tutorial, from the hilarious and relatable and cool Akilah Hughes (of First Black

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 20, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Sonia Kashuk’s Limited Edition Make-A-Face Brush Set

Have you ever gone into a Sephora and thought, What the hell is THAT brush for?  Why are there 50 different brushes available when I only use five or six products on my face? I have this internal conversation all the time. I am compelled to hold, caress and sometimes buy several brushes without ever…

By: Sophie Leon / March 10, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: LORAC’s Take A Brow Kit

Some women never leave the house without lipstick. I never leave the house without eyebrows. Many assumed my eyebrows are so sparse because of over-plucking, but in reality they just never grew in.  This is it. Some women (like Whoopi Goldberg) simply go without and others (like Miley Cyrus) conceal them. I like to fill…

By: Sophie Leon / February 10, 2014

Beauty How-To: Amy Adams’ Dewy Glow In “American Hustle”

Over the holidays, I finally saw “American Hustle,” starring Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Jennifer Lawrence. Depending on who you ask, the movie is either THE BEST OF THE YEAR or a complete disaster. Or, if you were to ask me, I would tell you that the movie is okay, but worth seeing…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 7, 2014

Beauty How-To: Fake Perfect Skin With Minimal Makeup

Sit down, everybody, and let’s talk about that most elusive of all makeup looks, the majestic, seemingly intangible unicorn that is Perfect Skin. One need not be born with — nor consume only omega-3 rich fishes, avocado, and $12 green juices to acquire — perfect skin to appear as if one has perfect skin, do…

By: Rachel Krause / August 22, 2013

Beauty How-To: Amanda Seyfried’s “Lovelace” Premiere Look

It’s rare that Amanda Seyfried — she of the rapturously ethereal angel/alien features, porcelain complexion, and long, thick, never-dyed flaxen hair — ever misses the mark on a beauty look. (I mean, don’t you think it would take some serious, bad-intentioned effort for a makeup artist to fuck up a face like that?) Time and

By: Rachel Krause / August 7, 2013

Beauty How-To: 3 Key Hot Weather Beauty Tips

I love wearing all of the makeup, all at once, but as with all things, there exists a time and a place for this sort of excess, and that Time and Place is not late June and not in New York City. Humidity has been the word for the past few weeks, which means that…

By: Rachel Krause / June 20, 2013

Beauty How-To: Banish Undereye Circles

Under-eye circles! They’re an ever-hot topic amongst ladiez, and it’s no wonder why — everybody has them, but pretty much nobody knows how to deal with them. There are a million so-called “remedies,” like eating less salt, drinking more water, drinking less alcohol, and getting more sleep, but why even try to change your lifestyle…

By: Rachel Krause / June 14, 2013

Beauty How-To: Keep It Matte

The cusp of summer is a good time to start talking about how to control oily skin. I mean, I talk about oily skin constantly, because I have it, so I am almost always complaining about it because such is my nature. But everyone gets a little bit greasy come summer, running around in the…

By: Rachel Krause / June 5, 2013

Beauty How-To: Keep Your Lipstick Looking Fresh

For me, warm weather months are high time to turn to lipstick as an all-encompassing beauty look. Or maybe I should just go ahead and say that my desire to apply primer and foundation and concealer and blush and bronzer and eyeliner and eyeshadow and mascara blahblahblahblahfhdfghjkfdk wanes into nothingness and I’m like, “What i…

By: Rachel Krause / May 28, 2013

Girl, I Love Your Nails: Our All-Encompassing Guide to At-Home Manis

For the majority of my life, I was The Girl With The Grubby Nails. Nothing was more satisfying than sitting on my bed, lost in a book, gnawing in a distracted fashion on my tiny nail stubs. Save an ill-advised love affair with acrylic French tips in high school, my nails were largely ignored, left…

By: Megan Reynolds / May 23, 2013

Beauty How-To: Covering It Up

Skin woes: I am intimately familiar with them. I enjoyed the first two decades of my life with a face as smooth, pale, and unblemished as an egg shell. I fielded endless compliments about the condition and clarity of my perfect skin, as well as many an elderly person croaking in my general direction that…

By: Rachel Krause / May 21, 2013

Beauty How-To: Go Bronze Yourself

I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this before, but I am Pale. Like, really pale, so pale it warrants a capital P for emphasis. I glow under black lights; practically all of my veins and arteries are peeking through my flesh braying for you to notice them; when I go out in public without…

By: Rachel Krause / May 15, 2013

Beauty How-To: Find Your Perfect Natural Lip Shade

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…

By: Rachel Krause / May 1, 2013

Beauty Breakdown: Facial Contouring 101

What is this “contouring” that makeup artists and celebrities speak of? I see it all the time — that subtle shadow right under their cheekbones, lifting their faces, enhancing their features, and overall making them look more beautiful than they already are. How in the world do you do it, and what products do you…

By: Rachel Krause / February 27, 2013

Beauty Breakdown: Kate Mara

“I’m in love with Kate Mara’s look from the ‘House of Cards’ premiere. How can a mere mortal like me score her otherworldly glowy skin and gorgeous eyes?” — Jennifer
Oh, a Mara looking freakishly flawless; what else is new? No matter how far I zoom in on this photo, I cannot find a single…

By: Rachel Krause / February 17, 2013

Our Favorite Beauty Looks From The SAG Awards (And How To Get Them)

I am a happy spectator of any and all awards shows for what is likely the same reason that most people are: I love nothing more than to turn on my TV, eat a ton of bread, and watch the most beautiful people in the world prance around in designer dresses and the kind of…

By: Rachel Krause / January 29, 2013

Holiday Beauty How-To: Jessica Alba’s Berry-Stained Lips

I am forever envious of Jessica Alba’s uncanny ability to always look like she’s being professionally backlit (is she?). The woman just glows! Of course, I think her makeup might have a little something to do with it, too: pearly peach-brown shadow paired with a berry lip stain is a fresh look that’s a few…

By: Rachel Krause / December 19, 2012
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