Blondes, blondes, blondes. Gentlemen prefer them! They have more fun! They make the best victims, they’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints! Sorry, what? (Relax, it’s Hitchcock.) All I know is that I suffer from what’s been a pretty much lifelong case of Major Blonde Envy. Ill-fated attempts at flaxen have only turned my naturally super-dark hair a sad, burnt-looking shade of orange-red, so I’ve accepted my fate as being forced to observe from the sidelines… and don’t celebrities make the best subjects to appreciate vicariously from afar? I wouldn’t say that these 10 gorgeous celeb blondes, from platinum to honey and everything in between, make me feel any better about my intangible blonde ambitions, but they sure are nice to look at!
There’s no mistaking red lipstick for low-maintenance makeup, but nothing pulls a look together quite like a pretty pop of crimson. It’s especially effective in the summer, because not only is it chic, it’s also distracting. If you’ve got a pair of sunglasses and a red lip color that you love, a full face of makeup is a non-factor. Whether you’re blonde, brunette, pale, olive- or dark-skinned, partial to pink, or obsessed with orange-leaning shades, no matter — cull some summer red lip inspiration from these 10 celebs.
Well, well, well! If it isn’t Pink (P!nk? I refuse), looking decidedly unlike her usual self with a new set of hair extensions on one side and a buzz cut on the other. A celeb sporting a new weave is rarely newsworthy (they just seem to, like, accumulate more hair every day), but this may very well be the first time we’ve seen Pink without her trademark shorn ‘do. I think she looks great — and, strangely enough, a lot like Busy Philipps-gone-bad. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
My love of black eyeliner and eyeshadow is well-documented, and for good reason: it’s the most versatile of makeup, and can be used to create a limitless variety of looks. Why stop at a smoky or cat eye when there are vast possibilities to be experimented with? If you’re in need of some inspiration, check out these 10 totally different black shadow and liner looks on celebs…
Kates Moss and Middleton effectively share nothing in common aside from a first name and a nationality: one is a renegade party girl and supermodel, the other a refined, perfectly vanilla royal wife and full-time perfect blowout-haver. And yet! The results of a poll formulated by Britain’s largest online beauty retailer, feelunique.com, show that the polar opposites snagged the top spots in the running for the UK’s most influential beauty icons.
Moreover, Middleton has knocked Moss out of the prime seat by almost double, with 30 percent of the poll’s responders citing the Duchess as the inspiration behind their beauty purchases. Says the site’s editorial director, who happens to be named NEWBY HANDS (????!), “Kate and Kate represent two sides of really modern women and between the two of them they cover all style and lifestyle tastes. … Despite their differences they are both aspirational and fascinating.” But, you know, Moss forever and ever and ever amen. There is only one Kate in London, am I right?
Of course, this raises the question — which side are you on? Do you skew towards Kate Moss’s insouciant tousled hair, smudged smoky eye, and nighttime red lip, or Kate Middleton’s black liner, flawless curls, and healthy bronzed skin? [Telegraph]
Blue is the most intimidating of eyeshadow colors, given that it’s frequently associated with the terribleness double whammy that is both the poor style choices of the ’80s and Tammy Faye Bakker. And yet! There are so many shades of blue, and so many ways to wear it, that to eschew wearing the color on eyes altogether would be downright foolish. Not convinced? Check out these 10 gorgeous blue eyeshadow looks on these lovely celeb ladies…
Well, it looks like Anne Hathaway is back to brown following a brief dalliance with a platinum pixie, which she first debuted at the Met Ball. I don’t have very many thoughts about Anne, and when I do they rarely defect from shhhh, Anne, shhhhhhh, but I have to say I’m kind of disappointed that she ditched the blonde so quickly! I thought it was really flattering on her coloring and added a fresh, edgier dimension to her look. OH WELL. R.I.P., Blonde Anne. We hardly knew ye. [Right photo: Splash News]
My beauty mantra is pretty much “all eyeliner, all the time.” I live and die by my black Maybelline Line Stiletto (at present time, I own four) and a flicked cat eye, but I also dabble in creams, gels, pencils, and powders in any and every shade of the rainbow. But one thing I have never endeavored to do is extend my liner past the inner corner.
The subject first arose after Julie and I both saw the glorious “Moonrise Kingdom” last year and got all obsessed with Suzy Bishop’s eye makeup (center). Yes, it was technically part of a bird costume, but it looked so cool, and weirdly kind of … wearable? A similar, but slightly more severe, look popped up on January Jones at the Met Ball a few weeks ago, and then again on Fergie over this past weekend. It is now effectively impossible to ignore — this might be a thing. The application varies in these three looks, but they all have in common that they swoop past the inner corner and down towards the nose, where eyeliner does not typically dare to venture. Put me down as being into it (and mmmmmaybe going to give it a subtle try tomorrow, depending on how I feel in the morning) — but what do you think? Also … what do we call this? [Fergie photo via Fame/Flynet]
Why not leave the heavy makeup at home this Memorial Day and opt for something a touch softer instead, like Marion Cotillard’s romantic, slightly smoky-eyed look from Cannes? It’s simple, fresh, and easily recreated with just a few products that you probably already have stashed in your makeup bag… Keep reading »
Nothing says summer more than a punchy pink lip, even when that so-called “summer” weather is leaving something to be desired. Brighten up your day — and, yes, everyone else’s — with one of these celeb-inspired lipstick looks. Running the gamut from a subdued pop with a glossy finish to full-on metallics, there’s something for everyone, even the faint of heart.