Was Miley Cyrus twerking while her makeup team applied her glam look for the Maxim Hot 100 party? Miley is the mag’s choice for hottest woman alive, but the chalky white makeup around her mouth makes her look more like the hottest ventriloquist doll. Like, from far away, her mouth looks like it has skin-colored bandages around it. (Side story: I once hooked up with a guy who tried to cover an ENORMOUS zit on his chin with a small piece of band-aid and it had the same effect.) I suspect an overzealous approach to covering blemishes and/or beard burn around the mouth or a weird attempt at facial contouring is to blame for this makeup mishap. Or twerking, because Miley always be twerkin’.
We may think celebrities are always picture perfect, but every once in a while we see behind the curtain — especially when those bright bulbs are flashing on the red carpet. Makeup is required. More specifically, powder. But it’s a delicate balance. Too much and your favorite celeb may look like a clown, too little and they’re shinier than an oil slick. Click through to see some very unfortunate celebrity powder mishaps.
Winged eyeliner is one of the most versatile, and most flattering, makeup looks around. It gets a bad rap for being difficult to achieve, but once you’ve got your technique down, you’ll be able to nail it every time. Not only is there something that’s just cool and insouciant about it, but a thick black wing has been the calling card for some of the sexiest stars of all time, from Brigitte Bardot and Jean Shrimpton to Jane Birkin and Sophia Loren. Whether they’re in classic black or an unexpected pop of color, these 10 winged liner looks are not to be missed …
In these days of ever-present paparazzi, iPhone cameras, and oh, the entire Internet, a huge part of being a celeb is looking like one. Your life is in the public eye, so it goes without saying that the pressure is on, even when you’re off-duty. Fortunately, these 12 stars have nothing to worry about: they look just as beautiful bare-faced as they do all dolled up. Don’t believe us? See for yourself in the gallery above!
If I were Kristen Stewart, I would bid adieu to my sparkly boyfriend and put a ring on my makeup artist instead. Whether she’s in bright pink lipstick or this gorgeous smoked-out bronze eye, you can always bet on Bella Swan for the most enviable beauty looks (and, okay, arm candy) on any given red carpet. We’re obsessed with this pretty metallic look ― let’s take a closer look and break it down, after the jump. Keep reading »
Say what you will about Kim Kardashian, but I’ll forever back her on one thing: the girl’s makeup is always on point. Whether she’s rocking the family trademark super-smoky eye and nude gloss, or keeping it low-key with just mascara and flawless skin, Kim’s beauty routine has inarguably got it going on. Check out our top seven picks of her many makeup looks in the gallery above! Keep reading »
“Holiday makeup” implies many a thing. It’s festive! It’s fancy! It’s … probably a little over the top. You could go the obvious route, with red and green and tons of sparkle and, like, a wreath or pine needles in your hair, but I wouldn’t recommend it. Here, Leighton Meester shows us the perfect way to bridge the gap between classic and festive without throwing an impromptu Christmas party on your face. Let’s take a closer look at what’s going on here and break it down real simple, after the jump … Keep reading »