Posts tagged "cosmetics"

Cosmetics Brand Illamasqua Hopes To Corner The Funeral Market

I'm sure very few of you are considering what you'll look like at your funerals (those of you who are, you are very creepy). But just in case, Brit cosmetics company Illamasqua has partnered with London funeral home Leverton & Sons to provide makeup looks to take you into the afterlife. Their reasoning for opening…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 7, 2011

A Heaping Helping Of Solange For Rimmel London

Finally, we get a peek at Solange's ads for makeup brand Rimmel London. Last year, we reported that Rimmel signed both Zooey Deschanel and Solange to be spokeswomen of the brand. We were pleased to see Zooey's unconventional beauty gracing magazine pages (well, except for this Photoshop fail), but I kept wondering when Solange would…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 15, 2011

How To Get Elizabeth Taylor’s Beauty Look

Elizabeth Taylor is, of course, famous for her acting career, numerous marriages, charity work, and love of diamonds, but she was also known for her classic beauty look. She often highlighted her natural beauty with a dazzling red pout, but her violet eyes always took center stage with the help of bold brows and expertly…

By: Annika Harris / March 23, 2011

Beauty Rewards Program Gives You A Reason To Shop At CVS

CVS has expanded its ExtraCare program to include beauty rewards, giving you a reason to shop there. (I say "a reason" because no matter where the CVS is or the time of day, I've always had to wait in an epic line to checkout.) Participants will get a 10 percent coupon for registering, a $5…

By: Annika Harris / January 7, 2011

Shopbop’s Sephora Palette Makes Life Easier!

Shopbop.com, one of our favorite online sources for designer duds and accessories, and Sephora have released the limited-edition SEPHORA COLLECTION Palette Color Play 5 in 1 palette that was inspired by the Shopbop "Faces of Fashion" editorial look book. This makeup kit contains five distinct mini palettes based on the five fashion icons: "A Nod…

By: Annika Harris / December 29, 2010

These Sweet Little Goodies Stash Your Cosmetic Goodies

Treesje handbags bridge the divide between drugstore and designer cosmetic bags with the introduction of the Sweet Little Goodies collection. Plush leather and studded details make these Krome cosmetic bags glamorous and chic. (Our favorite is the silver distressed leather.) Refreshing your lipstick will give you the opportunity to show off your winning style, but…

By: Annika Harris / December 15, 2010

Glamorous Tartan Holiday

We'd be happy with having this red tartan bag just because it's perfect for transporting our tiny valuables--like our favorite lipstick, coins, or jewelry. But MAC sweetened the deal by adding VIVA GLAM V lipstick and lip gloss to the 'Tis Noble to Give VIVA GLAM Lip Bag. What's even better? All proceeds go to…

By: Annika Harris / December 8, 2010

Eyeshadow With A Taffy Texture And Cute Packaging To Boot

A little birdie told us that Jelly Pong Pong's eyeshadow would be irresistibly cute. For starters you have an ultra sweet bird detail sitting atop the pot, making it a perfect display item for your vanity. Second, the product features a unique blend of melted-down shadow, coconut oil, and vitamin E, which creates a "taffy…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 7, 2010

When Makeovers Go Bad: My Mary Kay Experience

I don't know what I was reading lately that reminded me of Mary Kay, the direct sales cosmetics company, but it brought me back to a teenage memory of the worst makeover I've ever gotten -- and I gave it to myself.

By: Leonora Epstein / November 11, 2010

Celeb Makeup Artist Sam Fine Shares His Fave Products And Makeup Tips For Women … And Men!

Yesterday, I met celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine, who counts Jennifer Hudson as one of his clients. Sam took us around the new Duane Reade Beauty Look section, showed us his must-have beauty buys, and revealed some of his makeup tips for women--and even men. Yes, men can wear makeup without looking like a drag…

By: Annika Harris / November 5, 2010

Have It Your Way: Urban Now Matches Lipstick To Anything (Yes, Anything)

While the customized movement in fashion makes us think we're getting something special and personalized, too often it leaves us wanting more (we guess you could call that entitlement). For those who like things "just so," there's now Urban Outfitters' new custom makeup color mail-in program, which is just as awesome as it sounds. Looking…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 26, 2010

How To Get Scarlett’s Makeup Look From The Mango Fashion Awards

So, everyone is freaking out about Scarlett Johansson's new "wispy bob" that she showed off at the Mango Fashion Awards last week in Barcelona. We're into the new 'do, but are just as intrigued by Scar Jo's makeup palette. Mixing gold, a smoky blue-green shadow, bold eyeliner, and nude lips, Scarlett adds a twist to…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 26, 2010

MAC’s Disney-Themed Collection Looks Kind Of Like The Kid Stuff To Us

When it comes to cosmetics, how important is the packaging to you? Are you likely to buy something just because it has something distinctive on it? Like, for example, MAC's new Disney-themed makeup collection, which features cartoon character designs of some of the empire's villains like Cruella De Ville, the Evil Queen from Snow White,…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 1, 2010

Cute, Horrific: “The Story Of Cosmetics”

Given the choice between this video on toxins in cosmetics and an M. Night Shyamalamadingdong feature, we'd definitely say the former would be more terrifying. Perhaps you prefer to live in ignorance, but this clip brought to you by The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics spells out some pretty scary facts about the products you're using…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 23, 2010

Wonder Woman Gets Beautified

While celebrities left and right are creating their own fragrance, everyone's favorite comic book vixen, Wonder Woman, is branching out into the world of cosmetics. To celebrate the superhero and her beauty, MAC Cosmetics is launching a limited edition color cosmetics collection this spring, all based on the kickass cuff-wearing comic book character. The line…

By: Bianca Posterli / July 22, 2010

Burberry Gets Beautiful With New Cosmetics Line

Remember that episode of "Full House" when D.J. begins middle school and starts caking on the makeup and dressing like a slut to fit in with the cool girls? In the end, it was wise Aunt Becky who imparted upon her some of the best womanly advice: "The secret to makeup is to look like…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 19, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Illamasqua Pure Pigment In Static

I've found a miracle in a pot, and, no, I'm not talking illicit drugs. I'm basically obsessed with my latest multi-tasking makeup find. Illamasqua, a British cosmetic company that crossed the pond about a year ago, is known for its bold and vibrant makeup colors, so I was super excited when Catherine (miss ya, girl!)…

By: Annika Harris / June 16, 2010

Ashley Greene Isn’t The Only Big Thing Happening At Avon

Your Avon Mark catalog will no longer arrive with fresh-faced Lauren Conrad on the cover because "Twilight" star Ashley Greene is the new ambassador of the Mark brand. If you're not familiar with Mark, then maybe Ashley will convince you to try the affordable cosmetics when her TV and prints ads launch this fall. But…

By: Annika Harris / June 8, 2010

The Topshop Makeup Collection Is Here!

We're pleasantly surprised by the new Topshop cosmetics line, which has finally landed in stores. In the past, we've felt pretty eh towards retailers that attempt to sell eyeshadow at the cash register, but Topshop has really lived up to expectations with some edgy packaging and lovely hues (we're digging the hot pink cream blush…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 5, 2010

QVC Re-Sells Used Cosmetics?

Do you shop QVC for your cosmetics? If so, you might want to inspect your purchases carefully for signs of use. A thread posted a few days ago on QVC's Beauty Banter forum debates this issue. The original commenter said she received a used Perricone kit, and a few others echoed similar stories: "I just…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 27, 2010