Posts tagged "eye makeup"

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit’s They’re Real! Push-Up Liner

Somehow I managed to enter my third decade on Earth without ever having tried a cat’s eye with gel eyeliner before. Of course I’d worn eyeliners — browns, golds, even blues — but something about that thick, black cat’s eye intimidated me. I thought you needed to have that “cool girl” look, like the author…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 18, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: TopShop Molten Eyes In Pocket Money

Sometimes we receive beauty products that make me feel like a kid again. A metallic eye pencil, for example, reminds me of raiding my older sister’s makeup bag and creating Cyndi Lauper-inspired eyes. When Topshop’s Molten Eyes arrived at my desk, I jumped at the chance to experiment with a wearable version of Cyndi Lauper’…

By: Sophie Leon / June 13, 2014

Watch Out Everybody, Smoky Eyes And Winged Eyeliner Are Hot New Trends!

One of the most ridiculous things about both the beauty and fashion industries is their mutual insistence upon pitching literally everything at one point or another as a “hot new trend.” The New York Times Style section is particularly notorious for doing so: over the summer, they somehow mistook women having bangs for actual news.

By: Rachel Krause / March 12, 2013

How Do You Feel About Teal Eye Makeup?

We’ve been feeling an unexpected dash of color on the eyes as of late, probably in an effort to counteract the SAD effects of gloomy winter weather. Elle Fanning is definitely a pioneer of adventurous, avant-garde fashion and makeup, but I happen to think this is one quirky liner look that anyone could pull off.

By: Rachel Krause / January 31, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit’s Perk Up Artist Concealer Set

I feel pretty lucky that the most annoying beauty problem that I face on a regular basis is dark undereye circles and redness around my nose and chin. Those are easily fixable, if not particularly “sexy.” I mean, no one gets excited about going to shop for concealer! But with the Perk Up Artist set,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 16, 2012

Light In Her Eyes

I will never, never stop loving glittery eyeliner, no matter how old I am! Lucky for me, these glitter eyeliner pencils from Femme Couture are easy on my wallet and can be found at Sally Beauty. Applying is a total snap! With all the fun pops of color to try, I wish I had another pair…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 28, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliner

Eyeliner, where have you been all my life? I have enough eyeshadows and eyeshadow palettes to keep me going until 2036. But after an unremarkable experience with a plain brown MAC eyeliner, I gave up on it.

My mistake. While I usually use a kickass BECCA eyeliner, which smudges beautifully and lasts all…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2012

You Now Have Permission To Sleep In (Some Of) Your Makeup

As any good party girl who’s ever passed out in her eyeliner already knows, sleeping with your makeup on doesn’t necessarily have to be the worst thing. Take, for example, the style icons of the swinging ’60s — Brigitte Bardot, Anna Karina, Edie Sedgwick, et al. — who knew then what it seems we’re just…

By: Rachel Krause / April 11, 2012

5 Paychecks To A Better Makeup Bag

Real talk: when it comes to shopping, a single, professional lady’s eyes are usually bigger than her stomach. I am not just referring to coveting $250 sandals that you really don’t need. I’m taking about the way we try to tackle huge style or beauty problems all at once. We watch too many chick flick…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2012

Get The Look: Angelina Jolie’s Golden Globe Eyes

Like bold red lipstick, cat-eye liner is one makeup trick that is less of a trend and more of a lifestyle. It’s always en vogue, and those who embrace it do so with wild abandon. It’s no coincidence that nearly all of my style icons, the women past and present that I consistently look to…

By: Rachel Krause / January 18, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Givenchy PhenomenEyes Mascara

If we’re being totally honest, the main reason we wanted to try out Givenchy’s new mascara was the weird-looking brush. Check that thing out! It looks like a miniature mace. But covered in lash-lengthening liquid instead of metal spikes! Fun! Really, though, it’s all kinds of fun. The smaller brush definitely takes a couple applicatio…

By: Lily Q / April 24, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Laura Mercier Under Eye “Secret” Concealer

I don’t drink coffee and I barely sleep, meaning that the dark circles under my eyes are the stuff of legend. I’d almost gotten to a point where I considered them accessories and was planning to give up on hiding their intensity. Blessedly, a kind soul at Sephora wouldn’t let it happen. She introduced me…

By: Lily Q / April 13, 2010

How (Not?) To Do Your Makeup For Valentine’s Day

Watch out Michelle Phan, there’s a new makeup tutorial videographer in town. Well, she’s not exactly in the neighborhood, per se. We have not a clue what this Thai woman is saying, but she sure is a Chatty Cathy, and she likes her eye makeup as bright as a rainbow. We’d say it might…

By: Erin Flaherty / February 11, 2010