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. It’s almost like a paler, softer, more washed-out take on the shot of electric green shadow in the smoky eye at the Atelier Versace show (at right), which I also loved, but there’s something that’s just so pretty about this pastel seafoam shade in particular. It looks sort of ethereal and fairy princess-y on Elle’s fair, rosy complexion, and it would also look absolutely killer on someone with darker skin.
I’m a total wimp when it comes to bright makeup on myself, but this is one way to do it without looking bonkers, so long as there’s minimal color on the rest of the face. I would recreate this look one of two ways: with a liner applied close to the lashline, like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Electric, a bright iridescent teal, or with a shadow, like Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in Light Blue 118, swept across the entire lid. Would you try it, or do you think this is a look best left to the pros and/or baby fashion muses?
Okay, fine, her skin looks amazing, but I really want to come at Tay Tay with some cotton swabs, makeup remover, and a blending brush right about now, because all that rust eyeshadow is making her look rather corpse-y. On the plus side, her breasteses look fab! Harry Styles, boy, eat your clam-loving heart out.
Every year, the people over at Pantone declare one color the color of the year. It’s the color you’re going to see a whole lot of for the next 12 months. This past year’s color was Tangerine Tango, but just this week, Pantone announced the color of 2013 — Emerald Green. We thought we’d give you a jump on the green trend by giving you six gorgeous emerald eyeshadows and nail polishes.
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Is this really happening? Have I stepped into a warped alternate reality in which Yves Saint Laurent (or shall I say, Saint Laurent Paris) deigns itself to something … low-budget? Even a little bit … tacky? I’ll break the news to you, very slowly, and keep quiet now so we don’t have poor Yves rolling in his grave. In a shocking move, given the prestige nature of the brand overall, the beauty range (my favorite of YSL’s offerings and, rather appropriately, the only one I can afford) of the Parisian fashion house is going public with their love of Facebook. So public, in fact, that they’re willing to put it in writing — which they did, on the packaging of an exclusive new eyeshadow palette called “Devoted To Fans.” Keep reading »
I’ve found an easy-peasy smoky eye in a tube. Yeah, a tube. It’s not an eyeshadow — it’s a cream. No brushes required. No large palettes to carry around. No loose powder flaking on the tops of my cheeks. BECCA’s Eye Tint créme is the easiest smoky eye I’ve ever done.
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Is it just me, or was the beauty for this year’s Oscars kind of a bore? The ladies looked lovely as always, but for the life of me I couldn’t pick out a makeup look that really wowed. Maybe it’s because some of the real stunners, the young actresses who can afford to dare to stand out from the pack, skipped the ceremony entirely and made their way over to the Vanity Fair party a few hours early instead. Basically every time Elizabeth Olsen, who’s quickly becoming my favorite Olsen, leaves the house and is photographed, I subsequently covet to death whatever makeup she’s wearing — she always looks fresh-faced and pretty, never overdone. Predictably the Vanity Fair fête was no exception, but it was her appearance the night before at the Independent Spirit Awards that really stuck with me: the rose gold eyeshadow she sported is well on its way to becoming a major trend. The girls in Glamour‘s beauty department were one step ahead of me in identifying the frequency with which the gorgeously gilded shade has been worn. Let me tell you, I’ll take anything rose gold without question, but I’m really in love with it when swiped on lids. Here are the products you can use to get this celeb-approved look.
Looking pretty is all about light in the right places: that is the philosophy behind Pixi’s new PixiGlow-inspired line for Target.
And it’s a philosophy they’ve fulfilled more than admirably. I actually love their Fairy Face Palette so much that I’ve used it daily since December and I’m already fretting about whether I’ll be able to procure a new one at Target when I’ve used it all up. I’m sure it will sell out. Keep reading »
Don’t let sparkles be just for New Year’s Eve. Bat your eyes all year long with Sonia Kashuk for Target’s “Pretty In Pink” eye palette. The powders are metallic, but not glittery, in pinkish hues that scream “pretty,” not “drag queen.” (Not that there’s anything wrong with drag queens! It’s just not an office look for most of us.) The best part of this palette is Sonia Kashuk will donate 15 percent of each product purchased to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Charitable giving? That’s truly beautiful.
When Sephora sent me their Moonshadow Baked Eye Palette to test, I was concerned. First of all, there’s lots of sparkles. As much as I love a sparkly highlighter to fake cheekbones in my big ol’ chipmunk cheeks, I stopped wearing glitter on my eyes around, oh, age 17. Sparkly-ness is not something I look for in an eyeshadow. This picture from Sephora.com doesn’t accurately portray just how glittery these shadows are, but trust me, they’re shimmery.
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Pink, purple, or blue hair can be fun on occasion, but it’s not exactly practical for the average woman. But if you want the option to change your hair to an outrageous color temporarily, stylist Kevin Murphy has the answer. Eyeshadow! Kevin applies his ANTI.GRAVITY product, an oil-free volumizer and texturizer, to his model clients’ wet hair. Then, he blow dries the hair completely. The ANTI.GRAVITY acts as an adhesive for the eyeshadow. Then, he rubs the powder into the palms of his hands and works it through the hair in sections. He focuses on the top and front of the hair because the back and undersides don’t need as much attention. Kevin is also careful not to comb the eyeshadow through the hair, which will prevent the pigment from adhering. This is a cool and fun trick that also lets you get a bit dirty, but the color will be most noticeable on blond hair. Also, I think it would work best on straight hair, not kinky or curly. Take a look at Kevin’s instructional podcast, and let us know if you’d be willing to try a full head of pink hair or a section here or there. Keep reading »