I’d never heard of lip primer before I saw Trish McEvoy’s sleek black tube of the stuff. Face primer? Yes. Eyelid primer? Of course. But never lip primer. Naturally, we assumed it had to be some sort of miraculous well-kept secret and became rather inquisitive. Curious enough, in fact, to waste $22 on what turned out to be essentially glorified chapstick in a good-looking vessel. Keep reading »
Deep, dark lipstick is something very close to my cold, black heart. I was always drawn to the look of Bohemian Paris and 1920s flappers with their stunning wine-stained pouts, which eventually carried me into a goth phase that occurred sometime back in the early-to-mid nineties.
Back in those days, Revlon’s Blackberry was my drug of choice. I literally wore it every single angst-filled day. Sometime around college I chilled out and kind of stopped wearing makeup altogether, and over the years since I’ve dealt in strawberry reds and candy pinks when it comes to lip rouge, but eventually I always circle back to vampy almost-black. And what with licorice-looking lipstick being a huge beauty trend for fall (not to mention one of the trickiest–we’ll discuss), the time has come to revisit the look.
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Long-term lipstick lovers rejoice! Estee Lauder has added two amazing lip products to its Double Wear Make Up collection: Double Wear Stay-In-Place Lipstick and Double Wear Stay-In-Place Lip Pencil. Yeah, the names could be shorter, but here’s what matters: These are two products that deliver what they promise — long lasting, super-smooth, conditioning color. How long, you ask? Twelve hours to be exact. The luxury beauty brand has formulated a patented technology that guarantees the color stays on through talking, eating, and the occasional smooching. Never one to take their word for it, we tried out a few sample products for ourselves, and, true to their pledge, the lipstick and pencil combo lasted as long as our day did. The lipstick comes in twelve shades; our faves are Stay Ginger, Stay Ruby and Stay Pinkberry, which are $22 each, and the pencil, $19, is available in 14 shades. Check out Apple Cordial and Plummy, which are perfect for fall. Find ‘em online or at Estee Lauder beauty counters nationwide. [Estee Lauder]
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I never realized how difficult it is to apply lipstick. I mean, our Simcha applies a perfect pout in ruby red, no less, several times a day. But if you’re someone that needs a little lip(stick) service or really likes beauty gadgets, then Alcone’s Lip Stamp is for you. The kit comes with the stamp tool and five cards with 10 different lip shapes. All you have to do is choose the right lip shape, smear your favorite lipstick on the stamp, and stamp away. I can’t imagine any woman wanting to add another step to her beauty routine, but think of the fun you’d have sealing every phone bill envelope with a kiss. [$24.95, Alcone Company] Keep reading »
This summer is about the extremes, from the brightest colors to head-to-toe nudes. The same was true with beauty trends. It’s time to say buh-bye to the black lip gloss trend of fall and winter (that never really caught on anyway) and hello to brights! Pastel pinks, hot pinks, light corals and neons are all the rage for lips. Fiery coral was seen at Proenza Schouler and bold pink at Hussein Chalayan. It’s hard to go wrong with these bright shades, as long as you find a shade that works for you. Continue reading… Keep reading »
You can finally rub sexy Shane all over your lips — well, her and all your other favorite lipstick lesbians on “The L Word.” Thanks to a team up with Three Custom Color Specialists, four fabulous shades have been created in homage to the Showtime hotties. Winey Kit, Red Hot Bette, Blushing Alice, and Naturally Naughty Shane are colors as fun and sheer as the clothes they wear on the hit drama. At $20 a pop, you can definitely take them home with you. [World of Wonder]
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I’m not sure how I feel about this. Am I supposed to take this Angelina Jolie lipstick and stick it in my mouth? And Brad Pitt, too? For some reason, these micro-sculpted lipsticks of the heads of the Two Greatest Celebrities of Our Time make me want to bite off their craniums. But maybe that’s just me. Feelunique.com has teamed up with artist Willard Wigan to create these micro-lip-stars, which are being sold on eBay to raise money for breast cancer awareness. It’s an homage to the “most kissable couple” for Valentine’s Day, apparently. Frankly, I don’t know if either one of these busts looks like Brad or Angie. Brad looks more like some depressed businessman debating whether or not to throw himself out the window. Angie looks like she caught a really strong headwind. And God knows what they’d look like after you used them. Or maybe you’re not supposed to use them. Just stick ‘em in the fridge or something. Who knows! It’s for charity. So, I guess, that’s, like, a good thing. So far, the top bid is £205, or $303. [Feelunique.com] Keep reading »
Ever wanted to look as beautiful as a Queen?! Well, the grand dame of drag from down under, Dame Edna, has created a limited edition line of make up for MAC. From her tongue in cheek Varicose Violet Nail Laquer to her turquoise Royal Tour Eye Trio, the colors are bold and well, fierce- just like colorful personality herself. Rrrrawr! Encased in special lavender rhinestone cover with her iconic glittery glasses, the Kanga-Rouge hot pink lipstick will make your mouth a real spectacle! [$14, MAC Cosmetics]
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Sarah Palin’s lipstick has been in the spotlight ever since her speech at the Republican National Convention, where she deemed herself a lipstick-wearing hockey mom. While we’re not into the frosty pink shade she covets, we hypothesized a makeup company should market a tube of Pitbull Pink. Alchemy of Colour just released Power Pink, which replicates Palin’s look. Of course, this lipstick won’t work for Obama supporters. The company’s donating $1 from each sale to the McCain-Palin campaign. Who knew buying makeup could be so political? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »