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Can Redheads Rock Red Lips?

Check out Christina Hendricks and Nicole Kidman, two of Hollywood’s more famous redheads. Now, look at their red, red lips. What do you think; do the red lip shades they choose work with their red hair? The jury is still out for me on Christina. (What do you think? Does it work?) But I think Nicole nailed this particular redhead/red-lipstick moment. I’m sure you’ve heard at some point the old idea that redheads can’t wear red anything (lipstick, dresses, etc.), but it’s actually total crap. What does apply to red lips and red hair is also the same rule that goes for wearing makeup of any kind, across the board—you have to take into consideration your skin tone, hair color and feature shapes. How does Nicole get her red lip so right? Keep reading »

Tip Of The Day: Prevent Lipstick Left Behind On Wine Glasses

Looks as though the red lipstick trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Have you seen any of the Prada spring 2010 runway beauty? It’s high time we get to dealing with those pesky lipstick stains we are all leaving behind on our wine glasses. Seriously, how didn’t we already know this hyper-easy trick? What you do: Before taking a sip, lick (as stealth-like as possible) the spot on the rim you’re about to touch your lips to. You won’t lose any color and the glass won’t look tack-town. [Cup of Jo] Keep reading »

Sarah Palin Is Ready to Be Your Beauty Advisor

If you thought Sarah Palin’s moment in the spotlight was over after the election, you were seriously mistaken. The “average hockey mom/governor” won’t give up that fast. Already she has transformed herself from politician to author, completing her memoir and landing on the bestseller list before the chronicle has even been released. But that’s not all. Remember when we predicted that eventually a lipstick would be inspired by and named after her? Sadly prescient. Keep reading »

The Perfect Red Lipstick Spotted At Christian Cota!

The hunt for the ultimate red lipstick can be a lifelong endeavor. And if you ask my dear friend and beauty expert Courtney Dunlop, red lipstick is the new smoky eye. Some are too tomato-y, some too blue, orange or worse, pink. But once you’ve found the perfect shade of red that looks great with your skin tone, just like scoring the perfect LBD, you’ve got a go-to glamour maker that you can bust out on days where you can’t be bothered to put any effort into looking put-together. That’s why I was so excited to spot such a fetching shade of brilliant red on the pretty lips of the models at the Christian Cota presentation yesterday. Global Makeup Artist for Maybelline New York, Charlotte Willer spends a lot of time mixing up colors to use for editorial purposes, but yesterday she didn’t have to. All of the girls were treated to a heapin’ helping of Color Sensational Lipcolor in Very Cherry, a color which looks good on all skin types (and the girls there ranged from lily white to deepest ebony black) and they all looked smashing. Also, because of the high pigment color payoff and creamy texture, no liner was required. Um yeah and it also costs under $10.

Also spotted at Christian Cota: celebs Rose Byrne and Amerie; ’50s-inspired cocktail dresses made edgy with chain jewelry; the fattest, smallest chihuahua we’ve ever seen; and seriously even-more-gorgeous-in-person, new Maybelline New York spokesmodel, 18-year-old Emily Didonato (whom we snapped, above). Oh, also, the sickest shoes ever, after the jump! Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Trish McEvoy’s Lip Primer

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 »

How To Rock (Almost) Black Lipstick

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.

That said, didn’t I just mention something about tricky? Keep reading »

Over Unreliable “Long Lasting” Lipsticks? These Actually Work!

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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Alcone’s Lip Stamp Promises A Perfect Pout

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 »

Add Some Punch To Your Summer Look With A Bright Lip Color

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 »

Style Buzz: Michelle Obama’s New Yorker Cover, PETA Effs Up

  • Michelle Obama graces another cover — this time, The New Yorker‘s style issue. The mag pokes fun at the kerfluffle surrounding Michelle’s bare arms with three doodles of Michelle strutting down a runway, arms covered up! [Mrs. O]
  • PETA strikes again! The animal rights group ripped a sleeve on the Balenciaga gown worn by French Vogue editor, Carine Roitfeld, while aiming for her goat fur coat. I don’t condone assaulting people in public, but if you are going to go after someone, ruin the correct couture, at least. [Style.com]
  • Eighties-inspired two tone lipstick, yay or nay? [Refinery29]
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