When I was in sixth grade, I bought a lime green mood-changing lipstick for $1.25. It painted my mouth a heinous hot pink. I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup at the time, but I think my mom let me wear it as a punishment because it was so horrible.
So you can understand my apprehension when I read about Urban Outfitters‘ new mood-changing lipsticks. The five pastel shades are supposed go on extremely sheer in varying degrees of pink and leave lips moisturized. All that being said, I’m still having a difficult time thinking of Urban as a beauty emporium. Would you try mood-changing lipstick? [Refinery 29] Keep reading »
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 the MAC AIDS Fund to help support people living with HIV/AIDS.
We’re loving these street-style snaps from Paris Fashion Week for the bold lips these ladies are rocking. We’ve seen neon lipstick hues on the runway before, but know the super bright beauty look doesn’t always translate so well to the real world. These girls show you how it’s done—go minimal with the rest of your makeup and keep your hair simple and natural. If you’re looking for some products to try out a fruity punch pout, check out our suggestions after the jump! [Cafe Mode] Keep reading »
Not since the days of Cindy Crawford and plum-brown shades have we really rocked a matte lip. But Nars Cosmetics is bringing the texture back with the announcement of their new Pure Matte lipstick. Another lipstick debut that has garnered lots of blog attention recently—Tom Ford’s Private Blend collection, which features a super-glam, high-sheen finish.
Are you a matte or glossy kind of girl? For which seasons/occasions do you switch it up? [Talking Makeup, Luxist] Keep reading »
Sometimes, a lip stain just isn’t enough. This trio from Bare Escentuals contains a lip liner, lipstick, and lip gloss all in one package. So you can play around with different combinations depending on the look you want. Wear just the lipstick or gloss for an office-appropriate look, and then get a shiny, pigmented pout with all three for a night out on the town. We recommend this mauve color, which matches a variety of skin tones really well. And yes, lip liner is back!
I might have been able to excuse Ke$ha‘s blue lipstick if she hadn’t also worn teal eyeliner. But when I really think about it, this is a really tame cry for attention; she could do worse. On another note, doesn’t Ke$ha look like Stephanie Pratt? [NYC, 8/2/10] Keep reading »
I’ve had a love-hate relationship with lipstick for the last two years. I love red lipstick and apply it perfectly in the morning, even using a matching lip liner to outline and fill in my lips first. But it never fails that once I take a mouthful of yogurt at work, my spoon is wearing most of my lipstick. I can’t stand to see lipstick marks on utensils, glasses, or napkins, especially if I’m the smudgy culprit. What I hate more, though, is having lipstick on my teeth and no one telling me. So I was pretty psyched to try out L’Oreal’s Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour Stars Collection in Beyonce Red, a very vibrant red suitable for life in the limelight and on stage. The Infallible lip color basecoat and topcoat are housed in a handy-dandy compact that functions as a mirror in a pinch too. Although the name suggests this cosmetic is incapable of error, there are some rules to follow. Keep reading »
Back in the ’90s, no one wanted anyone to know they used lip liner to make their lips look fuller. But now, the new trend is to totally relocate your lips so they can be any size you want ‘em. But seriously, while this looks cool in a beauty editorial, I hope no one tries it for real. [Trend Hunter] Keep reading »
Do you remember when nail polish colors other than pink and red were shocking? When Chanel‘s Vamp came down the runway in 1994, it caused a major stir. Now everyone wears purple, navy, and, yes, even black on their fingers, but outrageous lip colors are another story. Every once in a while we’ll see makeup artists painting the puckers of models in shades of lavender, gray, and other unexpected choices for fashion shows, but this makeup look hasn’t quite trickled down to the masses yet. Do you think crazy colors of lipstick will ever become mainstream the way kooky nail polish colors have? [Lime Crime Makeup via NY Mag] Keep reading »