Since we hear your lips are the secret to youth and all, it would only make sense that you’d do everything in your power to protect them, right? Lancôme just launched a new line of lip gloss with anti-aging ingredients, called the Lancôme L’Absolu Crème De Brilliance, which seems to be just the way to save yourself from a prematurely elderly-looking pucker. The collection includes eight different colors, all of which are made with Pro-Xylane, Lancôme’s anti-aging molecule. The glosses retail for $29, but if that’s youth in a bottle, maybe it’s worth it? [Stylelist] Keep reading »
For their new spring collection, Nars had supermodel Amber Valletta channel Catherine Deneuve in the iconic “La Chamade.” “It’s very sophisticated and bourgeois in a Parisian ‘16th Arrondissement’ way,” said Francois himself. “She [Deneuve] is the perfect reference for this collection, and apropos for spring, a time to embrace color and get noticed.” While we love the bouffant hair and even the fun yellow eyeshadow, we’re especially drawn to the new lipstick, called Cruising. Past attempts at a Bardot-like French nude pout have drawn us down a questionable path (concealer on the lips anyone?), but this hue works because it has a slight amount of sheer pink to make it more wearable. So you know, c’est magnifique or whatever. [Nars] Keep reading »
There’s a well-known cosmetics fact that’s been floating around for years now: Over the course of the average woman’s lifetime, she will inadvertently eat seven pounds of lipstick. SEVEN POUNDS. And as gross as that statistic is, it’s never been more disgusting than as evidenced in this video starring Stevie Ryan and commissioned by natural beauty company Raw. Seriously, you just have to watch it. Now. [Glow
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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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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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