I realize the benefits of makeup. I acknowledge its usefulness in looking and feeling put together, pretty, and confident. If you have a zit that’s screaming for attention, the ability to slap on some concealer and go about your business is fantastic. Lipstick changes your entire appearance and makes a sweatshirt and crappy jeans that you’re not crazy about look #normcore. These are positives that I am not denying, but foregoing makeup entirely has its benefits too. There’s something empowering to walk out of the house in the morning with your face as it is, without embellishment. Keep reading »
Ever wish you could find the perfect shade of coral lipstick or plum eyeshadow, but after endless hours scouring Sephora’s supply, you’re convinced it doesn’t exist? Soon this won’t be a problem, thanks to a woman named Grace Choi.
Grace is a Brooklyn-born, Harvard-educated entrepreneur who is about to change the cosmetics industry in a BIG way. Grace has pieced together the initial idea for her Mink makeup printer, an invention that allows you to customize and print your own cosmetics. Keep reading »
Dang, I wonder how long this model had to sit? Watch this timelapse as a hair and makeup crew walk her face and hair through a century of beauty trends. What’s your favorite? (I’m weirded out by the fact that mine is 1910 — it’s so simple!) [h/t i100]
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Pantone has chosen Marsala as the 2015 color of the year! The sophisticated, earthy hue along with its name reminds me of wine and pasta, two of my favorite things, so I can’t complain! Click through for some Marsala-reminiscent beauty products to get you ready for a colorful year.
I know the beauty industrial complex yells a lot about how the bright lip is the only thing you need in your arsenal, and how it makes you look instantly pulled together, gorgeous and glowy, hiding the hideous shebeast beneath with one swipe. This is the job of most beauty writing. It alternately intimidates and inspires you, telling you that you are both beautiful and a monster. It’s basically the manipulative best frenemy, expertly skilled in the backhanded compliment. Everything about this is bullshit. But, there’s a teensy nugget of truth in this lipstick mess. They might be kind of right with this one. Keep reading »
Confession time: I have a weird phobia surrounding bright lipstick. I used to read the online worries of other women who were too fearful to go out in public with a bright red lip and feel smug in my refusal to to get caught up in such petty hang-ups (I know, rude), and now here I am, feeling exactly the same way. I’ve read all the tutorials about the perfect red lip, bought favorite colors, and even got a kickass lip primer — and then proceed to only bust them out once every few months. No matter how delicately and perfectly I apply it, I can’t help but fear that the color is streaking off my lip in bright red globs or caking right off. Keep reading »