Posts tagged "makeup"

How Do I Find My Inner Red Lipstick Chutzpah?

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…

Claire Hannum / November 17, 2014

How To Make Yourself Look Fabulously Ugly With Makeup Apps

Over the summer, I joined a group on Facebook for makeup tips, and one of the geniuses there alerted the group to the existence of makeup apps, specifically ModiFace and Perfect365. The apps are meant to apply makeup to your pictures so that when you post them on social media you don’t look like a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 14, 2014

Beauty IRL: I Cut Off All My Hair (And Only Regretted It A Little Bit)

Beauty mags are full of the same homogenous crap. Skinny, pretty ladies shilling beauty products that cost a whole paycheck, promising to make you look and feel a certain way. Welcome to Beauty IRL, a new column in which we try to break down the aspirational walls of beauty coverage, and bring you real-life dispatches

Megan Reynolds / November 12, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: TopShop Creamy Finish Lipstick In Wicked

I’m super into the dark lip trend that’s going on right now, but with my fair complexion it’s hard to find a color that doesn’t make me look like a vampire. When TopShop sent us some of their new fall/winter lipsticks, I spotted a burgundy color called “Wicked” that I knew I wanted to try.

Katie Oldenburg / November 9, 2014

Makeup Bag: 5 Beauty Tips (And Products) For Hiding Your Hangover

We’ve all been there. A coworker asks you out to happy hour, which quickly turns into five hours, eight glasses of Pinot Grigio and absolute dread for the following morning. You may wake up feeling like hell (actually, scratch that, you will wake up feeling like hell), but that doesn’t mean you have to look like it,…

Katie Oldenburg / November 7, 2014

The DIY Bible: 33 Recipes For All Of Your Cosmetics, Beauty & Home Care Needs (With A Shopping List!)

So ya wanna go all-natural, eh? Tired’a lookin’ around for recipes, ehhh?

Well here you go! There are about a million reasons to DIY your makeup, self care, and home care routines and it gets even cheaper the more you make (these recipes will bring your cost down up to 95 percent), a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 29, 2014

Stop What You’re Doing And Watch The “Ray Rice Makeup Tutorial”

Megan MacKay, can we be friends? Because your “Ray Rice makeup tutorial” (hey, watch it first before you get offended!) is the most cutting commentary of our complete cultural fucktitude over Ray Rice that I’ve seen. You can watch more of Megan’s work on YouTube for her takes on LEGO’s female scientists, Hobby Lobby and Planned…

Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2014

We Live In A World Of Leopard Print Nail Polish

The state of New Jersey might have you believe that everything leopard print has already been invented, but you would be wrong. Uslu Airlines is not an airlines, but a cosmetics company and they have invented what appears, according to Refinery29, to be the first leopard print nail polish. The Internet has many a leopard

Jessica Wakeman / September 6, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Makeup Academy Luminizing Lip Gloss In Crimson & Anti-Feathering Lip Liner In Red

I may have a love/hate relationship with Taylor Swift, but if there’s one thing we have in common, it’s loving a bright red lip. So, when I heard that a new premium beauty line (with over 100 lip products!) became available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy, I went on the hunt for an affordable and kickass red…

Katie Oldenburg / August 28, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Eyelure Katy Perry Lashes In Lovely Lolita

Who doesn’t love a little glam? I certainly do. So when I was given the opportunity to Beauty Test Drive a pair of Eyelure False Lashes, I wasn’t going to pass it up. There were hundreds of pairs to choose from (including these dramatic falsies which Sophie tried out!), but I was immediately drawn to…

Katie Oldenburg / August 19, 2014

Color-Changing Henna Lipstick Is So Much Fun

This odd green lipstick, also known as Magic Moroccan Hare Color Changing Lipstick, is one of my favorite beauty products in the whole wide world — and the universe’s resolution smudgy, goopy lipstick hang-ups. It’s often referred to as henna lipstick because of its staining power, though there isn’t any straight-up proof that it’s truly…

Claire Hannum / August 10, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Contouring Is Wizardry (But It Only Sort Of Worked On Me)

Kim Kardashian’s face is a masterful work of art. Her cheekbones are always high and tight and the way the light plays off the ridges is mesmerizing. I realize that it is insane to want to look like a celebrity that has a retinue of makeup artists and humans to blot her every shiny spot…

Megan Reynolds / July 21, 2014

Shopping Strategy: How To Shop A Major Sale Without Losing It

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening right now and, like many major sales, the good stuff goes fast. In particular, anything that says limited edition, exclusive, or free gift with purchase.  The first area to be ransacked is the beauty department. Ever wonder how some women have 20 free makeup pouches and a never-ending supply…

Sophie Leon / July 20, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask Champagne

I love silver and I love gold, but I rose gold is my absolute favorite. There’s something so elegant and princess-like about the pinkish metallic hue that’s not too flashy, but is still classically pretty. When I heard about Bite Beauty’s new Agave Lip Mask Champagne which has a rose gold pearl tint, I had…

Katie Oldenburg / July 15, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Marc Jacobs Neutral Nail Polish

The neutral nail color trend, AKA mannequin hands, is returning this fall. Marc Jacobs’ Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquer in 9 to 5 is part of Marc’s exclusive runway nail polish collection and promises opaque coverage and high shine. Last weekend, I attended a wedding and didn’t want my nail polish to compete with my brightly-colored, graphic-patterned…

Sophie Leon / July 14, 2014

Karl Lagerfeld’s Cat Choupette Is Getting Her Own Book & Makeup Line

Choupette, the fluffy, gorgeous princess kept by Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, is getting her own coffee table book and a makeup line. And why shouldn’t she? There are more than enough photos of Choupette to fill the 128-page Choupette: The Private Life Of A High-Flying Fashion Cat, which will include advice from her personal vet…

Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Eylure Dramatic No. 205 False Lashes

The UK brand Eylure has a long history with lashes. Developed by two makeup artist in the 1940s, Eylure offers lashes ranging from natural to dramatic. When presented with the opportunity to Beauty Test Drive a pair, I couldn’t resist going for the most intense pair I could get my hands on.

Sophie Leon / July 10, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Stick Face Color

I know the idea of $32 blush must make some people scream. How could anyone possibly spend that much money on makeup? But I have a ringing endorsement here: Laura Mercier’s new Bonne Mine Stick Face Color stays put all day long. It doesn’t sweat off in July’s sweltering humidity, it doesn’t get eaten up by…

Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: X Factor Liberty Nail Polish

We love stupidly simple nail art! X Factor’s Liberty top coat is a simple way to add a little red, white & blue to your manicure, whether it’s the 4th of July, Bastille Day, the Queen’s Birthday, or just a normal Thursday.

Sophie Leon / July 5, 2014

15 Comments You Should Never Make About Someone’s Makeup

It doesn’t matter how bad someone’s makeup is, you should never say one of these eye roll-inducing lines. They are as annoying as telling people what’s wrong with their eyebrows. Someone with crooked eyeliner may not have realized that there are tips to correct shaky hands. Or maybe they haven’t figure out how to contour their faces properly a…

The Gloss / July 4, 2014
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