Posts tagged "makeup"

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,…
By: 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…
By: 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,…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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.
By: 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…
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.
By: 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…
By: The Gloss / July 4, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Formula X Press Pods

It's inevitable: whenever you have somewhere to go, your nail polish chips. Today, three of my nails chipped -- so annoying! I was about to use my emergency nail polish remover that I have stashed in my desk, until I remembered a few of my nails were accented with glitter -- and there was no…
By: Sophie Leon / July 3, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Essie’s “Style Hunter” Is The Perfect Pinkish Red

Usually I avoid red polish in the summer because I don't think it emphasizes my tan as well as colors that compliment my olive skin. See: pale pastels. When we received a batch of Essie colors in the mail to Test Drive, I couldn’t fight my attractio…
By: Sophie Leon / June 29, 2014

7 Reasons You Should Try Making Your Own Makeup

My best friend has been on a bit of a homesteading, make-everything-yourself kick lately. Every time I call her and ask what she's doing, she replies with, "Oh, just whipping up a fresh batch of nut butter!" or "Melting some coconut oil to make my own deodorant. Want me to make some for…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 25, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit’s Porefessional For Pore Perfection

I have been blessed with fairly clear skin. I rarely get zits, so I only need a light foundation for my skin to look smooth and clear ... at least from afar. But a closer look reveals some angry pores. As a teenager, I was obsessed with popping blackheads; so much so, I have scarred…
By: Sophie Leon / June 18, 2014

Makeup Bag: 10 Shimmery Beauty Products We Love

Now that you have your summer tan, it's time to make your bronzed skin pop! The best way to do that is with some SHIMMER. Give yourself the gift of glowing skin, luminescent eyes and an all-over luster with lightweight beauty products that have a hint of shine. This season, I've stocked up on affordable…
By: Katie Oldenburg / June 18, 2014

South Carolina DMV Refused To Photograph Teen For His Driver’s License In Makeup

The DMV in Anderson, South Carolina, forced a 16-year-old boy to take off his makeup in order to get his driver's license picture taken because "he needs to look like a male," according to an official. Chase Culpepper is gender non-conforming and wears makeup and stereotypically female clothing everyday. But on March 3, the DMV…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 17, 2014
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