“It’s called L’Artisan Parfumeur’s Mûre et Musc and I’ve been wearing it since I was 12. My dad wouldn’t let me wear makeup. ‘No daughter of mine is going to look like a whore!’ So my mom compromised with me by letting me get perfume. I got it because the bottle was purple and I didn’t even smell it. I’ve worn it so much to the point that I’ll get in the elevator to get into a club and I’ll get a call from one of my friends being like, ‘Are you at blah blah blah?,’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah… why?’ And they’re like, ‘I smell you in the elevator!’ It’s so funny.
― I’m jealous of Kelly Osbourne, not least because her dad is Ozzy, but because she is basically defining my life dream: to finally find a perfume that’s obscure enough not to be worn by everyone and that I adore enough to be my signature scent for life. I am a total fragrance slut, but I love the idea that people will always associate that scent with you. If only I could stick to the same one for longer than a week! [MTV]
If I were Kristen Stewart, I would bid adieu to my sparkly boyfriend and put a ring on my makeup artist instead. Whether she’s in bright pink lipstick or this gorgeous smoked-out bronze eye, you can always bet on Bella Swan for the most enviable beauty looks (and, okay, arm candy) on any given red carpet. We’re obsessed with this pretty metallic look ― let’s take a closer look and break it down, after the jump. Keep reading »
There’s no such thing as “too perfect” in the age of Photoshop. Reconstruct eyes, mouths, noses, cheekbones, entire faces? Turn real, blemished human skin into smooth sculpted porcelain? Make full thighs slender, small breasts large, protruding bellies flat? Well, if you can do it, then why not? We’re so accustomed to the image of widespread flawlessness that permeates our pop culture-consumed social climate that our own physical errs seem, frankly, unnatural. If we could apply digital image-altering tools to our flesh-and-bone beings, would we ― and how? “Photoshop in Real Life,” a photo series by Hungarian artist Flóra Borsi, uses satire to explore the darker implications of vanity insofar as we vie to alter ourselves to meet unattainable standards. Check out the rest of the photos after the jump, and more of Flora’s work at her Facebook page. [PetaPixel] Keep reading »
You know what they say about us former high school freaks always getting the last laugh, right? Case in point: this season’s most-wanted makeup is all about all things glamorously goth. (And no, we will not be drawing Robert Smith comparisons. Rather, think Morticia Addams meets Dita von Teese.) This is quite the boon for the naturally fair among us; suddenly, my ghostly pallor is trendy! The dramatic, dangerous vamp look is easier to pull off than you might think, especially when the rest of your body is swathed in sweaters and scarves ― there’s no better, more weather-appropriate way to make a statement. [Photo: StyleBistro] Keep reading »
“My hair is a battle. It’s an uphill, fine, baby-haired battle. It’s bone-straight and I have some pieces that my hairstylist stuck in my hair right now because if she didn’t you could see my ears through my hair right now. I mean, not to brag. There’s not much going on there. … I have weak nails, weak hair, weak skin and a weak bicep. What can I say?”
― When celebrities discuss their beauty routines, it’s usually in roundabout terms that come down to, “buy this new product I don’t actually use from this brand I’m being paid more than your gross life earnings per year to endorse!” But leave it to Emma Stone to be all at once candid (she says that she doesn’t wear lipstick on her own time because she tends to eat it), self-deprecatingly funny (she refers to her spotty skincare regimen as “very promiscuous”), and not shoving something in your face, all while schilling for Revlon. How in the world does she do it? [Glamour]
Looking to add a little something extra to your holiday party look? We’ve got all the holiday goodies a girl could ask for! Get details on all three giveaways after the jump! Keep reading »