You can tell a lot about what’s going on in a woman’s life based on the conversations she has with herself when she looks in a mirror. Sitting in a church or temple pew, or lying awake in bed at night, might be when she does the most deep thinking. But what goes through her head while she glances in the mirror brushing her teeth or washing her hands in the bathroom at work — those are the moments she talks to herself about what she sees. Interacting with her appearance, she’s either a friend or an enemy. Keep reading »
What’s makeup agoraphobia? Well, listen to this. A new study has concluded that one-third of all women refuse to leave the house without wearing makeup. In other words, they can’t go out without painting their face first. Which is kind of shocking. Not only that, but more than a third of the 3,000 women polled speculated that had they not been wearing makeup when they met, their significant other wouldn’t have gone for them. Sad truth: I’m a bit of a makeup agoraphobe myself. Unless the kitchen is on fire, I’m disinclined to go out without mascara, some cover-up, and blush. What about you? [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
CVS has expanded its ExtraCare program to include beauty rewards, giving you a reason to shop there. (I say “a reason” because no matter where the CVS is or the time of day, I’ve always had to wait in an epic line to checkout.) Participants will get a 10 percent coupon for registering, a $5 ExtraBucks for every $50 spent, and a $3 ExtraBucks for their birthday. But coupons aren’t the only incentives for signing up for the beauty rewards program. You’ll also receive beauty tips, discounts for online shipping, invitations to exclusive in-store beauty events, access to products before they launch, and personalized beauty offers. The benefits are similar to the ones Sephora’s Beauty Insider program offers, but the prices of the products are cheaper. You can sign up here. [Fashionista] Keep reading »
Maybe you haven’t seen “Black Swan
” yet, but everyone by now knows that movie is CRAZY
. True story: yesterday I saw “Black Swan” and as the credits were rolling, my mom goes, “Which one was Winona Ryder
?” And I said, “The crazy one.” And then some random woman who overheard us added, “They were all crazy.” You know what else is crazy in that movie? The makeup. That’s why YouTube star GlowPinkStah
has filmed herself doing a wacky-ass “Black Swan” makeup tutorial for Natalie Portman
‘s signature look. But seriously, no one watches her videos to see her do makeup. Her ridiculously dry sense of humor and biting social commentary is worth the spoilers. If you’ve seen “Black Swan,” it will make more sense. But either way, go get yourself a diaper because you’re gonna pee yourself laughing. It’s … dare I say … perfect
] Keep reading »
Shopbop.com, one of our favorite online sources for designer duds and accessories, and Sephora have released the limited-edition SEPHORA COLLECTION Palette Color Play 5 in 1 palette that was inspired by the Shopbop “Faces of Fashion” editorial look book. This makeup kit contains five distinct mini palettes based on the five fashion icons: “A Nod to Mod,” “Angelic Boudoir,” “Black is the New Black,” “Boho Bombshell,” and “Classics Never Die.” The palettes contain every color imaginable from taupe to black, pink to blue, and purple to green. What’s even better is that the kit comes with a portable mirror compact, so you can pop one of the mini palettes in and take it with you for makeup touch-ups on the go. And you can’t beat the value of $150 for $30. [Sephora] Keep reading »
We’d be happy with having this red tartan bag just because it’s perfect for transporting our tiny valuables–like our favorite lipstick, coins, or jewelry. But MAC sweetened the deal by adding VIVA GLAM V lipstick and lip gloss to the ‘Tis Noble to Give VIVA GLAM Lip Bag. What’s even better? All proceeds go to the MAC AIDS Fund to help support people living with HIV/AIDS.
A little birdie told us that Jelly Pong Pong’s eyeshadow would be irresistibly cute. For starters you have an ultra sweet bird detail sitting atop the pot, making it a perfect display item for your vanity. Second, the product features a unique blend of melted-down shadow, coconut oil, and vitamin E, which creates a “taffy texture” (think thicker than a cream). It’s also got a slight iridescent quality to it, so you can use it as a highlighter if you don’t feel like going all-out.
I’m not the type of woman who spends her money on one high-quality product — no, I’m a lots-of-little-cheaper-things, Forever 21-type of shopper. But when it comes to spending a little more money on much better quality makeup, Dior‘s Holiday Collection Makeup Palette For The Eyes will convert me. At $44, it’s a little pricey. But as a devoted smoky eye fan, it is hands-down the best smoky-eye color palette, as well as the highest quality eyeshadow, I’ve ever used. Keep reading »
As Thanksgiving feasts wind down, another great American tradition takes flight.
About 180 million people coast-to-coast take part in the shopping frenzy that is known as Black Friday — infiltrating still-dark parking lots like packs of scurrying ants during the wee hours of the morning, with coupons and flyers in hand in order to score the best bargain buy of the year.
But if you’re not prepared, braving those daunting crowds can feel like a hazing. A few simple steps can help you conquer the craze, and return home victorious — and in one piece. Read more … Keep reading »
Yesterday, I met celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine, who counts Jennifer Hudson as one of his clients. Sam took us around the new Duane Reade Beauty Look section, showed us his must-have beauty buys, and revealed some of his makeup tips for women–and even men. Yes, men can wear makeup without looking like a drag queen. Keep reading »