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Cindy Sherman For MAC: The Weirdest, Most Awesome Collaboration Yet?

From Hello Kitty and Wonder Woman to RuPaul and Rodarte, MAC collaborations have pretty much run the gamut from one side of the weird/kooky/cool pop culture spectrum to the other. Just last week, the cosmetics company announced that Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin (interestingly enough) would represent the brand in their 2012 Viva Glam campaign. The kitsch factor runs high with MAC, and seems to underlie almost every project they take on (the Disney Venomous Villians collection?). And that sense of humor definitely shows through in its newest collaboration with off-kilter-but-awesome American photographer Cindy Sherman, whose daring, conceptual self-portraits question and challenge the way women are portrayed — and often stereotyped — in society. Read more… Keep reading »

Craft Time: Makeup Magnet Board

My makeup organization system has always been some variation of “toss it all in a drawer and hope for the best,” which works out okay until I’m late for work and realize my only tube of mascara is buried somewhere beneath an impenetrable layer of apple-flavored lip glosses I haven’t used since seventh grade. Crafty blogger Laura came up with this awesome solution to makeup mayhem: a magnet board. Not only does it look cool, it allows you quick access to your favorite cosmetics and beauty tools. Check out the step-by-step instructions for making your own here. Keep reading »

Cool, Calm, And Powdered

Embarrassingly, I have a little bit of a face glistening problem in the summer. Okay, it’s more of a full-on face sweating problem. Especially when the humidity hits. I shall worry about face sweat no more because all of my powder prayers have been answered with MAC’s new magically cool liquid powder. Not only does it set makeup, minimize shine, and increase radiance, but when applied it has a cooling effect, like spraying a fine mist on your face. Miraculous!

[$29.50 MAC Cosmetics]

“Glitter And Ice” Collide For Johnny Weir’s M.A.C. Campaign

Johnny Weir is no stranger to M.A.C. makeup; he reportedly wears it while performing on ice. So it’s rather fitting that the makeup brand would tap Johnny for its 2011 holiday campaign, titled “Glitter and Ice.” Weir iisn’t the first man M.A.C. has hired as a brand ambassador; he joins Elton John and RuPaul, as well as, female entertainers Fergie, Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper, and Nicki Minaj. We can’t wait to see him shine. [People Style Watch] Keep reading »

Cosmetics Brand Illamasqua Hopes To Corner The Funeral Market

I’m sure very few of you are considering what you’ll look like at your funerals (those of you who are, you are very creepy). But just in case, Brit cosmetics company Illamasqua has partnered with London funeral home Leverton & Sons to provide makeup looks to take you into the afterlife. Their reasoning for opening up to the funeral market? According to their blog:

Illamasqua encourages people to self-express and embrace their alter ego in every way – why should this be any different when you pass away? It is a celebration of life, and one that should be indulged for your last glamorous look. The rite of passage to the afterlife has been of central importance to human culture for thousands of years. To have the best mahogany, the finest lining, the best stallions [ED NOTE: the best stallions???] … are today chosen in tribute to the life lived. To wear the most fabulous makeup applied by a professionally trained makeup artist for your final journey is the ultimate statement of celebration.

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Woman Claims She Was “Driven Out” Of Harrod’s Job For Not Wearing Makeup

A 24-year-old sales clerk at Harrod’s resigned two weeks ago because she claims the famous London department store was trying to force her to wear makeup. Melanie Stark has been employed at Harrod’s for five years, during which she never wore makeup. She even claims she didn’t wear makeup on her job interview at age 19. Then senior managers came for a visit last August, spied her sans fards, and sent her home. Since then, management hauled Stark in for repeated meetings and PowerPoint presentations about the importance of following the Harrod’s dress code, which she received upon employment:

“Full makeup at all time: base, blusher, full eyes (not too heavy), lipstick, lip liner and gloss are worn at all time and maintained discreetly (please take into account the store display lighting which has a ‘washing out’ effect).”

Eventually Stark was told she could “just wear eyeliner and lipstick” to be in compliance. Instead, she chose to quit. Keep reading »

Love At First Stroke: OPI’s “Play The Peonies” Nail Polish

It’s been years since I’ve fallen in love with a pink nail lacquer. I usually prefer variations of gray, which are season-less, or some sort of red, which a friend says has become my signature. But I was curious about the new, limited-edition Nice Stems! by OPI collection of shades of pink, from pale frosty pink to rich fuchsia. I was initially drawn to “I Lily Love You,” because who doesn’t love a tint of pink with flecks of glitter? But last week, I wanted something new, so I tried “Play the Peonies,” a soft, frosty pink from the same collection. And what do you know? I fell in love. Keep reading »

Eva Longoria Melted Crayons To Use As Lipstick

“I wear braces. Look how crooked my bottom teeth were, and I never even knew … I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup when I was young. I would melt crayons and try to put them on my lips, and I would use watercolor for eye shadow.”

Eva Longoria confesses in the new issue of In Style that she recently got braces. But I’m more interested in how creative she got in making up her face as a kid. Isn’t that the same thing they do in jail? Regardless, I like Eva sans makeup best. [InStyle] Keep reading »

A Heaping Helping Of Solange For Rimmel London

Finally, we get a peek at Solange‘s ads for makeup brand Rimmel London. Last year, we reported that Rimmel signed both Zooey Deschanel and Solange to be spokeswomen of the brand. We were pleased to see Zooey’s unconventional beauty gracing magazine pages (well, except for this Photoshop fail), but I kept wondering when Solange would begin representing the makeup brand. The wait appears to be over, if these beauty images, which recently surfaced without explanation, are any indication. Now we get to see Solange giving good hair as a spokeswoman for Carol’s Daughter and good face for Rimmel London. [Racked] Keep reading »

Sketchy Or Straightforward? CoverGirl Mascara Ad Uses Fake Lashes For ‘True Volume’

CoverGirl is facing criticism for its LashBlast Volume Mascara ad starring “America’s Next Top Model” winner Nicole Fox who wears false eyelashes when the campaign promises “true volume.”

The beauty brand’s print ad features two split images of the 20-year-old Colorado native — one with long, lust-worthy lashes and the other with clumpy and short lashes — and a close-up shot of the mascara bottle and wand with the text:

“If your mascara promises volume but delivers clumps – that’s false! True volume comes from our big brush, not from big clumps. Try LastBlast Volume for yourself. You may never go “false” again.’” Keep reading »

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