“I absolutely was not wearing makeup. Look at the cover — you can tell! My nose has been broken a couple of times. If you look at a retouched cover of me and you look at the Marie Claire cover, you can see there’s a big difference … I really wanted to show women that I’m just a normal person. I take the pictures. I don’t know what the magazine is going to do with it after that. I don’t know what the photographer is going to do with it after that, so it was important for me to make sure that they absolutely did not retouch. I just wanted people to see how I really am.”
— Jessica Simpson responds to those who said she was indeed wearing makeup for the May cover of Marie Claire. Compare her Allure cover with the Marie Claire one. Do you believe her? [Us Weekly] Keep reading »
Vice magazine recently ran a rather clever beauty story in their March issue (one that I missed because my ridic hipster days are long over, God bless ‘em). They asked several
American Apparel models “real girls” to apply their makeup without mirrors — like, ZOMG! — and had well-respected photographer Richard Kern snap the results. Now, I have to hand it to the girls: They didn’t do such a bad job, considering the circumstances. However, I do have a couple of problems with the gallery of images … Keep reading »
When you pick up a fancy “organic” powder, do you actually know what that means? We don’t. But we somehow have the impression that it’s a more wholesome and healthy product produced in a verdant field, far, far away from any industrial factories. Time to get educated. A recent report released by the FDA sets the record straight about what the organic label means.
What qualifies a beauty product as organic? Well[FDA.gov] Keep reading »
A woman can never have too many lip colors, and with lipstick’s big fashion comeback it’s never been more true! Not sure which sticks to snab? Here are a few tricks and tips to help you find your best lip colors. Keep reading »
Remember when your swept on black lipstick from the costume shop that Halloween you were a witch? Well, guess what? You’re a trend setter because dark dark dark lipstick is all the rage. Now the tricky part is staying on trend without making it an homage to a goth getup.
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Soccer fans will know that the FIFA World Cup touches down in Africa in a mere two and a half months, bringing with it an army of hot, athletic men. And while sports and makeup don’t usually come together terribly well — we’ve all seen the girl who wears full makeup to the gym — on this glorious occasion, they do. EDUN and Sephora have teamed up to create two limited-edition makeup palettes in honor of South Africa, the tourney’s lovely host. The lighter palette seems pretty easy to work into your makeup routine, and the crazier colors can be used sparingly or, as Style.com points out, as face paint for truly hardcore soccer fans. Pop by Sephora for a piece of the glory this May. [Style.com] Keep reading »
For those who wear their heart on their sleeves, they can now also wear their libido on their lips. Makeup company Too Faced has just come out with a new lip gloss called Mood Swing, which supposedly changes colors when you’re feeling all sexytime-ish. How does it work? The only details released about it is that the product is “emotionally activated,” and “reacts with a girl’s body chemistry.” How scientific! So, if Mood Swing does work, it might make faking one a bit more difficult (assuming a guy even pays attention to your lip color—yeah, right).
One more thing—why does this only work on women? (Maybe it wouldn’t change colors on men because they’re horny all the time?) [$18.50, TooFaced.com] Keep reading »
Japanese makeup brand Shiseido has gone high-tech with a digital makeup mirror that allows customers to get a makeover in real time without using any actual products. Launched in a Tokyo department store, the computer program shows video feedback of your face, which you can doll up with eye shadow, lipstick, and pretty much anything else available in the Shiseido range. For the super organized shopper, the device prints out a before and after sheet with product details.
We’ve seen a bunch of virtual try-on systems lately that have allowed users to sample anything from jeans to sunglasses. If this trend continues … will anyone even go shopping at all anymore? [Springwise.com] Keep reading »
OK, for reals, what is up with people trying to make little girls older than they really are? What happened to parents who refused to let their daughters wear makeup until a certain age? Suri Cruise is trotting around in high heels and now British star Katie Price has decided that she wants to create a makeup line for little girls, inspired by her own toddler. This isn’t the first time that Katie’s made headlines regarding her daughter Princess — just a month ago, her ex was furious about a picture published online showing their daughter in heavy makeup and false lashes. Keep reading »
Every time I go to Sephora to get some concealer in an attempt to cover up my under-eye zombie circles, some perky salesgirl tries to convince me that I can’t possibly apply said concealer without an army of extra brushes. Ditto on everything from blush to eyeshadow and even lip gloss. Unless you’re a hardcore beauty Nazi who insists on doing everything by the book though, it’s all kind of BS. You don’t really need different brushes for blush and powder or different layers of eye shadow; that just tends to get confusing and expensive. Find out which four brushes will get you through every makeup situation, after the jump. Keep reading »