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Morning Quickies: Study Says Makeup Makes Women Seem More Competent

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  • Makeup makes women seem more competent, likable, trustworthy and (duh) attractive, according to a new study by Procter & Gamble, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston University and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Interestingly this phenomenon starts as early as birth. Sadly, it’s not exactly news that some women can suffer consequences for not wearing makeup. [ABC News]
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Rediscovering Gold Lipstick

Ask any of my friends about my signature makeup look, and they’ll tell you that I love a bold lip–either red or purple–it doesn’t matter as long as it’s noticeable. But lately, I’ve rediscovered my favorite lip color in high school — IMAN Citron. I used to slather on this gold lipstick when I wanted to feel older than my 16 years. And now at almost 31, it’s strange how this lipstick color reminds me of my youth … and the different beauty looks of my life. Keep reading »

Becoming A Sara Rue Redhead? Here’s How To Do Your Makeup

Deciding to make a drastic hair color change is quite a daunting task, but figuring out how to adjust your makeup look can be even worse, especially if you’re going from dirty blond to Sara Rue red. Such is the dilemma of reader Rachel, who sent us a beauty distress mayday recently. You see, Rachel is worried about clashing her lip and eye colors with her new dark red hair, but she needn’t worry because TF has her covered. First off, let us congratulate Rachel for having the guts to go from one hair color extreme to another. Let us also say that we would never criticize or caution against wearing any color of eyeshadow, lipstick, or blush regardless of hair color. Makeup is supposed to be fun, right?! So if you like a particular color then, by golly, wear the hell out of it. It’s all about attitude, and don’t forget that makeup can be wiped or washed off. Keep reading »

Turning Your Brown Eyes Blue

Well, technically, I’m keeping my brown eyes brown (I like them that way) but want to experiment with lining them in blue. Nars’ larger than life long-wear eyeliner in “Rue Saint-Honore” should add some drama to my fall face, making my natural eye color pop. Cobalt here I come.

[$23.00 Nars Cosmetics]

M.A.C. Teaches How to Get Fuller Lips Fast


This M.A.C. video tutorial showed up in my inbox this morning and I’m loving it.

It’s a quick, easy way to make it look like you have the fullest, most luscious lips in town — and you probably already have the products to do the job in your makeup drawer. Love it!

My favorite secret is the one about highlighting the cupid’s bow of your lip with a cream base. I would probably use a bit of undereye concealer there, which would be just a tiny bit lighter than your normal skin tone. Read more… Keep reading »

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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