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 »
While the customized movement in fashion makes us think we’re getting something special and personalized, too often it leaves us wanting more (we guess you could call that entitlement). For those who like things “just so,” there’s now Urban Outfitters‘ new custom makeup color mail-in program, which is just as awesome as it sounds. Looking for a lipstick to match your favorite dress? A gloss in the same shade as that sunset you snapped outside your window? A hue (that no one makes) to complement your go-to nail polish? Keep reading »
So, everyone is freaking out about Scarlett Johansson‘s new “wispy bob” that she showed off at the Mango Fashion Awards last week in Barcelona. We’re into the new ‘do, but are just as intrigued by Scar Jo’s makeup palette. Mixing gold, a smoky blue-green shadow, bold eyeliner, and nude lips, Scarlett adds a twist to the regular smokey eye. It’s certainly a special look, and not one we’d wear to the office, but something we’d consider making our go-to for the season’s nighttime beauty agenda. After the jump, some products to get you started and tips for how to do it yourself! Keep reading »
I didn’t start wearing makeup until I was in college, but nowadays putting it on is one of my favorite hobbies. I like playing with different colors, testing out different brands, piling on dark eyeliner if I’m feeling intense, rosy blush if I’m feeling perky, and forever trying to master the perfect Brigitte Bardot-style cat eye. I especially love the more intense makeup colors — teal eyeliner, purple shadow, dark red lipstick, etc. — and I think it’s kind of a travesty that these vibrant looks are often saved for nighttime outings to dark clubs and bars. So I’d like to propose a little dare … Keep reading »
We know you’re just dying to look like “Glee’s
” goody-two shoes Rachel Berry, right? OK, so she’s doesn’t sport the most covetable of styles, but we’re not quite sure why she’s so hated on, either. Maybe it’s because she’s not super glam and not ugly at the same time? One thing we can’t deny — she’s got a great face. Leave it to our favorite makeup tutorial lady on YouTube, GlowPinkStah
, to show us how to get the Rachel Berry look. Which, we gotta say, is pretty slammin’. Nice vocal stylings, too. [YouTube
] Keep reading »
When it comes to cosmetics, how important is the packaging to you? Are you likely to buy something just because it has something distinctive on it? Like, for example, MAC‘s new Disney-themed makeup collection, which features cartoon character designs of some of the empire’s villains like Cruella De Ville, the Evil Queen from Snow White, and Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. This is just our opinion, but to us, these products feel a bit like your normal MAC purchases simply re-packaged with new graphics. And we also kind of feel like from afar, pulling out an Evil Queen lip gloss from your purse might look like you’re lacquering up with the souvenir you got from your last Disneyland trip (or the souvenir you stole from your 11-year-old cousin’s makeup box). After all, regular Disney kid makeup (bottom lip gloss images) seem fairly similar, at least in the straightforward packaging and aesthetic. No? [Refinery 29, PartyCity] Keep reading »
This week some inspired bloggers are taking on a new challenge: a week without makeup, initiated by writer Rachel White of the blog Rabbit Write. Says White:
“It’s not about taking a week off because make-up is somehow bad or because not wearing it is better. It’s that by taking a week off, I should be able to understand my relationship to cosmetics more clearly. Why do I feel I need to sketch on eyebrow pencil before going to the grocery? To shellac my face before seeing a friend? And if I am going to a networking event or party, can I feel comfortable in anything less than contoured cheeks and caked on lashes?
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Fashion’s Night Out is on Friday, which means the fashion industry’s brightest bulbs will clack around New York City trying to get you to buy stuff. But makeup freaks everywhere await Chanel’s debut three new nail polishes: khaki brun, khaki vert, and khaki rose. Or, as I see them, baby poop brown, pea soup green, and bathtub grime red. Keep reading »
Three reasons we love nail polish:
- It’s something you can change about your look in a few minutes time.
- It’s a cheap and easy way to add something special to your wardrobe or outfit theme.
- The trends are always changing, making it a pleasant surprise to find that gray actually looks really sophisticated on your hands.
This fall, we’re cultivating our nail polish palette with muted hues of gray and brown, earthy tones, and some rich pinkish reds to remind us of the changing leaves. Check out our suggestions after the jump! Keep reading »
Not since the days of Cindy Crawford and plum-brown shades have we really rocked a matte lip. But Nars Cosmetics is bringing the texture back with the announcement of their new Pure Matte lipstick. Another lipstick debut that has garnered lots of blog attention recently—Tom Ford’s Private Blend collection, which features a super-glam, high-sheen finish.
Are you a matte or glossy kind of girl? For which seasons/occasions do you switch it up? [Talking Makeup, Luxist] Keep reading »