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Makeup Bag: 8 Essential Products For Holding On To Summer All Year Long

I hate to admit it, but the calendar doesn’t lie: September is approaching, and fast. It seems like just yesterday we were gearing up for spring, which turned out to be practically nonexistent, before summer came on hot and heavy. I may be in the minority here, but I would take a gloriously sunny, breezy late-August or early-September day over the oppressive humidity of July. Don’t get me wrong — that doesn’t mean I’m not feeling the universal sadness that comes with the end of the summer, but I’m definitely looking forward to cooler, more jeans-appropriate weather. For those of you who take the end of the season just a little bit harder than I, I understand, and to make things a little easier for you I’ve rounded up a selection of products that will give you that summer lovin’ feeling all year long, or at least until the next time June rolls around.

Beauty Test Drive: JK Jemma Kidd Primer

BTD: Orgasm Blush
Winona looks lovely in Nars Super Orgasm Blush. Read More »
BTD: Boi-Ing Concealer
Jessica thinks Benefit's Boi-in concealer is great for coverups. Read More »
BTD: Lip Butter
These Revlon lip butters look fab on Winona's sweet lips. Read More »

I’ve always thought primer was a slightly dodgy beauty product. Do I really need to put more gunk on my face, on top of my moisturizer and serum but under my makeup? Apparently so.

I’ll admit primer does keep foundation and concealer on my face longer, which is ideal for days that my skin is speckled with pre-period pimples. I usually wore a primer from Smashbox, but only on rare those premenstrual occasions. However, when Target sent me their JK Jemma Kidd Instant Life Skin Perfecting primer to try, I gave it a shot.   Keep reading »

The Naked Face Project: I Went Without Makeup (But I Shouldn’t Have To)

Are mascara and lipstick a feminist barometer? Recently, talk about makeup has heated up this old debate about the sociological significance of putting on a little face paint. Hillary Clinton not wearing any? Obviously she’s above paying mind to her appearance. Kim Kardashian wearing a ton? Insecure or somehow representative of her tabloid-fodder personality. How do we get it right? Can’t a girl just swipe on an apolitical dab of lip gloss?

I pondered this one recent morning, staring into the mirror, mouth agape in that “I’m applying mascara” way. As women, we’ve heard the arguments — makeup is a societal convention that forces women to put on a literal mask in order to be acceptable to the world.

But have we fetishized the act of going without makeup? Maybe I’m part of the problem — whenever I write about a celebrity tweeting a naked-faced photo on HuffPost Style, I describe them without fail as “radiant” and “fresh-faced.” Does that mean putting on foundation makes us blobby, dusty canvases who’ve succumbed to society’s expectation that women have to “pretty up” for the rest of the world? Read more…

Must Haves: 7 Tiny Makeup Bags For Your Everyday Essentials

Finding yourself out in public looking decidedly worse for the wear and without access to your trusted array of makeup is a total nightmare. It’s hard not to panic when, say, you’re encroaching on oil slick status en route to a spur-of-the-moment party, or you’ve spotted your ex across the Starbucks line and you don’t have so much as an errant lipstick on hand. Of course, lugging around your entire face-painting collection is impractical and virtually impossible, but it’s always important to have the essentials stashed away, you know, just in case. These seven makeup bags are petite enough to fit in a satchel, but have just enough room for the basics, not to mention the tiny coordinating treats you may just want to throw in, too …

Must Haves: White Tanks
Must Haves: 10 Unfussy White Tank Tops To Pair Perfectly With Everything
These ten not-so-simple white tanks go with anything. Read More »
Must Haves: Heeled Booties
Must-Haves: 10 Pairs Of Short Booties Perfect For Any Occasion
Need a lift? Read More »
Must Haves: Red Dresses
You'll have him seeing red, in the best way possible. Read More »

The Top Three Beauty Trends To Watch (And Emulate) This Fall

Brace yourselves: it’s time to start considering fall beauty. It seems like just yesterday we were discussing our lighter, more low-maintenance summer beauty routines, but the forecast will be replete with smoky eyes and vampy lips before we know it. I look to the Autumn/Winter runway shows for a bit of insight into what we’ll be seeing on the red carpet in the coming months — and if celebrity trends are any indicator, we should all be in search of that perfect burgundy lipstick. Click through for a selection of fall looks straight off the catwalk, along with a few simple steps to wearing them yourself.

Watch: Chanel Goes Dada With A New Teaser For Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Gets Trippy
Flashbacks! Read More »
Chanel's New Muse
Hint: she's more like a mews. Read More »
Chanel's Bedazzled Brows
Models sported sparkly brows at a recent Chanel show. Read More »
Men Hate Women Who ... Read? Reap? Weep?

In the vast, ever-evolving cosmos of luxury makeup, Chanel unfailingly offers some of the very best — and they come with gorgeous artsy videos, to boot. The brand has been teasing us with short promotional flicks advertising their upcoming Rouge Allure reformulation for some time, and what this new video lacks in the hypnotic factor of the one that came out in July, it makes up for in quirky charm. The minute-long film is a homage to Erwin Blumenfeld, a Dadaist photographer responsible for a number of memorable Vogue covers back in the ’30s and ’40s. The new lipstick shades are to die for (and, for a Chanel makeup hoarder like me, an absolute must-have) and the video is just as alluring (heh) as its namesake, but the voiceover bit towards the end is a touch questionable. “Men hate women who …,” what? You’ll just have to listen for yourself. [Fashionista]

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