Shopbop.com, one of our favorite online sources for designer duds and accessories, and Sephora have released the limited-edition SEPHORA COLLECTION Palette Color Play 5 in 1 palette that was inspired by the Shopbop “Faces of Fashion” editorial look book. This makeup kit contains five distinct mini palettes based on the five fashion icons: “A Nod to Mod,” “Angelic Boudoir,” “Black is the New Black,” “Boho Bombshell,” and “Classics Never Die.” The palettes contain every color imaginable from taupe to black, pink to blue, and purple to green. What’s even better is that the kit comes with a portable mirror compact, so you can pop one of the mini palettes in and take it with you for makeup touch-ups on the go. And you can’t beat the value of $150 for $30. [Sephora] Keep reading »
We’d be happy with having this red tartan bag just because it’s perfect for transporting our tiny valuables–like our favorite lipstick, coins, or jewelry. But MAC sweetened the deal by adding VIVA GLAM V lipstick and lip gloss to the ‘Tis Noble to Give VIVA GLAM Lip Bag. What’s even better? All proceeds go to the MAC AIDS Fund to help support people living with HIV/AIDS.
A little birdie told us that Jelly Pong Pong’s eyeshadow would be irresistibly cute. For starters you have an ultra sweet bird detail sitting atop the pot, making it a perfect display item for your vanity. Second, the product features a unique blend of melted-down shadow, coconut oil, and vitamin E, which creates a “taffy texture” (think thicker than a cream). It’s also got a slight iridescent quality to it, so you can use it as a highlighter if you don’t feel like going all-out.
I’m not the type of woman who spends her money on one high-quality product — no, I’m a lots-of-little-cheaper-things, Forever 21-type of shopper. But when it comes to spending a little more money on much better quality makeup, Dior‘s Holiday Collection Makeup Palette For The Eyes will convert me. At $44, it’s a little pricey. But as a devoted smoky eye fan, it is hands-down the best smoky-eye color palette, as well as the highest quality eyeshadow, I’ve ever used. Keep reading »
As Thanksgiving feasts wind down, another great American tradition takes flight.
About 180 million people coast-to-coast take part in the shopping frenzy that is known as Black Friday — infiltrating still-dark parking lots like packs of scurrying ants during the wee hours of the morning, with coupons and flyers in hand in order to score the best bargain buy of the year.
But if you’re not prepared, braving those daunting crowds can feel like a hazing. A few simple steps can help you conquer the craze, and return home victorious — and in one piece. Read more … Keep reading »
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 »