Years ago, I was forced to accept my pale skin after burning my face so badly that blisters covered my nose. Now, while others slather on tanning oil with single-digit sun protection, I have to cover myself with a muumuu and wide-brimmed hat for fear of burning. If the Twilight Saga had been around earlier, I might not have had to endure the pain of a lobster red face or waited so long to stock up on SPF. According to the Daily Mail, women are embracing their pale skin following the release of “New Moon.” Keep reading »
We are forever looking for the perfect easy-to-apply eyeliner. Problem is, pencils often smudge and liquid can be a tad tricky for quick and easy application. That’s why we were so excited about Benefit‘s “Babe Cake” liner compact. It comes in half black, half brown and the liner is basically the consistency of eyeshadow with the look of liner when applied with an angle brush.
At first glance, things seemed to be going swimmingly between us and our new eyeliner friend. Unfortunately, the easy application comes at a price: mad smudging. Within an hour or so, the liner began to wear off a bit and, worse still, some transferred from above our lash line to the crease of our lids, resulting in all the downsides of the morning-after look with none of the benefits. Love Benefit, but sadly, Babe Cake simply didn’t work out for us. [$22, Benefit] Keep reading »
Here’s one of those celeb makeup moments that makes you go, “Hey, that’s a cool idea and looks pretty,” but then makes you think, “How would I ever really wear that?” Surely, Rihanna‘s pink eyeliner is a bit dramatic, and unless you’re going out to ’80s night (or an award show, whatever), it probably won’t fly in most situations (work, date, daytime look). However, tone down the intensity on that fuchsia, and it can become a really pretty complement to your skin tone. After the jump, instructions on how to get a subdued pink eye. [Clutch] Keep reading »
Shu Uemura’s Limited Edition Portable Brush Set is the perfect purse stuffer for a morning on the run. With lip, cheek, face, and eye brushes all packed into this pretty gold case, it may just inspire us to get made up on the go more often. [$85, Shu Uemura]
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Want to put a little piece of Paris in your pocket? Check out French makeup company Bourjois’ limited edition collection of eyeshadows and blushes, called “Rendez-vous à Paris.” Each compact features a vintage-inspired illustration of a Paris monument or landmark. A shimmery silver hue shows a picture of the grand opera house; a sultry black accent shadow comes with a faux old-fashioned photograph overlooking the Seine; the packaging for the Rose d’Or blush depicts the Eiffel Tower.
They’re only around for a little bit, so grab one up quickly. They’re the perfect stocking stuffers (or just a très chic present for yourself). [About $10 each, Asos.com] Keep reading »
NBC’s The Thread posted a piece on how to do your makeup on the subway, which got us thinking about situations in which we ladies use cosmetics in public. Not that we haven’t done it a million times before, but the thought of having to primp during your morning commute doesn’t sound very inviting. Not to mention, it’s an open invitation for people to stare at you as you make your horrifying mascara face (oh come on, everyone has one). Plus, it’s probs dangerous. Keep reading »
I don’t know about you, but I don’t hang on to lipsticks for long. They get lost in bar bathrooms, left in handbags, or simply fall off the face of the earth. And, of course, I can never remember the name of the shade that was oh-so-flattering. So, instead of losing time and money trying various colors until I find the right one yet again, I now keep a Word document with all the names of the lipstick colors, concealer tones, and eye creams I like but don’t buy often enough to remember off the top of my head. Thank you, “Products I Like” file, for reminding me that Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Berry Berry is my favorite lip color, because I lost another tube of it this week. Keep reading »
A few years ago, permanent makeup—tattooing on rouged lips or inking on eyebrows, for example—may have been laughed off as one of those crazy beauty fads that a handful of rich, desperate woman bought into. For most, the thought of eyeliner or lipliner tattoos probably conjures images of aged drag queen beauty. Shudder.
Apparently, however, there have been both some gross misunderstandings about the field, as well as advances. MyFashionLife talked with Sarah Jagger, a semi-permanent makeup artist to stars, whose approach to the procedure sounds much more rational, and quite honestly, awesome in principle. Yes, Jagger uses a needle and describes her work as “similar to tattooing,” but she doesn’t poke your skin with drastic ink. Keep reading »
We’re not entirely sure that Dior’s Lip Maximizer gloss actually made our lips look larger, but it did make them look gloriously shiny and leave us with a tingling sensation that we would like to believe meant it was working. The gloss claims that it will help reshape the contours of your lips in 15 days, but we’re a bit skeptical of that claim. They looked a little more luscious (we think…) for a short period of time, but the light pink lip gloss doesn’t strike us as having the stamina to create lasting Angelina Jolie Mouth. That said, $30 is a lot to spend on a lip gloss with dubious plumping abilities. But the color is that perfect mix of sheer and sparkly that won’t leave you looking like a hooker if you wear it during the day, so if you’ve got the money to spend, it’s kind of the perfect wear-it-whenever gloss, and the pretty packaging doesn’t hurt, either. [$30, Dior, Sephora] Keep reading »
Unless you’re a Neutrogena spokesmodel with flawless skin, you know there’s a huge difference between you with makeup and the bare-faced you. At least, I know this in my case. It’s not that my skin tone is that uneven or that I have so much acne, but I look like a completely different (and prettier) person with a swipe of foundation and a dab of concealer in the problem areas. Keep reading »