It’s hard to say goodbye to summer beauty favorites, like tinted moisturizer and brightly-colored lips and nails, but why stress about seasons past when there’s all sorts of makeup fun to be had in fall? If saying goodbye to summer has got you down, we suggest these 16 products, from skincare and makeup to hair and nails, for putting some beauty-loving spring back in your step. After all, next summer is only nine months away, so enjoy this autumn while it lasts…
I’m not trying to brag here, but I get a lot of free makeup. Like, a lot. Not only is it more than enough to feed my product addiction, previously believed to be insatiable, but at this point I have so much makeup I don’t even know what to do with it anymore. Seriously, I won’t let anyone, regardless of gender, leave my home without a bag full of loot. Suffice it to say, I do not go out of my way to purchase new stuff — in fact, until yesterday, I hadn’t set foot in my old stomping grounds (the Sephora in Union Square, obvs) in god knows how long. Six months? A year, even? Practically unheard of!
When I heeded its siren call at long last, trust me when I say that I had no intention of spending any money. I didn’t even HAVE any money. What I did have was some time to kill and a tepid interest in checking out some new products and spritzing perfume on my sweaty, barely presentable self before meeting this gentleman for some guacamole. And yet! Being as it is that I am Me, and that I love Items, I could not leave empty-handed. I could never leave Sephora empty-handed; that would be a cardinal sin. But so frequently I leave with an item (or items) that I regret having purchased in record time. I haven’t even made it to the subway by the time I’m like, “Should I turn my ass around and return this right now?” This is not the case with Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Color. In fact, I think I may have fallen in love last night, and not with my dinner date. Keep reading »
I don’t know about you, but I always like to check in on my favorite former “Jersey Shore” stars. Otherwise I kind of start to worry about them, you know? Take Deena Cortese, for example — if I didn’t throw her name into my Google search bar once in a while, I’d never know what she was up to. Lo, here she is at InTouch Weekly‘s VMA after party, sporting allllllll of the makeup and what appears to be yet another brand new face. Deena, it seems, cruelly left approximately no makeup for her friend Jenni Farley to wear to the event, because JWoww is looking fresh-faced as hell! I’m not even being sarcastic like I usually am; JWoww looks great. I’m even willing to overlook her stupid glittery Princess of Party City dress, because this is really a step in the right direction. Take note, little meatball, as you embark on your new singing career.
Sit down, everybody, and let’s talk about that most elusive of all makeup looks, the majestic, seemingly intangible unicorn that is Perfect Skin. One need not be born with — nor consume only omega-3 rich fishes, avocado, and $12 green juices to acquire — perfect skin to appear as if one has perfect skin, do you follow? One need certainly not spackle on layers of HD foundation, either, because that never seems to result in perfect skin but rather “whoa, that’s a lot of makeup” skin. If your skincare routine isn’t quite up to snuff, and your diet includes more Keebler elf cookies than kale, that’s your life, your choice, bro, and it shouldn’t stand in the way of you looking like the portrait of glowing health. Isn’t makeup the best?
I had the kind of no-makeup-necessary perfect skin that strangers commented on my entire life, including the quintessential 12-15 greasy years, and then suddenly, randomly, INFURIATINGLY started developing skin probz (acne, clogged pores, oiliness, scarring, redness, whatever), like, five whole years after I foolishly assumed I would be in the clear for life. I’ve always been fairly (lol) vain, and my skin had never been something I had to worry about, but when it did become a concern, I learned pretty quickly how to fake the same flawless skin I used to wake up with. I mean, is it as good as the real thing? No, definitely not, but it’s still pretty damn good. Keep reading »
Lolwhat. Allow me to present to you Benefit’s new “Real Men Don’t Fake It” video spot, feat. some bulges, babes, and Vinny of “Jersey Shore” infamy doing… yoga? And all this for mascara! Not safe for work, my friends, not safe for work. (All said, that mascara is pretty fucking great… but big dick great? Not so sure.) [via Jezebel]
Emma Pickles isn’t the only makeup artist that’s wowed us with her skill: meet Carly Paige, a Montreal-native with an incredible talent for using makeup to become any number of famous figures in pop culture: everyone from Mystique to Pee-Wee Herman! Though for now she’s working in a Sephora, you can tell it won’t be long before she’s living her dream of doing makeup for movie sets. Don’t believe us? Check out this gallery of her work! It’s guaranteed to impress. And, for reference, check the source for a picture of what the artist looks like under all of that makeup. Read more at The Mary Sue…
It’s rare that Amanda Seyfried — she of the rapturously ethereal angel/alien features, porcelain complexion, and long, thick, never-dyed flaxen hair — ever misses the mark on a beauty look. (I mean, don’t you think it would take some serious, bad-intentioned effort for a makeup artist to fuck up a face like that?) Time and time again, Amanda has sported the kind of makeup that makes us go, “That. On my face. Now.” This look from the Hollywood premiere of her new film, “Lovelace”? I would sell my soul. And yeah, I’m putting that in writing. (That said, I sincerely doubt that the price on my soul would be very high, but the principle stands.) The good news for me and my (affordable!!!!) soul is that, despite looking like a million, trillion bucks, this shimmery eye makeup is shockingly, almost LAUGHABLY, easy to achieve. Let’s get a closer look, and then I’ll break it down… Keep reading »
Welcome to the newest edition of Totally Coveted, our new whenever series documenting all the super ridiculous crap we want but (probably, most certainly) are too sensible to buy. Hey, a girl can dream — about $1,200 shoes — can’t she? Take a peek at what we’re coveting, and then tell us what you’re lusting after in the comments! Keep reading »
Chronic makeup-to-bed-wearer here. As such, I read with interest a new, very scientific study undertaken by Anna Pursglove, a writer over at the Daily Mail, who spent a month wearing her makeup to bed (and basically not washing her face) to see what might happen.
Short answer: It’s not pretty. Keep reading »
Last weekend I popped into Sephora to restock my basic brown eyeliner and stumbled out hours later, hundreds of dollars poorer, with an armful of fuchsia lip gloss and a gnarly perfume hangover. The worst part? This happens every single freakin’ time I go to Sephora. I really should know better by now, but after polling the rest of the Frisky staffers, I’ve realized that Sephora psychosis is a universal experience. We all must accept that there are certain things that will happen every time you visit this Mecca of Makeup, no matter what your intentions or how much you try to resist. They are as follows… Keep reading »