While W may have Photoshopped out all that makes Jennifer Garner look like Jennifer Garner, they didn’t go wrong in the makeup department. Look at the fierce cat eye! Adore.
One problem, though: there’s no bigger beauty challenge than applying liquid liner. It takes a seriously steady hand, just the right mirror angle and an ounce of dumb luck to get it right. Seriously, when was the last time you tried to pull off the whole cat eyeliner look and emerged victorious? I’m pretty decent doing one eye—but I can’t very well go out with just one eye lined! I’ve got a few tips I stumbled upon in my quest for perfectly cat-eye lined lids, after the jump. Keep reading »
About a year ago, I began my obsessive relationship with Lancôme Ôscillation mascara. A day was not complete unless my lashes were adorned to perfection by the vibrating wand. Yes, it’s expensive, but I promise it is worth every penny. The day my mascara ran out was certainly a mourning moment indeed, causing me to rush to the store for replacements. Obviously, the beauty brand realized their genius invention, and now they’ve expanded the vibes into Ôscillation Powerfoundation, a mineral foundation. It also has a hefty price tag — $48 — but vibrates up to 7,000 times per minute (which supposedly creates even product distribution), claims 14 hour wear, and promises to make skin smoother and healthier. I’m sold. [Lancome] Keep reading »
Finding a new fragrance is a daunting task. I can never figure out whether I’m willing to commit to a scent after wearing it around the store or smelling and re-smelling a scent strip. To help indecisive perfume-buyers pick a new eau de something, Sephora has come up with a pretty genius concept. For $50 to $75, you’ll get a kit of deluxe perfume samples that includes fragrances like Stella McCartney Stella Eau de Parfum, DKNY Be Delicious Eau de Toilette, Kenzo FlowerByKenzo, and Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue. You can take your time (why not try wearing a different scent every day?) before redeeming the included voucher for a full-size bottle of your chosen fragrance. The kits are available for either men or women, and they’d make a great gift if you want to get someone a new fragrance but don’t have the nose for choosing one. [Sephora] Keep reading »
Just like fusion food, collaborations are (almost) always a good thing. Why not mix two brilliant things together to end up with an even more amazing product? The latest: Lilly Pulitzer has teamed up with MAC cosmetics to create a line of polishes, glosses, and shadows in typical bright, Hamptons-esque colors. Starting Jan. 7, you can pick up the cosmetics, which range from $12-32, at any MAC store. The makeup line is kind of a refreshing look in contrast to the dark vampy looks we’ve been seeing lately for fall/winter. And their timing really is perfect, given turquoise is the new Pantone color for 2010. [New York] Keep reading »
Shadow insurance? What’s that? According to makeup company Too Faced, it’s a way to prevent fading, creasing, and blurring of your eyeshadow. At first glance, this product might seem like something you wouldn’t really need. After all, do you really have that much of an issue with your eye makeup?
How it works, after the jump! Keep reading »
You could credit Tarina Tarantino as the woman who made your lingering childhood obsession with Hello Kitty (and anything else pink and plastic) justifiable. The funky jewelry designer’s specialty is taking girly toy-like charms, Lucite gems, flowery cameos, and bows, and somehow turning them into accessories appropriate for adults. Now, the magenta-haired expert has launched a cosmetics line for Sephora, which brings the Tarina spirit to shimmery lip glosses, neon makeup compacts, brushes, and earthy eye shadows.
Tarina, who apparently started out as a makeup artist, was very involved in the production of the collection. This is the first “designer collaboration” to come from Sephora … we wonder if they’ll curate more projects like this in a bid to become the Target of the beauty world. The line comes out later this winter, so keep your eyes peeled! (Not that you could miss the blindingly bright packaging.) Check out a few more pics after the jump. [Nylon] Keep reading »
The holidays are pretty important to most of us, although some of the reasons why are a little superficial. For example, it’s the perfect time to show off a new look, your hard work at the gym, and the outfit that took you hours to find. But are you aware of just how many hours are spent prepping for the season? Apparently, 312 of them, or so says a new study commissioned by Clothes Show Live. Shocking but true. In those 13 days, 72 hours are spent shopping for clothes while 48 hours are directed at accessories alone, 96 hours go to the gym, 63 hours add up the time you’ll chat with friends for advice,12 hours on hair styling, and 23 hours encompass the time spent getting pretty. Add to that 10 hours of magazine research and six hours of makeup inspiration searching. It sound exhausting just detailing all of the minute requirements to look “beautiful.” [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
For the next week or so, Estée Lauder makeup artists are offering free “put your best face in cyberspace” makeovers at a couple stores across America, which basically means they’re on the makeover train, again—but this time, they’re taking photos of you after your beauty upgrade. Why? Lauder wants to pretty up your Facebook (or Match.com or Twitter or…) photo. Apparently, one of their ads reads: “Your Beauty. Your Style. Your Profile.” And: “Get a great photo for your social network page, website or blog.” Wanna go? Well, better get booking an appointment; they start in some parts of the U.S. tomorrow. Here’s the list of ten counters nationwide that are offering the promo. [Estée Lauder] Keep reading »
It’s World AIDS Day, and if you’re not already active in promoting AIDS charities, you can give a bit of extra help by making some specific purchases. This year, brands like Stella McCartney, Converse, Armani, Mac, Kiehl’s, and others have created special promotions to raise awareness. After the jump, a rundown of the goods for good. Keep reading »