So, I’m late to this train, but apparently, every year, MAC Cosmetics asks their artists from around the world to submit their fantasy Halloween makeup looks that can be recreated for you and me. (Sort of a great way to put in minimal effort on the Halloween front—they paint your face and you throw on those randy cat ears you’ve still got kicking around from last year. An instant getup!) Check out a video on how they put together the makeup sheets, like the one above, into actual faces, on real-live people—after the jump! Keep reading »
We’ve been pretty fall fashion crazy around here lately, and while nothing beats slipping into some thick wool tights and soft, chubby cardigans, it’s also the time of year when it might be a good idea to switch up your beauty regimen a smidge, too. A few ideas, after the jump! Keep reading »
In Asia, where some women prize the “big eye” look which is more natural to Western women, some ladies opt for plastic surgery, some wear dramatic makeup, and others put on LED eyelashes. “LED Eyelash is a clever product that speaks to many Asian women’s desire for bigger eyes,” according to the gizmo’s creator. The apparatus includes headphones and a sensor that responds to head and eye movement. If the wearer moves her head or blinks her eyes, the lights flash. The contraption looks a little awkward to wear, but one imagines it would work wonders when flirting in a dark bar. [BuzzFeed
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Cue chorus of girlish squeals (or, um, not). But don’t these Pupa Kokeshi makeup dolls kind of remind you of your childhood? This brings us back to the days of princess-packaged blush, Polly Pockets, and all the other pretty things (or necessities) you’d carry around in your purse. The palm-sized dolls open up to reveal a range of fun colors to put on your face. Try swiping an eyeshadow in dark purple, pastel lavender, midnight blue, or charcoal.
Here’s our official plea to makeup companies to produce more lighthearted cosmetics! [Spoiled Brat] Keep reading »
Yeah, you like the sound of that, dontcha? Today Too Faced Cosmetics announced a 75 percent off sale of “vintage” products that will soon be discontinued. For example, their tinted lip balms are just $2 (they used to be $11), and this Glamour-To-Go pocket-sized kit contains lip glosses and eye shadows for $8, down from $18.50. Could be a nice, cheap way to stock up your makeup bag. Because we have seen your makeup bag. And we know you have a three-year-old lipstick in there.
Sale starts today and runs through Oct. 25. Check it out here. Keep reading »
‘Tis nearly the season of the dreaded flu shot. Those things hurt! And they make you feel awful for a day. Another alternative? LaRocca’s Shield Multi-Active lip balm contains bacteria-fighting ingredients like Camu Camu, a blend of amino acids and vitamin C, which helps strengthen your immune system. There’s also Cha de burge, which is another property used to help kill viruses. (Yeah, we’ve never heard of either of those before, either. But everything you read on the internet is true, right?)
“Anti-Microbal” elements aside, the balm also acts as a good lip moisturizer. Does it really fight off illness? We hear the psychosomatic benefits are wonderful. [$18, LaRoccaSkinCare.com via DailyCandy]
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We’ve gotten bored with the same old black, brown and gray liner that we use all the time. But rather than blowing money on a whole new set of colored liner, a few cosmetic companies make it really easy to turn your eyeshadow into smudge-proof liquid liner with liquid sealer. We tried one by Make Up For Ever and were immediately impressed by its awesomeness. We’ll show you how to use it after the jump. Keep reading »
When I hear stories about people who wake up at 5 a.m. to “put their face on,” I kind of feel like vomiting. (And if I weren’t too busy sleeping in, I would.) Honestly, it should never take more than about five minutes to put on totally passable makeup for the day. And if you pass the 20-minute mark, you’ve got way too much junk on your face. Here’s all you need to look good without waking up at the ass crack of dawn. Keep reading »
We are big lovers of red lipstick. But sometimes the full-on red lip is too much of a commitment. Our favorite low-maintenance alternative is a red lip stain that’ll leave you looking like you just ate cherry pie but managed to remain fabulous-looking.
Unfortunately, most stains don’t last nearly as long as they claim and prove either too watery or too sticky. So we were pleased to see that Sephora’s uber-inexpensive Lush Flush Wine Lip & Cheek Stain actually does the trick pretty well. It lasts a few hours, doesn’t cement your lips together and comes in the perfect shade of berry red. We like. [$10, Sephora] Keep reading »
The webs have been buzzing over MAC‘s much-anticipated new all-black collection, Style Black, for awhile now. We’re excited to report it finally launched today! We are not just talking about eyeliner here, we’re talking black lipstick, baby. Now, we’ve all decided that the latter is one helluva tricky trend, but today we’ve got options. The line includes three Glimmerglass glosses that make black lips a little more wearable: There’s Blackfire Sheer black with berry-ish pearl; Bling Black Sheer, which is translucent black with a gold glimmer; and, of course, Blackware Creamy, which is a true black for the truly brave. Either you like to roll goth-style or you don’t, but we definitely plan on snapping up a couple of the limited editions. Check out the whole collection here. Keep reading »