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Beauty How-To: Banish Undereye Circles

Covering It Up!
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Bronzing Basics
Laying down the bronzing law. Read More »
Make Lipstick Last
How to keep your lip color looking fresh all day long. Read More »
Breakdown: Contouring
Class 101 on facial contouring. Read More »
How To Cover Under Eye Circles

Under-eye circles! They’re an ever-hot topic amongst ladiez, and it’s no wonder why — everybody has them, but pretty much nobody knows how to deal with them. There are a million so-called “remedies,” like eating less salt, drinking more water, drinking less alcohol, and getting more sleep, but why even try to change your lifestyle when you can just cover those bitches up like a pro? Or maybe you do all those things already, and your dark circles still won’t budge. Whatever the case, THERE IS A WAY OUT. Keep reading »

Black Magic: 10 Celeb Black Shadow Looks

My love of black eyeliner and eyeshadow is well-documented, and for good reason: it’s the most versatile of makeup, and can be used to create a limitless variety of looks. Why stop at a smoky or cat eye when there are vast possibilities to be experimented with? If you’re in need of some inspiration, check out these 10 totally different black shadow and liner looks on celebs…

Makeup Bag: 5 Luminizers To Light Up Your Summer Look

Highlighter is one of those beauty products that you didn’t know you needed until you tried it. Dotted along cheekbones to emphasize bone structure, on the brow bone for bright eyes, or swept over collarbones for a sultry summer look, there’s a multitude of ways to wear it, and they’re all equally stunning. Get the details on 5 of our favorite luminizing products, after the jump… Keep reading »

Pink Lipstick Looks
Pink Ladies: Celeb Lipstick Looks
Ten celebs with pink lipstick we envy. Read More »
Multitasking Makeup
Brightening bases for effortless summer skin! Read More »
Perfect Bronzer Picks
Look no further for a subtle summer glow. Read More »

Beauty How-To: Keep It Matte

Make Lipstick Last
How to keep your lip color looking fresh all day long. Read More »
Covering It Up!
The best ways to conceal unfortunate facial activity. Read More »
Bronzing Basics
Laying down the bronzing law. Read More »

The cusp of summer is a good time to start talking about how to control oily skin. I mean, I talk about oily skin constantly, because I have it, so I am almost always complaining about it because such is my nature. But everyone gets a little bit greasy come summer, running around in the heat and wearing sunscreen and all (you are wearing sunscreen, right?), and while I can’t help you keep your face completely dry and sweat-proof constantly (impossible, bro, let me tell you), I may just be able to help you keep your face looking presentable! What more can you ask for when it’s 8 million degrees and it’s all you can do just to keep your goddamn clothes on? That’s what I thought. Keep reading »

Blue Velvet: 10 Celeb Blue Eyeshadow Looks

Blue is the most intimidating of eyeshadow colors, given that it’s frequently associated with the terribleness double whammy that is both the poor style choices of the ’80s and Tammy Faye Bakker. And yet! There are so many shades of blue, and so many ways to wear it, that to eschew wearing the color on eyes altogether would be downright foolish. Not convinced? Check out these 10 gorgeous blue eyeshadow looks on these lovely celeb ladies…

Woman Claims She Got Herpes From Trying On Rihanna’s MAC Lipstick

Beauty How To
How to find your perfect natural lip shade. Read More »
Pink Lipstick Looks
Pink Ladies: Celeb Lipstick Looks
Ten celebs with pink lipstick we envy. Read More »
Lipstick 101: Bold Shades
How to find the perfect bold lipstick for you! Read More »
rihanna riri woo lipstick

So, you guys, this is basically my worst fear EVER: a woman says she got herpes from using a tester tube of lipstick! Starkeema Greenidge of Harlem attended a Rihanna concert earlier this month, where the makeup brand MAC was holding a popup shop and selling Rihanna’s new RiRi Woo lipstick. Like many a woman before her, Greenidge sauntered over to the tester tubes and tried the RiRi Woo lipstick on. An employee even told her to “press her lips together and spread the lipstick around.” And that’s when, according to Greenidge’s lawsuit against MAC, that she got HERPES. Two days after the Rihanna concert, a cold sore appeared on her lip, which her doctor diagnosed as oral herpes. Now she’s suing the company for not using a “fresh or new lipstick tube,” which is “unsanitary and exposing patrons to possible spread of disease.” Well now. Aren’t germs and possible diseases kinda the risk you run by testing communally-used makeup inside a store? MAC is not going to open a fresh lipstick for every single patron because that would be expensive and wasteful. They probably should either disinfect each lipstick or should wipe the top, used part of lipstick off before each new use. But I am a major germophobe and vigilant about wiping lipsticks whenever I test colors. Vigilance! It seems like the best defense of public grossness. Trust no one, Starkeema Greenidge. [Clutch Magazine]

Beauty How-To: Keep Your Lipstick Looking Fresh

Covering It Up!
The best ways to conceal unfortunate facial activity. Read More »
Bronzing Basics
Laying down the bronzing law. Read More »
Breakdown: Contouring
Class 101 on facial contouring. Read More »

For me, warm weather months are high time to turn to lipstick as an all-encompassing beauty look. Or maybe I should just go ahead and say that my desire to apply primer and foundation and concealer and blush and bronzer and eyeliner and eyeshadow and mascara blahblahblahblahfhdfghjkfdk wanes into nothingness and I’m like, “What is the absolute minimum I can do to distract people from all of the other things that may or may not be going on on my face?” The answer is almost always a bold, yes, you’ve got this, distracting lip (and when it isn’t, it’s just staying within the confines of my home, protected from the eyes of Others).

But it’s not the decision to wear the lipstick that’s the problem (nope, that’s a no-brainer) — it is the continual wearing of the lipstick, and the attempt to keep the lipstick not just on the face but looking, if not quite freshly-applied (probably not gonna happen, sorry for the misleading title, perjury, whatever), acceptable. There are so many things that can go wrong over the course of a day: feathering, smearing, smudging, dryness, whatever you call it when there’s, like, pieces showing. These things don’t just look bad (and gross, ugh, those pieces are so gross), they’re also straight up annoying. In my bold lipstick-wearing (and chapped lips-having) tenure, I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks, if not outright solutions, along the way. Keep reading »

Would You Wear: This Graphic Liner Look?

My beauty mantra is pretty much “all eyeliner, all the time.” I live and die by my black Maybelline Line Stiletto (at present time, I own four) and a flicked cat eye, but I also dabble in creams, gels, pencils, and powders in any and every shade of the rainbow. But one thing I have never endeavored to do is extend my liner past the inner corner.

The subject first arose after Julie and I both saw the glorious “Moonrise Kingdom” last year and got all obsessed with Suzy Bishop’s eye makeup (center). Yes, it was technically part of a bird costume, but it looked so cool, and weirdly kind of … wearable? A similar, but slightly more severe, look popped up on January Jones at the Met Ball a few weeks ago, and then again on Fergie over this past weekend. It is now effectively impossible to ignore — this might be a thing. The application varies in these three looks, but they all have in common that they swoop past the inner corner and down towards the nose, where eyeliner does not typically dare to venture. Put me down as being into it (and mmmmmaybe going to give it a subtle try tomorrow, depending on how I feel in the morning) — but what do you think? Also … what do we call this? [Fergie photo via Fame/Flynet]

Beauty Cues: Marion Cotillard’s Soft, Simple Cannes Look

Bronzing Basics
Laying down the bronzing law. Read More »
Covering It Up!
The best ways to conceal unfortunate facial activity. Read More »
Breakdown: Contouring
Class 101 on facial contouring. Read More »

Why not leave the heavy makeup at home this Memorial Day and opt for something a touch softer instead, like Marion Cotillard’s romantic, slightly smoky-eyed look from Cannes? It’s simple, fresh, and easily recreated with just a few products that you probably already have stashed in your makeup bag… Keep reading »

Pink Ladies: Celeb Lipstick Looks

Nothing says summer more than a punchy pink lip, even when that so-called “summer” weather is leaving something to be desired. Brighten up your day — and, yes, everyone else’s — with one of these celeb-inspired lipstick looks. Running the gamut from a subdued pop with a glossy finish to full-on metallics, there’s something for everyone, even the faint of heart.

Bronzing Basics
Laying down the bronzing law. Read More »
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