Posts tagged "makeup"

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,…
By: Rachel Krause / June 7, 2013

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…
By: Rachel Krause / June 5, 2013

Beauty How-To: Keep It Matte

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…
By: Rachel Krause / June 5, 2013

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 o…
By: Rachel Krause / May 31, 2013

Woman Claims She Got Herpes From Trying On Rihanna’s MAC 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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 30, 2013

Beauty How-To: Keep Your Lipstick Looking Fresh

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 i…
By: Rachel Krause / May 28, 2013

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…
By: Rachel Krause / May 28, 2013

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

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……
By: Rachel Krause / May 27, 2013

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…
By: Rachel Krause / May 24, 2013

Makeup Bag: World Goth Day Edition

Today, May 22nd, is World Goth Day. I didn't know that this was a thing until I saw something about it somewhere on the Internet, uh, yesterday, but it somehow makes sense that it comes two days after my birthday. I may no longer be as creepy as I was in high school (which i…
By: Rachel Krause / May 22, 2013

Beauty How-To: Covering It Up

Skin woes: I am intimately familiar with them. I enjoyed the first two decades of my life with a face as smooth, pale, and unblemished as an egg shell. I fielded endless compliments about the condition and clarity of my perfect skin, as well as many an elderly person croaking in my general direction that…
By: Rachel Krause / May 21, 2013

Miley Cyrus & 10 Other Celeb Powder Mishaps

Was Miley Cyrus twerking while her makeup team applied her glam look for the Maxim Hot 100 party? Miley is the mag's choice for hottest woman alive, but the chalky white makeup around her mouth makes her look more like the hottest ventriloquist doll. Like, from far away, her mouth looks like it has skin-colored bandages around…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 17, 2013

This New Lip Gloss Ad Would Like For You To “Spread Those Sexy Lips”

Hey, do you think this lip gloss ad from Vbeauté might have anything to do with … well … vaginas? Nah. What about that dress? No vaginas there either, right? [Refinery29]…
By: Rachel Krause / May 17, 2013

Beauty Cues: Never Miss A Beat This Summer

Beyonce sure has a lot going on lately (and, um, all the time): a massive tour, a controversial trip to Cuba, a rumored second pregnancy… But regardless of how much Queen Bey has on her plate, she never misses a beat when it comes to looking flawless, whether she's rolling in to…
By: Rachel Krause / May 16, 2013

Beauty How-To: Go Bronze Yourself

I don't know if I've ever mentioned this before, but I am Pale. Like, really pale, so pale it warrants a capital P for emphasis. I glow under black lights; practically all of my veins and arteries are peeking through my flesh braying for you to notice them; when I go out in public without…
By: Rachel Krause / May 15, 2013

Makeup Bag: 5 Subtle Glow-Boosting Bronzers

Exhibit A: I am not an expert on tanning, or anything even remotely having to do with tanning. My skin glows under those neon lights at the bowling alley. I am, however, sort of an expert (I flatter myself) on faking a healthy summer glow, when the last thing I am in actuality i…
By: Rachel Krause / May 12, 2013

14 Things Men Will Never Understand About Our Beauty Regimens (Demonstrated In GIFs)

Men! There are plenty of things about women that they don't understand, but they really, really don't understand what goes into our appearances. Sure, they sort of get why we might feel like we need concealer, or even lipstick. But when it comes to more nuanced beauty tricks, like filling in your eyebrows or using…
By: Rachel Krause / May 9, 2013

Beauty Cues: The 2013 Met Costume Institute Ball

If there's one thing we can say for certain about Monday night's "punk"-themed Met Gala, it's that there was certainly a lot to look at. Like, a lot. We hardly even know where to begin. There was the good, which was at its best over-the-top and in keeping (or attempted) with the misappropriated theme,…
By: Rachel Krause / May 8, 2013

Turkish Airlines Bans Crew From Wearing Red Lipstick, Nail Polish

Turkish Airlines has banned stewardesses from wearing red lipstick and nail polish, claiming bright makeup "impairs visual integrity." Critics say the restriction is a sign the moderate Islamic country is becoming more conservative, in particular towards women's sexuality. [Guardian UK] According to the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Carl Levi…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 7, 2013

Winging It: 10 Gorgeous Celeb Winged Liner Looks

Winged eyeliner is one of the most versatile, and most flattering, makeup looks around. It gets a bad rap for being difficult to achieve, but once you've got your technique down, you'll be able to nail it every time. Not only is there something that's just cool and insouciant about it, but a thick black…
By: Rachel Krause / May 3, 2013
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