Posts tagged "makeup"

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, and…

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 Levin (D-MI), there are…

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

Makeup Bag: Multitasking Makeup For Effortless Summer Skin

It's getting warmer out there … which means many things. One of them is that it's high time to chuck your heavy winter foundations in favor of something lighter, less smothering, and preferably the kind of simple one-step product that you can just smooth on and go. This is not the time to be painstakingly…

By: Rachel Krause / May 3, 2013

Orthodox Jewish Woman Sues Lancome On Faulty Foundation Claims

Makeup companies tout lofty, unrealistic claims all the time. These include, but are not limited to … uh, well, almost everything they say? Working with beauty products all the time (and, let's be honest, in my spare time, too) means that I don't expect much from promises of "all-day wear" and a "flawless complexion." There…

By: Rachel Krause / May 1, 2013

Beauty How-To: Find Your Perfect Natural Lip Shade

There are a few things that every makeup-lovin' lady needs to have in her arsenal. It's sort of like the difference between romantic prospects and friends: bold lipsticks and punchy eyeshadows come and go, but your Holy Grail products are forever. The perfect foundation that matches your complexion exactly and makes it look flawless; the…

By: Rachel Krause / May 1, 2013

Emma Stone Proves It’s Possible To Love Her Even More

Cosmopolitan: What makeup do you think guys like on a girl? Emma Stone: I could care less. I think women should wear whatever makeup they want for themselves. Makeup should be fun. -- Well said, Emma Stone. Well said. [Cosmopolitan]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 29, 2013

Makeup Bag: The Best Of International Beauty Products

My product stash has a serious case of wanderlust. Cleanser from England, toner from Australia, moisturizer from France — I may not be in any position to travel the world over, exactly, but my skin definitely is. The origins of these 8 products read like a guestbook at the United Nations, so you don't eve…

By: Rachel Krause / April 26, 2013

Makeup Bag: Bright Spring Color For Lips, Eyes, And Cheeks

Spring and summer makeup is all about color. On lips, on cheeks, on eyes, on nails — wherever you decide to put it, you're going to want to make it pop. We can't recommend wearing all of them at once, but there's nothing like a slick of vibrant color somewhere on an almost-bare face to…

By: Rachel Krause / April 25, 2013

Kelly Osbourne Needs To Step Away From The Bronzer, Stat

I can't be sure if Kelly Osbourne's unfortunate mishap is the result of an overzealous bronzer application, or whether self-tanner is to blame — really, it could go either way. But Kelly usually has such lovely fair skin, and it goes so well with her glamorous, edgy vibe… As a lifelong Extra Pale, I alway…

By: Rachel Krause / April 23, 2013

Ever Wonder What Barbie Looks Like Without Makeup?

It's always interesting to see our favorite celebs without makeup, and now, thanks to graphic artist Eddi Aguirre, we can also get a glimpse of what the most famous doll in the world might look like sans fards. Barbie has under-eye bags and flyaways? You better believe it! [Boing Boing]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 18, 2013

Makeup Bag: The Best Of Blotting Papers For Summertime Skin

There's nothing sexier than a sweaty face in the summertime, am I right? As the self-proclaimed Sweatiest Person of All Time (no wonder everyone wants to date me!), I'm kind of an expert when it comes to the best methods of controlling oily skin when the temperatures rise. First things first: as little clothing and…

By: Rachel Krause / April 16, 2013

Her Nails Were Like Robin’s Eggs

Could there be anything more spring-y than speckled eggs? Easter may be over, but Illamasqua's limited edition speckled nail polishes in tan, pink, green, violet or blue  mean you can have nails like robin's eggs all year. Or malted milk balls. Or melted chocolate chip ice cream. You know, pretty stuff. Plus, Illamasqua's polishes are…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2013

Rihanna Debuts RiRi Woo Lipstick For MAC

Red lipstick aficionado Rihanna is jumping in the create-your-own-lipstick game for MAC, debuting a dark red color called RiRi Woo on May 3. Obviously the name is a twist on MAC's famous red Ruby Woo lippy. [Telegraph UK] Also, John Mayer is supposedly hitting on Rihanna after breaking up with her BFF Katy Perry. Figures.

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 10, 2013

The Simplest 3-Step Guide To Getting The Grime Out Of Makeup Brushes

How frequently do you clean your makeup brushes? If you feel at all ashamed about your answer to that question, stop, because mine is worse. That's right: despite applying makeup almost daily, using various brushes to do so, and spending approximately one-third of my overall life hours thus far fretting over the quality of my…

By: Rachel Krause / April 9, 2013

Kourtney Kardashian Calls Scott Disick Out For Borrowing Her Makeup

Cover boy, Lord, American Psycho — Scott Disick is a man of many wonders. He is almost single-handedly responsible for everything Good and Hilarious to happen on all things "Kardashian" as of late insofar as he is uncompromisingly ridiculous and it brings me pure joy. In the latest episode of "Kourtney & Kim Take Miami,"…

By: Rachel Krause / April 9, 2013

6 Pinterest-Approved Ways To Organize Your Makeup Stash

If the eyes are the windows into the soul, then makeup bags are the windows into clutter shame.  Unfortunately, I've got lots: from my closet to my dresser drawer to my bathroom to on top of my dresser, my makeup takes up more per-square-inch space than I do. There's got to be an easier way…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 8, 2013

5 Fresh Cream Blushes For A Spring Flush Year-round

Year after year, the look for spring and summer involves a requisite "pop of color." Lipstick, liner, nails, what have you, it's all about looking fresh and "natural" with a touch of vibrant contrast. I know full well that the absolute last thing you want to do come rising temperatures is put on more makeup……

By: Rachel Krause / April 4, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Dermalogica SkinPerfect Primer

I've had my tube of Dermalogica SkinPerfect Primer for awhile now, and for most of that time I've used it occasionally when I needed an extra layer of coverage for under my eyes or to conceal redness around my nose. I liked it a lot, but it probably wouldn't have made it into my deserted…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 28, 2013

5 Tried-And-True Face Powders For Effortless Airbrushed Skin

Of all the beauty products in the world, powder probably gets the worst rap. Just the name conjures images of chalky, pasty texture and little puffs and getting it all over your clothing… but it doesn't have to be that way! Not anymore, at least — I can't vouch for my grandmother's generation, but the…

By: Rachel Krause / March 26, 2013
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