- Guys, please let this photo of Jennifer Lawrence be a lesson in self-tanner restraint. [StyleList]
- Your makeup brushes might be giving you acne. Also, when’s the last time you cleaned your tweezers? Ew. [Total Beauty]
- Wanna look like Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction? Urban Decay just launched a five-piece beauty collection to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the movie. [InStyle]
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BB cream, the all-in-one beauty product we borrowed from the beauty geniuses in East Asia, just became even more inclusive—it now packs in a self tanner, too. If you’re like me and find getting your face as tan as the rest of of your body damn near impossible, this is a godsend.
Click here for all the details on this magic product!
- Is it eye makeup, primer, foundation, power? Or lipstick, primer, eye makeup, foundation? Looks like the jury is still out on what exactly is the proper order to apply makeup. [Jezebel]
- To celebrate the World Cup, here are the 20 most stylish men of soccer. Score! [Elle]
- Not quite ready to take the plunge into permanent ink? Here are 15 temporary tattoos that will suffice for the interim. Actually, they’re so good you might just wear one of these instead of getting the real deal. [Buzzfeed]
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- If you’ve binge-watched the entire second season of Orange is the New Black (ahem, like me), then you’re probably curious what beauty secrets are even necessary to achieve a prison-chic look. Here’s your answer. [The Cut]
- Hold the phone: Comedian Melissa McCarthy is collaborating with Daniella Pearl on a plus-size clothing line. This is very exciting news. [Refinery 29]
- Oohhh, the things we’d do for a magic lip stain that knew exactly which color looked best. Could this lime green-encased henna variety be our godsend? [Man Repeller]
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Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multicolor SPF 15 in 02, left, and 01, right. (Photo via Chanel.)
When it comes to getting a faux glow, I’ve had experiences with the not so good (chalky orange bronzers), the very bad (zebra-like streaks from self-tanners), and the hideously ugly (actual lay-down tanning beds—oof!). How I’ll be scoring a healthy, sun-kissed glow this summer: Chanel’s brand-spanking-new Healthy Glow compact.
Yeah, but it’s $64. Are you serious?
Photo via My New Pink Button.
Shoppists, I’m here to introduce you to labia makeup. Haven’t heard of it yet? The makeup—which has been around for some time but has just gotten more buzz of late—was created by My New Pink Button and it’s designed to “restore the youthful pink color back to your labia.” To think, here we were fretting about gray hairs when we really should have been worried about the color of our labias! In any case, the stain comes in four shades, each with sassy names weirdly reminiscent of your grandmother (think: “Bettie” and “Marilyn”, which is described as “good for beginners”). The Dye System Kit includes 20 disposable applicators, a mixing dish, labia colorant dye and an instructional guide. This is good: You don’t want to mess around down there, ladies.
The whole ‘labia makeup’ thing originally struck me as unnecessary, but as someone who’s read about women putting blush on their nipples to increase pink-ness (don’t ask), I started to think that maybe My New Pink Button was on to something. After all, vajazzling took over the world. Perhaps the beauty industry’s just been spending too much time thinking above the belt. So I ventured below it to sleuth out other questionable nether-region beauty treatments. The first thing I noticed? It seems Philly is a hotspot for vaginal beauty treatments. (Who knew?)
Keep reading. You know you’re curious.
My cat-eye weapon: Stila’s Say All Day Liquid Eyeliner.
I’m fiercely loyal to the items in my makeup bag (which, in case you’re wondering, is this Rebecca Minkoff monogram pouch). Try as I might to love Diorshow and Maybelline’s Great Lash, I always come back to L’Oreal’s Voluminous mascara (the one with the curved wand). And with the exception of a few dalliances with MAC, Benefit and Laura Mercier foundations, I’ve never strayed too far from Clinique’s Superbalanced Makeup. But the ultimate weapon in my beauty arsenal is my eyeliner: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. Seriously, guys, you need to try this.
I know, waterproof liquid eyeliner sounds scary. But it’s not! Keep reading.
Facial hair isn’t the only thing that have Philly men turning to the cosmetics aisle. There’s a new school of image-conscious guys out there who go bespoke, have serious opinions on beard oil, and aren’t afraid to wear a little bit of mascara. We saw it coming: Last fall, fashion and beauty industry moguls like Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford dropped male grooming lines that featured everything from lip balm to bronzer and concealer. (Yes, bronzer.) For ages, women have had the upper hand when it comes to fixing their “flaws” with makeup. Love it or hate it, we’ve at least got the option to wear a bit of concealer when we have a zit, or a smidge of blush when we’re looking pallid. Guys, though, they’re on their own. Well, until now.
Think your man doesn’t wear concealer? Think again.
I’m a major proponent of step-by-step visual instructions. That’s why I was so excited when I stumbled across this treasure chest of makeup inspiration on Refinery29. The artsy video (complete with popping noises that recall VH1’s Pop Up Video) was made by Dutch makeup artist Ellis Faas in conjunction with I Love You magazine. It’s split into multiple segments, each of which highlights a makeup look how-to. The best part is that each step is displayed on the screen, which means you can see how the look will build with every cosmetic addition (this will save you crafty cotton swab clean-up later on). Plus, the looks are supplemented with variations to suit your taste or coloring (think: 20 different lipstick shades). Perhaps unsurprisingly, our favorite is the eyeliner segment (1:24). Sure, some of the looks skew more Gaga than most of us could pull off for everyday wear, but many of them we can totally see ourselves rocking. You’ll have to pry our felt-tipped eyeliners from our fingers.
Click here for pure makeup artistry heaven.
Thank you, Smashbox! Even though I always thought I had round eyes, turns out my peepers are actually almond-shaped. Why does it matter? According to Smashbox’s global lead artist Lori Taylor Davis, just as your body shape determines which clothes look best on you, so too does your eye shape determine what sort of eye makeup you should wear. What’s your eye shape? Pull out a mirror and watch the video below to find out, then keep reading for video tutorials on how to apply makeup that best suits your shape.
Now your know your eye shape! Click here for your best makeup look.