Posts for February 18th 2009
We're nowhere near the end of Fashion Week, but there are already some great ideas to inspire your look today. Easy rocker-girl hair? Yes, and so much more. Read on to see eight easy trends to incorporate into your look . . . all before the fashionable festivities are over.
With Fall Fashion Week in full swing in NYC, FabSugar and I have checked out some amazing shows and picked up tons of great tips for you. Since I believe in spreading the love, here's a how-to on audience member, Jessica Stroup (from 90210), who we've spotted at shows from Pamella Roland to Jill Stuart.
Her look comes courtesy of TheBalm makeup artist, Felicia Roman, who's shared the exact products she's been using on Jessica this week. My favorite part is how those bright blue eyes pop with that smoky shadow. Learn how to re-create this at home when you read more
When Michelle Obama wore a dress by Thakoon at the Democratic National Convention, political junkies and fashion fiends alike took notice. It's no surprise, then, that eyes from New York to DC were on this in-demand show. Although Fab loved the clothes, I cannot fathom a world in which I wear yellow fur. Not even if I marry Big Bird. (This is why Fab does fashion and I do not.) What I did like was the smoky-eyed makeup, which looked modern and effortless.
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If you sit in front of a computer screen all day like me, I'm sure eyeglasses are a must have. I love my rectangular-framed black plastic glasses, but what I didn't love was my eyelashes bumping up against the lenses all day, sometimes leaving behind little mascara marks. I was experiencing lash backlash. If you wear eyeglasses, have you ever had difficulty choosing makeup to complement your pretty peepers? Well, here are some tips to help ensure that your eyes don't take the backseat when it comes to wearing glasses:
- Less is probably more. You might be tempted to apply more makeup to compensate for the fact that your eyes are "covered" by frames. Keep in mind that glasses can emphasize everything from too much makeup to the tiniest of smudges. Just be sure to blend and go light-handed on the application. It's all about balance.
- Keep your frames in mind. If you have bold, thick, or dark frames, go with less makeup and more neutral tones like creams, sands, and peaches. If your frames are light or rimless, you can go with a little more makeup and choose bolder/darker shadows like gray or bronze.
- Keep your lenses in mind. If your lenses make your eyes look smaller, you might opt for brighter, lighter shades. Dark liner on the upper lash line will also help provide further emphasis. If your lenses make your eyes look larger, a darker shade on the lids can help tone them down.
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Kiehl’s "Close Shaverettes" Simply Mahvelous Shave Cream ($15.50) has been around for almost 65 years. And this Spring, the iconic line is relaunching the popular shaving aide in pink packaging — a complete overhaul from the traditional Kiehl's black and white.
To celebrate the new look, the company is holding a truly unique (and leggy) contest. From now until March 15th, pop in to any Kiehl's location or enter online for a chance to win a year's worth of "Close Shaverettes" Simply Mahvelous Legs Shave Cream.
The catch? You have to guess how long (down to the second) it takes Svetlana Pankratova, the record-holding "Woman with the Longest Legs," to shave her 4'4" gams. There will be lots of happy people with this contest, as Kiehl's is picking one winner from each of their stores and one winner from online. The people who come closest to the exact answer will win the goods. What's your best guess?
Recently reader Nakeeyark was in a pinch. A "Buy Two, Get One Free" sale at her local drugstore prompted her to try out Wet 'n' Wild's H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner in Ultra Black ($4). She was impressed with this basic black shade, and here's what she had to say:
"I'm not a huge fan of liquid eyeliner. I much prefer MAC's gel Fluidlines. However, I needed some black eyeliner as I didnt have any to wear with my red lipstick. The staying power is unbelieveably good, and the black is a true black — no blue or brown to be found. I think the brush part of the handle is a tad too long, making it kind of difficult to apply the eyeliner, so I will probably cut the brush into a slant. For the price, however, this can't be beat."
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We've already talked about the scoop on the hair at Rachel Roy's presentation. But you'll probably be surprised to find that the gothy lips come from someone normally known for her neutral makeup looks. Bobbi Brown created the beauty look for the show, and as you'll see in this video, even top names in the beauty business can get a little nervous when it comes to preparing for Fashion Week.
Have you ever thought about pursuing a career in the beauty biz? Well, let's just pretend for a moment. Perhaps you'd like to attend cosmetology school to become a hairstylist, or maybe you've thought about working as a makeup artist for film and television. How very Jillian Dempsey of you.
So tell me this. If you could pick a career in the beauty industry, which one would it be? Or perhaps you already work in the business, so please share your chosen field with us.