Posts for March 17th 2009
Looking stunning at last night's premiere of Duplicity in NYC, Julia Roberts was sporting a subtle pink streak in the back of her hair (a request from her daughter), along with flawless makeup. By keeping her lip and cheek shades in the same color family, she creates a very pretty, natural look. Some sable and sandy brown shadow, dark liner, and lots of mascara add emphasis to her light brown eyes.
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Last night's episode surely made up for lost time! Relationships began, rekindled, and fizzled — all while the students of Constance Billard/ St. Jude's put on a play together.
The period drama (The Age of Innocence) called for lots of makeup and fanciful feathery headpieces . . . so there were plenty of lovely looks to remember throughout the whole episode. When you're done testing yourself, be sure to visit CelebStyle for wardrobe information from this episode and take geek's gadget quiz while you're at it.
Photo courtesy of The CW
- Inside the house of Chanel with Karl Lagerfeld — The Cut
- Barbie makes a cameo on SNL — Lemondrop
- Is Beyoncé's Vogue cover offensive? — Jezebel
- A few makeup looks from around the world — Makeup and Beauty Blog
- This hand cream costs $105. Yikes. — Beauty Snob
- Lavender lips: fun or fug? — Stylelist
- Video review: Rare Minerals Facial Cleanser — Jolie Nadine
- Is LA Fashion Week dead? — Huffington Post
- How to get corkscrew curls — In Style
- Lucky editor thinks DIY beauty treatments are dumb —Lucky
Talk about the luck of the Irish. St. Patty's Day brings two beauty bonuses today, so if you're in the mood to treat yourself, you have double the deals.
First up, Bobbi Brown is shaving 25 percent off everything in its online store. The discount is automatically applied at checkout, so don't freak if the prices seem normal at first. The discount is good through Thursday, March 19.
You'll have to move quickly for Origins' hookup, as it's good only for today. You'll score free shipping plus a free Smileage Plus liptint (in your choice of color) with any purchase. Not too bad!
When your reputation is built around lipstick, releasing lip gloss is a big deal. At least that's the case for Poppy King, whose Lipstick Queen collection features nothing but lip products. The latest addition is Big Bang, an "illusion gloss" that promises to create the appearance of fuller lips without the stinging associated with traditional lip plumpers.
While you won't confuse me for Angelina Jolie anytime soon, I do think my lips look fuller when I wear this gloss. That's mostly because it fills in the tiny lines in my lips and stays put. The texture is perfect: it's smooth, not sticky, and unscented. I wear Infinite, which is the kind of peachy nude shade that fools people into thinking you're just wearing lip balm over perfectly hued lips. I know some of you are Lipstick Queen fans — witness some reader raves here — and my guess is that you'll think this gloss is out of this world.
With a whopping 625 mascaras available to review on our Product Reviews website that makes for a lot of decision making. And with so many of these eye-enhancing products available on the market, it's tough to figure out which ones are affordable and work the best. I've gathered up seven of the highest scoring drugstore mascaras, all thanks to the opinions you've submitted. One brand shows up on this list three times. Find which one it is now.
Remember Tinkerbell Bo-Po nail polish? Meant for kiddies, Bo-Po stood for "brush on, peel off," and that's pretty much what it did. I loved it intensely, mostly because there's something strangely satisfying about peeling dried sheets of nail polish from your fingernails.
Fast forward a couple of decades, and Urban Outfitters has revived the concept. Their polishes seem to be a rebranding of Sula's Paint & Peel collection, which launches in April. Same bottle design, same colors — but at $8, Urban's version is a buck cheaper. I picked out a periwinkle hue, all the better to match my prominent veins, and went to work. The polish dries quickly to a dull sheen that isn't exactly matte (though those are coming back, too) but doesn't have a high-shine finish. For my thoughts on its, uh, appeal, read more