Summer is here which means as temperatures rise so do the chances of your makeup melting, fading, settling into creases, and sliding off your face. So not only should you be changing your skincare regimen (unless you’re ultra-dry, swap out your usual creams for lightweight lotions) you’re going to want to downsize your makeup routine.
This summer I’ve found that just by adding a fun-colored eyeliner to my upper lash line I’ve created an instant “going out” look. Keep in mind I have lash extensions, so you should follow with your favorite mascara. To make sure your liner lasts the night, prime your eyelids first with concealer and/or a flesh or ivory-colored eye shadow like Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow Ivory ($21).
Let’s see some COLOR!!!
As you can see, Hayden Panettiere rocks this emerald eyeliner, making her green eyes glow. This color is perfect for both green and hazel eyes, but also makes blues eyes look more teal. I personally have dark blue eyes and I’ve been wearing the Palm Leaf (a forest green) of the Paul & Joe Las Palmas Eyeliner & Crayon Duo ($25), which makes my eyes look brighter and take on a more aqua hue.
For a bit more drama like January Jones, use a liquid green liner like MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Liner 4 Diamond Lagoon Green ($23) to make a thick winged eye, and then line the lower lash line with a shimmery green shadow like Urban Decay Eyeshadow Mildew ($18).janna Tags Bobbi Brown, colored eyeliner, Lancome, MAKE UP FOR EVER, Nars, Paul & Joe, Red Carpet Beauty, Red carpet look, summer makeup, Urban Decay
Tune into the My Beauty Binge podcast this week to find out the hottest makeup trends that rocked the runways and the red carpets these past few weeks. You will also learn how to recreate the most wearable, flattering trends at home.
Download the podcast from iTunes or listen to it streaming on your computer here (it’s the 1st podcast) and it’s free! If you hit the “SUBSCRIBE” button in iTunes you will automatically get all my podcasts!janna Tags Bite Beauty, Celebrities, Celebrity Beauty, Dior, Lancome, Lipstick Queen, MAC, MAKE UP FOR EVER, Sephora Collection, Stila, Tarte
Award season is in full swing and the starlets did not disappoint (for the most part) in bringing the glamour to the Golden Globes 2013 red carpet last night. Fifteen minutes into watching the red carpet coverage it was apparent that waves were going to be the biggest beauty trend. Some opted for loose, sexy romantic waves (a la Farrah Fawcett) like Claire Danes, Sarah Hyland, and Salma Hayek, while others went full-out Old Hollywood Glam like Connie Britton, Amy Adams, Rachel Weisz and Nicole Richie. Tons of red carpet beauties (Heidi Klum, Kelly Osborn, Jessica Alba, Isla Fisher, Megan Fox) decided to put a modern edge on the Old Glam look by sweeping the hair to one side. I also saw several lovely ladies sashaying at the opposite end of the spectrum with stick-straight locks like Kerry Washington, Stacy Keibler, Marion Cotillard, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Julianna Margulies, and Debra Messing (the latter two opting for structured ponytails).
The makeup trends were a bit more all over the place… We saw the sultry smoky eye (almost always a perfect fit for the red carpet) done in intense dark liners on the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Catherine McPhee and Claire Danes while Michelle Dockery, Amanda Sayfried, and Kerry Washington rocked a softer, more diffused smoky eye with browns and purples. Unfortunately the “no makeup look” (also kindly called the “Fresh Face Look” by the media and not-so-kindly “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by me) reared its bland, boring head on the carpet last night, making victims Olivia Munn and Rosario Dawson look like they ran out of their rooms before the makeup artist had time to finish. Now I will say that Sienna Miller also sported the “no makeup look” but she’s so flawlessly gorgeous it worked.
Posted by janna Tags Celebrities, Lancome, Nars, Red Carpet Beauty
Leave the back-to-school shopping for the soccer moms and celebrate Fall by revamping your lipstick wardrobe! Lipstick can’t make you look fat, remember? In fact, it can make you feel quite fabulous if you choose the right shade. The Fall 2012 fashion shows were all about the dark berry lip, but you don’t necessarily need to go all out vamp to be on trend this season. I mean even Pam wears a nice classic red:
Gif via Sodahead
I tested 5 gorgeous lipsticks — all varying in color, opacity, and price — yet they all come from the red berry family. Now if you’re thinking “Is she f’ing crazy? There’s no way I could pull off a red,” back away from your little safe pink lipgloss haven and trust me. These flattering shades will add instant sex kitten status, whether you’re blond, brunette, ginger, etc.
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Is anyone else creeped out by the doll makeup trend? I can’t open a magazine without seeing the Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes ads, touting a “flirtatious doll-like look.” This look was also rampid on the runways for the Spring 2012 shows. The models have the dark line above their crease to give them more “doll-like” eyes. Do you really want doll-like eyes? Yes, dolls have long, curly eye lashes but they are meant to look synthetic because they are synthetic. Oh, and that black line you see outlining the eye crease on a doll? That’s not meant to be glamorous, it’s because dolls aren’t real so they weren’t blessed with real eyelids. IF you draw that crease above your real-girl eye crease it just looks weird.
The makeup companies might as well start selling “Lolita Liner,” as part of the “Kinderwhore” color story for Fall. Perhaps they could do a cross-promotional with a clothing store selling velvet dresses with Peter Pan collars, white knee socks, and black patent mary janes. I’ve got it! The campaign could be called PedoStyle!
I’m just not into it, but I’d love to hear what you think.
Whenever I have “Binge or Purge?” in the headline, I want to leave me a comment so I can hear whether you like it (Binge) or hate it (Purge). For example, I know Maria is going to say “Binge”. She already tore out the Lancome ad because she wants to try it on me, but she’s freaky like that. What do you think?
Posted by janna Tags Doll Makeup, Lancome