Posts Tagged: beauty tutorials

Become a Beautiful Baby Tiger With Kim Kardashian's Contour Tutorial

Today: Kim Kardashian's Face Contouring

Previously: The Anthropologie "Hack"

Katie is a producer in Texas. Katy is a copywriter in California. They are best friends who met at piano lessons in the early 18th century. In “Just The Tips,” Katy and Katie heed the siren song of “best life” advice in the realms of fashion, makeup, DIY, crafts, and home decor. Their efforts are met with only varying degrees of success; their spirits remain suspiciously undefeated. Follow them on Twitter and Tumblr.


The Vestal Virgin Septuple Braid Tutorial

"No vestal virgin portrait reveals its hairstyle in full detail," says hairdresser Janet Stephens, the host of this 17-minute (!) video about the seni crines hairstyle worn by ancient Roman brides and Vestal Virgins, but "this presentation is the first to demonstrate how a vestal virgin hairstyle was likely constructed."

Janet also has an incredible YouTube account in general.

Update: More information here ("I'm sure they had to make some workarounds occasionally for a Vestal who had less-than-adequate hair").


Ombre Glitter Nails. No Jokes.

This is a purely "servicey" post. A twist? Put the glitter at the bottoms of your nails instead. Look at how much fun this chick is having. She could be you!


The Brigitte Bardot Makeover

In Los Angeles the other week Jane gave me a makeover, which is something I've been dreaming about for as long as she and I have been friends. And we were going to turn it into a beauty-tutorial video, too, except I freaked out and made it weird.

Here's what happened: she got the whole thing ready, with the makeup laid out and the camera set up, but when I sat down I wasn't prepared for the computer's reverse-mirror-image effect, which is that when you look at the screen you see all the facial asymmetry you're normally immune to, and as soon as I started talking I couldn't see anything [...]


How to Get That Surfbort Hair

1. Be drankin'

2. Sing on the mic 'til your voice gets hoarse

3. Then you fill the tub up halfway

4. Then you ride it with your surfbort,

5. Surfbort,

6. Surfbort

7. Then you grain on that wood, grain, grain on that wood

8. Then just swerve on that, swerve, swerve on that big body

9. Keep serving all this, swerve, surfing all in this good,

10. Good.

11. Wow, look at you. You have surfbort hair.

(Or, also, you could follow this actual tutorial with Kim Kimble, Beyoncé's hairstylist.)


Beauty Q&A: Cheap Creams, Jeans, and Long Hair Dreams

1. I'm a 31 year old lady and am subtly freaking out over the whole getting older thing. It seems like a week before my 30th birthday, I noticed a couple of fine lines under my eyes, and now I obsess over it. It's making me sad, partially because I feel like years of a few too many cocktails and cigarettes turned me into an old lady faster than if I'd taken better care of myself while younger. My party lifestyle is (mostly) behind me and I've ditched the cigarettes. I try to drink lots of water although I probably don't do a good enough job. Is there anything else [...]


The Finger-Wave Hair Tutorial

What are those, what are those, what are those? (Also: yesss! She's back!)

Previously: The Guide to Bold Lipsticks.


Jane Marie, What's Actually in Your Makeup Bag Right Now?

This is the closest we're ever gonna get to a haul video, y'all. Enjoy it!

Already, I have a huge caveat: this question is forcing me to ignore the giant, currently disheveled makeup case that has single-handedly saved my bathroom from ruin. When I first got it, I thought I'd probably dip into it every day, but it's turned out to serve more as a storage unit for samples, doubles, and things I don't use that often.

Here's a brief summary of what you'll find in there: glittery crap, fake eyelashes, off-season shades of foundation, aubergine and neon pink lipsticks, brushes galore, broken/messy stuff [...]


Pincurls in 24 Hours

Here is how to make pincurls, if you've got a day and a scarf. (It's also discussed here.) "Person With Pincurls" being a totally acceptable Halloween costume, obviously.


Beauty Q&A: Too Many Choices

I am tall, 5'11", and comfy with it. My boyfriend is 5'10" and altogether fantastic — I'm comfy with that, too. I know I will always just be taller, in life and in pictures, a fact which is amplified by my enormous head and Tammy-Taylor-wannabe hair. I wear low heels on occasion … I just don't want to tower; towering is bad. Outsiders always say: it's so great! Everything is wonderful when you're taller than everyone else all the time! Sure. And maybe it will be, but I'm not there yet. 6' is my cap.

This spring/summer: graduation, parties, weddings — lots of picture-taking events requiring nicer shoes. [...]