Posts Tagged: makeup

Black Honey and Me

As Haley has pointed out eloquently and beautifully and Canadian-ly, there are some beauty products that we are told are The Best but are definitely not The Best, just because we’re all different and great in our own ways and there’s no way one blush will look great on literally everyone.

Clinique Black Honey is one of those products. Black Honey “Almost Lipstick” was introduced in 1989, though the color was introduced by Clinique back in 1971. It was touted as a “black turtleneck” of lipsticks, which apparently meant that it could look good on every skin tone, but which now seems ridiculous because almost NOBODY looks good [...]


Real Life is Boring: Self-Care with Arabelle Sicardi

I've been following Arabelle Sicardi’s work for a long time. As a writer and beauty editor at Buzzfeed, her writing always hits me simultaneously in the heart and gut, no matter the topic: beauty politics, feminism, queering the beauty industry, bodies, robots, anything—I remember I’m a human being with feelings.

I wanted to talk to Arabelle about self-care after I read the way she writes about bodies and rituals. Arabelle’s strategies, as you’ll find out, are about survival and resistance. They’re also a way for her to gauge her body and recognize it. An element of self-care I want to emphasize is that preserving [...]


The Hunger Games Makeup Tutorial

Today: The Hunger Games Makeup Tutorial

Previously: Sweatshirts Under Dresses

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.


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 [...]


Your Liquid Liner Is Crooked, Let Me Fix It For You

The liquid liner I'm using is Makeup For Ever Aqua Liner in #13, the necklace is something I bought at a mall, my weird makeup faces are now on the Internet, also the real lesson is that you don't need a man for anything, hi it's first thing Monday morning and we're already learning so much about each other! Hope you had a good weekend.


"You can't just give yourself a new face"

Nick Barose, makeup artist to our lady Lupita, talks to the Cut about how it's not necessarily the sanest thing in the world to want to look like you're on a red carpet all the time:

You can’t just give yourself a new face. People start to expect too much of makeup.

We live in a world now where more and more people don’t want to be different, they want a uniform. They think, If you have a face like this, you have to correct it and contour and make your eyebrows like this. For me, I just feel like makeup should be fun. When you approach it from [...]


The Globster Makeover

Do you ever feel like you want to pour yourself onto the beach and just lie there forever, slowly jiggling in the sun? We’ve all been there. But even on days like this, you can still pull off the illusion of having a face. Here are a few tips for a quick makeover.

The first thing you need is foundation. Ask a “friend” to help, if you don’t have a free “hand” or “flipper” or “tentacle." Try to get as much coverage as possible.

The second step is concealer, which you want to apply everywhere the foundation didn’t cover.  Be sure to slather it over your entire thing.


Faking It

I can’t remember the last time I left my home without at least a trace of makeup on my face. It’s a morning ritual that’s evolved some, but for the most part it's a collection of habits I’ve repeated for almost a decade. But within that time frame I never learned how to actually do my makeup. Like, “properly.” I’ve been faking some kind of know-how and hoping I don’t walk outside looking like a clown everyday.

Here’s some of the things I put on my face…but don’t really understand:

Toner I’m all for the whole idea of having a fresh, clean face. Thanks to my friendly neighbourhood Sephora sales associate, [...]


Marge Simpson in Real Life

Here is a model getting transformed into Marge Simpson. Trigger warning: this, like all the stuff of deep psychological horror, can not be unseen.


The Natural Beauty and Cosmetics Advocate: Jessa Blades

It's hard to pinpoint when exactly natural beauty products started seeming more logical. Maybe it was the stories about Keratin hair smoothing treatments full of formaldehyde, or reading about the unregulated billion-dollar beauty industry in books like 'Not Just a Pretty Face' (Stacy Malkan) and 'No More Dirty Looks' (Siobhan O'Connor and Alexandra Spunt), or maybe it was just a natural result of knowing someone in chemotherapy, and how they had to treat themselves like a person in a bubble, sensitive to all sorts of toxins.

I switched to a more holistic beauty lifestyle about a year ago, and recently discussed it with makeup artist, herbalist, and small-business owner Jessa [...]