It’s been 46 years since Yardley of London introduced Twiggy Lashes and Twiggy Eye Paint to help the masses replicate the doll-like stare of the model of that and many more moments, but her gaze lingers on. This is a season of 1960s-inflected eyes, reimagined as a thick strip of fringe and pale blue lids at Giorgio Armani, spiky top-and-bottom falsies at Moschino and smoky shadow with mile-long lashes at Gucci. The difference now is that we have the benefit of 21st-century cosmetic technology: Faux lashes are being made with laser-cut paper, feathers and mink, and mascara wands are so painstakingly sculpted and engineered, they resemble tiny topiaries. Read more »
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With retro styles still going strong, cat-eye liner is one makeup trend that isn’t going away—and it’s easy to see why. The cat-eye gives off a seductive cool-girl vibe and often is appropriate for both day and night. This beauty look was once known as Amy Winehouse’s signature, but with stars from Lana Del Rey to Gwyneth Paltrow favouring cat-eye makeup, it really is a look that anyone can wear.
But for those of us who don’t have a personal makeup artist at our beck and call, how can we master this sometimes-tricky makeup look? We posed the question to our Beauty Panel this week to get their expertise on the best tips and tricks for applying winged eyeliner.
Challenge 4: What’s your trick for applying cat-eye liner? See the answers now! »
Beauty Fix: How to keep your legs from looking ghostly all winter long and more answers to your beauty questions!
Every week we take on your questions about makeup, skincare, hair and more and provide all the answers. This week, Beauty Fix is engaging in some colour theory. Stuck in a barely-there-pink nail polish rut? We have a colour that will inspire you to change it up at your next manicure. Bored of contouring with bronzer? We have a fix for that too. Read up for all these answers—and more! In need of a beauty fix yourself? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2013 backstage beauty: Double braids and graphic blue liner at Jean-Pierre Braganza
If you’ve been working on your braiding skills, good news! The popularity of plaits will continue through Spring 2013—however the variation shown at Jean-Pierre Braganza brings a whole new level of complexity to the style. Featuring a stark middle part and two braids—one interior, one exterior—the double look was described as “pretty, but weird at the same time” by Pantene Pro-V consulting stylist Justin German. After prepping the hair with Pantene Pro-V Normal to Thick Straighten and Smooth Crème ($6, at drugstores) he separated a section of hair at the crown for the interior cornrow braid, which ran down the back of the head. Read more »
From the mouth of a babe
Carine on Carine: The legendary editor’s best quotes »
In the fashion realm, Carine Roitfeld looms large. Her styling work—for French Vogue, Chanel, Givenchy—is memorable, and her role in the rise of talented designers and photographers like Tom Ford and Mario Sorrenti has been well documented. But her beauty influence has mostly been limited to those who obsessively follow fashion week street-style shots of her, with her smudged-black eyes and unbrushed hair falling over her face. So it’s a pleasant surprise that M.A.C, a company known for thinking well outside the model/pretty celebrity box, has asked the 57-year-old stylist and editor to compose a collection of cosmetics (from $18, maccosmetics.com) and pose for its campaign. “I think it is smart, because to be beautiful is not just about being a classic beauty. There is something subtler but more touching in you that is beautiful too,” says Roitfeld when we meet at the New York flagship bookstore of Rizzoli, the publisher of Irreverent, her glossy scrapbook memoir of last year. Wearing a camouflage Junya Watanabe sweater, YSL pencil skirt and bright green Balenciaga stiletto sandals, with that smoky liner and no lipstick, she’s typically un-“done” and exudes cool, though her warm manner is far from the frosty fashion stereotype. Read more »
Beauty Fix: How to hide tan lines while wearing a strapless dress, mascara with the best curl and prevent your bike helmet from causing a breakout
Sometimes even the best beauty intentions go awry. A perfectly curled lash can be ruined by a too-stiff mascara or the safety of a bike helmet can lead to something actually worse than flat hair. However, there’s as many fixes out there as there are beauty products! This week we’ll tell you how to hide your end-of-summer tan lines, keep dark under-eye circles at bay and share a new eyeliner technique you need to try.
Beauty trends may come and go, but key elements can be everlasting. For Fall 2012, braids and buns proved their staying power while red lips and black eyeliner were reinvented yet again. Here are three of our favourite takes on each and what you need to try these looks at home.
Chanel has a new (limited edition, obvs) blue nail polish for sale! View their entire summer sky-inspired makeup collection
Chanel continues to prove that its vision of air travel remains much better than our reality, with a limited edition makeup collection inspired by their Spring 2012 Couture show. Based on shades of blue from a “cloud-strewn sky,” the nine-piece collection includes a full spectrum of inky to iridescent shades, in eyeshadows, liners and—our favourite—a nail polish. The pale, pearly blue Le Vernis is called “Sky Line” and made its debut on Chanel’s airplane aisle runway back in January. The complete Blue Illusion de Chanel collection is available July 23 at select counters in Canada: Holt Renfrew and the Chanel boutique on Toronto’s Bloor Street, and at Holt Renfrew in Vancouver. Read more »