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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There are just a few weeks to go before The Great Gatsby hits theatres and excitement for the film is as strong as ever. From extended trailers to Prada’s costumes, the slow drip of Gatsby content has us eager to see the real thing—but it’s (almost!) enough to keep us satisfied until May 10. And now we’re adding to the sneak peek onslaught. M.A.C Cosmetics worked with The Great Gatsby’s makeup designer, Maurizio Silvi, and provided product used in the film—and we have the behind-the-scenes scoop from Silvi himself.
Of all the reasons to obsess over the film, the 1920s aesthetic ranks at the top of our list. It’s also one of Silvi’s favourite eras: “Among the fashions that will remain forever in history, that of the ’20s is certainly the highest expression of class and beauty. This era encompassed years of revolution, unconventionality and renewal. The makeup is very refined [...] Baz Luhrmann’s highly anticipated adaptation of The Great Gatsby will give a remarkable imprint on fashion and makeup.” Curious about the process for creating the makeup looks from The Great Gatsby? Read on for all the intel. Read more »
More was more on Peter Som’s Spring 2013 runway when it came to beauty. Bright orange eyelids were mixed with washed out pastel hair extensions, resulting in the ultimate cool-girl vibe for spring.
The Peter Som beauty team—led by Wella Professionals global creative director Eugene Souleiman and makeup artist Tom Pecheux—matched the collection’s watercolour-print boardshorts and billowy floral dresses with bright pops of colour. However, the models’ natural skin tone played a key role in the look. “There is no blush, no highlighter—no need,” said Pecheux, noting that all the models were returning from summer vacation with flawless, toned skin. As our spring trends guide reported, skincare products play a major role when it comes to the “natural” skin look. Pecheux used hydrating gel, foundation and a translucent powder to ensure complexions looked fresh. Read more »
Every week our Beauty Fix columnist takes on your questions about makeup, skincare, hair and more and provide all the answers. This week it’s all about the cheeks: from how to fix skin that may look just a little bit too rosy to a bronzer that works for even the most fair-skinned set. Have a beauty question we haven’t answered? Email us at email@example.com.
It’s time to say goodbye to fall’s dark lip colour, vivid eyeshadows and unforgiving hat-head. Spring is finally here, and we’re ready to freshen up with the latest spring beauty trends. Amidst the myriad of Spring 2013 beauty looks on the runway, nine key trends stood out. From minimalist 1990s beauty to vibrant blue eyeshadow, spring beauty has something for everyone. We’ve rounded up the top beauty trends for spring: Click through the best hair, makeup and nail trends from the Spring 2013 runway shows as well as the products you’ll need to get the looks. This fresh new beauty inspiration is sure to carry you through the season and right into fall. Read more »
Bad gal RiRi will now be known as M.A.C gal RiRi. It was announced today that Rihanna has partnered with M.A.C Cosmetics to release a series of RiRi [Hearts] M.A.C makeup collaborations throughout 2013.
Rihanna tweeted her excitement this morning and included an Instagram shot of the collection: “That’s right baby, I’m a #MACgal now! Get into it, package designed and products created from scratch by yours truly! Thanks to the EPIC team at #MAC for giving me the opportunity to play and share my favorite shit with my fans and yours.”
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Beauty Fix: How to wear bright lipstick without dry, chapped lips getting in the way 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 helps you decide if a highlighter is a necessary addition to your morning makeup routine—considering that it’s a great way to hide a lack of sleep, we’re onboard! We also share a trick for avoiding the cakey look of powder foundation and a new mascara that really, truly provides all the volume you’d ever want with just one coat. Have a question we haven’t answered? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beauty Fix: A concealer to hide all sorts of blemishes, the trick to at-home facials 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 we’re taking on questions about concealer, at-home facials and overnight skin treatments. While these may seem like very different concerns, the goal is all the same: How can you brighten your complexion? From multi-colour concealer palettes to a skincare regimen that will boost and brighten, read on for the full fix. Have a question we haven’t answered? Email us at email@example.com.