Topic: Beauty Products

Makeup Inspired By: Lindsay Lohan’s Dramatically Apathetic Look In The Canyons

Makeup Inspired By: Lindsay Lohan's Dramatically Apathetic Look In The Canyons

Much has been said about Lindsay Lohan in Bret Easton Ellis’ The Canyons. Despite a lot of hype, some obnoxious interviews and a pretty fantastic trailer, the film itself has received primarily awful reviews — even from the actors themselves. However, I plan on seeing it because, despite all her idiocy, irresponsibility and the tragedy that was Liz & Dick, I still want to like LiLo in films again.

Personally, I love her look in The Canyons. It’s got that dark, apathetic Los Angeles air to it that’s pervasive throughout all of Ellis’ books. So, here’s my attempt at recreating that look. More »

Makeup Tutorial: Heatproof Hair And Makeup So Your Face Doesn’t Melt Off

Makeup Tutorial: Heatproof Hair And Makeup So Your Face Doesn't Melt Off

Each week, I do a tutorial based on a movie coming out, a weird thought I’ve had or a book I’ve begun rereading. They’re typically not super practical for day-to-day wear, so today, I thought I would do something a little more helpful for all of our everyday lives: heatproof hair and makeup. Why? Because the part of the country I live in has been kind of melting my face off.

Well, that, and I sweat a lot more than normal people. More »

10 Essential Makeup Brushes For Under $20

10 Essential Makeup Brushes For Under $20

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The brush world can be really overwhelming because there are about a bazillion (yeah, that many!) brushes out there. I mean, they have a brush for literally everything! How are you supposed to know which ones you actually need? Once I got over the initial brush obsession and moved on from using every single brush in my kit, I started picking out brushes that were actually necessary to my routine.

Another thing to keep in mind is that while expensive brushes are super nice, cheap brushes are great too. I even have paint brushes from the art store in my brush kit! More »

Makeup Inspired By: Slimy, Slippery, Splashy Snails

Makeup Inspired By: Slimy, Slippery, Splashy Snails

When I was a kid, I used to love beetles and snails and all things colorful that crawled. Nowadays, I’m one of those people who becomes hilariously frantic when arthropods are anywhere near me, but I still love snails.

This week, I wanted to pay tribute to our lovely little friends who leave pretty trails behind with their slime. This was kind of a weird tutorial to do since it uses so many different shades, but I wanted to play up the blended, multi-hued nature of these guys, as well as the aforementioned slime trails.

Perhaps not Gail the Snail so much, though… More »

Makeup Inspired By: When You Wish Upon A Star (In The Magic Kingdom, At Least)

Makeup Inspired By: When You Wish Upon A Star (In The Magic Kingdom, At Least)

When I was really young, I remember hearing Jiminy Cricket (or, rather, Cliff Edwards as Jiminy Cricket) sing “When You Wish About A Star” and becoming emotional almost instantaneously. Granted, this could be because I have been a moody, exaggerative human since dramatically refusing to let anybody besides my mother feed me as a toddler, but I think that it also just touched me deeply because it felt like hope in a song (that sounded dumber when I read it aloud, I am aware it is a silly statement).

So, if there were makeup inspired by my youthful optimism combined with fireworks and castles and weirdly expensive glowsticks, this would be it. More »

Painting My Nails Completely Ruins My Life

Painting My Nails Completely Ruins My Life

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Last night, I was sitting in my apartment binge-watching Felicity on Netflix and decided to I needed to paint my nails. But this was before I showered and washed the dishes and got ready for bed. I realized I made a colossal mistake since I had so much to do, and I was left helpless with wet nails. More »

10 Products To Help Stop Sweating

10 Products To Help Stop Sweating

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Day by day, the weather is getting a little warmer. I’m so excited for some heat because we had such a dreadful winter, but I’m not really thrilled about the sweat factor. I get really hot really easily. Maybe I’m born with it, maybe it’s annoying. More »