Remember, yesterday, when we were really happy about how good everyone looked at the Vanity Fair party for the TriBeCa Film Festival? How all the attendees looked so cool and understated and elegant? That was great!
Unfortunately, today’s Red Carpet Rundown brings you the exact goddamn opposite. Last’s night Hot Pink Party, thrown by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, was a sad state of pinks (predictably), sequins, satin and general promness. More
Would you like to look as pretty as Betty Draper did during her psychotic breakdown? How about Joan Holloway after she was raped by her fiancé on the floor of her boss’s office? More
She’s not an actress! More
A beautiful French friend told me that she’d read a study about the beauty buying habits of American women versus French women; she said that while American women spend the majority of their money on cosmetics, French women are suckers for skincare. I’m not sure of the exact study she cited (and 68% of all statistics are made up on the spot) but it seems to me the most crucial beauty investment a women can make is in the wellbeing of her skin. As fashion and beauty writers, we at TheGloss get to test and try a spectacular array of products, but these are the ones currently taking up our shelves. All the products herein are ones we use ourselves (and love). And though some may balk at the mention of high-end indulgences from La Prairie and SK-11, we also rely on a small army of super affordable drugstore buys from Complex 15, Purpose and Cetaphil. More
According to research done by consumer and retail info provider NPD Group, the top five bestselling lipsticks available (from January to April 2011) are… More
Unless you’re a color expert, in which case this is probably some pretty trivial shit to you. More
Great polka dot dresses fit for Kate Winslet, the Olsens and Kelly Osbourne. -Betty Confidential
Lady Gaga favorite Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is working on a rock musical. -Styleite
That was fast: here’s a gallery of the many faces of Lois Lane. -The Frisky
See the gorgeous costumes from Rodarte’s Black Swan exhibit. -Trendland
Yet another Fall 2011 trend: rounded shoulders. -Fashion Etc
“The tensions between past and future have rarely seemed so acute” at Estee Lauder. -NYT More
I just want to say that the canapes at the Estee Lauder presentation Ashley and I attended were fantastic. Really, superb. These lovely little sashimi things on rice cakes. Just great! And champagne, too! And such a fun space. They had this elevator that was like an entire room, and it was super cool! It was like being on the Tower of Terror without the terror! Yes. There’s a lot to be said for that event.
But now that I’ve said all there it to be said for it, let’s talk about the rampant hypocrisy of the beauty industry. More
We’re loving My Mom, Style Icon by Piper Weiss. However, since TheGloss staff and all the friends of TheGloss grew up in nudist colonies and Amish villages, none of us are able to talk about our moms’ style. We are, however, able to discuss what they taught us about beauty: More
Readers, I have a confession to make: I have never, ever put on eye makeup.
I should clarify. I love mascara and wear it a lot. But liner? Shadow? No way. I’ve had my makeup done for a TV appearance or at a makeup counter before, and loved the way that it looked. But I’ve always felt clumsy about doing my own makeup, especially when it comes to eyes. Luckily, the wonderful Amber Katz, who runs Beauty Blogging Junkie, offered to give me a tutorial. More
After rumors surfaced that she had cheated with an Australian cricket player, Estee Lauder model Elizabeth Hurley took to her Twitter to address the allegations. She announced that she and her husband, Indian textile heir Arun Nayar, had quietly split a few months ago. More
Joan Smalls the new face of Estee Lauder and her campaign is set to debut in May. Who is she? What do we really know about her? More
Oh, you were just wearing lipstick because you thought it looked pretty? How about you’re wearing it because you really sympathize with Marie Antoinette or you don’t want to be thrown back into the insane asylum? More
In April, Chinese beauty Liu Wen was named the first Asian face of Estée Lauder. Here’s the first shot of the cosmetics giant’s Spring campaign with Wen looking (unsurprisingly) gorgeous. More