It’s Springtime! That means big changes to makeup routines: gone is the matte skin, the moody ’90s lip colors, the heavy mascara, the cat’s eyes. Instead, skin gets dewier, cheeks get highlighted, liner is going from black to electric blue and moss green and lips are getting real, real bold.
This is our third Spring beauty feature for May–the first (on face) is here, the second (on lips) is here. This week, we’re focusing on a surprisingly statement-ready category: the eyes.
Usually the Spring runways are all bold lips and pristine faces; while that will certainly be true IRL, there are a lot of eye-focused runway looks you can also replicate at home. Maybe the pink on pink craziness up there at Donna Karan is too much for you, but incorporating Spring’s big colors–blue, green, yellow, and pink–is easier than you think.
We have been testing LOTS of shadows and palettes these past few weeks and ahead you’ll find some of our favorites from Hourglass, NARS, tarte, MAC, Make, Shu Uemura, Urban Decay, Make Up For Ever, Tom Ford and more… More
For this Valentine’s Day, I decided to combine my two favorite things: makeup and dessert!
Also, this should go without saying probably, but this post is super Sam-photo-heavy. If you’re not fond of my face, you probably shouldn’t click through! More
We’ve already brought you some awesome Olympic manicures, but what about awesome Olympic eye shadow? More
We’re big fans of Birchbox, a startup that sends women deliveries of high-end beauty samples every month. (Makeup in the mail? Yes, please!). In addition to their monthly subscription service, they also have an online shop and info-packed magazine, blog, and YouTube channel. We like their helpful videos so much that we’ll be featuring one here on TheGloss each week.
When you want super-glam lashes and mascara just won’t do, it’s time to bust out the falsies. The application process is a little intimidating, we know, and the last thing you want when you’re prepping for an evening out is a total lash disaster. That’s why we tapped makeup artist Lindsey Jones to walk us through, step by step, how to add false lashes to your lids. Her foolproof tips will give you the confidence to try this technique, all you need is some falsies, Q-tips, and a steady hand. Trust us, you’ll be so happy with your voluminous faux fringe, you’ll wonder why you didn’t try the look sooner. More
Every time I see super-elaborate eye makeup like this I have a moment where I’m impressed, and then I remember I’d just never do anything like that. But I’m getting good with a smokey eye! Really good! (It has taken years). More
Ladybugs are so the new butterflies. More
I’m super fickle when it comes to beauty products, especially mascara. But Terra Firma’s Stacked mascara manages to combine most of the things I love into one product – it has a huge wand, lasts a long time, and doesn’t clump. Plus, the mascara is fortified with vitamins and minerals, so I feel slightly less guilty about not taking my One A Day for the last month.
If only it came with a pony, it would be the best makeup ever. But I’ll have to live with having majorly sexy eyelashes instead. Oh, the humanity. More
A gorgeous look for fall is eye makeup in a mix of food-named neutral tones like caramel and toffee. If mixed properly, the effect is simple yet beautiful. However, someone gave this nice eye look a really, really dumb name, and that dumb name is “cashmink.” More
Designer-of-the-moment Jason Wu has collaborated with Madame Alexander for a collection of dolls. Since the dolls are Madame Alexander they’re more “collector’s item that never leaves the box” than “toy you actually get to play with,” but if you’re just … More
Celebrity makeup artist Gucci Westman is working on a new campaign with Jones New York called “Empowering Your Confidence.” In an interview with Beauty Blogging Junkie, she provided the following really, really good advice: Begin at the roots and brush … More
I picked this line especially for those of you out there who love to play with your eye makeup! These eye glosses can be used alone, layered with other Anna Sui cosmetics or even for a bit of shine on … More
I always wished that I had blue eyes when I was growing up. Wanted to be a blonde too, but that’s another story. But check out the colors that Smashbox has come up with for those of us with brown … More
Well, if you are going to enjoy this day to the hilt, you might as well look the part. I’m thinking that all “wenches” today will want smoky eyes and Du Wop has just what you need all in one … More