Topic: eyeliner

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 »

Video: How to: Shimmery Liquid Liner

Video: How to: Shimmery Liquid Liner

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.

Winter is in full swing, which means every day we’re buried beneath wooly layers of scarves, mittens, and hats. To add sparkle to our over-bundled look, we love using a shimmery, perfect-for-winter color on our eyes. Jouer Cosmetics founder Christina Zilber taught us how to add pop to our peepers with a glittery, cat-eye look that takes less than a minute to apply. The best part? All you need is a gorgeous liquid liner and the confidence to try something a little different. More »