Topic: lipstick

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 »

DIY Beauty: 10 Great Recipes For Homemade Lipsticks, Glosses & Stains

DIY Beauty: 10 Great Recipes For Homemade Lipsticks, Glosses & Stains

Here’s the thing about makeup: it’s really, really expensive. Pointlessly so. Not just on the high end–where some gel solids and kelp can run you $150+–but also on the lower end, where carnuba wax, red dye and a laundry list of unpronounceable chemicals go for way more than they’re worth.

…Not like we need to justify cool DIY projects, though. F that. 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 »

The Pros & (Very Obnoxious) Cons Of Wearing Red Lipstick On A First Date

The Pros & (Very Obnoxious) Cons Of Wearing Red Lipstick On A First Date

Like thousands upon thousands of other people, I have been wearing Ruby Woo by MAC for several years. I have worn it to parties, to school, to work, to interviews, to sets, to the gym (yes, I am one of those people who wears makeup to the gym, and I know — blah blah what’s the point blah blah).

I love wearing red lipstick out, but I have always been somewhat cautious of doing so when out with somebody. You know, romantically. Red lipstick on a first date feels weird. More »