It’s not just enough to wear mascara — you want to apply clean extensions of your natural lashes using excellent brushes, smooth formulas and solid volume. You don’t want clumps or stickiness or smears all over your eyes and underneath them; the “raccoon eye” look tends to exclusively work well in the high fashion world and is not so appropriate for, say, your first day at a new job when you want your eyes to look bright and defined.
Unfortunately, mascaras can get pricey. As a result, we tried out 10 products for under $20 in order to let you know which are the best ones! More
The colors in the palettes can be swapped around for travel. More
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
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
I never thought doing “porno makeup” would be quite like this, but I think doing a book jacket is the best way to ease into my summer reading! Shall wel? More
As you may have deduced from my 2000 word BB Cream exegesis, I have tried dozens of different versions over the past few weeks. This has involved many lunchtime trips to Sephora, many beleaguered publicist friends I have harassed for samples, much slathering of more suspicious products on EIC Jennifer Wright and a blemish or two. I’m not kidding, though, I think I tested every BB Cream available in the states. These are the ones that stuck out. More
Some cursory internet research revealed, quite helpfully, that BB Cream is 1) like foundation, but not; 2) like tinted moisturizer, but not, and 3) Korean… but actually German. Which, obviously, illuminates nothing. More
Our old friends at the Advertising Standards Authority are still at it: the UK’s watchdog group recently banned L’Oreal ads featuring Rachel Weisz (one of which is pictured) for misleading consumers. More
In Pick Of The Week, I highlight a nifty fashion and/or beauty item that I’ve discovered in my travels. More
A set of CoverGirl spots starring spokesmodel Taylor Swift have been banned for making absurd claims. More
She’s not an actress! More
Holy shit it’s Fall. You know what that means? Out with the bronzers, the towering SPFs, the NARS Orgasm Illuminator… in with a face that–judging from the Fall 2011 runways–actually just looks like a paler version of the Spring face: bold lips, fresh skin, defined brows…? Well, there’s definitely something wearable for every skintone, so that’s a start. Anyway. TheGloss has handpicked some of Fall 2011′s major beauty trends and assembled the following guide, which features a bunch of really solid beauty buys, from drugstores and beyond. More
Imagine a perfect utopia in which all skin is tan and firm, all bodies are toned and hairless, all breasts point skyward and no one has a single lock of gray hair. Look closely: this world is terrifying.
…However, there is certainly a market for any and all kinds of anti-aging products and graying hair is pretty high on the list of concerns. Consequently, L’Oreal has announced they’re working on a pill that will prevent the little salt and pepper strands from ever forming More
Lancome and Maybelline (both owned by L’Oreal) came under intense scrutiny for ads featuring supermodel Christy Turlington and superstar Julia Roberts that some said went too far with the airbrushing. Both ads have been banned from future production… see the images and learn more about the controversy ahead. More