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
Last night, we liveblogged the MTV Movie Awards red carpet. This morning, we’re sifting through the many outrageous looks and trying to come up with ten that might reasonably be considered best. Granted, being on the best dressed list at an MTV awards show is kind of like being “one of the world’s biggest rodents.” You’re still at an MTV awards show.
…Uh. So! Here are our picks for the best dressed at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. More
Last night, Barack Obama won reelection as President of the United States, probably because you didn’t pray hard enough. Predictably, Michelle Obama ushered in his victory in style. More
Michael Kors was honored with a lifetime achievement at last night’s Golden Heart Gala in New York City, so naturally a bunch of very fancy people came out to support him, wearing their Kors finest. Check out Gwyneth Paltrow (in his Spring 2013 collection’s first red carpet outing), some metallics trending on Olivia Munn, plus models like Karolina Kurkova, Brooklyn Decker, Chanel Iman, and more. More
You may not believe it, but Kate Upton–the girl who seems incapable of wearing anything but a bikini–landed in the “View” section of American Vogue‘s July issue… looking all fashion’ed up. More
White is so underrated as a good color (or lack thereof! Hahaha) for a handbag. More
Last week, we brought you an Illustrated Guide/pop psychology based on your favorite fashion designer. More
Fall 2012 is showing at NYFW, which means out with the breezy dresses, the delicate prints, the bright shoes and… in with the gloom (which we’re all for). If there’s one look that landed on every major runway, it’s probably what fashion glossies like to call the “urban warrior,” a modern, usually-but-not-always minimal tough girl look for the big city. In other words: lots of leather, sharp and angular silhouettes, combat, knee or thigh-high boots… with loads of military and gladiatorial flourishes in a palette of black and not much else. See Alexander Wang, Michael Kors, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler and more ahead. More
“Dark and moody” go the unsurprising fall color trends at NYFW: covering the runways were muted shades of midnight, plum, and the reigning combination of black and blue. …But just when you thought it was all very bleak and Fall-appropriate… bright, fuck-off, electric reds came down the runway. Absolutely no one had his finger on this pulse better than Jason Wu, whose collection was almost exclusively shadowy shades of blue, wine and blinding red. Here are the colors to keep your eyes on for Fall 2012. More
It’s Love/Hate week at TheGloss, in which we explore all the ways Valentine’s Day makes us feel… wonderful or the opposite of that. Our sponsor for the week is the upcoming romantic drama The Vow, starring Rachel McAdams as a woman who loses all memory of the past five years and Channing Tatum as the husband who needs to remind her. And, because this is a fashion site, we thought we’d take a little trip down memory lane for some of McAdams’ very best moments on the red carpet. More
Michelle Obama turns 48 today, so first off, happy birthday! On account of the First Lady having such a bold, unique and refreshing sense of style, we went to the trouble of selecting her 10 best looks. This was a challenge! Let us know what we forgot. In looks from Alexander McQueen, Jason Wu, Thakoon, Rodarte, Lanvin and more. More
We’re not really adventurous when it comes to nails, but we’re still able to be impressed by all the weird creations nail bloggers dream up. Like these crazy (apparently easy?) studded nails. More
First of all, we’re sorry if that headline sounds like a pun. It’s not; Kristen Stewart looks legitimately vampy in her British GQ ed: Veronica Lake-style side swept hair, red lips and cat eyes. The formerly awkward Twilight star has lately been coming into her own; first with that bombshell spread in W and now this. Stewart was photographed for the November issue (wonky cover and all) by Norma Jean Roy and styled by Sally Lyndley in a number of retro swimsuits by Eres, Louis Vuitton and Michael Kors. More
Oh look, Michael Kors has designed some men’s underwear. I think it’s nice underwear but it’s hard to tell, because watching the hard bodied male model canoodle with a naked lady is making me both turned on and confused. Are we to believe that this underwear will both help men to look more like gay porn stars, and get them laid by females? From your mouth to God’s ears, Michael Kors. Sigh! (NSFW-ish, though there’s no actual nudity.) More