photos by Grace Niu and post designed by Eunice Chun BLACK + GOLD for the win! Congratulations to Grace Niu who is the winner of our most recent “Guest Post” contest. We absolutely loved her holiday eye makeup tutorial. We received so many great tutorials and it was really difficult to pick just one.
Love color? Why not go one step further like these gorgeous Beauties and create a rainbow on your eyelids. Whether you take it all the way up to your brows or just stick with liner, bright, colorful eyes are a great way to brighten up a drab outfit. Elin T.
1) Find a shampoo that lathers less. Sudsy doesn’t necessarily mean clean—sometimes, it means the opposite. Shampoos that lather too much are often overloaded with moisturizing products, which can leave build-up in your hair, making it look and feel dirtier quicker. So opt for a sulfate-free formula. 2) Give your locks a burst of cold. Before you hop out of the shower, turn the cold water on for a second and quickly rinse it through your strands.
Contributor: Products Used: Too Faced Shadow Insurance ( eBay ) ( Amazon ) MAC Old Gold pigment – lid, inner lower lashline ( Makeup Geek Store ) MAC Antique Green pigment – crease and above, outer lower lashline ( Makeup Geek Store ) MAC Dark Soul pigment – crease ( Makeup Geek Store ) MAC Polished Ivory pigment - highlight MUFE 7K eye pencil – waterline MAC #44 lashes How to: Prime your lid with your favourite eyeprimer. Apply MAC Old Gold pigment to whole lid with flat brush.
Posted on November 9, 2011 | 8 Comments I wasn't sure if I should buy the Urban Decay 15 Year Anniversary Palette at first, since I'm very much content with my Naked Palette . However, I was sold after swatching Junkshow (bright pink with fuchsia shift) and Deep End (bright teal shimmer) -- they're gorgeous (and the other colors are nice too)! Here's my first look using this palette, featuring Junkshow and Deep End as pops of colors to this otherwise neutral look.
Written by Juli What do window decorations, wrapping paper and NASA have to do with makeup and beauty? A lot more than I thought! Find out more in today’s great guest post from Juli . Great things have been achieved with the simplest of inventions.
photos/post/design: Kristin Ess Considering nail art + polish colors are all we talk about for the first 20 minutes that we see each other, you don’t want to be that girl who has an immaculate mani accompanied by dry, crusty hands. Here in California winter has come to an end (UH, BYE!) but no matter where you are or what season it is, take 5 minutes to make this scrub at home with stuff you probably already have. You wish I was kidding when I say IT’S THE BEST. I’m not just saying that because I’m doing this post.
photo: justin coit for thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess Our email box is literally flooded with requests for updos so here’s a fun one to get us all going! This is always a favorite for attending an event. This updo looks gorgeous on any hair color but particularly amazing with hilighted hair because it gives the hair lots of depth and dimension. For lack of a better word, I love the way it becomes “swirly”. Best thing is; it’s easy to do, gorgeous and keeps your hair out of your way for the night.