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Christian Louboutin Lipstick Launch - Fall Beauty Trends. When Christian Louboutin ventured into beauty, we weren’t shocked to see stiletto-like spikes atop bottles of shiny lacquer—the pièce de résistance being a blood-red polish the color of his legendary soles.

Christian Louboutin Lipstick Launch - Fall Beauty Trends

Adding to the famed designer’s lineup of polishes—his Scarabée collection was one of our must-buy beauty picks for fall—are lipsticks intended to make a statement. “When a woman carries a handbag, we look at her shoulders. When she slips on a pair of heels, we observe her walk. If she applies lacquer to her nails, we admire her hands,” said Louboutin, in a release from the company. “An object that embellishes the lips—the beacon of sensuality and organ of communication—has to be fairly amazing.

Amazing is an understatement: Resembling a delicate vial Queen Nefertiti might have treasured, this tube-meets-objet d’art takes inspiration from Babylonian antiquities with a turret-like crown cap and pointed gold base. Psst…did you hear? The History of 1950s Makeup. A Brief History of 1950’s Makeup – The age of makeup entered its golden age in the 1950’s.

The History of 1950s Makeup

For the first time, unknown models began to rival the big Hollywood names in becoming the ‘face’ of makeup brands. In Britain Gala of London marketed a real sense of haute couture to their makeup range. However when conjuring up the 1950s makeup look it’s difficult not to see the faces of those glamorous post-war beauty icons – Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Wood, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Doris Day, Ava Gardner, the list goes on and on.

For original downloadable guides – visit Vintage Makeup Guides. Gallery – Makeup Mirror- Women of the 1950’s. Skin improvement cosmetics began to sell as fast as the old traditional ‘face paint’. The Women Those 'Evolution Of Beauty' Videos Leave Out. Beauty Ideals Around The World - Sociology 165 Jordan Winters. How social media has changed the fashion industry - BBC Newsbeat. Chameleon mood scarf -NEFFA. At a glance, technology and fashion might seem difficult concepts to unite.

Chameleon mood scarf -NEFFA

Yet if combined properly they can enrich each other wonderfully. The Chameleon Mood Scarf shows just how far textile and clothing can adapt to the user, making products more personal and meaningful. Video Dresses. How Technology and Fashion Made These Dresses Light Up Like a Starry Night. Color-Changing Clothes Could Match Mood, Surroundings.

April 11, 2006 Next-generation threads may soon give a whole new meaning to the phrase "change your clothes"—advanced new fibers that can change color with a flip of a switch.

Color-Changing Clothes Could Match Mood, Surroundings

The threads may one day be used to make clothing that suits the wearer's mood or to allow a person to blend in with the environment. The concept is similar to the way light-sensitive eyeglass lenses darken when exposed to sunlight. The threads, created from materials known as electrochromic polymers, change color in response to an electric current, said Gregory Sotzing, a professor of polymer and organic chemistry at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. Bigger Booties, Smaller Chins: Trends in Plastic Surgery. The History of Plastic Surgery. By Jannelle Salcido © 2010 Staff Writer The history of plastic surgery goes as far back as 2000 B.C.

The History of Plastic Surgery

In India and Egypt, ancient physicians practiced some of the most rudimentary forms of plastic surgery. According to a 1994 article in the Washington Post by Thomas V. Look At These Bizarre Trends In Plastic Surgery Around The World (NSFW) According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in 2013 there were more than 11.5 million cosmetic surgeries performed worldwide.

Look At These Bizarre Trends In Plastic Surgery Around The World (NSFW)

Today, hundreds of new operations have been developed, even bizarre trends like artificial dimples and iris implants, that allow us to reshape and sculpt ourselves into what we envision as the epitome of beauty. By examining how the popularity of these surgeries vary across cultures we can gain insight into the subjectivity of these fabricated beauty trends. Brazil: The Brazilian Butt Lift With over 1.49 million cosmetic operations in 2013 (40,000 more than the U.S.), Brazil is now the plastic surgery capital of the world. United States: Breast Implants In 1962, Timmie Jean Lindsey from Texas became the first women ever to receive silicone breast implants (pictured above) and it's remained a popular operation ever since.

Iran: Nose Jobs South Korea: Double Eyelid Surgery. Beautiful Body: A History of Plastic Surgery. Plastic surgery, the practice of reshaping body tissues for reconstructive or aesthetic purposes dates back to antiquity.

Beautiful Body: A History of Plastic Surgery

Derived from the Greek plastikos, meaning “to mold,” plastic surgery holds a critical place in cultures all over the world. For centuries, tribes would disc their lips, stretch their earlobes, bind their feet, file their teeth, and tattoo and scar their skin. If contemporary popular series such as Extreme Makeover and Nip/Tuck are any indication, plastic surgery has not lost any of its cultural power. While filed teeth may not appeal to everyone, men and women of today still have a wide range of surgical procedures from which to choose, including liposuction, nose jobs, eyelid surgery, tummy tucks, and breast augmentation and reduction. The term “plastic surgery” also includes nonsurgical options such as Botox, microdermabrasion, collagen injections, laser hair removal, and chemical peels.