Elegantly Painted Faces

There are about as many reasons (occasions) for painting faces as there are choices that can be painted on faces, and this time of year, much like Halloween–but with more of an adult slant–Carnival celebrations are everywhere, from Mardi Gras to Carnival in Brazil. It’s mostly about masks, but any form of out-of-the-box styling is […]

Carnival Mask-Proof Make-Up

Carnival is all about parades, cut-loose parties, and festive balls. It’s about dancing like nobody’s watching to the compelling beats of high-energy calypso music with soca strains and wildly ornamented and ornate, vividly colored costumes, feathers and beading. It’s about creatively and exotically concealing your identity with artist flair in mask form until the big […]

Does Makeup Need to Change with Haircuts?

Now, when you go in for a half-inch or two off, there is really nothing you need to do differently with regard to your style of makeup. It’s the more dramatic length reductions and scissors-sculpted effects that always have a major effect on the look of your “till now” standby makeup routine. You have surely […]

Evening Shades: “It” Lip Colors for Night Time

They say that the eyes are the “windows to the soul” but the lips say it all! At night, your makeup needs to be a bit more dramatic to make an impact. Those nude shades and peach glosses that give you a natural, beautiful look during the day will look washed out at night. You […]

Lighting Makeup – How Much is Too Much?

You’ve probably heard the expression depicting the transformative effect that light has on all things, more or less (and paraphrased,) described by “seeing something in a different light,” or “after having seen a thing in a different light,” how it changed the thing or the viewer’s perception of the thing. It’s fairly common knowledge that […]

Secret Makeup Artist Tricks

Oh, to be a fly on the wall of insider gab sessions breaking down the tricks of any trade–but surely the makeup industry pros could tell us about tricks and especially all the ways they’ve had to come up with instant solutions behind the runway curtains and in the celebs’ dressing rooms or on the […]

Guide to Makeup Artist Level Brows

Eyebrows are back—big, bold and beautiful! After a long run on the thin-and-getting-thinner side, they’re coming into their own again, no longer to be regarded as a feature to be minimized to almost annihilation. Today’s brows are back as a prominent feature on the face, and while they’re still far from taking on a bushy […]

Makeup to Complement Curls

While there are so many girls who have curly hair, only recently have a lot of them even let the world know about it. Straight hair has dominated the hair fashion scene for so long, for a lot of reasons–but finally, curls have come into their own, with amazing response-looks from every direction and we’re […]

Our Favorite Curly-Headed Celebs

The truth is becoming clearer and clearer–a lot more of our favorite Hollywood celebrities are, low and behold–curly! That’s right–as most curly headed little girls grow up fantasizing of long, silky straight tresses pouring from their follicles, we’re living in an age where the art of producing straight from any measure of curls is not […]

How Embrocation Creams Can Be a Fashion Savior

The problems with pantyhose are always an issue, and while their invention did solve a lot of issues for women once it became allowable for women to expose any portion of their lower extremities in public. Early stockings for women got their cues from socks, coming in pairs that were either held in place by […]