Monday, April 8, 2013 Lessons From The Pros: Space Age Desert Eyes
If there’s one thing we love here at Nasty Gal, it’s an excuse to cover our face in glitter. A trip to the grocery store? Sure. An oil change? Totally. A day at in the sun at a summer festival? Well, this one’s a no-brainer.
So, to kick off our season in the sonic fields, we’ve concocted one hell of an eye look. We’re not talking glitter eyeliner or some shadow with sheen, but honest to dog glitter glued to your eyelids. Don’t be shy—we certainly never are!
Our out-of-this-world video directors at Knockout Pictures broke it all down into easy-peasy steps, but our in-house makeup master Stacey Nishimoto’s got more than a little advice on how to really master this look. Below, the exclusive unabridged version, straight from the source!
Lady Teddy Jeans
Stars Of Crystal Necklace
Colleen Chambray Shirt
Hair Color Rub - Purple
Hair Color Rub - Fuchsia
NYX Roll On Shimmer - Emerald
NYX Roll On Shimmer
Thursday, April 4, 2013 Lessons From The Pros: Knotty By Nature – A Festival Braid Guide
When we were kids, our copy of Braids and Bows ended up in the garbage—a combination of our hatred of ribbons and our boiling frustration over our utter lack of ability. These days, we’re willing to give these pretty little plaits another try. Not only have braids evolved into a cool, intergalactic art form since our embarrassing class photo days, but they also serve a real and breezy function come festival season.
To get us ready for that extreme desert heat—and stand out in a sea of coif crowns—we turned to our nearest braid babe, Alison Brislin, who cooked up this sorta sleek, sorta spacey look special for us.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Lessons From The Pros: Lip Service
Last year we were all about chalking our hair—and now we’re this close to playing hopscotch on our lips. And while, yes, that super-opaque candy grin may seem best attempted with a package of Cray Pas, we’re opting instead for the clotted cream-thick, marshmallow-hued lipsticks from Lime Crime. Now, we may seem like an unlikely source for this kind of advice, but to really pull off this look, the key is measured self-restraint and balance (Right?! We feel sort of grown up right now.) Go for dewy, natural skin and a neutral, light bronze eye to really let your lips pop. Then go get yourself an ice cream cone or something—this is the official look of summer.
Lipsticks: Lime Crime Opaque in Great Pink Planet, D’Lilac, Cosmopop.
Indulge Your Sweet Tooth
Diamond Eyes Shades
Down Low Tank
NYX Matte Polish in Pastel Pink
Don't Call Me Peachy Nail Polish
Carefree Highway Denim Jacket
Hard Candy Clutch
Under Your Spell Blouse
Friday, February 15, 2013 Lessons From The Pros: She’s A Rainbow
You don’t have to be Ziggy Stardust to get away with wearing a rainbow on your face. To prove it, our makeup guru Stacey Nishimoto is giving us the scoop on how to get the perfect sugar-coated lids. And yes, you can actually do this!
To make it a reality, it needs to happen on fresh, dewy, SHIMMERING skin. Apply foundation over semi-damp skin and finish with a veil of loose powder. Then highlight cheekbones, temples and the bridge of nose with a pearly shimmer. Glowing skin balances the look of wearing a prism of colors. Also, mixing metallic eye pigments with matte shadows adds texture and elegance to your bone structure.
Now that you have a fresh face, brush metallic gold shadow all over the lid. Don’t worry about getting the blending perfect, think of it as a water painting…colors bleed into each other.
Next, apply turquoise shadow to the inner corner of your eye with a hint lime green on the outer inner corner to frame the turquoise.
Now it’s time for a splash of orange above the gold lid. Blend the shadows into your brow to make your sherbet hues melt onto the forehead.
Apply lavender to your temples with purple below on the tail end of brow bone. Next, use a metallic green-blue (I used a pencil here) a draw a sideways V to frame your eye.
Last, but not least, sweep yellow(!) blush on cheekbones with a pop of pink blended underneath.
Have so much fun experimenting – the color combinations are endless! Just use circular motions with brushes and blend, blend, blend away..even your mistakes!