Thursday, November 29, 2012 Chit Chat LIVE!: Chat With Our Vintage Buyer, Liz!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Chit Chat LIVE!: Chat With Our Vintage Buyer, Liz
All right, you’ve scored your vintage… How do you not make that outrageous piece too costume-y? What are some basic tips to keep it fresh? Luckily we’ve got our vintage buyer, Liz, on the case, and you can ask her all your vintage queries: How to shop for it…. what to look for in a piece that’ll last…. how to ride that line between “that’s quirky and cute” and “too strange—leave it alone.” She’ll be chatting with us live right here on the blog tomorrow, Thursday, November 29, from 2 PM PST. Bring your best questions, and see y’all then!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Right Now: The Soft Parade
The fabric of rock stars and royalty, velvet’s a staple that will forever be in serious rotation. Even just a touch of velvet puts it all in soft focus…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Lessons From The Pros: Better Off Red
Our make-up maven Stacey Nishimoto dishes on one of her favorite party looks: the classic red lip. Read on for her tips!
Red is so red-hot right now, a special lip color for special nights. Everyone—and I do mean everyone—can wear it. The perfect red can be a magic wand to your complexion, illuminating while wiping out flaws and re-shaping your lips in to a beautiful, desired mouth. With this look, all you really need is delicate cheek color and a wash of smoke over the eye, maybe tap a little bit of gold dust on the center of the lid. Use your fingers to do it. Imperfect softness balances a perfect red mouth, so you won’t look like granny.
For the shy girls, with a lip brush, lavishly apply color in the center of the lips, creating an inner red ring. Then fan out color until it disappears into the lip line in airbrush strokes—use a clean brush or Q-tip to spread around color. It should look like inverted lip color. I love Heat Wave by Nars (a coral red) and YSL Rouge Pur Couture in #4 (a punch red).
For mouths that are funky shaped or small, apply a matte red—a good one is this matte velvet pencil from Nars called Red Square. Then in the center of the lips, apply a super shine red gloss on the very inside or on the bee sting. Using these two textures adds dimension and looks super SUPER flattering (it’s my favorite way to wear red). The best glossy center would be a stain so it won’t get on your teeth. I prefer YSL Glossy Stain in #9.