Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Lessons From The Pros: Two-Toned Lip
We popped down into the studio to see what our makeup maven Stacey Nishimoto was into right now, and she presented her latest genius: the two-toned lip! We asked her pretty please for a tutorial on this show-stopping effect, and she said the first step is choosing two colors that compliment each other in hue and texture. Pairing a shiny bottom lip, for instance, with a matte top lip is dramatic and super flattering; a soft bottom lip and a high shine top lip is another perfect balance.
Apply both lip colors with a flat lip brush and skip the liner, as a glossy and a matte lipstick on one set of lips is enough on its own. Plus, the brush still ensures you get a perfect line. I always do one last sweep of gloss on the bottom lip to make it really pop.
I used NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage, a shocking hot pink with a flat velvet texture on the bottom lip. For the top lip, I used a shiny stain so that the top color won’t interrupt or rub on the bottom lip color. Yves Saint Laurent’s glossy stain is the best on the market. The pigment is pure and rich and the shine is silky, not sticky. And the shine is actually the best part of this product, it’s like a little flashlight that highlights the true colors.
The most fun part of a duo lip is picking out complementing colors that go hand in hand but are complete polar opposites – like you and your sweetheart! It’s all about finding the unexpected perfect match. Muah!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Nasty Guys: Leonardo DiCaprio
When it comes to the topic of ’90s teen heartthrobs, there is no denying that our ultimate will forever be Leo. With bad boy good looks and legit acting chops, he totally stole our hearts in cult classics like This Boy’s Life, The Basketball Diaries, and Romeo + Juliet (seriously, can we talk about that underwater scene with Claire Danes?). Over a decade and a few Oscar nominations later, we still find ourselves swooning over his long blonde locks and, ugh, those lips. Leo, we’ll always love you…
Monday, January 14, 2013 Contests: Win Free Shoes For A Year!
That’s right, we’re doing it again… giving away a pair of shoes every month for all of 2013! One lucky gal will get to pick her favorite pair each month and we’ll ship them right out.
All you have to do is sign up once (and keep your fingers crossed) for your chance to win. The sweepstakes ends January 29th and we’ll announce the winner right here on January 30th at 1 p.m. PST. Good luck to all of you Nasty Gals!
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 Lookbooks: Mix It Up
Monday, May 7, 2012 Nasty Gals Do It Better: The Cropped Trench Coat