Arguably you shouldn’t pay attention to the way a makeup is packaged–it’s all about how it looks on you, right? We all know (and so do cosmetics companies) that subconsciously we’re drawn to the most appealing and beautiful packaging. Companies have taken this concept a step further lately by making the palettes themselves into tiny works of art: Embossed designs and colorful patterns mixed into pressed powders are making our medicine cabinets a lot prettier. From the poshest of brands to the drugstore, you can find these gorgeous palettes everywhere.
Click through to see makeup that looks as good in the package as it does on your face.
Admit it. You love US Weekly. So do I. So much so that I stopped saying, “Oh, I only read it at the nail salon,” and actually got a subscription delivered to my home.
For this edition of “My Favorite Beauty Products” Gwen Flamberg, the beauty director at US Weekly, was kind enough to share her picks with us. Before US, Gwen wrote about beauty at the Ladies’ Home Journal and Fitness, and has worked with The Today Show, Good Morning America, Extra, and E!News. (We’re sure she has some interesting celeb tales to tell.)
Here are her picks:
Emily Dougherty is the Beauty Director at ELLE, a post she’s held since 2003; she’s had a long and illustrious beauty career in the glossies, dating back to 1995. We’re excited that she agreed to share her favorites with us, and think you’ll agree that her picks are very unique.
Without further ado, we present Emily’s current favorite beauty obsessions:
It’s Easter this weekend, and that means miracles (if you believe in that sort of thing), chocolate, and lots and lots of pastels. In an ode to spring and Easter, we present the season’s best Easter egg makeup. (If pastels make you queasy or want to hit someone, you may want to skip this one.) A word of caution? Use one at a time and use them sparingly.
Click through to see all the sweet looks.
Often the very best jokes are laden with insight, and one of my favorite such jokes belongs to Demetri Martin, who says, “It’s interesting that ‘cologne’ rhymes with ‘alone’.” Zing!
The word cologne evokes images of greasy dudes in Ed Hardy t-shirts, teenage boys with more scents than sense, and clueless divorcees getting back into the “dating scene.” This was my presumption when Fashionista asked me to look into men’s cologne, yet once I ventured down this particularly pungent little rabbit hole, I realized just how misguided that presumption was. Beginning with the name.
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry is a startup advisor and writer based in Paris. He really, really likes luxury and fashion. And sorry ladies, he’s married. You can follow him on Twitter though, at @pegobry. From an economic perspective, luxury is a sector as fraught with peril as it is with reward. The rewards are immense: The best Read more →
Which of these campaigns won’t be starring Natalia Vodianova this season: 1. Stella McCartney 2. Calvin Klein 3. Yves Saint Laurent 4. Guerlain 5. Givenchy 6. Etam (hint, she designs that one) None. The retired mother of three’s in all of them, which means, if you include her walk down Balenciaga’s runway, she’s had the Read more →