A bold lip is fun and makes a statement...until it starts to smudge. So how do you get it to stay put? We called on New York City celebrity makeup artist Troy Surratt to give us the scoop on how he makes a bright hue stay in place and last all night--and kiss your lip prints goodbye.
Finding the perfect red lipstick can be something of a lifelong challenge. Just thinking about the different formulas, shades, and textures is enough to make someone go crazy! Cue makeup artists whose literal job it is to find and test said lipsticks.
Critics of potentially dangerous ingredients are loud--and getting louder. We pored over the studies and data to get to the bottom of the seven most notorious ingredients on the natural-beauty do-not-fly list. Here's what we found.
We live in a beauty-obsessed culture with every magazine we skim through and TV channel we turn to we see how far our own personal reality is from the idealized media standard. These messages easily influence how we view others and most importantly ourselves.
As Tyra Banks so wisely puts it, I like the "ugly-pretty." This is an intellectual interpretation of prettiness: if you don't find my shapeless clothes and lack of discernible makeup attractive, then clearly you don't understand.
Long, thick, fluttery lashes aren't just reserved for the stars. In fact, the tools the pros use aren't different than what you can find online, at your favorite department store, or even at the drugstore!
Get your nails done or at least painted. It absolutely gives the illusion that you have your sh*t together for this festive and overwhelming time of year. Talk with your hands! Grab that deviled egg with some pizzazz and show off your dazzling digits. It's Christmas!