May 17th //
Here is 90210‘s Jessica Stroup at the 12th Annual Young Hollywood Awards sporting a new, short pixie cut… and soft, punk rock makeup. Who would have thought the adjectives “soft” and “punk rock” would go together? – but Jessica’s look says it all:
Recreating her sophisticated-not-scary rocker face is easier than you think
- Mess up your hair… a little bit!
- Swipe on some dark, dramatic liner
- Go for matte, pink lips
Motives Luxe Precision Eye Line in Noir $14
Motives Pressed Eye Shadow in Plum Frost $12
Motives Rich Formula Lipstick in Misty Rose $14
I’m mentally scanning my closet right now to think of the perfect outfit for this look. So what do you think? Will you try it?
May 17th //
I loved model Sessilee Lopez’s makeup at the recent Operation Smile Gala. In fact, she might have stumbled upon my new favorite trend: navy eyeliner and brown lipgloss.
We’re always being told to pick between having your lips or your eyes be the focal point of your look, but Sessilee is proof you can have both! The trick is picking a subtle shade of blue eyeliner and an equally subtle shade of brown lipgloss. Anything too stand out is going to completely throw-off the balance. Here, two shades to try to get this look at home:
Motives Kohl Eyeliner in Amethyst, $14
Motives Pucker Up Lip Plumper in Ambrosia, $16
May 13th //
Awhile back I received an email about Kara Dioguardi’s purple eye makeup on American Idol, so I wrote up a post and it turned out to be a huge hit! This morning, new MyFashionCents reader Lisa (welcome!) wrote in and wanted to know how to get this look Kara was sporting on the latest episode:
She seems to follow the usual smokey eye formula, yet changes up the color scheme to keep it interesting! This time around, we’re using mochas, browns, and blacks!
Don’t be afraid to use bronzer! You need to balance out the dramatic eyes… complete the look with a nude lip.
May 10th //
The way to a man’s heart may be through his stomach, but tell me: Why are all men electrified by fancy shaving cream? Several of my beauty editor friends have commented on this phenomenon and noted that Kiehl’s Shaving Cream has a particularly hypnotic effect.
Barneys New York, Kiehl’s “Close-Shavers” Squadron Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream $18.50
It feels amazing on your skin, has a great smoothing effect and a fabulous price point! I’m thinking it’s the perfect Father’ Day Gift, don’t you agree?
May 10th //
Nothing goes better with sun-kissed glowy skin than sherbet-y orange lips. Case in point: Hilary Duff’s recent red carpet look. She paired a dark, smoky eye with bronzed cheeks and a glossy-orange lip. It’s a subtler alternative to big red lips—and a great springtime option. Don’t you think?
Here’s what you need to get the look for yourself:
Motives Rich Formula Lipstick in Papaya Whip, $14