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July 29 2014

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2 posts tagged "Kelis"

Bedazzled Beauty Redux

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Christian Dior - Vibe Vixen

Throwback Thursday is a column on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.

The Moment: Jewel-Encrusted Lips

The Motivation: I had one of those “Hey, I’ve seen that before” moments when I saw the ruby-red, rhinestone-covered lips (created by Pat McGrath) at the Spring 2013 Christian Dior Couture show. It turns out bejeweled lipstick has made not one, but two prior appearances on the newsstand. Singer Kelis first sported it on the Holiday 2006 cover of Vibe Vixen (which now only exists in the digital the space), and Katy Perry wore the glamorous look for the Harper’s Bazaar December 2010 issue. We wouldn’t suggest re-creating this in real life—unless you have a steady hand, time to kill, and plan on going on a liquid diet, sipped through a straw, for the day—but part of its appeal is that, unlike nail polish, we haven’t seen much texture innovation in the lip category. We’re not asking for fuzzy-coat lipstick or crackle lip gloss, but it would be nice to have an interesting new finish to break up the monotony of the satin, shiny, and matte options that we’ve seen so far this season (and have been around for ages). Here’s hoping a makeup artist in London, Milan, or Paris takes us up on the challenge.

Photos: Luca Cannonieri/InDigital I GoRunway; Vibe Vixen

Kelis Avoids Dreaded Makeup Melt

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Everyone knows the upsides to the summer music festivals—the fun, the tunes, the fashions, the binge drinking—but there’s that one big downside, too: the inescapable heat. We imagine it was particularly bad at this weekend’s Mega Jam in New York. The 90-plus-degree temperatures and rising humidity can best be described as face-melting, which didn’t stop Kelis from pulling out all the stops with her makeup. The singer sported a matte coral/red lip and an ambitious dual-colored eyeliner job—not to mention sleuthing out the perfect magenta brow pencil to complement her berry-tinged curls. We’re feeling sticky just thinking about the application process. She managed to pull it off, though—and play a whole set, no less (the word impressive is an understatement). What do you think of her heat wave defiance?

Photo: Henry S. Dziekan III / Getty Images