16 posts tagged "Lipstick"
If you’ve never experienced Bite Beauty’s all-natural array of lip products, its Collector’s Edition might be the crash course you need to get acquainted with the brand. Twenty shades of its Luminous Créme lipsticks were selected to comprise a comprehensive gift set that almost replicates the mixing-matching experience you’d get at the company’s lab in Soho. Double-ended tubes make creating a custom color easier than ever—whether you want a multidimensional ombré effect (seen at Rag & Bone this past season) or, if you’re feeling extra adventurous, a two-tone look (circa Emanuel Ungaro Spring 2010).
Bite’s bullets are also packed with the antioxidant resveratrol (the same ingredient that justifies a nightly glass of red wine), so over time, fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth are diminished. Each duo is boxed separately to make sharing and stocking stuffing a snap, but we won’t tell if you take the Ebenezer Scrooge approach and keep them all for yourself.
Bite Beauty Collector’s Edition Lip Layers Set, $98; available at sephora.com.
It’s getting harder and harder to ignore the signs that orange just might be the new number one bright shade in the lipstick world (sorry, red). The fiery color dominated the spring 2014 runways at shows like Rag & Bone, DKNY, and Prabal Garung, and red carpet darlings like Lupita Nyong’o and Olivia Munn have boldly sported tangerine pouts at recent events. To thrust orange, a shade that not long ago was considered shocking, further into the spotlight, FACE Stockholm has created a mini-collection of orange lipsticks to flatter women of all skin tones. “Orange is warm, spontaneous, unexpected and fun,” says Martina Arfwidson, co-owner of the brand. If you’re an orange lipstick newbie, “Don’t be afraid! You will be pleasantly surprised when you find your [shade],” Arfwidson adds. And there’s no need to wait until spring—a sparkly holiday dress paired with flaming coral lips makes for one hot combo.
FACE Stockholm Lipstick in Hjarta, Spicy and Matte Orange, $22 each; facestockholm.com.
The pro: Celebrity makeup artist Tina Turnbow
The product: “My mom passed away quite some time ago. But her beauty regime will stay with me forever. As a kid, I would sit next to her on the floor near her vanity and watch her apply makeup perfectly. It always looked luminous and fresh. She had milky porcelain skin and auburn hair with hazel eyes. When she was in her teens, she over-plucked her eyebrows and they never grew back. So she would always draw in her brows, and then apply her lip color. She only used one shade—it was in her purse, her medicine cabinet, on her vanity, everywhere! She’d pull out this magical silver tube of Clinique lipstick in DuBonnet—a warm, rosy red—and apply it to her upper lip in a heart shape, from the outer corners in, then back and forth on the bottom. She’d finish by dabbing it on her cheeks and blending it into a healthy flush with her fingertips. Her natural beauty came to life at that moment, and I was always in awe of the transformation. This technique has stayed with me as a makeup artist. I love cream blush and have been known to use lipstick on cheeks and my fingers to blend [in makeup]. I try to bring out a woman’s [features] in an effortless way. I still love toasty pink makeup tones, as well as rose scents. (For as long as I can remember, my mother’s fragrance was Tea Rose by Perfumer’s Workshop.) I also have a rose tattoo on my arm. In a way, it’s like my mother is always with me.”
Crimson and varying hues of moody burgundy were having a moment for multiple weeks in a row, but it appears that pink (specifically, fuchsia) is staging a comeback. In the past two days alone, Miranda Kerr, Kate Bosworth, and Karolina Kurkova all stepped out in the shade. Whether it was paired with a strapless, Swarovski Crystal-studded Fendi dress (as was the case with Bosworth) or a navy turtleneck à la Kurkova, everything’s coming up roses on the red carpet.
In honor of American Capitalism at its finest, MAC Cosmetics has created a lipstick for Black Friday dubbed Hautecore. Lucky for those of us that plan to digest our turkey dinners while wearing “Thanksgiving pants” instead of hitting the stores on November 29, this tube of (what else?) matte black is only available online. But similar to those sought-after doorbusters, this shade is a 24-hour special. If you have any intention of re-creating the look from Saint Laurent circa Fall 2008, you better set a calendar alert now to rouse you from your tryptophan-induced slumber.