38 posts tagged "Lipstick"
For nearly every day of the year there is a seemingly insignificant holiday—see Cheese Pizza Day, Talk Show Host Day, and Hug Your Cat Day. But today marks the arrival of one unaccredited holiday we definitely feel good about getting behind: National Lipstick Day. In celebration of our favorite magic bullet, we took a quick peek back at some of the greatest moments in lipstick of the past 100 years. Time to kiss and tell.
At the impressionable age of 13, I watched Jean-Luc Godard’s New Wave exemplar Breathless for the first time, and soon found myself sporting Jean Seberg’s cropped gamine cut. Then baby-faced and decidedly sans cheekbones, I’m not sure my look bore any resemblance to that of Seberg’s lissome expat. Now, a decade older, slightly less impressionable, and with not so much more in the way of bone structure, I have the good sense to know a pixie cut won’t suit me anytime soon. But thanks to the latest release from Lipstick Queen, there’s a new option for paying homage to cinematic style coups. The Silver Screen lipsticks are a range of seven shades inspired by femmes of classic Hollywood films. The color names alone read like an AFI Top 100 movie quotes list: There’s Stella! (a metallic violet that’s not for the faint of heart), You Kid (a gorgeous rosy nude), Have Paris (a neutral, true red), and Play It (a vivid watermelon hue). Lipstick Queen has lately asserted itself as a force to be reckoned with in the luxury lipstick realm, thanks to its $50 (and utterly exquisite) Velvet Rope offerings. The Silver Screen range is similarly pillowy and full-coverage with a single swipe, but will appeal to those who prefer a glossy pout. Formulated with active pomegranate sterols, the formula hydrates lips and delivers a juicy-looking finish that doesn’t budge. A touch of peppermint essential oil makes for a refreshing application, too. I’m–dare I say it?–ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.
Lipstick Queen Silver Screen lipsticks, $50 each. Available at lipstickqueen.com and spacenk.com in September.
Wearing makeup to the beach is a little like traipsing through sand in stilettos—we’ve seen women do it, but nobody ever quite pulls it off (unless, of course, you’re Rihanna). The models sporting the latest line of swimwear from Eres this weekend in East Hampton, however, made a case for contrasting your solid maillot or bikini with a single swipe of traffic-cone orange this summer. Makeup artist Neil Gogoi chose cult-classic and universally flattering NARS Heat Wave for all of the girls, then upped the ante with Le Blush Crème de Chanel in Présage (last seen on the lids of Nicola Peltz) and MAC Cosmetics Splashproof Lash mascara. While the last two products are optional, we’re saving a special spot in our beach bag next to our SPF, gossip rags, and Chablis for this tube of tangerine.
While spring was all about a Lorde-like lip—from the singer’s purply-black MAC bullet to subtler wine shades on the red carpet—we’re happy to report that girly pink pouts are still making a statement. At last night’s annual Coach party on the High Line, Chloë Grace Moretz and Chloë Sevigny proved just how fresh and flattering the hue can be. Moretz chose a pearly pastel shade (similar to Ilia’s Hold Me Now), while Sevigny perked up her houndstooth frock with an opaque Pepto. If you want to pack even more of a punch à la Keri Russell (below), we suggest Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Fever. Pull off the look with a few swipes of mascara, dewy skin, and messy hair. Consider your summer beauty routine perfected—in one minute or less.