Beauty Buzz | House of Exposure’s Helmut Red lipstick

Every beauty guru knows the importance of the red lip. Always classic, the shade stands apart from all other hues. It’s not a must-try; it’s an essential. In fact, the only difficulty with the vibrant pout is finding one that works on your skin tone. Fear not, because Periel Aschenbrand (founder of House of Exposure, a curated online boutique for ...
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Beauty Buzz | Lady Gaga Fame

Lady Gaga is the most recent celebrity to dip into the fragrance market. Except she’s taking over in a way that only Gaga can. Lady G’s new fragrance, Fame, hits stores this August, in an egg-shaped bottle with a weighty gold-claw inspired cap. We all know this artist is never one for the ordinary, and inside her scented bottle of ...
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Inspiration | NARS for Don Giovanni

The art of makeup was given a new stage when the Los Angeles Philharmonic recruited NARS and makeup guru James Kaliardos to create looks for their recent production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. The classic opera has been gaining a lot of attention since its debut on May 18th. Bold, geographic eyeliners, classic and dark lips, and stone-colored shadows stood out ...
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Streets | Tokyo’s Blushing Beauties

Dubbed the “Momoko Blush” after famed fashion producer and model Momoko Ogihara, under-eye blush is a favorite of gyaru-kei girls all over Tokyo. The under-eye placement makes eyes appear larger, like anime characters, and covers any dark circles. Pink hues look sweet while coral and orange shades are favored by the more directional.
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Inspiration | American Beauties

With Katy Perry gracing the cover of the latest issue of Parade dressed for the Fourth of July, we thought we’d celebrate by looking at U.S.A.-inspired beauty. The holiday is all about dressing eyes, lips, nails and hair in red, white and blue. Artistic nail designs are having a moment, so rocking festive tips are a must, and decorated fireworks, flags or ...
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Inspiration | Antonio Bizarro – Brazil S/S 13

Inspiration is everywhere. When we saw the Antonio Bizarro S/S 13 beauty look, it recalled a mix of the Givenchy and Gaultier F/W 12 looks. Bizarro’s models walked the runway with perfectly straight tresses and roots airbrushed in vibrant reds, pinks, whites and royal blues, and a jeweled nose rings. Much like Riccardo Tisci did for Givenchy’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection, ...
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Streets | Sealed with a Tangerine Kiss

Pucker up those lips, ladies. The hottest trend of the moment comes straight from an orange peel kiss. Ever since Tangerine Tango was crowned Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year, the warm hue has been making an appearance on global runways and streets as well as adorning the faces of celebrities. The statement look gives a new twist to the ...
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Inspiration | Marilyn Monroe’s Beauty Secrets

Marilyn Monroe is Hollywood's golden beauty. Her name evokes images of that white dress, the Happy Birthday song for President Kennedy, that mole, that blonde hair. This August marks the 50th anniversary of her death and her beauty remains as stunning today as it was back in the 60s. According to The Daily Telegraph, Monroe's beauty regimen consisted of applying Vaseline, hormone ...
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Inspiration | Dazed & Confused, June 2012

Dazed & Confused's June issue features an editorial inspired by the works of fashion illustrator Rene Gruau. Models Ava Smith, Codie Young and Madison Headrick are made to look like rough sketches by makeup artist Yadim. Gruau (Feb 1989 - March 2004) was one of the best known artists in the haute couture world during the 1940s and 50s. He was ...
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Beauty Buzz | Chanel’s Cruise 2013 Beauty Marks

Chanel beauty marks stole the show at the Cruise 2013 show. Makeup artist Peter Philips created a pink makeup look and added a velvet Chanel logo beauty mark under the eye to complement Karl Lagerfeld's "Versailles in a Socialist France" themed collection. Let's explore, albeit very briefly, the history of the beauty mark. According to Greek mythology, the Gods were jealous ...
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Inspiration | Donna Summer, Disco Queen

Donna Summer passed away on May 17. People called her the First Lady of Love and the black Marilyn Monroe. The first women to have back-to-back, multi-platinum albums, she was the undisputed queen of the Seventies disco boom. Her beauty look was quintessentially 70s, with full curls, metallic eyeshadow swept high onto the brow bone, heavy contouring and brick red lips. Look at ...
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Inspiration | 60s Icon Peggy Moffitt

60s icon Peggy Moffitt is shown on, rocking her Vidal Sassoon five-point cut and graphic eye makeup, talking about her experience as a muse and model to designer Rudi Gernreich. She captured the 60s in the famous William Claxton (Moffitt's husband) photo of her wearing a Gernreich topless monokini bathing suit. "Peggy is a true innovator, an extension of the ...
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Insider | Linda Rodin, Founder of Olio Lusso

  Eternally cool. One of a kind. Real style. Those are just some of the phrases used to describe Linda Rodin, stylist and former model, who took the beauty world by storm with her Olio Lusso skin oils five years ago. Now in her 60s, Rodin epitomizes easy-going elegance with her radiant, bare skin, bright pink lips and casually pulled back silver hair. After ...
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Beauty Buzz | Vidal Sassoon, A True Icon

  "In every craft someone comes along who does something different. Well that's it. There's always something, somebody with a new idea, a sense of vision. If you do something, do it well. You should always think, how can I improve on it?" - Vidal Sassoon Beauty icon Vidal Sassoon passed yesterday at the age of 84. Sassoon changed the world with ...
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Inspiration | Audrey Hepburn, Timeless Beauty

"I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and... I believe in miracles." - Audrey Hepburn What better way to start a Monday than with the inspiring beauty of Audrey Hepburn. Those full ...
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