March 26, 2016 |
Hot pink. Orange. Violet. These saturated pastels are destined to pretty up our kissers this spring - think Easter egg brights. The trendlet Vivid matte lips are the only beauty element we need to spice up our monotone smiles. (But a clutch in a matching hue should do the trick, too.) Where does it come from? We can trace the beginning of the vibrant lip to the 1940s, when Max Factor Jr. - whose father invented "pan-cake" makeup - created Tru-Color. This matte lipstick stayed on through all manner of eating and drinking.
December 8, 2015 |
In a ceremony before the Miley Cyrus and the Dead Petz show on Saturday night at the Electric Factory, Wayne Coyne, lead singer for the Flaming Lips (Miley's band for the show, renamed the Dead Petz), blessed the crowd by sprinkling glitter confetti and blasting a cannon of party streamers. Thus he gave us permission to embrace the unlikely collaboration between Cyrus and the Lips. Cyrus' limited-city Milky Milky Milk tour is in support of her surprise (and free!) streaming opus, Miley Cyrus and her Dead Petz - a 23-song, 90-minute concept album with most of the songs cowritten and coproduced by the Lips.
September 21, 2015 |
There was a time when wearing near-black shades of lipstick - navy, hunter, eggplant, or wine - was more cultish than couture. Yet this fall, those velvet kissers - when coupled with smoky eyes and a nude foundation - are both mysterious and professional. The trendlet The deep lip is going daytime. A darkened pout - matte or gloss - adds another dimension to the season's monochromatic and textured story. Where's it come from? Like kohl-rimmed eyes, obsidianesque lips descend from the ancient Egyptians.
June 18, 2015 |
Before laying my head to rest the other night, Black Twitter blessed me with something magical. Scrolling through my feed, I noticed #unconventionalblackbeauty, a hashtag featuring photos of beautiful black faces. Not much different from #blackoutday, an online movement that celebrated black beauty, right? Wrong. The difference: This was an honest discourse about how we define beauty within the black community. In less than 24 hours, feeds exploded with photos of women and men with full lips, broad noses, and kinky hair.
June 5, 2015 |
Before laying my head to rest last night, Black Twitter blessed me with something magical. Scrolling through my timeline, I noticed the hashtag #unconventionalblackbeauty, featuring photos of beautiful black faces. Not much different from #blackoutday , an online movement that celebrated black beauty, right? Wrong. The difference here was this was an honest discourse about how we define beauty within the black community. And I was so here for it. In less than 24 hours, the hashtag has received a cosign from artist Talib Kweli and timelines exploded with photos of women and men with full lips, broad noses and kinky hair posing with pride.
May 14, 2015 |
IF THERE'S a "silver lining" to splitting with lingerie model Suki Waterhouse , it appears that Bradley Cooper has found it. Cooper was spotted smooching with Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Irina Shayk outside a London hotel Monday night. The UK's Daily Mail reports that Shayk, 29, and Cooper, 40, were all smiles as they exited the Novikov Restaurant and Bar . Photos surfaced online yesterday of the Hollywood heart throb and the Russian model coyly ducking and dodging paparazzi as they got into a cab in London's Mayfair section.
May 8, 2015 |
SINCE EVERY scandal must have a "gate" at the end, can we call this one Lipgate? It took long enough, and too many young people messed up their faces trying to get giant lips by sucking the air out of a shot glass, but People magazine now reports that the infamous mouth pillows of Kylie Jenner are the result of artificial enhancement. So, chalk up another star who owes her career to LPEDs: Lip Performance Enhancing Drugs. "I have temporary lip fillers. It's just an insecurity of mine, and it's what I wanted to do," Kylie says, in a clip from that icky faux-reality show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
May 8, 2015 |
Kylie's shocking admission Never in a million years would I have guessed that Kylie Jenner was not born with those flap-like subterranean creatures glued to her mouth - you know, where the lips should be. In a disturbing revelation that has rocked our world, Kim Kardashian 's sis admits her lips have been bionically altered by Victor Frankenstein, M.D . The truth comes by way of reality TV: Kylie, 17, admits in two new clips from...
April 29, 2015
FOR MOST OF US, the news that former Olympic champ Bruce Jenner wants to live the rest of his life as a woman is of fairly recent vintage. Not so for Chrystie Crownover , who has held such knowledge for decades. Between 1972 and 1981, Crownover was also known as Mrs. Bruce Jenner. Yesterday, she told George Stephanopoulos, of ABC's "Good Morning America," about learning her then-hubby's deepest secret. "I can't remember the exact words because it was such a shock to me, but he opened up his heart and confessed, and he had to share this deep, dark secret," she told Stephanopoulos.
November 24, 2014 |
Let's face it - red lipstick is always on trend. Sometimes the hue of the moment is a mahogany-tinged maroon; other times, it's a clear claret. This year, the most glamorous of holiday partygoers will likely opt for some deep fruity shades in a range of raspberry and cranberry tones. The trendlet Berry lips. We like them matte with just a hint of gloss. Luckily there is no shortage this fall - from the berrylicious Blood Roses by the late makeup-artist-to-the-stars Kevyn Aucoin to New Jersey-based Suede salon's private-label lipliner Sweet Berry.