Hey-o, it’s the second edition of Hard Lacquer, beauty tubes! Get out your notepads and make sure you have plenty of space for new tabs in your browser, because we have a lot of material to cover.
We’re kicking off a new beauty column, Hard Lacquer, with summer heat in mind — Aja’s tested and reviewed nine mascaras so you sirens don’t have to!
Chromat’s Spring 2016 collection exemplifies summer looks wonderfully; dewy, waterproof and slick, it’s a sun-soaked romp. A lush cat-eye, rich lips and overall sunkissed makeup looks excellent with artfully cutout suits and futuristic monokinis. You’ll want a cold drink for this one, since you’ll be smokin’ hot poolside all summer long.
Black nail polish will inherit the earth.
Just seemed like something you might need in your life.
If it’s bright, deeply pigmented and under $10, I’ll usually give it a spin. After searching high and low for quality formulas in current colors, I’ve gathered some of my personal favourite inexpensive lippies. Reap the benefits of my quest.
Do you have a face? Here are some thoughts on how to take care of it.
Put one or two in your bath and watch them fizz away. As you’re steeping, take some time to reflect on your life and feel good about all the decisions you’ve made that have gotten you to this point.
It’s winter. Or as my skin likes to call it, Scaly-Snake-Monster Season. I imagine, of course, that people flee from me as I walk down New York City streets because, right about two weeks ago, I transformed into essentially a giant humanoid alligator.
Here are two fun makeup looks for your holigay festivities, my fellow monolid-blessed beauties. One glam, one funky, both very wearable and easy to recreate. Now get your boldest eyeliner out, because it’s time to sparkle!
Sweet-smelling products for the dandy in you.
It’s peak Pumpkin Spice Latte season but early forecasts predict Polar Vortex 2: Electric Boogaloo and the time to address seasonal dry skin issues is now, not the middle of December when your car is buried under five feet of snow and your plans for the day are “huddle in a ball and hate everything.”
It’s cold outside, so heat things up with warm, spicy colors and dark smokey eyes. Nothing’s hotter than copper, cinnamon and mulled wine or more festive than emerald and cobalt.
Or don’t. Armpits4August doesn’t mind whether you preen your pits or not, as long as you’re willing to talk about it and PCOS.
By reader request, a fantastic video tutorial on how to do “rad butch eyeliner,” with #1 Butch Julie Goldman and Stylist To The Stars Brandy Howard.
Summertime means staying up late on warm nights… maybe even too late to wash your hair. We’ve got just the thing for you.
This week, the New York Times wants to talk about your lipstick and your self-esteem and I want to talk about how they are missing the point when it comes to the debate about women wearing makeup.
Autumn winds may be taking a toll on your face, but don’t let the weather get you down! There are makeouts to be had with your luscious lips!
Are you growing your hair out from that awesome alternative lifestyle haircut, too? Isn’t it awkward? Let’s commiserate over accidentally looking like Carol Brady.
Throw out all your fancy face washes and special lotions; all you need is a little bit of oil.