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Watch: Makeup Artist Lisa Eldridge Demonstrates History’s Best and Worst Makeup Trends

Believe it or not, there was a time in the history of makeup when contouring was not a thing. I know, I know: what did they do instead? Well, according to makeup artist and Face Paint: The Story of Makeup author Lisa Eldridge, that answer varied over time. Eldridge takes us through 5,000 years of makeup in 7 minutes, shedding light on how culture informed the reigning beauty trends of each era. 

In early Egyptian society, makeup was experimental and worn daily by men and women of all classes. Obvious makeup was frowned upon in the classic Greek period (a woman’s main role was to be virtuous and stay in the house) so they wore a light dusting of white powder on the skin, a hint of color on cheeks and defined unibrows. Heavy blush distinguished the aristocracy from the middle class in the mid-18th century and flappers at the close of the 19th century preferred dark eyes and small rosebud mouths.

Women’s empowerment in the 20th century gave us the freedom to experiment with makeup as we see fit and helped usher in today’s YouTube guru culture. Contouring doesn’t make the cut (that’s totally 21st century!) but we do see flashes of 60s mod, 80s neon and 90s grunge as Lisa takes us through the remaining decades.

Watch Lisa model 5,000 years of makeup trends in her video above.

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Kylie Jenner Says She’s Over Her Full Lips — But Not Before Telling Us How to Get Them

What’s a girl to do after her lip injections rile up the media, horrify her mom and spark a dangerous social media challenge? She breezily decides she’s over them, if said girl is Kylie Jenner. The youngest Kardashian-Jenner made the dramatic announcement on her app, signaling the end of her manufactured plump pout. “You know what’s weird? I’ve been into small lips lately. Like, I want them to look small,” she told viewers. Say it isn’t so.

This shocking reveal couldn’t have come at a less convenient time as Kylie was in the middle of filming a tutorial on how to make your lips appear bigger. #Awkward. To her credit, makeup artist Joyce Bonnelli went through with the lesson, revealing three lip-plumping tips for the hordes of people who still want to emulate Kylie’s abandoned pout:

  1. Put a dark line of foundation a bit above the upper lip to form a shadow.
  2. Brush a dab of highlighter in the cupid’s bow.
  3. Apply a lip conditioner to the whole mouth from the center to the outer edges.

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[via Glamour]

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Mica Arganaraz Finally Gets the Cover of Vogue Paris — and It’s a Mess (Forum Buzz)

Some of our forum members put two and two together a few weeks back and conjured up a theory that Mica Arganaraz was on the Greek island of Mykonos shooting for Vogue Paris. Proven right, the Argentine model stars on the magazine’s recently unveiled November cover. It was only a matter of time before Mica graced French Vogue since she’s rapidly become a favorite of Emmanuelle Alt and has already been featured inside the magazine on numerous occasions. Shot by Mario Testino, Mica wears Atelier Versace, but the look is far too busy for us to even acknowledge anything else.

Vogue Paris November 2015 Mica Arganaraz by Mario Testino

IMAGE: VOGUE.FR

Forum members made their minds up quickly. “What’s that font? What’s that pink? They could have done something so much better with that dress. In Mykonos there are so many beautiful spots with the gorgeous sea and the white houses. That blue dress would have looked amazing with the sea in the background. Total mess,” proclaimed Oxymore.

“You could not find a busier, messier cover,” announced an unimpressed t-rex.

Sharing the same sentiments was MyNameIs: “Can you find me a worse cover? Pro tip: you can’t. This must be the worst cover I have ever seen on a legit fashion magazine. Yikes.”

Nymphaea agreed, adding, “Really ugly cover, wouldn’t even enjoy the pic if it was only in an editorial. The dress looks awful waist up, too much going on on the whole cover – feels like a mess and you don’t see anything from Mica, only some limbs and hair.”

Also full of complaints was jescajade. “VP tried to make a fun energetic cover, it’s loud okay but soooo dated and far too messy. Every issue you notice more and more how hard the magazine is struggling with its identity,” she noted.

“And there goes another Vogue Paris, destroyed by Testino. I’m really quitting Vogue. All of them,” confessed EstefaniaAbaddon.

Hopefully, there’s some decent editorial content inside. Await the content and join the conversation here.

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#PumpkinSpiceHair Is Officially a Thing

It’s not enough to drink pumpkin spice latte, spray pumpkin spice perfume and wash your hair in pumpkin spice shampoo. Stylists are now channeling our all-consuming love for the Starbucks flavor into a hair color. Yes, #PumpkinSpiceHair is officially a thing. Before you freak out, we promise it doesn’t involve rinsing your hair in pumpkin spice. It’s actually a beautiful, soft shade of copper.

 

@studiomehair @christinekhazzaka killing it #loveyourhair #fallintoautumn #pumpkinspicehair

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“We’re seeing that pumpkin spice hair has more copper undertones whereas gingersnap tends to fall under the category of brunette with red undertones,” Laura Estroff, the head colorist at Kennaland Salon, told Cosmopolitan. The food-inspired hair color is actually right on trend with fall beauty. Warmer hues like Blake Lively’s and Chrissy Teigen’s bronde and the aforementioned gingersnap are becoming increasingly popular for Fall. (more…)

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Is the Balmain x H&M Collection Too Expensive?

Soon you’ll be able to Whip and Nae Nae in Balmain x H&M just like Kendall Jenner (scroll down for the video), but it’ll cost you. #HMBalmainNation’s sky-high price points make it the retail giant’s most expensive designer collab yet. A pair of pants costs $400, a small clutch will run you $200 and, at its priciest, an embroidered dress is a whopping $649.

Balmain H&M Dress Price

Balmain x H&M Dress, $649

Sure the prices are affordable in relation to actual Balmain but compared to previous H&M designer collaborations, they’re pretty steep. Alexander Wang for H&M ranged from $10 to $350; Lanvin for H&M retailed for $39.95 to $349 and Maison Martin Margiela for H&M clocked in at $12.95 to $399. Why the sudden uptick in prices? (more…)

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Photos of Sasha Mielczarek’s Ex-Fiancée Emerge, And She’s Related to a Local Model

Photo: Channel 10

Photo: Channel 10

Sasha Mielczarek is the frontrunner to win Sam Frost’s heart on this week’s finale of The Bachelorette, with the pair sharing more in common than just the desire to find a life-long partner.

They have both been engaged before, albeit Sam’s engagement was a little more public and triangular than Sasha’s, and now photos of the construction manager’s ex-fiancée have emerged.

Sydney Confidential reports that Sasha’s ex is Martina Males, she lives in Canberra as a group marketing manager and is the cousin of local model Laura Dundovic, who also happens to be best friend of The Bachelor Season 3 runner-up, Lana Jeavons-Fellows. It’s all just a bit freakin’ tangled isn’t it?  (more…)