The overwhelming success of The Bachelorette is making Channel Ten rethink their approach towards the franchise for coming seasons.
Channel Ten’s head of entertainment and factual programs, Stephen Tate, told The Daily Telegraph that Sam Frost’s season has given them “great confidence”, which will not only see The Bachelorette be longer (this season was just five weeks) next time, but it will also include the cringeworthy live “After the Final Rose” episode.
Australia hasn’t included the episode since Tim Robards faced off to his exes, like Rochelle Emanuel-Smith, after he picked Anna Heinrich on Season 1. It went a little something like this: (more…)
Erin Holland sported what is probably her sleekest look yet in a red pantsuit by Farage, sans top underneath for a slither of side-boob. We love the patent texture of her black-toe strap heels which add edgy sophistication, complemented by the on-point brows and combed-back hair. (more…)
Don’t freak out but something epic happened today on Instagram. With one stealthy social media post, Urban Decay announced it’s teaming up with none other than Gwen Stefani. Yes, the patron saint of cool girls everywhere is working with the coolest brand in makeup. That sound is the Internet shattering into a million pieces.
The collaboration yielded a 15 eyeshadow palette personally handpicked by Gwen. It features a surprisingly versatile range of colors from soft neutrals to bold shades of blue and bubblegum pink. We can already see Gwen wearing the blue shadow to match her new blue hair color in true rocker fashion. As for the nude shadows, what else would she wear with her signature cat eye and red lip? The colors boast names like “Harajuku,” “Punk,” and “Blonde” and come packaged with gold hardware and trendy black and white stripes. Could it be any more perfect?
Founder and Chief Creative Officer Wende Zomnir gushed on Instagram: “After countless hours of collaborating and talking makeup with Gwen Stefani, here it is! Gwen is a true makeup junkie and was so much fun to work with to create this palette! #UDxGwen.” Shop the new UDxGwen Palette starting November 22, just in time for the holiday season.
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.
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:
Put a dark line of foundation a bit above the upper lip to form a shadow.
Brush a dab of highlighter in the cupid’s bow.
Apply a lip conditioner to the whole mouth from the center to the outer edges.
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.
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.