World-renowned artist Curtis Kulig tags his signature message, “Love Me” all over the world — his spray paint is currently pretty-ing up a dark scaffold down the street from my apartment. Isn’t it gorgeous?
Thankfully you can bring his message home and into your makeup bag courtesy of Smashbox. Their collaboration resulted in this super-pretty and totally wearable Smashbox Love Me Eye Shadow Palette, $34, that includes 5 highly pigmented, blendable shadows. It’s comes in Admire Me, a soft pink and brown version and Entice Me, a slightly more edgy style with blues and purples. If you still can’t get enough, he’s also collaborating with Happy Socks. Adorable.
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Reader Question: I’m looking for a new tinted moisturizer for the summer, but I’ve heard a lot about BB Creams. Should I try one? – Courtney
The Answer: Yes, yes, and yes! BB Creams (short for beauty or blemish balm) are kind of the same, but better than a tinted moisturizer because they are packed full of skin treatments and antioxidants. A multi-tasker’s dream. They basically act as a skin brightener, tone evener, moisturizer, anti-ager, sunscreen, primer and tinted moisturizer all in one. Seriously good stuff, right? They’ve been all the rage in Asia for years and are finally catching on — or blowing up, really — in the US because of the amazing skin benefits and coverage. We love Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $37 for it’s sheer coverage and broad spectrum sun protection. Lucky for you, they are hitting the market faster than we can keep track. Here are more of our favorites:
Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream, $13
Estee Lauder DayWear BB Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit Cream SPF 35, $38
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35, $39
Do you already know about BB creams? Would you try one?
- Carrie Stern Kleiner
When Olivia Wilde wanted to rock a “badass eye” for her Baseball in the Time of Cholera premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last week she called on badass New York City-based makeup artist Tina Turnbow. Using Wilde’s almond shaped eyes as a guide, Turnbow created this glamorous yet rock ‘n’ roll makeup look. Follow her steps to recreate the look on your pretty face:
Step 1: Even out your skin tone and camouflage spots or redness by applying a power foundation. Use a smaller brush to cover areas around your eyes. Try the foundation Turnbow calls her “favorite product right now”, the Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Powder Foundation SPF 20, $34. Turnbow digs the fact that it’s “brightening, but matte at the same time.”
Step 2: Sculpt your cheeks and forehead using a neutral honey-brown tone. Try Revlon Photoready Sculpting Blush Palette in Neutral, $10.49. Use a bit of each shade in the palette and blend it on your forehead and cheekbones.
Step 1: After prepping lids with primer or a flesh-colored shadow, blend a light brown shade in your creases. Try Smashbox Shades of Fame Eye Palette and Brush, $48. Turnbow used the Nude shade from this palette.
Step 2: Blend a honey-colored shadow on the inner corners of your eyes. Turnbow used the Honey shade from the aforementioned palette.
Step 3: Following the natural shape of your eyes (something Turnbow thinks is key to getting an eye makeup look that really works), line your lashlines with black liquid liner. Try Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen in Blackest Black, $8.99.
Step 4: Line your inner rims with black pencil liner (try Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in Black, $6.79) then, using a smudge brush like Make Up For Ever Smudge Brush 14S, $32, smudge the pencil liner into the liquid to soften it and to extend the lines at your outer corners for a fierce finish.
Step 5: Apply a few coats of mascara. Try Revlon Photoready 3D Volume Mascara, $8.99. Continue reading