February 27, 2012
Images via bellasugar.com
Images via bellasugar.com
Because I want to see more of her make-up looks all the time, huh? Huh!? This girls been KILLING IT lately. I wouldn’t mind getting some sort of inside scoop from whomever is doing her make-up on this whole promotion-Oscar circuit. Sigh, here are some close-ups.
I haven’t been able to get Rooney Mara’s make-up from the Golden Globes off my mind. I’ve been known to get pretty obsessive about such things so I’ve decided to gather as many angles I could and share them here. Three things are evident to my self-trained eye. The first is that a piece of tape must have been used to get that super sharp outside edge. Second, dark shadow was kept off of the centre of the eyelid to acheive that elongated look and lastly, a three-quarter-lash (probably a full lash trimmed by the MUA) was used to get that fullness on the outside. I’m just itching to give this a try myself. On to the angles!
When your girl-crush/obsession goes into detail about her beauty routine, YOU PAY ATTENTION and then you PASS IT ALONG. That’s why I’m posting the newest article from Into the Gloss on 2MG. Julia Restoin-Roitfeld offers up details on her beauty regimen and go-to products – all in an effort to beautify the masses – fashion royalty can be so generous, or is she just tired of waving to a sea of uggos?
Word of caution: she’s recently signed on to be a Lancome spokesperson so you might want to take some of her reccomendations with a grain of salt but in fairness she’s very forthcoming with that convenient tidbit. Here she is sporting her usual, didn’t-try-to-hard coolness:
And now for a teaser of the article:
For me, beauty is more about prevention than anything. Especially now that I’ve hit 30, it’s more about being careful and maintaining my skin. I want to keep my youth and freshness and be wrinkle-free as long as possible because I don’t want to have to cheat—that’s what I call any cosmetic surgeries, cheating. So of course I like to be tan but now I try to avoid it. Full Article Here.
This editorial shot reminds me of the Rachael character from Blade Runner.
This has to be my favourite:
Factoid of the day: The novel version by Philip K. Dick is called ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’
I know this because I wrote an essay in highschool comparing Blade Runner to 2001: A Space Odyssey. The essay didn’t do so well but there’s no denying that I continue to be influenced by the films as they both have very impressive, distinctive aesthetics. I can’t wait to stumble across an editorial that references 2001.
And just because I can, here’s HAL’s ‘death scene’.
Daisy Daisy give me your answer do – soooo creepy.
Last week I linked to Petrilude’s mother earth tutorial. While I could have walked away from it with messages of beauty coming in all shapes and sizes and how that’s reflected in the power of mother nature the only message I was really able to retain was, ‘hold up, we can put gold on our FACES now?!’ It didn’t take me long to get on that.
I bring you CLEOPATRON (Cleopatra + C-3PO-style robot)
Movie Tag Line: She ruled her empire with style, grace and an Iron fist … literally
If you hit up ma house you can see CLEOPATRON 3D. Alright that’s enough.
The gold eyebrows are gold leaf just like Petrilude used. You can purchase sheets of gold leaf from art supply stores. I got mine at Curry’s – 25 sheets were a little over $10. I had to experiment a bit to get it to stick to my face. At first I used a primer from smashbox thinking any ol’ liquid would do but quickly learned that the gold leaf needs something tacky to adhere to. So I reached for a sample-size smashbox lipgloss which worked marvelously.
Good luck on your own face-golding endeavours!
Most people don’t realize that false lashes are a red carpet standard. They also don’t understand that they make a remarkable difference in ones appearance. What’s great about false lashes is that – if done correctly – they’re undetectable so that to the world-at-large you look amazing but no one can quite put their finger on what it is that’s amping up your wow factor. I understand that they can be intimidating but it’s nothing a little practice can’t fix. To illustrate the transformative power of a few wisps of hair on a string, I give you Keira Knightley. Frankly, there’s no need for me to point out which picture is ‘with’ and which is ‘without’.
Upon conferring with some colleagues – lame-oids, I assure you – it appears that not everyone agrees with my bold lash-related assertions.
What do you think?
laineygossip & justjared