FOTD: Strawberry Fields Forever
by Kailey

Two of my favorite drugstore brands, Maybelline and Revlon, are 40% off right now at Ulta, so it gave me the perfect excuse to spotlight some of my favorite products by them!

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream
What I wear when I’m too lazy to put on foundation, this bb cream is dewy without looking oily and has an SPF 30!

Revlon Matte Lipstick in Really Red
Here I’m wearing Really Red, a gorgeous strawberry red, and paired it with Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color in Signature Scarlet for a glossy finish. I’m kind of obsessed with the lip elixirs and just might be taking advantage of the sale to get more… *cough*

Also wearing: NYX Liquid Black Liner, NYX ‘Milk’ Jumbo Pencil

FOTD: Blues For Babely Brown Eyes
by Kham

Wearing:
Winged Liner - Maybelline Line Stiletto Ultimate Precision Liquid Eyeliner
Waterline - NYX Eyeliner Pencil; black
Lower Lashline - ELF Resort Eyeshadow Palette
Falsies - eBay; 015
Lips - NYX’s Sierra 

I know, I know — blue eyeshadow and really, blue eye-anything, can be intimidating. It is, however, a color that happens to compliment brown eyes so well. If you’re not feeling up to doing a full-on blue eyeshadow look, try adding just a bit beneath your lower lashline or waterline to pair with your winged eyeliner.

The coolness of the blue will bring forth the warmth of your beautiful brown eyes and make them pop. Plus, a little touch of color is always fun to experiment with, so go ahead and give it a try!

HOW TO: Easy Peasy 10 Minute Peachy Glow Makeup
by Sade

More often than not, i’m in a rush in the mornings. As a student, I find it almost impossible to find time to do my makeup the way I want during the oh-my-gosh-i’ve-woken-up-ten-minutes-before-my-lecture times, but i’ve found this no-makeup makeup look does the trick. It makes you look like you’ve slept for 6 hours plus, when in reality you’ve been up watching Netflix in your underwear and worrying about the essay you haven’t started at 4am. Joan Smalls rocks the no makeup makeup look perfectly. 

The Inspiration:

What I Used:

Iman BB Creme in ‘Clay Med Deep’
MAC Mineralize skin finish natural in ‘Dark’
Sleek Contour Kit in ‘Medium’
NYX Blush in ‘Cinnamon’
L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara
Collection 2000 Extreme Felt Liner
MUA Lipstick in ‘Nectar’

HOW TO: PAMPER YOURSELF
by Kailey

With stressful lives and the gloomy weather, feeling blue in the last legs of winter is almost inevitable. In times like these, I think we all deserve an hour or so just to ourselves for self care in the form of relaxing and pampering. Since I’ve been feeling a little glum myself, I thought I’d outline some of my favorite ways to "treat yo self"!

Put On Your Favorite Lipstick
Is it just me, or does putting on lipstick put anybody else in a good mood? I have found that devoting a couple minutes to experimenting with your makeup makeup collection has always been a bit therapeutic! After wanting and saving for months, I finally splurged on a Tom Ford lipstick (in Paradiso) and it is heaven. Another favorite? Too Faced’s Juicy Melons.

HOW TO: UNDERCOVER’S A/W 14 RED EYES
Guest post for Powder Doom by Hannah Smith

I was completely obsessed with the Undercover’s AW 14 makeup because red eyeliner/eyeshadow is one of my favourite looks ever. Naturally, I decided to try and recreate it (minus the red contact lenses because I do actually wear glasses and I’m paranoid about eye stuff).

[EDITORS NOTE: Only use red makeup that explicitly states it is safe to use on your waterline - please be safe!]

I still listen to the Galliano fw2008 soundtrack when I’m putting on my furs because it made such an impression on me in high school. I care more about the makeup than I do about the clothes now though.

i’m still obsessed and possessed by the beauty schemes at John Galliano SS11, I am going to makeup myself in it’s vision until I get sick of it and never want to see another witchy russian doll eyebrow ever again, you have all been warned.  High-res

i’m still obsessed and possessed by the beauty schemes at John Galliano SS11, I am going to makeup myself in it’s vision until I get sick of it and never want to see another witchy russian doll eyebrow ever again, you have all been warned. 

  1. Isabella Rossellini as Alla Nazimova
  2. Tina Turner as Cleopatra
  3. Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis
  4. Gwenyth Paltrow as James Dean
  5. Gina Gershon as Sophia Loren
  6. Alex Peruzzi as Linda Evangelista

"Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can’t put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you’re doing it from a position of correction. Makeup should be fun, not fascist."
Kevyn Aucoin