TIP TUESDAY | Ombre’ Lips
Our hats are off to Michelle Phan for her ombre’ lip tutorial. We love the look of ombre lips but they’re not always the easiest to achieve. Michelle uses a true red lip cream and an indigo shadow instead of another lip cream. And the effect is perfect.
Of course, we recommend achieving this look with our own Really Red True Color Lip Cream to make sure your lips feel as good as they look.
Skip straight ahead to 5:11for the lip lesson.
BY THE WAY | It’s Monday. Get Moving!
RIGHT NOW | Join A Cult
You won’t find us recommending that you up and join a cult very often. But this one doesn’t require secret handshakes, complex rituals or odd outfits. It’s simple and the results are amazing: clear, clean, fresh and softer skin.
We’ve loved these Komenuka Bijin Cleansing Powders ever since we discovered them almost 15 years ago. And we’re not alone.
Manufactured by one of Japan’s oldest sake firms, these detergent-free grains contain the rice bran discarded from the brewing of sake that is rich in enzymes and vitamins E and B. They come in single dose, super travel-friendly packets that you simply pour into your palm. Just add a bit of water and watch as they turn into a low lather, cleansing and exfoliating, wonder potion. They’re totally paraben and sulfate free. And they’ve only ever been tested on Japanese girls, supermodels, fashionistas and other assorted in-the-know types.
See there… No chanting. Unless you just want to.
THE WEEKEND | Ready, Set, Go!
LISTEN UP | Bebel Gilberto x Peter Kruder
Since we’re in a Brazilian mood today, here’s a little Bebel Gilberto mixed up by Peter Kruder of Kruder Dorfmeister brilliance. Supreendente!!
5 SOMEWHERE | Strawberry Caipirinha
We’re still feeling the love for Brazil even if the World Cup hysteria has passed. And this strawberried-up version of their national drink will definitely have you feeling the love, too. If you don’t have any cachaça, substitute a good quality Puerto Rican light rum. (After a couple, no one will know the difference.) Don’t forget to add a few tunes from Joao & Astrud Gilberto to the mix, by the way.
- 6 sliced fresh strawberries
- 1/2 lime sliced
- 2 teaspoons superfine sugar
- 50 ml. Cachaça
In an old fashioned glass, muddle sliced strawberries and lime with sugar until juices are released, leaving some pieces of fruit intact.
Add cachaça and stir to combine. Fill glass with ice, stirring to chill. Garnish with more strawberry and lime slices and enjoy!
Recipe from cocktailspassion
RIGHT NOW | In The Red
The folks over at Topshop are seeing red. That is, all over the lovelies at London Fashion Week. So what’s black and white and red all over? The scene on the street in London right now.
LISTEN UP | Becky Hill
The new single from UK The Voice semifinalist and former Shaking Trees vocalist, Becky Hill, releases on July 22nd. And it’s great.
RIGHT NOW | Fragrance-Fitting (At Home)
This just in from one of our favorite style bloggers/designer/stylists, Jayne Min, over at Stop It Right Now…
'Anything I can do from the comfort of my pajamas within arms reach of Cheetos, is basically an automatic favorite. I recently got to try Commodity scents. Their convenient fitting kits allow you to test their range of scents all without skipping a (Netflix) beat at home. I tried both the men’s and women’s. It’s nice that you get to test it out on your own time in your own way. I find it helpful to wear a scent for a day and let it mix with your natural pH to see if it’s actually a good fit. In the end it came down to Dew for me and (a little borrowing from the boys’ Cane). Pro tip: also a good way to force your mate into the scent you like (but you didn’t hear that from me). Order a kit here.’
TIP TUESDAY | Following The Rules
There’s one question that I get more than almost any other. It doesn’t matter whether I’m on the set of a shoot, doing someone’s makeup for one of those Very Special Occasions, or just giving a quick makeup lesson. And the funny thing is that most of us learned the answer to it when we were just little kids.
'How do I make my eye color really pop?' That's the $64,000 question. So here's the answer and you probably learned it in your very first art class.