Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Coutorture will be guest edited by Jenny Flevin, Harper Bazaar’s senior editor, this Friday. She recently released a book called Harper’s Bazaar’s Great style, and they came up with some excellent categories of style. We thought we would run with their ideas and add our own beauty-take to them!

The Classicists
She’s the woman who goes for basic, classic, and utterly sophisticated in solid colors often in white, khaki, greys, and blacks. She isn’t distracted by the latest trend, she is truly timeless in her appearance.

With such effortless style, it is no doubt that makeup is absolutely minimal–at least to the human eye–and there only to enhance the natural structure and angles of the face. A light wash of wheat-hued shadow with lashes coated once or twice in a brown-black or soft black mascara; perhaps a touch of gray or navy liner for more adventurous days. Cheeks are always just a touch flushed, altogether naturally rosy. Classicists keep lips in neutral-pinks or neutral-peaches, depending on skintones; you’ll find a dozen lipstck favorites in semi-matte and semi-gloss finishes with only a gloss or two with just the faintest shimmery sheen for evenings out on the town.

The Bombshells
She’s the woman that attracks all eyes; women envy her sense of daring style and sense of sexy, while men are merely charmed by her nature. She is all about emphasizing her femininity with curve-hugging dresses with plunging necklines in bold colors.

Her best friend is likely the smoky eye, dark grays and blacks–maybe brown or bronze for tamer days–with long, sultry lashes in the blackest black. Sometimes she bats false lashes with enviable lengths and volume. Look for lips in glossy pinks when paired with a vixenish smoky eye. She may switch it up on you to keep you intrigued by going for a siren-red pout with plenty of eye-catching sheen. Her cheeks will make her glow, and her skin is eminently flawless.

See our views on The Bohemians, The Ladies, The Mavericks, The Minimalists, and The Eclectics! Continue reading →

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

What do you when you’re having a bad beauty day? We all have them; those days where we can’t get that eyeshadow to look right, our skin is a hazard zone, every line on our face is showing, and we can’t believe we’re still functioning. What’s your remedy for the beauty blues?

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

We have given you several gift guides to celebrate the season of giving, and we hope you have found a few ideas for your family and friends (or even a few for your own wish list!). Make sure you didn’t miss any of the ones we’ve posted this month…

What are some of the beauty-related gifts you’re giving this season? Share your ideas in the comments!

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

What was in your last makeup haul? Tell us about the goodies!  We haven’t asked in awhile so tell us what’s up!

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

To celebrate the new year, we want to give our readers the chance to win a spectacular prize–and by this, we really do mean one fantastic prize that will blow you away! But wait, we not only have one insanely large prize, but two other giveaways for our New You with New Beauty contest. For now, we give you the first of at least three giveaways for the New Year.  (But stay tuned for an amazing skincare prize bag as well as our finale prize bag–sure to blow your mind!)

Charles Worthington London wants to give you a chance to win this amazing gift basket (worth $70!) full of hair care goodies so that your hair is absolutely stylin’ all throughout 2008. To enter, readers should submit their horrifying hair stories — and if you have pictures, even better. Share your stories in the comments! :)  One lucky winner will find themselves with amazing hair for the new year.

  • One entry per person.
  • Part 1 of the contest is open to US residents only (sorry international ladies!).
  • Winner will be announced December 17th.

For prize details… Continue reading →

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

If our guide to Gifts Under $10 wasn’t enough to give you a few ideas for stocking stuffers, here are a few more we think might be just up your alley this year! Continue reading →

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