Grace Atwood, of the uber fabulous blog Stripes And Sequins, is one of the most talented and hardworking women I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. I met Grace a while back at a Rebecca Minkoff Girls’ Night Out event, and we quickly became besties. From the outside, her life seems perfect, she juggles work (she holds the position of Director of Social Media at Bauble Bar), her blog, and her personal life like a pro, and still seems finds time to have some fun. She brilliantly comes up with DIY projects that her readers devour, and brands line up to work with the maven. I sat down with the influencer to discuss her career path, her favorite NYC spots, and her must have beauty products.
We’re all informed on how fake tanning can damage our skin, but what about makeup? We’re constantly clogging our pores with foundations and powders without thinking about the consequences. If you’re up for the challenge, try ditching the makeup for a week to give your skin a breather. If that’s not an option, reduce the amount of makeup you wear with these fabulously light foundations.
We all have those moments where we think we look good but as soon as a flash goes off the face reflectors turn on. Apart from ruining the picture, having a shiny face can be embarrassing. Keep your face matte in the future with these 6 products and you might be thanking us next time someone snaps your pic.
And we’re not talking about sticking your kid in a tanning bed, Tan Mom. For today’s beauty brunch, we are turning up the volume on our sun kissed looks, adding a little bronzer to fill-out our Memorial Day base tans. Here are five of our favorites for you to try this weekend.
Memorial Day Weekend is only a few days away; are you waterproofed? Makeup is meant to beautify, but with all the warm weather activities coming up it can easily turn you into a clown. Whether you plan on hitting the beach or relaxing under the sun this weekend, the last thing on your mind should be worrying about streaky makeup. (Sorry Beyonce!) Moreover, a blotchy, “just got out of bed/ au naturel” is not our favorite look either. After testing and rating a few products, we’ve created a list of the best waterproof makeup, sweat or shine. Unless you want to be mistaken for a raccoon, check out the cosmetic goodies we’ve discovered after the jump.
If you love the FashionIndie feature 5 Steps to a Style Icon, you’re going to love our special twist for Music Month, 5 Steps to a Video Ho. This week, I’ll be dissecting Rihanna‘s video for “Rude Boy,” and I guarantee you’re in for tons of bright colors, gold chains and hot pants. Watch the video and learn how to get the look after the jump.
I had the honor and pleasure of meeting some of my favorite fierce and fabulous queens of the fourth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, otherwise known as THE GREATEST SHOW OF ALL TIME. Before winner Sharon Needles was crowned “America’s Next Drag Superstar,” I sat down with her and the other members of the sisterhood of the traveling tuck to pick their brains for beauty tips, makeup bag essentials and the source of inspiration for their wild and wonderful style.
Whether melon, robin’s egg blue or light bright yellow, pastel eyes are going to be everywhere this spring. Though it may conjure memories of cheap blue eyeshadow shattering on your bathroom floor as a teenager, this beauty trend is sophisticated and fun when done right. The key is to keep things simple when starting out, playing with one color at a time. Not sure where to go first? Here are seven of our favorite pastel beauty products that will help you master the look in no time.
Bright lipstick has been so happening this summer, we almost forgot about our good friend lip gloss. Perfect for bold, smokey eyes, chilling by the pool or a low-maintenance work look, we still love this sexy, sheer makeup bag staple. As not to shun our loved ones, here are 11 sexy summer lip glosses you need to get your hands on now.
Blue eyeshadow can be scary. It brings to mind recollections of trying way too hard to look different from all the other 6th grade girls wearing green plaid skirts and oxford shirts. Sigh, memories. But this cool hue doesn’t have to look amateur, brash or streetwalker-ish in any way whatsoever, IF done right. Here are some tips and tricks on how to wear blue eyeshadow while maintaining your chic, stylish persona.
A smoky eye will never go out of style, so learning to perfect it is worth your time. It may seem like there are many time-consuming stages, but it will become a five minute process in no time. Check out the step-by-step guide below to give yourself the perfect smoky eye that will last through the night.
Angelina Jolie, Catherine Zeta Jones and Mila Kunis are all drinking the Kool-Aid. Emerald green was on the red carpet in a big way at the 2011 Golden Globes, and the trend is bound to get stronger. Check out the guide below on how to add this cool splash to your wardrobe.
Sunday’s Golden Globes are upon us, and everyone wants in on the glitz and glamor of the soon-to-be celebrity studded red carpet. Hosting award show viewing parties is one of my favorite pastimes, and I always love to go all out with my outfit. Here is my most coveted look for this weekend’s festivities.