I invite you to take a look back at the fall 2012 collections (it’s been a while, I know). Model after model, you’ll notice some dominating beauty trends: Dramatic red lips, full brows, blunt bangs, extreme side parts, and graphic eyeliner. The latter of the list has this makeup enthusiast most intrigued. Eyeliner is one of my go-tos, right after a sweep of mascara, as it has the power to completely change a look. Between geometric shapes, double lines and cobalt blues, fall makeup artists have amped up their liners, practically transforming them into pieces of art. My eyelids can’t wait to play canvas, as yours should too. Read on to receive the how-to for this season’s linear lids and take a peek at my fall makeup collection for more beauty trends.
I took a glance at my costumes of Halloween’s past and stumbled upon a picture from October 2010. The morning the photo was taken I received an invite to join in on some Halloween festivities in Santa Barbara, about four hours South of where I was attending college. The catch however, was that I had about twenty minutes to pack before we left town. A true, “make it work,” moment needed to happen or I’d be forced to cut some holes in a pillow case and call myself a ghost. It came close to that, but in true DIY spirit I took once last glance through my closet and spotted a black and white striped shirt. I’d like to say the lightbulb lit up at once, but in all honesty I originally thought jailbird. About two minutes of striped contemplation had past and then it hit me, “A mime”. Quickly, I grabbed my black shorts, slouchy hipster beanie (all the craze in 2010), some liquid liner and headed out the door. Looking back, it was one of my favorite costumes to date and can be chic-ly duplicated this October, which is why I chose the look for the fourth week of my DIY Halloween Guide series. Simply use my formula (stripes on top + black on bottom), and swap out the beanie for the hat of today, the ever-so-trendy bowler. You now have yourself an impossibly easy, all the while hip, Halloween costume. Mime on.
Dias de los Muertos, aka the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday which remembers friends and family members who have passed on. Taking place the day after Halloween, celebrants in Mexico and other cultures around the world dress up in traditional garb and paint their faces with the holiday’s symbol, the skull. Of course, every culture celebrates differently, but the general idea is to honor the deceased.
So – we’ve already given you the rundown of our favorite fashion and beauty moments from the Primetime Emmys, but this year’s red carpet broadcast added a little something extra to the usual flurry of lust-worthy gowns and Louboutins. Enter “The Mani Cam.” Thanks to E!, we were given a close up of our favorite celebs fingertips. While some starts opted for the classics (shout out to OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark!), others chose to have a little more fun. For this Emmy edition nail art tutorial, we chose to spotlight two of our favorite designs: Zooey Deschanel’s TV thumbs and Julianne Hough’s glittery tips. Follow our editor Calli’s list of simple steps, and you’ll have award-worthy nails in no time.
Easy on the tweezers ladies! I’m happy to report that fullness is in for this Fall 2012, as the runways were packed with strong, thick brows and statement, voluminous lips. Of course, if you are like me, you know that not everyone was gifted with these brilliantly bold features. Not to fret my thin lipped friends, OTY has a makeup illusion (or two) just for us that will even have the Brooke Shields of the world complimenting our brows.
1. With a disposable mascara wand, brush the hairs upward.
2. Taking a pair of scissors, trim any hairs that are longer than your brow shape.
3. Dip an angled brush in brown powder.
4. Fill in your brows.
5. Clean up any hairs above and below your brows using tweezers.
6. If your brows appear too dark or striking, use a q-tip to smudge the color.
1. Line your lips along the outer edge with the lip liner, careful not to go outside of your lips. Smudge the lip liner with a q-tip, blending toward the center of your lips.
2. Apply the lip color.
3. Dip your finger into the highlighting powder (you can use blush as long as it has shimmer and is lighter than the lip color.)
4. Stamp your finger in the center of your top and bottom lips. This tricks the eye into seeing a more voluminous lip.
I love an Olympic summer. It is so wonderful to see people from all over the world join together and compete for their country. The Olympics is the meshing together of global cultures at its finest, which is something that we can relate to and appreciate at Oh That’s You, as our fashion and beauty contributors come from all over the world.
The great aspect of the 2012 summer games is that it is taking place in London (another thing I love). England’s capital is truly such a charming city. Upon my visit there, the cobblestone streets, vintage flea markets, museums and pubs all had me at hello. Sadly, I will not be joining in the British festivities this summer, but I can only imagine the grand time that will be had from opening ceremony to close.
I will be watching the games with my fellow Southern Californians, as there will be several athletes and coaches competing in the 2012 games from my hometown, Long Beach, California (six attended my high school alone. Go Bruins!). I intend to show my pride the best way I know how, by sporting some patriotic nail art. On the other hand, if you’re interested in supporting the home of the summer 2012 Olympic Games, look no further.
The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and you know what that means – time for beach days, barbecues and of course, patriotic polish! I’ve always been a fan of this warm-weather holiday, and I firmly believe you can show the U.S. of A some love without overdoing it. For a more sophisticated take on nationalistic nails, I created a tutorial that features nail art solely on your ring finger. By following our easy ten-step tutorial, you’ll be looking festive and fashionable just in time for July Fourth. If you’re looking for an extra fun patriotic pop, don’t be afraid to add a daring red lip.
- Detangling Comb: Using a brush to detangle your hair can break and damage it so I opt for a wide-tooth comb. I use in the shower while wet and then once dry, you can also try the Conair Anti-Static Detangling Comb.
- Hair Ties: Starting a braid by tying your hair at the base really helps it from falling apart later. I like the Goody Clear Elastic Bands because they work great for a multiple variety of hair colors and textures.
- Flat Iron: Using flat-irons to wave and curl hair has always been my preference because I’m a double-duty type of gal. The FHI 1″ Heat Platform Series Flat Iron is a lesser known tool, but it works wonders for creating gorgeous waves.
- Hair Spray: Setting your style is – of course – a must, but I’m not a huge fan of hairspray, except for this one: Pravana Super Shape Hair Spray. It’s the only one I’ve ever used that won’t leave your hair feeling icky at the end of the night.
Whether your style is sultry vixen, rocker doll, or classic beauty, every woman can pull off the infamous red lip. Often the ultimate picture of femininity, red lipstick is capable of making any woman feel like she owns the room. For both simple outfits and Gala-worthy gowns, red lips never go out of style. Follow our four commandments to achieving the perfect red lip, and you’ll be turning heads in no time!
YSL Rouge Lipstick | Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick | L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour | MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Ruby Woo | Lancome Le Listique Pencil | Illamasqua Lip Brush | Neutrogena Naturals Lip Balm
Summertime just screams trendy nails. Maybe it’s the playfulness of the season or the reintroduction of open-toed shoes, but bold and bright nails have always been a summer staple.
Lately, I have been intrigued by geometric nail art. However, too many lines and shapes can cause a pattern overload on your nail beds. I find this diagonal nail art tutorial to be creative without overdoing it, and very simple to create. For those ladies who have polish restrictions in their professional lives or are just easing into the world of nail art, rather than a full set of nails, apply the design to just one finger (such as your ring finger) and leave the rest solid.