Chanel's Guide to Breaking your Fear of Blue Eyeshadow
- Posted by Charli on March 21, 2008 at 03:04PM
If the thought of spreading a pastel robin's egg shade on your lids makes you shiver, take comfort in Chanel makeup artist John Fussell's main rule: "Any woman can wear any color. Period."
I'm growing to appreciate my natural beauty each day ... but that doesn't stop me from fantasizing about a different nose, curly hair or -- a dream come true for my tiny Asian lashes -- lash extensions.
So when makeup artist Emily Kate Warren offered to extend mine, I jumped at the chance. A contact lens wearer and former hair extensions addict, I wasn't bothered by the prospect of sitting still while someone glued fibers near my eyes for an hour. Emily attached a mixture of long and medium-length lashes to keep the look natural. The end results were amazing, taking my short, straight lashes from barely there to full-on bat power. (See photos below.)
I have much love and adoration for porcelain beauties like Anne Hathaway and Scarlett Johansson, but personally I think I look better with a tan. I'd rather not look like leather when I'm older though, so I'm opting for the fake route. The product I'm in love with is the Clinique Self-Sun Touch of Bronze Moisturizing Body Lotion. It's the first thing I've tried that doesn't leave streaks on my skin, even when I don't apply it very carefully -- and with my crazed morning routine that's pretty often. It's not for faces though, so I'm currently on the look-out for a product that will help my head match my new bronzed body. (Do you have any suggestions?) In the meantime, bronzer is working pretty well.
While covering fashion week in New York, I took a quick break to get a makeover at the Victoria's Secret offices. (Hey, my profile photo needed an update; check out the before and after below.) Plus, when the people who make Heidi Klum look so good offer you makeup tips, you kind of have to say yes.
Check out the photos above. One of them is me (hi!) and the other is starlet Amy Adams. I've been toying with the idea of adopting her gorgeous strawberry hair color, but can't decide if I should make the change (I've always been straight-up blonde).
Now that regular TV is back in business (yay, writers!), I can return to watching actual shows instead of the reality TV. But one thing that bothers me in a lot of TV shows and movies is the unrealistic use of makeup. The worst is when an actress lies in bed at night or wakes up in the morning with a face full of makeup. It just doesn't happen. Real girls wash their faces before bed. Even if they didn't, it wouldn't look that perfect upon waking.
You know what's disturbing? The number of runny mascaras, color-stripping shampoos and stinging eye creams wedged like Tetris pieces under my sink. Such a frustrating waste. I'm Editor in Chief of a beauty advice Web site and I'm still falling victim.
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