Too much makeup? Ha! You know your makeup limit does not exist. You'll happily wake up an hour (or two ... or three ... ) early, just so you can get your full routine in. Sometimes, your friends tell you you'd look better without makeup -- and you tell them to kindly mind their own business.
When you pack a makeup kit, it probably fits inside a purse or tote. When makeup artists pack a kit, it fills a plane's cargo hold. Suffice it to say that makeup artists know cult beauty products -- and they're hip to all kinds of amazing beauty products that you may not find on a drugstore endcap or in a Sephora check-out line. They know the products that work miracles on every skin type -- and can stand up to glaring flashbulbs, high-def camera lenses and scrutinizing fans. So when they say a product is holy grail, we take it as gospel.
A swipe of lipstick is undeniably the easiest -- and fastest -- way to totally change up your look, and, if you're anything like us, you likely have several different tubes within reach at all times. And while we totally get the appeal of luxury lipstick (and hey, we're not knocking it!) an extensive collection of those pricey puppies can do some serious damage to your wallet. Happily, the latest drugstore lipsticks are taking a hint from their high-end counterparts and incorporating all kinds of new ingredients, innovative technologies and fabulous formulas. No matter which luxe lipstick you love, there's now a budget-friendly option that's oh-so similar. Ahead, 10 of our latest obsessions.
Beauty YouTubers seriously know what's up, so when they announce something as Holy Grail, we take their word as gospel. So, what are some of the makeup products that have all the beauty vloggers talking? Of course, every blogger out there has his or her own personal preferences and style, but there's no denying that certain products seem to be universally loved -- and those are exactly the ones that are especially worth your attention.
Thanks in part to the latest and greatest from Kylie Cosmetics, metallic highlighters are soaring in popularity -- and it's quite the exciting trend. After all, why not pump up your illuminating game to the absolute max? Why not go all out with Tin Man-level cheekbones?
I've been doing my makeup since I was 13 years old (I'm now 24) and I'm still looking for the perfect mascara. There are literally thousands of mascara products, and between the drugstore gems and luxury splurges, my lashes are literally drowning in options. Yet over the years, one product's buzz-worthy reputation towered above them all: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, $23.
According to our Instagram feeds (which have yet to fail us when it comes to MVP beauty predictions), holographic lips will be one of the year's biggest trends. And, TBH, we totally saw this coming. After all, the past year or so has gifted us with many a mystical beauty trend. First there were shattered glass nails, then came glitter-encrusted pouts, and let us not forget the historical unicorn moment that was Jenna Dewan-Tatum last Halloween.
As much as we fantasize about the glitz of a life in the spotlight, there are parts of celebrity life we'd rather skip, given the choice. Between the award shows, red carpet appearances and daily paparazzi, the stars of Hollywood are constantly scrutinized for their makeup, hair and attire. In that sense, the camera is always rolling and the pressure is always on. It's the job of a celebrity's makeup artist to ensure they're looking fabulous 24/7. And while celebrities have plenty of dough for luxurious skin-care and makeup products, you'd be surprised by how many celebrity makeup artists rely on drugstore makeup products -- yes, the stuff you see lining the shelves under fluorescent lining at your corner store -- to get celebrity clients red-carpet ready.
From guyliner to man buns to man braids, it's clear that men are finding inspiration from the ladies when it comes to their personal grooming habits. Case in point: There's a crop of male beauty bloggers and makeup artists with mad makeup skills, who have mastered everything from ethereal strobing to intricate cat eyes that require near-surgical precision to create.