Everything new and noteworthy in makeup seems to be focused on upping the ante in the nail space. Illamasqua Speckled Nail Varnish for spring 2013 is something every girl should own, in all the shades. Do not pass go: simply make a mad dash to your nearest Sephora and stock up before these limited editions become rare collectibles.
Inspired by the beautiful and delicate markings on a bird’s eggs (which is hard to miss on the finished products), these speckled eggshell one-of-a-kind nail lacquers have us ecstatic. They’re currently available in five pastel and neutral shades for spring 2013 including: Speckle (a lavender/eggplant shade), Motle (mint green), Fragile (a classic robin’s egg
Jack o’lanterns are ablaze on doorsteps, the weather is chillier, and the night seems just a bit spookier. If you want to go all out this Halloween, things have never been easier. We round up a few of our favorite go-to Halloween beauty products to transform you from girl to ghoul.
Too Faced Three-Way Lash Lining Tool ($22)
It’s not a three-headed monster, but rather the Too Faced Three-Way Lash Lining Tool. This triple-tipped tool creates thicker looking lashes, as well as a smoother, tighter, and better eye lining. Delivering ultra-black liner between lashes to fill the space between lashes, your eyes will immediately look more dramatic. Whether you want to channel your inner C
As I stood facing a row of nail polish strips in my local drugstore, contemplating whether to buy the leopard print or lace pattern, I suddenly thought, “How the heck did I get here?” After all, loud nail designs are a major departure for someone who typically gravitates towards sheer pink and nude polishes. It’s not really surprising, though, to anyone who pays the least bit of attention to the beauty industry or pop culture. In the past few years, nail art has gained mass appeal and become a practice that’s impossible to ignore—if not for the eye-catching patterns decorating women’s nails, then for the trend’s ubiquity alone.
Backing away (sloooowly) from the glitzy strips
With the Summer Olympics in full swing, all eyes are focused on London and all things British. Beautyinthebag particularly loves the history behind makeup brands native to our friends across the pond. Some are organic, some are wacky and bold, some are sexy, and some are just classic standbys that will never disappoint!
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We love a little history behind the makeup brands we use. Rimmel, which has been around since 1834 (that’s almost two centuries!), started when a respected French perfumer accepted an invitation to manage a perfumery on London’s Bond Street. By 1