With New York Fashion Week officially behind us, we’re eager to try some of the beauty looks that designers showcased on the runways. From La Perla and Tome to Gypsy Sport and Jeremy Scott, we saw some of the most innovative takes on quintessential hair and makeup trends.
Think a red lip is nothing new? Wait until you see this season’s runways. From contrast colors to smudges and two-dimensional lips, New York Fashion Week is proving that a red lip can be done a million ways, but is always chic.
Let’s get real: You’re probably excited about celebrating Valentine’s Day and doing your makeup in an extra-special way. Whether you’re crashing with the beau on the sofa and a bottle of fine wine or going out to a five-star restaurant, we’ve picked out 10 Valentine’s Day-inspired makeup tutorials from YouTube to help you choose the perfect look. Irishcel507‘s dramatic smoky eye and red lip combo is ideal for anyone who wants to stand out with a bold look.
The American Heart Association kicked off New York Fashion Week with the annual Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection fashion show. Each year, celebrities strut down the runway in crimson-colored designer gowns to help raise awareness for the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S. — heart disease.
After swiping on plain lip balm and wearing a pony for one too many days, I’m seeking much-needed inspiration from effortlessly glamorous women around the world to break out of this beauty rut. Are you with me?
We are obsessed with Priyanka Chopra’s kick-ass character, Alex Parrish, on ABC’s Quantico. She’s intelligent, fearless, and sexy! While we can’t get enough of her small-screen glamour (those lush brunette locks and that nude lip are all the reasons we need to tune in), Chopra’s red-carpet beauty is just as captivating.
Kristen Stewart‘s super-revealing outfit at the Certain Women premiere is definitely worth talking about. But let’s marvel at the actress’s smoking-hot beauty look.
There’s only one word to describe our reaction to the hair and makeup looks on our best celebrity beauty list this week, and that is “Wow!” Check out Priyanka Chopra's Chanel red lips, Emily Blunt's golden headband, and Kerry Washington's mane of curly hair.
Campbell's dazzling lipstick popped against her cocoa complexion and jet-black pin straight strands, making them the ultimate accessory.
Buzzfeed asks these four beautiful black women to try on red lipstick and share their opinion on why they think critics don’t believe red lips are an option for them.
Makeup artist Rachel Goodwin celebrates the high-impact red lip through the decades and updates the look in a collection of tutorials created exclusively for The Violet Files. Written By CHRISTINA HAN Photography By NAJ JAMAI Makeup By RACHEL GOODWIN Hair By TEDDY CHARLES Nails By KAREN GUTIERREZ Styled By WILLIAM GRAPER A few beauty facts that might come in handy during your next cocktail conversation: The wealthiest (and most well-prepared) women of ancient Egypt were buried with pots of their signature lip paint—essential for beauty routines in the afterlife. Max Factor himself drew the shapely Cupid’s bows on twenties silent screen stars not to define their expressive pouts and set a new beauty standard, but rather to keep the pigmented greasepaint from bleeding out into their pancake makeup. Madame de Pompadour, King Louis XV’s mistress, determined social ranking for ladies of the French court (birthplace of the term silently judging) by the richness of their lip color.
The new incarnation of lip gloss is nothing like its sheer, sticky predecessor. From top: MAC Vamplify lipgloss in Push Some Buttons, What’s Going On, She Rebel, Everybody’s Talking, A for Attitude, and Suggestive. Gone are the shimmery, sugary, sheer glosses we associate with Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton and that early 2000s Juicy Couture vibe (which I may or may not have been really obsessed with — I’ll let you guess). The new lip glosses are more like liquid lipsticks — highly pigmented, shiny but not too sticky, and much more sophisticated than their prior incarnations.
How to get a perfect red pout this fall. (Photo: Jon Paterson) I am someone who wears red lipstick all year round, but there is something about the fall air that makes the color feel extra appropriate for these cooler months. That is probably why we saw so many brick red pouts on the fall runways, from Dolce & Gabbana to Carolina Herrera and Phillip Lim. Of course, finding and applying the perfect brick red lip requires a little bit of work, so I asked two of my favorite makeup artists, Fiona Stiles (her clients include Emily Ratajkowski and Elizabeth Banks) and Lisa Aharon (she works with Florence Welch) to give me their tips and tricks for nailing red lips.
Red lips reigned on the red carpet at Sunday’s Academy Awards in Los Angeles. This classic beauty statement felt polished, fresh, and bold after an awards season that saw a lot of neutral makeup looks in the spotlight.
Photo: Getty Images The no-makeup makeup look is the biggest trend for 2015 , and flattering nudes are certainly wearable for everyone—especially celebrities with flawless skin. But when tuning into an award show there’s perhaps nothing more boring than seeing another pale lip or bronzy contouring. So we applaud these five leading ladies for the oldest (and perhaps easiest) attention-grabbing trick in the book: aswipe of red lipstick . It elevated these stars to some of the best looks at the SAG Awards .
By Megan Cahn We’ve been obsessing over Angelina Jolie in the Maleficent trailer all week. She looks so stunning and we’re allowed to hate her just a little bit for it, because you know, she’s an evil witch. But instead, we’ve decided to pay tribute to her beauty and that perfect blood red pout with a roundup of the movie characters throughout history with the sexiest crimson lips. Gone With the Wind, 1939 Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara Meet Me in St.