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Who turned heads at the 2013 Met Gala?

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Who turned heads at the 2013 Met Gala?

While you might have plenty of BABOR cosmetics to prepare for summer, it helps to know what’s up and coming in the world of fashion. By keeping an eye on trends, you can ensure that you’re always dressed and dolled up for every occasion. That being said, the red carpet is often a reliable source for information on everything from lipstick to stylish shoes.

One event that recently garnered an ample amount of attention was the 2013 Met Gala, which had a punk theme. This celebrity-studded gala was dedicated to recognizing those who’ve made an impact on fashion in recent months, and every attendee seemed to be trying to prove her worth. Here are some of the most notable A-listers who showed up at the 2013 Met Gala, many of whom tried to seamlessly fit into the punk theme.

Jennifer Lawrence
When she isn’t starring in hit films such as “The Hunger Games,” Jennifer Lawrence is turning heads on the red carpet. The Gala was no different, where she decided to wear a sheer dark veil over her face and a little black dress covered in sequins. To add to the drama of her beautiful ensemble, Lawrence chose to go with a bold red lipstick and black liquid eyeliner around her peepers. The cat-eye look made her eyes appear larger and more intriguing.

Kristen Stewart
Another young actress who was lucky enough to receive an invite was Kristen Stewart. While her outfits usually have punk flair to them, Stewart went a little different this time around with a red satin pantsuit. To complement the ensemble, she used a bold red eyeshadow on her lids and lined the rims of her eyes with a dramatic black eyeliner. She let this makeup do all of the talking, opting for a nude shade on her pout.

Beyonce once again proved that you don’t need to pile on the makeup to look beautiful. In a photo snapped by the New York Daily News, Beyonce looked stunning wearing neutral makeup and focusing more on her ensemble. The songstress decided to wear a black strapless gown with a flame-like pattern that gave the dress some oomph. To add to the outfit, she wore matching thigh-high boots. In the end, it was her fashion choices that towered over her makeup, but her natural beauty prevailed.

Kim Kardashian
While some might be wondering how the reality star got an invite to such a prestigious event, one look at her boyfriend explains it all. Kanye West is not only renowned for his music, but his fashion choices – and luxurious designer ensembles. His girlfriend and baby mama showed up to the 2013 Met Gala wearing a dress that looked more like a floral tablecloth, hugging her pregnant body at all the wrong angles. However, Kardashian made up for her outfit mishap by wearing beautiful makeup that showcased one of her best features – her lips. On her pout, she wore a rich magenta lipstick and sported dark eyeliner for more drama.

The Queen of Pop knows a thing or two about fashion, and she proved it at the Gala. Not only did she opt for an edgy, punk plaid blazer and shorts, but she wore the perfect makeup for the occasion. Madonna chose to go with a bright red lipstick on her pout to steal the show and dolled up her eyes with liquid eyeliner, creating a cat-eye look. She was one of many who used this trick that evening, but she pulled it off with the best of them.

“Power pastels” can help you energize your spring

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Pastel hues are synonymous with spring, but they aren’t all about being cutesy and tranquil. These days, Allure magazine reports that more people are opting for edgy pastels for everything from their clothing to makeup. That being said, what exactly are “power pastels” and how can you wear them without looking too bold?

“Power pastels” can be simply defined as bright shades such as cotton candy pink and mint green that have an ample amount of pigment. Gone are the days when ladies played it safe with baby blue and girly pink for their ensembles! More importantly, these colors are showing up in makeup as well. Models and celebrities are being seen with vivid pastels on their lids as they pose for the public.

If you want to take advantage of this trend, Harper’s Bazaar magazine recommends opting for shades such as lavender and rose as you revamp your makeup collection. Focusing on one area of your face, such as your pout, is a good idea if you’re too nervous to go bold with color around your entire face. Play around with different shades of lipstick until you find one that complements your skin tone.

Are you wearing berry-colored lipstick yet?

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Are you wearing berry-colored lipstick yet?

Ever since actresses like Gwenyth Paltrow have stepped out wearing berry-tinted lipstick, more women have become infatuated with the idea of doing the same, according to Bella Sugar. Spring is the perfect time to play around with these bright shades, which can instantly perk up any pout. However, it can be challenging to find the right hue for your skin tone.

There are a few tips you can use to find the right berry shade for your lips. First, MSN recommends applying darker tints on your lips with a brush. This can give you more control over how opaque it appears on your pout, which can prevent your lipstick from looking too gothic on your face.

Next, try out the lipstick if you can before bringing it home. Many makeup counters will allow you to do so with testers or samples – don’t undervalue the opportunity!

Finally, make sure you apply your makeup in a brightly lit area to get a good idea of how it will look on you once you step outside. By taking these tidbits of information into account, you can wear berry shades like a pro!

Ke$ha stuns onlookers with violet lipstick

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Ke$ha stuns onlookers with violet lipstick

When she isn’t making headlines for her outrageous party songs, Ke$ha is tearing it up on the red carpet. This is just what she did when she arrived at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards in what some are calling her most unusual outfit yet.

The pop star decided to go with pants – white see-through lace pants – and a floral printed tanktop. She donned a black vest, primarily made up of tassels that cascaded down to her knees. On her head, Ke$ha wore a large wide-brimmed hat with a purple flower. However, it was her makeup that seemed to steal the show.

The singer opted for dark violet lipstick – what some would call closer to black – and equally dark makeup around her peepers. She appeared to use liquid eyeliner around her eyes to create a cat-eye look that matched her eerie, creative ensemble.

Did you like what you saw from Ke$ha at the MTV Movie Awards? You can pull off dark lipstick of your own. According to Cosmopolitan magazine, you can easily choose a lipstick based on your skin tone. If you have fair skin, opt for a lighter shade of purple or magenta. Darker skin can allow you to go deeper and more dramatic with your lipstick.

Liv Tyler draws attention on New York City streets

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Liv Tyler draws attention on New York City streets

When you’re a celebrity, you always need to be mindful of the possibility that someone may be just around the corner, waiting to take a picture of you. This is what actress Liv Tyler recently discovered when she tried to take a walk around New York City, according to The Daily Mail.

Tyler, who clearly didn’t want to be spotted, was seen strolling along the West Village in a dark hoodie, sunglasses and red lipstick. It wasn’t long before the media caught on to Tyler as she casually made her way through city streets in sneakers.

Despite trying to remain incognito, Tyler chose to opt for a bright, bold lipstick, and she looked fabulous while wearing it! If you want to give a vivid hue a try on your pout, O, The Oprah Magazine recommends selecting a color that complements your skin tone. Pat it onto your lips with your finger to create a stained, natural look.

If you aren’t used to wearing bold colors on your lips, keep in mind that confidence is key! Don’t try it unless you’re going to own it like a runway model on the streets!

Jessica Alba proves orange lipstick can be stylish

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Jessica Alba proves orange lipstick can be stylish

You might be confident enough to wear red lipstick on a regular basis, but what about orange? If you never thought this hue would become trendy, actress Jessica Alba is here to break it to you that orange is in! The celebrity rocked orange on her lips at the Golden Globes earlier this year, and it doesn’t seem like this color is going anywhere anytime soon, according to Us Weekly magazine.

Why? Blame it on spring! More people are turning toward pastel pinks, baby blues and soft lavenders when it comes to their makeup. If you’re interested in trying something new, you may just want to give Alba’s look a whirl. Believe it or not, wearing this look is easy and you don’t need to be a celebrity to flaunt it!

First, Real Simple magazine encourages you to look for other makeup that will complement your pout once your lipstick is on. This usually involves peachy blush and neutral eyeshadow. Next, don’t be afraid to opt for shine! A glistening pout can help you highlight the color of the lipstick. Finally, be confident that you can pull off the look, just as you would with a bold red or violet.

If you like to be bold and experiment with new colors, be sure to check out Lipstick Queen for more interesting lipstick ideas.

Revamping the look of an old lipstick

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Creating your own lipstick shades is easier than you think!Chances are, you don’t always use every last smidgen of lipstick left in the tube. If you have several unfinished lipsticks in your possession that you’re hesitant to throw away, you might be interested in mixing up your own custom colors that will give new life to those old shades. Here’s the how-to, according to The Beauty Department.

You’ll need the old lipstick, as well as a new shade of BABOR – Classic Lip Color. A metallic lipstick can add shine to the old shade if it’s matte, or a nude shade can lighten up a dark color. It’s up to you to get creative with your combinations. You’ll also need a kitchen knife, a spoon and your stove during the process, as well as a clean cosmetics jar (available at beauty supply stores) to put the new color in.

Simply slice off pieces of each lipstick and place them on the spoon. Hold it about four inches over the flame of your stove and allow the lipsticks to melt. Use the spoon to mix the colors together for an even hue, then pour into the jar and let harden. That’s it! Once you have your gorgeous new shade, feel free to top it off with a bit of Jane Iredale – PureGloss to add dimension.

Bring in spring with bold lips

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Bold lips are more unexpected than pastels in spring!When you envision the shades of spring, you’re probably thinking of pastels like lilac, jade green and baby pink. However, while using these hues in your makeup routine can be refreshing, Marie Claire Magazine suggests going a bit bolder this season for an unexpected twist on spring fashion.

“It’s an unexpected – and fun – time of year to try a darker lip color,” Gina Brooke, artistic director for Shu Uemura, told the news source. Playing around with lip color is the easiest way to amp up the pigment on your lips.

Before you start, it’s best to prep your lips with a scrub, then use a treatment like June Jacobs – Lip Renewal to make them soft. Your lipstick will last longer on a smooth surface, reports the news source.

Apply a lip liner like Colorescience – Lip Pencils in a nude shade or one that matches the color you’re using. This will prevent any bleeding and enhance the shape of your lips. Afterward, slick on your bold color and prepare to turn heads!

Rolling in with nude spring lipstick shades

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Rolling in with nude spring lipstick shadesWe realize by now that some of you have only been hearing about how bright, vivid lip colors are making their mark this season, leaving you with the sense that the other shoe is about to drop. If you had that feeling, you’re definitely correct – as with so many popular trends, there’s often an opposite obsession that makes its debut at around the same time.

This spring? Nude lip colors are also much sought-after items. Lest you be fooled, however, that just because these are understated tones, we thought we’d offer some advice to set you up with the perfect pink, peach or beige.

Accoding to, champagne-tinted lipsticks are best for those with fair complexions, as the goal is to warm up your natural lip color. True beige and pinkish nude is great for medium-toned gals, who look ravishing in either rosy or caramel-toned palettes. Dark-skinned ladies should avoid the pink and go for brown-based colors.

That’s all good if you’re looking for a natural-looking shine to your pout, but some women want to take this idea all the way and go for a slightly more muted mouth. For a more dramatic nude lip, apply a small touch of concealer to your lips and top with sheer or tinted balm. And if you’d like to experiment with different shades, just try out a new lipstick.

Pair a mustard-colored ensemble with red lipstick

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Pair a mustard-colored ensemble with red lipstickAs the leaves begin to turn, deeper colors begin to emerge in the hottest fashions. But that doesn’t mean women are forced to don dark hues until spring arrives. In fact, one tone that is particularly striking come fall is extremely warm – mustard yellow.

This rich shade is as autumnal as one can get, but there is one key accessory that women who don mustard yellow garments should remember to put on before heading out the door – tomato red lipstick.

While makeup is often considered an accent, not an accessory, red lipstick may be a more striking addition to an outfit in this yellow-orange tone than a great pair of heels or a statement necklace.

At the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie You Again, Odette Yustman stepped out wearing a mustard-colored gown paired with a rusted red lipstick. However, she is not the first starlet to realize the power of this combination.

In 2010, Broadway beauty Lea Michele donned a gown similar to Yustman’s in color, and rocked a deep red lip. Most famously, perhaps, was Michelle Williams, who dazzled at the 2006 Academy Awards in a yellow-hued dress and a bold crimson pout.

Sothys Hydra-Glide Lipstick is a moisturizing formula that will condition lips during the drier fall months, and is available in a range of great red shades.