“Game of Thrones” Season 3 has fans of fantasy (/sex/violence/travel/dragons) clearing their Sunday night schedules and quoting house words in English accents as questionable as Tyrion Lannister’s (you’re killing me, Peter Dinklage).
Posts Tagged ‘Lipstick’
I’ve been a fan of “Mad Men” since I saw the promos for the first season on AMC in 2007. (They were essentially shots of men with side-parts running around in suits set to Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I’m No Good” – you can see why I’d be hooked.)
After a fairly slow burn for the first two seasons, it’s an understatement to say “Mad Men” has caught on – you know something is huge when one of the world’s biggest retailers (The Gap Inc.) dedicates capsule collections to it.
Last fall’s Banana Republic Mad Men Collection must have followed the series’ success, as the brand released a second collection this month in anticipation of the show’s long-awaited March 25 season five premiere.
What makes Banana Republic’s piped golf shirts and floral shift dresses stand out from other ’60s-inspired lines is that it was created in collaboration with Jane Bryant, the show’s Emmy award-winning costume designer, who actually plucked inspiration from looks on the show.
My interest in the show has waned; my interest in vintage styling has not.
Fashion Week takes over Toronto tonight at 7:30 p.m. (the first show is a peek at what Holt Renfrew will have in stores this fall) but before the fashion media Americanos and floor-skimming skirts, I thought I’d share some makeup looks courtesy of the fine folks at MAC Cosmetics.
You may not have watched the Junos last night, but you probably know that the technically independent, unquestionably awesome Arcade Fire nailed four trophies. The following artists did not win, but they sure looked good losing. Here’s how to get their looks, courtesy of MAC senior artist Melissa Gibson:
“Mia wanted something that goes with the crazy number of crystals on her dress,” said Gibson. “We chose to do a strong eye but with a silver blue tone to add some sparkle to the look.” Read more…
I’ve been meaning to write about the Joe Fresh Style Five Minute Face Palette for ages (yes, they make cosmetics!).
For $20, the set includes four exceptionally wearable shadows, one lip gloss, one cream lipstick, a bronzer and a blush.
I am usually leery of anything grouped together – be it hair products, eye shadows, even nail polish sets – it seems like companies squeeze some real duds in with the good stuff, and this one doesn’t completely escape that rule.
Have you ever had your palm read? What about your lips?
Bourjois Paris, a French cosmetic brand which is quickly becoming one of my favourites, offered journalists lip print readings last Friday as a clever way of introducing their Sweet Kiss lipstick line to Canada (available at select Shoppers Drug Mart and Murale stores).
While the brand has been around for about 150 years, it only launched here in 2009 and is slowly drumming up buzz for its serene colour palette, luxe packaging and delightful delicate powder scent (though I’ve been told it’s “like a grandmother” – which I still think is lovely).