Testing winged eyeliner hack products

As makeup wearers know, achieving a perfect (and even) winged eyeliner is a monumental feat. So beauty guru and YouTuber Safiya Nygaard tests out three products that claim to make the winged eye-liner application process easier: The Vamp Stamp, The Liner Designer, and Eye Candy Stencils. Read the rest

Famous Monsters of Filmland's 1965 guide to home monster makeup

The Do-It-Yourself Monster Make-Up Handbook is a 1965 classic: Famous Monsters of Filmland founder Forrest Ackerman tapped movie makeup legend Dick Smith to create guides for turning yourself into any of three Martians, two kinds of werewolf, a "weird-oh," a "derelict," a ghoul, a mummy, Frankenstein's monster, Quasimodo, Mr Hyde, "split face," and more. Read the rest

Makeup artist transforms himself into Kim Davis and Rachel Dolezal

A defective bootleg Rosa Parks still won't let the gays get it. #KimDavis ??SONG: "My Lovin'" by En Vogue

A video posted by Jan Bonito (@jkbonito) on Oct 5, 2015 at 10:05am PDT

Make up artist Jan Bonito made himself look like Kim Davis. Perfect for a Halloween villain. Check out his Instagram feed to see how he looks as Snoop Dogg, Rachel Dolezal, and other well-known people. Read the rest

The spectacular marketing blunders of Lime Crime, the "most-hated" cosmetic company on the 'net

Lime Crime, a cosmetic line that's accused of repackaging cheap generic products and infamous for threatening people who give it bad reviews, is the subject of a gripping profile by Arabelle Sicardi.

Born from the primordial pixels of Livejournal, the amount of internet drama here is breathtaking. It's a multidimensional labyrinth of "fake deaths, Nazi costumes, legal threats against 13 year-old girls, hacker attacks, class action lawsuits, FDA warnings, credit card fraud, cold sores, and questionably named eyeshadow palettes."

Lime Crime's marketing blunders are most spectacular, combining the sanctimonious insensitivity of a fashion house with the mediocrity of an internet rebrandeur.

Trouble came around again when Lime Crime launched the China Doll palette in 2012. You can imagine the reactions they received when they used a white model to portray a fantasy of Chinese beauty — particularly given that the model is wearing Japanese garments rather than traditional Chinese qipao. The palette description read:

"Don't let her milky skin, pouty mouth and flushed cheeks fool you, underneath the poised facade, there lies a heart of a tigress."

They did not issue an apology for their Asian fantasy — they apologized that people were offended by it. Which is not precisely the same thing as apologizing for their mistake. In the post, Deere describes cultural appropriation as "cultural exchange," and says it is vital to ending racism.

Here is a low-res photo of the proprietor dressed as Hitler for Halloween.

Cool enough for Sephora and Urban Outfitters.

Update: A media director from StatusLabs, an online reputation management service, asked us to update this post with a response to it on behalf of Lime Crime, which we're happy to do. Read the rest

Makeup artist transforms herself into Barbie: timelapse

For those uninterested in Kandee Johnson's 13-minute Barbie makeover video, here's a 90-second timelapse. For those uninterested in the timelapse, look at the image here. For those uninterested in the image, just move along.

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Excellent Mars Attacks! face paint

Mars Attacks! was a lurid, horrifcally gory series of Topps bubble gum cards produced in the 1960s. Makeup artist Marla Malone created this wonderful face painting tribute to the genius of artist Norm Saunders, who painted the Topps Cards. Watch the video below.

This #marsattack video has been enjoying some viral hits the last few days on #Facebook another look for any of you new guys here !!! Thanks to all daily on here #facepainting #makeupmobb #iloveart

A video posted by Make up Artist MMG (@mariamalone1122) on Jun 2, 2015 at 4:57pm PDT

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