Wabi Sabi is the Japanese philosophy of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature. Hand-knit scarves are wabi sabi; rainbow oil slick puddles are wabi sabi; even David Bowie’s two different-color eyeballs can be viewed as a wabi sabi delight. But puffy eyes? Dark Circles? Blemishes? Not so much. Blame it on stress, hormones, <... >
Back in high school, I wore a little eyeliner, a little mascara, and I was good to go. I remember a phase where my mother literally chased me trying to get me to put on some blush. Really. I remember the cool girls wore impeccable makeup. I looked at them with envy. You know those <... >
“Seize upon that moment long ago One breath away and there you will be So young and carefree Again you will see That place in time…so golden Still away into that way back when You thought that all would last forever But like the weather Nothing can ever…and be in time Stay golden But can <... >
Beauty editors and makeup mavens may eternally search for the perfect shade of red lipstick. It’s a journey that may never yield a “Holy Grail” hue or brand, and one that continues even when you do find what you think is the essential red! But what about the search for the perfect pink gloss? Unearthing <... >
Social networking is all the rage and really, why shouldn’t it be? It’s fast. It connects you. It’s concise. It’s efficient. In honor of the Twitter’s 140-character message capacity and parameters and because we know you’re a makeup maven on the go with limited free time, we are presenting our Fall 2010 Beauty Guide, with <... >
Babor products are absolutely divine and they were designed by makeup professionals, with your face shape in mind in so you can play up your features accordingly. Housed in gorgeously lavish and refillable gold cases, the eye shadows offer stay-all-day color, namely Plum and Matte Clay, which allow you to achieve the still-hot-this-season purple smoky <... >
The one thing I’ve always appreciated about the dipping of the thermometer is that the weather finally encourages more intense, dramatic and colorful looks. We no longer need to fear the dreaded smear of melting make-up (what’s worse, on the face or in the bag?) and dripping, sweat-stained faces. Finally we can graduate from pots <... >
This month’s Beauty Insider with LA-based, celeb makeup artist Kerry Malouf focuses on body painting and light, FRESH looks! “The inspiration for Wild Fox’s new Jean Collection was PEACE & LOVE & BODY PAINTING,” Malouf says. The company’s motto? She is the Native Heart. She is all neon light. She is a love child. She <... >
tarte cosmetics is celebrating a landmark anniversary this year. The company, whose mottos is “High-Performance Naturals,” something we at BN know the brand lives up to.
This month’s Beauty section was devoted to products that help me and you step outside of our comfort zones and to try new things as we transition from Summer to Fall.