Posts tagged ‘cosmetics’
The Double Bs
Sexy time dresses have their place, and my closet is rarely one of them. I’ll wear form hugging pieces every now and then, but for the most part I stay away from items that hug the Double Bs – the boobs and the butt. But(t) sometimes you have to embrace your inner Marilyn, Brigitte, and Snooki, and flaunt what you got. Such was my mindset when I received this Cut25 body con dress, which I knew upon opening was going to be all up in my Double Bs. Since it was still a little too cool outside for naked arms, I threw on a simple black blazer, which ended up yielding a more conservative look that could perhaps even be appropriate for the after work cocktail? Perchaps? Gin martini straight up, extra olives? Hmmmkaaay.
Also, if you’re like me and prefer to detract from your Double Bs, the blazer is a great way to go. Everyone knows you’re still wearing a tight dress under there but they’re not seeing your Beyonce. Having said that, after a few gin martinis Beyonce may just be ready to come out and do the Single Ladies dance. And that is where I shall end today.
// photos by Emily Malan
My two biggest beauty icons – Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot – have two entirely different looks and yet they both managed to attract the same man, Serge Gainsbourg.
What does it mean!?
To avoid any sort of Freudian rants, I’m just going to cut out the psychological part of this post and get straight to the beauty inspiration.
Let’s start with Mademoiselle Birkin.
Ah, natural and effortless beauty at it’s finest. Wearing next to no makeup, Jane Birkin always managed to look like a doe eyed flower child, and I’m pretty sure she traveled around with her own personal sun ray machine — seriously, is there ever a picture of her not glowing?
Her look is my go-to for lazy Sundays (when I’m not hungover) and my everyday routine once I’ve got a solid summer tan going on. To replicate her look I use a bit of Benefit’s Moon Beam on my cheekbones, the corners of my eyes and a bit on the bridge of my nose. I then put mascara (I like DiorShow) onto my lashes and give them a good comb through once its applied. After that I do a quick shaping of my brows, put a smidge of Rosebud Salve on my lips and run a little of Bumble and Bumble’s Brilliantine through my hair for shine. This is definitely more of a daytime look, but it really never fails.
Now onto my favorite vixen, Brigitte Bardot.
You may remember my little hommage to Brigitte last summer where I replicated her signature cat-eye makeup, voluminous updo and exaggerated pout. As I said then, her look is not one for everyday wear, but I love breaking it out for dressed up dinners, events, and nights out on the town.
It’s all about “more is more” when it comes to replicating the Bardot look. I always make sure to line my eyes multiple times with a jetblack eyeliner (I like MAC’s Liquid Liner for cat eyes and Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Intense Kajal Eye Crayon for everything else) before applying a ridiculous amount of MAC’s Haute & Naughty Mascara. After that I make sure to apply some shimmer to my cheekbones with NARS Illuminator and color to my lips – this can range from the brightest red in my cosmetics case to a subtle pink gloss. Then I add some oomph to my hair by teasing my roots with Fekkai’s Coiff Spray. Et voila! Maintenant attendre Monsieur Gainsbourg!
Who are your beauty icons?