Posts Tagged ‘thin’

HOW TO DISGUISE OVER-PLUCKED BROWS

We’ve all been there. We get a little tweezer happy and before we know it, we have tadpoles with tails. Or it’s not our fault at all and we’ve entrusted a new esthetician who clearly had a different (thinner) vision in mind. But don’t panic! There’s a way to fill them in while you’re waiting for them to grow out. Here’s how:  (more…)

FLUID FOUNDATION

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

We all know there are different types of foundations, each offering a different finish and coverage. Cream and powder foundation are typically the heaviest and cover the most while tinted moisturizers and BB creams offer the lightest coverage and feel. Liquid foundation falls in the middle of the spectrum. Until now! There is a new breed of liquid foundations that are so thin (you will literally die when you feel how thin they are… Ok not literally but you know what I mean!) yet they are formulated to give medium to full coverage. They feel so amazing, as if you’re not wearing anything, and there’s a different technique to apply them. Here’s all you need to know about fluid foundation:  (more…)

WHATCHOO WANT?

photo: jamie nelson post designed by kristin ess

Yesterday on twitter I asked everyone to post hair questions. I randomly selected a tweet from one of our tweetie pies named @CatherineLoves. She asks how to get volume in thin, lifeless hair. The answer is simple. You have to set it! Setting hair ain’t just for grannies, you know. Roller sets are quietly working their magic all the time! On photo shoots, backstage at fashion week and on the always voluminous Victoria’s Secret runway shows. You guys don’t see a lot of them, you only see the results.

You can go about setting hair in a number of ways but here are the basics. First, find a volumizing product that you love. Ask your hair stylist to recommend something that’s weightless that won’t get sticky. Volumizers that feel sticky will end up weighing your hair down after an hour or two. Blow dry upside down to get the hair going upward and off your head. Flip back over and blow out your hair in sections as you normally would.

While your hair is still warm, start putting velcro rollers in the top section and work your way down if desired. You don’t need to spray hair with hairspray before you wrap it around the roller. In fact, I recommend that you do not. It makes them harder to pull out. I always like to put rollers straight down the part because that’s where people usually feel their hair is the most flat. Use a bobby pin to secure. The key with setting is to let it go from hot to cold while rolled up. Once your hair is wrapped, warm it up once more with a blast from your dryer and then let it get cold! (Yes, you can use the cool button on your blowdryer if you have one to speed up the process.) Use cooling time to get dressed or put your makeup on. Once the rollers have cooled unroll them and style as usual!

Velcro rollers are your best bet for lasting lift. Many of our readers use curling irons or flat irons and with velcro rollers you can still use them after you set. Put 2-3 on top for added height, or do the whole head for maximum fullness. This is a lot of info, but setting your hair with velcro rollers will only take a few extra minutes and it’s so worth it.

xx Kristin

CURVES AHEAD

photos: Steven Meisel/Vogue Italia post designed by kristin ess

When it comes to beauty, who decides what’s what?? The new issue of Italian Vogue decides a whole lot! These girls look gorgeous. This cover featuring a significant amount of hip and thigh will upset some and inspire others, which means it’s doing exactly what it should. I think we both know these ladies are not THAT big, but did you know that in the modeling world, size 6 and up is considered “plus size”?? Either way, this cover means progress. It means being super skinny, abnormally tall and white isn’t the only thing that’s attractive. I don’t want to turn in to a Dove campaign right now, but I think this is shedding some light on diverse beauty. If you’re in LA or going to be any time soon, you must go see the Beauty Culture exhibit at the Annenberg Space in Century City for even more perspective on where beauty has been and where it’s heading now! Fascinating stuff.

xx Kristin

What do you think? Do you love or loathe that Italian Vogue chose to use these hourglass shaped gals for their cover?