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ON CROY AH BLE!

14 Nov

… as in “incroyable,” the French version of “incredible.” We shouldn’t always be bound by the rules of language. Neither should our makeup. Words can only express so much, and at times language seems to offer a too narrow range of meanings, symbols, or significations to truly capture our feelings. Instead of talking, or writing, let’s just marvel and swoon together at…

these paperself eye flutters in all their festive, ephemeral glory. :

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Under the Sea flutters

Twin Horses falsies

Twin Horses flutters

London skyline flutters

London skyline flutters

… the vivid Sandra Holmbom, who incorporates the flutters as she transforms her eyelids into landscapes:

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She is incredibly talented, and self-taught:

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And can do a whole range of looks:

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Paint Me Like One of My Paintings

Frosty nails

Frosty nails

Silence is Golden

Silence is Golden

Sandra, my hat off to you.

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Images sourced from Paperself and Sandra Holmbom. Click the image boxes to enter into their sites.

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Saw Red

11 Jun

Gwen knows that a red lip is key, yadda yadda. Lots of people know that, so we really don’t have to go into it. Red lips add panache. Although a ruby pout may not scream low-key summer glamah, red lips are perfect for a post-swim snack by the seaside or while you’re slaving away at work. There are many reds out there, but here are two blue-red based lip stuff that look lovely on all skin tones.*

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SMOOCHABLE:

There’s something about red lipstick that kickstarts the anxious inner monologue about whether or not it’s on your teeth or whether or not it’s smudged all over your face like Courtney Love in her Hole days. This is why many just don’t bother to rouge up. But you can still wear red and play tonsil hockey, especially with NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam (a nod to the Red District pershmaps?). This soft as butter lip color (rhyme!) comes in a gloss tube, but is perfectly matte and smooth on your lips. The color is “softly” strong in the sense that it is bold, not brash. It sticks without drying and crackling, which we all know is key for locking lips. Plus, it smells like a bakery!

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NOT SO SMOOCHABLE:

… but very classy still, Revlon Matte Lipstick in Really Red is for those who aspire to be as chic as Jean Seberg and as bad ass as Rosie the Riveter. It is a highly pigmented stick that glides on and stays for a while. This lipstick is meant for kissing love letters and writing notes on mirrors, so blot blot blot before leaving your house. It might not be ideal for shirt collars or rough housing around, but that’s why you have the alternative NYX, darlings.

So! Everyone has a favorite red and I want to hear yours. Comment away you comets.

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*: Do not listen to A$AP Rocky… what does he know?

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Lucio Fontana’s red spatial concept photo source

Vincent Olinet’s “Lipstick” photo source