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It Came From Outer Space

Sparkly Eyeshadow Inspired By Our Solar System

You’ve heard the expression “stars in your eyes,” right? Well how about “planets on your eyes?” No? You’re right, that’s probably weird. But these Milky Way-inspired baked shadows from BH Cosmetics are totally cool. Hit the jump to see if they picked appropriate colors for each planet.

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Bloody Good Fun

Young Make-Up Artist Is So Talented You’ll Have Nightmares

Eighteen year old make-up artist, model, and photographer Stephanie Fernandez has done a series of photos of herself in make-up that is both beautiful and terrifying.  Not only does she shoot the finished product, she also shows in-between shots so you can see the process she goes through. This lady has major skills – take note, Hollywood!

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Olden Lore

“History’s Forgotten Women” Get Their Own… Eyeshadow Line?

OK then. This is Ignis Antiquita, a line of 40 eyeshadows “inspired by the amazing, fiery, passionate, strong women who have been largely forgotten in our history books, or had their histories revised due to the fact that they were what they were- WOMEN!” Here are descriptions of all the women included. Before you scoff at the idea of famous women of history being paired with a makeup line—let me say A) there’s nothing wrong with makeup itself, and B) Ignis Antiquita wasn’t created by some huge conglomerate seeking to take advantage of the struggles of women to sell some impossible beauty standard, but by independently owned company Aromaleigh. I can only assume founder Kristen Leigh Bell thought “You know what’s cool? Eyeshadow. You know what’s also cool? Historical women!”

True on both counts.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Frozen Eye-Makeup

Fabulous eye art inspired by Disney’s Frozen by Tal Peleg. (via Fashionably Geek

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I See What They Did There

Artists Create 2D Portraits from 3D Models

Photographer Alexander Khokhlov and makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan have collaborated on a series they’re calling “2D or Not 2D.” They use some pretty amazing makeup effects and precise staging to make real live models look like paintings or photoshop trickery. Here are six of the series, but you can see more at Khokhlov’s website and 500px.

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May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

CoverGirl’s Commercial For Catching Fire Makeup Emphasizes District Collections

If, like me, you skipped the MTV Music Awards last night, then you probably missed the premiere of this commercial. When we last posted about CoverGirl’s makeup collection for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, many of you were concerned they were missing the point: Capitol = Bad. But this advertisement shows us CoverGirl is taking inspiration from the many Districts in Suzanne Collins’ novels for their line. Although the looks still scream Capitol from what we’ve seen in the film adaptations, I have a feeling they know exactly what they’re doing here.

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May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

CoverGirl Emphasizes Capitol Decadence For Their Hunger Games Makeup Line

The image above represents the luxury of District 1 in the new Hunger Games CoverGirl cosmetics line, which will be released in October of this year in anticipation of the new Hunger Games: Catching Fire film to be released in November. The line of cosmetics is much more extensive than the nail polish line released for the first film, and reportedly features nail polish, nail decals, mascara, and lip gloss, among other items. The makeup was even used on the stars in the film, so the trailer may give you a better idea of what to expect. Head past the break for two more photos from the campaign.

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eye candy

Self-Taught Makeup Artist Transforms Herself Into Characters And Celebrities

Emma Pickles isn’t the only makeup artist that’s wowed us with her skill: meet Carly Paige, a Montreal-native with an incredible talent for using makeup to become any number of famous figures in pop culture: everyone from Mystique to Pee-Wee Herman! Though for now she’s working in a Sephora, you can tell it won’t be long before she’s living her dream of doing makeup for movie sets. Don’t believe us? Check out this gallery of her work! It’s guaranteed to impress.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Sweet Wreck-It Ralph Superhero

This Vanellope von Schweetz superhero cosplay deserves a medal. Cosplayer Anti Ai-chan‘s costume is perfect, right down to the cupcake wrapper skirt. Check out the rest of her group of super Disney characters during SDCC. (Photo by Eurobeat Kasumi Photography via io9)

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She Turned Me Into a Newt!

Feminist Makeup Tutorial Parody Shows How to Paint Your Lips in the Blood Of Your Enemies

Youtube user tadelesmith put up this fantastically tongue-in-cheek parody of makeup tutorial videos and of popular conceptions of feminists. Sadly, some people don’t get the joke (and we continue to lose faith in the internet-going population); but it’s a really funny video, and the makeup is beautiful, too. Check it out!

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