a different kind of girl talk
A lady can never have too many lipsticks, and a beautiful red is one of the first things a beauty junkie ever buys. It's deceptively simple to wear, but think of these few tips for your next holiday party and take your favorite red lipstick to the next level.
1. Matte and shimmer, made for each other.
The holidays tend to make us more heavy-handed with the glitter, but remember this: matte lips and shimmery cheeks, OR matte skin and glossy red lips. It's either one or the other, so don't overdo it!
2. Prep your canvas.
There's nothing worse than beautiful red lips and nothing else on the face. Red lipstick is a classic that demands respect, so at the very least, make sure to de-shine your skin and fill in your brows. It'll give you a more polished look.
Just a quick heads up that Xend recently updated their shipping rates to the following:
Metro Manila - P69 (P70 at CC)
Provincial - P109 (P110 at CC)
For us girls who are allergic to Math, I've taken the liberty of rounding up the rates here at CarmenClaire, just to make things easier.
Single or not, here it comes.
Whether you call it Valentine's Day, Single Awareness Day, or just plain Saturday, the 14th of February might be giving you some mixed emotions. If you're in a relationship, there might be a little bit of pressure to plan something extra special and look red carpet ready. If you're not, you might have a love-hate-hate-some-more relationship with this day. If you're a feminist, you could be fighting a different kind of battle. Like I am. Read on.
Can you believe that there are only 84 days until Christmas? I can hear the Christmas carols playing in the malls already, and I can definitely feel the stress! This is the busiest time of year for me, and I love to plan ahead, so I start buying Christmas gifts as early as August (a little crazy, I know). Read on...
Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll know that Emma Watson's UN speech on gender equality has been blowing up the internet. As a feminist myself, I couldn't resist making this week's Beauty Dish all about what feminism means to me, and how I bring that into everything I do here at CarmenClaire. Who knows, it might awaken the feminist in you that you didn't even know was there.
You may not realize it, but CarmenClaire is a hugely feminist brand. I don't sell whitening products, because I believe that promotes beauty ideals that are patriarchal and ageist. (More on that in my "Why we whiten" series.) I don't sell full coverage makeup either, because I think makeup should enhance your best features, not make you feel like you have to wear a mask every day. I even named all my Supergloss shades to celebrate the sheer awesomeness of we womenfolk.
Some people might think that makeup is something completely un-feminist, but I disagree. Here's why.
You asked, and now it's finally here. Meet Loose Cannon, Shine Patrol's oil-blasting big sister. Aside from setting your makeup and keeping skin shine-free all day long, Loose Cannon's got a lot more tricks up her sleeve. Here are just a few:
1. Catch eyeshadow fallout. Dust a generous amount of Loose Cannon underneath your eyes before applying eyeshadow. Once you're eyes have been thoroughly smoked, brush away the powder. Your under eye area will be free of that pesky dark eyeshadow that's so difficult to remove. Read on for more tips.
Think fast, what's the most common phrase that comes to mind when someone says "ideal man"? Of course: tall, dark, and handsome. What about for the ideal woman? Well, there are a lot more phrases to choose from, but a classic one is just a single word "fair." In one sense, it means light-skinned, but in a another sense it means beautiful. None of this is by coincidence. Keep reading...
Every corner of every shelf in the beauty department has the word "whitening" plastered on it. Before and after photos showcasing the awesomeness of whitening products are almost impossible to avoid. Sometimes on billboards several feet into the air, the word "whitening" glows in all its majesty. Read on to find out why...