Choosing the Right Foundation Color

If there were as many skin types and shades as there are types and shades of foundation, the world would be in a mess of trouble. In fact, no one cosmetics company could offer any appreciable variety and manage to stay afloat. In choosing foundation colors, most foundations are a lot more forgiving in either direction, in terms of offering a suitable “fit” or match for skin tones within the vicinity of the foundation’s precise shade formulation. Now, in consideration of a fairly long list of skin types, finding the right makeup foundation becomes a bit…

Faux Lashes and Doing Them Right!

Have you always dreamed of batting your thickly lash-laden eyes, evocatively and with a dramatic effect that will have your subject quickly melting into a pool of liquid sugar? Have you looked with envy at all the models and stars spanning the pages of magazines and in film and TV, imagining that you somehow were omitted that fateful day? You know, the day when the lash fairy went down the line with her fairy lash-wand, tap, tap tapping one after another eyelid to produce an instantaneous sprouting of triple volume lash thickness and length along her…

1950’s Beauty Icons

The 1950’s marked a turning point for fashion in the western world, World War II had come to a close and the post-war boom led to the expansion of synthetic fabrics being used in clothing, lending to a variety of new possibilities. French influence became strong thanks to designers such as Christian Dior, as did the rise of the American movie star. Names like Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley evoke imagery that uniquely 1950’s. The trends and styles that would come out of the decade that saw the introduction of rock and roll would eventually lead…

Office Attire Decoded

Dressing for work day in day out can be a bit commonplace when it comes to the standard in commonly accepted office dress. There is always one person at work who somehow manages to safely push the limits of passable style protocol, and you may have, at times, even yourself silently dreamed of showing up with your “other “wardrobe items that truly reflect the “you” that you were probably not hired for. Dressing “safe” for work is the traditional form of job security that is prevalently practiced in office settings, everywhere, and yet when it comes…

Celebs that Inspire Our Greek Goddess Obsession

The Greek goddesses were paragons of beauty. They have been celebrated in poetry and literature and immortalized in painting and sculpture. Getting even a bit of their look will make you feel like a goddess yourself. As always, celebrities have paved the way to show us what the look can do for mere mortals – sporting the historical Greek fashions with modern updates. Here are a few of the top celebrities that have inspired our Greek goddess obsession: Blake Lively She may look more like a Golden Goddess, but this actress channeled her inner Aphrodite when…

Modern Goth Makeup

The black lips and pale cheeks look of the 90’s goth has grown up and matured into what is now called modern goth. Gone are the connotations of devil worship and anarchy. Those stereotypes have made way for the style and glamor of the runway where modern goth’s influence can be seen the world over. From famous singers such as Lorde to high fashion models, goth has gone modern in the millennium. While dark black or very deep red lipstick with a pale base on your face and a touch of eyeliner and eye shadow are…

How to Clean Your Beauty Tools

We all know how expensive makeup and makeup accessories are, so anything we can do to make our beauty tools last as long as possible not only saves us money, but also time. Not to mention, sometimes finding a replacement for that perfect makeup brush is no easy task. So instead of tossing those tools away, let’s look at some ways to clean them and make them last. Hairbrushes The most common beauty tool, and one of the dirtiest in any bathroom is a hairbrush. Lucky for us, cleaning a hairbrush is easier than one might…

Trend Report: Bubble Nails

There are few beauty trends that come around that leave us scratching our heads (okay, there’s lots – to say any different would be a lie) but the bubble nail art trend that we are seeing more and more of this month is pretty far out. This trend actually got its beginnings about 5 years ago, but was only recently popularized thanks to social media and the internet in general. Bubble nail art can be seen on women around the globe –not only on those in the United States – and seems to be making huge…

Enhance Your Eye Shape with Makeup

Makeup can do a lot of good for one’s eyes – make them appear more youthful, glamorous, and sexy. It can show the world you really care about the way you look, or not so much. It can also help to enhance your eye shape if and when applied right. Today, Lionesse takes a look at how you can enhance your eye shape with makeup. Almond Eyes Almond eyes benefit from the implementation of eyeshadow on the outer edges, which brings focus to the beauty of the almond shape in itself, and really puts an accent…

Get Out of Your Makeup Rut!

You may have been wearing the same makeup style since your prom in 1989, but that’s all about to change. You didn’t really expect to be wearing the same makeup, in the same way, for all of these years and beyond – but nonetheless, here you are stuck in a world of uncertainty when it comes to the new makeup styles, application methods, and even products. Today, Lionesse is here to help you climb out of your makeup rut and into a brand spanking new makeup routine that will blow your mind (in the best way…