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More Nars & other porn...
Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Tuesday, January 01, 2008 12:30 AM (Eastern)

Happy New Year!

I'm not exactly sure what attracts me to Nars. I seldom feel like buying a lot of it...because...I just don't. It's well to be judicious about an expensive brand; a few carefully-chosen items from such a brand will be cheaper, over the long run, than quantities of less expensive makeup, even at a lower overall cost: the better stuff works better. But you will lose that edge if you acquire many expensive items. Then it becomes the same as buying masses of cheaper stuff, except...you'll be way more broke.

And yet...I really like Nars porn. (There are some other brands there too, such as YSL, Bobbi Brown, Majorica Majorca, et cetera.) There's something a bit touching about someone carefully setting out their Nars and taking tender photographs of it. If I'm honest I'll admit I don't like makeup porn in general, only Nars (and you will note I don't link to makeup porn in general).

Anyhow enough preamble, bring it on!

http://nyarorin.at.webry.info


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January 1, 2008 9:42 PM, Blogger Dain said...

"There's something a bit touching about someone carefully setting out their Nars and taking tender photographs of it." lol

 
January 3, 2008 11:17 PM, Blogger Colleen Shirazi said...

Yeah sometimes you can feel the love. :D

MAC porn tends to be prosaic, practical, like a picture of...wrenches. It's great if you need a wrench. But Nars porn has that odd intimate feel to it. I'm not sure there is such a thing as an objective photograph of Nars.

It's not the cost; Chanel porn is just as wrench-like as MAC imo.

 
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Beauty Notes: Indian Rapunzels, chopstick buns, updos & wet hair
Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Thursday, September 27, 2007 4:56 PM (Eastern)

I can't for the life of me do anything sophisticated with my hair. I've concluded there is hairstyle dyslexia, and I have it, in spades.

However, if you have the dexterity and the locks, there is an abundance of hairstyle how-to's on Youtube.


Long Hair Bun - Indian Rapunzels

This is from a site which touts itself as "the long hair site of India." Here we have astoundingly long, lush hair, fashioned into a neat bun.


How to: use hair chopsticks

This looks a bit more my speed. Fellow hair klutzes will appreciate the detailed step-by-step instructions our hostess has written up on the Youtube site.


Hair Trick

The single chopstick version. My hair is not long enough to do this, I just thought it looked cool. (You'll note the first step is the same as in video #1, only with a different length of hair involved.)


How to make the latest updo hairstyles

This is from Nexxus; they have several how-to videos up. It's not exactly what I'd call an updo, but it is a nice evening hairstyle for a young girl.


From Wet Hair to Done Hair in 5 Min

Finally, Pursebuzz demonstrates some of my favorite hair concepts: what to do with wet hair (other than blowdrying it of course); how to achieve fullness with no, or very minimal, teasing; specific product recs (always a bonus); and getting out of the house quickly, yet in style.

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Five minute makeup tutorial from Youtube
Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Tuesday, July 31, 2007 1:00 PM (Eastern)



This one employs a 24 (or Nick of Time, if you've seen it) technique: the makeup is applied in real time.

There are tons of makeup videos on youtube now, but I don't like most of them. I like AsianBeautyBlog's stuff. She lists every product used, for one thing, and the videos are well made: you can easily see her techniques. Plus, she uses a variety of products, some of which I've had in the back of my mind for years, and now can see how they look "on."

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July 31, 2007 6:03 PM, Blogger Dain said...

That is similar to my own daily routine. I wear blush instead of highlighter, and I line my inner rim instead of the bottom lashes, but 'tis very similar, the champagne, the smoky brown, the lipgloss. I'm gonna remember that champagne eyeshadow as glowy highlight trick for red lipstick.

 
August 1, 2007 1:19 AM, Blogger Joy said...

Good video...but the music had me bleeding from the ears.

 
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Hairstyle picture gallery websites
Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Friday, May 11, 2007 2:07 AM (Eastern)

I've often recommended this beauty board chestnut: UKHairdressers. Don't remember when or even where I got the link. But it's easily the most comprehensive website I've seen for modern hairdos that range from practical to cutting edge.

On another board, got this new link for some Asian hairstyles: Rasysa Hairstyle Gallery. It's in Japanese, but enough English to navigate with.

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Some interesting videos...
Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Monday, April 16, 2007 8:22 AM (Eastern)

Maiko or geisha putting on face make-up in Kyoto



This is quite long for a Youtube video, but for a makeup junkie, it's well worth watching through. I never do my makeup that way :); the artifice here has been honed into art.

Lily Allen, "Smile"



Debated whether to post the funny MTV style one, or one of the (imo better) live videos. But, the comedy here is pretty fine, so I went with this one.

Now, cosmetiholics--what do these two videos have in common? I kid you not: it's pink eyeshadow. grins

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Natural makeup tutorial from...Youtube
Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Tuesday, January 30, 2007 10:35 PM (Eastern)



Again it's shades that work with Asian coloring...I know that sounds generic...but it's a question that's often asked.

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Asian Smoky Eye Makeup Tutorial from Youtube
Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Monday, January 01, 2007 11:15 PM (Eastern)



Okay, it is about fifteen steps more than I'd ever do myself. :) It's an excellent video though...very clear, step-by-step, all specific products/shades listed. Check it out!


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January 9, 2007 5:18 PM, Blogger Dain said...

Wow, that is a LOT of steps. But unfortunately, that is the way of the smoky eye. It doesn't look good just to slap on a single black shadow. The best look requires meticulous layering...

 
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