For years, idealized beauty "rules" had us believe we could either play up our eyes or lips-never both. "How garish," I'm sure some oppressive piece on the subject reads. But those days have come and gone; we're more about doing whatever it is we feel like, whether that's painting our faces with more than one product or wearing none at all.
While it's clear celebrities love their prestige products-that's been well documented-every once in a while a notable person will tout a less expensive go-to. Perhaps it's a lip gloss you can spot at CVS, a high-powered hair treatment you can buy at Target, or even a few tricks using makeup products you've been purchasing for years.
At a previous job, I had to go to work right before a 19-hour flight to Asia. I decided to wear my go-to airport outfit-sneakers, leggings, tank, and a bomber jacket-and go makeup free. A co-worker, whom I still love dearly, took one look at me and asked, "Are you hungover?" Once in high school, a friend told me I looked absolutely terrible.
Steve Granitz/Getty Images Much like achieving the perfectВ messy bunВ orВ mastering liquid eyeliner, figuring out your face shape sounds a lot easier thanВ it actually is. And purchasing so many products (like sunglasses) or figuring out the best hairstyle for you (we've been there) is based on this elusive shape that isn't entirely simple to understand.
The Neo Traditionalist We all want gorgeous, voluminous locks, but sometimes that feels like a far-off fantasy. No matter which creams and styling products we use, sometimes those roots just aren't getting lifted. The main issue here, however, is the type of cut you have, because let's face it-having a blunt cut that's all one length (not to mention long) just won't get that volume and lift you're looking for.