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July 9, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Don't you just hate it when your favorite shade of lipstick disappears? Now there's good news for those grieving the loss of Tomango, the reddish-orange M.A.C. shade that saw its glory days more than 20 years ago, or Pink Poodle, the fuchsia-pink that came out around the beginning of the millennium. M.A.C. by Request is planning to bring back some classic 1990s lipsticks and eye shadows for a second run. And the company is asking its Facebook friends to help. From now through July 21, you can go to the M.A.C.
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November 14, 2013 | By Sharon Mizota
In her latest exhibition at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Rachel Lachowicz continues her exploration of gender roles in an unusual medium: makeup. That choice is an unavoidable statement about gender, like Janine Antoni painting the floor with her hair dipped in Clairol, or the fact that knitting and embroidery - now ubiquitous in museums and galleries - still carry connotations of “women's work.” Lachowicz's challenge is to do something interesting...
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September 3, 1993 | DEBRA GENDEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
We used to spend hours piling on lavender eye shadow, false eyelashes, iridescent blush and frosted pink lipstick. To go to the 7-Eleven. That stuff sure goes on smooth when you're 13. Now we just slap on some glycolic acid, smear our lips with a brick-colored matte and fly. The thrill is gone. "Like, chill out, sit down and have some fun," Jean Danielson tells women who, like us, have lost that girls' locker-room feeling for makeup.
NEWS
July 9, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Don't you just hate it when your favorite shade of lipstick disappears? Now there's good news for those grieving the loss of Tomango, the reddish-orange M.A.C. shade that saw its glory days more than 20 years ago, or Pink Poodle, the fuchsia-pink that came out around the beginning of the millennium. M.A.C. by Request is planning to bring back some classic 1990s lipsticks and eye shadows for a second run. And the company is asking its Facebook friends to help. From now through July 21, you can go to the M.A.C.
MAGAZINE
May 5, 2002 | HILLARY JOHNSON, Hillary Johnson last wrote for the magazine about shampoo
Why does it seem like every woman I know labors under the illusion that blue eye shadow was a curse peculiar to her own slice of teen history? The truth is, blue eye shadow has been an adolescent rite of passage since the 1950s, when Helena Rubinstein and Max Factor responded to the advent of technicolor with what now seems an excess of zeal.
NEWS
February 18, 1994 | CINDY LaFAVRE YORKS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES: Cindy LaFavre Yorks writes regularly about fashion for The Times.
Blue eye shadow may very well be coming soon to a pair of eyelids near you. Unbelievers may simply review the return of the platform shoe and the crocheted vest for evidence that anything old is new again. "Blue eye shadow is making a strong comeback," says Paulette Cleghorn of The Body Shop. However, any woman with frosty-blue cream shadow left over from a few decades ago better rethink more than just hygiene if she is tempted to unearth it.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2013 | By Sharon Mizota
In her latest exhibition at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Rachel Lachowicz continues her exploration of gender roles in an unusual medium: makeup. That choice is an unavoidable statement about gender, like Janine Antoni painting the floor with her hair dipped in Clairol, or the fact that knitting and embroidery - now ubiquitous in museums and galleries - still carry connotations of “women's work.” Lachowicz's challenge is to do something interesting...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1985
I was happy to see the article in The Times noting the emerging "bare-faced" trend for women (little or no makeup.) It is time women quit blindly following the dictates of the fashion industry, just to be "in style." I have never yet seen a woman who improved her looks by using eye shadow. BEN CALLISON San Marcos
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August 9, 2009 | Melissa Magsaysay
The contents of a woman's makeup bag can say as much about her as the shoes that line her closet. A shiny black Chanel eye shadow palette has the same sleek appeal as a sexy pair of Jimmy Choo stilettos, and the gilded exterior of a YSL Touche Ã?clat concealer pen oozes the same sense of luxury as a pair of satin Louboutins. These days, though, such luxe touches are increasingly commingled with products that proudly telegraph "value" and "I don't need to pay more." The same "high-low" impulse that has women comfortably mixing J.Crew with those Jimmy Choos is working its way into their makeup routines, replacing some department store buys with mascaras and lipsticks found at the drugstore.
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October 25, 2009 | Melissa Magsaysay
For some women, Halloween may be an opportunity to show some skin as a sexy nurse, cat or cowgirl, but for those intrigued by the more creative possibilities, a costume can come together with just a little inspiration and a makeup kit. Anchoring your idea with makeup will take the pressure off finding the right garment and make for an impressive addition to even the most simple costume concept. MAC senior makeup artist John Stapleton and MAC makeup artist Jae-R Tuason gave us a step-by-step lesson on how to get an attention-grabbing face for Halloween.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
It's become hard to tell who exactly is competing for the title "American Idol," the contestants or the judges. Wednesday night's season premiere may pay homage to the stars the show has launched, but it's doubtful that any competition will be quite as fierce as that between new judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. Not surprisingly, early publicity has focused on an alleged diva-feud - what, after all, could be more delicious? - with rumors of off-set take-downs and on-camera eye-rolling.
NEWS
December 20, 2012 | By Amy Dawes
She's described by director Jacques Audiard as "a diver," someone who "throws herself into a role head first. " So it's believable that the very first scene Marion Cotillard shot for "Rust and Bone" was the most harrowing one, in which she awakes in a hospital after an accident to discover that both her legs are gone. Her reaction is partly improvised - she leaps from the bed only to wind up crawling on the floor and sobbing in the arms of a friend who rushes to her aid. ENVELOPE SCREENING SERIES: "Rust and Bone" "My feeling was that, in that situation, which is so violent and horrifying, the shock must be so strong that you're in denial," says the acclaimed French actress over coffee at the Chateau Marmont.
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March 14, 2010 | By Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times
The men of rock 'n' roll started many major style trends throughout the '60s and '70s — think Beatles and mop tops, Sex Pistols and spikes, KISS and face paint. But women are represented on that list as well: among them, the members of the Runaways, who showed the pop culture universe of the 1970s how strong, smoky eyes and a feathered mullet could rock just as hard as the guys. In the film "The Runaways," which is scheduled to open Friday, lead makeup artist Robin Mathews went for a mix of punk and glam-rock for Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, who portray Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, the best-known members of the all-girl band.
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December 27, 2009 | By Melissa Magsaysay
Holiday sparkle isn't limited to the twinkle of a sequined sweater or colorful cocktail ring. Let your eyes make a festive statement when you go to those New Year's Eve parties or after-Christmas open houses. A colorful smoky eye is a playful twist on the smoldering, sexy look of the typically heavy-lidded dark version. A bright and pearly palette of jewel tones and shocking hues is in style this holiday season -- and in a not-so-subtle way. The look makes eyes pop, freshening up the face and adding color accents to a simple party frock.
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October 25, 2009 | Melissa Magsaysay
For some women, Halloween may be an opportunity to show some skin as a sexy nurse, cat or cowgirl, but for those intrigued by the more creative possibilities, a costume can come together with just a little inspiration and a makeup kit. Anchoring your idea with makeup will take the pressure off finding the right garment and make for an impressive addition to even the most simple costume concept. MAC senior makeup artist John Stapleton and MAC makeup artist Jae-R Tuason gave us a step-by-step lesson on how to get an attention-grabbing face for Halloween.
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August 9, 2009 | Melissa Magsaysay
The contents of a woman's makeup bag can say as much about her as the shoes that line her closet. A shiny black Chanel eye shadow palette has the same sleek appeal as a sexy pair of Jimmy Choo stilettos, and the gilded exterior of a YSL Touche Ã?clat concealer pen oozes the same sense of luxury as a pair of satin Louboutins. These days, though, such luxe touches are increasingly commingled with products that proudly telegraph "value" and "I don't need to pay more." The same "high-low" impulse that has women comfortably mixing J.Crew with those Jimmy Choos is working its way into their makeup routines, replacing some department store buys with mascaras and lipsticks found at the drugstore.
MAGAZINE
June 10, 2001
SEAFOOD QUARTET, clockwise from top left, Japanese Octopus with Gazpacho Granite; Yellowfin Tuna with Avocado and Osetra Caviar; Hamachi with Pink Pepper and Lemon Confit; and Oyster with Tomato and Water Noodles from WALTER MANSKE / PATINA, Los Angeles * Michael Schmidt silver mesh bra with rhinestones, $1,200, at Maxfield, Los Angeles. Erickson Beamon @ Showroom Seven Lucite bracelet. Nars eye shadow in "Goldfinger" and "Rebecca," with mascara in "Bamboo." Poole lip gloss in "Icon No. 6."
NEWS
December 5, 1986
We are living in the dawn of a new age of eye shadow. First there was the kohl age--Cleopatra and all that. Then there was the grease and crayon age, which reached its height during the Twiggy era. Then there was the pressed-powder age, with all its endless variations on the same old theme. Here are the new colors for fall! Here are the new mix-and-match compacts for spring! Right. Frankly, it was getting to be a bit of a rut. But wait.
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September 14, 2008 | Erin Weinger, Times Staff Writer
Rock & Republic, the 6-year-old brand best known for dark, dressy denim, is adding yet another branch to an already crowded family tree that includes handbags, belts, shoes, eyewear, dresses -- even cashmere sweaters. On Monday, the Culver City-based company enters the beauty game with its first line of cosmetics. Ten items for face, eyes and lips reflect the brand's flashy, hyper-sexy apparel. The packaging glitz is thickest in a bronzing and highlighting powder duo that comes in a pimped-out, crystal-encrusted compact priced at $225 -- $56 more than a pair of the brand's Cosbie raw blue jeans.
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May 25, 2008
The SPRING collections burst with electric colors so bright they practically leaped off the runway. Little wonder they did, moving right into makeup palettes -- from Sephora to your local CVS. But if you think the look is a return to the '80s, guess again. Blue eye shadow and frosty pink lipstick are long gone.
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