I don’t know about you but I am so tempted to wear black lipstick this winter. It’s a very daring, in-your-face look that Yves Saint Laurent especially paid attention to in 2008. MAC cosmetics are on the black lipstick bandwagon too this season offering a full collection in which is titled “style black”. In this post there is a guide on how to create the gothic look featuring MAC cosmetics. Take a look:

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Picture 37 This is a very dramatic look. Usually one either create eye-makeup that is dramatic or one chooses to focus on the lips making them dramatic. Adding drama to both eyes and lips is rare and caution should be taken when creating this look since it includes both a cat-eye and very dark lips. Pale or light tanned skin works best when creating this look. Apply foundation to even out skin tone, line eyes very precisely too. For more information on how to create this look and to purchase the products in which are necessary  from MAC Cosmetics click here.

Picture 36 This look is the most dramatic of them all and to be honest with you, I think one could only pull this off on the runway. However, for the brave ladies out there this look requires a lot of mascara, black lipstick and black eye shadow. One does not have to have pale or lightly tanned skin to pull this look off either. I actually believe that it would look better on darker skin. Begin by applying black eyeliner beyond the eyelid as well as on the bottom of the rim of your eye. Apply plenty of mascara and a light coral blush. For more information on how to create this look and to purchase the products in which are necessary  from MAC Cosmetics click here.

Picture 38This look in my opinion is the most subtle of them all. The deep red lipstick is very simple to pull off. But I would recommend that one keeps the eye make-up much simpler since that will make the deep red lipstick pop more. For more information on how to create this look and to purchase the products in which are necessary  from MAC Cosmetics click here.

Picture 39 This is actually my favorite look of them all. It’s incredibly fierce and actually has a nude/peach lip which allows for the eyeliner to break through and become incredibly noticeable. I believe this look would be suitable for any skin color too. For more information on how to create this look and to purchase the products in which are necessary  from MAC Cosmetics click here.

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On a different note…

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The photo below made my entire day. Women look at editorials and usually state, “I want her lips.”, “I want hair like that!”, etc. in today’s world it is so rare for women to look at a photo and say, “Wow. She looks like me.” and leave it at that. Millions of women around the globe are looking at the picture below and telling themselves “I look like that.” – I did not realize how good it feels to see women who actually look like you and I am so happy about this increase in demand for more curvy models. I am glad women have had enough of no diversity and no variety in models. I believe there should be room for thin models and more curvy models too. What do you think? Pick up the November issue of Glamour magazine to see this photo and more.

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I agree with Crystal Renn to some extent, in reference to the quote above. I hated referring to her as a “plus-size model” but in today’s world, that is what she is considered to be. Despite my agreement I do feel that it is a little silly to suggest that all models should just be referred to as a “a model”. There are always going to be different types of models that are used for different purposes and therefore there will be different divisions in which those models belong to. I also feel that the term “plus-size” is offensive simply because the women in which are considered plus-size are only a size 6 and up. The average American woman is a size 12! So, I do agree with Ms. Renn that the term plus-size model should be eliminated; it is simply offensive.

Sources: tmagazine.com, maccosmetics.com, glamour.com, independent.co.uk, kimkardashian.celebuzz.com

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