Sunday, February 16, 2014

Beauty Squared Round-Up - February 16, 2014

Happy Sunday! The Beauty Squared gals have been awfully busy lately and that's why there have been so few posts. We're working on a few posts though and hope to get back to a regular blogging pace very soon!

But we always have a Round-Up for you and here's this week's...let's go!

  • Super-pretty muted mauve-y looks from the Diane von Furstenberg Fall/Winter 2014 runway show.
  • Fashion shows are a huge source of inspiration for beauty looks - the crazy and the not-so-crazy. Check out this eye look inspired by 60s drag racing just tweeted by @MACcosmetics.
  • Radiant Orchid is Pantone's Colour of 2013. Here's a monochromatic orchid lip-blush look using an OCC Lip Tar as both lip colour and cheek colour.
  • Cuticle tattoos from Ciaté.
  • Do you use blotting papers? Save yourself some money! Here's a cheap (or free) DIY version.
  • Confused about using the techniques of contouring and highlighting to enhance your facial features? (Me too, admittedly.) Fashion Magazine's Beauty Panel offer up their tips, techniques and products.
  • Organizing your beauty products is a common dilemma amongst beauty bloggers, makeup artists, product junkies and really, anyone who wears makeup. New Beauty Magazine takes a look at some storage ideas (for purchase).
  • Are you ready for spring yet? Here's a look at Guerlain's spring 2014 pretty beauty collection. Pretty floral lips and cheeks.
  • Former model and activist, Sara Ziff spoke to Salon Magazine about the ugly side of the fashion industry, including eating disorders, sexual coercion, and homogenous beauty ideals.
  • We see stock photography everywhere, even when we don't realize we're looking at it. It is among the many things unconsciously shaping our world and internal views. Getty Images, one of the world's largest source for stock photography, is working to change the visual perception of women in stock photography with their "Lean In Collection", photos showing female leadership in contemporary life. Buzzfeed has some of the photos here.
  • Australian nurse, mother of four and cancer survivor, Beth Whaanga had photos taken showing her body post-surgeries and posted them on Facebook to try to promote awareness of the physical changes that can signal that something is wrong. The photos are honest, and startling, since our culture rarely shows us women's bodies in their reality. Warning: photos in this link show partial nudity, so click through with caution.

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