Lauren Thurman-King
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  • October 27, 2014 • Beauty

    Terror Eyes: Beauty and False Eyelashes in Horror Films

    As a kid, I was always drawn to VHS cover art that mixed beauty and horror. Admiring the cover of The Silence of the Lambs is one of my earliest memories. Then every time I was at Blockbuster, I made sure to glance over the cover of Texas...

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  • September 18, 2014 • Beauty

    The Return of the Nineties Lip

    The nineties revival continues and even though I say I’m sick of it, I still like to douse myself in nostalgia every so often. Maybe I have a thing for very late nineties, yet still pre-Y2K, music videos that experimented with...

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  • September 4, 2014 • Beauty

    Nail Art Inspo: Prints at Valentino Fall 2014

    The Valentino Fall 2014 Ready to Wear show has butterfly-embellished and colorful leather pieces of my dreams and I’d sell my non-existent soul just to stare at the embroidery in person. It’s fun to copy makeup and hair from...

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  • July 22, 2014 • Beauty

    Waking up Miu Miu: A Tutorial in Hair

    I love waking up to surprise Miu Miu. I look forward to Miu Miu and Prada every season, especially in the last several years where they’ve kind of replaced how my ex-fav John Galliano’s shows used to make me feel, so even if...

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  • May 29, 2014 • Beauty

    Browin’ Up

    Sometimes you just want to take a break from the norm. Treat yourself to a temporary eyebrow makeover. Like I did with untraditional blush colors, I wanted to explore using eyebrows similar to how I play with makeup on eyes and...

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  • May 22, 2014 • Beauty

    Serve a Look That Will Melt Faces (But Not Yours)

    Toasty weather can make it tough to pull off looks without everything melting off – unless you want it to melt off, which could potentially look cool now that I think about it. If you don’t want it to, there are primers,...

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  • May 9, 2014 • Beauty

    Texture Play

    One of the coolest parts about makeup is playing with texture and making skin, lips, or eyes look anything but natural. At the Christian Dior Fall 2014 RTW show, Pat McGrath used pigments over latex paint (I assume and hope the...

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  • April 25, 2014 • Beauty

    Nail Art Woes: Waiting for the Next Big Thing

    Currently in the world of nail art, I can’t help but feel a little bored. There’s been crackle and textured polishes, a million different glitter top coats, magnetic nail polish, duo/multi/whatever chromes, ombré everything,...

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  • April 8, 2014 • Beauty

    How to Apply Blush: Breaking the “Rules” with Untraditional Colors

    I’ve never quite understood the appeal of blush for the most part. It’s often used to “add a healthy glow” or “make you look alive,” but isn’t blushing usually from embarrassment? That’s how...

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  • April 3, 2014 • Beauty

    Beauty Inspo: Red Eyes at Undercover Fall 2014

    It’s been a little over a month since the Undercover Fall 2014 show and I’m still thinking about it. No, not the clothes (sorry Jun), but the bright red eye makeup. A few months ago, I was all over this scene from Lucio...

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