These Celebs Do Their Own Makeup (It Explains A Lot!)

Plus editor-approved foreign beauty products and the woman who spent $35,000 to look like Kim Kardashian.
Michelle Villett
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Plus editor-approved foreign beauty products and the woman who spent $35,000 to look like Kim Kardashian.
Shakira does her own makeup

Welcome to your weekend beauty reading…

Surprise! 7 Celebs You’d Never Guess Do Their Own Makeup

Via Byrdie: If you want something done right, sometimes you've got to do it yourself. Or at least that's the goal when celebrities—who have access to some of the best makeup artists in Hollywood—decide to do their own makeup. Clearly, it doesn't always work out. This explains some things I've wondered about for a long time. Like why Shakira always has that lip colour.

Foreign beauty products

10 Editor-Approved Foreign Beauty Products to Try Now

Via ELLE: "When it comes to cosmetics, anything that’s foreign also equals exotic and therefore, more effective." Can't say I haven't had these thoughts myself. I'm adding a few of these products to my wishlist now. (And oh! Shout-out to Canada with Nanoblur. Odd choice!)

Claire Leeson wants to look like Kim Kardashian

Keeping up with Kim Kardashian! Woman bullied at school spends £20,000 trying to look like reality TV star... including £5,000 on new breasts and £350 on bum padding

Via the Daily Mail: I'm always fascinated by these people who spend crazy money (this is the equivalent of more than 35,000 Canadian dollars) in order to look like someone else. I feel like this goal is somewhat achievable though, since we know that Kim herself got that way through plastic surgery. Not advocating what she's doing, but this woman looks really good.

Miss Vogue beach look

Miss Vogue Beauty How-To: Chanel's Beach Look

Via Vogue UK: Loving the mag's new video series of makeup demos—sure beats most of what's on YouTube! This one is about the perfect beach look: a natural, golden complexion with a pop of colour around the eye. Warning: it will make you want Chanel everything.

Korean skin secret

How To Master This Korean Skin Secret

Via Refinery29: Dewy, luminous skin is an art form in South Korea. This tutorial explains the layering process I first heard about through MAC VP Gordon Espinet. The misting thing really works! Read up if you want baby, vacation skin. (That sounds creepy... you know what I mean!)

Light therapy for home use

Light Therapy for Home Use Catches On

Via The New York Times: Has anyone tried this IlluMask thing? Am so, so intrigued. Maybe it's time to pull my Baby Quasar out of the closet.