The Beauty Critic

Tag: eyeliner

Highlights #25

In the March 2019 issue of Highlights, I sifted through the internet's best beauty coverage to share Dover Street Market's new beauty venture, a sunscreen reapplication tip, Edwardian-era updos and Cult Beauty's controversial intimate care product category - among other things.

Highlights #24

Happy Highlight day! The sun has started creeping out of hiding, and I find myself THIS CLOSE to yelling at random trees and shrubs to hurry the hell up with buds and leaves and flowers so I can at least have some assurance that spring is on its way. Well, it’s a little way to go, but ...

Tendency ; Pastel Proclivities

Pastels are a tricky colour family. At once juvenile and matronly, reminiscent of childhood toys and grandma’s chintzy home decor. It’s candy and ice cream, Marie Antoinette, porcelain figurines and colour-matched 1950s dream kitchens all at the same time. You must admit that pastels are having a ...

Look: Extraterrestrial

I saw some really beautiful looks featuring red liner at the Ashley Williams S/S18 show, and immediately got inspired to try something similar. I opted for this spiky look, also a little influenced by the horror/mystery anime Mononoke. It’s been a while since I did a makeup look – ...

Tendency ; Fleshtones

I find myself drawn to a certain colour palette this fall. Warm, fleshy colours – pinks and reds that look as if they’ve been matched to cuts of meat. They’re visceral, but strangely romantic at the same time. A little gross, but also kind of pretty. Still with me? Here’s a ...

Look: Teal Appeal

I’ve been in such a rut makeup-wise the past couple of months. I feel like I’ve been kind of boring with my looks, doing the same old makeup day in and day out. What happened to fun colours?? How come I have a million lipsticks in weird colours but I’ve only been wearing reds and ...

Review: Fairy Drops Cat Eyeliner

I love a good liquid liner. Japanese ones are usually good, even the cheap ones perform…and I really like the brush tip applicators. Felt tips are more common for marker-style liners in the west, but I find they dry out quicker and get misshapen or start shedding. So yeah. I leaped without ...

Highlights #6

An extra-long post after an extra-long wait! It’s finally summer, the end of the term is nearing, and life is in some sort of limbo state where everything feels in-between and unstable. At the same time, the sudden appearance of the sun (my old frenemy…) makes me want to do nothing but ...

Tendency ; Art Supply Beauty

My obsession with starting blog post series strikes again. This time, I want to examine trends in beauty – past, present, and (hopefully) future. They can be trends in packaging design, colour choices, terminology… whatever seems interesting. For the first instalment, it’s more ...