Category Archives: makeup

Video Gallery: The Humanimal Kingdom

Using bodypaint, makeup, teeth and other prosthetics, people are succeeding at some pretty mind-blowing transformations. Not to knock furries, but there’s a big difference between putting on a fuzzy suit and adding prosthetics and silicone to alter the bone structure … Continue reading

Permanent Makeup = Barf

An average woman supposedly spend 30 minutes every day applying makeup, which smudges, flakes, fades and runs if exposed to water and other elements. So, in that sense, I get why we’ve created permanent makeup. Then again… no I don’t! … Continue reading

Make-Up: The Soundtrack

The mid-90s band Make-Up didn’t actually wear makeup, at least not overt KISS-style facepaint. They did, however, wear matching suits from time to time. Either way, I’m a fan. Think punk meets soul. My favorite song: “Born on the Floor” … Continue reading

Movie Makeup Tip: It's OK To Go Old School

Movie makeup and special effects wizardy is very much a study and exercise in materials science. Since the dawn of film, artists have been been toying with synthetic appliances, pigments, and all kinds of organic matter. Through the years, new … Continue reading

Blu-ray makeup for high definition hotness

Now you can go to Sephora and buy makeup specifically engineered so you’d look good in hi-def. Product page [Cargo Cosmetics]

Official KISS Army Makeup

Each set comes with “creme makeup, brush, sponge, puff, powder and detailed instructions.” $50 for all four characters: The Demon, The Starchild, The Catman, The Spaceman. Still, I’m not sure these are quite as awesome as the 1978 “KISS Your … Continue reading

Review: Three battery-operated mascaras

Mascara isn’t just a tube of black goo that you slather onto your eyelashes anymore. Three relatively new mascaras have integrated motors in them that make them vibrate, rotate, and pulsate. They’re supposed to do everything for you &mdash curl, … Continue reading

Crazy makeup kits are the ultimate transformer gadgets

Multipurpose makeup kits like these have had flip tops, dual-sliding pieces, and hidden pop-up functions way before cell phones or cameras ever did. via Gadgets Page From top to bottom: BR Double-Heart Make Up Kit; Malibu Glitz Make Up Color … Continue reading

A Visual History of Cosmetics Gadgetry

Like the mobile phone, cosmetics is a fantastic example of a product category where the main design constraints are mobility and pocketability. From efficient, easier-to-use lipstick tubes to more compact compacts, we’ve proposed, then invented some pretty neat/wacky/seemingly-obvious/ingenious stuff for … Continue reading

Compact (slash) flash memory card reader has built-in mirror

This otherwise generic flash memory card reader includes a small mirror, the better to give your makeup a little touch-up before you load your self-portraits into your laptop. Or if you’re a girl, to adjust the fit of your engineer … Continue reading