Despite Robin Black's self-professed love/hate relationship with beauty, the photographer-cum-makeup artist behind Beauty is Boring is bent on capturing the faces of everyone from top models to friends to perfect strangers with her vintage Big Shot Polaroid camera, complete with Magicubes & film — after she does their makeup, of course. Get your bookmarks tab ready, ladies. This article was originally published November 22.
Subtlety and refinement seem to be lost arts in America, especially when it comes to make-up. While I love intense colors — graphic slashes of black or white and bold red lips — sometimes, subtle touches of muted color just feel so right. Try it out this weekend: Set aside your cobalt eye shadow, coral lipstick, black eye liner, and bright cheek colors. Instead, use just a smudge of grey or warm beige around the eyes, contour with a neutral tone and polish it off with a satin finish lip balm. Sophisticated, modern and surprisingly sexy.