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Pony’s Beauty Diary

via fuckyeahparkhyemin

Hello, Modernglossers!
I was on youtube last night, going through some videos to prepare for my upcoming trip to Seoul, Korea when I stumbled upon this pretty Korean makeup artist named Pony. Her real name is Hye Min Park and she has a youtube channel called Pony’s Beauty Diary. The more I watched her, the more enamored I became. She seemed normal, dorky, and real.
We’re all familiar with Michelle Phan, the PixiWoo sisters, and Lisa Eldridge on youtube. Here is a fresh asian voice and face to follow!
Check her out:

Pony is considered “Ulzzang” which means “best face” in Korean. Korean beauty, I’ve noticed, value large, round eyes, pale skin, an oval shaped face, and an innocent and cute manner. They tend to shy away from anything overly sexy. This is in contrast to American or Western beauty which focuses on strong, angular beauty– all cheekbones, arched eyebrows, and tan skin. These differences in cultural values is interesting to observe. We all work against or towards an idea of beauty–whether you want to be gothic and daring or sweet and innocent, it’s all a kind of persona we are creating for ourselves.
So, remember, make-up is fun. It doesn’t and shouldn’t define you but is an avenue of experimentation and transformation.

That being said, we have a new feature on our website. We partnered with Stylecaster.com to implement a new app called “Virtual Makeover
You’ll see it up above in the tabs. If you click on it, you can follow the prompts to virtually try on any hairstyle or look.

So be sure to check it out. Oh, and if you like anything you virtually “try on” the product is available to purchase right through the app! Leave a comment if you have any questions. Have fun!
– JK

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Makeup Tips : Ten Things You Need to Know

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Makeup tips: Ten things you need to know

By Isabella Franklin

Do you get tired of applying makeup in the same way? Perhaps you want to revamp your image and are looking for a few useful tips? If so, you’ve come to the right place, as we’ve put together ten beauty secrets every girl needs to know.


Try before you buy

Contrary to popular belief, you shouldn’t try foundation on the back of your hand, as the skin can be a different shade to your face. Instead, apply products to your jawline for a more accurate colour match – it’s that simple.


Disguise your flaws

Everything from lip fillers to a nose job can improve your appearance, but a little makeup can also do the trick. If you have a long, thin nose, for instance, apply a concealer that’s a shade darker underneath your nostrils and this will help to make it look thinner.


Use white eyeliner

If your eyes are looking a little red and puffy, use white eyeliner in the corners and along the waterline to help you look more awake. For a more subtle effect, stick to cream and ivory shades or blend several colours together.


Curl your eyelashes

Whether you’re going out for a family meal or heading out on a date, don’t forget to curl your eyelashes before applying mascara. This will open up your eyes and ensure you look your best for the rest of the day or night.


Find the right blusher

With so many cosmetics on the market, it may seem hard knowing which blusher to choose, but it’s actually not that difficult to find out what will suit you. Many brands cater to a wide range of skin types and tones, so always do your research.


Less is more

Once you’ve found the blusher you want to use, apply it in natural light – and don’t overuse it. Less is definitely more, so treat yourself to a soft brush and gently sweep it across your cheeks to build up a gradual colour.


Go for the two tone look

If your bone structure is slightly unsymmetrical, help balance out your face shape by using two shades of check tint. Apply a light shade along the cheek bone that’s more pronounced and use a darker colour underneath. Repeat this process on the other side to a help your face look round and sunken where appropriate.


Exfoliate your lips

Want to achieve soft, kissable lips? Well, you must exfoliate before painting them in your favourite colour. This will remove any dead skin and help lipstick and gloss glide on smoothly, without any lumps and bumps.


Choose the right lip liner

If you decide to wear lip liner, select a shade that’s a tone darker than the lipstick you want to wear. That way, if your lipstick fades slightly, you will still have a neat outline that you can fill in at the next opportunity.


Show off your Cupid’s bow

To perfect your Cupid’s bow (the dip on the top of your lips), cover your ring finger in lippy and print two round marks either side. Fill in the rest of the colour and use a wet wipe to perfect the outline.


It can be easy to fall into the same makeup routine, but why not try something a little different?

Ruffian – Thoroughbred Spring 2012

The Ruffian collection at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion week. For Spring 2012, Ruffian explored their namesake, “Ruffian”, the filly racehorse and the society surrounding the racing world. The use of graphic inlays, colored silk, and couture details were abstracted from the jockey’s world, merging the masculine and feminine with sharp tailoring and a bright pallate. The inspirational muses were Charlotte Casiraghi and the Comtesse Jaqueline de Ribes. See images from the collection in the slideshow below

Photos by Stevyn Llewellyn

Backstage at Ruffian

Backstage at Ruffian pre-show preparations during Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. Photos by Stevyn Llewellyn.