Kim Kardashian To Release New Gold Perfume

Gold by Kim Kardashian


Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is set to release her second perfume in April 2011. The perfume will be a follow up of her 2010 fragrance which is called “Kim Kardashian”.

Kim Kardashian by Kim Kardashian

The new perfume  is called “Gold” and has a similar shaped bottle to her first fragrance but is gold in colour.

It contains bergamot, grapefruit, pink pepper, jasmine, rose, violet, patchouli, sandalwood, amber, benzoin and musk.


1940’s Makeup Trend

Here is a typical 40's woman- the scarf on her head indicates that she working...

Makeup in the 40’s was less glamorous and more subdued because of the recovery from the great depression and the fact that the government sent the men out to war, so the women had to work.


Foundation was usually a shade darker than normal skin tone and brushed over with a lighter powder to give a natural glow.


To complete the natural beauty effect, rouge colors with pinkish undertones, bright pinks with fuchsia undertones and bright roses were applied to the apple of the cheeks.


Dark brown or black mascara was applied and a small eyeliner was also sometimes used. Eyeshadows varied in muted grays and browns.


Unlike the 20’s and 30’s, eyebrows were kept very natural and thick; they were manicured into clean, well defined arches and accented by the use of a dark brown pencil.


The Monotone Decade- The 40’s was the golden age for lip makeup,  the idea was to emphasise a larger, fuller look- popular colours included fuchsia, pink red and orange red.


The late jazz performer was well known in the 1940’s for her big voice and active membership in the NAACP at a very young age. Whether acting or singing, she always managed to keep up with the trends in her glamorous outfits and beautiful make-up styles.

Lena Horne

Lady Gaga Plans To Bring Out Blood Scented Fragrance

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga who is know for her controversial  antics and outfits is planing to release a fragrance that smells like blood and semen!! So she basically wants her fans to walk around smelling like ‘RAPE’..well she did wear real meat t0 the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards which probably meant she smelled like blood..its no suprise she wants everyone to smell the same.

The fragrance is set to be released sometime in 2012. We cant wait to see how it goes..

At the MTV Video Music Awards In Her Meat Outfit

Fresh From The Runway!! 2011 Pre-Fall Make-Up Trends.

The 2011 pre-fall collection consisted of many makeup styles; there were however a few designers that stood out for us here at Skinmagz So we thought we’d share them with you…Enjoy!!


2011 Chanel Pre-Fall-Fashion Show

Chanel placed emphasis on the eyes to give a dramatic 1920’s couture look. The skin looked very smooth and caked so as to give an Egyptian look.

Louis Vuitton Pre Fall 2011 Collection

Unlike Chanel (above), LV gave the lips more attention, styling the models with matted rougue shade.  Their faces were left pale, to emphasise the lips…very 1930s.

Burberry Pre-Fall 2011

Like Chanel, the Burberry models paraded the runway with dramatic eyes, although they had a more smokey, nude look.

Calvin Klein Pre-Fall 2011 Collection

The Calvin models were made to look very natural for the pre-fall collection this year. This is due to fact that the collection consisted of mainly nude coloured outfits, hence why makeup was kept to a minimum.

Donna Karan Pre-Fall 2011 Collection

Donna Karan also had a large collection of tan and natural coloured outfits in it’s collection, so the makeup was natural and looked ‘barely there’.

Yves saint Laurent Pre-Fall 2011 collection

Paris was definitely not ready for the glamour that was swept in by YSL. The collection was sophistiated and the make-up was even better. Attention was placed on the lips with a powerful rouge tone…very GLAM!

Gwen Stefani Is The New Ambassador Of L’Oreal Paris.

Gwen Stefani, L'Oreal Paris Spokesmodel

Miss Stefani has joined L’Oreal and is the new face of L’Oreal Paris. The beautiful 41 year old, who is currently working on a new album with band, ‘No Doubt’, is the face of the Infallible Le Rouge lip colour. The rocker has joined other music sensations like Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce  in representing the cosmetics and beauty brand.

The inspiring mega-star said to the news: “I can’t believe I get to be one of the L’Oreal girls. I love playing dress up on stage or shooting videos, it’s always been one of my favourite parts of being in a band. And to get to work with such a modern, talented group of people is really exciting. I’m a lucky, lucky girl”.

Her first campaign was aired at the Golden Globes on the 16th of January, this year.

1930’s Makeup Style

As previously announced Skinmagz are on a ‘Vintage Hype’. Last week was dedicated to the 1920’s, this week  focuses on the following decade: the 1930’s…


In the early 30’s the “Tea rose” (ivory with a touch of pink) was most popular for face foundation. Powder was caked on really heavily and rosy blusher was usually used.


The upper eyelashes usually had heavy mascara  (which was known as mascaro back then). Popularly worn eyeshadow includes blue, bright violet, green, brown and orchid.


Eyebrows were high and long or shaved off entirely and drawn on, with eyebrow pencil, extended well toward the temple.

To give them a shiny look, eyebrows were dressed with petroleum jelly, brillantine or olive oil.


Fine and thin and horizontal in shape. Red lipstick was very popular.


Max Factor

Max Factor was the man behind makeup in the 30’s. He had a salon on Hollywood Boulevard which brought him movie star clientelle like Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, and Claudette Colbert.  He has been credited with inventing cosmetic necessities like mascara and pancake. Max Factor was also said to have popularised the term “makeup”.

circa 1930: Make-up man Max Factor (1904 - 1996) helps Mary McAllister with her beauty treatment.


The Revlon company was the first to commercialize nail polish. Before Revlon, nail polish used to slide off the nails.  Revlon developed nail enamel with the help of a chemist. The formula allowed the polish to remain on the nails. By the end of the 1930s, they sold matching lip and nail color.

Revlon Nail Enamel Ad Campaign

Elizabeth Arden

She is famous for inventing the concept of a “makeover”.
Arden collaborated with A. Fabian Swanson, a chemist, to create a “fluffy” face cream. The cream was called Venetian Cream Amoretta and was very successful; it led to her bring out corresponding lotion and Arden Skin Tonic. This revolutionized cosmetics, bringing a scientific approach to formulations.

Elizabeth Arden

Billie Holiday, along with being an outstanding jazz singer was also a makeup trend setter in the 30s. Her photo below, which was taken sometime in the 30s, says it all!!


Billie Holiday- Her eyebrows are drawn on and though the picture is not coloured, research showed that her lipstick was red. (The coloured picture is copyright protected, so cannot be used for this post).

Bilie Holiday with matted rouge lipstick.

Urban Decay Releases 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil

A new eye shadow pencil called 24/7 glide-on pencil has been released by Urban Decay as part of their 2011 spring collection. The pencil, which comes in 12 different colours, was described on the UD website as crease-proof and waterproof, further more it is said to deliver incredible color payout, but feel lightweight. The texture is shimmery and creamy. All shades are paraffin, mineral oil, and paraben-free.