Oh, Outré: An Ode to the Maybelline 2012 Calendar Tuesday 10 January, 2012
The Maybelline New York 2012 Calendar celebrates out-of-the-box makeup designs, and serves as inspiration for anyone who dares to go different with their beauty.
Oh, Maybelline. How you’ve grown from your Vaseline-and-coal roots. Now you’ve reached beyond the confines of commercial beauty into the purely fantastical, aspirational realms that exist—but are often ignored (in mainstream beauty, at least)—within the biz of making up. Witness: the images from your 2012 calendar. Masterfully crafted by makeup artist Charlotte Willer, they encapsulate everything I want this blog to be about: a firm embrace of outré makeup designs—from ombré lips to triple-rainbow eyelids to glitter, glitter and more glitter. I mean, really, could you have captured the awe-inspiring and transformative properties that makeup yields in a more fun, more completely gonzo way? No, you couldn’t! (Well, maybe…but, heck, this effort is mondo imaginative and will certainly serve as monthly inspiration for the fearless beauty-lovers out there!)
Here’s a selection of some of the months that made me salute you with my makeup brush.
January: Hey, Miss DJ, thanks for getting the color party started. It’s agreed: This is going to be a year filled with super-brights.
April: I’ll assume you’re a jeweler, rather than a “heist-er” – either way, your bejeweled lips are divine.
May: Cleaning ombré glitter lips is infinitely more fun than mile-high windows.
September: Judging from the equations on the chalkboard, the chemistry of beauty comes “EASY” to this scientist.
Now, don’t you want yourself one of these calendars? I know I do!
My current calendar