The lipstick that the internet freaked out over, inspired by unicorn tears…

Because this lipstick is now “internet famous”…


3 of the best red lipsticks for Valentine’s Day

the best red lipstick- honestly Jamie

Because I’ve found three of the most perfect reds, perfect for Valentine’s Day…


How to wear purple lipstick

hannah purple lip

The Lorde does it.

lorde purple lips

The queen B does it.

beyonce purple lips

Now I’m not trying to jump to any conclusions, but I’m pretty sure that if I do it, I too will be inducted into the royal family.  Just saying.

Last week, I decided that my adult identity will be that of one with great bone structure (thanks to the magic of contouring and highlighting).  While I haven’t quite figured out what else defines “grown-up Hannah,” I know that she is uber trendy (Uggs with a mini skirt is still a thing, right?).

That is why when I learned that the Pantone color of the year is “Radiant Orchid,” I knew this was a trend that I just could not pass up trying.  While I’m normally a Chapstick kind of girl, I have to say that this purple lipstick is pretty fabulous.


Make Up Forever Rouge Artist Intense in Pearly Violet

The name does not lie—this color is INTENSE.  Go big or go home, right?  The color was vibrant and violet after just one stroke.  Plus it made my lips feel amaaazing and didn’t smear.  I put this on right before heading out and it lasted all throughout dinner and a glass or two of wine 😉

hannah purple lip 1

Unfortunately, I don’t think this lipstick fulfills my dream of looking more like Ms. Bey, but I am fairly positive that my chances of being adopted by Jay and the Queen just went up a little.  Get at me you two.

Have a beauty trend you’d like to see me try?  Tweet me @han_cran, #beautynewbie, with your suggestion!

Hannah Cranston, Assistant Editor 


Golden Globes: L’Oréal Paris’ Colour Riche Lipstick Turns 21 (and a giveaway!)

You know how I love me some awards season and, to kick it off, let’s start with The Golden Globes.  My first event of the weekend was a 21st birthday party, funny enough, for L’Oréal Paris’ Colour Riche Lipstick!  The iconic product is finally old enough to party with me and, to make it even more interesting, the party was hosted by two awesome people: L’Oréal Paris Makeup Artist Billy B. and actress Beth Behrs from one of my favorite shows, 2 Broke Girls.

Now, on to the good stuff: in honor of Colour Riche’s 21st, I’m giving away 21, yes, TWENTY ONE, lipsticks to 21 winners at random.  And, cause it gets better, I’m also giving away one of the CC Skye rose gold bracelets (pictured below) to one lucky winner at random!  All you have to do is follow me on Twitter and tweet me why you want a lipstick and/or the bracelet!  I’ll pick winners next Tuesday, January 22nd at 3pm PST.  Good luck and happy 21st birthday to Colour Riche! xo

Left: Roxy, Sydne, me (and my fabulous blow out)
Right: me, Stifler’s mom (yep)