LATEST ARTICLES / Crush With Eyeliner

Monday, September 28th


In this exclusive audio interview, Todd O’Dowd chats with the “new celebrity” and “drag terrorist” about her influences, her art, and her upcoming Minneapolis debut on September 30.

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Monday, February 2nd

The Idiot Box: Best Superbowl Commercials of 2015

Once again, we look at the best commercials from television’s biggest event.

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Friday, September 5th

Crush with Eyeliner: It’s Just A Party, Janet.

MAC’s new Rocky Horror-inspired collection is all the great party makeup you’ll ever need. Can’t wait for its release? Our favorite pro beauty brand has plenty of other fantastic collections to keep you occupied in the meantime.

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Friday, August 15th

Crush with Eyeliner: The Timeless Appeal of Aqua Eye Shadow

Tavi Gevinson just brought aqua eye shadow back. Except that it never left. Beth Hammarlund explains.

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Friday, August 1st

Crush with Eyeliner: NEVER AGAIN

Beth Hammarlund tried Burt’s Bees Super Shiny Shampoo and Conditioner with Mango. She is traumatized.

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Wednesday, July 9th

Crush with Eyeliner: Turn That Frown(ie) Upside Down

Freaked out by Botox? Guffawing at the price of expensive skin creams? Beth Hammarlund recommends this good old-fashioned wrinkle-fighting product that’s been around for over a century.

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Friday, June 20th

Crush with Eyeliner: There Will Be Blood

Beth Hammarlund got a mosquito bite on her face and it may have pushed her over the edge. In this week’s Crush with Eyeliner, she cries for vengeance!

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Friday, June 6th

Crush with Eyeliner: Bonjour la Jolie!

Feel like you need a little boost in the je ne sais quoi department? In Crush with Eyeliner, Beth Hammarlund shares a few of her favorite French pharmacy products that are available here in the states.

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Friday, May 16th

Crush with Eyeliner: So Fresh and So Clean

Beth Hammarlund shares her favorite products for keeping your skin cool, clean and refreshed during the warmer months. Just in time for Art-A-Whirl!

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Friday, May 2nd

Crush with Eyeliner: Korea, Korea, I Love You So

When it comes to movies, pop music and soap operas, we should just admit that South Korea does it better. The same is true for their beauty products, which are innovative, affordable, and have some of the cutest packaging you’ve ever seen.

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Friday, April 18th

Crush with Eyeliner: Sweet Glorious Spring Beauty

Spring still hasn’t totally sprung, but that’s no reason not to embrace makeup hues of peach and pink, light powders, and airy floral fragrances. Beth Hammarlund reports in this hard-hitting spring beauty feature.

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Friday, April 4th

Crush with Eyeliner: The Best Second Chance I’ve Ever Given

Beth Hammarlund shares her favorite lip gloss, that she didn’t fall in love with until the second time around. Stay tuned for her memoir, Lip Gloss and Second Chances.

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Tuesday, January 21st

Crush With Eyeliner: Comfort Food for Your Face

Dry winter skin blues got you down? Beth Hammarlund recommends her favorite moisturizing, comforting, and all-around luxurious cleansers.

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Friday, January 3rd

Crush with Eyeliner: Best Celebrity Beauty 2013

Beth Hammarlund shares her picks for Best Celebrity Beauty of 2013: Taylor Swift and Lupita Nyong’o.

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Monday, December 16th

Crush with Eyeliner: Holiday Party Girl Beauty

Getting ready for a party? Beth Hammarlund shares her favorite seasonal trends to get you into the holiday spirit.

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Friday, November 15th

String Theory: Bindis, Brown Lips, and Buns, Oh My!

The 90s are here to stay, but the beauty trends are still lagging behind the fashion trends. Beth Hammarlund talks the ’90s beauty trends that have a second chance at world domination.

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Friday, October 11th

Crush with Eyeliner: Notes of Autumn
Mona di Orio Les Nombres d’Or Vanille

Beth Hammarlund celebrates the season with seven of her favorite fall fragrances.

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Friday, August 30th

Crush with Eyeliner: Gimme Marc
The Man, The Myth, The Marc

Beth Hammarlund reviews Marc Jacobs Beauty, the designer’s recent foray into the world of makeup. The products are awesome, but the prices are steep. Are they worth it?

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Monday, August 5th

Crush with Eyeliner: My Skin Hates Me

Is your skin freaking out? Beth Hammarlund can relate. In this week’s Crush with Eyeliner: she shares her favorite products for sensitive skin.

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Friday, July 19th

Crush with Eyeliner: The Frizz Factor
Donald Robertson's Portrait of Grace Coddington

If you don’t have the guts to pull off Grace Coddington style-frizz, here are a few tips to smooth and sleekify your summer ‘do.

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Friday, July 12th

Crush With Eyeliner: Budge-free Summer Makeup
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream, $23 at

This week in Crush with Eyeliner, Beth Hammarlund makes it just a little bit easier to maintain that perfect makeup during a day at the lake.

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Friday, April 26th

Crush With Eyeliner: Holy Grail Concealers
L'Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer

Beth pays tribute to her all-time favorite concealer and reviews a new concealer that will never be leaving her purse. Ever.

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Friday, April 5th

Crush with Eyeliner: The Sweet Smell of Spring
Philosophy Field of Flowers Peony Blossom

Spring is finally here! Pretty much! In Crush with Eyeliner, Beth Hammarlund shares a few of her favorite springtime fragrances.

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Thursday, April 4th

l’étoile’s Guide to Mad Men Beauty

Resident beauty expert Beth Hammarlund weighs in on the best late-’60s beauty looks to prep you for this weekend’s “Mad Men” premiere party.

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Friday, March 15th

Crush with Eyeliner: Quick and Easy Beauty
a vintage Psssssst! advertisement

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Beth Hammarlund shares her favorite beauty products for ladies on the move.

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Friday, February 1st

Crush with Eyeliner: I Went To Walmart So You Don’t Have To
a promotional image for Flower

Beth Hammarlund checks out Drew Barrymore’s new line of cosmetics for Walmart. She is mildly traumatized by the experience.

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Friday, December 21st

Crush with Eyeliner: Flower Child Goes Corporate
Remember this girl? She likes pretty flowers.

Drew Barrymore and Walmart! A partnership made in…wait, huh? Beth Hammarlund investigates the celeb’s new discount beauty line.

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Monday, December 10th

Crush with Eyeliner: Holidazzle
Anne Hathaway's sparkly french manicure

I love me some cute nails, and even though I’ve left acrylic french manicures back in 1990s Nebraska, I still enjoy fancying up my fingernails for special occasions. Or just when I’m bored. And thanks to Pinterest*, I’m in no danger of running short on inspiration. Wacky nail art is nothing new, but until recently, the really impressive stuff had to be done in a salon. If you’re basically super […]

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Sunday, December 2nd

Crush with Eyeliner: Ultrafab Superstar

Beth Hammarlund highlights the holiday gift of the season for the beauty-obsessed pop art lover – the new Andy Warhol collection by NARS.

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Monday, November 26th

Crush with Eyeliner: Customize Your Face

Prescriptives is back! The discontinued cult favorite is back in an online format, and its iconic customizable foundation, concealer and powder live on! Beth Hammarlund gives thanks.

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