Stunning Celebrity Portraits – Lorenzo Agius (12 pics)

Two of my Favorite men in the same bed?….;)
We’ve profiled a lot of celebrity photographers here at the Met, but we haven’t ever seen such stunning photos like these. Is it really possible to take some of our favorite celebrities and make them look even cooler?

There’s an effortlessness to Lorenzo Agius’s work, things never look forced. In fact, it seems as though Agius only brings out the God-given personalities of his subjects.

Read more about how Lorenzo Agius rose to fame in The Independent. It’ll give you an inside look at what’s going on behind-the-scenes.


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13 Makeup Tips You Should Steal From Drag Queens

1. Live for those lashes.

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Don’t fear the falsies! They add drama and feminize your face. Tip: let the glue set for 15 seconds before placing the lashes, and then seal with a liquid liner.

2. Perfect your SHADE.

The perfect concealer can mask anything. Use one that has the tint you need; orange to mask bluish circles, yellow for purplish, and green for redness!

3. Glitter’s a go.

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Not gung-ho on glitter? A shimmer powder can add sparkle without looking like a disco ball. It can set lipstick, help blend contouring, and provide extra highlighting.

4. Plump that pout.

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Give the illusion of a plumper pout by applying lighter lipstick onto the center of your lips and blending out. Seal with your favorite lip gloss.

5. Kitten’s got claws.

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Instantly glam up your hands with a stunning manicure. So many ways to decorate those tips.

6. The bigger the better gurl.

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The bigger the hair, the smaller the rest of you looks. Plus, big hair is the light switch to sassiness, so put that puppy on high beam.

7. Make your eyes read gorgeous.

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Lining your eyes in white along the waterline or dabbing shimmer in the corners can instantly make you look more awake and your eyes appear bigger.

8. Moisturize that thirsty skin.

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Keep your canvas smooth and healthy. You never want to apply makeup to a dry face. Get in the habit of moisturizing your face (and body!) after every wash.

9. Enhance with contouring.

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Contouring is a makeup illusion drag queens have mastered. Accentuate features like your jaw and cheekbones to create the definition you want — no surgery required!

10. It’s all about the highlighting.

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A lighter shade of concealer or shimmer powder on the brow bone and cheekbones gives your natural bone structure an extra oomph to command necessary attention.

11. Blend, baby, blend!

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The only real “don’t” is forgetting to blend! Your look can quickly become a hot mess if not blended properly. So invest in the right tools, and perfect your technique.

12. Maintain that flawlessness all night.

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After you’ve said “yaaass” to your finished work, set your makeup with translucent setting powder or spray — this mattifies the look and keeps oil in check.

13. Be Fierce, and HAVE FUN!

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Don’t look at makeup as a means of hiding flaws — it’s meant to play up your best feature… that fierce, fierce, fierce confidence.

Drag queens werk, stomp, and strut, commanding the attention of any room. Take a cue from them, and show the world some attitude. For everything you need and more, visit your fellow makeup junkies RC Cosmetics.

26 Holy Grail Beauty Products That Are Worth Every Penny

1. First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream for the driest of skin.

First Aid Beauty's Ultra Repair Cream for the driest of skin.

Not only does this cream soothe the itchiness of eczema, but the moisture is long-lasting and feels more protective than similar products. Here’s a testimonial that explains how this product works better than its drugstore oatmeal-based counterpart. Bonus: it has no scent whatsoever. $28 for a tub from Sephora.

2. Royal Care Cosmetics Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner for I-Just-Swam-30-Laps-And-My-Eyeliner-Is-Perfect staying power.

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It’s been called “the next best thing to permanent makeup.” It’s $3.95

3. BeneFit’s They’re Real Mascara for the amazeballs applicator.

BeneFit's They're Real Mascara for the amazeballs applicator.

Drugstore mascara is great, but this stuff is MIRACULOUS. It doesn’t budge, there are no clumps, and you can fan corner lashes outward with that genius domed brush head for seriously extended lashes.

SUPER IMPORTANT LIFE HACK ALERT: A Makeup Alley reviewer says: “I do like this mascara but I feel like so much of a good mascara is just in the brush applicator. When I run out of this sample I’ll save the brush head, sanitize it and use it with my Revlon mascara.” So do with that information what you will.

4. Anastasia’s Dipbrow Pomade for its smooth consistency and staying power.

Anastasia's Dipbrow Pomade for its smooth consistency and staying power.

This stuff lasts way longer than the drugstore dupe (it’s actually waterproof), has great pigmentation, goes on incredibly smoothly and evenly, and is basically your one-way $18 ticket to power brows.

5. The Beauty Blender for that airbrushed makeup look.

The Beauty Blender for that airbrushed makeup look.

This $17.45 applicator sponge makes ANY foundation look flawless. It doesn’t wastefully soak up half your foundation the way a makeup wedge does. You’ll also save precious time in the morning because it allows you to apply your foundation in, like, 30 seconds.

Hot tip: Apparently, Dr. Bronner’s bar soap is a great dupe for the Beauty Blender Solid Cleanser.

6. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray for budge-proof makeup.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray for budge-proof makeup.

Not only does it make your makeup look more natural, but it helps makeup stay on all day, on even the oiliest of skin. Available here for $30.

7. Coloured Raine lipsticks for absolutely opaque lips.

Coloured Raine lipsticks for absolutely opaque lips.

There are no dupes for Coloured Raine lipsticks because the colors are INSANE, not to mention some of the most highly pigmented you’ll ever try. Do a pre-cursory Google image search and you’ll see the quality of the color payoff on real life beauty bloggers. Great for women with darker lips. Available for $14 apiece fromColoured Raine.

8. Guerlain Meteorites for a radiance you can’t quite put your finger on.

Guerlain Meteorites for a radiance you can't quite put your finger on.

If you’re looking for something that’s going to give you that daily touch of luxury, this product is totally worth the splurge. It just gives you that little radiant boost that makes you feel glowy and happy.

Use a natural bristle brush and swipe it all over your face to get a perceptible “Photoshop” effect. Buy it here for $58.

9. Royal Care Cosmetics Brushes for makeup application that goes on like a dream.

If you’re willing to really take care of your makeup brushes, Hakuhodo are the most finely crafted of them all. They feel incredibly comfortable and calming as they glide across your skin. Only $24.95

10. Nars blushes for the perfect flush.

Nars blushes for the perfect flush.

Sure, there are a kajillion dupes out there as far as color goes, but nothing beats the softness, the blendability, and the staying power of this classic blush. Get it here for $30.

11. Lancôme’s BI-FACIL Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover for removing stubborn waterproof mascara.

Lancôme's BI-FACIL Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover for removing stubborn waterproof mascara.

All you have to do is put the product on a cotton pad, press against the eye, and hold it there for a minute. Your eye makeup will come off magically — no pulling or tugging that delicate area. It’s also much more hydrating than its drugstore counterpart. Get it for $28.

12. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment for the smoothest lips.

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment for the smoothest lips.

While this balm certainly has its issues (it melts easily, it’s so soft that it breaks), there’s nothing else out there quite like it. It smells delightful, comes in a variety of lovely just-bitten tints, and no other balm comes close to the light, slippery feel of rubbing your lips together after applying it. $22.50 from Fresh.

13. Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler for the perfect curl.

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler for the perfect curl.

Gets right down to the base of your eyelashes without pinching the lid. It costs $20without any replacement pads.

14. Urban Decay’s Naked Eyeshadow Palettes for versatility and remarkable consistency.

Urban Decay's Naked Eyeshadow Palettes for versatility and remarkable consistency.

The Naked palettes have been duped many times, but never matched in consistency (absolutely buttery) and pigmentation (so, so rich). The colors complement each other perfectly, you can find a million and one tutorials on YouTube, and at $54, it only actually comes out to $4.50 per shadow.

if you’re not that into shimmer, the Lorac Pro Palette has 8 matte and 8 shimmer shadows, and comes in slightly cheaper at $42.

15. BeneFit’s Brow-Zings for smudge-proof brows.

BeneFit's Brow-Zings for smudge-proof brows.

It’ll even last through a swim. And with a tinted wax to shape, a powder to set, mini tweezers and two brow brushes, this kit is actually a pretty great value at $32.

16. Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stain for a shiny yet long-lasting formula that is sheer witchcraft.

Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stain for a shiny yet long-lasting formula that is sheer witchcraft.

Best lip stain EVR. It really stays on for up to 12 hours and the coverage is buildable, which means you can get coverage anywhere between a sheer wash of color to an opaque lipstick. Best of all, you still get SHINE, which defies all logic of a lipstain.

17. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush for insanely pigmented color that lasts forever.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush for insanely pigmented color that lasts forever.

This baked powder is incredibly dense and packed-in, giving you buildable color that actually lasts 12 hours. Makeup addicts are obsessed with the flawless finish it leaves behind. You only need to use a tiny bit, so it’s actually a pretty great value. Get it for $26.

18. Hourglass’ Mineral Veil Primer for its weightlessness.

Hourglass' Mineral Veil Primer for its weightlessness.

It contains naturally-derived physical sunscreen, feels incredibly sheer and light, and will keep your makeup going until the break of dawn. It feels like you’re wearing nothing at all, and yet you’ll be shocked at how smooth your foundation goes on. Use it with liquid or mineral foundation.

Temptalia calls it the most underrated primer. It’s $52, but Sephora sells a travel-sized bottle for only $18 if you want to take it for a test run.

19. Cle de Peau Concealer for the most blendable coverage.

Cle de Peau Concealer for the most blendable coverage.

Different concealers will fit different skin types, but this concealer has a beautiful, creamy feel and plenty of lasting power. It costs $70, so you’ll definitely want to try it out at your beauty counter before plunking down your hard-earned cash.

In general, if you have facial scarring or deep dark bags to cover up, splurging on a higher-end concealer will give you better coverage and a more seamless finish. People also swear by Chanel’s Professional Concealer and MAC’s Pro Longwear Concealer.

20. Tom Ford Lipsticks for the quality…and the packaging.

Tom Ford Lipsticks for the quality...and the packaging.

If you can find a shade you truly love, the color payoff and staying power are actually worth the splurge. Costs a painful $49.

21. Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder for on-point contouring.

Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder for on-point contouring.

This super blendable powder is the perfect “shadow” color for contouring, nose slimming, and sculpting cheekbones. It costs $44.

22. RC Cosmetics Light Your Lip Glosses for shine and color that actually lasts.

This lip gloss is one of the few that actually moisturizes lips. It comes in a kajillion shades, and unlike most lip glosses, the color actually leaves a nice stain behind, resulting in a superior long-lasting formula. It costs $6.99, but the real danger lies in developing an actual addiction.

23. Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder for a perfect close-up.

Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder for a perfect close-up.

This soft, silky powder doesn’t just set your makeup — it actually blurs your imperfections and makes your pores look smaller to give you flawless skin. You can even wear it underneath your foundation if you have ridiculously oily skin. $34 from Make Up For Ever.

24. Moroccanoil Moroccan Oil for the softest hair and a professional blow-out look.

Moroccanoil Moroccan Oil for the softest hair and a professional blow-out look.

Incredibly lightweight and never greasy, this oil will reincarnate your hair into smooth and silky locks. If you heat-style your hair, a tiny amount will act as a protectant. $43 for the big bottle.

25. YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Illuminating Foundation for a glow from within.

YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Illuminating Foundation for a glow from within.

Foundation is such an incredibly personal thing, but this particular formulation has a unique gel-like consistency that feels utterly weightless in the skin while providing long-lasting, medium coverage. People rave about the velvety yet dewy finish it leaves you with. Get it here for $57.

26. The RC Cosmetics Brush Cleaning Pad (mini) deep cleansing.

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The silicone “bristles” are easy to clean so you don’t feel like you’re scrubbing your face with harbored bacteria (a common and constant paranoia with the Clarisonic).

Everyone’s skin is different as far as results go, but it’s very enjoyable to use and will definitely cleanse your skin better than just rubbing in some cleanser with your fingers. Get it here for $3.25.

15 Incredible Halloween Makeup Transformations

Looking to win the top prize at a Halloween party? It’s not too late to come up with a creative costume! Last year we showed you 12 fantastic Halloween makeup transformations that included an awesome Pop Art Zombie and an eerie Cracked Statue. We created a new list this year that’s jam-packed with more ideas. Taking inspiration from pop culture, including movies and television shows, you’ll see how these talented people took things to the next level. Try creating these yourself or ask your friend to help you out. Makeup + Costume = Win!

Mystique
Photo credit: @nickeilgenesis

Blood Elf
Photo credit: Sssamanthaa

Robot
Photo credit: makeupmaiden

Van Gogh
Photo credit: elloellothere via Reddit

Ursula
Photo credit: Brittany Couture

Alien
Photo credit: saupvesfpssas

Toy Soldier
Photo credit: frmheadtotoe

ET
Photo credit: Christy Lewis

Snake Girl
Photo credit: MadeULook by Lex

Universe Face
Photo credit: Brittany Couture

Morticia Addams
Photo credit: MadeULook by Lex

Comic Book
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Maleficent
Photo credit: JohnnMarie

Doctor Who Black Light Makeup
Photo credit: Katie Alves

White Walker
Photo credit: Rafaela Colina

15 Signs You Should Be A Makeup Artist

1. You stole your mom’s makeup as a kid and couldn’t wait till she’d let you buy your own.

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2. Your makeup bag includes several MacGyver-like tools.

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3. You branched out from everyday makeup ages ago, bright colors are too much fun.

4. Your eyebrow game is so strong people are afraid of you.

5. You wake up early on weekends to deep clean your makeup brushes.

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6. You’ve thought about dyeing your hair so you can change color palettes.

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7. Your chin drops when you see someone in public with poorly matched foundation.

8. Your Instagram feed could easily double as your portfolio.

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9. Your used makeup wipe is a piece of abstract art.

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10. Your friends think you’re cheap but you’re just hoarding money for more makeup.

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11. You consider the eyelid to be a tiny canvas with endless possibilities.

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12. You know that lip art is more than just lipstick.

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13. You have sleepless nights trying to plan out your look for the following day.

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14. You value every slightly different shade and try to use them all equally.

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15. You love having ‘girl’s night’ because it means you get to do everyone’s makeup.

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Try products before you buy and have even more makeup fun with the RC Cosmetics. From your friends at RC Cosmetics

10 Weird Thoughts Girls Have After One Night Stands

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Under the right circumstances one night stands can be an efficient way to have a seemingly uncomplicated good time. Casual sex can still come with some deeper feelings, which guys always assume girls are having. But in a relaxed, euphoric state after, people’s minds go to the strangest places. She’s not always just hoping you’ll call.

Girls are complicated creatures. Don’t assume her morning after thoughts are any less weird than yours.

1. “I DID IT! I HAD SEX WITHOUT FEELINGS!!!!!”

2. “Well, at least his phone charger worked on my phone.”

3. “How cool would it be if I snuck out and left him some money on the nightstand?”

4. “Will he go Dutch on brunch?”

5. “Will he go Dutch on Plan B?”

6. “Bed bugs should totally be considered the worst STD.”

7. “Shoes? I remember having shoes.”

8. “Do his roommates think I’m cute?”

9. “When is the last time he washed these sheets?”

10. “Is that my breath or his?”