Beauty Essentials For: HBIC's

Beauty Essentials For: HBIC's

posted on: 11.23.2011

DISCLAIMER: If you're offended by the word "b*tch", then you may want to skip this post. :)

If you are unfamiliar with the term "HBIC", I suggest you look it up. Actually, you don't have to look it up because all it means is "Head B*tch In Charge." What exactly makes up an HBIC, you ask? Well, I like to think of HBIC's as powerful, strong women who know what they want. You may agree or disagree. I know a lot of women who get offended when called a b*tch, but I take it in stride! Whenever told that I'm a b*tch (which actually doesn't happen very often), I just say that b*tches get stuff done, to quote Tina Fey. Then I tell them I'm an HBIC, and then these people looking to offend me are momentarily impressed. Then they'll probably go right back to hating me. Whatever. I can't please everyone.
There are different degrees of HBIC's, ranging from the kind that has accomplished a ton in their line of work and is undeniably kind and awesome, to the kind that would spit in your drink and not even think twice about it. I obviously prefer the first kind. So what exactly are the beauty essentials for an HBIC? Here are a few that I think are perfect for the quintessential HBIC:

  1. Red Lipstick- and not just for special occasions. No, the HBIC rocks an intense red pout year-round, 24/7. For special occasions, they'll probably surprise you by wearing a nude lip. It's all about the element of surprise. Brikasia Recommends: MAC Lipstick in Russian Red
  2. Black Liner- An HBIC looks effortlessly chic at all times, and depending on the person, black liner is essential. During the day, smudged pencil liner will suffice, but at night, you can expect a crisp, liquid black line flicked out at the end for a beautiful cat eye effect. Brikasia Recommends: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil in Zero & Prestige Liquid Liner in Black
  3. Black Mascara- No HBIC would be caught dead without some mascara to keep her looking awake. Regardless of the occasion, black mascara is always necessary. Brikasia Recommends: L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
  4. Undereye Concealer- Looking awake and alert is a necessity for any HBIC, so the perfect light diffusing undereye concealer will be handy, since the typical HBIC typically runs on less than 4 hours of sleep a night. Brikasia Recommends: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Concealer
  5. Cream Blush- For a quick and easy rosy glow, an HBIC will turn to a cream blush to apply with her fingers while rushing out the door to get crap accomplished. Brikasia Recommends: Bite Beauty Lip Rouge
Other essentials for an HBIC? A pair of huge, dark sunglasses to hide more-often-than-not tired eyes, awesome hair, and completely impractical heels to strut around the city in. Personal driver is also desirable, although not required. Viva las b*tches!


  1. I love your blog and youtube channel!! I've been reading your blog on the google reader app, but it never lets me put a comment. :-(

    But yay for mobile web! Are you gonna be making a tutorial for this??

  2. Aw thank you so much! No worries, that's how I read all my blogs too, and I'm normally too lazy to go to the actual blog to comment :P
    I wasn't planning on making a tutorial for this, but I might! Probably just a winged liner + red lips combo or something :)

  3. that would be kool! I still can't get the wing liner right... I try.. but then give up. if you do a tutorial you should do an outfit post with it. heels and all!

    dressing up is fun! :-)


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