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When you are darker than tan, it becomes a little difficult to find makeup that's properly pigmented enough for we women of color: Since most of the color palettes are marketed to women with lighter complexions, it frankly to see how it might look on our skin. And there's nothing more frustrating than picking up a red lipstick only to find it's more orange or pink on your skin. Especially when it is expensive.  We've pulled together 10 super pigmented lipsticks that  complement darker skinned ladies looking to treat themselves on the high-end market. Not even for V-Day. Read More
One random Wednesday night, on a campus well-known for its progressive lean, a friend wonders aloud to me if that cute boy in her class with the nail polish is gay or not. He doesn’t have to be, she says. I shrug and ask her if she’d go out with him if he were interested. “ Of course,” she replies. “He’s funny. And smart. And that color looks good on him." The times, they are a’changin’—for men and women. Read More
“The weird thing is,” says Dame Helen Mirren, “you get more comfortable in yourself, even as time is giving you less reason for it. When you’re young and beautiful, you’re paranoid and miserable. And then you’re older and it’s ironic.” According to The Guardian, in five years time half of all women will be over fifty years old and the cosmetics industry is not taking any chances losing touch with their consumers. Read More
Sometimes having enough time to pull together a costume can be frustrating, and since Halloween is fast approaching, here are some DIY ideas to help you pull something together last minute. Read More
While the rest of the country seems intent on starting the winter holiday season right after Labor Day, I’m a traditionalist, and prefer to dedicate my September and October entirely to Halloween preparation. So of course I have been completely addicted to Elsa Rhae’s freaking scary videos, where she shows off some unbelievable works of make-up magic.  Okay, so maybe they’re not that scary. But as someone who can’t even hear about The Ring without bursting out in tears, Elsa’s optical illusions bring me right up to the edge. Read More
Radio journalist Esther Honig sent her picture to Photoshop experts in 27 different countries for a project she calls Before & After. Keeping the fact that beauty standards are illuminated by Photoshop here in the U.S., she wanted to “examine how these standards vary across cultures on a global level.” The results (down below) are fascinating. While the results are largely based on the perception of the person doing the Photoshop, that perception is influenced by the nuances of local and global beauty standards. Read More
Grace Choi wants you to have makeup that grows up with you, that you design and create yourself. It's like having your own personal M.A.C. boutique right in your bedroom. In the video of her demo at TechCrunch Disrupt, she's flippant, wise, savvy, speaking off the cuff--basically, the kind of woman you'd buy makeup from.  I can imagine myself hobbling away from her makeup counter with an armful of product, but remember this is the 21st century: at the end of this sales pitch, you'll be walking away with her $300 compact printer. Read More
Fox & Doll  specializes in classic hair and body products for bouffant-loving babes (and their more modern counterparts). Its creative and sophisticated stylings bring beauty to vintage and retro looks of all eras and occasions. Shana Astrachan, the woman behind Fox & Doll, currently boasts her own makeup and jewelry line in addition. To learn more about Shana and Fox & Doll’s stylings, read on. Tell us about yourself! My name is Shana Astrachan and I am a San Francisco-based designer, metalsmith, makeup artist and hair stylist. Read More
The team behind the BUST Craftacular is excited for our upcoming (and brand spankin' new!) shopping event for indie fashionistas and beauty buffs: BUST Craftacular's Primped.   BUST Craftacular’s Primped is an all-day, interactive indie fashion and beauty event in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and we're looking for we're looking for amazing vendors selling vintage and handmade clothing and accessories, indie-made beauty/body/hair/nail products, and tasty treats to join us. Read More
Regardless of your opinion on wearing makeup, sometimes you wanna wear it and may feel unarmed with the skillz. Women have a complex history with makeup, ranging from relying on it to despising it. Chances are you fall somewhere in the middle and if not, you deserve a chance to try out the strong cat-eye look, as make up tutorialist Tadele Smith says, “you want the wings of your liner to be so sharp they could kill a man”.  It’s true that practice makes perfect with liner, but thanks to modern technology (i.e. Read More
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