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I have been wearing at least some form of makeup since I was eleven. Why? When I was eleven, it was mascara for my white-blonde eyelashes and concealer for my pimples. What about now? I don’t think I have a singular answer. I like the ritual of putting on makeup in the morning, I enjoy playing with eyeshadow and lip colors, and I genuinely think I look about 110 percent prettier with makeup on. I wear makeup because it makes me feel good. For me, it’s that simple, a reflex. Read More
Three months ago, Youtube beauty guru Em Ford of My Pale Skin began posting pictures of herself without makeup to social media. A twenty-something ex-model turned filmmaker, Ford’s bare-faced selfies were a refreshing reprieve from the scores of lacquered, perfected Instagram selfies usually floating around the Internet. With an online following more than 200, 000 subscribers strong, Ford’s face attracted no small amount of public commentary. And in a viral short film uploaded earlier this month, Ford shed some light on that revealing experience. Read More
Add a base primer of “Bye-bye DOMA,” foundation in “Obergefell v. Hodges,” and eye shadow from the “YAS” palette for the ultimate marriage equality look. Sound confusing? Have a look for yourself:   YouTube comedian, Megan MacKay hilariously celebrates the SCOTUS same-sex marriage ruling by giving the issue a makeup tutorial. Read More
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