BY Maggie Carr
on Apr 02, 2014
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
BY kelsey haight
on Mar 12, 2014
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
Open letters to children have become a viral sensation this year, capable of permanently cataloguing personal words of wisdom for public inspiration. Yes, there have been some failures, like the letters scolding teens for taking selfies or shaming them wearing certain clothing items. But there have also been those special letters from parent to child, promoting freedoms of self-expression and comfort amidst the pains of growing up. Dr. Kelly Flanagan’s compassionate message to his daughter is one such letter. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Feb 03, 2014
Makeup is part of the daily routine of countless women (and a few good men). Why women wear makeup is a complicated question, that often comes down to arguments of alleged and arguably false agency - paralleled in conversations about the choice to shave one's legs/armpits - complicated of course by societal beauty standards that put an immense amount of pressure on women's appearances, emphasizing the necessity to be as soft, supple, and attractive as money can make you. Read More
There are few things more intimate and magical than a bathroom haircut from a friend, a relative, or a lover. The technique is also one of Jane Birkin’s secret beauty tricks. In a piece for The Guardian, she writes, “My best friend cuts my hair with kitchen scissors.” The 66-year-old fashion icon also likes to keep it simple with her favorite outfit, “an old pair of jeans, Converse and a man’s jersey.” She “[colours] her hair mousy brown and [wears] makeup only on stage. Read More
I recently came in contact with Beauty Without Cruelty. I was drawn to their array of colorful lipsticks and, of course, the idea of all-natural beauty. I found out their products are 100% vegetarian and 100% natural. The company was actually founded by an animal welfare organization, so you know they're legit. Naturally, their mantra is all in the name. They sent over a few products and I'd like to tell you a little about products like Rosehip and CandyFloss. Read More
BY Hallie Marks
on Jun 18, 2013
Fantastic campaign alert! Stop what you're doing and look at these photos from the MADE UP Experiment.
Makeup is a HUGE part of gender performance - it's tied to femininity like blonde on a Barbie. We're taught to follow certain customs in order to be read as feminine, while men are taught to perform masculinity. These rigid gender roles limit self-expression and individuality, and lots of people are fed up with that.
MADE UP is showing how the performance of gender is just that - a performance. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Apr 15, 2013
Photoshop is often used to exaggerate and warp women's bodies into looking unnatural and adhering to impossibly high standards of beauty. Artist Nickolay Lamm and collaborating artist Nikolett Mérész decided to use photoshop to do good instead. After seeing the viral photo of Barbie without makeup by Eddi Aguirre, Lamm wanted to create more realistic versions of the more popular dolls. He deemed the Aguirre version too excessive, stating that it "completely exaggerates. Read More
I'm a big fan of the everyday cat-eye and this tutorial is long over due. With help from Jason Hood, I'm excited to finally share my cat-eye process. I've put together a tutorial for an easy way to recreate this look. This is my first video tutorial so bear with me and some of my ramblings. Hope you enjoy!
For some added glamour, here are a few cat-eyed vixens who inspire me.
Ronnie Spector: My ultimate beauty icon. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 18, 2012
CoverGirl’s newest model is easy, breezy, beautiful – and bald. 13-year-old Talia Castellano is a cancer patient whose makeup tutorials have made her a YouTube star.
Talia first fell in love with makeup when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age of seven. As she grew older, she began sharing her love and knowledge in YouTube makeup tutorials. She uses makeup to make her feel beautiful.
“When I have on a wig I feel, not fake, just not me,” she said. “When I put on makeup I feel like I can embrace those features that I really like about myself. Read More