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“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