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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
The Grammys red carpet is always a welcome departure from the play-it-safe motto of almost every other show during awards season. How many women would actually prefer wearing a sleek black floor-length gown? Yawn. With all the focus on the performances, the Grammys invite so much more risk-taking. There were so many phenomenal outfits last night, but one trend we were particularly psyched about? The almost unheard of number of ladies dressed in pants. The Haim sisters in power suits. Jane Fonda in an emerald jumper. Jenny Lewis in her killer Lisa Frank-esque get-up. Read More
Punxsutawney Phil, the asshole he is, told us this week that we're going to be enduring six more weeks of winter. Great, you think, as you empty the slush that somehow made its way inside your boots. If only we could all just crawl back into the ground and sleep for a month and a half. Groundhog jerk. So yes, you're stuck in your winter wardrobe for what looks like the foreseeable future. Read More
Three young fashionistas got a firsthand look at the despairing world beyond the clothes they buy, blog, and wear each day: The premise of the Norwegian reality show, Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion, follows fashion lovers Anniken Jorgensen, Frida Ottesen, and Ludvig Hambro as they step into the lives of Cambodian sweatshop workers in the nation's capital, Phnom Penh. Once the group of women are on the ground in Cambodia, the vibe goes from chill to chilling. “The truth is, we are rich because they are poor,” Hambro says in one episode. Read More
While we’re definitely excited about plus-size model Ashley Graham’s presence in this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, we can’t help but find the victory bittersweet: Graham doesn't have her own spread in the magazine—she's featured in an ad, but that's it—and we're more than a little bummed that this level of exposure for a plus-size model is still breaking news in the first place. Not to discredit Graham’s major accomplishment. 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
You know what they say... “3 minutes could give you 3,000 years or more on beauty standards.”  Wait, no, that’s not what they say. But it is what this Buzzfeed video is giving us. Over the span of 3000 years, this video summarizes the female ideal with just a handful of models, from Ancient Egypt to Victorian England to the postmodern poster girl. Read More
Meet Tess Munster, a fashion model who is breaking up the beauty standards of the modern world. The 29 year-old just got a contract with UK modeling agency Milk Management. Standing at 5 feet 5 inches and wearing a size 22, this gorgeous lady is the first of her height and size to model for a major agency.  Munster's success in the fashion world has not come easily to her. She grew up being bullied and picked on because of her size, told that she wouldn't be able to make it. “It doesn’t feel like it’s me," she said. Read More
In recent nifty gadget news, tech industries are releasing more and more products marketed towards women. Unsurprisingly, these new toys are mainly health and fitness trackers designed to be prettier and thus more appealing. Here’s where that aggravates us: First off, making your new fitness trackers look pretty for women because you think a couple of crystals will win us over is dumb. Utility products should  be about utility, not how much you can bling something out. Read More
As if this week wasn't awesome enough when Joan Didion appeared in the latest Céline ads, now we've got yet another timeless beauty and talented woman being featured as the face of a top tier fashion brand. Joni Mitchell—along with artists like Courtney Love, Marianne Faithfull, Kim Gordon, Marilyn Manson, and more—showed up in Yves Saint Laurent's newest campaign, and at first glance this pairing couldn't be more perfect. Read More