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  I’ve been obsessed with reducing my trash output lately, but one area in my life feels particularly effed: beauty. So many products, so much plastic, so much waste. Which is why I’m raising my re-usable glass to Aether Beauty. This new makeup brand launched with just one product, but it’s basically perfect. The Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette ($58, aetherbeautyco.com) features 12 eye shadows—matte, shimmer, duo-chrome, and metallic—in varying hues of pink, beige, and purple-y gray. Not only are the ingredients (which include coconut oil,...
Imagine, if you will, a world where you can obtain a radiant complexion simply by telling the GOP to fuck right the hell off. This is the world that Adeline Koh is working to create. A former academic, Koh founded Sabbatical Beauty to make high-quality Korean-inspired skincare more accessible. While their formulations have gained cult status for efficacy, the brand’s Facebook group serves as a haven for beauty lovers who support women, people of color, and the resistance as a whole. After a post-inauguration “diatribe” in the group...
During the 1860s, ladies often wore their hair rolled back at the sides and at the nape of their neck. These rolls were usually created using false hair or “rats.” A rat was a homemade hairpiece made from the hair collected from a lady’s brush each evening. It was used to pad out the rolls and to help them keep their shape. Since it was made from a lady’s own hair, it provided the best match in color and texture. Some rolled hairstyles of the 1860s...

If you’re looking for something equally sensual and punk rock for the bedroom, iconic Canadian performance artist and electropunk musician Peaches has got you covered—in all-natural massage oil, that is.  RUB by Peaches is vegan and cruelty- and silicon-free, and full of nutrients, vitamin E, and grapeseed oil. Other ingredients include black pepper (to increase circulation of skin) and neroli (to stimulate libido), creating a blend of scents and sensations for maximum relaxation, luxury, and sexy times. “I was using massage oils to make my muscles feel...
In each issue's Fashion Nation, we talk to a sartorial trailblazer about their personal style.  Amy Mills (@rococo_witch)Musician, photographer, designer, luthierBrooklyn, NY  What can you tell me about this outfit?  The vibe I’m going for is Rococo witch. The dress and the hat were both made by my friend Kelsey for her label, I Do Declare. The shoes are from Long Tall Sally, which is a store for taller women with larger feet. The belt is from VooDoooDolly, who makes beautiful jewelry and accessories. The harp guitar was...
A lorgnette is, quite simply, a pair of spectacles mounted on a handle. The precursor to modern opera glasses, lorgnettes were a common sight during the 19th century at the theater as well as the opera. And since the name lorgnette derives from the French word lorgner—meaning “to ogle” or “to eye furtively”—one can only imagine the many uses to which a curious socialite in the balcony might have put them. Whether employed to sneakily spy on a rival across the way, stealthily investigate a...
BUST's Boobtique is having a big sale, and it's just in time for the holiday season! Get your boo, BFF, or yourself (who are we kidding) a lil' gift and support independent artists and feminist media at the same time. Everything is 50-75% off, making it an affordable and fun way to shop small business.  Some of my personal favorites: Unloveable Book Volume 1 If you're familiar with BUST, you're familiar with the Tammy Pierce is Unloveable comics, which document the trials and tribulations of fictional high school student Tammy...
We're bringing you this Q&A from BUST's print magazine's Sex Files, featuring advice from sexlogist Dr. Carol Queen.  As I’ve gotten older, it’s become much easier (and almost unavoidable) to ejaculate when I come. However, it’s also way easier to accidentally pee when I sneeze! Are they related? And does this mean I need to do more Kegels? –Whiz Kid Yes and yes! You’re experiencing life in a body that has learned a pleasurable response that you are probably pretty good at ensuring by now, having had...
Whether you’re the type who plans their costume all year, or just likes a hint of Halloween, these bewitching designs will have you trick-or-treating in style. Read on for step-by-step instructions. Ghosted Get in the spirit with these adorable apparitions. A few swipes and circles (you’ll need a dotting tool and a toothpick) and you’ll be happily haunted. 1. File your nails to a rounded shape. Prep for polish by buffing them and applying cuticle oil to your cuticles (remove with a cotton ball and nail polish...
  According to the calendar, September 22nd is the first day of fall. But for many people, myself included, fall doesn’t start until mid-October, when the temperature drops and the drugstores break out the fake cobwebs. For me, Halloween and the days leading up to it are peak fall. It’s a season ripe with nostalgia. Gift bags featuring cartoon bats, ghosts, and other various Halloween iconography make me wistful for elementary school, when wearing a costume in public was considered a privilege. Some of the best...