Jourdan Dunn 'Honored' to Be the New Spokeswoman for Maybelline

Earlier this month, Lupita Nyong'o landed a contract with Lancome; today British model Jourdan Dunn has signed a deal to be the spokeswoman for Maybelline. Great advancements for women of color in the beauty industry — and for consumers. » 4/17/14 3:20pm Thursday 3:20pm

For Chrissake, Going Without Makeup Is Neither a Trend Nor Laziness

"Not wearing makeup: is it feminism, laziness or the rise of cosmetic normcore?" wonders Slate. Huh. Good question: having a face and not smearing cosmetics upon it: is it a political statement, sloth, or, uh, some kind of weird fashion thing? Or could be it be some strange, unheard-of fourth option... such as being a… » 4/17/14 2:55pm Thursday 2:55pm

​Skin Whitening Queen Dencia Calls Lupita Nyong'o Out On Lancôme Deal

The figurative ink on Lupita Nyong'o's new Lancôme contract is not even dry, but there's already the scent of backlash in the air. It's hard to think of anyone who could actually dislike the 12 Years a Slave actress (the closest one can come would be "cautiously appreciative"), let alone despise her. » 4/06/14 4:15pm 4/06/14 4:15pm

Let's Just Stop With the Contouring Already

Sure, love is a battlefield, but makeup isn't supposed to look like war paint. Still, women are drawing stripes all over their faces and taking liberties with bronzer in an attempt to create some kind of illusion—but they simply can't escape the cold hard reality that they look like fucking idiots. » 3/19/14 7:10pm 3/19/14 7:10pm

A Message From the Chairwoman of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee

I peaked, size wise, at the age of 10, when I bought my first training bra — that, with a bit of a tug across the torso, could certainly fit my bust line today. Vacillating between the funny gray area of a size 32AA and 32A (depending on the time of the month), as an adult woman my breasts hardly heave, but rather… » 3/17/14 7:00pm 3/17/14 7:00pm

How Much Is That Ass? A Price Guide for Every Cosmetic Procedure

Did you ever wonder how much Nicki Minaj paid for that ass? Or what Kim Kardashian's face costs her? What is the maintenance fee for Real Housewives? Here, we have an entire catalog of price points on every cosmetic procedure you've ever heard of (and some you haven't). » 3/06/14 4:30pm 3/06/14 4:30pm

Beauty Companies Love to 'Empower' Women, Over and Over and Over Again

This week, Soledad O'Brien announced that her O'Brien Raymond Starfish Foundation would be teaming up with CoverGirl cosmetics to produce a series of documentaries as part of their "Girls Can" movement. For O'Brien, Girls Can is an way to help empower young women. For CoverGirl, it's the perfect way to convince young… » 2/28/14 11:00am 2/28/14 11:00am

Women Stress About How They Look More Than Anything Else

Adulthood is a series of time sucking precursors to moments of enjoyment — traffic jams, that spinning pinwheel of doom that your computer shows you when it's thinking, standing in lines at airports, outside of clubs, at the grocery store. For women, there's also the omnipresent time suck of Getting Ready, or… » 2/24/14 5:15pm 2/24/14 5:15pm

Shocking New Study Finds People Remember Uggos, Forget ‘Pretty’ People

In a study that just seems tailor made for the Daily Mail, researchers have made a STARTLING and GROUNDBREAKING discovery about attractiveness: it certainly helps to be conventionally attractive so that you can blend into the vast sea of symmetrical(ish) human faces and be a productive, prosperous, non-hideous member… » 2/09/14 1:30pm 2/09/14 1:30pm