Upon the publication of Lawrence Otis Graham’s Our Kind of People in 1999, the New York Times asked, “Is There a Black Upper Class?” On the surface, it was a foolhardy question—of course there was, and is, a black upper class—but if you were to peel back its exterior, as Graham did in his book, underneath revealed a… »
Went to the county fair yesterday. Got a henna tattoo á la Rihanna on my hand and a couple of Cadillac margaritas. Guess which decision is filling me with regret today? »
Beauty brand Ulta is launching a national ad campaign, presumably because they are sick of hearing about Sephora. Sephora, Sephora, Sephora. »
Some Jezebel staffers were too frightened to see Goodnight Mommy, the Austrian psych-horror creeper some reviewers called the scariest trailer they’d ever seen. But Tuesday night I ventured to a Los Angeles arthouse to check it out, and though I wasn’t nearly as frightened as I anticipated, I did walk away struck by… »
Relationships are strange, shape-shifting beasts. As time and circumstances change, we expect and count on attraction remaining a constant. So what happens when your partner tells you they aren’t attracted to you? What if they never really were, but still love you? Horrifying or acceptable—inevitable, even?
Last year Reshma Bano Qureshi, 18, was attacked by her brother-in-law and a group of men who held her down and poured sulfuric acid on her face. The attacked left Qureshi deeply scarred—her left eye is also missing—and some of her attackers were never prosecuted.
Lots of hetero people are hung up on height when it comes to dating. Men, it is assumed, are supposed to be slightly taller than women (average heights in America differ by 5 1/2 inches). They are supposed to, in turn, be big and strong; women are then supposed to be dainty and petite. In the dating process, men and… »
Welcome to Grim Yelp Reviews, a regular feature where we share people’s worst experiences at the worst places. This week: I feel pretty, I feel oh so—oh, man. »
Puja’s mother isn’t too bothered about beauty treatments. In fact, her first attempt at grooming her eyebrows was just before Puja’s wedding last year.
Rihanna stopped at Macy’s in New York Monday to promote her brand new fragrance, RiRi, a fruity floral with top notes of “mandarin, cassis, rum and passion fruit” according to Fragrantica, aka The Bible. Her in-store look was somewhere between ‘80s Madonna and Marie-Antoinette, and clearly she’s got the hand-model… »
Chris Rock once joked that men are only as faithful as their options, and new research suggests that women may only be as heterosexual as their options—with more attractive women more likely to identify as 100 percent hetero, and less attractive women more open to other sexual identities. Of course, the implied… »
Mentality Nail Polish, an indie brand with a seemingly faithful following, has become the subject of a fairly damning allegation: it destroys your nails. »
If you’ve ever applied your mascara, gazed adoringly upon your reflection, and whispered—both to yourself and to your imaginary Yoda friend—“Luminous beings are we,” then Cover Girl’s new Star Wars-themed make up line will probably be your jam. »
A Seattle-based plastic surgery site that functions like a combination of Yelp and HotOrNot, RealSelf.com claims that it helps “millions make confident health and beauty decisions.” Users of RealSelf, which has been around since 2006, discuss and review cosmetic procedures and the doctors who perform them. From Botox… »
Recently a friend threw down this gauntlet in a Facebook makeup group: Just a general PSA, my mega-babe aunt who you won’t believe is 60 has a YouTube tutorial channel that I like for skincare advice. Her name is “Melissa55.” She is a mother of two, grandmother to seven, and is, in fact, a mega-babe. »
This July I hopped on the Trans-Siberian Railway and traveled from China to Russia via train, with a few stops along the way. I got makeovers in malls in Beijing, Ulaanbaatar, and Moscow. The following details three makeovers from three wildly different cities, and also the progression of my bang growth over three… »
Welcome back to Deep Cuts where we make fun of a bunch of hot junk that’s on sale and then secretly buy it anyway. »
I have been obsessed with beauty products since I was a wee child. From Bonnie Bell peel-off nail polish to Wet ‘N’ Wild lipstick to Fetish perfume to absolutely everything at The Body Shop - I loved all of it. From childhood through college, there wasn’t a gimmick I didn’t buy into or a supposedly life-changing… »