Makeup's Dirty Little Secret: Covering the Scars of Abuse

Two days before CoverGirl, the NFL's "official beauty partner," was forced to respond to the league's handling of the Ray Rice case, I helped three girls on the internet find concealer to cover up their bruises and self-harm scars. I often write about beauty and makeup, and sometimes women will email me and ask me in… » 9/23/14 1:10pm 9/23/14 1:10pm

Fake Freckles Are the Hottest Trend in Fall Fashion

There's something bittersweet about a physical trait you've been made fun of for your whole life finally coming into fashion. On one hand, not only are you free from ridicule, but you're being celebrated! On the other, the people who've always looked down on you are now trying to cop your look and act like those years… » 8/29/14 2:10pm 8/29/14 2:10pm

Fair-Skinned People Are FINALLY Beginning to Embrace Being Pale

Finally, at long last, it seems people who once flocked to tanning beds for a ritual equatorial bronzing have begun to accept that there is no such thing as a healthy tan, and that achieving the color + texture of a buckskin jacket is not worth all the future skin cancer, wrinkles, and newly acquired shame it… » 8/26/14 3:30pm 8/26/14 3:30pm

Wearing This Walkman On Your Face Might Erase Wrinkles

Anti-aging skincare company StriVectin has the newest solution to your search for youth— as long as you're down with wearing a walkman-looking contraption on your face. StriVectin is introducing their first device, a Facial Toner micro-current which was inspired by the treatments given to victims of facial trauma. » 8/25/14 5:30pm 8/25/14 5:30pm

India's Ad Council Cracks Down on Skin Lightening Creams

Brands around the world make loads of money from their skin lightening products, but that's going to be more difficult in at least one country going forward: The Advertising Standards Council of India has banned commercials and ads that make people who have darker skin seem "unsuccessful in any aspect of life… » 8/22/14 1:40pm 8/22/14 1:40pm

Get Pissed: You're Still Paying More Than Men Do for Deodorant

Dear Faceless Overcharged Everywoman: Did you know you are still paying as much as 30 cents more per stick of deodorant than a man "version" for no good reason, when, if anything, a dude's deodorant needs more of the anti-pit stink stuff in it? Seems fair, huh? And don't get me started on what you're squandering on… » 8/12/14 11:10am 8/12/14 11:10am

The Craze for Coconut Oil and Its Many Magical, Miracle Uses

What is a new day except a fresh opportunity to discover new uses for coconut oil? From beauty aid to bathtub scrub, oil of coconut will make you prettier, thinner, softer, suppler, and a better lover on account of how it will do all those others things. Soon, it will unlock the mystery of all diseases and the world… » 7/29/14 3:30pm 7/29/14 3:30pm