Does Dry Shampoo Cause Hair Loss or What?

There are "big questions," like why are we here, and then there are Big Questions, like does dry shampoo make your hair fall out? The former is certainly important, but not if your hair has to be flat and lifeless while pondering it. After seeing this ghastly dry shampoo claim online recently, I decided to investigate. » 11/17/14 3:20pm 11/17/14 3:20pm

Big Sephora Sale Marred by Tech Issues, Accusations of Racism

This was supposed to be a great week for makeup lovers: Sephora is having a 20% sale for their top-tier customers who belong to their rewards program. Unfortunately, the site is overloaded, customers are getting locked out of their accounts and some believe something sinister is at work: that they've been… » 11/07/14 12:30pm 11/07/14 12:30pm

You Are YouTubing Halloween Make-up Tutorials Right Now

Because you haven't seen enough Michelle Phan in your life: the beauty vlogger's been featuring her old Halloween make-up tutorials on YouTube, and WWD wrote a piece lauding the seasonality of her uploads and how you, the internet, are INTO IT, saying the beauty industry should follow her lead. » 10/24/14 6:00pm 10/24/14 6:00pm

Watch Ellen's Friend Get a Full Body Wax to Prep for Magic Mike Role

True actors do whatever it takes to bring their roles to life. Ask Robert Robert De Niro what he did to prepare for Raging Bull. Matthew McConaughey became unrecognizable for Dallas Buyers Club. Did Jon Voight cut corners to create his character in Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2? Absolutely not. » 10/09/14 11:30pm 10/09/14 11:30pm

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