Black-ish Star Tracee Ellis Ross Talks Hair, Black Standards of Beauty

Last week I published a piece on this site about how a white dude at the opera called me "disgusting" after I refused pull back my naturally curly hair. I wrote that my hair looked "more Tracee Ellis-Ross in Black-ish than Diana Ross's 1983 Central Park performance." Translation: I was having a tame hair day. And now,… » 1/24/15 5:15pm Saturday 5:15pm

Lady Gaga's Shiseido Ads Will Be Comprised of 50 Selfies

Japanese cosmetics brand Shiseido has enlisted Lady Gaga for its 2015 New Year's Ad Campaign, and it's taking an unorthodox approach. WWD reports that on January 1, newspapers across Japan will run ads featuring 46 different shots of her face, with four more to follow on January 5—and all of the images will be… » 12/29/14 3:00pm 12/29/14 3:00pm

Guess the Correct Details in Lindsay Lohan's Self-Care Routine

The latest installment in Into the Gloss's wonderful Top Shelf series features Lindsay Lohan, lots of photos of Lohan's artfully set-decorated room (hotel room, probs) in London (check the Polaroid of her and Terry Richardson, the unopened bottle of mouthwash, and the toothbrush next to her razor in the shower), as… » 12/19/14 3:10pm 12/19/14 3:10pm

Google's Most Searched Beauty Questions of 2014, Answered

Google revealed its top search trends for 2014 today, and the results are an eclectic mix of expected (Ebola symptoms, Serial), scary (asphyxia), depressing (Wal Mart is the most-searched location on Google Maps), and things that I, too, would like to know (How to wear a scarf). And then there are Google's Most… » 12/16/14 7:15pm 12/16/14 7:15pm

People Getting Plastic Surgery to Join a Dating Website? Yeah, Right.

Online dating is incredibly competitive — one gentleman I once went out with told me he had two dates planned after me — but it can also be incredibly expensive and painful; especially if you're trying to join BeautifulPeople.com, the best site for the best-looking people where no one is safe from scrutiny. » 12/10/14 9:30pm 12/10/14 9:30pm

Scents Memories: My Life in Cool Water, And Other Perfumes

If someone held me down and drowned me in a vat of Cool Water by Davidoff, that fresh masculine scent that somehow evokes a deep-reaching lake, the '90s, and passionate but inept sex, I'd die happy. That's how attached I was, how fond I remain, of my first perfume. And that's not just a strange quirk of my brain;… » 12/02/14 2:40pm 12/02/14 2:40pm

How to Be Beautiful on Thanksgiving: A Guide

It's the kickoff of the holiday season, and as a woman, there's only one thing that means: marshaling undue amounts of energy to please other people. One great tactic as we continue down this endless winding road is, of course, that of beautification. How can we all be more beautiful on noted beauty holiday,… » 11/27/14 3:45pm 11/27/14 3:45pm

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