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 4/17/14 3:20pm

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

Fake Tanning Gunk Is Destroying Some Mattresses in the UK

Bronzers and other gooey, UV-free artificial tanners may help the porcelain-hued citizens of the world achieve that sun-burnished quality so desirable by today’s aesthetics, but such tanners will also turn everyone who uses them into giant, weeping puddle monsters that seep through sheets and ruin perfectly adequate… » 9/01/13 4:30pm 9/01/13 4:30pm

Black Henna Dye Might Cause 'Oozing Lesions' on Some Gullible Tourists

What are some words you associate with the phrase "temporary tattoo?" Probably things like "boardwalk," "awesome," "vacation," "crooked," and "flaky." If you're talking about henna tattoos, however, your temporary tattoo word cloud might include things like: "hives," "boils," and "rash." That's because, according to a statement released … » 3/26/13 3:30pm 3/26/13 3:30pm

MAC Put A Female Bodybuilder In A Makeup Ad And It's Beautiful

When I first saw this ad for MAC's new "Strength" collection, it kind of stopped my in my browsing tracks. What an incredible figure that woman has — and what a striking image for a mainstream cosmetics brand to choose as an advertisement. » 1/04/13 5:30pm 1/04/13 5:30pm

Your Lipgloss Is Popping Because of Traceable Levels of Lead

Lady cosmetic enthusiasts, drag queens, Robert Smith: our lipstick has been compromised. Good Morning America, in a recent attempt at shattering our fragile dome of innocence and blissful ignorance, has conducted tests on 22 types of lipstick and discovered that over 55% of it — no matter the color, brand or… » 12/03/12 1:55pm 12/03/12 1:55pm

Awful-Sounding Feminine Bleaching Products Are Gaining Popularity…

Earlier this year, an Indian product called Clean and Dry Intimate Wash introduced, or reintroduced, us to the horrifying necromancy that is vulval bleaching. That product, with its attending SNL-esque commercial, was roundly derided for being terrible, but the world has yet to hear the end of bleached vulvas —… » 9/23/12 8:00pm 9/23/12 8:00pm

$13,000-a-Jar Moisturizer Will Help Your Skin Cells 'Radiate Light'

If you're fabulously wealthy, capricious, and so vain that the only substance able to keep your face molecules from melting is a fine amalgam of silk and pearls that took four pearl divers each to retrieve, then by gosh do I have good news for you! A new face cream — though "face cream" is probably too vulgar a phrase,… » 9/17/12 12:25pm 9/17/12 12:25pm

Wall Street Warlocks Are Using Botox to Help Erase Their Scowls

Remember how youthful and exuberant Gordon Gekko seemed in Wall Street when he was trying to siphon large piles of money from hard-working American hero Carl Fox? All that evil money necromancy can't be good for one's worry lines, which is why it's so surprising that Gekko didn't look like the haggard, woebegone, Wall… » 8/08/12 11:55pm 8/08/12 11:55pm

Americans Spend Billions on Beauty Products But Are Not Very Happy

Beauty Vs. Happiness, a new infographic by Feel Unique compares global stats: How does the cash spent on cosmetics compare to a nation's feeling of contentment? The answer may surprise you: The United States is number one in cosmetics spending, yet ranked number 23 on the world's "satisfaction with life" ranking. Japan… » 8/06/12 2:40pm 8/06/12 2:40pm

Cosmetics Companies Discovering Multiethnic Consumers Are a Force to…

This is kind of a DUH but so great to see it confirmed: Multiethnic beauty consumers are on the rise. WWD reports that there are "a growing number of women in the U.S. who associate themselves with multiple ethnic backgrounds, thus making it difficult for them to find brands that speak to them - or work for them -… » 7/23/12 2:30pm 7/23/12 2:30pm