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Makeup Artist Ve Neill on Face Off, Inventing Beetlejuice & Saving Spider-man: A Chat

For film fans, art nerds and anyone even remotely interested in make-up as an art form, Face Off is the best reality competition show on television. Presently at the end of its tenth season on the SyFy network, the show tasks special effects artists with making elaborate creatures in an impossibly short amount of…

Madeleine's 24-Hour Product Diary: Am I Doing This Right?

A couple of weeks ago, while stuck in a stalled subway car, I tried to entertain myself by tallying up the total amount of money I’ve spent having my hair dyed. “Considering that I’ve been coloring my hair once every 2-4 months since I was 17...” Here I stopped. The cost is too depressing and what I learned in that…

Jenn Culp's 24-Hour Product Diary: Orange Hair and Attacks of Introversion

I think of my daily beauty routine sort of like I’m a mage in a tower doing these weird little esoteric rituals regularly in between my other duties, mixing up and applying potions and powders and performing these odd—but graceful!—little rituals to cast spells and influence events. The things I do in service of…

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Here's the Best Quick-Drying Makeup Brush Cleanser For Lazy Slobs

According to professional makeup artists, brushes should be cleaned with soap and water at least once a month, at most once a week. According to me, I mean, do what you can? Life is short. There are dishes and children and teeth in need of cleansing. Brushes are pretty far down on my list of shit to take care of, you…

Makeup That Will Get You Laid-- Er...Make You Look Just Like Lana Del Rey

Happy Halloween, dolls! I was going to make myself look extra creepy for your seasonally-appropriate viewing pleasure, but then something came up: I noticed that the man I love has been listening to a LOT of Our Lady Lana lately. Like, nonstop. I don’t know how things work in your universe, but personally I find that…

Lime Crime Founder Claims Their Website Is Safe, Shuts Down Her 'Bullies'

In February, beauty brand Lime Crime’s website was hacked and customer financial information was compromised. Customers alleged that the company response to the breach was less than swift, pinning the blame on Lime Crime founder Doe Deere. Then, in July, the company received further attention for a warning letter the…