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 Today 1:10pm

Thanks to the NFL, Cover Girl Has a PR Nightmare On Its Hands

The NFL's oafish response to the Ray Rice elevator tape has led to a national outcry against the league's leadership and the culture it has allowed to fester. It was only a matter of time, really, before this became a PR nightmare for its many sponsors and partners. The latest? Cover Girl, the "official beauty… » 9/15/14 11:30am 9/15/14 11:30am

Women Want Bushy Brows and Are Wearing Face-Merkins to Get Them

Ah, the halcyon days of the '90s, when we humans dwelled placidly under the dot-com bubble, foolishly investing all of our money in Beanie Babies and plucking out most of our eyebrow hairs. Now, in the 2010s, we are all left bereft, hopelessly gluing strands of our head-hair to our patchy faces and cursing the gods… » 7/24/14 1:20pm 7/24/14 1:20pm

​Here's Why You're Wearing More Makeup Than Everyone Thinks You Need To

When you leave home ready to face the public having spent five minutes or 50, you have artfully negotiated a far more complex arrangement than can be summed up in a study about how much makeup is the most attractive according to men, women, pets, postal workers, goldfish, or Bangor University students. Nonetheless,… » 4/29/14 12:00pm 4/29/14 12:00pm

For Chrissake, Going Without Makeup Is Neither a Trend Nor Laziness

"Not wearing makeup: is it feminism, laziness or the rise of cosmetic normcore?" wonders Slate. Huh. Good question: having a face and not smearing cosmetics upon it: is it a political statement, sloth, or, uh, some kind of weird fashion thing? Or could be it be some strange, unheard-of fourth option... such as being a… » 4/17/14 2:55pm 4/17/14 2:55pm

Here's the Only Coachella Makeup Tutorial You'll Ever Need

This weekend, thousands of young people from around the world will be packing up and traveling to the the middle of the California desert for Coachella, the most buzzed about music festival of the year. Of course, these days Coachella style is just as important as Coachella music so how do you keep yourself looking… » 4/11/14 11:25am 4/11/14 11:25am