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 Yesterday 3:20pm

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 Yesterday 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

Let's Just Stop With the Contouring Already

Sure, love is a battlefield, but makeup isn't supposed to look like war paint. Still, women are drawing stripes all over their faces and taking liberties with bronzer in an attempt to create some kind of illusion—but they simply can't escape the cold hard reality that they look like fucking idiots. » 3/19/14 7:10pm 3/19/14 7:10pm

Your Mind Will Be Blown When You Realize This Isn't a Parrot

What a beautiful parrot, no? Look at all those colors, those beautiful feathers, that elegant tail (bear with me, I am no a parrot aficionado, I am just trying to get you into the mood. Here have some birdseed). And then, after you have admired it, look closer, closer (not that close!—Aladdin joke!), stare at the… » 3/15/14 6:15pm 3/15/14 6:15pm

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

Goldman Sachs Lures Women To Coding With Beauty Accessories

First, the good news: Goldman Sachs sponsored a conference with the express purpose of getting women interested in the typical sausagefest profession that is computer programming. Now, the bad news: they placated attendees of said conference with some kind of feather-rufflingly stereotypical swag: mirrors and nail… » 2/11/14 9:30pm 2/11/14 9:30pm

Finally, a YouTube Makeup Tutorial That Features Blue M&Ms

YouTube is stuffed to the gills with makeup tutorials, but they're all sort of the same, aren't they? Usually, they feature makeup. Not so with Lucy Cottrell's makeup tutorial satire, which reveals a great secret for looking 10 years younger: smear your face with random crap and cry until people are convinced you're… » 12/29/13 1:30pm 12/29/13 1:30pm