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 Tuesday 7:15pm

Women File Class Action Suit Against Sephora For Alleged Racism

Following Sephora's disastrous 20% off sale a few weeks ago, when loyal customers were were unable to purchase products because of website failures and others said they had been permanently locked out of their accounts because they were of Asian descent, four women have filed a class action lawsuit against the… » 11/19/14 1:50pm 11/19/14 1:50pm

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

Susan Sontag Shopped at Sephora

The entirety of Susan Sontag's digital archive has been released, including all of her emails, from her desktop and laptop computers. Aside from sounding vaguely terrifying—even if you were Susan Sontag, genius of life, would you want any rando reading your every email?—the LA Review of Books (via The Cut) trudged… » 10/28/14 4:45pm 10/28/14 4:45pm

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

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 9/23/14 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