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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…

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…

Start Your Week With Some Outdated Beauty Advice

Fashion Faces: 20 Stunning Make-Up Ideas was published in 1982. The looks are at times hard to tell apart — more brown eyeshadow, more mascara, more red lipstick — but the names are endlessly entertaining. Here we have “Cool Executive” and I’m sure you’ll agree she is very cool and very executive. Here are some tis…

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…

Here's the Best Classic Red Lip Stain that Stays On Forever

Some people are so stylish that they can transcend makeup, can pull off every trend, no matter how objectively ugly, with the cool blase of a Mick Jagger muse. As somebody who has been doing her makeup virtually the same way since I was a teenager, I am not one of those people. I like to find products that work for me…

Fun-Ruining Senator Chuck Schumer Reminds Us That Children's Halloween Makeup May Contain 'Toxic Chinese Chemicals'

Chuck Schumer just realized that sometimes fun comes at a cost and rather than just be cool with that like the rest of us, he’s decided to try and ruin Halloween for everyone. As one could assume given even half a second to think about it, some Halloween makeup is made in China, a country reknowned for it’s…