I Deal With Grief Through Extreme Makeup to Make People Look at Me

I was in such a pained state that I wanted people—even strangers—to stop and pay attention.


What Makeup Does This Professional Dominatrix Wear to Work?

As with all things in life, says Siren Vandoll, sometimes things don't go according to plan—whether it's a liquid eyeliner disaster or a client who doesn't know what they want.


Missy Elliott Inspired Me to Ditch My Naked Palette

Growing up, 21-year-old Abigail Cherubin felt like she had to pare back her makeup to fit in. But bold makeup helps her reject the stereotypes society places on Black women—even if sometimes it looks like she's crying glitter.


Splurging On High-End Beauty Helps This Executive Feel She's Got Her Life Together

High-end beauty products help 25-year-old Natasha Mwansa feel confident in the workplace. Just don't ask her about the Laura Mercier powder she left in a Starbucks–unless you want her to cry.


Orange makeup stains and $100 tips: Trump's undocumented housekeepers tell all

One woman described to the New York Times a 2012 incident when the future president had “an outburst” when she was unable to remove orange makeup stains from the collar of his golf shirt.


I Made My Own Makeup Out of Beets and Charcoal

Easy DIY makeup with the added benefit of smelling like Christmas.


The History of Eyeliner

From Ancient Egypt to Twiggy, Prince, and YouTube tutorials, here's how eyeliner got into your makeup bag for good.


Is Cheap Makeup Bad for Your Skin?

There has to be a reason for the drastic price difference between MAC and dollar store bronzer.


Don't Buy This: Expensive Makeup Isn't Always Better Than Drugstore Brands

Designer mascara and lip gloss can be three times as expensive as drugstore cosmetics. Here’s how to save money without compromising on quality.


The New Lawsuit Against Sephora Is Probably Bullshit

The chances of contracting herpes from a lipstick sample—and proving it—are extremely low.