makeup

Compact Report

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.
Siren Vandoll
2.26.19
Compact Report

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.
Abigail Cherubin
1.24.19
Compact Report

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.
Natasha Mwansa
1.8.19
Broadly

I Made My Own Makeup Out of Beets and Charcoal

Easy DIY makeup with the added benefit of smelling like Christmas.
Clara Krohn
11.29.18
commuting

Stuff Men Do on Public Transportation That's Worse Than Women Putting on Makeup

A non-exhaustive list.
Lauren O'Neill
9.6.18
history

The History of Eyeliner

From Ancient Egypt to Twiggy, Prince, and YouTube tutorials, here's how eyeliner got into your makeup bag for good.
Leila Ettachfini
8.29.18
Asking for Friend

Is Cheap Makeup Bad for Your Skin?

There has to be a reason for the drastic price difference between MAC and dollar store bronzer.
Melissa Pandika
8.22.18
spending

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.
Gina Ragusa
6.25.18
feminism

How to Be a Woman, According to 1960s Women's Magazines

First step: Douche.
Caroline Thompson
4.30.18
herpes

The New Lawsuit Against Sephora Is Probably Bullshit

The chances of contracting herpes from a lipstick sample—and proving it—are extremely low.
Michelle Malia
10.31.17
chemical exposure

Women of Color Are Bearing the Brunt of a Toxic Beauty Industry

Inconclusive science and social pressures are putting women's health at risk.
Ankita Rao
8.17.17
Asking for a friend

Is it Gross to Share Eyeliner?

You don't know where your friends' eyeballs have been.
Shannon Thomas
8.17.17
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