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Morning Quickies: Study Says Makeup Makes Women Seem More Competent

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  • Makeup makes women seem more competent, likable, trustworthy and (duh) attractive, according to a new study by¬†Procter & Gamble, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston University and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Interestingly this phenomenon starts as early as birth. Sadly, it’s not exactly news that some women can suffer consequences for not wearing makeup. [ABC News]
  • Um, why does Reese Witherspoon have two black eyes?! [Celebuzz]
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Rediscovering Gold Lipstick

Ask any of my friends about my signature makeup look, and they’ll tell you that I love a bold lip–either red or purple–it doesn’t matter as long as it’s noticeable. But lately, I’ve rediscovered my favorite lip color in high school — IMAN Citron. I used to slather on this gold lipstick when I wanted to feel older than my 16 years. And now at almost 31, it’s strange how this lipstick color reminds me of my youth … and the different beauty looks of my life. Keep reading »

Bad Ideas: Beef Fat Is Not A Botox Replacement, Ladies

We all want smooth skin, am I right? But ladies, the key to getting it is not — most definitely not — injecting beef fat into your face. That’s exactly what Janet Hardt, of Homewood, Illinois, did, thinking that injecting beef fat into her face would mimic the effects of Botox. Instead, she ended up with a face full of hot, sweaty fat. Hardt was rushed to the hospital complaining that her face felt like it was burning, and died shortly after arrival. An autopsy revealed, however, that she actually died from peritonitis, which somehow wasn’t related. Either way, lay off the beef fat, mm’kay? [Chicago Sun-Times] Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Bliss Fabulips Treatment Kit

The beauty industry is all about developing products and then creating a demand for said products — which actually means they convince us that we really, really, really need those creams, salves, and washes or we’ll turn ugly! So I have to admit I was quite skeptical when I was invited to try out Bliss’ Fabulips Treatment Kit at one of the Bliss spas in NYC … That and y’all know I’ve been having some lip issues this summer, but I took one for the TF team and puckered up for the nice lady in the Bliss lab coat, anyway.

Is the Bliss Fabulips Treatment Kit worth the hype and the money? Keep clicking to find out. Keep reading »

Nivea Apologizes For Racist “Re-Civilize Yourself” Picturing Black Man

This Week in Racially Insensitive Advertising News: the skin care company Nivea was forced to apologize yesterday after people objected to an ad that ran in the men’s magazine Esquire. The ad depicts a handsome, well-dressed black man holding a black, Afro-ed and bearded head in his hands, preparing to throw it into the distance, with the words “Look Like You Give A Damn: Re-Civilize Yourself.” Keep reading »

Was My Bikini Waxer Trying To Be Insulting Or Helpful?

This has been the summer of strange bikini waxing experiences. First, a waxer I found through a Living Social deal was a double-dipper. Then last week, I tried another waxer, who I found through Groupon. I had a rather pleasant experience, but something the esthetician said has confused me, and I’m not sure if I should be insulted or thankful she was trying to help me. Keep reading »

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