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Cute, Horrific: “The Story Of Cosmetics”


Given the choice between this video on toxins in cosmetics and an M. Night Shyamalamadingdong feature, we’d definitely say the former would be more terrifying. Perhaps you prefer to live in ignorance, but this clip brought to you by The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics spells out some pretty scary facts about the products you’re using every day. One of the most disturbing things we took away from it: the beauty industry basically isn’t policed. They make their own rules and aren’t even required to follow them. Meaning, they can slap a “healthy” label onto a bottle and then put nearly any chemical they wish into the product. And, according to the video, there are probably tons of toxins in your body right now. Ahh! [Story of Stuff] Keep reading »

Wonder Woman Gets Beautified

While celebrities left and right are creating their own fragrance, everyone’s favorite comic book vixen, Wonder Woman, is branching out into the world of cosmetics. To celebrate the superhero and her beauty, MAC Cosmetics is launching a limited edition color cosmetics collection this spring, all based on the kickass cuff-wearing comic book character. The line will include lipsticks, eye shadows, blush, and nail polish, undoubtedly inspired by her red, white, blue, and gold bustier, short-shorts, and knee-high boots. Superpowers not included. [WWD] Keep reading »

Don’t Want Acne? Quit Smoking!

As if you really needed another reason to kick that terrible smoking habit — that is, if you do smoke — here’s news that just might put you off those cancer sticks. Recent studies found that those who have the nasty habit are also more likely to have another nasty issue: acne. So that means in addition to stinky clothes, yellow fingers, and smoking breath, smokers can now add pimples and poor complexions to their list of issues, all thanks to the cigarettes they’re inhaling. We’d suggest heading out to the drugstore for Nicorette gum ASAP and relishing in your new, clear face once you’ve kicked the habit. Your lungs — and pores — will thank you. [BellaSugar] Keep reading »

Men Go Matte So As To Appear “In Control”?

The latest in metrosexual men’s beauty trends: mattifying beauty products. For ladies, matte beauty products are often a choice of aesthetics, especially in summer. Do you want a flat texture or that “dewy glow”? For guys who aren’t afraid to use skin care products, many are opting for mattifying lotions to take away shine. (And maybe that’s a good thing because a guy with a “dewy complexion” doesn’t sound all that attractive, now does he?) According to The New York Times, this trend has been growing, and the market for mattifying products has increased over 50 percent in the past two years. Keep reading »

Quick Beauty Tip: Drugstore Vitamin-E Oil Vs. The Fancy Stuff

It’s no secret that vitamin E is super healthy for your body and skin thanks to its antioxidant properties. You’ll find it’s often a nourishing ingredient in lip balms, but lately we’ve been seeing some great skin care results from the natural product in its purest form. It all started when we tried out a super fancy face oil, one like Bobbi Brown’s Extra Face Oil, which retails for a fairly pricey $60. We kind of prefer the straight vitamin E-only drugstore variety, however (which is also helpful if you’re allergic to nuts—facial oils blended by beauty companies will often be a mix including almond extract or oil). Dabbing a bit on has helped clear up acne slightly, but better yet, helps it heal faster. After a few weeks of treatment, a few of our brown sun spots have faded noticeably. (Sunscreen, always!) Best yet, a bottle from the vitamin section will cost you less than $20, and keeps for ages. (Kind of like oil for the Chanukah lamp that you think is only going to last for a little bit, but instead lasts forever!) [$14.56, MaxVite] Keep reading »

Will You Try Latisse Now That Claire Danes Is Shilling It?

Initially, I wasn’t convinced Latisse, the prescription drug that promises to grow fuller, longer, and darker lashes, would be effective because Brooke Shields had really long and thick lashes to begin with. Plus, those warnings of darkened irises and eyelids really scared me. And then The New York Times featured that woman who used Latisse without a prescription and now suffers from discolored eyelids the shade of a black eye. I decided L’Oreal’s Lash Boosting Serum was a safer way to maintain my lashes. But I’m really impressed by the results Latisse’s new spokesperson, Claire Danes, experienced. Her eyelashes went from meager and wispy to long and naturally full-looking, the kind of results you’d expect from lash extensions. There’s something a little more trust-worthy about Claire, who admitted to experiencing some redness within the first few weeks of use. It’s true Latisse is paying Claire, but her results speak for themselves. Now, I’m actually considering trying this product. Would you? [Fashionista] Keep reading »

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