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What Would It Mean To Have Adele (Or Any Other Plus-Size Woman) As The Face Of L’Oreal?

Adele L'Oreal

Adele has reportedly backed away from a $20 million contract with L’Oreal that she has been negotiating since March. According to the UK’s Daily Mail, sources had said the singer needed “a lot of persuasion to get her to agree” but “it looks like she’s close to landing a deal.”

Only … not. The company is apparently extremely surprised Adele backed out.  Anyone who has read interviews in which she has warned about being a “sell out” and becoming “tainted” is perhaps not so surprised.

But what would it have meant for Adele, one of the most famous and beloved plus-size women, to have fronted a major beauty brand? Keep reading »

Man Incredulous At Drastic Change In Woman’s Appearance Thanks To Makeup, Curling Iron

What sorcery is this?! The sea-witch on the left cannot, CANNOT be the stone cold 10 on the right.  She cannot! Or else Guyism founder and editor Chris Spags won’t know what to think. Wait until he finds out about padded bras! Keep the defillibrator defibrillator on hand, everyone. [Guyism]

8 Beauty Rituals That Are Surprisingly Meditative

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Meditative Beauty Rituals

When I went on a makeup hiatus, one of the most unexpected epiphanies I had was that I actually missed the time I spent getting ready in the mornings. Not because I enjoyed getting up early or repeatedly poking myself in the eye with a mascara brush, but because having some time set aside every morning to look myself in the eye (via the mirror) and get mentally prepared for my day was surprisingly centering. When I thought more about it, I realized that my morning makeup routine wasn’t the only beauty ritual that I find to be strangely meditative. Here are eight more… Keep reading »

7 Things I Learned From Not Wearing Makeup For 2 Weeks

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I gave up makeup

A few weeks ago, I decided to stop wearing makeup for awhile. If I were being partially honest I would say this decision was based on the hot weather and humidity, which caused any makeup I applied to promptly slide off my face in an unsightly Maybelline mudslide. If I were being totally honest, I would admit that I was also feeling super emotional and kept randomly crying and messing up my mascara and finally just decided to stop wearing mascara so it wouldn’t get messed up. (What? I’m 28! Obviously I’m an emotional wreck!)

I thought my makeup hiatus would last a few days, but I ended up enjoying the barefaced lifestyle so much that I didn’t open my makeup bag for two full weeks. This might not seem like a long time, but I’ve worn makeup almost every day for many, many years. A makeup-free vacation, weekend, or random weekday wasn’t uncommon for me, but to give it up for 14 days in a row for no particular reason was definitely a major adjustment. I learned some things about makeup, and about myself, in the process… Keep reading »

Makeup I’m Throwing Away Right This Minute

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makeup to throw away

I hate throwing stuff away, makeup especially, because it’s already superfluous in terms of basic human existence. So throwing it in the actual garbage makes me feel like a reaaaal “who do you think you are?” type of lady.

But alas, my bedroom is overflowing with shit. Shit I can’t use. Shit I don’t need. Shit I wouldn’t wish upon you. Shit forever.

Good God, let’s get rid of it. Here’s what I’ve got on the chopping block: Keep reading »

Rihanna’s Blue Lipstick Is Beyond Hideous Yet We Can’t Look Away

Sooooo, yeah — Rihanna wore blue lipstick to enjoy a meal out at a restaurant in London, proving once again that she’s not afraid to take risks when it comes to her appearance. (Remember the red leopard print jumpsuit? Maybe it’s better if you don’t.)

I know blue makeup really isn’t anything new, but most women who dare to attempt it wear it in the form of eye shadow, eye liner, or mascara. They don’t slap it on their lips because blue lips aren’t typically associated with anything positive. Read more at The Stir…

Beauty Test Drive: Mor Lip Macaron Lip Balm

BTD: Flower Lip Butter
Flower lip butter
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BTD: Cheek Brightener
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BTD: Urban Decay Mascara
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My life has been one long epic quest for the perfect lip balm. These are my stringent requirements:

  • goopy but not sticky or waxy
  • tastes good
  • packaging which is both pretty and sturdy (I drop makeup like it’s my job)
  • most importantly, nourishes my chronically dry lips

EOS lip balms are always in my purse for on-the-go applications when I don’t want to stick my dirty fingers in a pot of lip balm. (Bacteria! Hello.) But at home, when I can wash my hands and apply thick coats of goopy lip balm with abandon, my new favorites are Mor Lip Macarons. Read on to find out why:

Keep reading »

All The Beauty Looks From New York Fashion Week Spring 2014

With each Fashion Week comes a host of brand-new beauty inspiration, from the totally absurd to the surprisingly wearable. This season, we’re taking note of the key makeup looks from our favorite shows all in one place. Keep an eye on this ever-growing roundup all week!

All The Beauty Looks From New York Fashion Week Spring 2014

With each Fashion Week comes a host of brand-new beauty inspiration, from the totally absurd to the surprisingly wearable. This season, we’re taking note of the key makeup looks from our favorite shows all in one place. Keep an eye on this ever-growing roundup all week!

Transitioning Your Beauty Routine From Summer Into Fall (Head-To-Toe!)

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It’s hard to say goodbye to summer beauty favorites, like tinted moisturizer and brightly-colored lips and nails, but why stress about seasons past when there’s all sorts of makeup fun to be had in fall? If saying goodbye to summer has got you down, we suggest these 16 products, from skincare and makeup to hair and nails, for putting some beauty-loving spring back in your step. After all, next summer is only nine months away, so enjoy this autumn while it lasts…

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