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Notes From the Style Lab: Making the Cutest DIY Earrings

By Rose Wednesday On September 25, 2014

So many people struggle with clothes, and for good reason. Clothing design and manufacture is one of the most convoluted industries in the world. Clothes get designed, copied, recopied, modified, shipped overseas… Read More

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How to Give Yourself an Impulsive Home Haircut You’ll Actually Love

By Rose Wednesday On August 26, 2014

People don’t give the impulsive home haircut enough respect. It’s an indication of a lack of stability or something, and people love to get down on any sign that a young woman… Read More

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Review: The Liner to Take You From Cat Eye Disaster to Eyeliner Master

By Amber Logsdon On July 18, 2014

If there’s one beauty look that I’ve come to know and love, it’s the retro cat-eye, which has surged in popularity over the past few years. However, as anyone who has tried… Read More


In the Name of the Moon! This Sailor Moon Make-Up Will Blow Fans Away

By Amber Logsdon On June 20, 2014

When Naoko Takeuchi first wrote the line “Moon Prism Power, Make-Up!”, I’m sure she wasn’t intending for it to be taken literally. Regardless, it’s happening! In celebration of the 20th anniversary of… Read More


Yes, You Can Wear Make-Up at the Beach! (We’ll Show You How)

By Amber Logsdon On June 17, 2014

Having spent all of my summers in coastal cities on the East Coast, I should know a thing or two about getting sunkissed (or sun poisoned, depending on my level of recklessness… Read More

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Can Lupita Nyong’o’s Lancôme Campaign Help End Colorism?

By Keziyah Lewis On April 11, 2014

Whether it’s her charm, beauty, talent, and grace, or her fortitude for shining on the red carpet and on screen, there is no shortage of reasons to appreciate Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o.… Read More

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How Straightening My Hair Improved My Politics

By Kristen Maye On January 10, 2014

My hair is naturally coily, curly, knotty and big. I love it that way; it is willful, arresting, and uninhibited. Truthfully, my full embrace of these qualities didn’t come until about 3… Read More


Makeup Basics Pt. 2: The Easiest, Most Effective Ways To Get Perfect Skin

By Jennifer Tanko On September 23, 2013

In my previous column, I shared my opinions on the importance and methodology of brow grooming. As far as makeup goes, everything you put on your face will look sloppy if the… Read More

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The Trouble With Tanning: Why Needing a “Natural Glow” is Bullshit

By Nicole Woszczyna On August 13, 2013

Oh, how society loves to toy with our female minds. We’re supposed to be thin but not too thin, we’re supposed to be sexy but never too sexy, we’re supposed to wear… Read More

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Makeup Basics Part 1: Natural But Polished Brows

By On August 5, 2013

Forget everything you’ve ever heard about makeup basics. OK, maybe not everything. Perhaps an introduction is in order. My name is Jennifer Tanko, and I’m a professional makeup artist. I worked for… Read More


Dove Can’t Promote ‘Real Beauty’ At Animals’ Expense

By Corey Wrenn On July 25, 2013

On July 24, 2013, I noticed that one of my favorite follows on Twitter, Fem2pt0, had started a campaign to encourage Dove soap to eliminate the palm oil in their product.  While… Read More

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Tips to Stay Sane While Battling Your Crazy Curls

By Sarah Gay On July 1, 2013

Since I was as young as I can remember, my hair has been getting steadily thicker– and curlier. I didn’t care much about my hair when I was younger, although I resented… Read More