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Feminspire | April 24, 2014

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

April 11, 2014 | Keziyah Lewis | 2 Comments

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. And consequently, over the past year, she has … Read More

Makeup Basics Part 1: Natural But Polished Brows

August 5, 2013 | | 5 Comments

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 MAC Cosmetics from 2009-2011 in Towson, Maryland, and … Read More

3 Easy Ways To Look Beautifully Bright-Eyed This Summer!

May 21, 2013 | Sindulge

While not all of us want to “wake up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy” (although that could make for an interesting day), there is one thing most people want to feel first thing in the morning: bright-eyed and … Read More

Sindulge’s Guide to 5 of Spring’s Hottest Beauty Trends

March 28, 2013 | Kara Weik

Can we get a “hell yeah”?! Spring has officially sprung! And just like a seriously satisfying spring cleaning sesh (out with the old, in with the new!), we can’t think of anything more exciting than revamping our makeup repertoire to … Read More

How to Get the Bloodiest Blood Red Lips

March 26, 2013 | Sara Luckey | 10 Comments

I’m all about a bold lip. Bright colors, dark colors, any and all colors as long as they are bold, vivid and intense. One of my go-to’s for dramatic day or night lip wear is a blood red lip. Maybe … Read More

The NC45 Conundrum, or How I Found My Perfect Shade

February 13, 2013 | Autumne Montague | 40 Comments

For as long as I’ve been wearing makeup, finding the right shade of foundation has been nearly impossible. Foundation is supposed to do a lot of things: Cover up, let your skin shine through but control the shine, moisturize, … Read More

What is CC Cream? Exploring the Next Generation of Blemish Balms

January 2, 2013 | Kelsey Reddick | 112 Comments

Just as we finally wrap our minds around the BB cream concept, the beauty industry sends CC cream spiraling our way. CC cream, short for color control cream, is a supposed improvement on the blemish balm (or “beauty balm”). Beauty … Read More

Beauty Advice: How Do I Avoid the Caked-On Make-Up Look?

December 5, 2012 | Jessica Knox | 41 Comments

It is I, your former purveyor of Treat Yo’Self Thursday, back with a new Beauty Advice series where I will attempt to answer your most pressing beauty-related questions (so please leave them in the comments section down below)!

To start … Read More

What Does L’Oréal’s Acquisition of Urban Decay Mean for the Cruelty-Free Brand?

December 4, 2012 | Sully Moreno | 204 Comments

Last week, Urban Decay came out with a new product in their popular Naked line, Naked Basics. Typically, nothing else Urban Decay does can overshadow the release of a new Naked product, but this week’s announcement that Urban Decay was … Read More

Splurge vs. Steal: YSL Touche Éclat Highlighter

November 21, 2012 | Rhiannon Payne | 54 Comments

For the longest time I was under the delusion that department store cosmetics were inherently better than their drugstore counterparts in every way… that is, until I moved to LA and had to start paying my own rent. I then … Read More

The Great Eyeliner Debate: Pencil, Liquid, Cream?

November 16, 2012 | Jamie Frasier | 314 Comments

You have put on your eyeshadow, the mascara is in sight and ready to go, but you need one crucial step to amp up those eyes. What eyeliner do you reach for? The twist-up pencil? Liquid pen? Creamy liner from … Read More

L’Oreal BB Cream: Is It Worth the Hype?

November 12, 2012 | Beth Musni | 128 Comments

BB creams have been getting a lot of attention lately. They’ve made the beauty rounds in countries like Japan and South Korea and have finally made their way over to the U.S.

BB creams are hyped as this super awesome … Read More