Luxury Perfume Has The Sweet Smell Of Success

During the Belle Époque in France, from 1871 to 1914, it was common for a woman to create a distinctive look for a grand occasion such as a ball or opera debut. She would have a special gown made for the event. The finishing touch for such an important evening was a fragrance designed for […]

Do It Yourself Beauty Products Make Great Gifts And Save Money

With so many different beauty products on the market now, it’s easy to get sucked up into the wind of beautiful packaging, enticing aromas, and the promises of revitalized skin (promises which may or may not be kept). Sometimes, it’s just easier—and much less expensive—to make your own beauty products. This way, you can make […]

An excerpt from the beauty and fashion photography satire SPOOF.

Why Don’t Beauty Ads Reflect Real People?

A lot of the time, it feels like beauty advertisements are made by beautiful women for average women, as if an average woman can be nothing but a consumer. French stylist and photographer Nathalie Croquet recently put herself in front of a camera to spoof 11 advertisements from high-end beauty companies from Givenchy to Lancôme. […]

A young white woman applying liquid lipstick.

Liquid Lipsticks Are All the Rage and Here’s Why

There’s a new, fabulous face in town: liquid lipsticks, and they’re taking over the cosmetics industry. All of the standard drugstore brands and even most of the high-end lines like Dior and Guerlain have released collections. This year, companies have cashed in on the craze, giving consumers a wide selection of colors, prices, and finishes. […]

Beauty Mistakes To Leave Behind in the New Year

Although makeup is often experimental, there are some bad habits that we can develop within our regimens. These no-no’s run the gamut across the board of extremities. So here are a few of the beauty faux pas you should plan to move on from in the New Year. Break the habit of biting your nails. […]

“The Myth of the ‘Bikini Body’”

Countless tabloids, glossy magazines, and fitness publications boasting sprawling headlines about this summer’s BEST BIKINI BODIES beg the question: What is a ‘bikini body’? Do I have one? Do you? A ‘bikini body’, that is. Most of us don’t look like any of the photographs of glamorous six-foot-tall celebrities walking on beaches wearing itty bitty […]