It's gonna get sappy up in here.
I'm a pretty frequent air-dryer when it comes to my hair, but I'm curious about a trick I read about this week used by none other than professional hair-envy recipient and co-owner of Living Proof (one of my favorite haircare brands), Jennifer Aniston.
She told Allure that she blow-dries only around the hairline and roots—using her fingers, not a brush—and lets the rest of her naturally wavy hair air-dry. What is this sorcery?! Or perhaps a better question is, why did I think blow-drying had to be all or nothing? I'm totally going to try this.
I'm also totally going to try every product in this first news chunkazoid.
MAC is creating a makeup collection with Zac Posen and I seriously don't understand why it isn't called "MAC Posen"—I mean, come on
Missed naming opportunity aside, I am very excited for fashion designer Zac Posen's MAC line, which will launch in February. The specially packaged collection will feature a range of color cosmetics, as well as brushes.
"Over the past 15 years I have learned a great deal from M∙A∙C about beauty," Zac-attack said in a statement. "Fashion and beauty go hand-in-hand and I have always wanted to create a makeup collection to complement my designs and brand. It was only natural to work with M∙A∙C to create my first ever signature collection. I wanted to keep it luxurious, a little mysterious and clean with a large dose of star wattage."
Star Wattage is totally my new band's name.
Katy Perry's off-stage beauty routine is weirdly relatable
Glamour's new interview with Katy Perry made me realize we have never seen her natural hair color. The singer, whose default conceivably-natural hair color has long been black, says that if it wasn't one of the many bold shades she switches between, her hair would be a brown hue she describes as "dishwater squirrel."
Dishwater Squirrel is totally my new band's name.
Glamour also asked her about her off-stage beauty routine, to which she replied, "I’ve created this cartoon look when performing, but offstage I don’t always have three hours to put it together. That’s when I’m just about lashes, shaping my brows, and more natural skin. I use CoverGirl mascara, and I like lash extensions too—they make you feel like Bambi. Then a nice bronzer and a good powder. I just learned how to shade a little bit so you slim your face down and take care of your undercarriage underneath your chin."
She also DGAF if gel manicures are ruining her nails: "People talk about, 'Oh, you know, it hurts your nail beds.' I’m like, 'Listen, nobody is talking about how strong your nail beds look. They’re saying, 'Oh my God, that mani is incredible.'"
Such a rebel, that Katy Perry.
This makeup line's blood-red lipstick actually matches your blood
Have you ever gotten a cut and thought, Wow, that's a universally flattering shade of red? Me neither. But Ellis Faas apparently has, which is why her new makeup line features a red lipstick based on the color of human blood.
"Blood is the exact same color in everyone,” Faas told the New York Post. "So this red won’t clash with anyone’s skin tone." And if it does, that probably means the person wearing it isn't human and should be reported to the MIB immediately.
Faas's focus on blood may come from her experience on set: "I chose the colors I love most, which are actually based on my experience doing special-effects makeup," she explained. "If you make a black eye for a movie and you use the wrong colors, even a child knows it’s not real. It’s the same for makeup that beautifies: If you use the wrong color, it looks fake. So I like colors that naturally belong to the body."
It's 2015 and these racist Halloween makeup sets somehow exist
You know what's not a costume? A nationality or race. If you ask a friend what they're going as for Halloween and they say, "a Chinese person," bop them on the forehead like in those V8 commercials, because that's not a costume.
A cheap-o Halloween makeup manufacturer and a Glasglow store that stocks said manufacturer's products apparently didn't get the memo, because this image from Imgur user booinglasgow of three super-unacceptable makeup sets spotted at a local shop was posted a couple days ago.
I feel so bad for the little kid who was put in blackface, clueless as to the racism she's unwittingly modeling. And the Chinese makeup is literally yellow. HOW IS THIS A THING?
So remember, shoppers: elves are not an ethnic group and therefore OK to dress as for Halloween; the makeup sets displayed just above the elf ears? NOT OK.
- Have you ever dressed up as something racially insensitive during your less-enlightened youth?
- Are you excited about Zac Posen's MAC collection?
- What body part do you think would make a pretty lipstick color? (I'm actually working on a story about exactly this right now!)