Life With Idiopathic Hirsutism

Plus, the new Lady Gaga fragrance no one is talking about, the #WeAreBlackHistory project, and more need-to-know beauty news.
Publish date:
February 11, 2015
beauty news, facial hair, mac, lady gaga, black history month, cinderella, eau de gaga

The Indignities Of Life With Idiopathic Hirsutism

New York's Science Of Us blog has a fascinating (and heartbreaking) Q&A with a 32-year-old woman living with idiopathic hirsutism, a male pattern hair growth condition that affects five to 10 percent of American women. She remarks on not being able to look people in the eyes (because she can feel them staring at her facial hair), being teased relentlessly, and, before she learned that tweezing was not the answer, spending two to three hours plucking the hairs from her sideburns to the bottom of her neck. "It was hell," she says. [Science Of Us]

Stop What You're Doing And Check Out The #WeAreBlackHistory Project

In the aftermath of Ferguson and #BlackLivesMatter, two bloggers approached ELLE with an idea to honor the legacies of black icons like Rosa Parks, Billie Holiday, and Angela Davis. The end result: A stunning portrait series juxtaposing today's digital influencers with the women who've inspired them. [ELLE]

The New Lady Gaga Fragrance That No One Is Talking About

The launch parties for Lady Gaga's first fragrance, Fame, were utter pandemonium. So it's surprising that we've heard little to nothing about her new fragrance, Eau de Gaga, which, according to Racked, despite its "Tom Ford rip" bottle, "stands out from every other celebrity fragrance." [Racked]

The MAC x Cinderella Collection Is Actually Hella Practical

If you died for last summer's Maleficent x MAC collection, the Cinderella range (online Feb. 26; in stores March 5) will give you life. Encased in iridescent, powder blue packaging, the lineup features nude lipsticks, sophisticated-yet-sparkly pigments, and even mascara. Princess makeup that's great for everyday--who'd have thought? [Temptalia]