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  • Beauty Bytes: March 22, 2013

    A lot is made of the fashion industry’s extreme beauty standards, and how women consumers feel pressured to look like thirteen year old girls. But what about the girls themselves? Girl Model is a…

    March 22, 2013
  • The French Beauty Secret Magazines Won’t Write About

    We’re all familiar with the articles and books about French women’s beauty secrets. The secret moisturizers, the insouciance, the je ne sais quas – we in America are held in thrall waiting for the…

    February 19, 2013
  • Beautiful People: Jane Iredale

    Working as a makeup artist, I’m familiar with the extremes of what can be put on a face. Plastic glitter, sequins, acrylic paint, theatrical adhesives… sometimes it gets a little nasty. And while we…

    December 18, 2012
  • Video: Billion Dollar Beauty at Huffington Post

    How does globalization affect the beauty industry? Does it depersonalize us or could it “repersonalize” us? James Poulos, who covers politics and culture at Forbes, hosted this talk at Huffington Post, asking questions about…

    October 9, 2012
  • Inside Beauty: 7 Reasons Why Models are so Skinny

    As a makeup artist, I get a lot of questions about models from my non-industry friends. And most of these have to do with fashion’s requirement for thin models: Why are models so skinny?…

    September 8, 2011