make-up

We tested out press-on nails to see if they've gotten any better

We tested out press-on nails to see if they’ve gotten any better since the olde days

I recently saw an Instagram story where a non-beauty guru was telling us how easy it is for normal types like me to use press-on nails and have them last for more than a minute. This was news to me as the last time I wore DIY fake nails was for a wedding way back in 2004 when they lasted all of two hours, max. Surely they’ve gotten better since then, right? I decided to put them to the test.

An interview with writer/performer/fashion maven Travis Alabanza

Travis Alabanza is a London-based performance artist, writer, and fashion gurl. Released in 2017, Travis’ stunning chap book, Before I Step Outside (You Love Me) documents the experience of navigating public space as a trans person. Let’s hear what motivates Travis in fashion, writing, and performance…

You can totally own a retro '90s Caboodles makeup case again

You can totally own a retro ’90s Caboodles makeup case again

If you were collecting makeup (or crafting supplies, art supplies, various junk!), you probably had a Caboodles makeup case sitting in your room in some shade of retro pastel fabulousness. Vintage versions have been available at places like eBay, Etsy, and vintage shops for ages, but now they’re available in new versions! Commence squeeing!

Fun makeup brushes for all kinds of gorgeous unicorns

Gone are the days of boring makeup brushes — we now have more cute/geeky/fun/pretty/offbeat cosmetic brush options than ever! Here are a few unique styles for you to drool over, all available on Amazon.

Bonus: they’re all vegan makeup brushes! No animal bristles here, thank you. Check ’em out…

Tips from a makeup artist: The 5 best face moisturizers

Good face moisturizers are everything. Everything. What I look for in a moisturizer depends on the skin I am applying it to, BUT as a makeup artist I am also looking for moisturizers that will not disrupt the makeup I intend to put over it.

Fear not! Even for the driest skin, there is a moisturizer out there that will soothe, heal and nourish the skin without disrupting your final makeup application…

The easiest (and best!) facial moisturizer you’ll ever make yourself

Here’s a recipe for one of the gentlest, actually hydrating, easiest facial moisturizers you can make. I like to use this for a nighttime moisturizer…