Illustration by William Bahan We at The Makeup Blogger don’t understand why women have such deep-seated issues with Hillary. We appreciate why some women might not love her, or not like her that much, but to … hate her? From what we gather, here are some reasons why women begrudge her: She’s Driven and Successful: Does her success make women somehow feel inferior? Do we judge her for being unconventionally ambitious, blurring gender norms? Before the “Lean In” movement, there was Hillary. In the late 70’s she became the first female partner at her law firm in Arkansas. Soon after
Illustration by Suzy Birmingham She’s Regina George; you’re Cady Heron. She flirts with your new boy toy, she only talks about herself, or she’s just a magnetic to drama. Of all the complicated relationships we have today, the frenemy is a very specific one: Over her? Hate her? Used to love her? She pushes your buttons, but you can’t help giving her fake cheek kisses when you see her, just to keep things pleasant. Ohhhh, our child-like tendencies. While you may not walk away from this braiding each other’s hair, we owe it to ourselves to grow wiser or whatever. If you still
Photo courtesy of NUDESTIX Don’t let these disarming Canadian sisters Taylor and Ally Frankel fool you. Like typical metropolitan millennials, Taylor and Ally Frankel are image-conscious, savvy, techie and articulate. At the ripe ages of 16 and 19, they possess the same determined ethos of any entrepreneur: encounter a problem, provide a solution. Wise beyond their years, they embrace the “beauty-from-the-inside-out” notion that eluded the generations of women before them. And when they didn’t see makeup products in the marketplace that represented them, they simply created their own. It’s a great story: In 2011, Jenny Frankel, of MAC Cosmetics
Photo via Fashion Was Here It’s Best Friend Month over here at The Makeup Blogger, and we’re talking about how to make new friends as adults. While we love our current girl gangs, here’s a scary reality: It’s been proven that women start to have significantly smaller social circles after their mid-twenties. And here’s the daunting newsflash: they only get smaller from there. That makes sense when you consider that career, love and travel ambitions start to unfold for many of us at that point in our lives. When we focus our energy on new things like starting our own
Photo via Life With Me It’s National Best Friend Day! With the plethora of silly unofficial holidays out there (National Yarn Bombing and Jerky Day…wtf?!), we have no complaints about any excuse to call our ride-or-dies and thank them for unconditionally and relentlessly sitting with us on this wild roller coaster called life (aka putting up with our sh*t). Where would we be without our best friends to experience one existential crisis after another? To proofread our sordid text messages? To showing up as your go-to for shopping for mundane stuff, like Spanx? To tell us we have cilantro in
Photo via Song of Style Ask any hairstylist in Los Angeles what all the girls are requesting (I asked our girl Alissa Smith from MeCHE), and it’s that signature blunt-cut + beachy wave. There’s one hairstyle that seems to reign from all of Sunset Boulevard to the rooftop of Ace Hotel: collarbone lobs, sunkissed strands, and a perfectly tousled bedhead that makes one think, “Welp, she had a good night.” Any glance at a salon’s Instagram (MeCHE, Ramirez Tran, Nine Zero One to name a few…) just shows how stylists have mastered the meticulous craft of the perfect lob…Los Angeles has become a lob factory, if you will. But
Not gonna lie, it’s pretty amazing that our kitchens have become our second beauty arsenals. Tumeric masks, yogurt, and honey facials–we’re looking at you. Add one more insanely good ingredient to this growing list: egg whites. Though the association with egg whites is typically via fit gurus who ingest protein like it’s going out of style, egg whites have two vital skincare components: protein and collagen, both of which fight acne, fine lines, and wrinkles while also improving skin elasticity. That’s why they’re becoming more popular in spa treatments + beauty products all over the world. Egg whites
Kim Do (pr. “dough”) grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where she began smearing her mother’s makeup—quite recklessly--at the age of six. By eight, she noticed that her mom’s foundation wasn’t the perfect color for her skin tone. In middle school, she was developing new “looks” for her friends, doing slumber party makeovers, and sneaking contraband lip gloss into class.