THE GLAM DOWN: A Throwback to Essie’s “Mint Candy Apple”

My first two years in New York, there was only one nail polish color that mattered and it was Essie’s “Mint Candy Apple.” When I finally got my hands on a bottle of it, I was still working at Topshop in Soho and I recall so well how a coworker (her name was Margeaux) stopped me after I dropped off clothes for the second floor … Continue reading THE GLAM DOWN: A Throwback to Essie’s “Mint Candy Apple”

Gone In 10800 Seconds: How KKW Beauty Is Already The Most Controversial Makeup Launch of the Year

Like an unopened package of s’mores Pop-Tarts, fresh out the carton, and my gluttony ready for the devouring, without hesitation, when I read the news of Kim Kardashian West launching a makeup line, set to be available on June 21, I followed the “KKW Beauty” accounts on Instagram and Tumblr. West was going to drop a contour and highlight kit, which would make sense as … Continue reading Gone In 10800 Seconds: How KKW Beauty Is Already The Most Controversial Makeup Launch of the Year

Alicia Keys’ No Makeup Movement: What It Means For The Rest Of Us

by C. Shardae Jobson In the category¬†or hashtags for Beauty & Style in social media, we remain clicks away from the vortex of Instagram-inspired makeup selfies. (In) there you’ll observe heavy foundation, eyebrows penciled-in like curved Legos, and overlined lips. But per contra to these trends,¬†piano talent Alicia Keys has publicly chosen to absolutely forgo wearing makeup. AKA participate in the #nomakeup movement/challenge. Keys is … Continue reading Alicia Keys’ No Makeup Movement: What It Means For The Rest Of Us