makeup

history

The History of Eyeliner

From Ancient Egypt to Twiggy, Prince, and YouTube tutorials, here's how eyeliner got into your makeup bag for good.
Leila Ettachfini
8.29.18
crime

Your Cheap Kylie Lip Kit Is Probably Fake and Might Be Toxic

You might be tempted by that discount lipstick on eBay, but watch out: Knockoff beauty products are everywhere, and they can have dangerous side effects.
David Woode
8.2.17
Beauty

The Glitter in Your Makeup Could Come From Child Labor

Your highlighter palette might make your cheekbones pop, but kids as young as six are mining the raw mineral that provides its sparkly effect.
Sirin Kale
2.24.17
style

The Beauty Vloggers Dumpster Diving for High-End Makeup

In a strange twist on the popular phenomenon of "haul videos," some YouTubers are recording themselves showing off thousands of dollars worth of makeup products they scavenge from dumpsters.
Mitchell Sunderland
1.10.17
Culture

Meet the Makeup Artist Who Won Gilmore Girls' Only Emmy

Although "Gilmore Girls" is beloved by countless fans, the show has only received just one Emmy: best makeup, for an episode in season four. We spoke to the mastermind behind the award-winning looks.
Sirin Kale
11.24.16
Fashion

How Young Asian Makeup Artists Are Challenging Beauty Industry Norms

"The mark of progress is to have makeup people and makeup products that want to accentuate Asian features—not make Asian women look white."
Samantha Lui
10.7.16
Instagram

Are Elaborate Makeup Selfies a Legitimate Way to Grieve?

The idea of "tragedy makeup"—where popular vloggers share looks crafted with mourning horrific events in mind—has long been controversial in the makeup artist community. After Orlando, some feel it's gone too far.
Alex Nursall
6.21.16
Madonna

Celebrity Makeup Artist 'Mama Makeup' Accused of Stabbing Sister with Umbrella

Sharon "Mama Makeup" Gault has worked for Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Lady Gaga. This week, she was arrested for allegedly stabbing her sister with an umbrella.
Mitchell Sunderland
4.22.16
Instagram

How Men Are Taking Over Makeup

Male makeup artists and YouTube vloggers like Jeffree Star, Manny Mua, and Miss Fame are hawking tips, tricks, and bestselling liquid lipstick lines to men and women alike. While some are inspired by drag, others just really love eyeliner.
Batya Ungar-Sargon
3.25.16
Television

Blushing with Sexism: The Makeup Secrets of Fox News

How Fox News' elaborate makeup process reflects and reinforces the network's treatment of women.
Haley Potiker
11.25.15
witch week

Beyond the Pale: Meet the Goth YouTubers Redefining Online Beauty Standards

Forget contouring tutorials or Sephora hauls. For these YouTube beauty gurus, beauty comes in one color: Pitch black.
Roisin Kiberd
10.26.15
PROFILES

The Kardashians' Makeup Artist Is the Most Influential Artist in America

Critics claim that painting as a medium has died, but Joyce Bonelli has brought art back to the masses by contouring the Kardashians’ faces with makeup.
Mitchell Sunderland
9.23.15