Topic: Natural Beauty

Makeup Tutorial: How To Get Demi Lovato’s Made Up ‘No Makeup Look’

Makeup Tutorial: How To Get Demi Lovato's Made Up 'No Makeup Look'

When stars post their own photos on Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr of themselves supposedly not wearing makeup when they very clearly are, I am suspicious and also irritated. It just encourages the media to write pieces about how beautiful women are without makeup and faux-concern-trolling us to not do so.

For example, Demi Lovato’s recent “no makeup look” she posted on Facebook featured the caption, “Ladies, be brave today…take off your make-up and stop using those filters!! WE are beautiful!!!” Yes, I forgot that it’s somehow cowardly for women to wear makeup and use filters, because the magazines, television shows and album cover photos she’s been in have absolutely not featured either of those things. More »

“If You Wear Makeup To The Gym, I Assume You Wear Clown Makeup To Work”

"If You Wear Makeup To The Gym, I Assume You Wear Clown Makeup To Work"

I get why people say that other people shouldn’t wear makeup to the gym, because it IS a little counterintuitive to dress up in tight, stretchy clothes and make-up just before sweating and breathing heavily a lot. (Though: isn’t this what people do before sex? Huh.) It’ll get ruined and come off anyway! These people, I think, believe they are making a practical (and even benevolent) suggestion. Nobody should feel as though they have to wear make-up to the gym, sure, but it isn’t doing anyone any favors to act as though adult humans can’t make that decision for themselves.
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Stop Buying Eco-Friendly Products That Make You Go “Meh” — Try Birchbox Instead

Stop Buying Eco-Friendly Products That Make You Go âMehâ â Try Birchbox Instead

To some, eco-friendly beauty means a box of baking soda and a bottle of apple cider vinegar. To others, it means finding a few products that work (ideally without toxins or environmentally unfriendly chemicals) because putting half-used bottles of face cream and body oil in a landfill isn’t very eco-friendly. But finding stuff you like without a few unused casualties is tough, which is why you should check out Birchbox.com, a membership service that curates a monthly collection of luxe beauty samples that are shipped directly to your door for only $10 a month. More »

Come To Our Twitter Party And You Could Win A Weleda Natural Skin Care Prize Pack

Come To Our Twitter Party And You Could Win A Weleda Natural Skin Care Prize Pack

We’re having a Tweet-up and you’re invited. And there will be prizes!

Next Thursday, May 5, I will be answering your questions about natural beauty on our Twitter feed, @theglossdotcom, along with other beauty experts from natural skin care company Weleda and beauty curators Birchbox. Want to know the truth behind eco-friendly skincare? Or are you wondering what “natural” make-up brands are the best? Don’t have a clue what a paraben is? We’ve got answers for you. More »