Beauty, General, Good products - Bad products
This post originally appeared on December 11, 2020:
Dolly Parton is one of the most distinct beauty icons of the 20th and 21st centuries, and understandably, fans have long pleaded for the singer-songwriter, philanthropist, and philosopher (yeah, I said it) to launch her own beauty line. Give us Dolly makeup, they cry. Bless us with Parton press-on nails, they beg. A ray of hope broke through the clouds when she recently told Allure, “Someday, I’m gonna have my own line of wigs and hair pieces.” So needless to say, we’ve been eagerly anticipating an official announcement. Meanwhile, we are waiting for Dolly’s soon promised fragrance to arrive.
Well, an official announcement has, in fact, been made, but Dolly Parton’s big foray into the beauty biz isn’t the hair, makeup, or nail collect...
I remember the first time I tried a Beautyblender and thought, how have I never tried this before? I wasn’t an early adopter because I didn’t think I needed it all those years ago, but once I experienced the seamless, airbrushed finish I could get with the bounce application technique introduced by brand founder and makeup artist Rea Ann Silva, I was hooked. Since the tiny pink sponge launched in 2003, there have countless copycats, but many beauty professionals and novices alike still rank it best in its category. And now, for the first time ever, the brand is launching a new eco-friendly version of its cult-classic called Bio Pure.
Aside from its bright green color, the key difference between the OG and the new sponge is that Bio Pure is made with 60-percent plant-based, renewabl...
As 2020 is coming to an end, it’s apparent that this year has taught us a lot. We learned to cut our own hair, that we still need to wear SPF indoors, and how to be our own makeup artists. While 2021 is already looking brighter (thanks to COVID-19 vaccine approval), we still may be hesitant to leave our houses unless it’s for essential purposes. And as much as we love beauty products, an Ulta Beauty or Sephora run is not considered essential. Shopping for makeup online can be a tough task; there’s really no knowing how an eye shadow’s pigment will appear on your skin tone or how a vibrant red lipstick will look on your particular mouth. That’s why Google has partnered with ModiFace and Perfect Corp.
ModiFace, founded by L’Oréal, and Perfect Corp...