Topic: makeup

‘Stars Without Makeup,’ Or How To Make Working Women Feel Terrible About Themselves

âStars Without Makeup,â Or How To Make Working Women Feel Terrible About Themselves

Stars — we love them; we hate them; we want them to be just like us but also better than us, the brand name product to our Kirkland Signature. Our relationship with celebrity is twisted: the most popular gossip magazines often come off as part power-crazed Sigma Delta Tau presidents during Rush Week and part fanatical basement-dwelling mouth-breathers who want to wear Jennifer Aniston’s flesh as a suit. And no one suffers more at the fickle hand of entertainment media than famous women; take the Daily News’s most recent celeb-obsessed photo gallery. More »

The 10 Major Appearance Blunders That Can Kill Your ‘Executive Presence’ In Seconds

The 10 Major Appearance Blunders That Can Kill Your 'Executive Presence' In Seconds

his week Marie Claire hosted an event called “The Power of Presence.” Sylvia Ann Hewlett, economist and the founding president of the Center for Talent Innovation, broke down exactly what ‘Executive Presence’ means in a research report she presented to the audience. Based on the responses of executives she surveyed, it was found that the  three main pillars of Executive Presence are gravitas, communication and appearance. If you use these three things correctly you can thrive in a “world that is still led by pale males,” she said. “Appearance is an extraordinarily powerful first filtering. It can get you knocked off the list in a second.” To make sure you aren’t knocking yourself off the list, check out these nine easy appearance blunders. More »

9 Fashion Blunders That Will Undermine Your Presence At Work

9 Fashion Blunders That Will Undermine Your Presence At Work

Our friends over at Marie Claire recently surveyed their readers, both female and male, on what clothing mistakes can completely undermine a woman’s presence and capability at work. These are not just fashion blunders but they literally have the power to hurt your career. They came up with a list of the worst ones and we thought they were great. Just remember, check yourself before you leave for work. More »

A Bizarre Glimpse At The ‘Male Makeup Capital Of The World’

A Bizarre Glimpse At The 'Male Makeup Capital Of The World'

According to an AP report from South Korea that I can only describe through my biased Western lens as “completely bonkers,” successful men are spending millions on skin care, slathering on foundation, and penciling in their eyebrows before heading into the office. In “the male makeup capital of the world,” it’s cool for men to labor over achieving perfect skin with various creams and potions, and perfectly normal for them to appear in public wearing powder and lipstick. What a world! More »

Bobbi Brown Goes Against The Grain By Not Hiring Katie Holmes For Her Celebrity Status

Bobbi Brown Goes Against The Grain By Not Hiring Katie Holmes For Her Celebrity Status

It was announced this week that Katie Holmes would become the first celebrity face of the Bobbi Brown makeup line. However, unlike everyone that wants Katie for a project right now (like the producers of New York Fashion Week and every some stores carrying her line), Bobbi Brown said she didn’t hire the actress because of her celebrity status. “I didn’t hire a celebrity. I hired a woman who I think is really cool, who is down to earth, who sparkles when she enters a room, and she photographs really well,” she told Today’s Savannah Guthrie. “She’s beautiful and she’s relatable.” More »

Michelle Obama Joins Condoleezza’s Fashion Club As Her Speech Is Overshadowed By Nail Polish

Michelle Obama Joins Condoleezza's Fashion Club As Her Speech Is Overshadowed By Nail Polish

You may or may not have watched the Republican National Convention last week, but you surely heard of Condoleezza Rice’s makeup blunder, how there was lipstick on her teeth. And was Janna Ryan wearing a rip-off dress Michelle Obama wore four years ago? Of all the designers in all of the world, why did Ann Romney choose Oscar de la Renta, a designer that Michelle Obama has never worn? It’s really great to see the media focus on women’s fashion and makeup instead of politics. Actually, it isn’t–but I get it. Women are prettier than men, and it is more fun to talk lipstick instead of policy. At least the media’s not being one sided. Women speaking at the Democratic National Convention are getting the same scrutiny. More »

10 Makeup And Style Tips For Work, According To Fox News

10 Makeup And Style Tips For Work, According To Fox News

Last week The Atlantic ran an article by Liza Mundy on the makeup strategy used on the on-air female employees. Though this, let’s call it loud makeup look, isn’t just used on Fox anchors. It is the uniform for every pundit, blogger and in-the-field reporter that graces the Fox airwaves. Chairman Roger Ailes, a broadcasting genius you could argue, is behind the look of the number one cable news network. “He works like a Broadway producer,” said Gabriel Sherman, a journalist working on a book on Ailes. That, Sherman says, is why Fox sets look like stage sets: “The colors are brighter, the camera angles faster. Everything pops on the screen more, every­thing is eye candy.” Ailes very much follows the theory that makeup is believed to have the power to make people like you better and therefore make you better at your job. But studies also show that in addition to men liking this overdone look (on already very attractive anchors like Megyn Kelly), women like it too, especially conservative ones. We decided to take a look at some of Fox News’s makeup tips for the workplace. More »

Fox News Does Believe That Makeup Makes People Like You Better

Fox News Does Believe That Makeup Makes People Like You Better

A new article from The Atlantic is making the rounds on the internet. It is focusing on the fact that Fox News female anchors wear pounds and pounds of makeup, more so than the women on most news programs. But this is not just because it makes them look prettier under those harsh lights. According to Roger Ailes, Chairman of the network, there is a theory behind this strategy that may explain why it is the number one cable news network. At Fox, makeup is believed to have the power to make people like you better and therefore make you better at your job. More »

Iman Defied The Beauty Industry With Her $25 Million Empire For Black Women

Iman Defied The Beauty Industry With Her $25 Million Empire For Black Women

Former supermodel Iman has built a $25 million cosmetics business and she did it without a lot of support for her products. Retailers like Target and WalGreens tried to put her shades in the “ethnic sections” of stores and she had a lot of trouble securing distribution. But Iman didn’t give up, she just had to find a different route to get her line to the masses.
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