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 »