After removing my damaged locks, I realized that that was the easy part. Removing the Eurocentric straight- haired image of femininity embedded in my brain was much harder.
“I mean, not to brag, but I’ve probably cried more tears in the past year than some people manage to eke out in their entire lives.”
Body Talk: Roundup of the best body oils, review of Play! by Sephora’s new monthly subscription box, and more beauty news than you can shake a lipstick at.
The final installment of Lick My Chops explores lipstick across gender presentations and how to survive a make-out session with guest writers Anita Dolce Vita and Bevin Branlandingham!
Get the latest on H&M’s new cosmetics collection, ESSENCE’s new beauty subscription box, and take a closer look at the best of Empire’s bold beauty looks.
Lick My Chops is back with the ultimate guide to low-maintenance lips and lazy femme lipstick tips and tricks.
I’ve been spending some time collecting up my favorite looks on how to embrace my beautiful lil eyelids for all of you. Hopefully this will be helpful for all my hooded/monolid sisters out there.
We’re gonna walk through the eyeliner basics — types of eyeliner, common ways to use it, plus #1 eyeliner picks from all your pals here at Autostraddle.
Lick My Chops is an ongoing series devoted to the wonderful world of lipstick. This edition includes Mey’s letter to her younger femme self, a friendly guide to lipstick finishes and lipstick color and application 101.
Hey-o, it’s the second edition of Hard Lacquer, beauty tubes! Get out your notepads and make sure you have plenty of space for new tabs in your browser, because we have a lot of material to cover.
We’re kicking off a new beauty column, Hard Lacquer, with summer heat in mind — Aja’s tested and reviewed nine mascaras so you sirens don’t have to!
Chromat’s Spring 2016 collection exemplifies summer looks wonderfully; dewy, waterproof and slick, it’s a sun-soaked romp. A lush cat-eye, rich lips and overall sunkissed makeup looks excellent with artfully cutout suits and futuristic monokinis. You’ll want a cold drink for this one, since you’ll be smokin’ hot poolside all summer long.
I’m intrigued by the ways that makeup can be both feminizing and masculinizing, often at the same time. As I started working on this project, I realized that’s been true for a long time.
Just seemed like something you might need in your life.
“I really couldn’t tell you what monoi oil is, but I like to imagine it is suckled from the nipples of woodland nymphs.”
If it’s bright, deeply pigmented and under $10, I’ll usually give it a spin. After searching high and low for quality formulas in current colors, I’ve gathered some of my personal favourite inexpensive lippies. Reap the benefits of my quest.
Do you have a face? Here are some thoughts on how to take care of it.
Hey boi, here’s an array of homemade products and some very necessary queer/hippie extras that keep me feeling so fresh and so clean clean. Let’s be fresh together forever. Xo.
It ain’t easy being natural, but it feels good.
In the world of beauty, there are so-so products that get the job done, great products that exceed expectations, and then there are Holy Grail products. HG status is reserved for the ones that seem made just for you, the ones you’d never change, the ones you can’t live without. For the FFAF take on TSH, it’s HG or bust, and heavy on red lips and shiny hair.