Beauty

Community: Montgomery Museum explores “The Changing Faces of Beauty” | Arts & Theatre

What makes a woman beautiful? Society’s answer changed significantly between 1870 and 1970. For better or worse, our appearance communicates something to the people around us. As cultural attitudes and codes of morality changed, so did the standards of beauty. The tools, products and techniques that were utilized to create the ideal look tell the stories of women’s daily lives, cultural attitudes about gender and race, and the empowerment of women.

“Beautiful: The Changing Faces of Beauty and Cosmetics, 1870-1970,” the new exhibit now installed at the Montgomery Museum of Art & History, explores these concepts through an array of historic cosmetics and beauty aids.

One issue the exhibit explores is the economic importance of the beauty industry for women. A display of rarely seen artifacts on loan from Christiansburg Institute Inc. tells the story of the young women at the institute who took cosmetology as part of their

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Every Deal in Ulta Beauty’s 21 Days of Beauty Sale This Month

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Twice a year, Ulta Beauty gives us a major reason to celebrate with its iconic 21 Days of Beauty sale. 2020’s second installment starts Sunday, August 30, and runs through Saturday, September 19 — and the deals are simply too good to pass up this time around.

If 50 percent off sounds enticing enough to refresh your beauty collection or restock on some staples, then you can’t miss out. We suggest trying out Readers’ Choice Award–winning Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, BareMinerals Mineral Veil, Benefit Cosmetics Precisely My Brow Pencil, and It Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream — just to name a few. But there are plenty of skin-care and makeup goodies (including a lot

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Nikkie de Jager Teams With Beauty Bay on Eye Shadow Palette

Nikkie de Jager is hoping her new palette is a “chance for redemption.”

The beauty YouTuber previously collaborated with Too Faced on an eye shadow and face powder palette that gave way to much online chatter when controversial YouTuber Jeffree Star alleged Too Faced hadn’t adequately compensated de Jager. Star revived his claims, which he first made in 2017, in his Shane Dawson YouTube series, alleging that de Jager was paid $50,000 for her Too Faced collaboration — despite it raking in more than $10 million for the company.

Since Too Faced, de Jager has partnered with Ofra Cosmetics on a line of highlighters and liquid lipsticks, but she has purposely refrained from a second palette — until now. De Jager has created a 20-pan eye shadow palette in partnership with U.K.-based retailer and brand incubator Beauty Bay. Priced at $30, the collaboration launches globally on Aug. 31 via

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James Charles Apologizes To Lauren Conrad After Lambasting Her Beauty Brand

YouTube star James Charles apologized for criticizing Lauren Conrad and her new beauty brand after he publicly shamed the PR package he received from her that was full of empty products.

Earlier this week, the 21-year-old went on his Instagram Story to vent about a package he received from a brand he didn’t want to name.

“I just opened a PR package from a new makeup brand from somebody who has no business having a makeup brand,” he said, shielding the brand name from viewers.

The package he received included an empty liquid highlighter tube and a dry eyeliner pen, causing Charles to exclaim: “Stop making makeup brands. Stop! Stop!”

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9 Black-Owned Beauty Brands to Support in August and Beyond

August is National Black Business Month, but supporting Black-owned businesses shouldn’t end after Aug. 31. Black people have been setting trends across culture in so many mediums, especially beauty. However, they don’t always get recognized for their innovations and accomplishments in the beauty space — and many other spaces, too. That’s why we should celebrate their enormous contributions by shopping Black-owned beauty brands.

Pat McGrath, known in the industry as “Mother,” is one of the most sought-after makeup artists in the world, typically leading over 60 shows every season of Fashion Week. She has created too many trends to count and her looks are emulated on HBO’s “Euphoria.” Her eponymous makeup line, Pat McGrath Labs, is known for products with incredible color payoff and striking packaging. Then there’s Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, which forever changed the beauty world with her 50 shades of foundation, leading other brands to

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James Charles Apologizes for “Childish” Subtweet About Alicia Keys’ Beauty Brand

James Charles is apologizing to Alicia Keys.

The 21-year-old YouTuber took to Twitter on Thursday, Aug. 6, to say he was sorry for a tweet he posted referencing the 39-year-old singer’s new lifestyle beauty brand.

“Yesterday, I posted a subtweet about how I thought some celebrities shouldn’t launch makeup lines. It was about @aliciakeys,” the social media celeb wrote. “A few years ago, she announced that she no longer would wear makeup, so I was bothered because many celebrities come into the beauty space as a cash grab without any actual passion and then leave.”

James then acknowledged he deleted the tweet a few minutes later because “it’s childish to indirect tweet someone” and because he is “not the gatekeeper of makeup.”

“Anyone should be able to secure their bag and it’s not up to me which brands people should or shouldn’t support,” he continued.

He also noted he

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