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The Extras

The Big Brow Timeline

History's most celebrated arches weren't built with stoneRead more >

The Extras

Trend-Mapping The Rise Of Face Oil

Face oil’s been trending for a lot longer than you thought—like, thousands of years longerRead more >

The Extras

What’s In A Shade Name?

The stories behind Nars' Shiap, Chanel's Arthur, Frédéric Malle's Portrait Of A Lady, and others right this wayRead more >

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Thread, Wax, East, West

Threading, waxing's less-accessorized predecessor, has a rich history—a personal look at hair removal with some strings attachedRead more >

Misc.

Vintage Vanities

Really, is there anything that the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age didn't do better?Read more >

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What Happened When I Got My Colors 'Done'

And why being limited to 'autumn' colors is no way to treat a makeup collectionRead more >

Misc.

Henna, For People Who Are Scared Of Tattoos

A semi-permanent solution for people who want to dip their toes (or fingers) into the age-old trend of body art—and learn a little bit more about traditional Asian and North African heritage in the processRead more >

Misc.

History Lesson: Centuries Of Anti-Aging Products

A look at the bizarre, “age-defying” rituals of real-life beauty icons from the history booksRead more >

Misc.

Walk This Way

On getting lost—purposefully and with your own two feetRead more >

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Look Like A Silent Film Star

A brief history of how Max Factor single-handedly changed the worldRead more >

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A History Of Blush

There's a surprising amount of poison in thisRead more >

Misc.

Beauty Marks: A History Lesson

From portending bad omens to sending secret messages, the mole has always been one of the face's hotly contested featuresRead more >