Welcome to your weekly beauty news roundup, friends! I will be your new guide in this little corner of the Internet going forward because Marci is a very busy, important person these days, whereas I'm basically always wasting time reading about weird beauty news on the Internet anyway, so I might as well put it to good use.
OK, let's see what people on Instagram are putting on their faces this week!
This makeup artist is giving the idea of "using your face as a canvas" a whole new meaning
Makeup artist Lexie Lazear is inspiring me to be a little more creative with my makeup this week, thanks to her amazing recreations of famous works of art... on her face.
So far she's taken works like Van Gogh's Starry Night and Klimt's The Kiss and recreated them as beautiful, dramatic makeup looks. She explained to Buzzfeed that she takes pains to translate the art into a unique makeup look rather than just copying the painting onto her face, which I think is pretty cool.
Here's some more sexist beauty news that should surprise nobody...
A recent study found that women who spend more time grooming get paid more. Older studies showed that men and women who are considered attractive get paid about 20% more than those with only average looks, but sociologists Jaclyn Wong of the University of Chicago and Andrew Penner of the University of California at Irvine dug a little deeper to discover that it's not just about being naturally attractive.
Women who put more effort into grooming themselves, they found, were more likely to be considered attractive and therefore get paid more; meanwhile, men didn't have to put nearly as much time and effort into grooming to achieve the same effect.
Surprise, surprise — except not really.
You're going to need sunglasses to check out this girl's makeup look
18-year-old beauty vlogger Mariya Lyubashevskaya did a makeup tutorial in which she did her entire beauty look using only various highlighter products, and the results were... well, you just really need to see this for yourself:
Hmmm. Very C-3PO chic, no? I think I hardly have to say that I would never wear this particular look out of my house, BUT I do kind of want to try it just for fun. So shiny!
If you have curly hair, Sephora is here to help (temporarily)
Well, Sephora's online store, anyway. If you visit their curly hair care section, you'll be greeted with these options:
As anyone with curly hair knows, there's a lot of variety when it comes to curls as well as the optimal products for each kind of curly hair. Sephora is helpfully trying to streamline the process for curly-haired customers by giving product suggestions based off of your specific hair type.
You'll also be able to find video tutorials for curly hair at the bottom of the page. According to Refinery29, however, this campaign only lasts until mid-June. I think that's too bad; I'm sure curly-haired women would love to have these resources available on the Sephora site year-long.
- Will you use Sephora's curly hair initiative?
- Does it surprise you that well-groomed women make more money?
- What painting would you like to see recreated as a makeup look?
- And seriously, don't you want to cover your entire face in highlighter now?