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Hey, kids! How's everyone's Hanukkah/normal-week-if-you-don't-celebrate-Hanukkah going? Well, one little shayna maideleh named Winona Laura Horowitz is having the Best Hanukkah Ever, turning the Festival of Lights into the Festival of Good Lighting.

Winona Ryder's latest starring role is in Marc Jacobs Beauty's spring campaign

How is this possible?

No, I'm not referring to the fact that Winona Ryder (née Horowitz) was chosen to model Marc Jacobs Beauty's spring 2016 collection. I mean, duh—she's one of the most beautiful women alive. 

I'm referring to how this is apparently Winona's very first beauty brand campaign. Like, what?! SHE'S ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN ALIVE. And she has been alive since 1971!

Marc himself Instagrammed the first campaign image on Monday, gushing about the actress and proving that there is apparently no character limit for Instagram captions.

Even though she told Allure that she's "quite terrible" at makeup, she did pick out a favorite Marc Jacobs Beauty product: "Probably the stick eye shadow [Twinkle Pop Stick Eyeshadow]. It's in a tube that you can roll up and it's really soft. It looks like a very thick, creamy eyeliner, but it's a shadow. I have this trick where I put it on and then wipe it away so it has that next day look."

Jaime King is teaming up with a blogger-beloved makeup line

Winona Ryder may claim to suck at doing her own makeup, but Jaime King, on the other hand, is admittedly obsessed with the stuff—so much so that she's collaborating with Colour Pop.

Jaime King at an event last month, makeup fully on point. [Getty]

Jaime King at an event last month, makeup fully on point. [Getty]

"I stumbled across Colour Pop because one of my friends had it," she told InStyle. "I was like, 'OMG. I’ve never seen makeup that has felt and looked this good! I literally dumped out all of my makeup and sat there on the floor like a crazy person and went through every single piece. I was comparing the lipsticks, the eyeshadows, eyeliners, lipliners, blushes, and contour creams. I was comparing the highest-quality brands I had, and there was not one thing that compared to the Colour Pop products."

Jaime (née James—remember that phase?) also told Allure that she has wanted to create a makeup line since she was a teen model. She'll have to wait just a teensy bit longer before she sees her work on the masses' faces; the collection launches in spring 2016, just before her 37th birthday.

IBM tried to lure ladies into science careers with some very ironic sexism

If you're anything like me, the only way to get me interested in topics that are more intellectual than beauty is to trick me by making beauty seem relevant to those topics. 

Just kidding. But apparently, IBM wasn't kidding when their new STEM campaign to promote careers in science featured a challenge called "Hack a Hair Dryer." 

And, I mean, sure—cool idea. But they invited only women to do it. Because, OMG hair? Because hacking a server chassis is something only men would be interested in or capable of doing?

"Girls don't like science? Nonsense. Let’s blast away the barriers to #womenintech," read IBM's tweet that linked to the "Hack a Hair Dryer" page. The tweet, page and campaign have since been deleted, but not before a lot of women criticized the campaign for being sexist AF.

I think this one's my favorite response:

She even took down a mansplainer in the replies. Let's hang out, Sarah Brown!

A new online lookbook aims to inspire women of color to embrace—and look amazing wearing—any makeup trend they want

When I came up with the notion that everyone would look great in a lip color that matches their nipples, it was met with some resistance—and not for prudish reasons.

"Beauty trends often ignore women of color, and it pisses me off," Victoria said in that article.

"While this beauty rule has the potential to work really well for those with very fair complexions, it's a pretty unanimous wash for those of us on #TeamDarkSkin," Lauren told me.

But beauty editor and founder of Beautifully Brown, Melanie Yvette, wants to change this conversation and "inspire my #BeautifullyBrown followers to try that makeup trend they’ve been dreaming of or at least attempt at playing around with something new." 

She's doing this with a new lookbook series called "Dark Girl," in which she models makeup shades that women with darker complexions may feel they can't wear. 

[Beautifully Brown]

[Beautifully Brown]

"We can wear every color, we just have to find our best hue in the color family," Melanie writes in her introduction to the series. "I can find the best red, purple and even black lipstick and pull it off. And you can, too."

The New Little Mermaid Will Not Have Red Hair AND EVERYTHING WILL BE OK

Chloë Grace Moretz will be playing the title character in a live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid, so, naturally, E! News asked the actress if she'll be dyeing her hair red for the part. 

Nope, she'll be sticking with her usually blonde hair—to which a slew of people on Twitter responded with NOPE, NOPE, NOPE.

Ten bucks says she's not gonna comb that hair with a dinglehopper either.

Listen, I know how beloved Disney's The Little Mermaid is, but this ain't Disney, kiddos. It's an adaptation of the original Hans Christian Andersen story, which never reveals the mermaid's hair color—or even her name. And besides, Disney is rumored to have decided against blonde for Ariel (if that even is your name, Little Mermaid) only because Daryl Hannah had recently played a blonde mermaid in Splash.

Everyone calm down and read a book.

  • What celebrity would you like to see get a beauty campaign? 
  • How about a beauty collaboration? What celebrity would you trust to create a collection?
  • If you were to hack a hair dryer (because, despite IBM's misguided approach, engineering beauty gadgets is, in fact, a totally legit field), what would you want it to do?