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Testing the customizable makeup trend

Testing the customizable makeup trend

Charlotte Chui

March 4, 2018

From lipsticks and foundations to shampoos and body scrubs, customizable makeup and skincare items are a trend sweeping across the beauty community. With the ability to tailor different aspects of a product to fit specific preferences, this trend appeals to various audiences. Finding Ferdinand is one co...

The impact of Fenty Beauty

The impact of Fenty Beauty

Michelle Wong

October 8, 2017

ith the increased advocacy for diversity, makeup brands seem to be attempting to make their products accessible for a wider variety of people. On Sept. 8, Rihanna released her makeup line, Fenty Beauty, which included a variety of makeup products including foundation, highlighter and lip gloss. Accor...

Staff Editorial: Beauty matters, but for everyone

Staff Editorial: Beauty matters, but for everyone

El Estoque Staff

September 21, 2016

e have all heard the same, timeworn sayings: "Beauty is only skin deep.” “You are beautiful, just the way you are.” “It’s what’s inside that counts.” And — drumroll — the proverbial classic: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” We cannot forget that the strongest symptoms of gender...

To feel pretty: The emotional toll of beauty

To feel pretty: The emotional toll of beauty

Karen Sanchez

September 21, 2016

s the class naturally split up, Senior Ethan Yao couldn't help but feel excluded. He stood by, watching them all pair off within themselves and chatter incoherently. Waiting. Wondering. He did what everyone else was doing: attending the class, participating, working. But he just didn't fit in. T...

Being Basic: Looking just like the next girl

Being Basic: Looking just like the next girl

Sara Entezarmahdi

September 21, 2016

FROM ONE GIRL TO ANOTHER, I think, deep down, we all have the same concerns about looking good. No, it's not about clumpy mascara, uncomfortable clothes or getting your hair stuck in your lipgloss. It's something bigger – way bigger. So big that there's even a word dedicated to the dreaded look: b...

Winner of Miss America 2014 helps break traditional beauty stereotypes

Gabriella Monico

October 7, 2013

An unexpected occurrence happened at this year’s Miss America Pageant: An Indian woman snagged the crown. And the best part of all was her embracement of her beautiful dark skin and her pride in her heritage. The Miss America Pageant did a wonderful job at disregarding race and picking the best contestant...