“These days, it appears that the most well-rounded<br>and successful celebrities must also be fashion designers, leveraging their style and public profiles into brisk sales on the department store floor…The question most often asked about “celeb-designed” lines is, Just how much do those celebrities have to do with what shows up on the shelves of the stores bearing their names? Do they simply license out their names and then sit on the sidelines, or are they in the design studio, comparing swatches and picking out colour palettes?”
Watching this series really makes you appreciate yourself for who you are and what you look like. It also gives you an opportunity to do that self reflection, that we often don’t do.
I really like it when she says that “ The Stacy I was in 2002 cannot possibly be the Stacy of 2016. Age is part of time, and does in fact change things.” It’s very hard to admit that, because we feel as though we have to wear clothing that is “appropriate” for our age and/ or gender and that’s not the case.
We can’t avoid aging but we need to embrace it whole heartedly and lovingly.
I had no idea about this app, but I think it’s great that people are able to try out makeup without having to physically try it on.
If you have tried it, let me know wjatvyou think.
Our very exciting news: Boy Brow just launched—it’s a grooming pomade that answers the question of what to do with your eyebrows now that the natural look is back. You can shop it now on glossier.com! And because you’re already thinking about brows, it seems like a good time to catch up on some eyebrow-related reading, starting with the below. But FYI there are more brow stories this way.
Your eyebrows convey a lot about who you are. Haha, just kidding! They’re just brows, everybody relax. The best thing to come out of the thick eyebrow movement is the fact that it embraces what was once viewed as an unfortunate genetic disposition, to be plucked away the moment you were old enough to know where your mom hid the tweezers. But like we’ve been sayin‘, the best brow is the one you’ve got. As such, a celebration of the many varieties of eyebrow shapes and sizes are below. Are you arched? Round? Straight? A little wobbly? Unibrowy? Sort of hungry right now? Congratulations, you’re human.
The Movie Star Arch
Think: Joan Crawford, Lauren Bacall, Elizabeth Taylor, Angelina Jolie. Dramatic, magnificent arched brows that require delicate plucking precision and careful shaping, but indicate that no bullshit will be had here, and I said I wanted this martini with a twist, no olives.
The Straightforward Brow
As if God or the stork (or an eager waxing professional) took her paintbrush and just left you with two quick racing stripes. Available in various levels of thickness that max out at Brooke Shields circa 1980, these brows are straight, taper off at the end, and seem to signify no drama—or at least superior aerodynamics.
Not quite as extreme as Wooly Willy’s, these brows are thick and full, the stuff Cara Delevingne brow fantasies are made of. Necessary accessories: a brow comb, brow gel, and possibly conditioner.
Also known as The Tadpole. These brows make you pause and say, hmm, something’s not right here. That’s probably because of over-enthused plucking, something you hopefully grow out of before it’s too late. But remember, time and eyebrow powder cure all things.
The Parenthesis (to keep with the punctuation theme)
These round brows are perfectly curved like sideways parentheses—or the edge of an iPhone. No angles, no arch, no corners to hide in. The thinner they come, the more you look like a silent movie vixen.
The Subtle Arch
The subtle arch is low-key; a small indentation near the end of the eyes give you something to work with when you’re raising your eyes in suspicion or disgust—an important, necessary facial exercise. Just ask January Jones or Lupita Nyong’o.
Illustrations by Joana Avillez/Illustration Division.