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Beauty & Fashion

Toxic masculinity in Black community leads to less acceptance to defy gender norms

January 12, 2021 3:56pm | Sonah Bundu, '21

“Men wear the pants and women wear the skirts and dresses”. Obviously, in present times not everyone thinks this way, but you’d actually be surprised by the amount of people that do. Since it’s considered to be a “societal norm”. When women or men try […]

Help prevent or restore skin from ‘maskne’ with these helpful tips

January 12, 2021 3:44pm | Kimberly Ortega, ’22

In these Covidian times, wearing a mask is a must, but what shouldn’t be is maskne. The term ‘maskne’ sounds cute and creative, but the issue itself isn’t. There are number of ways that masks can cause a breakout (think about it: your face is […]

‘Fox eye’ makeup trend causes controversy in beauty world

October 20, 2020 1:00pm | Kimberly Ortega, ’22

The “Fox Eye” makeup trend began to go viral at the beginning of 2020 when Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner were seen showcasing. This look took off with the hashtag, #foxeye. From that point, there have been many celebrities showing off this trend and makeup […]

Hair discrimination runs rampant in American schools; public spaces

August 17, 2020 7:44pm | Ineza Merci, '22

In the professional world, it seems like the majority of the Black community in the U.S have something that other communities don’t: hair that is considered “distracting and unprofessional.” Sad, right? For many years people with coily, kinky, and afro-like hair have been ostracized for […]

Beauty Industry opens doors to more male influencers

December 3, 2018 3:29am | Taylor Clark ‘19

Estee Lauder, NARS, Chanel, and Kylie Cosmetics. So many brands, and who do they cater to? If you think it’s just the ladies then think again. Darroyl Jackson Jr., known as King Koture on Youtube, is a male makeup artist who uses many of those […]

Modeling industry becomes more inclusive

May 7, 2018 12:24pm | Precious Adetayo-Oguntade, '18

As season 24 of America’s Next Top Model wraps up, audiences cannot dismiss the diversity that the show exemplifies. This season, women of all different ages, sizes, and ethnicity were represented throughout the competition. While Tyra Banks, a modeling icon that heads the competition, has […]

Supreme’s Spring line does not disappoint

March 8, 2018 2:04pm | Jason Velasquez, '18

With winter being nearly over and spring rapidly approaching, people think of all the beauteous things to come:the beautiful flowers, nice long days, and loving animals.   For people in the fashion industry, eyes are dazed and dreams become a reality by clothing that will […]

Thrifting is the new shopping

March 5, 2018 5:28am | Precious Adetayo-Oguntade’18

Urban Dictionary defines thrifting as, “when one visits several different thrift shops, second-hand shops, and vintage clothing stores in the hopes of buying several items of cheap and unusual clothing and other items.” Usually, one does this with friends, but often times there is a […]

The Rundown on New York Fashion Week 2018

March 2, 2018 11:49pm | Gabriela Sanchez, '20

Fashion Week 2018 kicked off its season on February 8, 2018, as hundreds of stylists, celebrities, and fashion icons alike made their way to the runway sidelines to watch the biggest names in fashion flaunt their newest designs. What exactly is Fashion Week? Fashion Week […]

The pros and cons of today’s beauty lines

January 18, 2018 3:58pm | Jada Weathers, '20

Ladies, how many of you all have $360? Don’t worry it’s for a good investment… not. In December, reality TV star and makeup line owner Kylie Jenner released 16 makeup brushes for the very low cost of only $360! Cue the sarcasm. According to Kyliecosmetics.com, […]