An Oral History of How MAC’s Ruby Woo Became One of the Best-Selling Lipsticks in the World

The iconic red lip color has a surprising backstory.Photo: Courtesy of MACIn this series, we will take a look at the historical evolution of how iconic beauty products came into existence and grew so popular that they became cultural touchstones in their own right.Some of the best things in life have been the result of […]

Pat McGrath Created Dozens of Distinct Red Lipstick and Black Eyeliner Looks at Marc Jacobs

The makeup artist, along with hairstylist Guido Palau, reimagined classic beauty staples for 90 models and 50-plus dancers that walked the designer’s Fall 2020 runway.A beauty look from Marc Jacobs’s Fall 2020 runway.Photo: Stephanie Saltzman/FashionistaMarc Jacobs is loyal. To himself, to his collaborators, to his brand, to his routines. (He refuses to cave to pressure […]

7 Unexpected, Makeup-Artist Approved Looks to Try for Fall

And no — they don’t all involve smoky eyes.The summer of 2019 was a big one for makeup. It saw the rise and complete infiltration of neon-lined eyes and pastel-painted lids à la HBO’s “Euphoria,” wet-looking lips and even actual embellishments (see: teeny star and pearl decals around the eyes). And while the transition into […]

5 Standout Beauty Trends From Milan Fashion Week

See the hair and makeup that dominated the Italian Spring 2020 runways.The beauty look from Giorgio Armani’s Spring 2020 show. Photo: ImaxtreeYes, fashion month is still going strong. As the European shows jump from Milan to Paris, we’re taking a moment to soak up all the major hair and beauty moments we spotted on the […]

Steph Plans to Wear This Unexpected Shimmery Red Lipstick From Now Through Fall

Nars knows how to make a damn good lip color.Nars Satin Lipstick in Dressed to Kill, $26, available here. Photo: Courtesy of NarsNars knows how to make a damn good lip color. That’s not some kind of new revelation or anything, but I’m just here to say that if you thought it the first time […]