Elizabeth Johnson | Banner | Talia Friesen, senior photography major, has been using cruelty free makeup for as long as she can remember. Talia especially likes to use Urban Decay Cosmetics because of the high quality.

Brands refuse animal testing

Makeup and skincare are important parts of many people’s everyday routines. What many people may fail to realize, however, is how his or her use of these products can negatively affect the environment. Cruelty-free brands differ from conventional health and beauty companies in that they do not test their products on animals at any point […]

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Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty promotes diversity

The recent launch of Fenty Beauty, created by Rihanna, is “the new generation of beauty” as its slogan states. In addition to appealing to Rihanna’s large and faithful fan base, the line provides a multitude of products for professional and everyday users while celebrating diversity and inclusiveness. “I’ve been working retail and cosmetics for about […]

Do it yourself: easy, creative Halloween costumes made at home on a tight budget

No money: check. Creative idea: check. A desire to create an at-home Halloween costume: check. Every October, the thought of what to dress up as becomes a topic of conversation for those who celebrate the festive occasion that is Halloween. There has been a rise in homemade costumes over the years, especially among college-age students […]

Simply Lovely

The phrase “beauty comes from within” is extremely well-known in our culture. It is practiced religiously in the Christian community. Though neglecting the exterior does not necessarily make the Christian holier, it may make skin healthier. But is rejecting makeup in exchange for beautiful skin the only solution? Hardly. Many natural brands of makeup exist […]