Beauty Debate

Coachella's Man Braids, Face Decals and Dip-Dyed Hair: It's Time For an Emergency Obsessed or Hot Mess

Apr/18/2016 at 06:37 PM ET

Coachella’s first weekend has come and gone — so as we look forward to weekend two, we’re left pondering the unexpected style moments that unfolded before our eyes: Kylie Jenner’s rainbow hair, a close-up video of her sister Kendall’s pierced nipple, and of course, Taylor Swift’s shocking platinum blonde shag. But between those big hair moments, there were a variety of other celebrity beauty looks require your vote.

Bella ThorneAri Perilstein/Getty; Madison McGaw/BFA/REX/Shutte

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TV Personality Alicia Quarles on Beauty: 'When You're Happy on the Inside, You're Radiant on the Outside'

Apr/14/2016 at 10:30 AM ET

Love makeup? Love empowering other women? Well, lucky for you, Essence magazine is bringing you the best of both worlds with its Essence Beauty Box and new social campaign, #GenGorgeous — just in time for Mother’s Day!

The glossy’s social campaign, #GenGorgeous, which teams with its monthly makeup subscription service, Beauty Box, celebrates women and the beauty advice they’ve received from their mothers throughout the years. The inspiring black-and-white video series features nine influencers, including TV personality Alicia Quarles and Essence‘s own hair and beauty editor Deena Campbell.

“When you’re happy on the inside, you’re radiant on the outside,” Quarles says, when asked for her definition of beauty, in the inspiring video above.

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For more on Quarles (and the other eight influencers’) take on beauty, how she embraces her flaws and more, head to

What is your biggest beauty advice? Share below!

Emma Watson's Rep Has Something to Say About Her Lancôme Ad Controversy

Mar/30/2016 at 06:22 PM ET

Emma Watson may only be a 25, but she’s a style and beauty icon for many millennials. She’s also a passionate advocate for women’s rights, gender equality and other causes. That’s why her rep is hitting back hard at new claims that question her character.

In 2013, Watson allegedly endorsed Lancôme’s Blanc Expert skin whitening line — and the Internet isn’t happy about it, despite the brand standing behind its product.

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Stray Strands: The Hair Look Fashion Magazines Are Loving for Their Cover Girls

Mar/15/2016 at 06:05 PM ET

Fashion magazine covers can kickstart a model’s career or ignite a national conversation (about important issues even bigger than, yes, photoshop). But we’ve noticed that there is a micro beauty trend worth talking about on covers recently: A few hair strands on some of our fave cover girls have gone rogue! Has everyone gone a little too wild with the wind machine, or are these some of the most commendably natural cover looks out there right now? After all, don’t we all have wisps of hair that can’t be tamed? Read More

Model Leomie Anderson Calls Out Fashion Industry: 'We Need More Makeup Artists Who Are Competent with All Races'

Feb/18/2016 at 11:23 AM ET

Last season, South Sudanese model Nykhor Paul addressed the lack of diversity in the fashion world, calling out makeup artists for not being trained to work on all skin tones. And now, British model Leomie Anderson is joining the conversation, posting a Twitter rant after a makeup pro couldn’t provide a foundation shade to match her complexion backstage at New York Fashion Week.

Model Leomie Anderson twitter rant diversityFrazer Harrison/Getty

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Super Bowl 50: Our Lady Gaga Beauty Predictions (Because You Know She's Going to Light Up the Field)

Feb/05/2016 at 04:17 PM ET

Are you ready for some football? No? Us either. But we are ready for Lady Gaga‘s performance of the National Anthem at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday (and of course of Beyoncé’s Half Time show). No matter what happens in the game (who’s playing again?), it’s a safe bet that Gaga will kick things off sporting the craziest, wackiest and most Gaga-fied beauty look.

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The 9 Biggest Style and Beauty Controversies of 2015

Dec/25/2015 at 12:00 PM ET

In the midst of keeping up with the ’90s beauty trend revival and counting Kim Kardashian’s choker and fur ensembles, 2015 gave us a lot of other groundbreaking style and beauty moments. Celebs perfected their skill at shutting down body shamers, N.Y.C. nail salons finally received the fair working conditions they deserve and one celeb dared to speak ill of the Kardashian clan. To wrap up the year, we rounded up the most groundbreaking shockers of 2015.

Zendaya Defends Her Oscars Red Carpet Dreadlocks

Zendaya ColemanSteve Granitz/Wireimage; Jason Merritt/Getty

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