A potential investor once doubted that women would buy beauty products from Jamie Kern Lima. He doesn’t doubt her now.
"Double-cleansing allows the initial grime, makeup, pollution, and dirt from your day to be effectively and gently cleansed," says board-certified dermatologist Whitney Bowe.
Fitness mom talks about the time she was insecure about her body with its stretch marks and how her husband helped her overcome these feelings.
The young woman, who posts as DisregardThisOrDont, wrote of her journey through addiction to recovery, "I realized the only way to get help is to ask."
Among the inspiring scenes at the Boston Marathon was a veteran with a prosthetic leg carrying a woman across the finish line.
A little girl who suffers from alopecia and lost all her hair got the chance to celebrate “Crazy Hair Day” at school — with a twist.
Ireland Baldwin makes looking good look easy — but that doesn’t mean she’s immune to personal insecurities and struggles with self-acceptance.
Since the birth of her son three months ago, Pink has been candid about her struggle against obesity, despite logging serious time at the gym.
Kortney Olson has the world’s deadliest thighs. Kortney Olson, the woman with the “world’s deadliest thighs,” isn’t afraid to show off her strength, or her cellulite. Amid videos of her crushing watermelons and pumpkins between her legs, the Instagram star and founder of Grrrl Clothing, a sportswear company that embraces all body types and aims to empower women with its “Grrrl Army,” shared a photo embracing her cellulite.
Beauty queen Victoria Graham, who has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, proudly shows her surgery scars. Victoria Graham is much more than just a pretty face. The 22-year-old Maryland college student, who was crowned Miss Frostburg in October (a local title associated with the Miss America Organization), is on a mission to raise awareness about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) — a rarely diagnosed genetic condition that affects connective tissue in the skin, joints, and blood vessels.
"My greatest wish for you, my daughters, is that as you grow into women who will love who you are in a way that makes not only you but your daughters and friends feel empowered in the same way."
Many models cite their troubled industry as a source of body image issues. The impossible standards that models are expected to uphold from a young age take a toll, often resulting in eating disorders and low self-esteem.
A mom got a tattoo to symbolize her strength after coping with postpartum depression. Postpartum Progress, a national nonprofit blog that offers information and support for pregnant women and new mothers who have postpartum depression (PPD) and other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth, posted a raw and heartfelt story on its Facebook page from a #WarriorMom. Lucy McEwen, a mother of two who came across the organization during a dark period in her life after her first child was born, recently headed to a tattoo parlor to receive her first body art.
An Egyptian woman, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, weighs about 1,100 pounds and is believed to be the world’s heaviest woman. She had not left her house in 25 years before a trip to Mumbai, India, for bariatric surgery.
Christie Begnell illustrated her inner thoughts to show people how anorexia feels. After a bad breakup at 19, Christie Begnell’s depression spiraled into suicidal thoughts, and she started to use food as a coping mechanism. Christie Begnell was dangerously ill.
In a 2008 press conference ahead of launching the Trump International Hotel in Chicago, Ivanka Trump took credit for her hand in the Spa at Trump. Ivanka said she curated unique spa treatments, oversaw the creation of the spa’s proprietary services, and “entered a strategic alliance with Kate Somerville,” a Los Angeles-based beauty brand now owned by Unilever, in which Somerville created a line of treatments for Trump spas. Fast-forward nearly a decade later, and Ivanka has moved on from speaking about her involvement with hotel spas to stamping her name on them.
Melania Trump is set to have a room designated for beauty in the White House. Melania Trump is known for always looking polished and pretty in public. As the future first lady of the United States, she will reportedly split her time between Washington, D.C., and New York City — where her son Barron goes to school. “There will absolutely be a room designated for hair, makeup, and wardrobe,” at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, according to Melania’s longtime makeup artist, Nicole Bryl, who holds an impressive client list, including Ivanka Trump, the Hilfiger family, and the Rockefeller family, among others.
2016 was an epic year for the beauty world: CoverGirl announced its first male ambassador, Kylie Jenner solidified herself as the “king” of cosmetics, and Instagram proved to be the birthplace of many a beauty trend.
Alicia Keys turned her bare face into a movement this year. Men are breaking barriers and wearing foundation, concealer, and even lipstick as they please, while women are shifting away from societal expectations of physical appearance, proving that makeup should be about choosing what you want for yourself based on what makes you feel confident and authentic. Alicia Keys ditched makeup completely.
Beauty blogger Nadina Ioana gave her mother, who is undergoing chemotherapy, an amazing makeover and shared it on her Instagram and YouTube channel. Because of the cancer treatment, her mom has lost her hair, eyelashes, and brows, but Ioana’s posts show the transformative power of makeup, false lashes, and a good wig.
Edward Snowden penned a supportive letter to a 10-year-girl in Malawi who has albinism. Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who leaked top secret information about U.S. surveillance activities, sent a sympathetic letter to Annie Alfred, a 10-year-old in Malawi who has albinism — an inherited disorder in which the body produces little to no melanin, resulting in white or pink hair, skin, and eyes. Alfred is one of 7,000 – 10,000 people in Malawi who have the condition, according to Amnesty International, which shared Snowden’s letter on Twitter on Dec. 10.
Let me give you a little background on Dr. Colbert: He studied at the Faculté Libre de Médicine de Lille in France, got his degree from New York Medical College, and completed his dermatology residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York. Dr. Colbert is in Paris performing his new “runway facial” on the models. According to Dr. Colbert, the Runway Facial is unique in using more techniques and cutting-edge technology than you would usually encounter in a face-pampering session.
Makeup artist Norman Freeman started a GoFundMe campaign so he can do makeovers on cancer patients for free at hospitals around the country. Makeup artist Norman Freeman knows the transformative power of makeup firsthand and wanted to share its mood-boosting effects — and do some good — by providing free makeovers to cancer patients.