The Orion

The new hype: Eyebrow threading

Getty Images by Andreas Kuehn.

Janette Estrada

February 13, 2019

Name the single most important vanity feature with the potential to change your facial structure. You guessed it: eyebrows.Through thick and thin, the beauty of brows continues to be a popular trend. With the influence of social media, beauty tips overflow feeds with new styles to try, but there is ...

#BratzChallenge: A false image of beauty

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Janette Estrada

February 10, 2019

Let’s go back to the good ol’ days when toys were the key to our heart. Two words: Bratz Dolls. Ring a bell? As a child, being gifted a Bratz Doll made you the coolest kid on the block. Following their first release in 2001, Bratz became known as the most influential fashion doll for young gi...

On-campus Clinique lacks student interest

One of the many makeup counters at the Clinique counter includes a Smashbox line. Photo credit: Cassandra Porter

Cassandra Porter

March 21, 2016

Clinique counter: Barren wasteland or hidden gem? For Kristy Snow, junior business marketing major, it's a barren wasteland. “I don’t even know anyone who uses Clinique,” Snow said. “Every time I go in there it’s like a ghost town.” The Clinique counter is located inside the A...

Overvaluing beauty diminishes people’s best traits

Illustration by Darian Maroney

Allison Galbreath

March 8, 2015

“You know, if you wore makeup, you’d be really pretty!” Believe it or not, I've actually heard this comment, or some variation of it, more times than I care to count. I’m sure that, for the most part, the people who have said this to me didn't intend to insult me. But they did.It’s no...

Makeup lover and feminist

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Megan Mann

February 4, 2015

Does wearing makeup contradict feminism? Buzzfeed tackled this question in one of their latest videos by showing two sisters arguing while the other does her makeup. Essentially, the anti-makeup sister argues that one can't love makeup and be a feminist because wearing it conforms to the patriar...

Hating on animal testing is hypocritical

Megan Mann

November 6, 2014

Before I continue with this blog, let me be clear that I think animal testing is a horrible and outdated practice that needs to be exterminated.That being said, I will also admit to buying from cosmetic companies that have been accused of testing on animals, like Revlon, L'oreal Paris, and Benefit C...

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