Good morning, glory. Happy Caturday. ? We’re getting ready to head to the ?️ beach (because you gotta get there early to grab a spot in the main parking lot, or you end up having to park a mile away and hike up mini Kilimanjaro).
The ? ocean is calling!
But first, some light reading. ?
- If you don’t know, now you know. The ’80s-style makeup on Netflix’s GLOW is authentic and epic — so epic that the artists have been nominated for an Emmy! To keep the makeup as authentically ’80s as possible, they eschewed modern-day tools like the Beauty Blender. According to GLOW makeup designer Lana Horochowski, “The ’80s were all about severe, harsh lines… I applied the girls’ makeup as if they were applying it themselves really quick for a show,” she explains. “If something was a little wonky, I’d just leave it.”
- Linda Cantello (widely regarded as the inventor of the smoky eye) is not feeling Instagram makeup.
- Period parties are an old tradition being revived in many families, and ya know what? I think it’s kinda cool, because why not celebrate this major milestone in a woman’s life as a joyful step into womanhood? I’d rather have it be something positive than something shameful or negative.
- Charlotte Tilbury’s coming to Sephora…which means that I’ll have one more reason to lose my damn mind at the VIB sale!
This was non-beauty related but still interesting and somewhat frightening (to me, at least): There’s a new field of research called “persuasive design” that examines how computers can change the way we act and think. The ideas are built into thousands of games and apps, and companies like Twitter and Facebook rely on persuasive design techniques to encourage people to do things…like spend more time staring at their phones.
From the article:
“While defenders of persuasive tech will say it can have positive effects, like training people to take medicine on time or develop weight loss habits, some health professionals believe children’s behaviors are being exploited in the name of the tech world’s profit. On Wednesday, a letter signed by 50 psychologists was sent to the American Psychological Association accusing psychologists working at tech companies of using ‘hidden manipulation techniques’ and asks the APA to take an ethical stand on behalf of kids.”
- I blessed the rains down in Africa! How a teenage fan’s fervent Twitter campaign gave us the magic that is Weezer’s cover of this iconic ’80s Toto song.
What are you up to this weekend?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,