Poundland Goes Big on the Discount Makeup Scene

An administrative error in the operation of this site's scheduling and allocation tools has left me with the job of writing about Poundland's new makeup range, which the bargain chain's people would like me to compare with rival big name brands like No7 and Topshop Beauty. I am happy to do that, as they do indeed appear to come in the same size and shape of pots and bottles. Read More >>

The True Identity of Suspiria’s Mysterious Lutz Ebersdorf Has Been Revealed

When Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Suspiria opens in cinemas, people will be talking a lot about the film’s many mysterious elements. One of them has already been put to bed, though, thanks to an article by the New York Times. Read More >>

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Watch as This Cosplayer Is Transformed Into the Terrifying Bat-Joker

You never forget a face like this. Cinema Makeup School returned to San Diego Comic-Con last weekend to show some of its latest creations, and we’ve got an in-depth glimpse at one of the scariest looks you’ll ever find: Batman Joker. Read More >>

Lipstick Looks Super-Cool Under A Microscope

Whether or not you wear makeup, there's no disputing the amount of science that goes into making products that appear the right shade on multiple skin tones, reflect different hues, flatteringly scatter the light and, most importantly, stay the hell on without ten million top-ups. Read More >>

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The Art of Special Effects Makeup Is So Impressive

Here’s an interesting portrait of Howard Berger, a special makeup effects artist who’s worked on films like The Chronicles of Narnia and Inglorious Basterds, and the work he does to transform actors into, well, monsters. Read More >>

How to Hack an Inkjet to Print Custom-Coloured Makeup

After graduating from Harvard, Grace Choi decided that she wanted to target the makeup industry with a low-cost device that would actually let consumers simply print their own. And while she's working on perfecting (and raising the needed funding) to put her Mink printer into production, she's created a tutorial on how to hack a run-of-the-mill inkjet to actually print makeup. Read More >>

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Watch How “Electronic Makeup” Completely Transforms This Model’s Face

Nobumichi Asai has used projection mapping to put CGI onto cars, docks, building and more. His latest canvas? A real, live human face. Read More >>

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An Augmented Reality Mirror Lets You Test Makeup Without Putting it On

Thanks to this slick augmented reality mirror, if you happen to find yourself in Sephora's makeup store while visiting Milan, Italy, you'll have the rare opportunity to try on almost every shade of eyeshadow the company sells, without ever putting any of it on your face. Read More >>

Woman Completely Transforms Her Face with Makeup

Meet makeup artist Elsa Rhae. Also known as a White Walker. Or Captain Planet. Or the Grinch. Or anybody, really. Rhae can transform her face into pretty much anything in the world because she's simply incredible at what she does. She uses make up and face paint to bring characters to life in the real world. Read More >>

Why Is Mark Zuckerberg Wearing So Much White Eye Shadow?

Mark Zuckerberg stars in an unusual Facebook Roadshow video meant to help potential investors understand the company before the IPO. But, while the video answers lots of questions, it also raises a significant one for us. Read More >>