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Mom claims she’s going blind after using 20-year-old makeup

An Australian mom is warning others about the dangers of old cosmetics as she suffers the dire consequences of using 20-year-old eye makeup. Shirley Potter, who was declared legally blind and is now in danger of losing her vision completely, said her excruciating pain could have been avoided if she simply checked the expiration date….
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RHOBH Star Erika Girardi Says She Spends $40,000 a Month on Hair, Makeup and Clothes

Erika Jayne has sang for years that it’s “XXpen$ ive to be me,” and she wasn’t kidding!

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Girardi travels with her own glam squad, has three walk-in closets in her Beverly Hills mansion and moonlights as her pop star alter ego, Erika Jayne. And it turns out living a life as fabulously fashionable as Erika’s will only set you back a mere $ 40,000 — a month.

During a stop on The Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday, the reality show star confirmed the rumor that it takes $ 40,000 — a month! — to be like her. “That is true. You know, it can get there for sure.”

So how does one rack up a bill as expensive as college tuition in just 30 days? “If you want to look good it’s hair, it’s makeup, it’s wardrobe, and then those people that help facilitate that. They’re not cheap,” Girardi said.

As we found out in the PEOPLE exclusive closet tour, her wardrobe is made up of almost entirely high-fashion brands (her shoe section alone has more pairs of Christian Louboutin pumps than a department store).

But for as over-the-top as she lives now, she was just a “middle class kid from Atlanta” growing up, she told Williams.

While promoting her new book, Pretty Mess, she opened up to PEOPLE about her past before finding fame on The Real Housewives. “I’ve worked very hard for everything I’ve ever had,” she told PEOPLE exclusively. “But it’s my journey. And I don’t regret anything.”

She worked as a Go-Go dancer while living in N.Y.C. at 18 years old, then moved to California to pursue her dream of being a performer when she met her husband, lawyer Tom Girardi.

“I was living Tom’s life,” Girardi said after they got married. “There are only so many material things you can have before it becomes boring. There are only so many dinners, so many things you can buy. I was complacent. I was in a wealthy coma and I wasn’t looking inward.”

What she decided to do was start up her performing career again — at age 35 — as Erika Jayne. “I had to be brave enough to say, ‘I’m not fulfilled.’ People told me I was insane. Erika Jayne was born out of rebellion. I like to break the rules.”

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How Much Makeup Do You Wear For Work? (Open Thread)

how much makeup do you wear for workWe’ve talked a lot about MLBB lip glosses and tinted lip balms lately, as well as how much time you spend on your hair for work — but something we haven’t discussed in a long while is makeup for work: how much makeup do YOU wear to work on a regular basis? What do you consider your essentials — and what do you consider your “big day” makeup? As you’ve gotten more senior (both in your company and with age) how has your amount of makeup changed? (Would you ever wear a super bright lipstick to work, like in the stock photo? What else would you consider “know your office” for makeup at work?)

We’ve talked before about the studies that show that people equate makeup with competence (read the NYT article about the study here) and how the best interview makeup really just makes you look awake and alive, not necessarily like a glamazon. I’ve also written before about how my own beauty minimum changed after having kids. Right now I have two extremes: the regular day makeup looks like blush, lippie of some kind, concealer for my eye area, and eyeliner — lately I’m alternating between waterproof liners in a dark brown, a dark gray, and a navy. (I love the look of mascara on me but it really seems to irrirate my eyes lately — so particularly if I plan to be in glasses all day, I skip it.) On the other hand, for big days where there may be a lot of eyes on me (or if I’m wearing my contacts) I ramp up to a light mineral foundation, blush + highlighter + contour, multiple shades of eyeshadow (usually in a peachy/brown or gray/plum family for my brown eyes), eyeliner, mascara or false eyelashes, and a proper lipstick.

How about you guys — how much makeup do you wear for work? What are the essentials for you — and why do you wear it (to enhance, conceal, look alive, feel put together, etc)?how much makeup do you wear for work - image of a woman applying lipstick

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We had a fun question for our professional readers: how much makeup do you wear for work on a regular basis -- and how has it changed as you've gotten older and more senior in your career? Great discussion if you're wondering how much (or how little) makeup you can get away with at work.

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Who is Marilyn Manson, what does he look like without makeup and is his name really Brian?

MARILYN Manson is one of the world’s most controversial musicians, who’s best known for his outrageous stage personality and image as the lead singer of the band Marilyn Manson.

But, what else do we know about the rocker, and what’s his real name? Let’s get the lowdown…

Marilyn Manson is a shock rocker, whose songs became hits in the '90s
Marilyn Manson is a shock rocker, whose songs became hits in the ’90s
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Who is Marilyn Manson?

Marilyn Manson’s real name is a little less glamorous than his stage name – he’s called Brian Hugh Warner.

He was born in Canton, Ohio, on 5 January, 1969 – that makes him 49.

He’s a singer, songwriter, musician, composer, actor, painter, author, and former music journalist.

Manson – whose stage name was formed by combining and juxtaposing the names of actress Marilyn Monroe and criminal Charles Manson – is best known for his ’90s records Antichrist Superstar and Mechanical Animals.

He has previously revealed he has trademarked his famous name.

He said: “I trademarked the name ‘Marilyn Manson’ the same way as Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse. It’s not a stage name. It’s not my legal name … Marilyn Manson is owned by Brian Warner, my real name.”

Aside from music, Manson has also acted. He made his movie in 1997, appearing in David Lynch’s Lost Highway.

He’s also appeared in Rose McGowan‘s 1999 film Jawbreaker; The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things; Rise; The Hire: Beat The Devil.

He also claimed that he began his career as a watercolour painter in 1999 when he made five-minute concept pieces and sold them to drug dealers.

Marilyn Manson without makeup
Marilyn Manson without makeup
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What does Marilyn Manson look like without makeup?

Marilyn is rarely seen in public without makeup on. However, he did sport a makeup-free face when he had to go to court in 2001 (pictured above).

He has previously described his love affair with makeup, saying it all stems from childhood.

He revealed to Fader: “My mom used to put her wigs and lipstick on me when I was little. I have one weird picture of me as a toddler with an unlit cigarette in my mouth, wearing her blonde wig and a diaper, sitting on the couch. Wonder how I ended up here.

“I suppose my fascination with makeup comes from me having a great imagination and not being able to contain it just to a piece of paper or a piece of music. When I was a kid, I used to do the KISS makeup with watercolour paints.

“I was into KISS mostly because I was told not to listen to it in Christian school. But Alice Cooper and Bowie were more important to me. KISS wore too much of a mask; it was too much kabuki.

“I wanted to be seen, I just didn’t want to be seen the same way that I was. Ziggy Stardust first led me to shave off my eyebrows. People look at you trying to figure out what’s missing or wrong, and you can do a lot more with makeup when your eyebrows are out of the way.

“In the beginning, I was never intending to be androgynous in the sense that people thought. I wasn’t trying to look like a girl; I was hiding something. I had a really bad complexion as a teenager, but I wasn’t insecure: I tried to look worse. I liked to put lipstick on my teeth because it was always something that people didn’t like to have.”

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Makeup Artist Camara Aunique Shares What’s In Her Makeup Bag

Camara Aunique is a celebrity makeup artist with a personality to match the larger than life stars whom she works with daily. From giving June Ambrose her signature pink lip to accenting Chloe x Halle‘s effortless glow, #TeamBeautiful wanted to know the products Aunique uses on herself!

The fun-loving makeup artist took a break from behind the scenes to get in front of the camera at HB studios and candidly shares with us what she keeps in her makeup bag. Watch the video above to find out what’s in Camara’s bag and her one of her favorite Black-owned makeup brands.


J’Adore Eau de Parfume ($ 100.00 at

Kryolan Matte Lipstick in ‘Ceres’ ($ 19.80 at

beautyBlender PRO ($ 20.00 at

AJ Crimson ‘No Filter’ Lipstick ($ 18.50 at


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Chinese New Year Gala Skit Featured Actress In Racist Blackface Makeup

Al Jolson Wearing Blackface Makeup

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During what is reportedly the world’s most-watched television show, China’s Spring Festival Gala, a Chinese actress donned blackface makeup in a skit where she played an African woman. The skit aired on the nation’s state broadcast channel CCTV, which supposedly drafted to highlight the union between Kenya and China after the latter country built a high-speed railway in the African nation.

VOA writes:

A comedy sketch that featured a Chinese woman in blackface has drawn accusations of racism after being broadcast on Chinese state television’s Lunar New Year variety show, although some people in Beijing were left wondering why it would be considered offensive.

The skit was shown Thursday night on state broadcaster CCTV and depicted the opening of a Chinese-built high-speed railway in Kenya. It featured actors in monkey and giraffe costumes, while the actress in blackface donned an exaggerated false bottom and a basket of fruit on her head.

The segment was meant to celebrate Sino-African relations, but many viewers blasted it online for cultural insensitivity.

The performance was part of CCTV’s annual Lunar New Year gala, which draws an audience of up to 800 million and is said to be one of the most watched programs in the world.

In the skit, Black women who were dressed as attendants on the newly built train system were featured, with others dressed in animal garb. The actress, Lou Naiming, in the role of a Kenyan mother praises China for bringing the rail system to the African country.

VOA adds that most who viewed the skit didn’t see it as a racist dig and instead feel that the critique of the blackface usage is overblown.

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Alibaba’s high-tech mirrors will let you try on virtual makeup

The line at the local mall ladies’ room is about to get longer if Alibaba has its way. The Chinese ecommerce giant has unveiled a plan to integrate shopping into the most mundane of experiences by installing high-tech mirrors in the womens’ bathrooms at the mall, the Post reports. These mirrors — currently installed at…
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How To Duplicate Mary J. Blige’s SAG Awards Makeup


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Mary J. Blige stepped out in a showstopping look for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The Mudbound star wore a Jean-Louis Sabaj gown and was styled by Law Roach, who is known for creating Zendaya‘s incredible looks. I’m loving this flawless, natural-looking makeup with a soft smokey eye that the singer sported on the red carpet.

I was surprised to discover that this look was achieved using the popular drugstore brand, Black Opal. Mary J. Blige’s makeup artist, D’Andre Michael shared with #TeamBeautiful how to get this elegant look.


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It’s important to start with a freshly cleansed face. I’m in love with The White Company Super Balm ($ 36.00 at This gentle cleanser will remove all traces of makeup (including mascara). The formula melts off your makeup when you are massaging it in, which is oddly satisfying. Once you have a clean face and have added the moisturizer of your choice, you’ll want to add a primer.

D’Andre used Black Opal’s Invisible Oil Blocking Gel Primer ($ 9.95). If you have oily skin, this primer will help control it. I’m also a big fan of gel primers because you don’t have to worry about the white residue primers sometimes leave on your face, making Black women look a little gray. My personal favorite is Smashbox Photo Finish Primer ($ 16.00 at Macy’s).

Once the face is prepped for makeup, you are ready to begin. D’Andre used a foundation brush and mixed Black/Opal True Flawless Liquid Foundation in Nutmeg and Beautiful Bronze. Remember beauties, our faces are not one shade and to create dimension, you should use a darker foundation on the perimeter of your face.

D’Andre built upon the foundation application, using Black/Opal Total Coverage Concealing Foundation in Truly Topaz ($ 9.95). What I love about this product is that it’s 2 for 1 (and under $ 10.00), you don’t need to use a concealer (yes, even for the under eyes), when you are using this product.

D’Andre explained exclusively to Hello Beautiful that the Total Coverage Concealing Foundation “served as a replacement for bronzer along her cheekbones. I used [the foundation] to contour the cheekbones around the temples.”

He set Mary’s face using Black/Opal Soft Velvet Finishing Powder which helps to absorb excess oil and set the face. I’ve been using Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder and I love it ($ 32.00 at Sephora), my face normally gets oily within four hours and this lasts me throughout the workday with no reapplication.

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#TeamBeautiful loved Mary’s soft, smokey eye. D’Andre explained, “Once I saw her gown, I knew I wanted to transform her into an elegant smoked goddess.” He used the Black/Opal Aurora Eyeshadow Palette to achieve the look. D’Andre used the Brazen Copper shade on the entire lid and then added the Brazen Bronze along the crease and added Bordeaux Beige shade along her brow bone as a highlight.

Another palette to try (and a personal favorite of mine) is Urban Decay Heat Palette ($ 54.00 at Sephora). He finished with look with eyeliner, adding it along the lash line and inner lid and smudging to create the smokey look. He used Black/Opal Color Splurge Automatic Eye Lining Pencil in licorice, explaining that the pencil is perfect because it’s formulated with aloe vera and chamomile extracts to help soothe the delicate eye area in addition to providing definition.

The nude/pale pink lip has been trending on the red carpet and Blige wears this look often. D’Andre used Black/Opal Lip Color Splurge Stick Lip in Purr. This lipstick has emollient butters and vitamins C&E to keep your lips hydrated.




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