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Best Makeup Bloggers (& Vloggers) To Shake Up Your Feed

Consuming copious amounts of content by beauty bloggers (and their vlogs) is a national past time — it is, at least, for us here at Makeup Madeover. But beyond the high follower counts and flawless faces, we’ve noticed that makeup influencers are starting to share much more than just the best contour palette. They’re using their platform to promote real issues and we are here for it. From normalizing diversity to critiquing our love-hate-love relationship with all things beauty, we wanted to highlight some of our fave bloggers and vloggers.

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6 Unmissable Life Hacks From Beauty Entrepreneur, Nyakio Grieco

And, with every beauty entrepreneur, there is a lot of grit beneath the luster. She opens up to us at Makeup Madeover about her unique path to success, from re-defining the beauty industry to changing how we experience African prestige skincare. Born in Buffalo, New York to Kenyan immigrants, Nyakio was raised in Norman, Oklahoma, where her father was the Professor of African Studies at a local university (her mother later became a dean at Harper College). She was a child of academics — which meant curiosity and discovery were in her DNA.

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The Beauty Of Vulnerability: An Open Letter To Change The Mental Health Conversation

In light of the heartbreaking news about storytellers and creatives who have inspired us in accidental and profound ways, I am compelled to say I can empathize personally with those who experience grey and dark thoughts; depression and addiction run in my family. Makeup Madover is committed to delving deeper into the topics society often deems seductive, strange, unsexy and, well, goop-y. I believe that within those previously untouchable subjects lies a rich and wonderful treasure trove of stories, waiting to be told. It’s clear to me that when we understand, we have a greater capacity to appreciate and empathize.

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Vaginal Skin Care Products: Do They Really Help Or Is It Just Hype?

Remember that epic moment when Emma Watson casually told Into The Gloss she applies something called FUR Oil to keep her pubes looking their strong ‘n’ shiny best?At that moment, I swore I was the only woman in the world who didn’t pay enough attention to my groin’s beauty. Was I the only one who didn’t know that pube oil existed? Am I the only who’s basically been ignoring the area for almost 25 years?!Semi-ashamed and burning with curiosity, I looked into it a bit more to decide if I, too, should start investing in specialty private-part potions. I discovered a few things all women should know. Turns out the origin of vulva-based beauty actually goes back further than you’d expect.

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Everything You Need To Know About Next Week’s Hottest Beauty Conference In NYC

That’s when the Consumer Discovery Show (CDS), one of the hottest beauty events in NYC this year, will be taking place. Organized by powerhouse brand FounderMade, there’s simply no other event like it. Combining networking, discovery, and information on all things beauty, the CDS is not to be missed . If you’re unsure about what you need to know or what’s hot in the upcoming year — this conference basically does the work for you.

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5 Indie Lipsticks That Give Back To Good Causes

There are many up-and-coming indie brands that pair vibrant lip colors with a socially conscious mission. What better way to broaden your beauty horizons than by supporting things that matter at the same time?Here are 5 interesting options if you’re looking for lipsticks that give back. Founded by two lady badasses from Google, they’ve dedicated this new line of lipstick to women’s empowerment — 10 percent of their profits go to a nonprofit that gives out small-business grants for women-led ventures. Score!The lipstick itself has been described as having a semi-matte finish and comes in six shades.

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5 Inspirational Stories That Show How Beauty Can Be More Than Skin Deep

But for some, self-care is about a lot more than a temporary rush or an individual benefit. Beauty rituals can be acts of caring for someone else and creating a community — something certainly needed right now. Take a look at these inspirational beauty stories and see how a bit of beauty can make a real impact. A student hair salon in Tennessee recently offered free haircuts in exchange for donations for the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network.

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One Of Beauty’s Top CEOs Shares Her Journey To Self-Confidence

“I felt like a duck in a swan pond,” says Meghan Asha, reminiscing about her angsty youth—when she was the only Indian and biracial student in an all-Caucasian school in San Jose, CA. Although she dabbled in some professional modeling with brands like Marie Claire, Macy’s and Tommy Hilfiger, she never felt particularly attractive, but invariably felt different. “I remember I would look in the mirror and I would say ‘fat Indian girl. ’ I would say nasty things, and now I’m like, oh my god, how could I have ever said that to myself? There were so many things that were telling me in the world that I was attractive, but I didn’t believe it myself.

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