Monthly Archives: September 2020

Make-up company WULT apologises after naming blush after Anne Frank

 (Woke Up Like This)
(Woke Up Like This)

A make-up company has issued an apology after being criticised for selling a product named after Anne Frank.

Woke Up Like This (WULT), a beauty brand based in Hong Kong, recently released a range of liquid blushes called the “Face Dab” collection.

According to an article published in Time Out Hong Kong – which has since been taken down – the aim of the collection was to “promote Sexual Health Awareness Month by naming the products after inspiring, famous women in hopes to inspire WULT customers to live their dreams and break through gender barriers”, Jewish newspaper The Algemeiner reported.

The range features blushes named after well-known female figures, with the “Viva La Frida” blush being named after artist Frida Kahlo, “In Woolf’s Words” being named after writer Virginia Woolf, “Lift Like Melinda” being named after philanthropist Melinda Gates, and “The Ray of Rosalind” taking

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The Biggest Secret No One Tells You About Dating Over 40

Dating over 40 can be daunting, but it can be plenty liberating, too. That’s because even if life’s challenges can sometimes muddy your clarity, you already have all the tools you need for a successful and satisfying dating life. In fact, the best-kept secret about dating over 40 is that everyone doing it has a dating superpower. It doesn’t require a fancy career, a baller bank account, or cosmetic surgery. It’s free, and you already own it.

So, what is it? “Storytelling is a dating superpower,” says Connell Barrett, a dating coach and the founder of Dating Transformation. “By age 40, you’ve lived a life and have stories to tell, so tell some on your next date.”

A good story, he explains, achieves three things at once: It captivates your date by giving them a window into your past, it makes you more charismatic, and it creates a

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How I Faced My Fears & Created A Latino-Owned Beauty Brand With My Own Money

Growing up, Angel Merino, also known as Mac_Daddyy to his 1.4 million Instagram followers, never expected to see his own beauty products at cosmetic counters. But after facing his fears, defying Latinx cultural norms, and finding his calling, he discovered a brighter future than he imagined for himself and paved the way for more “beauty boys” in the process. The following interview was told to Thatiana Diaz and edited for length and clarity.

I grew up in an all-women household with my mom, aunt, and cousin in Riverside, California. Being Latinas, they were all about beauty with the hair and makeup. I remember going with my mom to the hair salon and being there for eight hours as she did her hair. I would also go shopping with my mom at department stores at a young age. She’d always go to the Lancôme counter and pick up her

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Black trans women Munroe Bergdorf and Jari Jones are celebrated on cover of Teen Vogue’s September issue: ‘Trailblazers’

Munroe Bergdorf, left, and Jari Jones share a split cover for <em>Teen Vogue</em>'s September issue. (Photo: Teen Vogue)
Munroe Bergdorf, left, and Jari Jones share a split cover for Teen Vogue‘s September issue. (Photo: Teen Vogue)

In a year that’s so far seen Black trans women become more visible than ever, that visibility has largely been filtered through the lens of trauma and struggle — vital for awareness-raising, but not necessarily giving a full picture of Black transgender life, with all of its powerful joy. Enter Teen Vogue, which has opted for the latter in its September issue, featuring a split cover with activist-models Jari Jones and Munroe Bergdorf, and accompanying stories focusing on their personal journeys, career paths and eye-popping style.

“During a year of rebellion + revolution, this September we wanted to center the women at the heart of fashion but often left out of the conversation,” the publication tweeted on Wednesday, calling Bergdorf and Jones “two Black trans women who are trailblazers, redefining the

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