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Curator's Corner, 5/24/2015

CC logoLinks from the past 2 weeks.  Sigh.  I wish I could blog more consistently!

- This eye makeup would come in handy if you're stuck in a boring meeting - you can close your eyes but still look totally awake.

- In a previous Curator's Corner I mentioned Japan is inching closer to using 3D printed human tissue for cosmetics testing.  Looks like L'Oreal is following suit.

- Happy 100th, Maybelline! To celebrate the occasion the company is releasing some limited-edition products, which I am very interested in getting my hands on.

- I'm truly amazed at the makeup skills of this blind (!) beauty vlogger.

- It's only the beginning of summer but I'm already salivating at Paul & Joe's fall collection, pictures of which you can see over at Rouge Deluxe.

- Sephora employees dish on the most returned products.  I was surprised by most of them.

- Rainbow streaks are old news. Meet the "half and half", the newest way to wear crazy hair color.

- Here's a short but thought-provoking piece on the use of cosmetics as either a "shield" or a "weapon".

- InStyle provides a brief history of one of beauty's most relied upon devices.

- The Hairpin has an excellent compilation of links for further reading and actions you can take regarding nail salon conditions.

- More on the ever-growing men's grooming and cosmetics market

- XO Vain rounds up the best beauty-related sketches (other than the instant classic "Girl You Don't Need Makeup) from Inside Amy Schumer.


The random:

- This Jezebel staffer cried at a Sleater-Kinney show. I'm glad I'm not alone!

- Speaking of my heroes, Bust has an exclusive interview with Kathleen Hanna and the Julie Ruin.

- This book is up next on my reading list.

- Feast your eyes on some beautiful baked creations, courtesy of Brooklyn's Burrow Bakery.

- Lots of upcoming exhibitions and books on the art and history of tattoos.

- Swimming with a mermaid tail is tougher than you'd think - those things are heavy!

What have you been up to?

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