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A Day Uncensored With Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint

One-stroke intensity. Unrivaled precision wand. 12 hour matte wear. A universal red for all skin tones. My president, Rihanna, promises all of these things within her latest Fenty Beauty release Stunna Lip Paint, “Uncensored.” https://twitter.com/rihanna/status/929504492650881024 Initial thoughts, pre-application: The shade is a little more vibrant than the deeper reds I typically wear, but that’s absolutely not a dealbreaker. It’s a solid holiday red. The applicator wand looks really good, especially for those who maybe haven’t perfected shaping their cupid’s bow.…

Lady Bird: The Movie To Watch With Mom This Thanksgiving

It’s time to prepare a trek home for the holidays, reunite with some loved ones, and break bread with people who politically disagree with you. Luckily, the best solution to beat that Turkey-fueled familial tension this year, exists within Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird. In select theaters now, Lady Bird is the most realistic female-driven coming of age film to exist since 2007’s Juno. Saorise Ronan (in case your mom asks or tries to pronounce it - “sersha”) plays Christine “Lady…

We Love Danielle Brooks

There are a lot of lovely ladies in the Orange Is The New Black cast worthy of praise, but here at Mack in Style, we reserve a particular love for Danielle Brooks. On-screen talent Brooks, known for comical yet poignant af Litchfield inmate Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson, has talents that stretch far beyond the TV screen. https://youtu.be/U5tiuMrTCdM (Funny enough--Brooks is actually vegan.) #imnoangel When not sporting a tan prison jumpsuit and advocating that black lives matter at Litchfield, Brooks is busy…

Escape With A Laugh

It’s perfectly reasonable to want to escape with a laugh from these harrowing and bleak times. Escapism is *so hot* right now. Just like maintaining a healthy news diet (see: Free Ways To Stay Woke), maintaining a healthy comedy diet is super easy if you know the right people to pay attention to. Twitter is only salvageable from itself with humor. Being funny is hard, but easier with inspiration. I’m here to help you escape with these funny ass people…

Being a Feminist in Mayim Bialik’s World

Deserving of an unnervingly hollow Big Bang Theory laugh track, is Mayim Bialik’s latest take on feminism in Harvey Weinstein’s world. Earlier this week, the scientist/actress published an op-ed for the New York Times, not about her personal experiences with Harvey Weinstein, but rather how she avoided those types of situations in Hollywood by dressing modestly and not being a perfect 10. As you can imagine, many young women in and out of Hollywood cringed while reading it. https://twitter.com/pattyarquette/status/919258032210698240 I’ll…

Doc To Watch: Gaga Five Foot Two

At just 31 years old, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta is a queen of reinventing herself. Known for glamorous outfits, power pop anthems, and staunch activism, Lady Gaga has already shown the world several versions of herself. From “Just Dance” to her jazz album with Tony Bennett, and now, the "Joanne" era; Gaga has proven herself to be a modern-day trobairitz. In her latest release, a Netflix documentary by the name of Gaga: Five Foot Two, the audience glimpses at the…

Fenty Beauty Is The Perfect Amount of Extra

Unless you’re living under a rock, you probably heard that powerhouse Rihanna launched her diverse and sparkly AF Fenty Beauty line this month at Sephora. Fenty Beauty is the makeup catered toward every skin tone, with over 40 shades of foundation. Since it’s launch, other brands have been scrambling to play politically correct catchup. Marc Jacobs, KKW Beauty, and Hourglass Cosmetics all flooded their Instagram feeds with glossy images  to showcase that they also sell darker shades just a week…

Bachelor Nation’s Saving Grace: Alexis Waters

The Bachelor franchise is known for tear-stained romances, and the drama that occurs when over a dozen people are trying to bone the same person at once. The Bachelor premiered in 2002, and though the audience has grown tremendously since the beginning, some recent seasons have felt pretty dry. Did ANYONE care if Nick Viall found love?? As a viewer, it’s easy to care more about the show's many personalities than the actual relationships themselves. This is why the hot-mess spinoff…

Lipstick 101 💄✨

Lipstick is war paint, identity, and an easy way to look good with minimal effort. I’ve worn red lipstick almost every day for the past 7 years of my life. I’ve tried all the brands, tips, and tricks under the sun to know exactly what I’m doing. [embed]https://twitter.com/maddiemortell/status/895042420295036929[/embed] My favorite products and why: Full disclosure, I am in love with almost any product that is made by Kat Von D Beauty. I’m not being paid to say this (but I…

Kesha without the $

This week I spent mesmerized behind a computer screen, watching both of Kesha’s new music videos on repeat with a lump in my throat. Praying and Woman are just two of the 14 tracks that make up Rainbow, her first album in 4 years, which is expected to drop August 11th. Kesha, once known as Ke$ha, the “$” as a subtle nudge to how broke she was at the time (actually) has come a long way since she was brushing…