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AUGUST 13, 2021

Sure, when you get to be a huge name in the Hollywood beauty game, working with the likes of Beyonce and Emma Stone, you could slap your name onto any product and watch it sell. But these aren’t any artists with any products. These pros developed lines to fill a void in the market... Read More

AUGUST 13, 2021

On the Stella beauty desk, we pride ourselves on sharing only the best of what the beauty industry has to offer, and trust us, there is plenty. For the past few months we've been road-testing the year's best launches for the Stella Smart Beauty Awards 2021... Read More

AUGUST 3, 2021

I never wore foundation around the house before COVID-19. The idea of a full face of makeup outside of work or a party seemed about as natural as wearing stilettos to bake zucchini muffins with my 4-year-old daughter or changing into a cocktail dress to watch Bravo on the couch... Read More

JUNE 9, 2021

Welcome to Big Break, where some of the most influential figures in the beauty industry reflect on the beauty moments that made them — from the good to the bad, and everything in between. Here, celebrity makeup artist Monika Blunder shares her journey from small town in Austria to Hollywood and eventually, starting her own makeup line... Read More

JULY 7, 2021

Between the shiny, millennial-centric brands delivering fresh drops through your letter box, the more established, cult buys and the indie outfits selling a fine line in 'natural and organic' products, the beauty landscape has never felt more cluttered... Read More

JUNE 16, 2021

So you’ve done your research and decided that you want to transform your beauty kit for the better. You’re all good on the vegan front, with a handful of the best vegan brands to shop right now to get you started. But you also want to make sure you’re buying from cruelty-free brands... Read More

JULY 7, 2021

Somewhere in the last decade, cream makeup products began to overthrow powders as the preferred texture for our faces. That trend is still growing strong – in fact, stronger – as formulations become more sophisticated and brands add more cream options to their roster... Read More

JUNE 13, 2021

From celebrity makeup artist to owner of her own clean makeup line, Monika Blunder has stormed the industry. Monika moved to America at the age of 23 to pursue a career in the makeup industry. Today she has established herself as an in-demand artist, working with celebrities such as Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, and Megan Fox... Read More

JUNE 9, 2021

Finding the right foundation match can be challenging as an Afro-Latina with naturally tan skin and yellow undertones like myself. This is particularly true for those with medium to dark complexions. People who mirror shades like celebrities such as Yalitza Aparicio and Yaya Decosta would agree as well... Read More