Think back to when you were 14. At my junior high, heading to the bathroom sans lip gloss (or you know, roll-on face glitter) was a pointless journey. And if you wanted to be part of the so-called popular crowd, blotting, smearing, and dabbing in front of the mirror was a must.

Today? If I’m caught in the office bathroom with mascara in hand, I blush with embarrassment. It seems that a rigorous makeup routine has fallen out of style. And over-primping has become superficial rather than expected. The concern? “Makeup equals groomed and presentable, no makeup equals unprofessional and unkempt, and too much makeup means you can’t be taken seriously,” writes Refinery29. So where do we find middle ground?

No Makeup Look

Image via The Man Repeller

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May 9, 2014

My obsession with all things Man Repeller has already been established. And her just-published list of the 15 things every woman should have? It completely reaffirmed my love for Leandra (I like to imagine we’re on a first-name basis).


Image via The Business of Fashion

With “at least one Beyoncé CD” (I have three), “a pair of frivolous if not completely decadent bought-on-the-whim shoes” (see, Mom, I told you I needed them), and my favorite – “a pair of balls that belonged to man who didn’t deserve to keep them” (you know who you are) – all making the list, it’s not just about style, but power and confidence. And, most importantly, it’s simply a fun list that doesn’t make women feel inadequate, unlike other lists making the Internet rounds.

Check out the Man Repeller’s full list on Harper’s BAZAAR.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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December 4, 2013