Watch One College Student's Fierce & No-Fuss Beauty Routine

BRANDED - Alcon Air Optix: Power Faces For some, it's a musky, cool scent that makes them feel invincible, or a thick, sharp cat-eye that sets off their superpowers. For full-time student and beauty blogger Lynn Kate, however? It's her full head of curls that inspires all kinds of confidence. And while she likes to keep it natural when it comes to her hair, she's not afraid to experiment with the rest of her look. As a part of our ongoing Power Faces series, Kate shares exactly how she ac...
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The Best Home Buys From Amazon's Black Friday Sale To Shop Now

Black Friday is a shopping day dedicated to holiday sales that annually take place the day after Thanksgiving. But lately, the once day-long celebration has grown into a week-long event — an event that retailers are christening, "Black Friday Week." Mega site Amazon is at the forefront of alleviating our shopping-associated stress by turning the former fierce and frenzied store holiday into a more palatable and gradual, at-home affair with a boatload of early deal drops.In addition to sales on ...
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Texas Pastor Leads Community In Prayer As “Devil-Worshipping” Band Ghost Comes To Town

Swedish heavy metal outfit Ghost are headed to Midland, Texas, and the community isn't too pleased. On Friday, Midlanders joined together to pray and "plead the blood of Christ" in light of the Satanic band's arrival. They're performing tonight at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center. Friday's protest was led by local pastor Larry Long.
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6ix9ine Possibly Facing Life in Prison on Racketeering Charges

The bad news keeps rolling in surrounding Tekashi 6ix9ine, as the rapper may lose his freedom permanently. News broke early Monday (Nov. 19) that the Brooklyn star was arrested by federal agents on Sunday night (Nov. 18) on racketeering and weapons charges. Hours after the initial reported news, the indictment has now been revealed, as 6ix9ine is potentially facing life in prison. Continue after the jump…. In the indictment, first obtained by The Blast, Tekashi and members of his crew are...
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1 Dead, 3 Injured in Downtown Denver Shooting; Suspect Still At Large

One person is dead and three others were injured after a shooting in downtown Denver Monday (Nov. 19). The three people who were injured sustained non-life threatening injuries, Denver police said.According to officials, police are still looking for the suspected shooter.Via USA Today:Denver Police spokesman Doug Schepman told reporters that no arrests have been made and police don’t know if there was more than one shooter. Authorities did not immediately release any information on potential sus...
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How A Flop Became A Hit

The music business is known as the business of exception and this is definitely an exception. Pop singer Mariah Carey who fell out of the public eye recently appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote her new album Caution. Ironically, her album  Glitter, a commercial flop, that was released nearly 20 years ago became a topic of discussion. In fact, she said that her life was nearly ruined when she recorded the album Glitter. In reaction to the interview, her fans created the...
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DonMonique Returns With ‘Black Kate Moss’ EP

The New York talent's official follow-up to Thirst Trap has arrived.
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The Echo Auto brings the power of Alexa into your car!

The Echo Auto was announced just a few months ago at Amazon’s hardware event, along with a whole line-up of other devices (like the Alexa Microwave, the Echo Sub, and loads more) and is all set to make its way into automobiles across the world. What does it do? Gives you the power of Alexa in your car. Over the past few years, Alexa has become pretty indispensable. Most homes today have an Echo or an Echo Dot device in their homes that they talk to, summoning music from their favorite streaming ...
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Marina Benjamin's Playlist for Her Memoir "Insomnia"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Marina Benjamin's Insomniais more than a memoir, the book haunts with its journeys into what unsettles us in the night. The Los Angeles Times wrote of the book: "A svelte work of ...
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DJ Devastate – “Crime After Crime” Ft. Illa Ghee

Late producer/turntablist DJ Devastate’s new single, “Crime After Crime,” is more than a grimy collaboration with Brooklyn rap stalwart Illa Ghee. It’s a testament to the life and talents of the Swedish artist who long wanted to work with the talented wordsmith.  Be on the lookout for the forthcoming “In Recollection: A Dual Label Anthology” project that pays tribute to DJ Devastate.
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Lena Dunham & Ben Lee Psychoanalyzed Noel & Liam Gallagher Last Night With A Little Help From Brad Pitt

When Lena Dunham and Ben Lee announced their “psychological exploration” of Oasis’ Liam and Noel Gallagher back in September, I wondered, "Who cares?" and "Why?" The event, dubbed "Champagne Superanalysis," was last night at Largo in LA, and apparently a lot of people care, including Spike Jonze, Brad Pitt, Julianna Barwick, Jordan Black, … More »
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Snoop Dogg Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hip-Hop icon Snoop Dogg received his just due on Monday afternoon (Nov. 19), as the Long Beach native was the 2651st honoree to be enshrined on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony took place in front of the El Capitan Entertainment Center on Hollywood Boulevard, where Jimmy Kimmel Live! is taped weekly. Continue after the jump…. The 16-time Grammy-nominated rapper was presented with his plaque by Jimmy Kimmel himself. The legendary Quincy Jones and Dr. Dre also stepped to the podium ...
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13 Ulta Beauty Launches That Were Totally Worth The Hype In 2018

The future of beauty is here — and you’re invited. Check out the rest of our 2018 Refinery29 Beauty Innovator Awards winners for a full look at the products, brands, and people that are breaking the rules and redefining beauty standards, one lipstick at a time.We're six weeks away from ending 2018, and there are still a few ambitious goals we’re considering rolling over into next year (along with the rest of our flexible spending): Marie Kondo’ing our lives, cutting out sugar, and having 10 gra...
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Start Studying Up On This Year's Best Black Friday Fashion Sales

The wait is finally over - America's favorite unofficial holiday has finally landed. The Friday after Thanksgiving never fails to see thousands of people in their Turkey induced comas lining outside of store fronts at 5 a.m., fingers furiously typing in credit card numbers, and bank accounts slowly depleting as retailers announce their mega mark-ups for the national sale day. Seasoned sale shoppers can expect this year to be no different.If there's one thing we've learned over the years, it's t...
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Smashing Pumpkins Threaten To Record Christmas Album

It’s the holiday season—a terrible time for something bad to happen to you or your loved ones, wouldn’t you agree? Let’s say you slip and fall somewhere on a late-December run for presents that you really should have handled earlier, or a razor-sharp icicle drops from the awning of your house just as you’re fetching … More »
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We Tried Maybelline's New Lipstick To See If It's Really "Made For All"

Welcome to Unfiltered, where we give our honest, no-B.S. reviews of the most buzzed-about beauty products, brands, and services on the market right now.The words "universally flattering " are all over the beauty industry lately. From highlighters to lipsticks, everyone wants to get their hands on something that will make shopping for makeup a little easier, especially in the drugstore where it's impossible to open packaging for a closer look. In a perfect world, you'd never have to throw out an...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Maybelline, Rachel Krause, Anissa Richmond, Rachel Lubitz, Jessica Cruel Deputy Beauty Director, Marielle Williams Snapchat Intern

Roland’s Go:Mixer Pro is a YouTube musician’s best friend

If you’re an aspiring musician or audio gear-head, you’re going to need a mixer at some point. Usually, this comes long before you’re ready to start building a recording or production studio, and somewhere after you’ve squeezed every bit of fidelity out of your iPad’s built-in microphone. The bottom line is, if you want to record bare minimum-quality audio, especially live instruments and vocals, a mixer isn’t optional. And if you’re not ready to build out a studio, you’ll want one that works wi...
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Nonfiction: Robert Schumann: A Hopeless, Brilliant Romantic

The pianist Jeremy Denk reviews the biography “Schumann: The Faces and the Masks,” by Judith Chernaik.
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Shots Fired at Chicago Hospital, Multiple People Wounded Including Officer & Shooter

Multiple people were wounded, including a police officer, after a gunman opened fire at a Chicago hospital Monday afternoon (Nov. 19). The suspected gunman was also reportedly injured in the shooting.According to news reports, gunfire broke out at Mercy Hospital, located in the South Side of the city, around 3:20 p.m. Monday.The Chicago police officer who was shot is in critical condition. The police department released a statement via Twitter saying there were “reports of multiple victims” foll...
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Nonfiction: John Adams on Debussy, the First Modernist

In “Debussy: A Painter in Sound,” the Stravinsky biographer Stephen Walsh focuses on the music.
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"Has Anyone Ever Cried Here?" Inside A 7-Hour Drag Queen Makeup Class

Four hours into an Intro to Drag Makeup class held in the basement of the Kryolan makeup store in Greenwich Village, 22-year-old Connor Martin reached his breaking point.He had been instructed to use a product called Pros-Aide, a sticky substance professional drag queens use to glue down their eyebrow hair so they can paint a more exaggerated brow on top, but it kept clumping. "I have oatmeal where my eyebrows were," Martin said, miserably. The class's teacher, professional makeup artist Derek ...
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Why Barbra Streisand's Film Career Is So Important For Women

Barbara Streisand Interview We love Barbra Streisand. What's not to love, really? Just like our voice assistant, she can seemingly do it all. She's a prodigious singer (ICYMI, her latest album Walls is out now), multi-award-winning actress, composer, author, political activist, and filmmaker. That's right: In case you forgot, she's racked up quite an impressive list of credits as a director and producer in Hollywood — but her success hasn't come without a fight.In the latest episode of El...
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Baylen – “What You Keep” Ft. Project Pat

Baylen out of Boston links with the legendary Project Pat from Three 6 Mafia and producer Quiz for the new single,  “What You Keep”.
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Best Black Friday Underwear Deals You Can Start Shopping Now

I see London, I see France, I see a damn good deal on underpants. Black Friday is quickly approaching and it never fails to live up to the hype. With tons of amazing deals and discounts, most of which you can now shop directly from your phone, it's the most wonderful time of the year to stock up. But where others may be making more frivolous purchases, think about how good you’ll feel if you walk away with the most underrated Cyber Week purchase of all — new underwear.From briefs to bikinis, th...
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A How-To Guide For Palm Reading

Illustrated by Abbie Winters. Palm reading is often dismissed as a parlor trick or a fortune-teller's cash cow. But palmistry, to use the practice's official term, is actually a very old form of divination. More personal than tarot reading or rune casting, and more variable than one's birth chart, a thorough palm reading can reveal what you've possessed within you since birth and what may lie ahead for you.Like any esoteric practice, palmistry has many different forms and can be very complic...
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Taylor Swift Says She’s ‘Ecstatic’ to Be Switching Record Labels

"I feel so motivated by new opportunities created by the streaming world"
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