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Amazon’s ‘Live Mode’ lets you try on makeup via its app

Amazon’s ‘Live Mode’ lets you try on makeup via its app

From today, Amazon mobile users in the US and Japan will be able to try out Live Mode via the Android app, with iOS slated for launch later this year. Using the front facing camera, shoppers can digitally try on different shades of lipstick, thanks to AI-powered analysis of information provided by make-up brands, as well as images and descriptions found on social media.

This isn’t the first wave AI has made on the beauty landscape. Last year Target unveiled its at-home makeup studio, while IL MAKIAGE has developed a shade-matching algorithm that aims to find your perfect makeup shade without ever seeing your face. And on the skincare side of things, Neutrogena announced its 3D scanning face app for perfect-fit sheet masks earlier this year. The way we choose and purchase cosmetics is changing, so it makes sense that a retail giant as big as Amazon would get in on that sooner rather than later.

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WATCH: Girls Scouts robbed while selling cookies in ‘freezing cold’

WATCH: Girls Scouts robbed while selling cookies in ‘freezing cold’







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Quilts freezing cold girls its cookies out. I couldn’t I mean hello the last lap. The north Seattle girl scout troop members were cold and tired after two hours a cookie sales outside this cute at C stores son. That’s when a man rushed towards. And decide running Annie pushed past one of the girls and grabbed the money and just ticked off and got into Iraq. Car that was waiting for him Jennifer says the Meehan swipe their cash on bullet about 600 dollars in total. She says that that terrified her eleven year old daughter he’d been crime and she is yeah right she. With his eyes to it honestly and the company of her in my bed at night. And then I’ll talk to school the next morning either just last year troop in Tacoma were robbed of their cookie earnings as well it makes you furious. What kind of person. Would rob a girl scout news the Girl Scouts say they train kids and volunteers to stay in high traffic Willie areas and how to manage money during your easy feels he’s. HL — what happened Sunday isn’t going to stop their trips what they’re gonna be is ticked off and running to show the world. That they are Girl Scouts and that resilience will comfort Seattle police released this photo today of the me and they’re looking for. Jennifer says he was hanging out near their table for a while Sunday asking questions about cookies and how long the trip would be there and I just this is I’d buy it. She keeps thinking about interactions with the man that it is critical with herself for not telling him to go away earlier pastor Jack has I think. Such as women we’re kind of tot ignore that and to not ever be rude.

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Aaliyah’s most memorable style and beauty moments, from oversized vinyl pants to glossy lips

Aaliyah’s most memorable style and beauty moments, from oversized vinyl pants to glossy lips

It’s always a sad moment when we lose someone iconic in entertainment. In 2001, when Aaliyah Haughton passed away in an devastating plane crash after filming the video for her single “Rock The Boat,” it hit fans hard. At the time of her death, she was on top of the game, having released her self-titled album, Aaliyah, less than two months prior. The singer, who started her music career at the age of 14, had so much potential as an artist and touched many people while she was alive. On today, January 16th, she would have been 40 years old.

Aaliyah’s legacy goes beyond her catalog of music and includes movies, like Queen of the Damned and Romeo Must Die, and even a tribute makeup collection with MAC cosmetics. Aaliyah’s most iconic looks even helped inspire the revival of many ’90s and early-2000s fashion trends. Though we lost the R&B songstress at the tender age of 22, during her time on earth she rocked some very memorable looks.

From oversized sportswear to sexy and sophisticated looks, here are Aaliyah’s most iconic style and beauty moments.

1995

When Aaliyah first stepped onto the scene in the early ’90s, we met her as a super beautiful young woman with a tomboyish edge. From her baggy jeans to oversized coats, this “Street Thing” made oversized clothes look sassy.

1996

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At the 6th Annual Rock N’ Jock B-Ball Jam, Aaliyah sported this novelty MTV Brick Layers jersey and shorts combo that made a major statement.

1997

Athleisure may still be going strong, but but we have the greats, like Aaliyah, to thank for making it a thing in the first place. At the 1997 Summer Jam Concert in NYC, Aaliyah sported the ever-so-trendy double cami look, dog tag necklace, and oversized joggers equipped with a backpack strap belt.

1997

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At the 1997 premiere of Anastasia in New York City, Aaliyah showed up in all white, looking like the edgy angel she was. The floor-length fur and layered chains brought this look to life.

1997

There are few people who can pull off an oversized, shiny PVC outfit, and Aaliyah was definitely one of them. This look, which she donned at a 1997 performance, was serious vinyl goals.

1997

Aaliyah was one of the first artists to put designer Tommy Hilfiger on the map, especially in the urban music scene. This head-to-toe yellow outfit is one of the reasons why Tommy Hilfiger will go down in history as one of  the brands that hip-hop culture gave a stamp of approval.

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With its metallic makeup and high ponytails, the video for Aaliyah’s 1998 hit, “Are You That Somebody,” became an iconic moment in style.

2000

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Aaliyah may have gotten spruced up in a rare dress and heels, but she still kept it simple. She wore this LBD and strappy sandal number to the 2000 MTV Movie awards.

2000

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In her everyday life, Aaliyah mostly let her hair down. But in the 2000 movie Romeo Must Die, she switched things up with a ponytail and swooped bangs, revealing more of her beautiful, angelic face.

2000

Side parts were totally Aaliyah’s thing. Add a great pair of sunglasses, and it made for a dangerously cute combination.

2000

We can’t talk about Aaliyah without talking about her abs—which we’re still envious of in 2019. Aaliyah rock a cropped top and low-rise pants in way that only Aaliyah could.

2000

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From the editorial smokey eye to the matching diamond choker and bralette, Aaliyah’s look for the “Try Again” video is probably one of her most beloved and recreated.

2001

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When Aaliyah strayed away from her typical nude or ’90s vamp lip, a glossy lip color was her go-to. At the 2001 Essence awards, she wowed the crowd with this glossy, peachy-red lip.

2001

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For most of her career, Aaliyah sported her hair straight and jet black, but by 2000, we saw her add subtle highlights that brought out her gorgeous brown eyes.

2001

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It goes without saying that Aaliyah had the effortless pretty makeup game on lock.  She showed us how just a touch of liner, lashes, and nude lips can take your look to another level.

2001

Throughout her career, Aaliyah made bandanas a total fashion statement—so much so that MAC made a special-edition one in her honor and included it in her makeup collection.

2001

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Aaliyah gave us looks upon looks in the “We Need A Resolution” video, including this sultry, smokey eye and glossy red lip.

2001

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In the last video shot before her untimely death, Aaliyah gave us vacation vibes with this netted top and matching hat.

Happy birthday and rest in peace, Aaliyah!

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Bruce Nauman’s Iconic, Brutal ‘Clown Torture’ Video Gets a Timely Feminist Update

Bruce Nauman’s Iconic, Brutal ‘Clown Torture’ Video Gets a Timely Feminist Update

A still from Ondine Viñao’s video installation Holy Fools. Ondine Viñao

What initially started as a joke between two friends about artist Bruce Nauman’s landmark 1987 video work Clown Torture has turned into a serious body of work in its own right. It all began two years ago when artist Ondine Viñao and a friend who is a curator sent clips of Nauman’s piece back and forth to each other, as well as shared tweets from a Twitter account called @clown_torture. (The account, like Nauman’s original work, will send you half-crazy through simple use of repetition). In passing, the friend commented that Viñao should orchestrate her own version of the piece. The fruits of that labor are now on view at Rubber Factory Gallery in New York in Viñao’s first ever solo show, titled after the work on view, “Holy Fools.”

A nine-channel video installation piece that showcases four different clown performances totaling over 200 minutes, it’s timed to  purposely coincide with Nauman’s current retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.

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In Nauman’s Clown Torture, a quintessential jester figure appears in six bizarre scenes that are played in a perpetual loop with the character embodying different clowns in each scene, all of whom simultaneously endure different forms of self-inflicted torture. For instance, in one the clown continuously opens a door that is booby-trapped with a water bucket, repeatedly drenching the subject. The loud, repetitive nature of the work has become known for its comment on sensory overload, revealing how something benign or even funny can turn horrific when enacted in a constant loop.

A still from Ondine Viñao’s video installation Holy Fools. Ondine Viñao

Attracting negative reviews from high-profile critics and audience members alike at the 1989 Whitney Biennial, Clown Torture is synonymous with the kind of work that first posited art can still be art if it’s not enjoyable—indeed, even if it’s downright torturous to witness. As Viñao’s art practice thematically focuses on the ways in which we experience and process trauma, something about his piece resonated with her, despite, or maybe because of, the discomfort it caused.

Performed by herself and three other female-identifying individuals, Viñao’s piece shows them acting out their own unique clown performances, which the artist has constructed from journal entries each contributed about their most painful or traumatic experiences as young girls. In her installation, the videos show each performer singing a song or performing a monologue.

For example, in (Maybe) Eileen Auguste, the character wears a vibrant plaid jumpsuit, red wig and white gloves, using exaggerated hand gestures while performing “Maybe” from the Broadway musical Annie. In Papageno/Papagena, the artist herself poses in a monochromatic clown costume, touching her face and messing up her makeup, mouthing along to a song by Mozart.

A still from Ondine Viñao’s video installation Holy Fools. Ondine Viñao

The costuming and mannerisms of Viñao’s entertainers are based on two distinct, quintessential types of clowns—the Auguste character is humorous and colorful, while the Pierrot persona is a darker, melancholic one. The actors use these tropes to highlight the nuances around suffering from trauma, wielding them as a shield that prevents them from being entirely vulnerable—either as people or performers. As the artist told Observer, “It’s much easier to stand on a stage or be on camera and discuss your most painful or traumatic memories if you are in character.”

Choosing to keep her subject’s individual stories private, Viñao says that all of the traumas expressed in her work relate to experiences and feelings common in female juvenescence—a formidable period of growth between the ages of seven and thirteen. According to the artist, this is a particularly difficult time for girls, as they often feel like outsiders in their own bodies, and have little control over their own experiences both internally and externally.

A still from Ondine Viñao’s video installation Holy Fools. Ondine Viñao

Still, Viñao did not purposely set out to make a body of work that is overtly feminist, though she is not opposed to that perception of the work. “As a woman making art, no matter who I chose to cast, it was always going to be read through the lens of my gender identity,” she admitted. Plus, since Nauman is a male artist and she is a female responding to his work, it seemed fitting that she would cast a contemporary reinterpretation with female performers.

While Nauman focused on the complexities around inflicting one’s own discomfort, Viñao’s new work unwittingly shines a light on a rather timely topic—the ways young girls often have to withstand trauma without their control or consent. Ultimately, the work in “Holy Fools” draws attention to the unfortunate realities of most modern-day women, including those who’ve grown up in a time when they were often told to just “grin and bear it.” With this, the artist hopes her performers feel some form of catharsis after participating in the multimedia work. She even called the project its own form of exposure therapy, a process that is often used to lessen the power individual’s trauma has over them.

Bruce Nauman’s Iconic, Brutal ‘Clown Torture’ Video Gets a Timely Feminist Update

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The Beauty Products I Always Pack In My Travel Makeup Bag

The Beauty Products I Always Pack In My Travel Makeup Bag

Fresh

Soy Face Cleanser, $38, available at

Sephora

; Pixi Beauty Rose Tonic, $15, available at

Pixi

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Drunk Elephant

Lala Retro Whipped Cream, $60, available at

Sephora

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C’est Moi

Mineral Sunscreen, $14.99, available at

Target

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Ohii

Magic Hair Wand, $12, available at

Urban Outfitters

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Laura Mercier

Flawless Fusion Concealer, $28, available at

Sephora

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Kaja

Cheeky Stamp Blush, $24, available at

Sephora

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Guerlain

Météorites Illuminating Powder, $62, available at

Sephora

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RMS

Champagne Rose Luminizer, $38, available at

Sephora

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NYX

Proof It Primer, $6.99, available at

Ulta Beauty

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Nudestix

Magnetic Eye Color, $24, available at

Sephora

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DHC

Liquid Eyeliner, $20, available at

Dermstore

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LANCÔME

Monsieur Big Mascara, $, available at

Ulta Beauty

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Glossier

Generation G, $18, available at

Glossier

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Drunk Elephant

T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Serum, $90, available at

Sephora

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Bite Beauty

Agave Lip Mask, $26, available at

Sephora

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Follain

Under cover Deodorant, $14, available at

Follain

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