Get your 2-minute hit on recent and noteworthy green style and beauty haps and features, from makeup tutorials and beauty reviews to news on the ethical-fashion front.
1. Video: Bare face + graphic eye makeup how-to
Check out this clean, minimalist look, with a dash of graphic-eyeliner pizazz. Kendall Hill takes you through the steps, using clean products from Olio e Osso, Ritual de Fille, French Girl, W3ll People and, Sagekat tried-and-true, Alima Pure.
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Video by Julie Florio
2. $9 million says this ethical fashion brand is a winner
Funded only by consumer investment, Dstld (distilled version of the word “distilled”) has tripled revenue from US$3 million July 2016 to US$9 million July 2017, according to Glossy and Who What Wear. Their casual-but-stylish line is gaining some serious popularity, partly due to lower prices per quality because they sell only direct, on their site, no retail markup. Exciting to see this sweatshop free, ecofriendlier line go big!
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3. Fashion Revolution Week results are in!
The numbers from Fashion Revolution Week 2017 reflect snowballing interest in a fairer, safer, cleaner, more transparent fashion industry. Among the figures for that month, 533 million #whomademyclothes impressions — 355% of 2016 — and 2 million people engaged in FRW2017 live and online. Organizer FashionRevolution.org also put together infographics, their Fashion Transparency Index 2017 and other impactful media, like videos including “Loved Clothes Last” which encourages viewers to buy less, buy better, buy to last.
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4. Purple reign… on your face
We’ve all known plenty of little girls who love loVE LOVE purple. So where are all the women wearing purple eyeshadow, come whatever trend that may? Powder and Paper uses RMS Beauty, Kjaer Weis and HIRO Cosmetics to do a gorgeous, luminous violet eye look that will bring out your inner purple princess.
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Make-Up & Photo (also main featured photo): Powder Paper
5. Just Ask Arjun about Marie Veronique
Curious about Marie Veronique Lightening Serum, Soothing B3 Serum or Repair Serum? Arjun gives an honest and thorough rundown of all three so you can decide which you must simply try. If you happen to be seeking a green-beauty swap for Skinceuticals, Arjun says, “Marie Veronique may be your answer.”
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6. Swap ’til You Drop
Swapping clothes with friends is an awesome way to refresh your wardrobe without contributing to the fashion industry’s negative social and environmental impacts. But what if only a few of your friends are your size? What if their styles aren’t for you? Jessica of English Lass in LA introduces Swap Society, a new site where you can swap clothes beyond your social circles.
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7. Should American Apparel change its name?
American Apparel was just purchased and relaunched, with a key difference. It no longer focuses on clothes made in the USA. The retail website does include a small Made in USA category, however, where they offer a handful of USA-made garments next to virtually identical “globally made” ones that cost a little less. The new management is undoubtedly watching with great interest to see just how serious their customers are about “Made in the USA.”
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