Beautiful Beasts

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The People’s Choice Awards offer a slightly less formal environment for celebrities to explore fashion—and at times, play with various silhouettes.

MAC employee shocked by how pale I am

The first foundation she tried on me swatched orange, and was at least three shades darker than what I could ever hope to aspire to be even if I were to gently roast myself in the sun

Lip service

Illustration by Ed Appleby

These few terms are just the tip of the iceberg, but hopefully they’re enough for you to feel a little more confident the next time you have to brave the hell that is retail cosmetics.