There she is, online: Miss America archives digitized at Rowan University (WBGO)

WBGO: There she is, online: Miss America archives digitized at Rowan University. “Students at Rowan University are going through a treasure chest of American history that includes jeweled crowns, velvet capes, and a cookbook. It’s 100 years of artifacts from the Miss America Organization. Students are scanning pictures and other documents in addition to taking pictures of the crowns, trophies, and a Waterford scepter carried by winners for what will become the cornerstone of the new Rowan Digital Collections.”

CNET: TikTok is full of homemade lip glosses. But should you buy them?

CNET: TikTok is full of homemade lip glosses. But should you buy them?. “The glosses are eye-catching, handmade and cheap — some selling for as low as $2.99 a tube — making them a hot commodity among makeup connoisseurs on TikTok. Comments sections are flooded with people around the world hoping to get their hands on the products. But these videos, which have collectively garnered over 700 million views on the short-form video app, can understandably give some people pause. How sanitary is the creation and packaging of these glosses? What ingredients are going into these products, and how safe are they for your skin and body?”

The Guardian: This AI-powered app will tell you if you’re beautiful – and reinforce biases, too

The Guardian: This AI-powered app will tell you if you’re beautiful – and reinforce biases, too. “Want to shatter your self-esteem in under five seconds? There’s an app for that! A startup called Qoves has developed an AI-powered beauty assessment tool that tells you how attractive you are. The free version spits out a list of your ‘predicted flaws’ and explains what sort of surgical interventions and expensive serums are needed to ‘fix’ you.” You’re wonderful just the way you are.

Ubergizmo: Chanel Debuts AI Powered App That Can Find Lipstick In Any Shade

Ubergizmo: Chanel Debuts AI Powered App That Can Find Lipstick In Any Shade. “If you’ve ever seen a person in an advertisement or on TV or in a photograph wear a lipstick whose shade you like, you’ll be able to find that shade for yourself. This is thanks to Chanel who recently debuted an app called the Lipscanner that uses the power of AI to help find the exact shade in the image.”

CNN Style: Influencers take to social media to stand against Asian hate crimes in the US

CNN Style: Influencers take to social media to stand against Asian hate crimes in the US. “Following a wave of anti-Asian hate crimes taking place in the US in recent weeks, prominent figures from across the fashion industry are coming together to voice their concern and condemn the violence. In the last 24 hours, influential voices such as Allure magazine’s editor-in-chief Michelle Lee and designer Phillip Lim have posted videos on Instagram to share their personal experiences of racism and to raise awareness using the hashtag #StopAsianHate.”

PopSugar: How TikTok (and Twitter) Became Gen Z’s Best Resource For Skin-Care Advice

PopSugar: How TikTok (and Twitter) Became Gen Z’s Best Resource For Skin-Care Advice. “Cardi B’s viral Twitter moment is just one example of how easy it is to come across skin-care tips on social media these days. While not every individual has a dedicated social following of 17 million, plenty of us do have access to a handful of social media platforms with dozens of aestheticians and dermatologists doling out skin-care advice to hungry, impressionable audiences mostly made up of young people who probably wouldn’t have access to the information otherwise.”

The Lure Of Luxury: Why Tiktokers Are Buying $20 Chanel Cotton Pads (CR Fashion Book)

CR Fashion Book: The Lure Of Luxury: Why Tiktokers Are Buying $20 Chanel Cotton Pads. “With TikTok’s popularity and the fact that it’s a video platform, it seems natural that the new unboxing trend would emerge there. So what exactly is this new trend? TikTok users have been going viral for unboxing the cheapest items from luxury brands like Chanel, Hermes, Dior, and more. The TikTok shopping hack went viral after several users started buying Chanel Le Coton, the $20 extra soft cotton from the brand.”

Mashable: How cosmetic glitter improved my self-confidence on Zoom calls

Mashable: How cosmetic glitter improved my self-confidence on Zoom calls. “I’ll be honest: It’s 2020 and I feel like shit. My clothes are tight. I never feel clean. The family couch and I have developed an identical, yet unidentifiable smell. Things are dire for me and my self-esteem right now — and unless those vaccines start moving a whole lot faster, things are going to stay dire for a while. So thank god for those iridescent discs I sometimes glue to my face, the tiny scraps of plastic that have been keeping me together in these difficult, socially distant times.”

PopSugar: Google Wants to Make It Easier For You to Test Beauty Products Virtually Before You Buy

PopSugar: Google Wants to Make It Easier For You to Test Beauty Products Virtually Before You Buy. “Google just announced its partnership with ModiFace and Perfect Corp to launch a tool that helps you virtually test out makeup before you buy it. Starting Dec. 17, customers shopping from brands like L’Oréal, MAC, Black Opal, and Charlotte Tilbury will be able to compare specific shades of lipstick, eyeshadow, and more against their skin tone to ensure they can find a perfect match before they purchase. To use it, all you have to do is open or download the Google Shopping app and search from a range of products you’d like to try on.”

WWD: Darker Skin Tones Are Underrepresented on Social Media, Report Says

WWWD: Darker Skin Tones Are Underrepresented on Social Media, Report Says. “Eyecue, an AI-powered social media analytics platform and consultancy founded by Carolina Bañales, released a report this month underscoring the lack of skin-tone representation by beauty brands on social media. Applying image recognition technology to more than 150,000 beauty Instagram posts, Eyecue found that dark skin tones appear in only 13 percent of portrait images.”

TNW: How to build an AI stylist inspired by outfits on Instagram

TNW: How to build an AI stylist inspired by outfits on Instagram. “My AI Stylist was half based on this smart closet from the movie Clueless… and half based on the idea that one way to dress fashionably is to copy fashionable people. Particularly, fashionable people on Instagram. The app pulls in the Instagram feeds of a bunch of fashion ‘influencers’ on Instagram and combines them with pictures of clothing you already own to recommend you outfits.”

New York Intelligencer: The Pandemic Has Men Shaving Less, But Not Women

New York Intelligencer: The Pandemic Has Men Shaving Less, But Not Women. “Consumer packaged-goods giant Procter & Gamble continues to have a very good pandemic, all things considered. Sales in the quarter ending September 30 were 9 percent higher than the same quarter a year ago, with most of the growth being driven by higher sales volume. It seems people are still buying a lot of paper towels and soap.”

Well+Good: This Mayo Clinic Database Makes It Easy To Shop for Sensitive Skin-Friendly Products

Well+Good: This Mayo Clinic Database Makes It Easy To Shop for Sensitive Skin-Friendly Products. “Those with sensitive skin know all too well the mixed feelings of excitement and trepidation they feel when trying out a new beauty product. The first step is finding a product that doesn’t irritate your skin. Only then can you figure out if the product is actually doing what you need it to do. To take some of the guess work out of the process, the Mayo Clinic and Her Inc. developed SkinSafe, a searchable database of beauty products that shows which products have potential skin allergens or irritants. And in a new partnership with CVS, you can also look at the ingredients of drugstore beauty products.”