In a brave and noble move, the United Kingdom's Advertising Standards Agency this week issued a ban on two makeup advertisements. What horrific ethics violations prompted such a decisive crackdown by the national regulatory body? Did the advertisements utilize hate speech against minorities? Did they advocate recreational heroin use? Did they display a Margaret Thatcher upskirt shot?
After years in the bronze age, when sun-kissed cheeks and gloss reigned supreme, fall's return to glamour means that lipstick is making a major comeback. Lipstick outsold gloss by $76 million last year, and beauty companies are racing to launch new formulas that are more wearable than ever.