Fall-Proof Your Pout

Fall is finally here, even if it doesn’t quite feel like it yet in New York City. That being said, we’re officially transitioning our dewy, bronzed summer look into a sophisticated cinnamon hued palette. With falling temperatures (forecast permitting), however, comes dry flaky skin. If you’re like us, the worst part about dry skin is what it means for lips. Chapped, cracked, peeling, discolored- none of it is even remotely cute. Furthermore, dry lips can make or break a look, regardless of whether you opt for lip color or not. Fear not, dear readers, a luscious, hydrated, plump pout is within reach during the colder months. And the best part? It only requires two products, although we’ve also included some other fave finds to finish off your look.

Fall Make-up Bag

The secret to Fall-proofing your pout? Step 1: exfoliate, step 2: lock in moisture.

Step 1: Lush Lip Scrub

Popcorn 25g
  • This vegan lip scrub is good enough to eat- literally. With ingredients including sugar, jojoba oil, coconut oil, and salt you can buff away dead skin cells while moisturizing your pout. Once you’re finished, simply lick it away! While Lush offers a range of flavors, our favorite is Popcorn- which packs a buttery punch.

Step 2: Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask



  • One of my favorite finds of 2017 is Bite Beauty’s Agave Lip Mask. My dog approves too- every time I have it on, she goes straight for the mouth. Not only does it taste and smell great, however, it also transforms your lips overnight. I’m such a fan that it has since replaced my everyday chapstick. My lips have never felt better. If the lip mask is too heavy for your tastes, they also offer a lighter Agave Lip Balm.


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Study Guide: Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch at BAM

This week, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch returned to New York City to present Bausch’s “Café Müller” (1978) and “The Rite of Spring” (1975) as part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2017 Next Wave Festival. Running September 14-24, seeing this program in this venue is particularly exciting, given that it was this program that Bausch presented at BAM for Tanztheater Wuppertal’s 1984 New York debut. While all performances are currently sold out, here are some things to consider before, during, and after the performance if you were fortunate enough to procure a ticket.

Before the show:

During the show:

  • Pay attention to gender roles and the interaction between genders
  • Keep an eye out for repetition and the effect that it produces in “Café Müller”
  • Consider the functionality of each performer in “Café Müller”
  • Stay in the audience for all of intermission

After the show:

  • Compare your notes to Brian Seibert’s NYT review. If you’re curious to know how the pieces were received in 1984, check out this one as well.