While some people may see highlighting powder, eyeliner, and false lashes as just makeup, Laverne Cox has always used these products as tools for "self-expression."
At the Emmys on Sunday night, there was so much marvelousness — from head to toe — that might have gone missed.
The best part of Laverne Cox's look was her nails. Why? Because not only was the dazzling manicure show-stopping, but proceeds from sales of her ORLY polish will go toward Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief efforts.
Laverne Cox wears the perfect milkmaid braid. Laverne Cox is a beauty chameleon, and she owned that title on Thursday at Essence’s 10th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards gala. The actress enlisted her go-to hairstylist, two-time Emmy Award winner Kiyah Wright, to create a half-up milkmaid braid.
Once upon a time, Laverne Cox was the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a major TV show, with Orange Is the New Black (Season 5 premieres sometime this year). Now make that two, thanks to her co-starring role in the CBS legal drama Doubt, premiering Feb. 15.
2015 will likely go down in history as the year trans issues made it to the forefront of pop culture—and Thursday evening’s Fashion Media Awards, presented by the Daily Front Row, were a perfect example of that. Co-hosted by actor Tony Goldwyn and model Toni Garrn, and attended by such A-listers as Anna Kendrick, Lily Aldridge, Wiz Khalifa, Sofia Coppola, and a slew of editors and industry insiders, the ceremony recognized those media outlets and people who’ve gone above and beyond in the fashion news biz over the last 12 months.
“Obviously I’m a glamour girl. I love a full face of makeup,” Laverne Cox tellsYahoo Style’s Joe Zee in this episode of Style Sessions. “But there was a point, early in my transition, where I did not leave the house without makeup. It was my armor in the beginning.”
Laverne Cox, aka Miss Law & Order, Knows Her Prison Trivia “Babes Behind Bars”—yes, it’s a real game. And yes, Yahoo Style’s editor-in-chief Joe Zee recruited the one and only Laverne Cox , of Orange Is The New Black , to play a few rounds. Cox had to guess why women like Zsa Zsa Gabor and Lil’ Kim were locked up in real life. And it turns out Cox, who plays jailbird Sophia Burseton the hit Netflix series , knows her stuff.
Besides Nicki Minaj's ex Safaree Samuels, who she reportedly had banned from walking the red carpet, the BET Awards brought out the best of the best in hip hop, rap, and even pop music today. There were even appearances from favorite TV stars, including multiple Empire cast members and the stars of Blackish, Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, who both hosted the show. Robin Thicke, Janelle Monae, Ne-Yo, Tyga, Meek Mill (Minaj's maybe new flame/fiancé — drama!), and more hit the stage to perform their hits while Laverne Cox, Zendaya, Michael B.
The news of Olympian Caitlyn Jenner's transformation has been everywhere lately—but before she had the courage to come forward with her story, we had Laverne Cox—the actress who plays Sophia Burset on Netflix's Orange is the New Black, and who paved the way for acceptance in our culture. Thursday, Entertainment Weekly unveiled its "The Not-So-Straight" issue, with Cox looking radiant on the cover, dressed up as the ultimate symbol of freedom, Lady Liberty.
Natasha Lyonne on Meeting Nicki Minaj, Preparing for “Orange Is The New Black” & Why She Hates Spanx “I think the experience of watching yourself on TV is mostly, like, you’re seeing what you did wrong and also why you’re an unattractive person,” Orange Is The New Black star, Natasha Lyonne, tells Yahoo Style’s Nick Axelrod.
After years of lips—red lips, purple lips, pink lips—eyes are finally stealing back the beauty spotlight. The 2015 Billboard Music Awards featured a parade of sultry smoky cat eyes. From 18-year-old Hailee Steinfeld to the legendary Jennifer Lopez, these four ladies proved just how sexy a simple swipe of eyeliner can be.
Zendaya Coleman walks the runway at New York Fashion Week. Photo: Getty Images What do two actresses, one recording artist, a reality star, and a YouTube celebrity have in common? Four out of five love a good, nude lip. These days, beauty guru Bethany Mota , Orange is the new Black actress Laverne Cox , singer Zendaya Coleman , and The Hills alum Kristin Cavallari are rocking the bare-looking kissers.
We’ve talked babies, burgers, and confidence with nearly everyone we’ve interviewed on Yahoo Beauty this year—but we’ve also talked beauty. From Laverne Cox’s love of false eyelashes to Harley Pasternak’s firm belief in walking everywhere—all the time—we’ve collected the tips that have truly made a difference in our lives, below.
Photo: Mariano Vivanco Our culture is currently experiencing a shift toward inclusiveness, especially as it relates to transgender issues. Shows likeNetflix’s Orange is the New Black and Amazon’s Transparent , have given a face and a voice to a community that has long remained invisible. Although there’s still a long way to go, we have undeniably made process this past year, and so for it’s 5th anniversary issue, Candy magazine , a “transversal style magazine,” brought together some of the most inspiring, vocal, and visible transgender women in our culture, for an incredible 62-page portfolio: The Role Models. Related: Can You Guess Laverne Cox’s Beauty Idol?