Melissa Epifano, The Zoe Report

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New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Melissa:

The New Glossier Cloud Paint Shades You Didn’t Know You Needed Just Arrived

Using blush used to be somewhat of mystery, even if no one admitted it. Some argued it was for the apples of your cheeks only, while others said your flush should extend beyond those two small spots and across the width of the face. Then Glossier… → Read More

9 Hairstyles From The '50s To Try This Holiday Season

The 1950s were a golden era for beauty and fashion, but for the holidays, too. Iconic tunes like Brenda Lee's Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Eartha Kitt's Santa Baby came out during this decade, and both Hanukkah and Christmas decorations… → Read More

9 Hairstyles From The '50s To Try This Holiday Season

The 1950s were a golden era for beauty and fashion, but for the holidays, too. Iconic tunes like Brenda Lee's Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Eartha Kitt's Santa Baby came out during this decade, and both Hanukkah and Christmas decorations… → Read More

Kourtney Kardashian's Bright Blue Nails Make For A Nice Alternative To Classic Fall Shades

While some people warmly embrace fall and winter, others mourn the demise of summer and are in no mood to paint their nails earthy tones or whip out the deep red lipstick. If you belong to the latter group, there's no need to surrender with a… → Read More

Jennifer Lopez's Fall 2020 Nails Deliver All The Manicure Inspiration Needed To Get Through November

You name it and J.Lo can do it. Singing, dancing, acting, modeling, brand-building — it's clear the star has surpassed the title of triple threat when it comes to talent. But this doesn't even scratch the surface of her skills when it comes to… → Read More

Olive & June's Winter 2020 Collection Marks The Brand's First Foray Into Glitter

To truly embrace a holiday manicure, your fingernails should either represent mulled wine, flashy ornaments, or sparkly wrapping paper at some point during winter. This year, the Olive & June Winter Collection is making that easier than ever to… → Read More

Fall's Cinnamon Hair Color Trend Was Perfected By Julia Roberts In The '90s

If you feel it's time to change up your light and bright hair color from summer, but aren't quite on board for going too dark or rich, fall's "cinnamon" hair color trend is the perfect happy medium. It's a gorgeous warm red with hints of soft brown… → Read More

Rihanna’s Blue Eyeliner Is Proof Matching Your Makeup To Your Outfit Is Always A Good Idea

When bold makeup is already the standard trend, how do you push the envelope? By taking a cue from nothing other than Rihanna's blue eyeliner and matching outfit. The multi-hyphenate, who already holds the crown for the best matchy-matchy looks, has… → Read More

7 Easy Bob Hairstyles, Courtesy Of Reese Witherspoon In The '90s

Any person with a bob has experienced the feeling of long hair envy. Even if you don't admit it and absolutely adore your newer, shorter hair, the occasional regret can seep in when you realize there seems to be far fewer style options than when… → Read More

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s French Manicure Is A Modern Take On This Classic Style

You probably can't name a more iconic nail than the French manicure. But amongst the upending of trends this year, even a look this classic was targeted for a redo. Can a design that simplistic really receive that dramatic of an upgrade? Indeed it… → Read More

Kerry Washington’s Nails At The 2020 Emmy Awards Were Hand-Painted To Match Her Dress

One of the best parts of awards shows is reviewing the looks after the fact. While it's easy to admire them from afar, it takes a minute to truly appreciate every little detail that went into them. In most cases, it may even take a second glance to… → Read More

Orosa Beauty’s Night Train Nail Polish Collection Is Basically Wanderlust In 6 Bottles

Nibbling on a pastry in the grandiose lobby of an old hotel after a long, picturesque train journey through places like Europe, sadly, won't be a reality for quite sometime. But until you can officially resume your travels, Orosa Beauty’s Night… → Read More

Hailey Bieber's Baby Blue Nails Are A Refreshing Take On Your Typical Fall Mani Colors

Scientific theories don't really exist when it comes to the Laws of Beauty, but if they did, it could be proven that autumn will always bring with it jewel-toned manicures and way too many neutral lacquers. This begs the question: is there more to… → Read More

9 Hairstyles From The Early 2000s That Defined The Decade

It may feel like it was just yesterday when you were rocking side bangs, piecey layers, and streaky highlights. And although it was two decades ago that hairstyles from the early 2000s were really in their prime, they're already starting to… → Read More

The Quarantine Hair Trends Celebrities Love, From Pink Dye To DIY Bangs

In complete honesty, 2020's had its share of downsides. But if anything, this year's pandemic at least ignited an unmatched spark in terms of beauty experiments, one thing that seemed to get many people through the (what seemed like) endless hours… → Read More

Essie's Fall 2020 Nail Polish Collection Is Extending This Summer's Bright Color Trend Into Next Season

Much like the rest of this year, fall's makeup trends are shaping up to be an unexpected array of colors and an extension of summer's bright hues. In order to really continue the vibrant energy of monochrome eyeshadow and neon nails, the inspiration… → Read More

Shay Mitchell's White Nail Polish Proves This Color Is A Must For Any Time Of Year

Up there with little black dresses and red lipstick is white nail polish. It's a classic that can't be bound to any one season or trend, and many celebrities are unsurprisingly fans of its versatility. Shay Mitchell is one star in particular who has… → Read More

Rita Ora’s Aqua Toenail Polish Is The Perfect Shade To Help You Hold Onto Summer A Little Longer

If you’re panicked by the emails starting to fill your inbox featuring new fall launches and overwhelmed by the general fact that autumn arrives next month, there’s hope. A recent peek at Rita Ora’s aqua nail polish is all the reassurance needed for… → Read More

Meghan Markle’s Wedding Day Nail Polish Was Finally Revealed & These Are The *Exact* Shades She Wore

It was the manicure heard 'round the world — pale, pink, and perfectly filed, Meghan Markle's wedding nail polish was one that will forever go down in history. While there's been speculation and guesses over the hue she chose for her nuptials, it… → Read More

Haus Laboratories’ Eye-Dentify Gel Pencil Eyeliner Comes In 20 Shades & Will Last You Through Summer Days

While eyeliner dates back thousands of years, you can thank the '60s for popularizing graphic eyeliner. Celebrities from Cher to Twiggy were often found with some cool squiggles or floating lines in their creases or under their eyes. These geometric… → Read More