Beauty

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and ELLE Editor-in-Chief Nina Garcia has partnered with AiRS (Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery) Foundation to speak about her own experience. Garcia, who underwent a preventative double mastectomy last year, serves as an ambassador for the non-profit. Founded by Janet Denlinger, Morgan Hare, and Dr. Rod Rohrich, the organization financially
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At the 2017 Emmy Awards, we made history. Donald Glover—who directs, writes, and stars in the dramedy Atlanta—and Lena Waithe—the writer behind Master of None and The Chi—became the first Black creatives to win in their respective categories. Moments earlier on the red carpet, Issa Rae—the mastermind behind HBO series Insecure—foreshadowed the historic wins on
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Ever wish you could just copy/paste the virtual carts of the experts who really know what they’re doing when it comes to shopping for beauty products? Well, we leaned into that nosiness and started a series dedicated to the shopping lists of some of the country’s top beauty experts. This week, a stylist shows us
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If you were met with an abrupt “Sold out” while trying to restock your favorite scented candle this year, you weren’t alone. Home fragrances thrived in 2020, and one reason may be their subconscious effects. Aromatherapy­—fragrance’s ability to passively modulate emotions—has never felt more necessary. The Scent of Desire: Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell
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Nineties makeup is glam. Nineties makeup is a vibe. Nineties makeup is IT. If you’re looking for some beauty inspiration, it’s best to look back at the greats. The Naomi Campbell. The Aliyah. The Janet Jackson. From runways to music videos, these women used beauty to transform the pop culture area. “In the ’90s, women
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I’m 29, an age that means essentially nothing. It’s not 30, a symbolic-but-still-arbitrary marker of age, progress, and a little bit of wisdom. It’s just the last year of my late 20s, a time historically defined by turbulent change and unhappiness. The Harvard Business Review summed up this long list of reasons in a piece
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When M.A.C launched their Up for Everything Mascara in 2019, which is specifically designed for stick straight lashes that refuse to stay curled, I finally felt seen. My somewhat dark (bless) lashes are unable to stay crimped unless I lacquer them with coats and coats of waterproof mascara—which isn’t the most “natural” beauty look and
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If you’ve watched Keeping Up With the Kardashians, you know Khloé Kardashian keeps it real. Her off the cuff commentary and biting clapbacks have made her a beloved show fixture for 20 seasons. But these days, Kardashian has little time for Instagram trolls who nitpick her appearance. Between filming and raising her daughter True, Khloé
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As someone who readily admits to prioritizing skincare above many (okay, fine, most) things in my life right now, it’s no surprise that I’m constantly on the hunt for the latest and greatest formulations. And, like other skincare enthusiasts, I’m currently obsessed with serums. Facial serums, in all of their endlessly niche iterations, are their
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You know what I think about a lot? That time Jason Mamoa called out Chris Pratt for posing with a single-use plastic water bottle on Instagram by commenting, in part, “Bro … WTF.” Since then, whenever I scroll past a picture of serum-soaked polyester plastered to an influencer’s face, I can’t help but wonder: When
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Autumn provides the joys of leaves falling, chunky sweaters emerging, and pumpkin spice filtering through the air like oxygen. With all that being said, the season can really do a number on your lips. (Not to mention the stress of a global pandemic and a very important November 3.) Just as the world feels like
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Becoming a supermodel requires great genes. That’s as true for Precious Lee as it was for all the runway stars that came before her. But her mom and dad didn’t just pass down great cheekbones, they gave her attitude—the sort of swagger that separates a pretty face from a superstar. Take her mom: a woman
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Just when you thought 2020 had no surprises left, Biden Beauty enters the chat. The latest beauty venture isn’t associated with presidential nominee Joe Biden himself, although he and Harris have reportedly given the mystery brand their seal of approval, according to Fashionista. Instead, it’s backed by a mystery figure with a political agenda. Courtesy
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I wasn’t pregnant, overweight or too thin. I wasn’t exercising too much or eating too little. From all appearances, I was a normal, healthy woman, but by the time I was in my mid-20s, I hadn’t menstruated in four years. My periods had never been “regular,” but I was accustomed to getting one at least
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