Baalm founders Lanya Olmsted and Mandi Nyambi want to help guide people through their skincare journeys. This year, though, they’ve been on a journey of their own, steering their company’s evolution from a newsletter into a membership-based community of skincare enthusiasts. Today, Nyambi says, Baalm is about “bringing healing and care and calm” to the
Rosdiana CiaravoloGetty Images At the risk of upsetting dermatologists everywhere, any time a pimple appears on my face, I pop it. Does it feel good? Absolutely. Is it good for me? No, and I know this because picking at those pesky little breakouts usually leads to acne scars that take forever to disappear. Why? “As
Plume CreativeGetty Images Every January, some of the world’s largest tech companies, budding start-ups, and innovators of all kinds meet in Las Vegas to reveal their visions for the future. To get a glimpse at what’s to come, I headed out west to the fashion week of the technology world, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Rosdiana Ciaravolo If you believe that eyes are the windows to the soul, then they should be treated with the utmost care. Enter: Eye creams that de-puff, brighten, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.“The skin around the eyes is the body’s most delicate part, making it especially susceptible to premature aging and
I’m on a mission to find the world’s best eyeliner. As a self-professed eyeliner connoisseur who never leaves the house without a flick, my requirements are simple: The liner has to be super pigmented, precise, smudge-proof, user-friendly, and water-resistant, while accentuating and brightening the eye area. Nothing too crazy, right? And in my quest to
Mei Kawahiri, founder of Nails by Mei, is backstage with Travis Scott at a fashion shoot for “CR Fashion or Harper’s Bazaar or something” she says, and she has a question for him. It’s the kind of question that’s been asked at many a sleepover: “Do you want to do nail art?’” The shoot hasn’t
A new year brings with it the requisite bargaining over what I’m reforming in the hair department. Do I go blonde? Get bangs? Admit defeat and embrace the mess? Alas, 2020 is the year that an unexpected “All of the above” option prevails. The mullet is back, begging the question: Is “Achy Breaky Heart” now
Does Ayesha Curry sleep? She’s an author (The Seasoned Life: Food, Family, Faith, and the Joy of Eating Well), television host (The Great American Baking Show and Family Food Fight), chef and co-owner of four International Smoke restaurants, the wife to Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry, and mother of three children, Riley, Ryan, and
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a model on a mission. It took years of probing interview questions and persistent social media comments before the supermodel finally announced what she wanted to do following her breakout success as a model. “I realized people were interested in my habits and my beauty routine,” explains Huntington-Whiteley in between sips of
@lizzobeeating You’re scrolling through Instagram and there it is: the most beautiful face beat of any and all face beats. If you’re like us, this happens daily and at times, hourly. From ASMR foundation applications to wings so perfectly drawn you think a protractor was involved, here are the best beauty moments of the week.
Timothée Chalamet is hot, like too hot. With his tousled hair, perfectly symmetrical face, and jawline carved by Michelangelo himself—it’s no wonder fans can’t help but fawn over the heartthrob-of-the-moment. But my fawning came to an screeching halt this morning when one (1) new photo of Chalamet was released. Disclaimer: The image you are about
HARPER’S BAZAAR Introducing Restore by Harper’s BAZAAR, a spa day reimagined and curated by BAZAAR’s editors. Restore brings together the best doctors, skin experts, anti-aging treatments, and beauty services for a day of luxurious pampering taking place May 2020 in New York City. On May 1st and 2nd, inside a private, luxury residence from the
We’re only a few days into the new year and Rihanna has already announced her latest gift to fans. Sadly, it’s not her long-awaited R9 album—it’s mascara. After closing out 2019 with a range of Snap Shadows, eight six-pan mini eyeshadow palettes that run the gamut from earthy neutral tones to eye-popping pastel shades, Fenty
Cate Blanchett’s Ethereal Updo Blanchett’s delicate updo began with a full-bodied curl, shaped section by section by stylist Robert Vetica using Leonor Greyl products. Once the hair was brushed out and held, Vetica used the Olivia Garden styling brush to sculpt the look, clipping and pinning the hair as he went along. “Once I was
Gisele Bündchen is here to help you find peace and incredibly nourished skin—don’t those sorta go hand in hand??—in 2020. The supermodel, activist, and new face of Dior’s skincare line Capture Totale, shared a few life lessons she lives by with ELLE. Bündchen, who has been radically open about her struggle with anxiety and panic
Peathegee IncGetty Images What’s the secret to the perfect no-makeup makeup look, you ask? A reliable tinted moisturizer. Created especially for the indecisive who can’t decide between just a moisturizer or full-coverage foundation, the double-duty product blends makeup and skincare to give you the best of both worlds. A good tinted moisturizer will fix imperfections,
We all know the French braid, the waterfall braid, and the dutch braid, but have you tried the fishtail braid yet? It’s the super easy and trendy hairstyle that looks a lot harder than it actually is. Stylist Mckenzie Penhall and Global Artistic Ambassador of Redken Sam Villa agree with the sentiment (you can master
Victor VIRGILE 2019 will go down in beauty history as the year of experimentation. Gone are the makeup dos and dont’s: This year’s trends embraced an “anything goes” attitude rooted in self-expression, color, and joy. Want to smear some glitter tears on your face à la Euphoria? Feel like drawing a geometric liner in bright
A new decade is arriving and with it comes the question: Do I really need six cooling face masks in my nightstand? As 2019 winds to a close and 2020 resolutions loom, it’s the ideal time to clean out those makeup drawers and donate that eyeshadow palette or lipstick you’ll never use. Spread the magic
We’re entering a whole new decade, which means it’s time to risk it all—and try something new like a waterfall braid. The waterfall braid, aka the cool cousin to the traditional French braid, is an easy and romantic style that even an absolute beginner can master in a few easy-to-follow steps. Keep scrolling for some
Peter WhiteGetty Images When a lash extension job goes awry or your falsies just won’t cooperate, there’s one beauty staple that will never fail you: Mascara. ELLE.com editors know not all mascaras are created equal; some of us are on the hunt for lengthening formulas that allow your “eyelashes to tickle your eyebrows” and some
Everett Collection, Getty Images “I need a haircut,” is something I say frequently. I’ll blurt it out to friends and strangers alike. I bring it up in conversations, even when it’s completely irrelevant. “Cut it short!” they urge. But how short are we talking? How far is too far? But perhaps the real question is:
The allure of a woodsy, crisp men’s fragrance has long held a cool-girl mystique. It’s the oversized Oxford shirt of scent. That’s what makes both the men’s and women’s fragrances in Tiffany & Co.’s new Tiffany & Love Eau de Parfum duo ($77 – $135) so compelling, regardless of the gender for whom you’re shopping.
Vittorio Zunino CelottoGetty Images Holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s part-ayyyy time! We’re talking holiday eyeshadow palettes, glitter dresses, nail art that pairs perfectly with a hot toddy, and hair that deserves a holiday award. If following a complicated hair tutorial isn’t for you, let us reintroduce The Messy Bun. The messy
The Best Scalp Treatments Eden Bodyworks Papaya Castor Scalp Massaging Serum Soothe Your Roots target.com $9.29 With all the pulling and tugging your hair goes through, it needs a whole lot of relief. Eden BodyWork’s Scalp Serum soothes the tension and protects your new growth all while smelling like a sweet, ripe papaya.
Do you ever get that feeling, you know, when you’ve settled in for a relaxing clay mask after a long day of work? Sweats are on, wine is poured, Friends is playing, but as you reach to peel a measly cucumber from your eyelid you wonder: is there more to life than this? The answer
When Ashley Graham posted a photo of her body on Instagram last summer, it shouldn’t have been particularly radical. Seeing Graham, a supermodel, in this capacity is what her followers may expect. But this photo was different. An intimate close-up of Graham, who had recently shared her pregnancy, it showed stretch marks, dimples of cellulite,
Beauty pageants have always had a wild lack of diversity, as history has proven time and time again that pageants favor women who embody Euro-centric beauty standards. Then, in September 2018 a black woman from North Carolina named Nia Franklin shook things up when she was crowned Miss America 2019, marking the start of a
Cocoa Shea Blissful Body Butter OZNaturals $24.95 I am a huge fan of shea butter for calming down my bouts of eczema, but often the hydrator can be pretty heavy. That’s where this whipped, lightweight formulation comes in. It’s still filled with antioxidant-rich oils (cocoa, avocado, kukui nut) without feeling thick, slippery, or hard to smooth.
Let me tell you something: luminous dewy skin doesn’t require ten steps to achieve. I’ve tested enough products to know that common denominator in the quest for glowing skin is hydration. “The first step is consistently good skincare, which reduces the likelihood of dryness,” explains Glowbar co-founder and CEO, Rachel Liverman. “On top of that,