Beauty

Rosdiana CiaravoloGetty Images Concealers didn’t ask to be one of the most essential makeup products in our routines, but they are. For foundation-averse folks, thicker concealers can create a light, bare-faced look. But for people like me, concealers serve as my ride-or-die product that hides darks spots and brightens my tired eyes. I’ve run through
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While some fill their precious Insta-bio with strings of emojis, beauty influencer Alba Ramos uses hers to tout her dedication to using clean products. Because “clean” beauty isn’t government-regulated just yet, there isn’t one official definition for it. So on her blog and virtual grid, Ramos strives to sift through the noise surrounding the topic,
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Ahead of her namesake brand’s 25th anniversary, Monique Lhuillier is launching her first fragrance. The Filipino-American designer has long been a household name, best known for her ultra-feminine gowns worn by A-list celebrities on the red carpet and down the aisle. So it’s no surprise that Lhuillier, a purveyor of beauty and elegance, is stepping
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Goth Glam Valentino’s signature red went black for its fall 2020 show. Guido Palau, global creative director for Redken, kept the hair simple by creating a deep side part and sweeping the hair into a low bun. On the lids, Pat McGrath carved a sultry negative space winged eyeliner look onto each model and topped
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Getty + Mia Feitel Buying a product without a recommendation? Not in this economy. In ELLE.com’s series Unexpected Expert, we find out which items are actually worth your hard-earned cash. If you’re still wondering if adding sunblock to your morning regimen is an unnecessary step, consider this statement from the Skin Cancer Foundation: “More than
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@boy__smells | @emilcohen It’s hard to imagine how the Ancient Egyptians would feel, in the days where candles were used simply as a source of light, about Gwyneth Paltrow’s “This Smells Like My Vagina” candle. It’s impossible to even explain to the versions of ourselves from a decade ago how spending $10 on a Lavender
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Rosdiana CiaravoloGetty Images What does natural actually mean, besides carrying a lofty connotation of being a little better and a lot more expensive? Technically, the FDA has no standard regulation for the term but that hasn’t stopped brands from using it endlessly in the marketing of their products. So we asked New York City-based dermatologist
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Courtesy of Naza/Natanya Montgomery Like straightening your hair or getting a few streaks of brown highlights, protective styles have become a rite of passage for many black women. Box braids and Senegalese twists, for example, can take up to eight hours to complete, a frustrating and painful relationship many of us—myself included—can’t seem to escape;
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In To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Lara Jean writes odes to the men she’s loved, often inexplicably, sometimes in secret. They were sonnets she penned to work through her own complicated feelings of attraction and adoration, never intended for public consumption. I, too, have been writing love letters on the DL—to Timothée, to
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Jen Atkin knows a thing or two about good hair. The hairstylist turned beauty mogul is behind some of your favorite celebrity hair moments—from the Kardashian-Jenner sisters to her BFF Chrissy Teigen—and is the founder of her own haircare empire, OUAI. Her latest launch, a revamped collection of shampoos and conditioners, is the brand’s most
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Fendi’s Headband Flip Hairstylist Sam McKnight described the look as “Abstract asymmetrical sculptures, and elegant twists and turns,” for the latest Fendi show. The creative genius created 54 updos that will have you craving carbs. “Updos inspired by a visit to a bakery,” he wrote on Instagram. “Twisted pretzels, plaited bread, and cinnamon swirls (or
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Courtesy CK Everyone Calvin Klein macys.com $55.00 Evan Mock is running his hands through my hair. Technically, he’s ruining it. I’ve done worse things for men. Mock is the internet’s skater boyfriend. He has the same endearing cockiness of a popular middle schooler, making me the insecure fourteen-year-old girl in this analogy. But Mock is…hot.
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Eamonn McCormack/BFCGetty Images Wanna bone? Simone Rocha does. The Irish designer skimmed the sea for her fall 2020 collection, surfacing with wreckage like shark teeth, shredded nets, pearls, scales, kelp, and yes, bones. “It’s one of the first things Simone said to me,” said hair stylist Gary Gill. “She saw bones in the girls’ hair,”
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Mia Feitel When it comes to Valentine’s Day, there are several categories you can fall into in the love department. Maybe you’re the hopeless romantic in a committed relationship who adores the holiday? Or you’re the carefree dating app pro with a date (or two) lined up? Are you a skeptic whose dating life is
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The Rich One Vetiver & Golden Vanilla Cologne Intense Jo Malone London sephora.com $190.00 If flirty floral scents aren’t your style, go a little wild with Jo Malone’s Vetiver & Golden Vanilla Cologne Intense. The unexpected smell is equal parts soft and masculine, thanks to toasty warm cardamom, vetiver, and vanilla.
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Sixteen years and two kids after having her first breast augmentation, Natalie Gilbert* discovered that one of her breasts had started to harden around its implant. She could also feel the implant’s edge, and there were divots and irregularities on both breasts, indicative of a somewhat common complication called capsular contracture. “[The implants] were really
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Courtesy It’s time to purge your Instagram bookmark section of things that no longer serve you—subliminal memes about a crush who’s just not that into you, potential purchases you shouldn’t be making, etc.—and make room for all things fitness. Fitness Instagram is a hodgepodge of inspiring wellness accounts that promote health and wealth, but there
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