Beauty

It’s early 2001. After surviving Y2K—hallelujah—pop culture is brimming with optimism: a young Lizzie McGuire demands a bra from mom. Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake epitomize the new American dream while walking the red carpet in matching denim ensembles, and Jagged Edge has only one thing on their mind: “Where the party at?” We might
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Perfumers often use analogies to describe their craft. Calice Becker, the nose behind Dior’s famous J’adore, likens her work to that of an architect. Stephen Nilsen, who created Vera Wang Lovestruck, thinks of it as writing music: He groups single fragrance notes into chords—or accords, as they’re called in the business—and arranges a finished composition.
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Rosdiana CiaravoloGetty Images On March 20, as the threat of the novel coronavirus intensified, an official mandate passed that businesses providing beauty services would have to shut down temporarily to slow the spread of the virus, forcing many women—myself included—to look to the internet for assistance. The ’90s music videos in my YouTube queue were
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Courtesy My name is Margaux Anbouba, I’m a diehard bath person, and this is my story. My bath style is equal parts, Julia Roberts, in Pretty Woman—zoning out while listening to music on her headphones—and Tony Montana in Scarface—sans the yelling, screaming, and life of crime with more of a mob leader confidence surrounded by
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If you’re one of the fifty to seventy million Americans who struggles to fall (and stay) asleep, chances are you’ve heard of melatonin, the hormone that regulates your sleep and wake cycle. But melatonin has become the latest trendy skincare ingredient that claims to help repair and restore your skin while combating signs of stress
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ICYMI, nail color has come a long way in recent years. No longer are we reserved only to easily chipped polish, potentially damaging acrylics or UV-set gel manicures (though we’re not saying we don’t love those options, too!). There’s a new nail color trend in town, and it’s definitely here to stay; We’re talking about
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While skin cancer is less common among Black and Latinx populations in the U.S, melanin is not a magical, sun-resistant shield that repels damaging UV rays. Skin cancer is usually identified at an advanced stage for people of color, which makes it that much more deadly. And on a short-term timeline, sun damage can contribute
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The Lightweight Glow Clear, Color Correcting Self-Tanning Mousse Isle of Paradise sephora.com $29.00 This clear, lightweight mousse absorbs into skin almost instantly—which, as any self-tanner aficionado knows, is key to preventing color streaking and transfer onto clothing. But the real selling point here is its color-correcting technology (peach for light skin tones, green for medium
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Courtesy If you haven’t seen Janet Jackson’s Poetic Justice, or at the very least a picture of her in the iconic movie, it’s time to get your life together. Jackson sports one of the ultimate ’90s hairstyles: box braids. Box braids, originating from Africa, have been donned by all your favorites like Beyoncé to Zoe
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For all of the many methods of body-hair removal out there—from shaving to sugaring to waxing, and everything else in between—laser hair removal (both professional and at-home) is the only strategy that promises permanent results. However, since the professional versions are not very budget friendly, coupled with the fact that most of us will be
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It’s time again for Fenty Beauty’s latest launch, a collection of cream blushes and bronzers playfully dubbed Cheeks Out Freestyle. The future is here, and it was televised—or at least broadcasted on Instagram Live, where Priscilla Ono, global Fenty Beauty ambassador and Rihanna’s makeup artist, previewed the new range of products. Working off the above
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Getty Images This one’s for the people in the back: Just because you’re currently quarantining doesn’t mean you should skip the SPF. Yes, you should be wearing sunscreen. Every! Single! Day! If you’re feeling like right now is the perfect time to really look into what ingredients you’re putting on your body, you’re in good
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Of all the three hair porosity types—low, normal, and high—low porosity hair can be such a nuisance sometimes. Porosity, in general, is the hair’s ability to absorb or retain moisture. “Porous hair retains more water therefore it is more difficult to dry and style. It is also extremely challenging to apply hair color on porous
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Courtesy There’s something magical about lighting a candle. If you’ve had a stressful day, the aroma can fill the room and immediately relax your tired mind. But not all candles are the same. Though all possess the same three components—wax, wick and fragrance—some are more toxic than others. Many candle brands use refined paraffin, a
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There are oils, curling creams, and hair refreshing sprays, but is your hair product collection complete without a nourishing moisturizer? Whether it’s labeled as a moisturizer or a leave-in conditioner, it’s a holy grail product that rehydrates and shields your hair from the brisk winds, rough towels, harsh ingredients, and touchy-feely hands it encounters daily
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Self-care has never been more important than now. Our mental states are chipping away with every scoop of 2AM peanut butter, and our coffee-induced morning spirals are quickly blending into our wine-fueled night spirals. In other words, it’s important to check in with yourself. And no beauty treatment requires as much time, dedication, and mental
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Mike Marsland There’s something about the start of the new season (oh, hey spring!) that has us itching for a change. Maybe it’s the warmer weather, but it just feels like the right time to get a fresh new cut. All it takes is a quick scroll through Instagram to find your hair inspiration. Hit
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