Beauty

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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For A Perfect Match Best friends, business partners, and hosts of the popular Sex and Relationships podcast, Girls Gotta Eat, Rayna Greenberg and Ashley Hesseltine, talk vibrators for a living. “It’s no surprise we share a favorite vibrator (don’t worry, we each have our own),” says the duo. “The Roxie is discreet, powerful, and above
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The moments before the raucous, tongue-wagging, Alex-Rodriguez-crazy-making halftime Super Bowl performance featuring Shakira and Jennifer Lopez are whisper quiet. A monastery gathered at the altar of a worldwide icon prepping for one of the biggest performances of her life. Performers are locking in, according to Lopez’s makeup artist Scott Barnes. “We don’t have music pumping
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If you’re 2020 beauty mood board included glossy skin, Euphoria eyelids and a luscious, bouncy mane, make space in your beauty closet for January’s most exciting drops. From a nourishing body oil to a superfood-packed serum and a multi-purpose concealer, here are the best new-season products worth investing in right now. Skin Welcome to 2020,
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If 2019 makeup looks were all about experimentation, then 2020 is the year of embracing the drama and acting casual about it. Long gone are the days when sticking rhinestones on your face was solely for Coachella or neon liner was an unapproachable, scary thing. Now’s the time to buy a multicolored palette, or try
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Skincare routines can get confusing. First, you have to research the appropriate ingredients for your specific skin concerns, then comes factoring in the price of each ingredient and time you have to dedicate to the process. But as it turns out, having an arsenal of acne-fighting, brightening, and calming cleansers, serums, moisturizers, and masks at
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Amy Sussman We look to the Oscars for polished, elegant looks and to the Met Gala for the drama. But when it comes to the annual Grammy Awards ceremony, we get the best of both worlds—especially where beauty is concerned. From smoldering smokey eyes to angelic bedazzled nails, these are the beauty looks we couldn’t
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@laurenladnier, @oliveandjune, @evemeetswest, @aliciatnails I don’t know what I thought 2020 was going to bring, but for some reason, I figured there would be some Y2K-esque, Sci-Fi reset, where everyone suddenly started dressing in sleek silver bodysuits and wearing holo-colored nails. Instead, 2020 is all about mastering nail art from the comfort of your couch.
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