The recent rise in loungewear clothing has led to a rise in loungewear makeup, including comforting lip-care products that you'd typically see in the colder months. But these tinted glosses, cushiony balms, and glossy oils are far more appealing than the half-used tub of Carmex buried in the pocket of your winter coat. From Summer Fridays to KNC Beauty, some of your favorite skin-care brands have taken on the lip-care category with gorgeous results.
Whether you're looking to keep your mouth moisturized under your face mask or you want shiny, plump lips for your next FaceTime date, we've rounded up some of the best launches hitting the beauty aisle, ahead.
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Every so often, I notice a sudden sweeping trend make its way through all the bloggers, influencers and beauty experts on my Instagram feed. Every single one of them appears to be discussing the same product,...
I know I'm not alone in saying that these last few months have been very transformative for my beauty routine. My skin-care routine has gotten longer, while my makeup routine is a fraction of what it was before. Where I was so used to doing a full face of makeup for work every day, now I'm opting for minimal products in the interest of time. With that in mind, the products that are sparking joy for me right now aren't new eyeshadow palettes or lipstick shades - they're multitasking, skin-care-makeup hybrids. Enter: Huda Beauty's Honey Balm Jelly Moisturizer, the brand's newest product innovation and first moisturizer in the Wishful Skincare line. When I first learned of the new Honey Balm Jelly Moisturizer, I was sold by the words multitasking, instant glow, and smooth skin with or without makeup. Dewy skin is always on my mind and I'm constantly looking for products that will boost luminosity. While I love a good liquid highlighter, these days my cosmetics routine is limited to just the staples and it truthfully doesn't always make the cut. As someone who thinks skin-care first, I love the idea of getting radiance from a moisturizer instead.
Not only are Sephora Favorites kits a great way to get introduced to new products, many include deluxe-size samples that aren't sold anywhere else. And, while they make perfect carry-on options, there's no reason why these items can't be tested out at home first, too. If you're looking for a beauty product that's new (to you) or a new self-care activity idea, you can accomplish twice as much by doing your own experiments like using a packaged set to find your next favorite mascara or lip gloss. Filled with value and bestselling items to try, there are sets specifically focused on clean beauty, and even a couple fragrance kits, too. Several of these kits recently arrived at Sephora - like the at-home sampling series - while others have already earned rave reviews from other shoppers. Plus, some include full-size items (in addition to travel-size ones), or let you choose your favorite mini in full size later (for no additional cost). Learn more about our favorite new and already-popular Sephora Favorites sets ahead.
The goods that we buy on a fleeting basis may not ultimately wind up on our monthly most wanted list, but that doesn't mean they're not worthy of their own shopping spotlight. Welcome to our newest series that details just that: peeling back a more of-the-moment curtain on the top weird to wonderful items that people purchased this week. Each of the products ahead was anonymously sourced from both top-performing R29 stories as well as shopping data that details the most current bestsellers. This means that everything you'll find featured — from the pair of 80% off black leather sandals to a breathable Nike running skort — is a freshly baked slice of what's trending in virtual carts across the web at this very moment. Scroll on to see what else is on the menu (spoiler: it involves newly released beauty goods and a previously sold out pink pan). At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?What We Actually Bought For Under $100 This MonthThese Were The 29 Top-Bought Items In JulyThe Epic Beauty Deals From Nordstrom's Major Sale
Alicia Keys’ naturally glowy complexion has always made us wonder what beauty products the singer-songwriter has in rotation, even before she first committed to going without makeup in 2016. Now, Keys’ dedication to the beauty revolution is going one step further with the upcoming launch of a lifestyle beauty brand, announced today in conjunction with e.l.f. Beauty.Not to be mistaken for a collaboration, Keys will be launching her very own brand under the e.l.f. Beauty portfolio, which acquired W3LL People earlier this year. The company dropped the news today, revealing that the line is expected to launch in 2021. “We are beyond thrilled to leverage our strengths to help realize Alicia’s vision, as it not only aligns with our mission to make the best of beauty accessible but infuses it with an even deeper dimension,” said Tarang Amin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, e.l.f. Beauty, in a press statement. While we don’t know the specific categories Keys will be entering or the name of the brand just yet, we do know that the formulations will be dermatologist-developed and cruelty-free, according to the company. The fact that it’s operating under the e.l.f. umbrella might also suggest that the prices will be wallet-friendly, like the company’s two other brands.Keys’ new venture will also have a lifestyle component, as the press release explains: “A culmination of Keys’ personal skincare journey and her passion for bringing light into the world, this new lifestyle beauty brand will enable Alicia to further explore conversations about inner beauty, wellness and connection…. The brand aims to bring new meaning to beauty by honoring ritual in our daily life and practicing intention in every action.” Keys hasn’t officially spoken out about the announcement, but we’re eagerly awaiting product specifics — and following the news closely for more updates in the future.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
Fans of Selena Gomez have been eagerly awaiting a launch date for her cosmetics brand, Rare Beauty, which the singer previously said would arrive in the summer of 2020. Well, now that moment is finally here. This afternoon, the brand founder took to Instagram to reveal the official drop date — and it’s a lot sooner than we expected.“I’m SO excited to finally share that @RareBeauty will be launching September 3rd only at @Sephora, @SephoraCanada, @SephoraMx and RareBeauty.com,” wrote Gomez in the caption. “I’ve had so much fun creating everything and can’t wait for y’all to try it all! I hope you love it as much as I do!”> View this post on Instagram> > A post shared by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Aug 4, 2020 at 9:31am PDTGomez also appeared in a video on Rare Beauty’s official Instagram to speak more on the brand’s mission, and her vision as the founder. “I live in a time where it’s all about face. It’s all about makeup. It’s all about how you look in a lot of ways. That could be exciting and fun, but at the same time, it could just be a bit dangerous,” she says in the video. “So, I wanted people to feel like makeup is something that you could enjoy. It’s not something that you need. I felt like that’s kind of who I am. I’m very authentic. I’m very real with my fans, so I’m excited that I got to venture into this.”Gomez also told her followers who the brand is for and what she hopes they feel when shopping for these products. “Any girl, woman, boy, whoever they are, can just feel beautiful just exactly how they are,” she says.> View this post on Instagram> > A post shared by Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez (@rarebeauty) on Aug 4, 2020 at 9:34am PDTWhile Gomez hasn’t revealed the exact products that will be available at launch, we know there’s probably a red lipstick in the mix, and the founder previously shared that fans can expect a wide range of complexion products, too. No matter what she has planned, we’re sure the products will fly off the shelves given the anticipation around this release. But just in case September sneaks up on all of us — because what is time in 2020? — you can add your name to the waitlist at rarebeauty.com. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
Raise your hand if your skin has been putting up a fight since, well, March. (I can't see you, so I'm just going to assume you're in the same boat and move on.) Stress, face coverings, trying new products back to back, a bad sleep schedule - all of this can take a toll on your skin and lead to an increase in breakouts, flare-ups, and irritation. To combat this, Lili Reinhart has been stepping up her skin-care game and gave her followers a peek at the products she's leaning on the most. Renée Rouleau, Augustinus Bader, and other cult-favorite brands were included in the snapshot on her Instagram Stories. "Shoutout to some of my faves getting me through these days," read the text on the photo. Also included in the mix with her beauty products is a Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare facial steamer. A steam treatment can help loosen the gunk in your pores, allow products to penetrate deeper into the skin, and also clear your sinuses. (This must be the key to Reinhart's glowing complexion, therefore we're buying one ASAP.) Take a closer look at the products in Reinhart's stay-at-home beauty routine ahead.
Heavy creams and thick oils? Probably not what you're reaching for when the temperatures rise. Still, it's obviously important to treat your skin well year-round and, while there are some winners 365 days a year, there are other goodies that truly shine come summertime. Speaking of shine, let's talk about reducing oil- and sweat-induced shininess that often pops up in the heat, and how to boost that glow you'll have when your skin is sun-protected, too. These top-rated products can also help hydrate without unnecessary heaviness, and feature ingredients that practically scream summer like cucumber water, pineapple, papaya, and aloe vera. No matter your skin type, there's something on this list that can help with any concerns this season . . . even those arising from protective-mask wear. Ahead, find 24 bestselling skin-care products practically flying off Sephora's (virtual) shelves right now.
Despite the fact that we’re traveling much less this summer, it's still managed to feel like we’re walking more than ever. And, all of this bipedalism means that we are in dire need of some serious workhorse sandals to follow suit. No more strapping on those questionably supportive gladiators or flimsy flip-flops and Ubering our ways around town. Now that we're using our own two feet to hoof it to a host of local destinations, our footwear will need to support us (literally) every step of the way. We learned long ago that just because a shoe falls under the umbrella of “comfort” doesn’t mean it can’t be fashionable, too. With utility and style overlapping now more than ever, there are a plethora of choices this season that will enhance your walkabout without subtracting a single style point. Whether it's an unexpectedly cool cork slide, a recycled-rubber sandal adorned with dancing bears, or a leopard-print clog cousin, we’ve got you covered with summer-ready sandals that are both chic and sublimely comfy ahead. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Comfort Footwear Shoes That Are Actually CuteAll The Sales On Summer Sandals Happening NowBye Birkenstocks: Meet The New "Ugly" Sandal
Just a few short weeks after Demi Lovato announced her engagement to Max Ehrich, the star has more big news: She’s about to drop new music. According to Lovato’s most recent Instagram Story, the “Anyone” singer is working on a brand-new song — the title of which she announced via manicure, showing off a squared deep French shape studded with multi-colored butterfly nail art.“Guys, I’m writing a new song called butterfly rn,” Lovato captioned a closeup shot of her butterfly nail art shared to her Instagram Story. Following the low-key announcement, fans were quick to track down more details, only to discover that this isn’t the first time Lovato has used the winged insects to inspire song lyrics.“The first song @ddlovato wrote as a child was about butterflies,” one fan account posted. Lovato herself cosigned the report, reposting the fan account and adding, “And today I’m writing a new one about just one.” If you can’t recall a past Demi Lovato single about butterflies, that’s because it was written when the singer was just seven years old, and was never actually produced. In a 2013 TV interview on Katie Couric, Lovato revealed that the first song she ever wrote as a child was about a crush and that quintessential butterflies-in-your-stomach feeling — she even sang a few cords for the audience.As of now, all we know about the new track is that its subject is a single butterfly — and that Lovato is wearing symbolic nail art to match. We’re keeping a lookout for more breadcrumb clues ahead of the release. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The Mismatched Manicure Trend Just Got An UpgradeMeghan Markle's Bridal Mani-Pedi Broke TraditionCharli & Dixie D'Amelio Launch Nail Polish Collab
Vanessa Guillén, a Fort Hood soldier who originally went missing in April and whose body was finally found in July, still hasn’t gotten justice. Despite detailed reports, including a confession from her alleged killer, Spc. Aaron Robinson, Guillén’s family has lost faith in the system that was supposed to protest their daughter. “From the start, we lost trust with them (the Army) from the very beginning,” said Mayra Guillén, Vanessa’s mother. “The story they gave us is completely… I don’t even know what the right word for it is, but no one believes that story.” But as it turns out, Vanessa Guillén was only the latest fatality to come out of Fort Hood. Fort Hood has one of the highest rates of murder, sexual assault and harassment in the Army, according to Secretary Ryan McCarthy, who visited the base this week and said that the army base is known for having a violent past. United States Army post in Killeen, Texas has a troubling history of shooting rampages between 2009-2014. But as early as this past year, violence has continued across the base, with at least 7 soldiers who were stationed at Fort Hood having been found dead since March of 2020 alone. This includes Robinson, who took his own life after confessing to killing Guillén. Even in this past week, Francisco Gilberto Hernandezvargas, a 24-year-old soldier based at Fort Hood, was found after drowning near the Texas base. An investigation is still being conducted.In March, 20-year-old Shelby Tyler Jones’ died after suffering a gunshot wound in south Killeen near Fort Hood. Brandon Scott Rosecrans, a 27-year-old who joined the Army in 2018, was also found with a gunshot wound near Fort Hood in May, his car found burned nearby. Then, in June, another soldier, Gregory Scott Morales, was found dead in a field in Killeen, Texas, nearly 10 months after vanishing. Fort Hood released a statement that foul play is suspected. Morales was only 24 years old. Of the eight deaths this year, five so far have been publicly linked to foul play, according to the Army Times. When McCarthy visited this week, he said it’s clear that the Army should be taking better care of its soldiers. “We are getting an outside look to help us to get to those root causes and understand them so we can make those changes. We are going to put every resource and all of the energy we can in this entire institution behind fixing these problems,” McCarthy stated during a press conference. McCarthy also referenced Guillén’s death as a catalyst for the Army to focus on sexual harassment and assault in the military. Prior to her death, a survey given to 225 Fort Hood soldiers in June found that one-third of the women who responded had been sexually harassed. According to Guillén’s family, she had also shared allegations of sexual harassment with them prior to being murdered, but never reported out of fear. Fort Hood is now under a review, according to McCarthy, where officials will examine historical data of discrimination, harassment, and assault, and investigate the climate and culture that’s allowed for violence to take place. McCarthy himself has also already had conversations with soldiers based in Fort Hood to understand their experiences and the culture of the post, and conducted listening sessions to determine what the Army needs to change. With this kind of history, it’s unclear why this is just coming out now, and why serious action wasn’t taken as a preventable measure. Many cases of missing and killed soldiers had begun popping up long before Guillén, but they weren’t publicized or investigated in quite the same way. Still, McCarthy is determined to correct these injustices, despite a lack of faith in the current system — specifically the system governing Fort Hood.“Ultimately the results, findings, recommendations will fuel an implementation team chaired by the Undersecretary of the Army and the Vice Chief of Staff for the Army,” McCarthy said. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?150 FBI Agents To Investigate Crystal Rogers CasePolice Continue To Be Accused Of Sexual ViolenceAaron Glee Confesses To Killing Toyin Salau
While many of 2020’s most-popular fashion trends don't feel quite right for a life of time spent at home and social distancing (I definitely won't be wearing a tailored vest anytime soon...), there is one in particular that I'm currently very grateful for: the matching sweatsuit. As a freelance fashion writer, I’m already a big fan of sporting my pajamas while conducting phone interviews and writing stories from the comfort of my own abode. And, now that all my previously in-person meetings to events and coffee dates have been replaced by virtual Zoom calls, I’ve found myself reconsidering this sleepwear-only WFH wardrobe entirely. Luckily, the sweatsuit happens to be a comfy PJ-adjacent look that's appropriately conducive for wearing during a day full of important Zoom meetings — aka it's still just as comfy but more elevated than the aforementioned "I literally just rolled out of bed" attire. Ahead, find 19 stylish sweatsuit sets that are so comfy you won’t want to (or really need to) take them off. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team, but if you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?There's No Such Thing As Work-From-Home StyleShop Every Piece From R29's New Loungewear LineAmp Up The Joy Of Loungewear With Tie Dye Print