No description provided.
No description provided.
These looks are M-A-J-O-R.From Cosmopolitan
Let this be the inspo you need to put your best face forward at your 9 to 5. From Town & Country
Let's face it: having a penchant for beauty products can get expensive. Most luxury makeup starts at $40, and with our skincare routines totaling up to around a dozen steps, we have to keep our budgets in mind. Fortunately, Sephora has a surplus of renowned products under $25, from affordable skin-care favorites to gorgeous makeup that will actually last awhile! We rounded up some new releases and bestsellers with incredible community reviews that will keep you looking and feeling your best without breaking the bank. - Additional reporting by Sarah Siegel Related: Sephora Collection's New Best Skin Ever Foundation Is as Good as It Says - and Only $20
Bumps and ruddiness? Nah, no ty.From Cosmopolitan
It's taking over.
Your selfies will never be the same.
Searching for your favorite beauty sponge can take years, and it's frustrating to try out tool after tool on the quest for the perfect blender. You want one that can reach every angle and nook on your face, blend any product into your skin, and also apply powder lightly and make it look natural. Luckily, there are a handful of products on the market that will totally transform your makeup routine. Ahead you'll find the very best, so you can take your complexion game to the next level. - Additional reporting by Sarah Siegel Related: Merit's Perfecting Complexion Stick Is Everything I've Been Looking For in a Makeup Product
She swears by a drugstore cleanser.
From skin slugging to soap brows, TikTok has become a gold mine for all kinds of out-there beauty trends and hacks that we're not ashamed to admit we've tried once or twice. Now, another buzzword hitting the platform in the last few months is "skin icing," which, jarring as it might sound, is believed to improve your skin's health and appearance. For anyone unfamiliar with the term, skin icing is the act of putting literal ice on your face. It's a form of cold therapy that's been around for ages and involves treating the skin with ice, ice rollers, ice water, or any cryotherapy tool that can lower the temperature of the skin. The point, as noted to us by celebrity facialist Candace Marino, is to "reduce inflammation, redness, and puffiness, while also stimulating circulation and helping to sculpt the face." These, of course, aren't the only reasons we've been seeing the trend everywhere lately. Read ahead to learn more about the benefits of skin icing and how you can safely do it at home.
Like many others, I've pared down my beauty routine significantly in the past 10 months or so. It's not that all my makeup is collecting dust - it's just with essentially no plans, putting on a pretty eyeshadow or lipstick is saved for virtual meetings or a rare socially distanced outing when the weather's warm. And, while I've gone all in on my self-care regimen, foundation is one item I rarely reach for anymore. It doesn't help that my dry skin gets even worse in winter, so I usually stick to tinted moisturizer to give my face extra hydration and just a hint of color when I'm adding any base makeup at all. Still, when I first learned about Sephora Collection's new Best Skin Ever foundation , I was intrigued by the ingredient list. Hyaluronic acid and algae extract are infused in the formula? That sounded more like skin care than makeup, and I was excited to give this product a whirl. Luckily, the product exceeded my high expectations, and there's a reason why I've been reaching past my tinted moisturizer for this ever since I got my hands on it. Learn more - and see what it looks like on my skin - ahead.
Free up real estate on your vanity and comfortably store your favorite products with these strategically designed organizers.
Makeup was always a special event kind of thing (partially because it’s only been two years or so since I started feeling confident wearing it). But then quarantine...
This L'Oreal Paris Anti-Aging Face Moisturizer is an option that's thick enough to make your skin feel hydrated and moisturized without overdoing it.
As thrilling as it is to delay sleep for as long as you can (whether it’s by going down YouTube rabbit holes, gaming, or doomscrolling), here’s an incentive to call it a night early: better skin health. While you’re asleep, the rest of your body is hard at work doing damage control from the day. And since your skin serves as your body’s first line of defense against all sorts of daytime aggressors, from dry winter air to sun exposure, that overnight repair mode is a non-negotiable for keeping it healthy. For that reason, a nighttime regimen is important to optimize your skin’s nocturnal recovery. That’s why we’ve partnered with StriVectin to cull together the top five ingredients that make the most of your body’s restorative state, working their renewing benefits overnight. Lactic Acid Lactic acid may be one of the gentler alpha hydroxy acids, but it’s just as effective: It dissolves the glue holding dead skin cells together, and in doing so, it helps enhance glow, even out skin tone, and smooth texture, all with little to no redness or discomfort — which is the typical downside of chemical exfoliants. Lactic acid also has the added ability to increase skin’s natural moisturizing factors (NMF), naturally occurring molecules that keep it hydrated and soft. It’s no surprise, then, that lactic acid is the headliner in StriVectin Lactic Acid Nightly Retexturizing Serum, a formula that pairs a vegan lactic acid with soothing blue cypress oil that’s clinically proven to gently improve skin’s radiance and softness in just one night. Apply it after your evening cleanse, and, of course, use sunscreen in the AM since any exfoliation (gentle or otherwise) can make skin more sensitive to sunlight. DashDividers_1_500x100 Retinoids What does a retinoid not do? This powerful form of vitamin A speeds up cellular turnover and stimulates collagen production. Translation: It brightens skin, treats breakouts, smooths the appearance of wrinkles and scars, and refines your overall skin texture. You might confuse this overachiever with retinol — the difference being that retinoid describes all vitamin A derivatives and is typically used to describe prescription-strength retinoids, whereas retinol is merely a type of retinoid that is gentler and available over the counter. Despite all that good stuff, there’s a drawback: In addition to potentially causing dryness and flaking (start off slow if you’re using it for the first time) it can also make skin sensitive to sunlight — which is why it’s best to use at night and to apply sunscreen during the day. Use it in a cream or serum two or three times a week at night, gradually increasing your usage as your skin becomes more tolerant, and follow each application with a moisturizer. DashDividers_1_500x100 Squalane Oil Squalane is a plant-derived version of squa-lene, which is naturally found in the skin (it’s a major component of sebum, aka skin’s natural moisturizer). While squalene is prone to oxidation — meaning it goes bad faster — squalane is not, making it a winning ingredient in skin-care products to address signs of sun damage, improve elasticity, and replenish the skin barrier. That’s important because without a protective layer, your skin can lose moisture overnight. Squalane is also one of those magical oils that doesn’t have a telltale heavy or greasy feel, which is why it works for all skin types. Find it in hydrating serums and lightweight moisturizers, where it plays nice with other active ingredients. It can also buffer not-so-cute side effects from harsher ingredients like retinoids, so try pairing them overnight to ensure skin stays happy and healthy. DashDividers_1_500x100 Resveratrol Resveratrol isn’t just in skin-care products. You can find this plant compound in the skin of red grapes and dark chocolate, too — all things that can help you decompress after a long day. In skin-care products, resveratrol has a calming effect, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also an antioxidant: Research has found that it can actually help repair damage racked up during the day as well as defend skin against free radicals — molecules that wreak havoc on cellular DNA, collagen, and elastin — so you’re ready for whatever the next day brings. DashDividers_1_500x100 Marula Oil Marula oil is derived from the nut of the marula tree, a relative of the mango tree. Found growing in the wild throughout Africa, the marula fruit has long been prized for its nutritional value (it’s been found in jams and beer), but its oil is packed with fatty acids, which are naturally found in the skin barrier. In fact, one study found that the oil can both deeply moisturize skin and minimize transepidermal water loss. That said, we suggest applying the oil at night since it could feel too heavy to wear throughout the day and cause pilling under makeup. DashDividers_1_500x100 Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
Insider's Caroline Aghajanian is using her time at home to finally clean her makeup brushes. She typically cleans her brushes with her face wash and a makeup-brush-cleaning mat, but she will test out three other popular methods for alternative options. The first method is mixing extra-virgin olive oil with dish soap, like Dawn or Palmolive. The extra-virgin olive oil can help break down makeup and can also moisturize the bristles so the brushes don't dry out. The second method is with hot water, white vinegar, and dish soap mixed together into a cup. The white vinegar will help disinfect the makeup brushes. The third method is washing brushes with castile soap, like Dr. Bronner's castile soap, and disinfecting with apple cider vinegar afterwards. All of these methods will leave makeup brushes clean and ready for application.
Let's do this 2021.
FYI: It's not too early to try out one of these looks.From Cosmopolitan
TikTok user Kevin Kane loves to prank his wife and record his antics for his followers. Kane’s most divisive prank is also his most recent one. In one of his latest videos, he explained that since his wife had been “complaining about having to clean her makeup brushes” . He decided to surprise her by cleaning them — in the dishwasher. Had Kane done a simple Google search before throwing his wife’s makeup brushes in the dishwasher…. He would have seen that people who have tried this before have destroyed their brushes. And makeup brushes aren’t cheap: The Morphe brushes that Kane’s wife seems to be a fan of can retail for $78 for 20 brushes
Changes on the merchandising team come after strong headwinds in makeup sales.
Some good news for 2021.