The perfect tinted moisturizer is the true MVP in your everyday routine, a lightweight cream, gel, or primer that blurs your pores and evens your skin tone but stays humble, completely invisible to a well-lit vanity mirror, an iPhone flash, and even your best friend on FaceTime who tells you your skin is glowing. Really, the only way that a good skin tint could get better is if you were to throw in sun protection.
Tinted sunscreen is the ultimate summer multitasker: the answer to feather-light skin coverage, plus sun protection built right in. It's not a sunscreen replacement — especially for a long walk in the hot sun — but think of it as a seasonal skin-care upgrade, perfect for those blissful makeup-free Saturday mornings when you want sun-blocking, radiant coverage in one step. Ahead, every tube of tinted sunscreen worth trying this summer.
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Summer is great for a lot of things - bright makeup trends, new skin-care products, fresh hairstyles - but there are a few things in the beauty space that are better left for the colder months. As the weather heats up and we're in the sun more, there are a few beauty rules and best practices to follow, especially when it comes to beauty treatments you should and shouldn't get in the summertime. While things like spray tans, dyeing your hair, and getting Botox go together with the warmer months just fine, certain beauty treatments - like those involving lasers - do not. Instead, these trips to the dermatologist or salon are best saved for the fall. If you're not sure what treatments are safe to get during the upcoming season, we tapped a few experts to go over the dos and don'ts of summer cosmetic procedures and skin-care treatments.
There’s no saying what Chrissy Teigen will post next, especially when social distancing measures are keeping most people close to home. From funny tweets to recipe breakdowns, and even a goodbye message to her breast implants, you can always count on the cookbook author to provide a wide variety of content. Now, the latest activities to join her ever-growing list: testing out makeup trends and breaking down her skin-care routine. In her most recent Instagram video, Teigen showed off an orange eyeliner look, noting her delay in testing out the popular makeup trend. “I’m feeling the colorful eyeliner trend that I’m very late on,” she said. But that’s not all: She also took the opportunity to share her go-to skin-care products in the caption, writing: “For you kind folks asking me to drop the skincare regimen, I will admit I am def proud of my skin lately and feeling myself.”> View this post on Instagram> > A post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Jul 6, 2020 at 8:56pm PDTFor individual products, which she says were recommended to her by celebrity esthetician Shani Darden, Teigen uses iS Clinical and La Mer products to cleanse and moisturize, along with The Concentrate from La Mer and sun protection from Control Corrective. Out of all her products, she credits the iS Clinical picks for helping her skin the most. “The iS clinical cleanser and the lotion is the only thing I use consistently and they’ve always been so good to me,” she wrote. Teigen also kept it candid by addressing the fact that her options are on the pricier side, adding in the caption, “$$, I know I know but I gotta be honest.”However, she does have some more affordable picks: The former swimsuit model shares that she uses Bioré strips for her chin and nose areas. Additionally, when her skin is out of whack or “feeling icks,” as she put it, she relies on Simon Ourian’s Epione Restorative Firm and Fade Cream (which is no longer available for purchase online). She also added her facials to the routine, which come courtesy of Jason Diamond, MD, Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon. Teigen had one last edit, adding in a favorite that she initially forgot: the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads, which she rubs around her nose and chin. “You’ll notice a HUGE difference,” she wrote of the peel pads. Teigen now joins a long list of celebrities who are giving a look into their beauty routines during quarantine. Most recently, Hilary Duff detailed her makeup, skin, and bath routines, while Justin and Hailey Bieber shared their four-step product regimen. We’re here for all of this Hollywood beauty intel — now, it’s just a matter of who will be next to spill the deets.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?
If your forehead, nose and chin tend to shine like a diamond while your cheeks flake like a pastry, you probably have combination skin. And while multi-masking can be a fun way to tackle disparate patches on...
Falling somewhere between a toner and traditional face wash, micellar water tackles makeup, oil, and dirt without rinsing and without stripping your complexion. While this product can remove overnight masks or rich creams when not fully washing your face in the morning, it also makes a great double-cleanser to ensure every last bit of waterproof makeup is eliminated after your regular cleansing.Since there's no need to have access to a faucet, micellar water can also serve as a midday refresher after a day in the sun or a sweaty workout - and many include soothing and hydrating ingredients like chamomile, calendula, and aloe, so skin's left even softer, too. Ahead, find the micellar waters that have earned the best reviews from other Sephora shoppers, and get ready for squeaky-clean skin.
At 50-something years old, my mom is always looking for ways to improve her skin. She’s tried expensive retinol creams, serums and toners, and sure, they were nice. But nothing ever made a super visible...
Even as beauty editors, no matter how many new lipsticks we add to our collection and serums we test, at the end of the day there will always be a special place in our hearts for our tried and true drugstore beauty products. Sure, the world of prestige beauty is exploding with options, but there's something so satisfying about discovering an affordable skin-care or makeup find that is so perfect, it feels like it was plucked straight from your dreams. Whether it's a cult-favorite staple that was recommended to us by a friend or a budget-friendly impulse buy turned beloved go-to, we can't take a trip to our local Target, Walgreens, or CVS without grabbing at least one - actually, make it two - refills. Keep scrolling to see our editors' favorite drugstore beauty products of all time.
Although wearing a face mask in public is the responsible decision during a global pandemic, let's not allow the need for such a precaution to overshadow our eco-conscious judgments when deciding what type of non-medical covering to buy. As discarded single-use face masks pile up on beaches and nature trails, the environmental threat posed by these COVID-19 essentials is a fast-growing concern. Luckily, there are sustainable-style alternatives to help curb the impact of this issue — and if your current face covering (fashion-forward or otherwise) is washable and reusable, then you're already on the right track. Things like breathability and personal expression matter when picking out a mask that's best suited to our particular lifestyles (and faces) — but it's also important to consider how a mask is made, what materials it's crafted from, and, ultimately, what impact that has on the environment. By paying attention to the fabrics and production methods used to create these masks, we can make more eco-friendly choices when it comes to protecting ourselves, others, and the planet. A handful of top sustainable-retailer favorites (like Nisolo and Collina Strada) are already a step ahead of us; offering durable options made from up-cycled materials, deadstock fabrics, and/or natural fibers that are designed to last longer. Even a quick Etsy search will direct you towards an impressive selection of handmade face masks from smaller vendors — which translates to less energy and resources wasted. We've rounded up 11 such sustainable styles ahead that are ready to get the germ-shielding job done — without harming the planet in the process. 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. The 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?The Most Breathable Face Masks For Hot Summer DaysHere's Where To Shop Fashion-Forward Face MasksHere's Where To Buy Non-Medical Face Masks Online
We’re here today to talk about the penultimate summer-wardrobe sleeper item: the baggy boxer short. We didn’t realize this was an item that our warm-weather rotation needed, but now that our eyes have been opened to the possibilities, these workhorse shorts are everywhere we look. There are so many reasons why these are the every-short: they’re athletic, effortless, a throwback. Most importantly, they’re cool, comfortable, and available in a host of options, from a crisp poplin chino-style to a nylon iteration worthy of soccer practice circa 1998. We feel strongly that there's a boxer-baggy out there for everyone, so click on through to find your new summer short. 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. The 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?11 Items People Are Adding To Cart This WeekThe Best Under-$150 Buys Of The MonthYep, The Bike Shorts Trend Is Still Going Strong
Even before the 2016 election, New York City’s Trump Tower has been a site of protest, with people gathering on Fifth Avenue to protest everything from gun violence to the nomination of Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh. As of today, though, this stretch of Fifth Avenue will look a little different, thanks to the addition of the words “Black Lives Matter” painted in giant, yellow letters on the street directly in front of Trump’s Midtown Manhattan building.Earlier this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio authorized the mural to be painted in front of the Trump headquarters, and the project kicked off today with Mayor de Blasio painting alongside dozens of city employees. Predictably, Trump is against the mayor’s plans. In a tweet on July 1, Trump said, “NYC is cutting Police $’s by ONE BILLION DOLLARS, and yet the @NYCMayor is going to paint a big, expensive, yellow Black Lives Matter sign on Fifth Avenue, denigrating this luxury Avenue.” Trump also called the move to paint the sign as something that will “further antagonize New York’s finest,” referring to the NYPD, and said that the words Black Lives Matter are a “symbol of hate.”In response to the president, Mayor de Blasio said, “President Trump said we would be denigrating the luxury of Fifth Avenue. Let me tell you: we’re not denigrating anything, we are liberating Fifth Avenue, we are uplifting Fifth Avenue.” New York is not alone in painting Black Lives Matter in large, bright letters on city streets — a similar painting exists just outside of the White House in Washington, D.C. Proponents of these signs say they send a serious message of solidarity, and communicate that local leaders and communities are prioritizing the anti-racist movement. And, the decision to make the message inescapable to Trump, in particular, is important considering that the Black Lives Matter movement has sustained many attacks from the president, who recently called protesters “hoodlums” for trying to take down racist statues. Of course, affixing murals in Trump’s periphery is not a solution or real response to the ongoing crisis of police brutality in America — and many activists don’t support the murals at all. After the Black Lives Matter mural was painted outside of the White House, the D.C. chapter of the Black Lives Matter Global Network called it a “performative distraction from real policy changes.” And let’s not forget that the painting outside of Trump Tower comes after the New York City council voted to change the NYPD budget, but failed to meet protesters’ other demands. Though there are undoubtedly purely performative aspects to this mural, the message to Trump — which is loud and relentless — still stands. Mayor de Blasio has maintained that, “When we say ‘Black Lives Matter’ there is no more American statement, there’s no more patriotic statement, because there is no America without Black America. We are acknowledging the truth in ourselves and in America. By saying ‘Black lives matter’ we are righting a wrong.” It remains to be seen how de Blasio and other local leaders across the country plan to put their words into real action, but all eyes are on them to see if they can make good on their promises.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The Housing Crisis Is A Black Lives Matter IssueTrump Tweeted A Video In Support Of "White Power"Protests Haven't Led To A Spike In COVID-19 Cases
So, you want to keep yourself and others protected but you need a literal breather from your face mask? We get it — we're still adjusting to having our noses and mouths covered in fabric, sweating it out in the hot summer sun, too. Luckily, cloth masks (in some cases) aren't the only option for helping prevent the spread of the coronavirus. If you're looking for a fresh way to responsibly set the bottom half of your face free, meet: the shield. There are more than a few benefits to cycling a face shield into our mask-wearing routines: face shields are easy to clean and reuse; they allow us to see and react to one another's expressions; they can help cut down on face-touching instances while also wearing a mask (think anything from clearing off lens-fog on glasses to readjusting masks in order to sip a drink). However, it's important to note: according to a recent report from the Journal of the American Medical Association, in order for a face shield to act as an effective substitute, it should extend below the chin and out to the ears (with no exposed gap between the forehead and the headpiece). If your shield doesn't offer proper coverage for keeping respiratory droplets at bay, then it may be better served as an extra form of protection in situations where you may need to remove your mask in public. Ahead, find ten face shields that you can readily add to your COVID-curbing lineup of protective accessories today. 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?Eco Face Masks That Are Kinder On The PlanetThe Most Breathable Face Masks For Hot Summer DaysHere's Where To Shop Fashion-Forward Face Masks