In South Korea, the “put a mask on it” mantra has spawned multiple categories, including peel-off, modeling, bubble, water, sleeping masks, and even finger masks. It’s also common to layer different treatments in a sort of mask cocktail to address specific needs (for example, a clay mask to purify pores paired with a hydrogel sheet mask to rehydrate). Ahead, find a list of superstars to give you the lay of the land and save you from picking up a dud sheet mask next time you're standing in the checkout line.
In the early hours of the morning, Dominique rose to prepare for her 8 a.m. shift at Sephora. Then came her uniform: a stark black shift dress with a red stripe down each sleeve. Before YouTubers like Gigi Gorgeous and Nikita Dragun, many trans people sought out beauty retailers like M.A.C. and Sephora as a place to discover makeup and application tips — a very necessary part of their gender presentation.
The salesperson and I were particularly obsessed with the last one I tried on, a red printed number which happened to be a size 20. When I said, "I thought we both loved the red printed one?” she looked at me and said, “Yeah, but you probably don’t want it.” At that moment, I realized what she meant — I might not want a size 20 dress hanging in my closet. Or, to be more precise, something with a tag that says that size.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., affecting over 50 million men and women — which means acne can't only happen to everyday peeps. Click through to read up on the times some of your favorite pretty faces proved that us normal folks don't monopolize zits — acne is equal-opportunity. Reinhart recently revealed that she's been dealing with cystic acne since she was 12.
In case you somehow missed it, Rihanna is taking over the world one industry at a time — in the best way possible. You already know all about Fenty Beauty and it’s inclusive and expansive product range. Enter: Savage x Fenty, a new lingerie line that isn’t just any lingerie line.
Jennifer Lopez has been a longtime fan of monochromatic makeup, whether it's matching her lips to her outfit or her eyes. At tonight's BBMAs, the star paired her velvet ensemble with a deep burgundy smoky eye.
Keratosis pilaris, a common condition that causes small bumps on the skin, is generally considered a harmless skin issue. Clearly that method didn't work because here I am years later typing this out with cluster of KP still hanging out on the back of my arms. Luckily, I've finally found a cocktail that helps minimize the appearance of the bumps: True Botanicals' Resurfacing Body Mask.
Meghan Markle is not a stranger to this narrative. The daughter of a white father and a Black mother, she has spoken and even written about the complications that have come with her racial ambiguity. In a poignant essay for Elle UK in 2015 (a year before she began dating Prince Harry), she wrote: "Being biracial paints a blurred line that is equal parts staggering and illuminating." Her race has also has been at the center of the conversation surrounding her entry into the royal family, to the point where Prince Harry had to release a statement asking the media to back off.
With the royal wedding happening in less than 48 hours, we can't help but wonder about how Meghan Markle will make her first appearance as the Duchess of Sussex. "Even now, her look has stayed the same," Lydia F. Sellers, her former hairstylist and makeup artist, says.
In the past few years, lip oils have flooded our feeds and local makeup stores, so we've been able to try dozens of different variations. After the success of her matte lipsticks, makeup artist Pat McGrath has finally given the world a gloss.
Although most of the focus on Gina Rodriguez 's career has rightfully been about her work, she has also served as a beauty icon for those who grew up seeing very few examples of Latina women in Hollywood. When she accepted her Golden Globe for Jane The Virgin in 2015, it was a win for representation. "Seeing someone that looked like me up on the stage was so empowering," says Carrie, a super-fan who volunteered to transform herself into the star in the video above.
Think of David's technique as your natural hair color, but with the Instagram saturation tool turned all the way up. Essentially, he brightens the natural highlights you already have, while deepening the base color all around them. The contrast makes the highlights appear as if they're "blooming," making this dye job especially ideal for those with virgin hair.
If you needed further proof that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are just like us trendy millennials, let their plans to have food trucks at their upcoming nuptials be a clue. From the moment their engagement was announced we knew these two were going to throw the most epic royal wedding ever. From bucking tradition by having an American bishop give the address at their wedding and Meghan giving a speech to her husband at their reception, the happy couple is truly making their big day their own.
Yes, some of our best memories were made throughout those four (or, uhh, four and a half) years as an undergrad, but some of our favorite beauty products were found during that time as well. "Mascara has been my ride-or-die beauty product since I stole a tube of my mom’s back in the sixth grade, but it wasn’t until college — when I discovered this gem from Covergirl — that I learned the true potential of my lashes.
Every May, sons and daughters around the world are faced with an impossible challenge: What gift is worthy of giving to the woman who brought you into the world (and, as my mom used to say, could easily take you out of it, too)? Mother's Day is a tough holiday — unless, of course, the family members in your life don't play it coy and come right out with what they want. If you work in beauty, you're especially familiar with these women, and there's no better way to show your love than by trekking to Sephora to get them the exact conditioner or mascara they want... or scanning the beauty closet filled with hundreds of others.
Swimsuit trends come and go, but some stick around a little longer than we anticipated. The one-shoulder bathing suit has been slipping into swim collections for a couple of years now, making us wonder whether it's time to admit that they've transcended past the "trend" phase and into "staple" territory. Summer 2018's swim line-up is rife with one strap cut-out monokinis, ruffled single shoulder bikinis, and every silhouette style in between.
Update: Sanaa Lathan's drastic September 2017 haircut is starting to grow in — and with that, she's growing more comfortable with her shorter length, too. At first, "it was terrifying!" Lathan told Health magazine in her June 2018 cover story, in which she discussed the change for her role in Nappily Ever After.
For a long time, Sojourner Elleby, a Refinery29 production assistant, let it stop her from experimenting. "My mom decided to loc her hair when she was in her late thirties," Elleby reveals. Now, Elleby says she's in a place where she's ready to ignore whatever society thinks — which led her to the chair of Annette Roche, co-owner of Nappstar NYC salon.
It's been a while since we've seen a Marchesa dress grace a red carpet. After the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke last October, the disgraced mogul's ex-wife and co-designer Georgina Chapman postponed the spring 2018 collection press preview to a later date. Months of silence, on Marchesa's end, would ensue.
Legs, it's been quite a while since we've seen you. Our uniform for the last few months may have consisted of jeans, leggings, or joggers and a chunky sweater or hoodie, but with spring in full swing, that's all changing. We're be swapping our cold-weather staples for some leg-bearing treasures, and the miniskirt is the perfect place to start.
Working in the digital media space, we come across a ton of both bizarre and hilarious GIFs, Vines, and photos on the daily. (Seriously, check any R29 employee's email and you'll find it riddled with GIFs in response to everything from a fellow staffer's TV appearance to news that there's pizza in the kitchen.) The creativity and ridiculousness always manages to amaze us, and we not-so-secretly wish we had the skills, wit, and, well, time to create them as our full time jobs.
Can you even remember a time before dry shampoo? Aside from a small group of ladies who evangelized about the power of baby powder, there really wasn't much in the oil-soaking category back then. Now, aerosol cans and powder shakers litter our bathrooms, gym bags, heck, even work desks. Hairstylists can't shut up about the texturizing, volumizing, make-everything-look-better-izing effect of the stuff. And now, we use it more than the regular version in our showers. (A lot more.)