When your inbox is exploding, deadlines are arriving too quickly, and you're just remembering about that bill that was due, it's safe to say your days can be a little too stressful at times. For those days when you feel like you're falling apart at the seams, there are beauty products that can help (because beauty products fix everything, right?).
Ever had a beauty product you love so much that you shook, hacked, scraped or squeezed its container until you were absolutely positive you had expended all of its precious contents? Rare indeed is the product that elicits that deliciously desperate feeling, especially in beauty editors. So when our team of beauty mavens encounters a rave-worthy product, you know it's the real deal. Herewith, our editors rattle off their "beauty empties," aka the best beauty products that they can't help but use until the last drop. Read on for their best nail polishes, hair products, skin care products and makeup now.
A blissful rubdown, a steam-room sesh, that delicious cucumber-infused water... There's no denying that a day at the spa is oh-so-relaxing. Still, that relaxation often comes with a pretty hefty price tag, which means you obviously want to make sure that you're getting the most bang for your buck. Avoid getting taken for a ride by those spa deal scams by considering the below seven scenarios that may be unnecessarily draining your wallet.
The best eyebrow products can be the difference between a polished look and a messy, dated one. Look back at old photos of yourself from the '90s, and you'll undoubtedly find a pair of over-plucked brows that made you look permanently surprised. We used to tweeze the living daylights out of our eyebrows. ("Eyebrows on fleek" hadn't yet been introduced to our vocabulary.)
We all know and love the Tartes and Urban Decays of the beauty industry, but if it's not sold in a large retailer or raved about by our favorite influencers, sometimes we tend to neglect it. That's occasionally the case with indie beauty brands. We have to say that some of these smaller, lesser-known beauty brands are just as good as (and maybe even better than) some of those well-known products. Because indie beauty brands are smaller, they're able to create products that are more custom, fairly sourced, and made with good-for-you ingredients for small batches.
Whether you're indulging in some much-needed retail therapy or looking for a fun little gift for your BFF, Urban Outfitters might just be your new favorite one-stop shop. You see, you probably know them primarily as an apparel store -- but it turns out that they've also got a seriously well-stocked beauty section.
These days, most of us apply some form of sunscreen to our face, and maybe even our neck on a good day -- but too often are our hands neglected, even though they get a ton of daily exposure. "Sun protection is important for your hands, both medically and cosmetically," says Dr. Francesca Fusco, a dermatologist at Wexler Dermatology, because it can help prevent skin cancer, dark spots and fine lines.
In much of the country, the cold weather is finally coming in, so break out your warm coats -- and a few great new beauty products! We're here to help you on that second one by presenting some of the coolest new products hitting the beauty shelves right about now. So whether you gravitate towards the pretty-in-pink face mask, the killer powder compact or the skin-transforming serum, we guarantee you'll find something to love here.
When it comes to cultivating hydrated skin, we're often quick to hit up our nearest beauty counter. But the products we apply directly to our face aren't our only hope when it comes to supporting skin moisture.
When undergoing any cosmetic treatment -- whether it's something as harmless as a HydraFacial or a bit more risky, like Botox or fillers -- the goal is always to leave looking better than you did when you walked in. But, as any dermatologist or aesthetician will warn you, it's important to choose your clinic and practitioner wisely, or you'll not only risk duck lips or a swollen face, but you could put yourself at risk for a fatal allergic reaction. Here's hoping you never experience these superscary cosmetic catastrophes.
Though food is very much a part of the Whole Foods brand (hence its name), the grocery store giant has long-since only sold fresh eats. Its utopian aisles cater to a larger audience, selling everything from natural and organic pet foods to tried-and-true personal care products. Now, while you're shopping for your family's week's worth of groceries, you can browse their Whole Body section and skip out on extra errands.
You know your most extra friend? The one who needs two bags for toiletries and skin-care on vacation, who's never been to the grocery store without wearing concealer, who reserves a hot 45 minutes each morning just for doing makeup and hair?
If you're like me, you had a stifled chuckle or two when you first read about the launch of the Vanicure, a skin care regimen specifically for your V. But, if you're also like me, head-tilted, you wonder what exactly that would be like.
Thanks to Adele's signature falsies and Kim K's spidery fringe, eyelashes are doing a lot more than protecting eyeballs from dust particles these days. Between Latisse and the eyelash extension craze, who isn't enhancing their eyelashes? But, not everyone who lusts after the faux-lashed look has the time, funds or steady hands to apply these instant come-hither-ers.
It's been hailed as the ultimate remedy for any and every beauty concern, and we totally get why. Coconut oil is an incredible multi-tasker, not to mention that it's affordable, easy to find, and makes you smell delicious. But there are some important things to consider before using this tropical treat as a topical treatment. We asked dermatologists to give us the lowdown on coconut oil -- and skin care oils in general -- to find out why it may be wreaking havoc on your skin.
We all love makeup shopping, but let's be real: The stuff tends to be expensive. Luckily, that doesn't always have to be the case -- in fact, you'd be surprised by just how many beauty products you can find at Ulta for less than $10. And the sheer value of said beauty products is actually pretty staggering -- you can find whole eyeshadow palettes, beautiful highlighters, even some rad K-beauty skincare finds, and it'll barely put a dent in your wallet. Let's put it this way: You could buy every single item on this list, and you'd be out less than $150.
"So You Think You Can Dance" judge Vanessa Hudgens stole the spotlight at the show's season 14 finale -- by singing and dancing to her single with Shawn Hook, "Reminding Me." Hudgens took the stage with dancer Robert Roldan, as Hook accompanied the duo crooning at the grand piano -- and it was quite the performance to remember.
You may have heard about the seemingly countless benefits probiotics can provide for everything from your immune system to your digestive tract. Your gynecologist may have even prescribed you a probiotic to help treat an issue you've been dealing with "down there."
If in addition to the crisp fall breeze you've noticed a little more harmony in the atmosphere, it could be because Libra season (September 23 to October 22) has arrived, ushering in, among other things, birthdays for the zodiac's resident social butterfly and peacemaker.
It's every woman's fantasy: Pop a magical pill for prettier skin, healthier hair and longer nails. And that's exactly what the new generation of beauty supplements promises. But can a vitamin do anything that your beauty products can't?