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.
There's always a good reason to spend less (especially if you're Uber-ing twice as much because of the cold), which is why we love Ulta, a more budget-friendly alternative to Sephora. The beauty megastore's selection is trend-driven without sacrificing quality and the products are always a good reflection of need-to-know finds. With that in mind, we asked the brand to share which products are flying off the (virtual) shelves right now. Here's a look at the site's standouts.
Although we still have a few more weeks till spring finally arrives, you may find your inner mermaid calling, especially since Pisces season (February 18 to March 20) has arrived, giving the dreamers of the zodiac a chance to shine.
Take one look at the glass skin and honey skin trends and there's no denying that Koreans are serious about their beauty routines. From the ingredients they search for to the Insta-worthy packaging stocked in their vanities, it's safe to say we could take a note from our sisters in the East. Luckily, K-beauty portal Memebox has curated all the very best products and reviews for beauty lovers all over the world. But sorting through the thousands of facial cleansers, masks, toners, mists and makeup products can get quite overwhelming, so we've narrowed it down to 14 essentials. From skin care to makeup, these are the top-rated K-Beauty products Memebox users are stocking up on.
If you've lived through the '90s, chances are, you've dealt with your fair share of brow blunders. Years of over-plucking and over-tweezing to achieve the thinnest brows possible may have impaired your ability to grow those hairs back, leaving you scrambling to keep up with the big and bushy eyebrow trend of today. Not to worry. There's hope for owners of even the skinniest and most pencil thin brows thanks to experts who dedicate their career to shaping, tinting and redefining eyebrows. Here are some of their best-kept secrets to achieving the perfect brow.
Microneedling, maybe you've heard of it. Or, more accurately, maybe you've scrolled past it. Touted as one of the top skin care trends in 2018, microneedling videos have been popping up all over our Instagram feeds, begging the question, is rolling hundreds of needles across your face really worth it?
Micellar water has been around forever — and there are plenty of reasons why people love it so much. For starters, it's pretty much the easiest beauty product on the planet to use. You pour some on a cotton pad and wipe it across your face to remove makeup and cleanse skin. Basically, micellar water is a no-brainer.
Last year, Memebox's I Dew Care Disco Kitten made a big splash on social media (and in our own skin care routines). Well, get ready for the new iteration, I Dew Care Sugar Kitten Hydrating Holographic Peel-Off Mask, $23. Loaded with brightening pearl and ruby powders, calming rose water and hydrating hyaluronic acid, plus an iridescent finish that shape-shifts between lavender and mint, it's sure to rack up the likes this month — including the most important one: yours.
Living in this fast-paced world, it's only fair that we give ourselves the chance to sit back and relax from time to time. While at-home face masks, body scrubs and electronic massages usually do the trick, sometimes we need to call in the professionals. But with new spa treatments popping up every day, how's a girl to know where to make an appointment? Since we fully support your need to treat yourself, we searched all over New York city for luxurious, next-level spa treatments that live up to the hype. Whether you're looking for a sense-bending massage, a celebrity-approved facial or a red wine bath, these best NYC spa treatments are worth the expense.
More than ever, being a conscious consumer is becoming a regular part of the shopping experience. It's also becoming a lot easier. While seeking out cruelty-free beauty products may seem like it requires a ton of effort and research, it's actually a lot simpler than it sounds. In fact, makeup and beauty buys that haven't been tested on animals are likely right around the corner from you at your local drugstore.
In sad but true news, there's no way that you'll ever be able to ward off the signs of aging completely. Sorry, it's just not going to happen. But while skin changes are an inevitable part of getting older, it can sometimes feel like they're coming on fast and furious — and way earlier than you expected. "How quickly you age is a combination of both your genetics and environmental or lifestyle factors," explains Dr. Emily Arch, MD, a dermatologist at Dermatology + Aesthetics in Chicago. While you definitely can't change the genes you were born with, you do have control over the other part of the puzzle: issues like sun exposure, a poor diet or chronic stress. Here are five early signs of aging, plus helpful ways to address each one. (Hey, you may not be able to stop time, but at least you can slow down its effects.)
Want yet another reason to be envious of Beyonce? Well, she got to test drive an "Unreleased Glossier Product" on the Grammys red carpet last night — a drop dead gorgeous rose gold shimmery eye product. Much in the way the Glossier Cloud Paints were unveiled at the 2017 Oscars, Beyonce was the first to sport the brand's new shadow, in a gorgeous makeup look created by Sir John.
These days, beauty products are everywhere, and more and more clothing stores are including their own beauty section. Even if you're on a self-imposed Sephora ban, you'd be hard-pressed to take a trip to the mall without crossing paths with some seriously covet-worthy beauty products. You'll find a lovely curation of natural beauty buys at Madewell, a whole host of cutesy sheet masks at Urban Outfitters and all your favorite indie brands at Anthropologie. Some stores, like H&M and sister brand & Other Stories, happen to be killing it with their in-house brands.
Crow's feet, dark circles, puffiness — your eyes play host to a whole slew of unsightly issues. And while you can knock out the first two with a good anti-aging cream and concealer, puffiness proves to be a bit of a trickier peeper problem. Why? Well, for starters, undereye bags have multiple causes, all of which require slightly different types of treatment. But it's not all bad news! There are a handful of tried-and-true solutions to combat every kind of puffiness. Here are some of the best.
We're going to try our very hardest not to make an "Age of Aquarius" joke right here and now, but… it is technically Aquarius month now. As such, we've put together a little beauty gift guide with the help of New Orleans psychic Cari Roy. Now, according to Roy, Aquarians have a flair for futuristic drama: "They love things like purple lipstick and glitter eyeshadow — think David Bowie," she explained. "They're all about breaking tradition and space-age stuff."
Breakouts are the absolute worst, aren't they? They always seem to pop up just in time for a big date or important job interview and leave you scrambling for a way to get rid of them STAT. But grabbing your tried-and-true acne product and slathering it all over your breakout might not be the best course of action because not all zits are created equal.
Although I'm pretty low-key when it comes to my everyday makeup routine, I almost never leave the house without applying mascara first. I'm lucky that my lashes are pretty lengthy on their own, but I like a little extra curl and volume (my fave mascara of the moment is Benefit Roller Lash Curling Mascara, $24). My blue eyes are my favorite feature, so I like to draw attention to them.
A mega-watt, movie-star smile adds glamour to any beauty trend -- I mean, try pulling off a bright orange lip with yellow teeth. If your toothpaste isn't doing its job, you might be reluctant to get on board with a bold lip or even flash a smile.
For the entire month of December, you've been wracking your brain trying to decide what to buy for everyone on your never-ending gift list. Now that the holidays are over, it's finally time to focus on yourself.