Summer is here — and all your favorite beauty brands are celebrating by launching special collections and covetable new products. From Rihanna's exciting Beach Please collection to all of the lovely new summer fragrances, there are certainly a lot of great beauty buys to choose from.
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.
Even for women who approach their beauty routine au naturel, a swipe of mascara is a necessity before leaving their home. When our eyelashes are long and wispy, our eyes automatically appear larger and clearer, making us look more awake and vibrant. Unfortunately, this trusty makeup bag essential is a double-edged sword: it gives the impression our lashes are fuller but can also make them shorter and more brittle if we aren't caring for them properly. There are ways to naturally improve the health — and length! — of your lashes though, without trying an invasive treatment like Latisse. As New York City dermatologist Dr. Hadley King explains, while these products do work very well to elongate, darken and thicken our eyes' protectors, many people prefer to avoid chemicals that could have side effects.
Why settle for shampoo and conditioner that anyone can use when you could have a set that's custom-crafted to your personal needs? And why swipe just any mascara when you could have one formulated specifically for your lashes? From the shower to your vanity, from one-of-a-kind lip color to a truly signature scent, this roundup of beauty companies that offer customized beauty products for each client will make you feel like a pampered princess.
The beauty community has a well-documented love for everything French. But across the Atlantic, there's another place where the beauty scene is equally impressive. The place in question? None other than Canada. Home to megastars Justin Bieber and Drake, the country also produces some of the most innovative, in-demand beauty brands, especially in the green beauty space. One standout among a lot of Canadian brands has to be the unique and nontoxic ingredients they use in their products that don't compromise quality, proving that just because something is natural doesn't mean it's boring and not worthwhile.
Now that warm weather is here and Memorial Day is right around the corner, it's finally time to start thinking about (and counting down to) our summer travel plans. In addition to gearing up for adventures and relaxation, you might also find yourself dreading packing. You're not alone. While we can't help you with fitting your whole wardrobe into a carry-on bag, we can help you make the most of the 3-1-1 rule. Whether you're looking for a travel-friendly skin care routine, hair care routine or makeup routine, ahead you'll find 26 travel-friendly products to help ease the stress of figuring out how to maintain your beauty regimen without breaking flight laws or monopolizing your luggage space.
Health experts have touted the virtues of eating quinoa for years. Basically, it's a miracle grain. "It is gluten-free, high in fiber, packed with antioxidants and full of nutrients like iron, zinc and magnesium," explains Jessica Rosen, president of Raw Generation and certified holistic health coach. "Quinoa is a complete protein, offering nine essential amino acids while still remaining low in calories. Eating quinoa promotes weight loss and improved health."
Sure, it's what's inside that counts... but when it comes to picking out Korean skin care and beauty products, we have to admit that the outside definitely comes into play as well. Call us shallow, but we find it tough to resist the wiles of, say, a bubble tea-themed sleeping mask or a tinted lip balm with dinosaurs roaring winsomely on the lid.
As one of those early bloomers, I started having my first mini breakouts around the age of 10. While my mom made me wait a few years before I was allowed to dabble in makeup, I still remember the painful embarrassment of heading to school with red, blotchy skin and bumps I couldn't get rid of. Unfortunately, it wasn't an ailment that became better with age — in fact, I'm nearly 30 and I still suffer from frequent breakouts. What finally worked for me was a mixture of a few solutions, including a seven-month Accutane treatment and the discovery of a night and day serum — DermWORX — that keeps the large cysts at bay. Even so? Traveling, stress, my period and dairy can stimulate zits, blackheads and clusters. To say it's annoying is an understatement.
Crystals are officially Having a Moment. Whether you're testing the waters with a heart-shaped rose quartz stone or consider yourself a regular at your local crystal boutique, we can agree on one thing: Crystals and beauty products are a true match made in heaven.
You're going to want pretty much everything in Jennifer Lopez's new makeup collab with Inglot, but if you are going to pick one thing, we humbly suggest the Livin' The Highlight Illuminator, $23. J.Lo's glow is legendary, after all, and this shimmery loose radiance powder (which works for face, body and eyes) is just the thing to recreate it.
Every spring, my allergies hit me full force and I'm a sneezing mess. But I usually stay away from allergy meds because they make me drowsy—and dozing off at my desk is not an option. After doing some research on more natural solutions, I came across something called "dry salt therapy" and decided to book an appointment for it at a spa in NYC. Fans of salt therapy say lying in a room with pink Himalayan salt does everything from make breathing easier to improve eczema to relieve stress.
A woman who can never take too many trips to Sephora and jumps for joy each month when her Birchbox subscription arrives might appreciate a lovely bouquet of flowers for Mother's Day, but what she really wants is the new, new in the world of beauty. We're talking the latest and greatest hair tools, makeup palettes, skin smoothers and more.
After testing hundreds upon hundreds of beauty products (including over 500 personally tried by yours truly), we've finally selected our winners for the 2018 TotalBeauty Awards. While we were selecting the winners in a series of (very long) meetings, a few beauty trends started to emerge. Products with jelly textures were popping up across the board, decadent coconut-scented products were everywhere and the whole holographic situation really hit the stratosphere. Read on to get the scoop on some of the hottest 2018 beauty trends and our most-loved products.
Trips to your favorite department store counters and beauty boutiques can get quite expensive, but every beauty junkie worth their salt knows that the drugstore aisle has always got your back. Out of all our Editors' Picks and Readers' Choice winners of the 2018 TotalBeauty Awards, many are actually very wallet-friendly. With some judicious shopping, you can fill your cart with luxuriously hydrating body lotions, beautiful holographic lip glosses and cutting edge acne treatments — for under $10.
With new innovations popping up every day, skin care is starting to feel something akin to aerospace technology. So what's a person to do? Well, you can start by checking out the winners of the 2018 TotalBeauty Awards, of course. We've tested hundreds of products designed for pretty much every conceivable purpose and gleaned the crème de la crème for your viewing pleasure. From dark spot busters that really work to the most soothing eye creams out there to the most exciting new face mask formulations, we've got you covered. Read on for our favorite face products of the year.
Collagen supplements have been growing in popularity lately, offering the promise of a smoother, brighter and more youthful appearance. But to many people who take the supplements, the surprising benefit is that collagen improves much more than your skin. Bloggers who have reviewed these supplements claim they have healthier, longer and softer hair, longer nails and increased energy for workouts. Here's the lowdown on this powerhouse ingredient and why you should consider adding it to your daily health routine.
Raise your hand if you think you've tried every natural product under the sun and still haven't found the one you swear by. We gathered a list of environmentally savvy products just in time to get you in shape for Earth day (April 22). For the novice, Earth Day is an annual celebration of our planet and its resources and it also marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.
Call us juvenile, but there's a certain Nars blush out there (you know the one) that always makes us giggle. And there are plenty more beauty products with NSFW names out there, from Soap and Glory's Sexy Mother Pucker glosses (say that three times fast) to pretty much anything Too Faced has made ever.