Did you know that 2017's Emmys will be mark 69th year of the awards show? Think about it: That's nearly seven whole decades' worth of gorgeously made-up faces making their way down the red carpet. So why not celebrate by paying homage to some of the best makeup moments in Emmys history? While the Emmys' beauty looks will never be as avant garde as say, the Met Gala's, there have nevertheless been some great showings over the years, whether you love Drew Barrymore's brand of fresh-faced beauty, or full-throttle drama served a la Priyanka Chopra.
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.
Keeping a high level (or any level) of self-confidence isn't easy for most women. Our insecurities can stem from something you were teased about in school, changes in your looks due to age and stress, or maybe you simply never liked your feet. Now imagine whatever you're self conscious about being photographed and analyzed by thousands of people on a regular -- even daily -- basis. Circled perhaps. With arrows point at all your flaws. And don't forget the comments. Kind of a nightmare.
I'm 45 years old, 5'9" and 250 pounds. The last time I was truly happy with my figure was about 20 years ago. After having my two children, the weight crept on and never really left. I've also had back problems for several years, and a few surgeries. My back problems made it difficult to be active, and the number on the scale always seemed to go up.
Next time a buzzing bee is annoying you, you might want to thank him instead for making a divine all-in-one natural ingredient for your skin, hair and body. Honey, royal jelly, propolis, bee venom and beeswax (all byproducts of bees) are major players in the beauty world for their scientifically proven, nature-made benefits.
Running errands can be such a drag. Spending hard-earned bills on toilet paper, tampons and other unsexy necessities = not a fun way to spend a Saturday. Unless, of course you accidentally on purpose wind up in the beauty aisles of CVS.
Every time September rolls around, I'm filled with mixed emotions. There's the inevitable sadness that rosè season is coming to an end, but then there's that "back-to-school" excitement that comes with the start of a new season. And even though I'm long past actually going back to school, those September vibes always make me want to stock my beauty stash with lots of fresh new goodies. Conveniently, September is when most companies launch their fall products, so there's no shortage to choose from. I narrowed it down to nine, including (spoiler alert) everything from brightening eye patches that work in minutes to a liquid liner like you've never seen before. Forget the pens and pencils, this is the kind of shopping you should be doing this month.
Sandals -- they're stylish, they're easy, they're so much more comfortable than a pair of stilettos. But a long summer of open shoes and flat soles can leave your feet in need of serious T.L.C. We spoke to celebrity manicurist and Dermelect's color curator Elle (who's prettied the feet of celebs like Blake Lively and Jennifer Lopez) and Patricia Martin, director of marketing for Topical BioMedics, Inc., to get the details on caring for our not-so-cute, end-of-summer feet.
There I sat, a 25-year-old beauty editor living in the fashion and beauty capital of the world, looking at my profile picture and briefly wondering if I'd really go through with it. There once was a time not too long ago when the idea of posting my bare face to Instagram -- land of unrealistic beauty standards and perfectly Facetuned Insta-models -- was unthinkable. No-makeup selfies were for celebrities with perfect skin only. At least, that's how I felt. But, like I said, that was then, so I proudly pressed 'post' -- and felt no regret. You see, nowadays, I have a genuine belief that beauty isn't so much about unicorn highlighters and a perfect cut crease (though I love those too). When I look in the mirror, what I regard as beautiful is a strong sense of self and an appreciation for my natural features. I hope one day this will be the accepted and appreciated norm for all women.