If you're into fashion and chic and stylish living, chances are you already know, or are one of Jen Reed's 1.3 million followers on Instagram. Her wildly successful channel, @TheSisterStudioIG, has been a mecca for affordable and accessible must-haves since as early as 2014. Sharing finds from top retailers like Amazon, Target, Walmart, and Ulta, Jen's taste and direction have become indispensable to those wanting to curate the look and feel of contemporary chic every day — on a budget.
The cutting-edge tubing technology makes every lash fully coated in rich, black pigment, ensuring dramatic length, lift, volume, and definition, as the delicate bristles allow for precise application. This long-wearing, tubing mascara is also resistant to humidity and sweat — no smudging if you happen to hit the gym after work.
Ayurveda, a time-honored holistic practice, brings us beauty products infused with natural ingredients that cater to our skin's unique needs, inviting us to be intentional and mindful in addressing any imbalance. The philosophy of Ayurveda revolves around balance in both mind and body, and these beauty products are no exception — they aim to restore our hair, skin, and body's equilibrium and enhance their natural radiance and luster (and heal). This ancient wisdom harmoniously blends with modern skincare, offering us a much-needed, spa-like retreat — in our own homes.
Beauty industry trailblazers Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson's legacy began in '98 when they conjured Too Faced, a whimsical brand that birthed glitter eyeshadow, made one of the best mascaras ever to grace our eyes and made us develop emotional bonds with makeup. Now, a moment of renaissance, for these beauty giants return to the stage, introducing us to Polite Society.
The only shades being thrown around here are pink — and highly welcome. Whether draped in bold fuchsia or a flirty rose, pink lips have the power to immediately liven up the whole face. Still, as every lipstick connoisseur knows all too well, shade is just one component of what makes us reach for any lipstick. The longevity, the finish, and how likely we are to eat away our lipstick on a particular day, all carry weight as deciding factors as to which lip product will be gracing our pout.
Although (nearly) half a million Instagram followers speak of a commanding presence and undeniable charisma, influencer-turned-covetable-actress Arielle Raycene is even more striking in her theatrical performances, and those include the most recent Mel Gibson movie inspired by real events, Confidential Informant, Pete Davidson and Peacock's new series Bupkis, and another 2023 film, Kill Her Goats. Fiercely passionate about speaking up about the struggles of people suffering from eating disorders, body dysmorphia, and a general lack of self-love and acceptance, she is quickly becoming an inspiring role model for youth on social media.
Virgo's personality dictates one thing — beauty isn't just about looking good; it's about mastering the art of perfecting every detail. For Virgo, when it comes to hair and makeup, they need to see themselves; you will not find them changing their hair color or cut too frequently. Once they achieve this, through what may well have been many frustrating experiments, they have no need to change anything for a while — why would they? They've found the formula that works for them without fail, which means efficient, predictable, no surprises getting ready time.
Limited-edition Barbie merch is selling out fast, be it in fashion, lifestyle, or beauty departments; though most beauty goodies from Barbie collabs are marketed towards very young beauty aficionados, we grown-up ones can also indulge our Barbie sweet tooth — with our picks, you can absolutely channel some of that optimistic, pink energy whenever you so desire. Because sometimes, a hint of Barbie is all you need to add a playful twist to your everyday elegance.
So what if you feel like being just a little extra at the beach or at the pool? All the eye-rollers will survive — and so will you, and yet — look and feel, well, extra doing it. Whether our comfort zone level ends at either lipstick or the full face of makeup at the beach, waterproof makeup is there for us — and it's not just for retaining some dignity when we happen to burst into tears; it can, lucky us! also be used for fun.
This delightful sunscreen mist not only protects skin with its SPF 50, but it also pampers and nourishes, thanks to sea moss, vitamin C and thirst-quenching hyaluronic acid. It's also non-comedogenic and sensitive-skin friendly.
The latte makeup trend and style draws its inspiration from the creamy hues and warm undertones of our beloved morning latte. Think soft beige and caramel tones for a radiant, sun-kissed glow that exudes confidence and approachability. Embracing multiple shades of brown, this makeup trend has been catapulted into our net-verses by celebs, influencers, and the proverbial girl next door. It has become a go-to choice for those seeking a smart, light, and mature yet friendly appearance. And — sexy. The nude and all-brown makeup trend has been around, on and off, for hundreds of years, in various cultures, too. But sticking to recent history and speaking of rebirths of trends, it was in the 90s that the earth-toned makeup trend exploded (um, a brown lip liner, anyone?). Nude brown makeup continued to gain momentum alongside Kevyn Aucoin's own revolutionary contouring work on the iconic supermodels of the time. These two makeup styles emphasized one another's contribution to elevating facial beauty. The explosion was spectacular, especially considering the vastly different makeup trends of the decade before. This was the opposite of whatever the 80s were.
I remember the first time I put on M.A.C.'s Ruby Woo. It was at their store at Buenos Aires airport, and I was on my way back home, to another continent. I had $25 with me, for the whole trip back, hand to god. In my shy Spanish, I asked if they had Ruby Woo (it was near impossible to get to it back home). I just wanted to try on this most-buzzed-about red lipstick, to see what the big deal is. The moment I looked at myself with that shade and texture, and even though the washed-out orange, sporty top I was wearing did not, by any means, do Ruby Woo a favor, I was taken aback instantly and remained hypnotized; "do I really look like this? OMG, look at me with this...and the only color I have on my face are my dark under-eye circles. And I still look like this?" I think the lipstick cost about $23, and I gave my last bucks right there, on the spot. Happily. Because, at that moment, I knew that there was nothing I'd want or need more en route to home. That is what we want from lipstick.
Get ready to glam up your game because Amazon Prime Day is here, and it's bringing some awesome beauty deals your way. From skincare to hair and makeup, this year's Prime Day offers various discounts and steals you won't want to miss. So, let's dive into the world of beauty bargains and stock up on our favorites!
With a fine mist sprayer to elegantly diffuse the delightful sunny notes of citruses, pears, vanilla and musk, you'll be feeling like you're at the beach even while you ride the subway. We love that the fragrance lasts for hours and hours, and that it fades out uniformly, scent unaltered.
Close your eyes; hold your breath; spray! We all know that sunscreen is a must, but what about those times when you're already rocking a fabulous makeup look and the thought of smearing another layer of sunscreen on top of a perfectly set foundation reads like a recipe for disaster? Re-applying is all well and easy when our faces are bare and free of makeup products. What about those times when they are not? Enter the savior of summer beauty and skin health: sunscreen face mists and high SPF setting sprays that you can safely spray over your makeup or on your bare face for continuous protection throughout the day. No touching necessary!
Summer is the season of weddings, outdoor parties, proms, graduations — occasions where we approach makeup more seriously. After all, being immortalized in someone's (or our own, for that matter) life-long photo memories makes us want to look and feel confident, beautiful and classy. However, the inevitable companions of heat, humidity, and sweat often make us contemplate the idea of forgoing makeup altogether. After all, who wants to deal with oily foreheads, patchy foundation, and smeared mascara and eyeshadow? Fear not! The beauty and wellness experts at Fresha have come to the rescue with invaluable tips on how to make our makeup withstand the blazing summer heat, leaving us feeling confident and comfortable.
It's all about the details — at least when it comes to our rainbow beauty roundup here. Aside from lookin' and feelin' fine, by purchasing any of these, you'll also be actively participating in benefiting multiple projects, foundations, and organizations providing help and care to the LGBTQA+ population — since part (and, in some cases, all) of the proceeds will be donated to this cause. Grab your sunscreen and let's go!
Gracing this article's cover, we kick off the list with a new line of highlighting compacts by Gwen Stefani, available in 3 variants. Ranging from subtle satin to holographic brilliance, these shimmering powders, with their velvety formula, seamlessly melt into the skin, diffusing light for a luminous highlight that can be worn on the face, body, or eyes.
Staying protected from the sun's effects is a must, but that sun-kissed look — also kind of a must. Our grandmas might have spent hours offering their faces to scorching rays to get all sun-sculpted, but thankfully, we know better now — and can get the desired results way quicker and safer.
When it comes to beauty, a high price doesn't always mean that a specific product will be welcomed by our skin; sometimes our skin will prefer a different formula, and if it happens to come at half the price (or even less) as the luxury option — oh, the joy of a newly discovered gem! These foundations here prove just that. They may not come with hefty price tags, but they deliver results that can rival even the most luxurious options out there.