Hey, no one said we're low maintenance. All joking aside, though, we did want to compile a list of products we would need should we find ourselves: 1) in an unexpected, getting-ready-to-go-out disaster, or in a less dramatic, but panic-provoking nonetheless, issue of being late; and 2) having a long, late night. The list includes all of these saviors, and then some — and all are gloriously pink!
Cleansing milks don't actually have much to do with actual milk, but the name rather refers to the texture of the product. And here's why you're going to love using a cleansing milk, and just when it has the chance to shine the most — with compromised, dryer-than-usual, perpetually thirsty, winter skin.
Yes, we may often fantasize about owning all designer makeup and skincare, but when it comes down to it, our beauty bags are actually quite a lesson in diversity! The trusted drugstore lip pencil which has not let us down in all these years, that super expensive concealer, but it delivers every time, a mix of an unexpected score of makeup brushes... Introducing a new product to this trusted bunch is a rare, joyful occasion, when you feel like you've scored with a new product, and realize that you absolutely will obsess over it every day. Well, liquid blushes are all the talk now, helped by the winter-girl and blush-draping trend, so if you've found yourself considering whether or not to get one, chances are, one of these is where your money will most likely land.
This year's 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards was mostly old-Hollywood glamour through and through. The ladies were overflowing in sophistication, natural beauty and elegance — the hair was either messy- or precision-styled, while the makeup trend happened to be more on the enhancement of natural features than on the artistically experimental side, keeping most of the focus on soft, but flawless complexion. Click through and enjoy the beauty looks of nominees, winners, announcers and guests alike!
Makeup tools are sooo important: you could have a great makeup product, but if your tool for applying it is less than great, the result may also be — less than great. If you're not really feeling your makeup brushes lately, or are finding it hard to get the desired results no matter how many tutorials you watch and practice, it might be time to invest in new, quality, professional makeup brushes.
"I wish everyone the Happiest New Year! I wanted to share some of my FAVORITE things I think every woman should have in 2023. Hope these goodies bring you as much joy as they've brought me...let's get into it!!" — Halle Berry.
This is a clear, flexible, texturizing wax that creates fluffy, feathered brows, no flake or crunch. The natural-matte finish has 12-hour long wear and is waterproof, humidity-proof and sweat-proof. Brows stay conditioned and nourished thanks to ingredients like candelilla wax, jojoba seed oil, shea butter and argan oil.
One of the no-skipping steps when it comes to at-home manicure or pedicure is a top coat. The final polish layer on lacquered nails, the purpose of the top coat is to ensure that the color underneath is sealed and, if the product is good, it will give the color and nails that lasting sheen we so often associate with salon-done nails. There is more to the top coat that the gloss, though; having sealed the color, it prevents premature chipping, fading and peeling. In other words, it allows us to wear our chosen nail polish for longer than one or two days, while keeping it looking fresh thus extending its wear.
Aside from being one of the biggest beauty trends for 2023, lustrous, healthy looking brows that are on the thicker side are, simply put, better looking than the infamous '90s single line-type shape. And they do more to frame our eyes and face, overall, so no wonder more and more brow products keep popping up. However, since this is the 21st century, when we are no longer satisfied with simply and only drawing them on and up on the daily, the stores are filled with brow growth and enhancement serums, and beauty salons offer a variety of services catering to the desire for full, natural-looking brow.
The limited edition Blue Mesas Collection by natural skincare brand Salt & Stone, created in collaboration with Grammy-awarded artist Leon Bridges is infused with soothing, natural fragrances carefully curated by Leon Bridges himself. This extra strength natural deodorant is formulated with seaweed extracts and probiotics to care for skin while providing 24-hour odor protection. The silky, woody black rose and vetiver fragrance with notes of lily, spiced cloves and mahogany will delight both men and women alike.
Chestnuts, chocolates and nudes — we're not talking about a (promising) date night, but of shades of brown for those plump-looking, trendy 90's lips on a budget. You'd like a richly-pigmented lip pencil? Gotcha. Maybe a soft one? Gotcha. Long-lasting? Yes, we've got that here, too. Plus, most of these are under 10 bucks, and you can pick them up at your next drugstore or web prowl.
Pantone has announced Viva Magenta 18-1750 as the color for 2023, and what that means for us is one berry merry year. And the timing couldn't be better! Deep, but kind of muted, cool-toned raspberry-fuchsia-meets-violet shade is just about perfect for fall and winter, and can be equally flattering on cheeks, lips, eyes and nails.
Some of us maaaay still be processing 2019, but nevertheless, 2023 is just around the corner. Lucky for us, all the beauty trends for 2023 bring in a lot of playfullness, sensory experience, mindfulness and optimism — with the primary focus on enhancing and emphasizing that which we do have, not so much altering it (significantly).
Roses are always a good idea, especially in skincare, but do you know which part of rose is in a product you've got your eye on? Upon seeing "wild rose" in the name, it makes sense that our first thought would be about that recognizable rose scent. Beauty products with wild rose can contain scent-bearing rose petals (or their derivatives), but that's not what "wild rose" in beauty products actually means. You, dear reader, are buying something even more precious than petals — rosehip seed oil from specific rose varieties.
That glow we'd like to have come spring? The healthy skin one, you know — where we get to enjoy seeing the results of all that extra care for our skin during cold seasons (which are known to make our skin needier than our single exes on a Friday night)? Totally attainable and as easy as applying a favorite foundation, by the way.
This gorgeous, limited-edition palette consisting of 18 matte, shimmer, and metallic shades is just what the doctor ordered for the holiday season. The shadows are rich and pigmented with true color payoff, and the mirror is removable!
With November 15th being National Recycling Day, we turned our focus more towards eco-friendly beauty brands, aka brands that are all about: sustainability, ethical sourcing, recycled materials, refillable product options, world water resources, fair trade, who are zero waste oriented and/or plastic-free and plastic-negative. This all means that they are also vegan and cruelty-free. The upside to these brands (other than the obvious)? A lot of them give back, and do it through, for instance, educational seminars or giving a part of their profits to be invested into the environment or communities, or using exclusively recycled or even plantable packaging. The new generation of environmentally conscious brands actually produces palpable results. And really good products.
Variety is the spice of life, is it not? Well, the holiday season is here, and new holidays-themed value sets are going to be popping up more and more, making it SO hard to pick and choose, while being mindful of our spending at the same time.
Whether you are looking to create an intricate or a minimal Halloween look, or simply attending some gatherings in "normal" attire, black makeup, although a staple in our collections in the form of mascara, eyeliner and pencil, is going to be getting way more visibility and usage, and on places on our faces and bodies where most of us don't often wear it (black lipstick, for instance, is not that common a choice for most people, but some days it's desirable even). Let's make the best of it, then, shall we?
Ana de Armas - swoon, right? Aside from her incredible work and talent, there are so many things that stand out about her, like her chicness and beauty, to name just the two most obvious. Due to the movie "Blonde", where she gave an exceptional performance, her name has the internet buzzing (more than usual), revealing to us some interesting makeup trivia - for instance, that it used to take 2.5 hours to do her hair and makeup in order to transform her into Marilyn.