The globetrotter in your life thrives on discovering new faraway places — but that doesn't mean they don't miss the small comforts of home. One of the best ways to feel like yourself in a new place is to have your favorite accoutrements with you, including basic toiletries, your go-to skin care products and all the gadgets that make your life easier — as well as a few luxury treats for some self-pampering at the end of a long day. We've got all the above covered in this round up of holiday gifts, tailor-made for your favorite world traveler.
We're suckers for adorable packaging and we cannot resist holiday beauty drops. So as far as we're concerned, there isn't anything better than a beauty ornament for the holidays. (No offense to those nostalgic Christmas tree ornaments mom and dad have been hanging up for decades.)
BB creams are an amazing invention, designed to eliminate the need for the litany of products you usually slather on in the a.m. And seriously, who needs foundation, primer and sunblock when you can get a single product that does it all?
If your eyes are the windows to your soul, then your lashes are the curtains to said windows — and we all know that such details do matter. For some tips on how to treat our lashes with utmost care and get the most bang for our buck when it comes to product purchases, we asked two makeup artists and an eyelash pro to share their best tips and tricks. Here's what they told us.
It's that time of the year again... when shopaholics can score the best deals for the holidays! Come on, who doesn't enjoy getting crazy sales and promos?? Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are especially helpful when shopping for your skin care and beauty needs — it's one of the only times of year when some of the spendiest brands go on sale. This is also a good opportunity to stock up for the following year, or buy gifts for your loved ones.
Finding the perfect undereye concealer is akin to finding a diamond in the rough. And by "the rough," we mean a sea of subpar products that don't blend, look cake-y or crease-y, or straight up don't do the number one job they sell themselves on: concealing. In an effort to help you stop throwing cash at products that aren't doing your undereye area any favors, we asked makeup artists to share their absolute favorites.
Experimenting with fall makeup looks can be a bit intimidating, especially since deep tones of burgundy, orange, and plum might feel too dramatic for everyday wear... which is precisely why we reached out to five pro makeup artists to get their insights on how best wear fall shades.
A $5 beauty buy is the same price as your morning latte, but we argue it has way more payoff at the end of the day. And really, at prices like those, you can technically have your flawless face and your latte, too.
Halloween is your best opportunity to really get crazy with color and design — after all, no one is going to judge you for being OTT, because that's what this spooky season is all about! And seriously, if you really want to convince people that you're Maleficent, Pennywise, Harley Quinn or any other pop culture icon, your makeup needs to be on point. So, to that end, here are a few must-have makeup products that'll help you achieve the Halloween makeup look of your dreams .
Want to transform yourself into a fairy, a unicorn or maybe even Lady Gaga this Halloween? Well, you're going to need some flashy makeup to do so. Ditch the cheap and clumpy costume store brand, and treat yourself to these bold glitter eyeshadows instead. They'll provide the perfect finishing touch to your Halloween costume and bonus: you'll be able to get use of them year-round.
Last year, you promised you'd plan your Halloween costume out ahead of time... yet now the day's almost here, and you're still scrambling for last-minute Halloween ideas. That's okay, we've all been there — which is why we've listed some easy Halloween makeup looks, perfect for saving the day.
Yeah, pastels are great... but to really pop those baby blues (or hazels, or whatever color your eyes are), there's nothing like a pigmented plum. (That's right, we said it). You can dust a little around the outer corner or cover the whole lid... You can go for glitter or matte; for something subtle or full-on, dialed-up drama; for a drugstore find or a splurge... your options are pretty much endless. We'll show you the best choices at every price point — and the rest is up to you.
Spooky season is hands-down the best time of year, and while seasonal treats like candy corn (don't hate!) are one of the highlights, there's no denying that pumpkin-spiced everything takes the cake. That cozy pumpkin-y flavor (or scent!) brings on those fall vibes we truly love, whether it's in the form of a creamy latte or a festive cupcake.
Whether you've run out of time to do your full routine or you just want to give your skin a break, the no-makeup makeup look is always a good idea. More and more people have been going makeup-free (or close to it, anyway), and we've been loving the trend — it's easy to wear and it helps promote more realistic beauty standards. For example, instead of your favorite full-coverage foundation, you can go for a sheer base that lets your freckles shine through.
As the seasons change, we want a fresh start with everything — including our beauty routine. Thankfully, SO many of our favorite brands — from up-and-coming Dose of Colors and Flesh, to some of the most popular names in the beauty industry like Urban Decay and Fenty Beauty — have released brand new foundation formulas that we can't wait to get our hands on. And with a variety of finishes and textures (and tons and tons of shades), there's really something for everyone.
It's autumn, and that means cozy sweaters, falling leaves... and chapped lips. No worries, a quick dab of lip balm is all you need to get your lips back in shape in no time. But ladies, listen up: What we put on our lips is also going into our bodies — and some lip balms include nasty chemicals. Parabens and pthalates are hormone disruptors, and certain preservatives like BHA (not to be confused with beta-hydroxy acids) may even have carcinogenic effects.