Despite what you've heard, summer isn't cancelled — because even while social distancing and keeping away from crowds, sun rays and longer days will still do their thing. So how do we snap into summer with our vitamin D-deficient complexions that continue to log unprecedented hours on Zoom calls? That's where bronzer comes in.
There's nothing like a fun and flirty lip gloss for summer! So, put on your favorite sun hat, pucker up, and find that perfect pastel peach — we'll help you out with a few of our favorites at all price points; from popular brands like Fenty Beauty, to drugstore superstars like Pacifica.
We're all about embracing the skin you're in — but sometimes it's fun to play around with Instagram filters that smooth and blur lines and marks. You can get a similar effect IRL with serum foundations. These makeup-skin care hybrids are lightweight, making them a great option for everyday use, especially during summer when heavy foundation is a no-go.
Truth time: At this point in the quarantine game, you've lost track of how many Zoom meetings have made their way onto your weekly calendar. And when you've been living in pajamas all day, everyday, getting yourself camera-ready is no easy feat.
If you're looking for healthy inspo, look no further than fitness guru Mari Llewellyn, founder of Bloom Nutrition and Mari Fitness. Perhaps best known for having dropped multiple dress sizes through diet and exercise, she's the force behind a massively popular Instagram page.
Summer is a time when low-maintenance beauty reigns supreme. Still, it's fun — not to mention, important — to indulge in skin care, makeup, and bath products that give your body much-needed relief in the hot summer months. Some of these products will protect your skin before, during, and after you lounge poolside. Others will help you prepare for what's ahead (ahem, months of regular self-tanning and/or sandals).
Makeup artists get to test out a wide variety of the latest beauty launches. (It's one of the many perks of the job.) As such, it takes something truly spectacular for a beauty product to earn their seals of approval.
I'm not gonna lie. I'm a proper sucker for a great makeup advertisement and I will stop my scroll to watch the whole thing — maybe even twice if it's good enough. A few brands that've recently pulled me in include No B.S. Skincare for the cheeky humor, Ilia Beauty for its age-inclusive ads that are proof you don't have to be 22 to sell makeup and, recently, Il Makiage for its numerous in-time transformations using "real" people instead of models.
Even though she's an actress by trade, my mom's never cared much about skin care or beauty. But you know what she does care about? Free stuff. And ever since I started working in beauty, she's taken a much more marked interest in whatever products she can mooch off of me.
Most of us own a liquid foundation or two (or three or four), but if you're looking for an easier, more convenient way to get coverage, then it's time to turn your attention to stick foundations. These solid foundations in a tube go on in one swipe — all you have to do is rub the product in with your fingers! And best of all, there's no chance they'll open up and spill all over your makeup bag or purse. Here, we've rounded up our favorite stick foundations for foolproof, flawless coverage.
Look, we get it: Not everyone's into wearing makeup whilst working from home. Others are completely undaunted and are continuing their #fullfacebeat on the daily. Maybe you, like me, are somewhere in the middle: You want to wear a little makeup (you know, enough to look fresh-faced for all your Zoom meetings), but have still scaled things back a bit.
Anyone who has tried to get rid of a blemish that has appeared overnight knows that great skin requires diligence and patience. Sure, some women won the genetic lottery and can get away with nothing more than washing their face to maintain a glowing complexion... but alas, we can't all be so lucky.
Any beauty die-hard has probably heard an earful about the importance of sunscreen. Dermatologists are constantly stressing its effectiveness in keeping your skin safe from sun damage and more. And yes, American Academy of Dermatology says that a good broad-spectrum sunscreen product helps protect the skin from the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays, which can lead to skin cancer if you aren't careful...
Online shopping has become the default for many things (especially these days). It makes price-saving easier, there are often more options available, and it's definitely been a gamechanger for getting things like toilet paper and gallon bottles of water for those of us living in walk-ups.
If you want fuller lips but aren't quite ready to make the leap for fillers, it might be worth checking out some lip plumpers. You're not going to get as drastic results of course, but you'd be surprised what a difference a little tingly peppermint oil and some shiny shiny gloss can make when it comes to a poutier pout.
As the weather begins to warm, we naturally start shedding layers of clothing. Bulky coats are hung up and stored, dresses start making a comeback, and shoulders get to see the light of day. In the same way you want to lighten up come spring and summer with your apparel, lighter skin care and beauty products somehow feel more seasonally appropriate. If you're keen on trying a new foundation, consider one of these new launches — they're all exceptionally lightweight.
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.
Whether you're a no-makeup makeup kind of gal, a truly no-makeup gal, or someone who likes to go all-out, brows matter. While they may seem negligible — they're just hair, right? — brows anchor your face, impact the way your facial structure looks, and can even impact the way others perceive your mood and emotion. Trends have changed over the decades, but today we've settled into a healthy, natural-looking, not-too-groomed but still maintained look that flatters any face. These fresh brow launches can help you achieve precisely that.
The dog days of winter are here, and if you're anything like us, you're probably getting a little stir crazy from spending so much time indoors. Even if a beach getaway isn't in the cards this season, you can still look like you traveled somewhere warm with a faux tan. Self-tanner can admittedly be tricky to use, which is why our current obsession is self-tanning drops. All you have to do is mix a drop or two into your moisturizer for a streak-free golden glow that will have everyone wondering where in the world you just vacationed. Here, our favorite self-tanning drops to try this winter and beyond.