Recently, Pantone named Very Peri its Color of the Year 2022 and we couldn't be more excited. Basically, it's a periwinkle blue with some violet undertones. It's absolutely gorgeous and instantly soothes our mood. Naturally, we're adding it to our makeup routines in every way possible.
You're likely familiar with the difference between liquid foundation and powder compacts. Or pressed highlighters compared to creamy versions. And perhaps even wet versus dry eyeshadow. But how about liquid blushes and powder formulas? The former are an increasingly popular way to apply a bit of color to your cheeks that arguably offers a dewier, more blended finish.
Lip gloss has a reputation for being sticky and drying. Newer formulations are anything but that, though. Instead, they're chock-full of nourishing ingredients. Think hyaluronic acid and aloe butter. Which actually do a great job hydrating your lips. This is especially good news as winter quickly approaches and our lips start to get parched.
Whether you're going for ghoulish glam or downright gory, there's no denying the fact that Halloween makeup is always a little extra. It's often applied with a heavier hand than your usual fare. Not to mention some of the formulas are formulated differently.
Eyeshadow palettes will forever be staples in beauty routines. For good reason. They deliver a carefully curated selection of complementary shades that allow you to make many pro-level looks. Not to mention being major bargains.
You know the old saying you are what you eat. Well, it's especially true when it comes to lipstick. That's because it's pretty much a given that some of what you put on your lips is going to get into your mouth.
After months of uncertainty, a more hopeful mood is in the air. It's everywhere, including beauty. Which most likely explains the uptick in interest in vivid lipsticks. (There's actually been an increase in customers buying happy-go-lucky shades as lockdown measures ease.)
When I was diagnosed with celiac disease last year, I was surprised to learn that I would need to make one big change to my beauty routine. Because lipstick can easily get in your mouth, my doctor recommended I check all my go-to shades to make sure they were gluten-free.
Gone are the days when natural eyeliners lasted about two seconds. Over the last few years, there's been a lot of innovation in the clean eyeliner category. So now you can find plenty of formulas that are safe, nontoxic and actually stay put. Whether you prefer pencil, gel or liquid, there's a clean eyeliner for everyone.
The clean beauty trend has exploded over the last few years. Probably because everyone wants products boasting safe, nontoxic formulas with ingredients they actually recognize. One of the most popular products you can find in the clean category is mascara. If you're someone who tends to experience irritation when you wear traditional mascaras, then clean mascara might be right for you.
Bold blush doesn't automatically scream 80s. Just look at all of the strong blush looks featured during Fashion Month Fall 2021. Enhanced cheeks appeared across runway shows, presentations and lookbooks.
Fall 2021 was another truly unique season as the industry adapts to the pandemic. What remained constant, besides dreamy clothes, was all the makeup inspiration. The best part? Most of the latest makeup trends are actually wearable IRL.
When we use a mirror, we're typically using it to apply our various serums and facial oils and to master our gua sha technique. We aren't looking in the mirror wondering how we can achieve the same look of said mirror on our skin. Well, we are now. Mirror skin is the coveted look du jour and it very much is about getting the same effect as a mirror. It might sound a bit abstract, but the regimen is crystal clear. (Sorry!) We asked experts about the latest skin care trend and how to achieve mirror skin.
Hands up if you're dreaming of spring already? You are not alone. Besides some vitamin D and a cozy #SelfCareSunday routine, one can brighten up the dark days of winter by bringing out their pastel makeup products now. Soft shades shouldn't be relegated to warm weather. A baby blue coat or mint green sweater are dreamy this time of year and that philosophy applies to pastel eye shadows, lip colors and blushes. Pssst: Pastel makeup products also instantly enliven a dead-looking complexion for Zoom meetings.
Some wear their hearts on their sleeves, but why not on your face? We wouldn't recommend it quite so literally — especially after Valentine's Day — but we do encourage romantic makeup looks. They're the kind of beauty looks that make hearts flutter. Think cat eyes, glowing skin, pretty pink, no-makeup makeup that enhances your natural beauty and red lipstick, of course. The flirty makeup is perfect for date night (Zoom dates included), when you want to show yourself some love or any time you're feeling romantic.
Raise your hand if you're dealing with way too many bottles of beauty goo on your vanity and in your cabinets. You're definitely not the only one. First of all, it's hard to say goodbye to a partially used product that you spent your money on. Even if you didn't really like it that much or haven't reached for it in months (maybe even years). Also, it's super tempting to buy new goodies, which means you have the dilemma of amassment sans purging. We called in some organizational pros to help you declutter your beauty loot in six straightforward steps.
Looking for a little gifting inspiration? We've got you covered. As beauty aficionados, we're highlighting some of our favorite products for head-to-toe beauty, whether that means a luxe body scrub, a frizz-soothing hair set, or even a beauty supplement or two! Keep reading to shop our picks.