In our humble opinion, primer is one of the most underrated makeup products. First and foremost, it creates an even base for smoother foundation application so you don't have to worry about your face makeup settling into pores and lines.
With over 2 million Instagram followers and a long career in fashion that includes walking runways for the likes of Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Dior and just about every other major brand you can think of, it would be safe to assume Brazillian supermodel Lais Ribeiro is a pretty face. But she's also so much more.
Who else went a little overboard with the tweezers during quarantine? With nothing to do, and no professional brow artist to see, I took brow-grooming matters into my own hands recently... and, long story short, am now impatiently waiting for my hairs to grow back.
"Wash-of-color makeup" is a term that's traditionally been used to connote that effortlessly cool chick at the party who seemed as if she nonchalantly threw on a dash of makeup just for fun (Zoë Kravitz, we're looking at you). But in 2020, low-key looks are more than a vibe for laidback types — it's a lifestyle for pretty much everyone.
Look, it's not every day you can nab the legendary Pat McGrath lipsticks for 50 percent off. That, plus a few select favorites from some of our other favorite makeup brands (like Fenty Beauty and Nars) are on serious markdown for the day at Sephora — keep reading to see our must-buys!
When that late summer heat wave hits, it's almost impossible to keep your hair and makeup looking fresh. Heck, even if you're indoors and out of the sun, sweat and excess oil can still present an issue when it comes to keeping your foundation in place.
I used to love rocking a bold red lip to the office, out to drinks with friends, and on date-night with my boyfriend. But once the pandemic hit, I pretty much stopped wearing makeup altogether. Now that things are starting to reopen in New York City, I've started to venture outside more (sometimes, I even put on some mascara).
As someone with oily skin, I don't always have the best luck with brow products. In fact, I've come to expect anything I use to fill in my brows to fade by lunchtime. But recently, I've been lucky enough to get my hands on some seriously long-lasting brow products, from gels to powders to pencils to pomades, that actually stay put on my naturally shiny skin — even in the summer heat and humidity.
Blame months of a largely foundation-free quarantine or weather that's turned hot enough to make layers of base feel particularly stifling, but either way, the last thing we want to reach for right now is a full-fledged foundation.
Have you jumped on the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask hype train yet? What with the recent launch of its latest flavor (Gummy Bear!!), now's the perfect time to hop on the bandwagon. With that in mind, we're celebrating the new flavor by recommending some of the most delicious lip balms, treatments and masks we've ever tried.
Honestly, the return of Lancome Juicy Tubes Original Lip Gloss, $20, has been one of the only good things to happen in 2020. Did you ever use them back in the day? Suffice it to say, they were iconic for a reason: everything a lip gloss should be in terms of shine-factor, comfiness and Insta-worthy packaging (long before that was even a thing).
Browsing through the beauty aisles is fun and all, sometimes it's not the most efficient way to get what you need when you need it most. Beauty subscription boxes, on the other hand, arrive right at your door with a mix of skin care, hair care, and makeup staples — no questions asked.
Is it a lip balm? A lip gloss? Well, it's basically the best of both worlds.
Lip oils are perfect for nourishing parched lips while also providing a tinted glow. They don't feel quite as sticky as a traditional gloss (and — bonus — they don't dry down as quickly, either). Trust us, you're going to want to add a few to your makeup bag, stat!
New beauty products hit the shelves all the time, but not all are worthy of a happy dance. Since we were curious about which new launches were particularly noteworthy, we reached out to a handful of makeup artists to see what they're digging right now. From hyaluronic acid-infused bronzers, to the newest Fenty drop, there are lots of goodies in here to choose from — so happy shopping!
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.