There’s a memorable scene in Lady Gaga’s 2017 Netflix documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two, when she’s in a room with her team, sans makeup, under pressure as she’s approaching a deadline for her record. She’s about to change locations. “There’s just a lot of people outside,” someone warns, as the clamoring crowd of fans and
Dave KotinskyGetty Images Monday is canceled: Michelle Phan, founder of Em Cosmetics and one of YouTube’s OG beauty gurus, has posted her first video in two years. Last night, Phan surprised Twitter with a video titled “Hello :)” where she gave viewers a peek into her typical morning. The video opens with Phan snuggling her
Among the expected crowds of celebrities, editors, and buyers at New York Fashion Week a new face popped up—perfectly beat and ready to sit front row at Jeremy Scott, Christian Siriano, and Brandon Maxwell. That face belongs to, Bretman Rock, internet sensation, beauty influencer, and after reading this, your best friend in your head. Jamie
Slaven VlasicGetty Images “I’ve been thinking a lot about icons,” said Guido Palau backstage at the Marc Jacobs spring 2020 show. He’d made 61 hair looks, all of them different, all of them (hopefully) iconic. “We don’t actually know Marilyn Monroe,” he continued, “But we feel like we do, because we’ve bought into her imagery.
NurPhotoGetty Images Walking the red carpet is an act that takes mere minutes—seconds, even—but requires hours of preparation. Just ask Armani Beauty ambassador Barbara Palvin. I got a true understanding of this long process when, ahead of the Venice Film Festival premiere screening of Joker (which we attended as guests of Armani), I met the
Rosdiana CiaravoloGetty Images One time, when I tried a new liquid foundation, my skin broke out in hives on contact. Around my nose, the skin was raised, red, and painfully itchy. I’ve come to realize that my skin, dosed-up with years of prescription acne-fighting topicals, is really sensitive. One wrong move and it’ll have a
There’s just something about the arrival of fall that inspires a lot of us to undergo a complete transformation, be it a new hair cut or color, and Britney Spears is ready for a fresh new start. Our forever pop queen and longtime blondie ditched her signature blonde hair to return to her roots just
Rihanna, Coolest Woman in the World™, also hangs with some of the coolest people in the world. Take for example her makeup artist and Fenty Global Ambassador Priscilla Ono. The Badgal fell in love at first sight when she spotted Ono on the set of her S&M video. So in love she casted her in
Tracee Ellis Ross’s voluminous, bouncy curls are the first thing you see when the actress steps into a room. But how does she make her hair look good? While starring on the popular sitcom Girlfriends, she noticed she was one of the few actresses in Hollywood embracing their natural hair, which was “a journey not
What I love most about a trip to the nail salon is it’s basically an oasis of endless possibilities. That being said, most trips to the salon still begin with me staring down the “services” menu trying to figure out if I’ll stick to a regular manicure or treat myself to something more creative like
You know the drill—it’s been a long week, you’re suffering from a hormonal breakout, etc.—and the only plausible solution is to spend money on what I believe my grandmother refers to as an “impulse purchase.” What Granny doesn’t know is that there’s a difference between an impulse and a I-need-this-to-feel-good purchase…and what Grandma doesn’t know,
Benoît Peverelli When it comes to putting on eyeliner, I’m as nervous and shaky as one can get. Eyeliners are basically the MVP of eye makeup, and one wrong move can result in a slew of black marks ruining the flawless mug you spent nearly two hours creating. As the star of your makeup bag,
I like to grind. Work-wise, dance-wise—let’s grind it out. But there’s an area I don’t appreciate grinding, and that’s my mouth. I remember when I first realized I was mercilessly grinding my teeth at night: I was on a shoot, getting ready to interview celebrity cosmetic dentist Bill Dorfman about teeth whitening. Before filming, he
Albert UrsoGetty Images Even though I am a beauty product hoarder and embrace my (extremely extra) million-step nighttime skincare routine, somehow, my hair care routine has always been bare-bones. I couldn’t figure out how to keep my hair healthy enough. I always ended up with split ends less than a month after a haircut. Even
5. Matte “A matte finish makes any old nail color look contemporary. An ultimate color shifter, it makes cream polishes look chalky, metallic shades look like steel, and pearl shades look suede,” Remark says. “But if you tend to have dry or peeling cuticles, stick to shiny topcoats. Matte manicures can shine an unwanted light
Issa Rae’s Curly Ponytail If you’re lucky enough to have super tight, bouncy curls, our favorite way to style it is in a slicked-back ponytail with tons of volume at the back. As simple as it sounds, a curly ponytail like Issa Rae’s has the power to dress up everything from jeans to a ball
Amy SussmanGetty Images Purple hair may have gotten its roots (no pun intended) in the 1970s, when punk rockers dyed their hair bright, funky colors as an act of rebellion. Those same punks probably wouldn’t have expected that forty-something years later, crazy-colored hair would become part of the mainstream, worn by everyone from pop stars
Over 134,000 followers drool over her nail art now, but Betina Goldstein’s career as an editorial manicurist-turned-Insta-sensation started by accident. She started off in television, working at NBC, the Food Network, and MTV before landing in fashion at a production company that did runway shows. One day, a manicurist bailed and the team needed help—quickly.
If you’ve been on social media in the past five years, aesthetically, it’s clear—the lips have it. In the past, lip injections were often an undiscussed augmentation. (Then again, most aesthetic alterations were hush-hush until the online beauty renaissance.) Now, there’s over 1.6M hashtags on Instagram with tagged photos of lip injections and lip fillers,
Rosdiana CiaravoloGetty Images Purchasing an eyeliner can feel like a gamble. You walk into your nearest Sephora, money in hand, on a mission to find a formula that doesn’t pull, tug, skip or drag. After perusing the shelves, you’ll settle on one in hopes that it won’t smudge before lunch. The truth is, you never
Zoe Kravitz is no professional makeup artist, but the the actress, model, and perennial cool girl knows her way around a makeup bag. Her expertise? Bold, vibrant lipsticks. When I walked into my interview with Kravitz on a sunny summer day in NYC at The Plaza Hotel, she took one look at me and said,
NurPhotoGetty Images There comes a time in a young woman’s life where she feels confident enough to skip the hair salon and experiment with hair dyes and hot styling tools in the comfort of her own home. Shortly after this time, when she stares at her hair’s fried strands, split ends, and lifeless curls, she
If summer hair is defined by sun-streaked highlights, shine, and mermaid-y strands—the epitome of strength and health—then winter tresses can feel like the complete opposite: dull and drab. It’s hard to imagine anything else when the weather outside looks as dreary as you feel. But Dominick Serna, hairstylist at Chris McMillian Salon and Unite ambassador,
Gregg DeGuireGetty Images Brown hair gets a bad rap for being basic and lacking dimension. And, while brunettes can certainly benefit from some added color, caramel highlights and honey-toned balayage aren’t the only way to upgrade your natural shade. If you’re looking to update your brunette with a cooler color option, consider ashy tones—a hue
Courtesy of Justine Marjan Achieving curls that look lived-in, natural, and (dare I say it?) “effortless” is not easy. The first step to getting it right, however, is to use the proper hot tool: A flatiron. Yes, you can get perfect curls by using a straightener. And, if you get the technique right, you’ll never
Timothy Smith The day is May 19, 2018. The world’s first biracial royal ascends the church steps to be greeted by her actual Prince Charming. He bites his lip and utters the words that lip-readers decipher around the world: “I’m so lucky.” So lucky, indeed. A woman became a capital-d Duchess that day. And on
“There was Brenda, LaTisha, Linda, Felicia, Dawn, LeShaun, Ines and Alicia, Teresa, Monica, Sharron…” If you’ve scrolled through Twitter or Instagram recently, you’ve definitely heard the classic DMX song those names originate from featured in countless video montages of black women showing they can literally pull of any hairstyle and color. It’s called the #DMXChallenge.
There’s a certain type of girl who puts Wite Out on her nails as a kid—and Britney Tokyo was definitely that girl. “I was always in trouble,” she giggles while organizing her kit, which includes tiny Chanel and Louis Vuitton nail decals, along with rainbow appliques, glitter powder, and gemstones for her signature super-extra manicures.
I spent the last two days talking about secondhand cosmetics to anyone who spoke with me: my husband, friends, acquaintances, an acupuncturist, dermatologists, and straight up strangers. Every time I broached the subject, I got the most visceral reactions that ranged from shock to horror (“Ew, like, used makeup?” asked a friend, her face scrunched
Matteo ScarpelliniGetty Images Indecision rarely yields strong looks, but in the world of manicures, it’s gold. There’s a new polish trend I can’t escape every time I open Instagram, and it involves wearing a different shade on every nail. Let’s call it the Skittles Manicure. Like the candy, it’s a cheerful arrangement of rainbow colors.