If you’ve scrolled through Instagram lately (lol) chances are, you’ve come across a jade roller or two. The beauty #topshelfie favorite has become popular on the ‘net in recent years, but it’s actually been around for centuries. But what is this tool? What does a jade roller actually do? Does it work? And which type
Ever since Carrie Bradshaw wore Oscar de la Renta to McDonald’s, the fashion world has swooned for High-Low Moments™. They’re ironic, iconic, and give us all a tiny bit of hope that we can be fabulous, too—even with an Extra Value Meal. At the Met Gala, Chloë Grace Moretz carried the flash-and-trash torch with a
Let the record state that Lady Gaga has been doing “camp” since she first came on the scene in 2008. As a relative unknown still establishing herself, her hair and looks were always over the top. One of her more iconic go-to styles was the hair bow—no not a ribbon, but a bow made out
For the 2019 Met Gala, Mindy went there. She walked the red pink carpet in newly long, platinum hair. This change happened for the event, specifically—she was photographed as recently as May 4 wearing her usual dark black, shoulder-length hair. Even though it’s likely a wig, we have never seen Kaling undergo such a drastic
For the Lazy Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder It Cosmetics ulta.com $35.00 If you can’t be bothered to do a multi-step makeup routine, try this compact, which reinvents It Cosmetics’ uber-popular CC+ cream in mess-free powder form. It’s like a color corrector, primer, foundation, and finishing powder all in one.
I only need one hand to count the number of Black women who have been crowned Miss USA in the pageant’s 60-plus year history—and just a few fingers for the Miss America pageant (which crowned its first Black winner, Vanessa Williams, in 1984). Growing up, the thought of entering my state’s teen pageant crossed my
For the One Who Is Off the Grid Woman Intense Eau de Parfum Ralph Lauren ralphlauren.com $115.00 Some may call you a cynic, but what you really are is above the whole performative aspect of “doing” summer. Instagram Stories from the beach? Not your thing. Get a scent that matches your vibe like Woman Intense, a
There are a few things to note about supermodel Joan Smalls and her morning routine. She likes to take things slow. She likes to load up on sugar. And she likes to keep the beauty regime simple. In our latest episode of Waking Up With, we spent the morning with Smalls at The Mark Hotel.
Stephen Lovekin/REX/Shutterstock While a 15-step skincare routine is not for everyone, there is one particular step that everyone is better off getting on board with: serum. This essential offers more targeted results, potent formulations, and customization options. But, what exactly is a serum? “The molecules found in serums are much smaller than those found in
I’ve experienced a few heartbreaks in my lifetime, but nothing as hurtful as having to break up with my skin care products for two weeks as part of what the beauty industry has dubbed “skin fasting.” See, they say it takes 21 days to start or break a habit, yet it only took two days
I used to work with a surly charge nurse who loved to put his hands on his hips and joke, “Are you crying? There’s no crying in nursing!,” in imitation of Tom Hanks’s character in the film A League of Their Own, some of which was filmed in Evansville, Indiana, where I was living and
Pippi Longstocking, who? Dorothy from Oz could never. It’s time to take your braid game to the next level. Let Solange, Ciara, Gabrielle Union, Selena Gomez and more offer inspiration for your next hair style. From braided crowns to box braids down to the floor, it’s time to try something new.
If Rihanna says you need to add more color to your makeup looks, then that’s exactly what you’re going to do. After Fenty Beauty debuted its Sun Stalk’r Bronzers last month, the brand is back with a collection of limited-edition summer goodies aptly titled Getting Hotter to get you excited for the upcoming season. Launching
David-Prado I’ve tried every bronzer in the book, but I haven’t found The One yet. The perfect bronzer needs to meet a very strict criteria: First, it has to work on people of color—one-shade-fits-all bronzers aren’t cutting it. Second, it has to last all day. I can’t be golden in the morning only to look
Borrowing from your significant other, be it skincare products (or skincare secrets), hoodies, sweats, and jeans is nothing new. But, if your S.O. has been using up your favorite fragrance with no plans to replace it, Louis Vuitton created just the solution you need. Inspired by the “cool and effortless spirit” of California, Louis Vuitton’s
As a beauty editor, I’ve often wondered what it would be like to start my own makeup or fragrance line. With women like Emily Weiss and Zanna Roberts Rassi—of Glossier and Milk Makeup fame, respectively—building Insta-famous beauty empires, it’s hard not to feel inspired. The crux? Though I have two college degrees, I have absolutely
Melodie JengGetty Images The secret to finding a great hairbrush is about finding one that works with your hair, not against it. Learn all about bristle type, rounded silhouettes vs. cushioned tools, and more key factors that make the best brush for your hair type with pro-tips from celeb hair stylists Joey Silvestera, salon owner
Through the darkness of Game of Thrones‘ Battle of Winterfell, viewers spotted an unexpected beauty moment: the Night King’s nails. In between Twitter chatter about Arya Stark’s triumphant killing and mourning Lyanna Mormont, fans observed that the Night King—terrifying as he is—has a pretty great manicure. During his very slow, dramatic walk toward his target,
Gigi and Bella Hadid. Shay Mitchell. Adriana Lima. Hailee Steinfeld. They’ve all got one man to thank for their picture-perfect glow: celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta. Chances are you’ve probably run across his Instagram page that boasts 1.4 million followers. In today’s episode of “Back Seat Face Beat,” we hitch a ride with Ta to
When the 92 models for the Dior Cruise 2020 show in Marrakech walked the runway for their rehearsal at 3pm, the temperature outside was 94°F. And they were in full makeup. Not ideal conditions for a look that was primarily focused on perfect skin. The trick to keep the foundation and concealer from melting off
Is eye cream a scam? I think this to myself every time I gently dab on some during my nightly skincare routine. It feels a lot like regular ‘ol moisturizer—and sometimes I skip the step entirely in favor of applying my favorite night cream under my eyes instead. Things have always seemed to be fine.
The Powders Best for: “Brow powders are best for people who just want to add a bit of plushness to their brows, but who don’t suffer from major brow issues,” says makeup artist Ramy. Pro Tips: “These give more uniform density [than brow pencils] to an already well-shaped brow that feels sparse. While pencils can
People always talk about the pregnancy “glow,” but the fact of the matter is that Meghan Markle has always had incredible skin—even before the royal baby. Who can forget her wedding day, when minimalist makeup let her freckles and dewiness shine through? Everyone had the sudden urge to purge their beauty bags (including yours truly).
Who doesn’t love a ponytail? This versatile hairstyle can be worn for a night out on the town or an 8am workout class. Mix up the classic with a bit of inspiration from your favorite celebrities. Here, Kim Kardashian West, Zoë Kravitz, Rihanna, and Meghan Markle reinvent one of the easiest (and most flattering) hairstyles
The Medium Skin-Friendly Pick 2 HR Express Self Tanning Mousse Loving Tan ulta.com $39.95 Most tanners are unfortunately created with fair-skinned people in mind, but brands like Loving Tan are making the tanner market more inclusive. If you have medium to deep skin, try this self tanner which comes in darker hues. You get immediate results, and
Scroll through Instagram and chances are, you’ll probably be inundated with a hair extension ad or two from a brand promising easy application and beautiful results even Rapunzel would envy. But, where do you start when it comes to looking for hair extensions? With so many options on the market, it can be daunting to
My results! Courtesy Fine, you caught me—I don’t drink enough water. Instead, I consume copious amounts of black coffee, salt, and alcohol, then slap a sheet mask on once a week and call it “wellness.” It’s a great strategy as far as attaining peak fake health goes, but the reality is that I often feel
You likely already have a very good association with the word rosé, and its allure extends beyond your wine glass. Physicians Formula Rosé All Night Ultra-Rich Restorative Cream harnesses the calming power of rose water to craft a PM product that’s hard not to love. The formula is packed with other powerful ingredients too, including
I don’t know if you’ve ever had the unique pleasure of getting a sunburn on your kneecaps, but it is truly the work of Satan. Recently, I forgot to reapply SPF on vacation while taking a catamaran ride around the Greek Islands (I know, poor me) and suffered an egregious burn. I tried aloe. I
Beauty’s favorite creative couple—makeup artist Violette and photographer Steven Pan—paint and shoot the season’s freshest faces. Ugbad Abdi Dress, beret, earring, necklace, all, Dior. Scarves, both, Hermès. STEVEN PAN Somalia-born model Abdi, who wears a hijab in keeping with her Muslim faith, cannot be seen by a male without her head covered. So on set,