Over the weekend, Captain Marvel debuted to the tune of $455 million. It has all the best parts of a superhero origin movie—fight scenes, killer costumes, humor, and plot twists—and a powerful female protagonist. Another striking part of the movie? Brie Larson’s hair. It was a perfectly tousled lob and always looked blowout-fresh even during
Transforming wavy hair into a stick-straight style often involves the copious use of chemicals, hair dryers, and flat irons—all amped up to their highest, most follicle-damaging heat settings. But women have been straightening their hair for decades without heat, too—long before ceramic plates, tourmaline, or ionic who’s-it-what’s-its were even a glimmer in T3’s eye. While
Dior Makeup If you find yourself in a makeup rut, sometimes all it takes is switching up your signature lip color. Red is forever a can’t-go-wrong classic, but it’s also a little predictable. Trying its cooler cousin, pink, can open up a new range of moods and personas. “Pink has the most amazing range of
For Dark Circles and Puffiness Dark circles can occur for many different reasons. “One reason is because you have excessive pigment under your eye,” says Dr. Imahiyerobo-Ip. “If this the case, opt for a cream containing skin brighteners such as kojic acid, licorice root, or vitamin C. ” Dr. Imahiyerobo-Ip also notes that sometimes your
Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray L’Oreal Paris amazon.com $12.39 L’Oreal’s entire Infalliable collection is dedicated to giving makeup lovers quality, long lasting products, so it’s no surprise its Makeup Extender Setting Spray works like a charm. Remember your old self, the one who was used to touch-ups, blotting, and smudging? Yeah, I don’t
Roni ChastainGetty Images Nothing can ruin my week like a cystic pimple. It’s round, it’s red, it’s bulging, and no amount of concealer or prayer will kill it. You know it’s different from a regular pimple when inflammation is forming beneath the surface, says dermatologist Dr. Rachel Nazarian of Schweiger Dermatology Group. “Most cystic lesions
Courtesy I don’t often have “empties” a.k.a beauty products so well-loved they’re used down to the last drop in an emptied bottle. Dry shampoo is the only exception. In fact, if I were to make an estimate I’d say my hair is 50 percent dry shampoo at any given moment. I can’t tell you the
For Full Brows We’re talking the editorial dense but-not-too-heavy brow. For a full and feathering brow, Fiona Stiles suggests grabbing a bigger brow brush. “When I do a brow like this I use a large, soft, and wide brow brush so that it deposits the powder softly,” explains Stiles. “This isn’t about a hard, chiseled
When you think of a cologne commercial, you may picture a very serious (yet sexy!) scene. It’s black and white. A brooding man is driving a car while a somber, deep voiceover plays. That’s not the case with Ryan Reynolds, who is the new face of Armani Code fragrances. His commercial, shot by The Handmaid’s
Kendall Jenner’s waistline magically cinches. Heidi Klum’s boobs perk up. Bella Hadid’s flat abs get, somehow, even flatter. These are some of the transformations that have attracted over 900,000 followers to Celebface, an Instagram account that exposes celebrities and influencers for photoshopping the images they share on social media. Alternating unretouched newswire photos with the
If you think parched, dry skin is just a part of life during the winter, think again. It might not seem like it, but there’s a way—many of them, actually!—to give your thirsty face and body some relief. Because, as you know, it’s brutal out there. “As temperatures drop during the colder months, the humidity
Is Prince Harry as much of a style icon as his wife Megan Markle? Perhaps the hair and makeup at Thom Browne can tell us. Backstage in Paris, makeup artist Mark Carrasquillo claimed the look’s inspiration was “Eton College boys,” the squad of fluffy-haired aristos whose legions include Princes Harry and William, plus Eddie Redmayne,
Where there’s smoke, there’s five hundred products and never enough makeup remover. That’s how it usually goes with DIY smokey eyes, anyway. Backstage at Altuzarra, makeup artist Tom Pecheux did some rehab on that sentiment with a runway-worthy eye look…and just one product. It’s M.A.C Eye Kohl in Smolder, a charcoal grey with a tiny
In the past, when people complimented me on my skin, I would credit my glowing complexion to my relentless commitment to skincare (three steps: cleanse, hydrate, and protect) and sleep (minimum of seven hours per night). However, there was another “secret” that I wasn’t so keen to share: my bi-annual Botox appointment. As a woman
Love has no borders, but beauty trends? They’re stacked in favor of les Françaises. From French Girl™ Hair to French Girl™ Skin, there’s a constant consumer mania to look Parisian. (Translation: A little messy, a lot cool, and usually glowing from state-sponsored healthcare.) Isabel Marant is the French Girl™ mothership, with slouchy boots, giant v-neck
“The Off-White woman is a bit smarter this season,” says Jawara Wauchope backstage in Paris. The hair guru for Solange, Hailey Bieber, and more directs team to give Gigi Hadid “a little more flip” before her closing stomp at Off-White, then turns back to the message: “The women on the runway have lived a little
Water Street Musee Bath Bomb in Rejuvenate in Lily of the Valley West Elm westelm.com $12.00 Create the ultimate oasis in your bathroom. West Elm’s Water Street Musee Bath Bombs transform your bath experience into a luxurious spa day thanks to mandarin, tangerine, lemon satsuma and ruby red grapefruit.
NatureLab. Tokyo – Perfect Volume for thicker, fuller hair: Vegan, sulfate and cruelty free, protects color- 11.5 fl. oz. (Shampoo & Conditioner Duo) amazon.com $28.00 This shampoo is frequently used on celebrity hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons’ clients, who include the entirety of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, as well as Shay Mitchell and Hailey Bieber. “The biggest issue
Once upon a time, I didn’t care for fancy facials. Cleansing and moisturizing was all I needed to keep acne at bay. Then, the stress of work assignments, planning my future, boyfriend and friend drama, and lack of sleep began to manifest little by little on my once-clear skin. Now, I’m at a spa almost
Nothing transforms your face like putting on a set of false eyelashes. While they add instant glamour, they can be tricky to apply. One thing you need to get right from the start is having reliable eyelash glue. Anybody who’s worn falsies knows the dread of realizing they’re peeling off your lids in the middle
Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri via @NYCSmileDesignInstagram If you love red wine, coffee or soy sauce—if you love life, really—you may have noticed that your teeth aren’t as white as they used to be. If you watch The Bachelor—the camera panning over 30 eager sets of blindingly white Chiclets—you might wonder if your teeth have ever been truly
Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in Tisse Vendome Chanel nordstrom.com $62.00 Chanel’s palette is versatile, letting you create a dramatic smoky eye or just go for a subtle shimmer. A bit of ivory in the inner corner of your eyes will sparkle, while the orange will also make your blue eyes look even bluer.
Under-eye circles are so 21st Century. The Paris futurist Marine Serre just zapped them for good on her Fall 2019 runway with tiny LED rims that hovered just underneath the models’ eyes. The ultimate “highlight” came in ultraviolet and laser green. They served a dual purpose, brightening both faces and the catwalk space, which was
Flipping someone off isn’t always possible. There’s the office meeting with inane questions and an inhumane lack of snacks. The first date, where he says, “My type is normally models.” The sixth date, where he says, “I can’t give you what you deserve right now.” And of course in Paris, where cigarettes count as breakfast
Morgan O’Donovan for ELLE.com Something was hidden under Dior’s veiled bucket hats, but alas, it wasn’t a free saddle bag. Instead, the in-the-know detail was a wowzer! graphic eye by Peter Philips, who called it “a cartoon” based on the ’60s fashion fantasy film, Who Are You, Polly Magoo? (It’s on Amazon Prime if you’re
Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer maybelline.com It’s already shaping up to be the year of clear, radiant skin. Beauty trends are leaning away from intense eye makeup and toward a glowy, glassy, glossy canvas. When it comes to achieving a luminous complexion, skipping concealer is a big no-no—especially in some specific instances.
Angelina Jolie has the pout. Kerry Washington has the sky-high cheekbones. I…have dry, flaky skin. For as long as I can remember, dull, dry skin has always been a part of “my brand.” I can whip up a flawless, glowing facebeat using a mix of my favorite luminous foundations (hi, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation)
Feb 25, 2019 You know that what you wash your face with can completely make or break your complexion. That’s because your cleanser can determine how naturally glowy and hydrated your skin is, how often you breakout, plus how your skin reacts to every product you apply next. Skincare experts say it’s surprisingly common to
Backseat Facebeat /bak •sēt/ fās•bēt VERB; the act of applying your makeup, flawlessly, in the back of moving vehicle. In a hurry but still want to look bomb? Don’t worry, we got you. Meet Backseat Facebeat, ELLE.com’s new beauty series where a celebrity makeup artist (or celebrity!) creates the ultimate Backseat Facebeat while in the
When I vocalized to the ELLE.com office that I was struggling with pain from grinding my teeth while I sleep—and thinking about getting botox in my jawline—my coworkers Ariana, Kat, and Madi immediately vocalized that they also suffer from jaw pain from unintentional grinding. “What is wrong with you people?” asked Nikki, our style director.