Month: July 2020

Tatcha, Givenchy Parfums, and Glossier In the real world, the idea of walking up to a beauty counter and touching a display product—and then putting it on my face—sends a chill down my spine. I know I’m not alone, which leaves those of us in the beauty world to wonder: where does an industry that’s
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Mythological tales, from Achilles to Dracula, are rooted in immunity. And since medicine’s earliest days, physicians have relied on metaphors—using images like armies, orchestras, communities, weather, and gardens—to try to explain what is, in fact, an extremely complicated system that controls the health and well-being of virtually every aspect of the human body. New York
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Instagram It’s 2020. We’re masking and we’re matching. Take one scroll through Instagram or the hashtag #maskmakeup and you’ll see beauty pros and novices alike wearing a mask (thank you!) and donning a coordinating eye look. We’ve matched our bra and underwear, we’ve matched our nails and our lipstick, and now it’s time to match
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Courtesy To create a skincare regimen from scratch sometimes requires a years and a long journey of trial-and-error that often comes with a hefty price tag. With the popularization of skincare bundles, testing out bite-sized versions of retinol-infused this and BHA-formulated that makes it easier to round our your skincare lineup with what you know
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The moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived: Rihanna’s Fenty Skin is finally here! After years that felt like decades, the Badgal is changing the game again with an inclusive, gender-neutral line of beauty products. Fenty Skin offers three hero items—Total Cleans’r Remove-It-All Cleanser, Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum, and Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer
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Two years ago, while I was in Vermont for a yoga teacher training, I had my first threesome with a married, cis-het, white couple. I found them on Tinder, as you do. My profile was simple. Me backstage in a tube top dress with a smirky smile. A swimsuit selfie in my friend’s pool. A
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Just last week, Jackie Aina posted a cryptic photo of herself mid-baking (makeup baking, not baking baking) with the brief caption, “guys, something is coming.” This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web
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As far as makeup launches go these days, the typical trajectory a brand follows starts with complexion products first—a 40-plus shade range here, a highlighter there—before expanding into other categories like skincare and tools. So naturally, when you hear that beauty whisperer and longtime YouTuber Patrick Starrr—known for his dramatic transformations and created makeup looks
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Ever wish you could just copy/paste the virtual carts of the experts who really know what they’re doing when it comes to shopping for beauty products? Well, we leaned into that nosiness and started a series dedicated to the shopping lists of some of the country’s top beauty experts. First up: How to shop for
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Ahead of Marc Jacobs’s latest fragrance launch Perfect, Jacobs sat down with ELLE to discuss the inspiration behind the perfume, his unconventional idea of perfection, and why he dislikes the term “self-acceptance.” Marc Jacobs is wearing a baby blue sweater that appears, even through the Zoom screen’s distortion, as soft as swansdown. He’s accessorized it
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Should you invest in a candle? The answer is always a resounding YES. But the creme de la creme of the candle world—the HCIC (head candle in charge)—is the soy candle. Eco-friendly, long-lasting, and clean, soy candles serve as the healthier alternative to traditional paraffin wax candles. Candle shopping can get overwhelming, but that’s why
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Peace Out, Welly, Squish, Starface If you aren’t #blessed like some people who have experienced clearer skin during quarantine, I feel you, I see you, I am you. I used to be a pimple patch skeptic (do they actually work?) but my skin was so bad during the first few months of quarantine, I was
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I will never get over John Legend serenading his wife, Chrissy Teigen, about her “headband of the day.” Yes, sure, part of the reason people loved it was because it was cute. But it put into words something many of us had never really thought to say out loud: headbands not only serve a functional
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