Month: August 2020

Rosalía is officially entering the beauty game. After conquering the music world earlier this year at the Grammy’s, the singer and ELLE summer cover star is MAC’s newest VIVA GLAM Ambassador. “The Barcelona-born singer, songwriter and record producer embodies passion, courage and originality that inspires us and her fans across the world,” MAC announced in
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Back in January, or a full lifetime ago in the year 2020, the Black girl coalition at ELLE.com—Nerisha Penrose, Angel Lenise, and I—came together to create an editorial package centering the joy and beauty of our communities. The brief was simple: How can we use our platform to spotlight the beauty of Blackness in all
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The Tyler Twins Since its inception, the hair care industry in America has been rooted in the idea that Black hair, in its natural state, is unacceptable. Our great-grandfather Garret A. Morgan, an inventor known as “the Black Edison,” was one of the first people to discover chemical relaxers. His company, G.A. Morgan’s Hair Refiner,
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IMAXTREE.COM Don’t you feel more in control of your life when your nails look amazing? I know I do. Nail lacquer is a great way to create a polished appearance. But if you fail to invest in the proper products to keep them healthy, you’ll ultimately stunt their growth, make them brittle, and cause them
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Kate Hudson is my happy place. Whenever I’m in a mood—which, let’s face it, is often in quarantine—I switch on a Hudson classic like Bride Wars, Almost Famous, or How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. It’s only natural that the actress’s charm and Hollywood smarts would make her a boss businesswoman. Along with
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Laguna Candles, Harlem Candle Co., Gilded Candles We’re burning more candles than ever in self-isolation, so there’s no better way to support Black businesses than with a cozy, great-smelling candle. There are so many amazing Black-owned brands to support in beauty and fashion, so consider this another strong suggestion for your shopping cart. From relaxing
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Amy Sussman/SHJ2019Getty Images After weeks of teasing a top-secret project, Jennifer Lopez’s big announcement is finally here! The multi-talented star is officially launching her own beauty brand, J.Lo Beauty. In true bronze goddess form, Lopez shared a sneak peek of the line with a post captioned “Sunset glow.” In the photo, the singer wears a
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Hair is likely the most overworked, yet under-appreciated part of our body. You put your hair through a lot to achieve your desired look: constant heat, protective styles, various products. But how much TLC are you giving your hair in return? Enter: leave-in conditioners. After cleansing and conditioning your hair, leave-in is the next product
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Christian VierigGetty Images For our first date, James cooked me a summertime feast. Unfortunately, I was allergic to the entire meal and retreated to the bathroom to game-plan. While absentmindedly opening his medicine cabinet (okay, maybe not that absentmindedly), I discovered a shelf of makeup: Nars concealer, Glossier Boy Brow, and Covergirl black eyeliner commingling
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Supreme’s classic red logo has touched everything from The North Face jackets to Louis Vuitton wallets to MTA Metrocards. But for the first time ever, Supreme is taking its signature red label over to beauty. So for it’s beauty debut, it only makes sense the seminal streetwear brand team up with a fellow icon, and
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Courtesy of SHISEIDO Makeup Many know Hunter Schafer as the woman behind Jules Vaughn’s edgy eyeliner and metallic shadow on Euphoria. But beginning in 2021, the actress, model, and activist is stepping into an entirely new role—as Shiseido Makeu’s Global Brand Ambassador. Eudermine Revitalizing Essence (125 ml.) Shiseido dermstore.com $60.00 Details about Schafer’s campaign are
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Scrolling through the internet can feel like looking at a reflection of our worst instincts, particularly in the amusement park ride gone sideways that is 2020. But then again, there’s Jennifer Garner’s Instagram—a holy grail of her kids’ science experiments, inspiring musical performances, a photo with vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, and a video of
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About two months ago, my dad began to experience a series of strange neurological symptoms. He regularly felt pain radiate up and down his right arm, and occasionally into his neck and jaw. Sometimes his fingers on his right hand would tingle or go numb. The nerve pain was so uncomfortable that he had to
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