Month: December 2020

Courtesy 2021 is right around the corner, people! Wave your hands in the air and while you’re at it, take a second to look at your nail beds. Are they polished? Clean? Ready for a new year of possibilities? If you answered no to any of the previous questions, this guide of nail trends to
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Silver Screen CollectionGetty Images Sharon Tate’s legacy has long been tied to the gruesome tragedy that was her death. It’s now been more than 50 years since the shocking Manson Cult killings and her passing. Here, we remember the actress and the life that she lead in photos. View Gallery 55 Photos 1 of 55
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On Sunday night, Christie Smythe transformed from journalist to subject, when ELLE’s story about Smythe’s romance with “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli went live. Shkreli, a pharmaceutical executive who became infamous when he raised the price of a lifesaving drug by 5,000 percent, had subsequently been arrested on federal fraud charges—and Smythe broke the story of
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Getty Images Royal hairstyles were both traditional and predictable for centuries—until Princess Diana rose to fame and made her signature hairstyle the must-have haircut of the ’80s. The world fell in love with Kate Middleton and her bouncy blowout, and then suddenly the popularity of blowout bars exploded across the world. Now we have Meghan
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Merrick Morton/20th Century Fox/Kobal/Shutterstock If there’s one thing ELLE editors covet, it’s candles. At a recent pitch meeting, I brought up how the Boy Smells candles helped me get through the pandemic and just thirty minutes later, I had this list of the best candle brands according to all of the editors in that meeting.
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Almost every weekday for six years, Christie Smythe took the F train from Park Slope downtown to her desk at Brooklyn’s federal court, in a pressroom hidden on the far side of a snack bar. Smythe, who covered white-collar crime for Bloomberg News, wore mostly black and gray, and usually skipped makeup. She and her
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When legends link up, magic happens, and that’s precisely what you’ll get with the new Barbie and Sir John collaboration. The celebrity—err, icon—makeup artist (we are talking Beyoncé, Chrissy Teigen, and Karlie Kloss!) has partnered with Barbie on a beauty editorial that is now live at @BarbieStyle. “Barbie’s an icon,” explains SJ. “She’s known around
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ELLE.com Beauty Director Chloe Hall certainly knows her way around a skincare routine, but she recently got some product recommendations from an unlikely source: her mom, Dee. After spending countless weeks slowly stealing each other’s products while living together in California during quarantine, they decided to take their stealth skincare sampling to the next level.
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We always thought 2020 would bring flying cars, robot butlers, and beauty products that do almost all the work for you. And after more than 600 brands submitted their most unique and futuristic launches for our second annual Future of Beauty breakthroughs, it turns out that even without airborne vehicles or AI that can pick
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Last year, we highlighted eight people, places, and purposes shaking up the beauty industry as we knew it. But, as we all know, 2020 was a year unlike any other. Despite the circumstances, many people and brands stepped forward with monumental initiatives that helped restore our faith in good ideas and good people. Behold, our
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Alo Yoga is the latest brand to join the beauty game. Known for its celeb-favorite yoga pants and ethical practices, the Los Angeles-based company has launched Alo Glow System, a new skincare line, out today. Following the brand’s holistic approach, the collection is botanical-based, vegan, cruelty-free, and made clean in California. The line spotlights the
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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. This week, we’re asking a dermatologist
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You can’t talk about crystals, veganism, palo santo, or herbs without giving allegiance and recognition to those who have built principles and rituals around those topics. Before it became a thriving category in the beauty industry, wellness was and is rooted in food. And on the new VICE TV show, Counter Space, host, chef, and
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2020 SANRIO CO., LTD. USED UNDER LICENSE Hello Kitty and I have the same blood type. If you’re wondering, “why do you know this, Margaux?” The answer should be obvious: I’m obsessed (like, really obsessed) with the world that Sanrio has spent over 40 years building around London-living Kitty White (that’s Hello Kitty’s given name).
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It’s a breezy Monday afternoon in October, and I’ve already got Jennifer Hudson riled up. Hudson is speaking with as much passion as her Dreamgirls character Effie telling—er, sangin’ to—her lover that, hell or high water, she’s staying with him. Given the tense political climate at the time, you’d be forgiven if you eavesdropped on
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