I used to be smug about the fact that I never went through a skinny eyebrow phase until I recently flipped open a photo album and got a heavy dose of reality splashed all over me. As someone who went to middle school with unclever children in the early ’00s, I’ve endured many nasty comments
Almost a year ago, the brilliant minds behind OUAI and Byredo–celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin, and perfumer Ben Gorham, respectively–unleashed what we never knew we needed: A dry shampoo combined with the classic Mojave Ghost perfume, the perfect melding of these two iconic brands. Now, they’ve done it again. Available to buy on August 3rd, OUAI
Do you really know what you’re putting on your face? In 2019, the documentary Toxic Beauty hit streaming services and beauty consumers instantly became nervous about the contents of their makeup bags. One significant component of the film is the examination of the link between cancer and talcum powder. Talc, a white mineral mainly of
Artem Varnitsin / EyeEmGetty Images I’ve made my fair share of uh-oh buys on Amazon (see: that fantastic deal on a nightstand that ended up being doll furniture), but when it comes to finding top-notch, no-mistakes-here beauty purchases, it has the best of the best. Whether you’re trying to find the latest and greatest in
Three years ago, Abigail O’Laughlin sat in the parking lot of a Chick-fil-A in Destin, Florida, her heart racing. She was meeting her eating disorder recovery coach, and they were planning to eat one of the foods she feared most. A chicken sandwich might not seem like a big deal to some, but two of
The speed at which a conversation about plastic can divert to babies could break currently held land-speed records. This is a fact I learned while talking to actress Emma Roberts about her recent decision to give up plastics for a week. The reason? “I feel like, especially after having a baby, I just see how
I’m not too fond of face scrubs. As a beauty editor, I’m not proud of disowning an entire category and now you know my dark, non-exfoliated secret. All that changed recently when I met the new Kopari California Glow Enzyme Scrub. My eyes lingered on the semi-translucent container and its honeydew-colored cap. I reached out
Thanks to the rise of skincare TikTok—a popular destination on the short-form content app where users can discover new product recommendations, skincare tips, and debunked myths from skin experts—it’s becoming increasingly difficult to determine who you should be investing your time and money into. Do I trust the skincare influencer with 6.7 million followers whose
The beauty industry has a bad habit of labeling actual change—eliminating harmful ingredients or including actual representation in imagery—as trends. Clean beauty has become a casualty of this phenomenon, which is only emphasized when brands use vague terms and greenwash their products, despite a lack of commitment to true sustainability. Hopefully, this “fad” is here
Marc Jacobs has been dictating trends for three decades, but the designer’s most recent showstopper wasn’t on the runway. Instead, Jacobs dropped a post-face-lift photo (gauze and all!) onto his Instagram feed, and it’s all anyone wants to talk about. This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content
If you’re easily smitten by scent or you’ve taken to creating a WFH set-up that looks like a small séance-for-one, allow me to interrupt your afternoon with some very good news. Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale finally opens up to the public next week on Wednesday, July 28, which means that one of the best (and only)
Getty Images Every now and then I get sucked into an Instagram nail art wormhole, where I stalk chic women who give themselves the most fabulous manicures. I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t added tiny brushes and mini pearls to my Amazon shopping cart, determined to copy their exquisite, highly detailed nail art.
If there’s one thing I miss about not working from home–besides, like, seeing human beings daily–it’s the comforting morning routine. A hint of blush, a sweep of eyeshadow, a lipstick that doesn’t get smudged on my face and cause pimples underneath my mask. These days, I don’t wear makeup at all unless I’m trying to
A little bit about me: I’m not a trendsetter; I’m a serial trend follower. Did I find my favorite lipstick based on the one I saw Lily-Rose Depp wearing? Yep. Did I shave my head when Halsey did because I noticed how chic it looked? Sure did. So, after years of seeing celebrities as beautiful
Welcome to the future…of livestreaming. ELLE.com and Verishop, the social shopping app that allows experts to stream shopping events (bringing the fun of QVC back to e-commerce!), are teaming up for four live beauty events where you can watch and shop ELLE editors’ favorite beauty picks. With the help of makeup artist Allan Avendaño, whose
Kylie Cosmetics is back! The record-breaking beauty brand by Kylie Jenner quietly disappeared a few months ago, leaving fans wondering what was coming next. After weeks of teasing, the wait is over: today, all-new products, with upgraded formulas and packaging, are available to shop on kyliecosmetics.com. That is, if you can get on the website.
Rosdiana CiaravoloGetty Images You know that feeling when you look in the mirror and sense that a breakout is about to happen? That one area by your chin feels weirdly sore. The pores on your forehead are looking a little more visible than usual. There’s a bump on your cheek where there wasn’t one yesterday.
Paper Boat CreativeGetty Images I’m all about self-love, right up until you move south of my ankles. You’ll never catch me in sandals, or open-toed shoes of any kind, because I. Don’t. Like. Feet. The reason why? Bumpy callouses, dry patches, the way they look wrinkly and weird. But in 90 degree heat, wearing sneakers
DKartGetty Images Of all the unique ways we talk about skin conditions (See: crow’s feet, pimples, and ingrown hairs), I don’t think anything comes off as more immediately repellant than what we horrifyingly call “strawberry skin” or, for maximum terribleness, “chicken skin.” Technically called Keratosis Pilaris, “Strawberry skin” is often noticed on the legs, upper
Karolina Wojtasik/HBO Max The highly anticipated Gossip Girl reboot has finally hit HBO Max, ushering in a new ruling class at Constance Billard and St. Jude’s. And while much of the focus has been on the fashion, our favorite Upper East Siders famously love a good beauty look. Who could forget Blair Waldorf’s iconic headbands
Rosdiana CiaravoloGetty Images You know that feeling when, mid-typing, you catch a glimpse of your hands and think, “I needed a manicure three days ago.” My desire for perfect nails comes in waves, which means it’s essential to have the essentials on hand in record time. Maybe I need a new polish color to match
Jennifer GraylockGetty Images Here’s an overview of what happens when I try to grow my nails long: They start looking dirty almost immediately, they slowly move past my nail bed at a snail pace, and as soon as my nails get to a length where chicness is on the horizon, they break. Of course, I
Edward BerthelotGetty Images I think of sales like first marriages with prenups: Dip your toe into new experiences without emptying your bank account so that in the future, you’ll know exactly where and who you want to commit to. Don’t just run into something with no thought process. Invest time and energy! Buy minis instead
Relaxation wasn’t in Jess Tran’s vocabulary when psoriasis started to slowly snake around her entire body in 2016. The skin condition, which affects about 125 million people worldwide and causes red, itchy patches to form on the skin, seemed to appear out of nowhere. But, looking back, Tran now recognizes that the onset may have
Caroline Tompkins / Refinery29 for Getty ImagesGetty Images If you’re having flashbacks to your high school tadpole brows, fear not! Shaping your eyebrows has evolved past the over-plucking of the early aughts. The once-scary DIY beauty project is easier than you think. We’ve ditched thin and angular for eyebrows that are bolder, freer, and fuller.
Courtesy So, you’re in-between hairstyles and don’t know your next move? Or maybe you finally did the big chop and need a little versatility in your look? Or, could it be that you’re in dire need of a refresh? Then, allow me to point you in the direction of wigs. Once a taboo subject only
When a person tells me they use La Mer, I very rarely follow up with a “which product do you like?” That’s because Crème de la Mer is the stuff of beauty routine legends—smoothing on the thick and deeply moisturizing cream is like a rite of passage, passed down generation to generation from mother to
When it comes to skincare, there always seems to be a hot new ingredient of the moment. Does anyone remember salmon milt? The latest It ingredient? Humble jojoba oil, harvested from the seeds of a North American bush, is a multi-purpose has withstood the trends and test of time. Rose Ingleton, a New York City-based