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2019's Best New Mascaras Our Editors Can't Live Without

There's a reason Grandma Sue has been using the same tube of mascara since 1972: finding a great new formula you love can be more convoluted than finding the perfect fitted jeans and can take the same amount of trial and error. That's the bad news. The good news is that we think 2019 is going to be the year that all changes. There is a new wave of mascaras hitting the market that promise to enhance your god-given assets - curling, lengthening, and fattening your lashes with aplomb. Think it's ...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Editor's Pick, Mascara, Beauty Review, Best of 2019


Love Mascara? Just Wait Till You See the Cool New Formulas Hitting Shelves in 2019

There's a reason Grandma Sue has been using the same tube of mascara since 1972: finding a great new formula you love can be more convoluted than finding the perfect fitted jeans and can take the same amount of trial and error. That's the bad news. The good news is that we think 2019 is going to be the year that all changes. There is a new wave of mascaras hitting the market that promise to enhance your god-given assets - curling, lengthening, and fattening your lashes with aplomb. Think it's ...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Editor's Pick, Mascara, Beauty Review, Best of 2019


CoverGirl's New $7 Eyeliner Outlasted a Full Workout, and Here Are the Pics to Prove It

I love exercising. I love eyeliner. Somehow, CoverGirl found a way to intersect the two, making it possible for me to go through an entire workout without smudging or smearing my winged liner. When I'd first heard that the brand was coming out with a "sweat-proof" makeup line, I thought, "Like hell it is." It's not that I don't have faith in CoverGirl (and its awesome formulas), it's just that I've found very few liquid eyeliners can live up to such a loaded claim. I got my hands on the new Cove...
Tags: Beauty, Exercise, CoverGirl, Eyeliner, Beauty Review


Kristin Ess's Newest Hair Mask Smells and Feels Expensive (but We Promise You It’s Not)

Kristin Ess is a magic-maker - just take a look at this dreamy hairstyle she created on one of her celeb BFFs, Lauren Conrad. In 2017, she did us a solid by giving us the tools and tonics to get A-list hair at an affordable price, but we think her most recent additions to her line are probably her best ones yet. Ess released a scalp care collection, a set of five products that are meant to restore the health in that area. A combination of this Winter's harsh cold air and my scalp's typical dryne...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Target, Lauren Conrad, ESS, Beauty Review, Kristin Ess, Hair Masks, Kristin Ess Weightless Hydration Daily Scalp


If You Have Oily Lids, You're Going to Love This Eye Shadow

My lids are pretty oily, so I typically lay down a heavy-duty primer before applying my eye shadow. Without fail, by the end of a long night, my eye shadow will have smudged or have made its way into my creases. But the HudaBeauty Matte and Metal Melted Shadows ($25) is the exception. Upon first glance the matte and glitter shadow duo could be mistaken for a lip product . When I pulled out the wand of the matte end, it revealed a silky liquid sitting on a sponge-y, flat doe foot. I slicked on...
Tags: Beauty, Eyeshadow, Huda Beauty, Eye Shadow, Huda Kattan, Beauty Review, HudaBeauty Matte and Metal Melted Shadows


This CBD Lotion Is Saving My Dry Skin (and Muscles) This Winter

During the winter, small patches of rough, dry skin take over my shoulders and my arms. They're incredibly itchy, but it's something I've grown used to and have come to expect every year since they first appeared when I was a teenager. I typically slather emollient salves and balms on the areas to soothe them, but have since decided to swap out the tubs I use for this CBD lotion. I had initially been interested in Lord Jones High CBD Formula Body Lotion ($60) because of its pain relieving effec...
Tags: Beauty, Body Care, Body Lotion, Beauty Review, CBD Oil


This Innovative Two-Wand Mascara Works Wonders on Short, Straight Lashes

Pyramid schemes, our current border-control plans, and ads for "pain-free" waxing kits - there are enough scams in this world. Admittedly, I thought the Beautenotions Immaculash 360 Mascara ($35) would be one of them when I first saw it. I thought, "Do I really need two brushes for my lashes?" After trying it, I'm convinced that the answer is yes. The dual-wand sprang out of the tube when I opened it, and the label claimed the two were meant to sandwich lashes for length and volume. The smaller ...
Tags: Beauty, Mascara, Beauty Review, Eyelashes


Tatcha’s New Brightening Serum Completely Faded My Acne Scars In Less than Two Months

The Tatcha Violet-C Brightening Serum ($88) is many things, but first, let's discuss what it is not: a bottle of instant results. It takes dedication and daily use, and though the results were gradual, they were impressive, which is why I can say with unapologetic zest that the Tatcha Violet-C Brightening Serum has given me the brightest, most even skin - in both texture and tone - I've ever had. That's a loaded statement, I know, but for the past month and a half, when anyone has asked me abou...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Serum, Tatcha, Beauty Review, Tatcha Violet C Brightening Serum


Tatcha’s New Brightening Serum Completely Faded My Acne Scars in Less Than Two Months

The Tatcha Violet-C Brightening Serum ($88) is many things, but first, let's discuss what it is not: a bottle of instant results. It takes dedication and daily use, and though the results were gradual, they were impressive, which is why I can say with unapologetic zest that the Tatcha Violet-C Brightening Serum has given me the brightest, most even skin - in both texture and tone - I've ever had. That's a loaded statement, I know, but for the past month and a half, when anyone has asked me abou...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Serum, Tatcha, Beauty Review, Tatcha Violet C Brightening Serum


Fresh’s Latest Night Cream Gave Me the Dewy Skin I Thought Only Existed on Instagram

Glass skin, "dewiness" - it's all semantics. You choose whatever you want to call the hypershiny, impossibly soft-looking complexions that are taking over your Instagram feed. For some, the look takes a multi-step makeup routine. For me, the secret is in this one jar. The Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Night Cream ($48) is a moisturizer that the brand has prescribed for bedtime, which is why I first tried it. When I slathered it on, I noticed its light citrus scent, which reminded me of fres...
Tags: Instagram, Beauty, Skin Care, Moisturizer, Beauty Review, Fresh Beauty


This Lipstick Is Basically Life-Proof, and It Only Costs $12

My research on long-lasting, budge-proof lipsticks has been extensive, and I found the L'Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Matte High Pigment Lightweight Lip Ink ($12, out in January) to be the champion of that category. At first glance, it looks like a typical liquid lipstick, but pull out the wand and you'll see a pretty unique applicator, which looks like a tilted, flattened teardrop with a mega-sharp tip. This helped the formula slip on precisely where I needed it with ease, and though the layer...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, L'oreal, Beauty Review


2019 Is Getting Some Mind-Blowing Skincare Launches, but These Are Our Favorites

Here's something you can do to look and feel better in the new year that doesn't put you at risk of pulling a hammy in an overcrowded yoga class: upgrade your skincare routine. (Gym membership not necessary; results guaranteed.) Beauty brands are also "starting fresh" right now, waiting until the beginning of January to launch their biggest, most innovative products of the year - meaning you can save all those bicep curls for the days you want to pick up the latest face creams, cleansers, and tr...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Serum, Beauty Products, Facial Cleanser, Beauty Review, Face Cream


I've Been Obsessed With This $13 Mascara For Months, and It's Finally Coming to America

I get a lot of questions about my lashes and the mascara I use; it tends to come with the territory when you cover beauty products. People actually start by asking if I have lash extensions, and when I explain it's just the mascara, they light up. The good news? My current favorite is from a mass brand. Then I have to gently let them down: unfortunately, the product isn't available in America. Until now. Meet your new mascara obsession: L'Oréal Paris Unlimited Mascara ($13). (I wish the name me...
Tags: America, Beauty, Paris, Don, Beauty News, Mascara, L'Oreal Paris, Beauty Review


Thanks to This Body Oil, I Now Have a Post-Island-Vacation Glow

The Ouai Hair and Body Oil ($32) makes my skin look like I just summered on an island getaway. Did I mention it's Winter? Let's start from the beginning. I've been so itchy. I have dry patches across my entire body, and between the cold, New York City weather, and my apartment's heating system pulling all the moisture from the air, my skin has been uncomfortably thirsty and tight. The Ouai Rose Hair and Body Oil has always been on my list of beauty products to try, initially because of how ...
Tags: New York City, Beauty, Skin Care, Boracay Beach, Body Care, Beauty Trends, Ouai, Beauty Review


This Too Faced Concealer Blurs My Under-Eye Circles Better Than Any Photo-Editing App

Maybe it's the heavyweight bottle. Maybe it's the black, bold-faced, all-caps text that Too Faced used on its face to describe what it does. Whatever it is, there's something about the Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer ($29) that just screams it means business. My complexion is typically clear, and my biggest concern with it is the hyperpigmentation under my eyes and in areas where I've had a breakout (it never fails that whenever I get a pimple, I develop a da...
Tags: Beauty, Facetune, Concealer, Too Faced, Beauty Review


Thanks to This Body Oil, I Now Have a Post-Island-Vacation Glow

The OUAI Hair and Body Oil ($32) makes my skin look like I just summered on an island getaway. Did I mention it's Winter? Let's start from the beginning. I've been so itchy. I have dry patches across my entire body, and between the cold, New York City weather and my apartment's heating system pulling all the moisture from the air, my skin has been uncomfortably thirsty and tight. The OUAI Rose Hair and Body Oil has always been on my list of beauty products to try, initially because of how b...
Tags: New York City, Beauty, Skin Care, Boracay Beach, Body Care, Beauty Trends, Ouai, Beauty Review


Smashbox Just Came Out With a Bigger Cover Shot Palette, and It's as Good as the OGs

I've long recommended the Smashbox Cover Shot palettes to my friends as a reliable group of eye shadows that are well worth the $29 price tag. When the brand launched its latest in the series, the LA Cover Shot Palette ($45), I was intrigued to see if these hues would be the same high quality I've come to love. The spectrum of colors are arranged into four sections of four shadows, signifying different color schemes you could use. While I prefer to switch up the colors and combine shades from d...
Tags: Makeup, La, Beauty, Beauty Products, Smashbox, Makeup Palette, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Trends, Eye Shadow, Beauty Review, Beauty Product Review, Beauty Gifts


Fenty Beauty's Liquid Lipstick Is the Best Purchase I've Made in 2018 - It Lasts All Day

You could call me a bit of a liquid lipstick expert. As a shopping editor, I'm obsessed with discovering new formulas readers should know about - and let's be real, I want them for myself, too. It's no secret that Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored, a classic red, has been a customer favorite. But, I got really excited when Rihanna released the formula in more colors. As soon as I laid eyes on Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Uncuffed ($24), I headed straight to...
Tags: Makeup, Rihanna, Beauty, Lipstick, Sephora, Fenty, Beauty Products, Beauty Shopping, Liquid Lipstick, Beauty Review, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna


I Don't Like Lip Gloss, but I'll Wear Milk Makeup's New Kush Lip Glaze Any Day

It's sticky, tacky, and gooey and only looks good on people with already gorgeous lips - this is how I'd describe lip gloss. Don't get me wrong, I've always thought the high-shine look is gorgeous in magazines and Instagram posts, but on me, I thought it drew attention to the hyperpigmentation on the outer border of my lips. I felt that way until I tried Milk Makeup's new Kush Lip Glaze ($18). With its squeezable tube, it looked more like a toothpaste than a lip gloss, but then I twisted its ...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Lips, Don, Milk Makeup, Lip Gloss, Beauty Trends, Beauty Review, Nice Milk Makeup


For Whatever Reason, Brands Want Our Pits to Smell Like Holiday Cheer

I'm not sure if I should take this as a hint, but in the past week, I've received a vast array of deodorant on my desk. I'm not upset because deodorant is something I hate buying but actually desire to have on my body at all times. What's unique about many of these deliveries is that they are natural deodorants with a holiday scent. Brands like Native and Schmidt's have come out with their latest holiday offerings. And you know what? Kudos to said brands for making deodorant relevant this time o...
Tags: Holiday, Gifts, Beauty, SCHMIDT, Beauty Review, Deodorant, Beauty Gifts, Natural Deodorant, White Elephant Gifts


Your Friend Obsessed With Evil Eyes is Going to LOVE This Palette

Makeup- and fashion-lovers have been going nuts for designer makeup lately (TonyMoly x Moschino anyone?), but our world was flipped upside down when we discovered the Kenzo World Eyeshadow Palette ($60). The luxe product - the first in makeup for the brand - comes in a glossy black container featuring a graphic bold eye, and the motif is repeated inside the palette, with each of the eight shadows also in an eye shape. Included with the product is a dual-sided sponge applicator to apply each of t...
Tags: Makeup, Holiday, Gifts, Beauty, Porter, Kenzo, Beauty Products, Gifts For Women, Makeup Palettes, Beauty Shopping, Eye Shadow, Gifts Under $100, Beauty Review, Beauty Product Review, Beauty Gifts, Kenzo World


I'm a Huge Mascara Snob, and This $8 Formula Blew My Mind

Colossal, voluptuous, "better than sex " - brands have long been describing mascara with every synonym of "huge" in the English dictionary, but I am particularly jaded by the jargon. After years of trying every tube I could get my hands on - hopeful each time that maybe, just maybe, it would be the one to make my lashes look longer than the Duggar family's Christmas wish lists - I finally (and with much frustration) accepted the truth: most formulas just don't live up to their promises. Now, I...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Duggar, CoverGirl, Mascara, Drugstore Beauty, Beauty Review, Best of 2018, Covergirl Exhibitionist Mascara, Formula Blew My Mind


This $8 Mascara Is the Volumizing Miracle My Lashes Have Been Waiting For

Colossal, voluptuous, "better than sex " - brands have long been describing mascara with every synonym of "huge" in the English dictionary, but I am particularly jaded by the jargon. After years of trying every tube I could get my hands on - hopeful each time that maybe, just maybe, this would be the one to make my lashes look longer than the Duggar family's Christmas wish lists - I finally (and with much frustration) accepted the truth: most formulas just don't live up to their promises. Now,...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Duggar, CoverGirl, Mascara, Drugstore Beauty, Beauty Review, Best of 2018, Covergirl Exhibitionist Mascara


This Hair Oil Is Basically a Salon Blowout in a Bottle

Wild is one way to describe my hair. It's frizzy, it sheds, and my curls and kinks are never uniform. Because of my medium-coarse texture, I often hydrate it with emollient creams in hopes of maintaining a softer feel and more tamed style. It usually takes two or three products and a hot tool to get it smooth, so never in a million years did I think one product would be able to take away my frizz and tame my hair. Then I tried the Prose Hair Oil ($53). It's a bespoke oil, one that you can custom...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Beauty Review, Hair Styling


Holy Sh*t - Kenzo Is Selling an Eye Shadow Palette

Makeup- and fashion-lovers have been going nuts for designer makeup lately (TonyMoly x Moschino anyone?), but our world was flipped upside down when we discovered the Kenzo World Eyeshadow Palette ($60). The luxe product - the first in makeup for the brand - comes in a glossy black container featuring a graphic bold eye, and the motif is repeated inside the palette, with each of the eight shadows also in an eye shape. Included with the product is a dual-sided sponge applicator to apply each of t...
Tags: Makeup, Holiday, Gifts, Beauty, Porter, Kenzo, Beauty Products, Gifts For Women, Makeup Palettes, Beauty Shopping, Eye Shadow, Gifts Under $100, Beauty Review, Beauty Product Review, Beauty Gifts, Kenzo World


I Have Straight, Asian Lashes, and This Mascara Lifts and Curls Them

I'm Asian-American , and the women in my family and I share the same struggle: our eyelashes are straight and wispy and (for the most part) point downward. Mine are actually so thin that many lengthening mascaras on the market have proven to be too heavy, leaving my lashes with the three "umps": slumped, clumpy, and stumpy. While venting about this to another Asian-American friend, she pulled up a picture of the Wander Unlashed Volume and Curl Mascara ($24) on her phone. "It's amazing - it j...
Tags: Beauty, Mascara, Beauty Review, Wander Beauty, Curl Mascara


The Hands-Down Best Skincare Products Editors Want You to Gift Yourself This Month

Between the party planning, gift shopping, egg-nogging, and gingerbread house making-then-ignoring (not to mention the whole giving yourself a hemorrhoid from the stress of A through D), there is one minor thing you mustn't forget about this December: you. Now more than ever, practicing a little self-care is the difference between keeping your cool and crying into Santa's beard at the mall - and it starts with your skincare routine. But because we know the last thing you need is someone giving ...
Tags: Acne, Beauty, Santa, Skin Care, Editor's Picks, Moisturizer, Beauty Trends, Beauty Review, Face Cream, Beauty Product, Beauty Gifts, Face Masks, Best of 2018


The Hands-Down Best Skincare Products Editors Want You to Give Yourself This Month

Between the party planning, gift shopping, egg-nogging, and gingerbread house making-then-ignoring (not to mention the whole giving yourself a hemorrhoid from the stress of A through D), there is one minor thing you mustn't forget about this December: you. Now more than ever, practicing a little self-care is the difference between keeping your cool and crying into Santa's beard at the mall - and it starts with your skincare routine. But because we know the last thing you need is someone giving ...
Tags: Acne, Beauty, Santa, Skin Care, Editor's Picks, Moisturizer, Beauty Trends, Beauty Review, Face Cream, Beauty Product, Beauty Gifts, Face Masks, Best of 2018


Everything We Know About the New Zara Lipsticks

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story stated that Pat McGrath designed the new lipsticks. Pat McGrath was not involved. Zara has long been where you shop for stylish, on-trend pieces, but now the brand is ensuring you don't have to go elsewhere to complete your look. The fast-fashion company is launching a set of lipsticks that are going to perfectly match your chic-as-hell aesthetic as you take them out of your new snakeskin belt bag (obviously also snagged at Zara). One of the best parts i...
Tags: Gift Guide, Makeup, Gifts, Beauty, Lipstick, Zara, Pat McGrath, Beauty Products, Gifts For Women, Beauty News, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Review, Beauty Product Review, New Zara Lipsticks


I Finally Tried the Magnetic Mask All Over Instagram, and the Results Were Magical

Skin care can be tricky. With the many interesting trends out there, it's hard to decide which ones are worth spending the time and money on. Trust me, I've been there. I was faced with this dilemma when I heard of the magnetic mask trend - you know, the movement that started when Madonna used one on her butt - but I thought if the mask is good enough for the Queen of Pop, it should be more than enough for me. I decided to test the Onyx Youth Magnet Mask ($71), which has antiaging oils and mine...
Tags: Beauty, Madonna, Skin Care, Beauty Review, Face Mask, Onyx Youth Magnet Mask



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