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19 Ways To Spend A $50, $75, & $100 Sephora Gift Card

Free money is the best kind, which is why shopping with a gift card is the closest most of us will ever come to nirvana. If you left the holidays with a shiny black Sephora card or two slipped into your wallet, then congratulations: You can finally take home that fancy face mask you just know you'll love (because you've already read all 5,000 reviews) without holding your breath as the cashier rings up your total at checkout.You might already have an idea of how you'll treat yourself, but if yo...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mogwai, Marc Jacobs, Sephora, St Tropez, Bobbi Brown, Pat McGrath, Cat Quinn, Dennis Gross, Christophe Robin, Pat McGrath Labs, Drunk Elephant, Sam Sasso, Rachel Krause, Desi Perkins


9 Skin-Care Resolutions We're Making For A Glowing 2019

After years of promising to cut back on cheese and hit the gym daily come January 1st, we've come to accept that most resolutions — big or small — are more of a work in progress than an instant transformation. But even though a new year doesn't guarantee waking up a brand-new person overnight, it's still the perfect opportunity to reset your intentions for the next 12 months and recommit to your goals. As part of our 2019 ambitions, we’ve set our sights on brighter, healthier skin.Last year, we...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande, Michelle Obama, Toner, Barneys, Cat Quinn, Renée Rouleau, Shani Darden, Sam Sasso, Rachel Krause, Aimee Simeon, Jessica Cruel, Thatiana Diaz, Rachel Lubitz


6 Pro Blowdryers That Are Worth The Extra Cash

It's common knowledge that many drugstore makeup and skin-care products are just as good — if not better — than their more expensive counterparts. But, there are still some items that you can't be cheap with, especially when it comes to your hair."Most of the drugstore blowdryers come with high heat and very little power, which means you're actually taking longer to dry your hair," hairstylist Kristen Keller once told us. "The longer you expose your hair to that kind of heat, the more damage yo...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Fashion, Music, Walmart, Sephora, Jen Atkin, Cat Quinn, Matt Fugate, Dyson Supersonic, Samantha Sasso, Kristen Keller, Nathaniel Hawkins, Aimee Simeon, Josh Harry Josh


The Under-$30 Skin-Care Buys Our Editors Always Recommend

The future of beauty is here — and you’re invited. Check out the rest of our 2018 Refinery29 Beauty Innovator Awards winners for a full look at the products, brands, and people that are breaking the rules and redefining beauty standards, one lipstick at a time.The word "cheap" gets a bad rap: It's frequently used to describe situations one might otherwise call gauche, like regifting the sweater you snagged off the free table at work or "forgetting" your wallet at home to weasel your way out of ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Cvs, Sephora, Burt, Zinc, La Roche Posay, Ulta, Cat Quinn, Anne Chan, Regis Philbin, Sam Sasso, Rachel Krause, Megan Decker, Mi Anne Chan Like, Biologique Recherche


10 Halloween Costumes Our Beauty Editors Are Wearing This Year

Halloween might belong to kids and candy companies, but it's still the grown-up version of playing dress up. Whether that means going as something spooky, sultry, or finally trying platinum blonde hair for the first time, when October 31st rolls around we all get to live out our own unique version of a platinum fantasy thanks to wigs, makeup, and whatever else you need to master your look for the night. It's all the fun of a childhood Halloween, without the sugary stomachache.But the fun doesn'...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Netflix, Ariana Grande, Manhattan, Pete Davidson, Unicorn, Amandla Stenberg, Decker, Cardi, Riverdale, Bruno, Kevin Mazur Getty, Party City, Kaia Gerber, Fenty


9 Halloween Costumes Our Beauty Editors Are Wearing This Year

Halloween might belong to kids and candy companies, but it's still the grown-up version of playing dress-up. Whether that means going as something spooky, sultry, or finally trying platinum blonde hair for the first time, when October 31st rolls around we all get to live out our own unique version of a platinum fantasy thanks to wigs, makeup, and whatever else you need to master your look for the night. It's all the fun of a childhood Halloween, without the sugary stomach ache.But the fun doesn...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Netflix, Ariana Grande, Manhattan, Pete Davidson, Decker, Cardi, Riverdale, Bruno, Eugenie, Party City, Kaia Gerber, MEGHAN MARKLE, Fenty, Cat Quinn


8 Halloween Costumes Our Beauty Editors Are Wearing This Year

Halloween might belong to kids and candy companies, but it's still the grown-up version of playing dress-up. Whether that means going as something spooky, sultry, or finally trying platinum blonde hair for the first time, when October 31st rolls around we all get to live out our own unique version of a platinum fantasy thanks to wigs, makeup, and whatever else you need to master your look for the night. It's all the fun of a childhood Halloween, without the sugary stomach ache.But the fun doesn...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Netflix, Ariana Grande, Manhattan, Pete Davidson, Decker, Cardi, Riverdale, Bruno, Party City, Kaia Gerber, Cat Quinn, Madelaine Petsch, Cheryl Blossom, Rachel Krause


The Ear Piercings Our Editors Are Getting For Fall

Ears are meant to be decorated — at least that's what L.A.'s raddest celebrity piercer, Brian Keith Thompson, will tell you. "They need it. They want it. They were put there to hang jewelry off of," he says. And when it comes to our fall beauty wish list, he's not wrong. Ear piercings, really, have never been cooler than they are right now. Whether you're interested in a rook, daith, orbital, or even a cluster of constellation piercings, you've got an endless supply of options to choose from — ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Thompson, Decker, Sasso, Cat Quinn, Tash, Lebsack, Brian Keith Thompson, Sam Sasso, Rachel Krause, Megan Decker, Noah Centineo, Aimee Simeon Beauty Writer


The 4 Products Our Editors Swear By For Getting Rid Of Acne

Here's a not-so-fun fact for you: Acne is the single most common skin condition in the United States, with more than 3 million cases occurring each year. To put it in perspective, that's about as many breakouts as there are people in Mongolia.Given just how prevalent acne is, it's no surprise that there's a vast selection of blemish-fighting products available on the market, with new ones popping up on Sephora shelves every day. (Or what feels like every day, at least.) This is both a blessing ...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, United States, Mongolia, Cvs, Sephora, Pimple Popper, Cat Quinn, Renée Rouleau, Anne Chan, Rachel Krause, Samantha Sasso, Mi Anne Chan Like, Fourth Ray Beauty, Rouleau Rapid Response Detox Masque


The Ear Piercings Our Editors Are Getting For Fall

Ears are meant to be decorated — at least that's what L.A.'s raddest celebrity piercer, Brian Keith Thompson, will tell you. "They need it. They want it. They were put there to hang jewelry off of," he says. And when it comes to our fall beauty wish list, he's not wrong. Ear piercings, really, have never been cooler than they are right now. Whether you're interested in a rook, daith, orbital, or even a cluster of constellation piercings, you've got an endless supply of options to choose from — ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Viola Davis, Kylie Jenner, Thompson, Decker, Sasso, Cat Quinn, Tash, Lebsack, Brian Keith Thompson, Sam Sasso, Rachel Krause, Megan Decker


13 Beauty Products We Loved In College — & Still Use As Adults

Most people associate their college years with long days in the classroom and even longer nights playing beer pong. However, we associate college with, well, creamy drugstore moisturizers and cult-classic eyeshadow palettes.Yes, some of our best memories were made throughout those four (or, uhh, four and a half) years as an undergrad, but some of our favorite beauty products were found during that time as well. We may have left the hallowed halls of our beloved alma maters with memories, along ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Walmart, Missouri, Connecticut, NARS, Sephora, Midwest, J Lo, Burt, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Ulta, Cat Quinn, NYX Cosmetics, Anne Chan


Cheap Alternatives To Your Favorite Makeup Buys

What do Orgasm, Boy Brow, and Better Than Sex have in common? Besides cheeky names, each has its own cult status, thanks to a unique ability to appeal to beauty lovers across the world. Products don't wind up in the hall of fame without seriously proving their worth — and the 12 ahead have changed the cosmetics game.But good things often come with steep price tags. After all, at the rate in which we go through tubes of M.A.C.'s Ruby Woo, we'd be broke if we didn't subscribe to a high/low approa...
Tags: Nordstrom, Fashion, Music, NARS, Kristen, Sephora, Macy, Kylie, Revlon, Secret Angels, Mac Cosmetics, Ulta, Veuve Clicquot, Fenty, Kylie Cosmetics, Cat Quinn


The Best Summer Skin-Care Products Are All Hiding At Target

Somehow, even when we don't go in looking for anything in particular, five minutes into a Target run results in a red basket filled to the brim with a haphazard assortment of stuff, including a package of scrunchies we really don't need and three bottles of $5 rosé that we definitely do. But in the ranking of "worth-it" Target items, we've never regretted a skin-care purchase — especially when you consider how many quality brands are now sold at the retailer.To make navigating the aisles a litt...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Sephora, Pacifica, Toner, Cat Quinn


19 NYC Colorists Who Will Give You The Best Hair Of Your Life

Complain all you want about New York City's overpriced apartments, unreliable subway system, and the stench of hot trash on your commute to work— but the truth is, it's a city that's hard to quit. From the bright lights of Broadway to the sushi bars that stay open until 4 a.m., the five boroughs attract some of the best of the best, and that goes for beauty treatments, too. Here, hairstylists and colorists are at the top of their game, and whether you're based in Brooklyn, SoHo, or the Upper Ea...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Oregon, New York City, Julia Roberts, Brooklyn, Broadway, Union, Lady Gaga, Upper East Side, Julie Delpy, Chanel, Upper West Side, Marc Jacobs, Madison


13 Beauty Products We Loved In College & Still Use As Adults

Most people associate their college years with long days in the classroom and even longer nights playing beer pong. However, we associate college with, well, creamy moisturizers and cult classic eyeshadow palettes. Yes, some of our best memories were made throughout those four (or, uhh, four and a half) years as an undergrad, but some of our favorite beauty products were found during that time as well. We may have left the hallowed halls of our beloved alma maters with memories, along with a mo...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Walmart, Missouri, Connecticut, Kris Jenner, Sephora, James, J Lo, Burt, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Mascara, Cat Quinn, NYX Cosmetics


How Much A Beauty Editor's Hair Removal Routine Actually Costs

In 1903, a Wisconsin-born salesman suffered an epic entrepreneurial failure: After spending nearly a decade perfecting a sure-to-be groundbreaking invention, he sold just 51 pieces in his entire first year of business. That businessman was named King Camp Gillette, and his invention was a steel safety razor. Within a few years' time, word got out that Gillette's innovative shaving device was a must-have — and business boomed.The hair-removal industry has come a long, long way since Gillette's o...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Kim Kardashian, Wisconsin, Philips, Gillette, Sally Hansen, Kristie Streicher, Cat Quinn, Anne Chan, Kelsey Castanon, Alix Tunell, Barbasol Shaving Cream, Sam Sasso, Khalea Underwood, King Camp Gillette


I Was Bullied For My Freckles — Now I'm Booking Jobs With Them

For some, a lipstick is just a lipstick. But for others, it's a source of strength, creativity, and expression. In our series Power Faces, we'll explore the relationship between strong women and the makeup they choose to wear — or not. Our ninth subject, Melody Mikél , is a model living in Denver. The following was told to Cat Quinn and edited for length and clarity.My mom looks just like me and owns a hair salon, so I grew up in the beauty industry. We would go to the beauty supply store toget...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Japan, Denver, Cat Quinn, Melody Mikél, Samantha Keller, Samantha Keller Glitter


The Under-$30 Skin-Care Buys Our Editors Always Recommend

The word "cheap" gets a bad rap: It's frequently used to describe situations one might otherwise call gauche, like regifting the sweater you snagged off the free table at work or "forgetting" your wallet at home to weasel your way out of paying the bill. But the word, despite its negative connotations, really isn't all bad — especially if it means getting more bang for your buck on what tends to be one of the more expensive parts of your beauty routine: skin care.Affordable finds abound in the ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Walmart, Cvs, Ciara, Burt, La Roche Posay, Ulta, Ulta Beauty, Cat Quinn, Anne Chan, Regis Philbin, Kelsey Castanon, Sam Sasso, Rachel Krause, Khalea Underwood


13 Undereye Concealers That Hide Planet-Sized Circles

You know how they say that youth is wasted on the young? Well, bedtime is wasted on them, too. There are way too many tiny tots who spend time arguing with their parents about when and why they have to hit the sack. Well, kids, newsflash: One day, you'll grow up wanting more sleep (and wanting to live free of rent and other responsibilities, too). If someone told me to go to bed at 8 pm on the dot every night, I'd probably write them a thank you note.With crazy work schedules and afternoon happ...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Fenty, Ulta Beauty, Cat Quinn, Lexy Lebsack, Priscilla Ono, Kelsey Castanon, Correcteur, Rachel Krause, Khalea Underwood


The Flower Beauty Products Our Editors Can't Get Enough Of

Finding low-maintenance, budget-friendly beauty inspiration from Hollywood celebrities can be tricky. We know damn well that even if they go to the drugstore to buy makeup wipes, that balmy, red lipstick on their off-duty days isn't often under $10, and the three eyeshadows that were mixed to deliver that smoldering smoky eye at the Golden Globes don't come wrapped in plastic seals. Stars will never be exactly like us — except, maybe, for Drew Barrymore.Not only does she put her makeup on while...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Drew Barrymore, Bergdorf, Cat Quinn, Anne Chan, Alix Tunell, Sam Sasso, Khalea Underwood


The Best New Place To Buy Your Beauty Products Actually Gives Back

No matter how much money you're willing to invest in your own beauty routine, occasionally there are moments where you'll start to question what, exactly, you're doing with your hard-earned cash. Historically, this has been known to happen when the numbers on the cash register at the Sephora checkout hit three digits, or when you can't pick up a prescription without picking up a whole skin-care routine while you're at it.A guilty conscience isn't necessarily a bad thing — in fact, it's proof yo...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, UK, Amy Schumer, Catskills, Sephora, Krause, Oribe, Cat Quinn, Terry Baume de Rose, Alix Tunell, Rachel Krause, Khalea Underwood, Samantha Sasso, Olivela


Psst! Here Are The Best Bang-For-Your-Buck Beauty Products

What do Orgasm, Boy Brow, and Better Than Sex have in common besides cheeky names? Cult status, thanks to their ability to inspire lust in beauty lovers across the country. Products don't wind up in the Hall of Fame without seriously proving their worth, and the 10 ahead are true legends.But good things often come with price tags that are not so good for our bank accounts. At the rate we go through a bottle of Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, we'd be broke if we constantly replenished it. But you d...
Tags: Facebook, Nordstrom, Fashion, Music, Walgreens, NARS, West Coast, Kristen, Sephora, Barney, Kylie, Revlon, Secret Angels, Oribe, Mac Cosmetics, Ulta


These Scents Are Hot Sex In A Bottle

We humans like to pretend we've evolved past our primordial caveman nature, but at the end of the day, we're just animals with skin-care routines and iPhone Xs. We may not walk around the bar literally sniffing potential partners' butts, but we're still picking up those pheromones that tell our brains "hump this one!" or "bark at that one!"And on nights when we're feeling especially carnal, we like to spray ourselves in scents that will make our bodies even more irresistible. And those scents, ...
Tags: Facebook, Nordstrom, Fashion, Music, Paris, Manhattan, Sophia Loren, West Coast, Margot Robbie, Kiehl, Ferragamo, Mary Kate, Alaia, Ulta, Bloomingdales, Amo


9 Undereye Concealers That Hide Planet-Sized Circles

You know how they say that youth is wasted on the young? Well, bedtime is wasted on them, too. There are way too many tiny tots who spend time arguing with their parents about when and why they have to hit the sack. Well, kids, newsflash: One day, you'll grow up wanting more sleep (and wanting to live free of rent and other responsibilities, too). If someone told me to go to bed at 8 pm on the dot every night, I'd probably write them a thank you note.With crazy work schedules and afternoon happ...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Ulta Beauty, Cat Quinn, Lexy Lebsack, Kelsey Castanon, Correcteur, Rachel Krause, Khalea Underwood, Samantha Sasso, Megan Decker, Brianna Arps


8 Undereye Concealers That Hide Planet-Sized Circles

You know how they say that youth is wasted on the young? Well, bedtime is wasted on them, too. There are way too many tiny tots who spend time arguing with their parents about when and why they have to hit the sack. Well, kids, newsflash: One day, you'll grow up wanting more sleep (and wanting to live free of rent and other responsibilities, too). If someone told me to go to bed at 8 pm on the dot every night, I'd probably write them a thank you note.With crazy work schedules and afternoon happ...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Ulta Beauty, Cat Quinn, Lexy Lebsack, Kelsey Castanon, Correcteur, Khalea Underwood, Samantha Sasso, Megan Decker, Brianna Arps


Pros Swear By These Skin-Care Products — & They're All Less Than $15

If you want to head into 2018 with a fresh, glowing complexion (free of any evidence of the stress of last year), we have good news: You don't have to empty all your holiday Sephora gift cards to get it.While 2017 was a dumpster fire by many accounts, it also blessed us with some pretty major skin-care innovations, including prescription-grade acne gels, luxury moisturizers, and pore-purging cleansers. We tested the newest products for months to bring you the best, most innovative buys on the m...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, St Ives, Sephora, Garnier, La Roche Posay, Neutrogena, Deciem, Jart, Cat Quinn


The Best Makeup To Help You Fake An Inner Glow

Fingernails raking across a chalkboard. Sitting next to your conservative cousin at the family dinner. Saying "I love you" and getting a "thank you" in response. Talk about uncomfortable, right?! Cold-weather season gives us the same feeling.After all, braving the elements (especially if you're not quite prepared) can easily cause dry skin to rear its ugly head. Rough, flaky patches might seem inevitable around this time of year — along with a full itinerary of holiday parties — which is where ...
Tags: Facebook, Nordstrom, Fashion, Music, Rihanna, Sephora, Shea, Giorgio Armani, Fenty, It Cosmetics, Yves Saint Laurent Touche, VITA COCO, Cat Quinn, Better CC Cream, Glossier, Laura Mercier Foundation


The 5 Products Our Editors Swear By For Getting Rid Of Acne

Here's a not-so-fun fact for you: Acne is the single most common skin condition in the United States, with more than 3 million cases occurring each year. To put it in perspective, that's about as many breakouts as there are people in Mongolia.Given just how prevalent acne is, it's no surprise that there's a vast selection of blemish-fighting products available on the market, with new ones popping up on Sephora shelves every day. (Or what feels like every day, at least.) This is both a blessing ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Fashion, Music, United States, Mongolia, Cvs, Sephora, Marshall, Macy, Riley, Pimple Popper, Cat Quinn, Renée Rouleau, Rouleau, Anne Chan


The Brow Gels We're Relying On Until Benefit's Gimme Brow Is Back In Stock

The Benefit Gimme Brow Gel recall hit us hard last week. The microfiber, water-resistant gel formula is beloved for its ability to give a natural boost to patchy brows and stay in place through the sweatiest of situations. Our hearts won't be totally whole again until it's restocked, but we're the resilient type. There are still plenty of other contenders for best brow filler — and we've tried them all. Read on for our beauty editors' top picks for full, tamed, and sculpted eyebrows. Boy Brow ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Fashion, Music, Sephora, Givenchy, It Cosmetics, Mi Anne Chan, Cat Quinn, Boy Brow


Pinterest Searches Are Up 1200% For This Halloween Costume

I learned at a very young age that Halloween costumes are expensive. The moment you realize that you can thrift for your own Carmen Sandiego outfit (instead of dropping $70 on a polyester version in a half-opened pouch), the game changes. I stopped trolling Party City's catalog, and redirected my attention to the power of makeup instead.Revolving your entire look around an intricate display of cosmetic talent can be tricky, but well worth the process. On the downside, the top-trending looks for...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Pinterest, Instagram, Marilyn Monroe, Selena Gomez, Chrissy Teigen, Don, Cat Quinn, Carmen Sandiego, Addams, Kryolan, Kerry Washington Stephen Colbert Nicole Kidman, Pixel MakeupWith, Giraffe MakeupRemember