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26 Foundations That Blend Seamlessly On Dark Skin

Photographed by Janelle Jones. Foundation is one of those notoriously hard beauty products to shop for. Like picking out jeans or bras, the process takes time, commitment, and patience. The trial-and-error situation gets even harder when you only have a handful of choices — all of which are typically nowhere near your actual complexion shade.Unfortunately, this is the harsh reality for women of color. There's a whole spectrum of "fair" shades on the market, while those with more melanin are ...
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The Best Concealer For Your Skin Type

Jeans, white t-shirts, bras, tennis shoes. For items we like to call “basics,” it sure can be a bitch to find ones that fit just right. Concealer is the same way: Too chalky, too thin, too sparkly, too flat — the tinted cream is like the Goldilocks of the beauty world. But no longer.We set out to find the perfect concealer for every skin type, preference, and primary concern (a.k.a. the exact stuff you want to cover). Ahead, you'll find our favorite concealers for dry, oily, hyper-pigmented, ac...
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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


The Sunscreens Top Dermatologists Really Use Every Day

Of all the skin-care products we use, sunscreen is the most powerful — and perhaps the most scrutinized. To pass the basic buy test, it must be broad spectrum, SPF 30 or higher, and absorb without feeling greasy. One must decide between physical and mineral options and think about water resistance, too. And those considerations are just the start — after all, sunscreen is one of the only shields we have against premature aging from sun damage and skin cancer. But there’s one thing that even the...
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The Best Nude Gloss For Your Skin Tone

Maybe it's our inner tween talking, but these days, there's nothing trendier than a glossy lip. Something about a high-shine finish takes us back to the carefree era of Motorola Razrs, Limited Too tees, and mixtapes with a whole lot of B2K. But don't be perturbed by all of the throwback references — you can still rock a gloss if you want a sexy, nude statement lip that's more 2018 than 1998."When it comes to nude gloss, don't be so literal," celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose tells us. "Someti...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Meghan Trainor, Estee Lauder, Chanel, Castro, Sephora, Luna, Lupita Nyong, Pat McGrath, Nick Barose, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss, Barose, Sephora Urban Decay, Khalea Underwood, Mariah Carey Jennifer Lopez


"Hair Water" Sounds Like B.S. — But It's Actually Genius

You might have expected this story to start with an anecdote about how skeptical I was when I heard brands were selling cans of fortified H2O, but in reality, as much as "hair water" sounds like a scam, its arrival prompted many beauty editors to let out a resounding, "Finally!"Professional hairstylists have long kept a spray bottle filled with nutrient-spiked water in their kits. Some mix their own cocktail of water and oils, while others have used Evian Brumisateur or Caudalie's Grape Water b...
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These Under-$10 Bronzers Will Give You Glowy Summer Skin In Seconds

For those of us who don't have the luxury of letting our limbs fry poolside at the Hamptons all summer long (or simply don't want all that unnecessary sun exposure), bronzers are the next best thing. A generous dusting on the forehead, cheekbones, and bridge of nose can give you the fresh-off-the-beach glow of your dreams — even if you're the person who always hides in the shade. (Props to you.) What's more? You can do it on the cheap.Ahead, our editors and a few makeup artists share their favo...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Walmart, Sephora, Hamptons, Ulta, Milani, Elisa Flowers, Anne Chan, Khalea Underwood, Megan Decker, Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Bronzer, Thatiana Diaz


How I Finally Transitioned My Hair — Without A Big Chop

I was 8-years-old when I had my hair relaxed for the first time — much to my mom's chagrin. She had dropped me off after school at the hair salon so that I could have my hair pressed and curled for my birthday the next day. I guess the stylist didn't feel like dealing with my thick head of unprocessed hair — I was her last appointment of the day, after all. So, before tackling my strands with a curling iron, she put a mild perm in it to make it more pliable. My mom was pissed. Me? Thrilled. I w...
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The Best Black Beauty Tips We Learned From Our Moms, Grandmas, & Aunties

Black girl magic didn't just come out of nowhere — it's been lovingly passed down from generation to generation. It's how our moms made every holiday season feel like a Disney movie scene, even when some of them barely had two pennies to rub together. It's how our grandmothers created haute couture from mere sewing scraps. It's in the cornrows that our ancestors wore to escape slavery, so that we can now wear them with pride on the red carpet.The point is, the magic is very real, and it just so...
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What We Really Think Of Tarte's New Darker Foundations And Concealers

It's hard to believe that in this day and age, we still have to have the inclusive cosmetics conversation... but here we are. There are so many brands that continue to miss the mark when it comes to doing right by all of its customers — and Tarte is owning up to its part. When the brand dropped its long-awaited Shape Tape foundation earlier this year, fans and friends of the brand were rightfully upset to see another shade range that failed to consider the ends of the spectrum. But Tarte is vow...
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The Lip Liners Beauty Pros Swear By

Lipliner is the unsung hero behind many a great lipstick moment. For without a trusty liner, any lipstick with a creamy formula can end up smudging all around the edges of your natural lip contour. And while no one wants to be constantly checking in on their lip line after every meal, there's still some wariness associated with thin stick liners and those clownish, overdrawn lips of the '90s — we get it.But things have changed since then: When you find the right shade and formula, there's a kin...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Billie, Moscow, Charlotte Tilbury, Glide On Lip Pencil, Lexy Lebsack, Sam Sasso, Khalea Underwood, Sephora Contrary, Anne Chan Beauty WriterMilani


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


The Best Beauty Products For Your Mom — According To These Editors' Moms

Every May, sons and daughters around the world are faced with an impossible challenge: What gift is worthy of giving to the woman who brought you into the world (and, as my mom used to say, could easily take you out of it, too)?Mother's Day is a tough holiday — unless, of course, the family members in your life don't play it coy and come right out with what they want. If you work in beauty, you're especially familiar with these women, and there's no better way to show your love than by trekking...
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These Pro-Approved Natural Hair Buys Are Available At Target

Once upon a time, products for Black hair were relegated to a tiny, dusty corner of the drugstore, while the shampoos and conditioners for straight hair reigned supreme. Those undervalued goods — especially ones for natural textures — had to either be purchased at a salon, beauty supply store, made at home, or ordered online. These days, thankfully, there's an abundance of goodies for all textures and protective styles. Actually, almost too many — especially if you're a natural hair newbie.Whil...
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The Experts' Guide To The Best New York City Hair Salons

Finding a salon and a hairstylist you trust is no easy task. Similarly to dating, you have to play the field a bit, get together a couple of times, weigh your options, and ultimately decide whether they're worth settling down for. It's exhausting, but once you meet the one, there's no turning back. In fact, one 2013 survey found that British women's relationships with their hairstylists last, on average, longer than their marriages. Oof.For those Big Apple go-getters still single in the salon d...
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9 Under-$17 Foundations The Pros Swear By

We have a love-hate relationship with foundation. On one hand, what would we do without the stuff on mornings when we wake up exhausted, red-faced, and in major need of a complexion boost? On the other, attempting to find the right shade and formula when you're standing in front of a wall of hundreds is like trying to crack a nuclear code.Thankfully, you no longer have to puzzle over finding the right base makeup. And you also don't have to spend more than $17. We tapped Refinery editors and pr...
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The Teeny-Tiny Tattoos We Want This Summer

Warm temperatures have finally arrived — fingers crossed they stay — and that means we have clothing options other than boots, jeans, and turtlenecks. For the first time in what seems like an eternity, we can show some skin without shivering. And while most people will take this as an opportunity to get a sunless tan (or a real one), we're here to bask in what we consider to be peak tattoo season.With your collarbones, arms, and ankles finally naked enough to show off, there's no time like the ...
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9 Flash-Approved Setting Powders Perfect For Dark Skin Tones

Imagine spending a good chunk of your Friday night color correcting, concealing, applying your foundation, and contouring only to have your hard work melt off by the time you make it to the bar. Truth be told, forgetting a delicate dusting of setting powder is almost worse than forgetting your primer before you apply your base."Think of setting powder as the varnish a painter uses to protect pigments from fading over time on her canvas," makeup artist Clarissa Luna says. "It literally 'sets' yo...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Rihanna, NARS, Luna, Wright, Rodriguez, Underwood, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Mac Cosmetics, Clarissa Luna, Ben Nye, Sam Sasso, Khalea Underwood, Patrick Starr


This Coil Gel Makes My Wash-&-Go Routine So Much Faster

My 'fro and I are — to put it politely — having creative differences. I was really feeling how my copper dye job brought every curl to life, but with great color comes great responsibility — which I wasn't as prepared for. My stylist warned me that I'd need to co-wash at least every other day to keep my 4C 'fro moisturized. If you like to sleep like me, then you know how quickly that presented a problem.I looked and looked for stylers that worked for my texture and timeframe, but continually ca...
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This Coil Gel Makes My Wash-And-Go Routine So Much Faster

My 'fro and I are — to put it politely — having creative differences. I was really feeling how my copper dye job brought every curl to life, but with great color comes great responsibility — which I wasn't as prepared for. My stylist warned me that I'd need to co-wash at least every other day to keep my 4C 'fro moisturized. If you like to sleep like me, then you know how quickly that presented a problem.I looked and looked for stylers that worked for my texture and timeframe, but continually ca...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York City, Austin, Coachella, Yara Shahidi, SZA, Marula, Khalea Underwood, EverLike, Mizani, Khalea Underwood Photo


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...
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15 Spring Sephora Launches Our Beauty Editors Are Loving

This week, I read an article that suggested five "commonly missed" places I should clean out now that spring has officially sprung — places like my microwave, my curtains, and my toothbrush holder. But I, a bona fide adult with a 401k plan, decided to ignore this advice, choosing instead to live a life of dust, soap scum, and marinara stains. There is only one place I will clean out with a change of season, and that is my nine-drawer unit full of beauty products.Don't get this confused with som...
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Under-$15 Shampoo & Conditioners The Pros Actually Swear By

Photo: Getty Images. While most beauty pros can wax poetic about their favorite cheap mascaras and bargain hairsprays, they give the world of affordable shampoos and conditioners considerably less love. Don't take these products lightly, though — especially if you're on a budget. Besides cleaning and conditioning, this duo can keep your color true, your scalp healthy, and your miscellaneous woes (frizz, split ends, and so on) in check.Ahead, we've pulled out all the stops to correct this dis...
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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 ...
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How Much A Beauty Editor's Hair Routine Actually Costs

At the risk of sounding too much like a MasterCard commercial, we'll just say this: A good hair day could cost you an arm and a leg in styling products, hot tools, or blowouts — but the feeling that comes from it would still be priceless.How you choose to spend your hard-earned cash depends on the results you're after. If you have fine hair but crave volume, you might splurge on stylers that give you Texas-sized strands. Or maybe you prefer to invest in a cocktail of creams that enhance your g...
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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


8 Flash-Approved Setting Powders Perfect For Dark Skin Tones

Imagine spending a good chunk of your Friday night color correcting, concealing, applying your foundation, and contouring only to have your hard work melt off by the time you make it to the bar. Truth be told, forgetting a delicate dusting of setting powder is almost worse than forgetting your primer before you apply your base."Think of setting powder as the varnish a painter uses to protect pigments from fading over time on her canvas," makeup artist Clarissa Luna says. "It literally 'sets' yo...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Rihanna, NARS, Luna, Wright, Rodriguez, Underwood, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Mac Cosmetics, Clarissa Luna, Ben Nye, Khalea Underwood, Patrick Starr


Bespoke Shampoo Is Trending — But Is It Worth The Hype?

We have to account for the fact that there are people out there (large populations can be found in Calabasas) who choose to buy furniture-included McMansions in planned communities, but by and large, it's safe to say that most of us prefer things as personalized as possible. Bras, foundation, last meals in prison... everything is better when it's tailored to your specific preferences.Function of Beauty, a haircare start-up founded in 2015 by two MIT engineering grads and a cosmetic chemist, bel...
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15 Drugstore Products We're Totally Obsessed With

We live in a world where finding quality, cheap cosmetics has become something of an internet sport. The $5 contour stick that rivals Kim Kardashian's, the $9 foundation that'll cover just about anything — millions of makeup lovers flock to magazines, YouTube, Reddit, and the like in search of those few products that make a beauty shopping problem a little easier on the wallet.The good news is that drugstore brands have heard our cries loud and clear. Maybelline, Nyx Cosmetics, and E.L.F., to n...
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17 Beauty Products That Black Girls Can't Stop Buying

Black girls are magic, this we know. But even the best magician has a few tricks up her sleeve. Instead of envying curls that stretch to impressive proportions and wishing for glistening skin you can't fake with a filter, take advantage of the products that will take your God-given assets to their highest potential.Natural hair requires moisture, and deeper complexions call for a plethora of chocolate and ebony products that enhance the skin we're in. And even though the market is expanding to ...
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