When it comes to universal beauty PSAs, every skin pro you’ll ever encounter (dermatologist, facialist, you name it) will always say there are two must-haves for every skincare routine. The first is sunscreen. The second is retinol. While it’s probably safe to say that you’re aware of retinol’s benefits (or those of its Rx counterpart,
N°5 L’eau On Hand Cream chanel.com $55.00 “I can’t afford a Chanel bag (yet), but the brand’s luxurious hand cream is in my budget (kind of). It’s shaped like an egg, transforms my reptilian hands into soft, human skin, and it smells like an expensive wellness retreat. What’s not to love?” – Justine Carreon, Market
Courtesy of Melanie Grant Melanie Grant will soon become a beauty name that will need no introduction. But in the US a newcomer’s first impression of the Australia-based esthetician who treats the likes of Victoria Beckham, Karolina Kurkvova, and influencer Nicole Warne, involves a mirror-wrapped staircase up to her new second floor salon on Melrose
Wet Cherry Lip Gloss in Extra Poppin Lime Crime amazon.com $18.00 Remember the cherry scented beauty supply lip gloss you bought in middle school? Lime Crime’s Wet Cherry Lip Gloss is just like it, but better. This cherry-scented lip gloss has a smooth texture and its large applicator gives off a lot of shine with just one
Look in any professional makeup artist’s kit and you’re bound to find one thing in common: a spray can of Avène’s famous Thermal Spring Water. Artists use it to prep skin before application and refresh makeup once it’s done—but those are just a couple of reasons 25 million bottles of it sell every year. It’s
Victoria Beckham Beauty isn’t about perfection. It’s about creating makeup (and skincare, perfume, and wellness products in the future) that fuel and inspire women who are perpetually in motion. It shouldn’t take more than five minutes to create VB’s signature smoky eye. It’s okay for your eyeliner to look a little smudgy. Victoria Beckham Beauty
Mandi Nyambi (left) and Lanya Olmsted (right) at The Wing DUMBO Taea Thale Mandi Nyambi and Lanya Olmsted are out to reimagine what a skincare company looks like. The longtime friends and entrepreneurs are the founders of Baalm, a platform for the skincare-obsessed to discover and understand the ingredients, products, and routines that are right
Mandi Nyambi (left) and Lanya Olmsted (right) at The Wing DUMBO Taea Thale In a beauty industry that’s increasingly crowded, loud, and confusing, Mandi Nyambi and Lanya Olmsted want Baalm to be a sanctuary. “I think we can all acknowledge that there has been this big bang in beauty. There are so many products,” Nyambi
There’s a memorable scene in Lady Gaga’s 2017 Netflix documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two, when she’s in a room with her team, sans makeup, under pressure as she’s approaching a deadline for her record. She’s about to change locations. “There’s just a lot of people outside,” someone warns, as the clamoring crowd of fans and
Dave KotinskyGetty Images Monday is canceled: Michelle Phan, founder of Em Cosmetics and one of YouTube’s OG beauty gurus, has posted her first video in two years. Last night, Phan surprised Twitter with a video titled “Hello :)” where she gave viewers a peek into her typical morning. The video opens with Phan snuggling her
Among the expected crowds of celebrities, editors, and buyers at New York Fashion Week a new face popped up—perfectly beat and ready to sit front row at Jeremy Scott, Christian Siriano, and Brandon Maxwell. That face belongs to, Bretman Rock, internet sensation, beauty influencer, and after reading this, your best friend in your head. Jamie
Slaven VlasicGetty Images “I’ve been thinking a lot about icons,” said Guido Palau backstage at the Marc Jacobs spring 2020 show. He’d made 61 hair looks, all of them different, all of them (hopefully) iconic. “We don’t actually know Marilyn Monroe,” he continued, “But we feel like we do, because we’ve bought into her imagery.
Getty Images One “nude” does not fit all. That goes for lingerie, shoes, and of course, lipstick. The elusive your-lips-but-better hue is one of the most enduring makeup trends, and the most universally flattering. “The nude lip is concrete. Not really a statement,” says Linda Cantello, international makeup artist for Armani Beauty. Amidst the resurgence
Rosdiana CiaravoloGetty Images One time, when I tried a new liquid foundation, my skin broke out in hives on contact. Around my nose, the skin was raised, red, and painfully itchy. I’ve come to realize that my skin, dosed-up with years of prescription acne-fighting topicals, is really sensitive. One wrong move and it’ll have a
NurPhotoGetty Images Walking the red carpet is an act that takes mere minutes—seconds, even—but requires hours of preparation. Just ask Armani Beauty ambassador Barbara Palvin. I got a true understanding of this long process when, ahead of the Venice Film Festival premiere screening of Joker (which we attended as guests of Armani), I met the
There’s just something about the arrival of fall that inspires a lot of us to undergo a complete transformation, be it a new hair cut or color, and Britney Spears is ready for a fresh new start. Our forever pop queen and longtime blondie ditched her signature blonde hair to return to her roots just
Tracee Ellis Ross’s voluminous, bouncy curls are the first thing you see when the actress steps into a room. But how does she make her hair look good? While starring on the popular sitcom Girlfriends, she noticed she was one of the few actresses in Hollywood embracing their natural hair, which was “a journey not
Rihanna, Coolest Woman in the World™, also hangs with some of the coolest people in the world. Take for example her makeup artist and Fenty Global Ambassador Priscilla Ono. The Badgal fell in love at first sight when she spotted Ono on the set of her S&M video. So in love she casted her in
Le Vernis Longwear Nail Color in Fiction CHANEL barneys.com $28.00 “When fall hits, every cell in my body tells me to paint my nails a dark, moody red, but at the risk of having the same color all season long, I do try to switch it up once in a while with a deep green.
What I love most about a trip to the nail salon is it’s basically an oasis of endless possibilities. That being said, most trips to the salon still begin with me staring down the “services” menu trying to figure out if I’ll stick to a regular manicure or treat myself to something more creative like
You know the drill—it’s been a long week, you’re suffering from a hormonal breakout, etc.—and the only plausible solution is to spend money on what I believe my grandmother refers to as an “impulse purchase.” What Granny doesn’t know is that there’s a difference between an impulse and a I-need-this-to-feel-good purchase…and what Grandma doesn’t know,
Over 134,000 followers drool over her nail art now, but Betina Goldstein‘s career as an editorial manicurist-turned-Insta-sensation started by accident. She started off in television, working at NBC, the Food Network, and MTV before landing in fashion at a production company that did runway shows. One day, a manicurist bailed and the team needed help—quickly.
5. Matte “A matte finish makes any old nail color look contemporary. An ultimate color shifter, it makes cream polishes look chalky, metallic shades look like steel, and pearl shades look suede,” Remark says. “But if you tend to have dry or peeling cuticles, stick to shiny topcoats. Matte manicures can shine an unwanted light
Benoît Peverelli When it comes to putting on eyeliner, I’m as nervous and shaky as one can get. Eyeliners are basically the MVP of eye makeup, and one wrong move can result in a slew of black marks ruining the flawless mug you spent nearly two hours creating. As the star of your makeup bag,