Beauty

Thanks to social media, just about anybody can build a following. This is surely the case with the beauty world, where a whole generation of artists have made their mark with unique and innovative makeup. But one boy from the UK is turning heads not just because of his skills, but because he’s ten years
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Over the years, Queen Elizabeth has proven that she has very specific taste. She owns more than 200 versions of the same purse, ends each night with a glass of bubbly, and won’t travel without her favorite dessert on hand. So it’s no surprise that Her Royal Majesty’s methodical nature extends to her nail care.
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When novelist and perfumer Tanwi Nandini Islam decided to expand her Brooklyn-based botanical beauty line, Hi Wildflower, into cosmetics, she had a specific goal in mind: Make it work for women of color. Accustomed to the fruitless search for shades that suited her own brown skin and seeing how limited options were for women like
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Like that on our body, the muscles in our face need exercise. The difference is that you can work out your visage without lifting a finger. I learned as much upon visiting European-trained facialist Toska Husted at her newly-minted spa in Charlotte, North Caroline. It was there she meticulously got to chiseling as if she
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Last night, I ate dinner at 10pm. It’s not that I forgot about dinner–trust me, I’m always thinking about my next meal–I had a work event, then an hour trek back home, then an hour wait for Seamless (because I’m lazy), so it just happened. It’s not that uncommon of an occurrence for me. Lately,
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Summertime is almost here, but the living is not always easy. And, as a women of color, finding a warm-weather style solution can be somewhat of a challenge. Enter the magic bullet: protective styles, a quick solve for swimming, sweating, and all things summer. “I define protective styles as hairstyles that don’t require much daily
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With the rise of microblading and full-on arch transplants, brows are an entirely new art form in 2017. These cutting-edge innovations are providing solid alternatives to having to fill your arches in each morning—but the latest one going viral is innnnteresting…to say the least. Presenting: Brow wigs. That’s right, the internet is in a tizzy
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After clipping me in, she said, “Let me see you play! Swing! Do what makes you feel good.” I felt awkward at first–as someone who’s never worn a not-Halloween wig, it felt super tight on my head and very heavy. I twirled my head around to get accustomed to the weight of it and, gradually,
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My hair is a solid 6. Worn straight or wavy, the shoulder-length dark brown situation hangs around my face unobtrusively leaving no impression whatsoever. It’s so forgettable that sometimes (usually after an underwhelming blowout) I Google “Demi Moore G.I. Jane” and imagine what bald life would be like. “Women are fascinated by my baldie and
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Instagram/BeatFaceFridayy It’s been quite the month for fans of Urban Decay’s Naked franchise. It was just a few weeks ago that we caught wind of the first contouring palette, called Naked Shapeshifter, hitting stores. Now there’s even more unexpected news: the brand is releasing a limited edition perfume oil called Go Naked next month. No,
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Like her sister Dakota, Elle Fanning charmed the fashion industry from a young age, starring in campaigns for Tiffany & Co., Miu Miu, and Marc by Marc Jacobs starting at 13 years old. Now 19, the actress has announced she’s the face of another major company, this time in the beauty space. Today, L’Oreal Paris
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The Golden Door sits on 600 acres and grows many of its own fruits and vegetables. It’s built a bee farm and makes its own honey. While I’m there, I discover a strawberry-guava shrub on a mountain top and pick two dusty orbs from its branches. Had it been described to me, it would have
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I have a conspiracy theory for you! No, it’s not the one about the Denver International Airport or Beyoncé (but Solange does make a cameo.) I am almost 100 percent convinced that Baudrillard faked his death in 2007 so that he could, ten years post-mortem, publish a sequel to 1989’s America — he’s a little
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As the unicorn beauty phenomenon rages on, prices for rainbow-hued products have expectedly remained high. A “Unicorn Essence” serum comes in at $54 while a set of unicorn horn-shaped brushes is priced at $39. Now, thanks to Wet n Wild, you’ll be able to get an entire collection of unicorn makeup for less than both
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You can now walk into Saks Fifth Avenue and, right alongside racks of designer clothes and shoes, take a “prison-style” boot camp class taught by formerly incarcerated trainers. ConBody, a New York studio founded by Coss Marte, now has a home in the famed retail store starting this week. It’s Saks’ first-ever in-house fitness studio
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Welcome to Talking Body, a series where we have honest conversations with women about their bodies. Today, we have Michaela DePrince, soloist with the Dutch National Ballet and the new face of Jockey’s “Show ‘Em What’s Underneath” campaign. She first gained fame in the hit dance documentary First Position and has since used her platform
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Transforming wavy hair into a stick-straight style often involves the copious use of chemicals, hair dryers, and flat irons—all amped up to their highest, most follicle-damaging heat settings. But women have been straightening their hair for decades without heat too—long before ceramic plates, tourmaline, or ionic who’s-it-what’s-its were even a glimmer in T3’s eye. While
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And for me personally, this is where I felt the biggest difference after my week on the Level II program. My diet was 95 percent veggies, and that fuel felt good. I was rocking Barry’s Bootcamp almost nightly and springing out of bed well before my alarm. (Both are something of a major feat for
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