Beauty

If summer hair is defined by sun-streaked highlights, shine, and mermaid-y strands—the epitome of strength and health—then winter tresses can feel like the complete opposite: dull and drab. It’s hard to imagine anything else when the weather outside looks as dreary as you feel. But Dominick Serna, hairstylist at Chris McMillian Salon and Unite ambassador,
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Gregg DeGuireGetty Images Brown hair gets a bad rap for being basic and lacking dimension. And, while brunettes can certainly benefit from some added color, caramel highlights and honey-toned balayage aren’t the only way to upgrade your natural shade. If you’re looking to update your brunette with a cooler color option, consider ashy tones—a hue
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Courtesy of Justine Marjan Achieving curls that look lived-in, natural, and (dare I say it?) “effortless” is not easy. The first step to getting it right, however, is to use the proper hot tool: A flatiron. Yes, you can get perfect curls by using a straightener. And, if you get the technique right, you’ll never
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“There was Brenda, LaTisha, Linda, Felicia, Dawn, LeShaun, Ines and Alicia, Teresa, Monica, Sharron…” If you’ve scrolled through Twitter or Instagram recently, you’ve definitely heard the classic DMX song those names originate from featured in countless video montages of black women showing they can literally pull of any hairstyle and color. It’s called the #DMXChallenge.
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I spent the last two days talking about secondhand cosmetics to anyone who spoke with me: my husband, friends, acquaintances, an acupuncturist, dermatologists, and straight up strangers. Every time I broached the subject, I got the most visceral reactions that ranged from shock to horror (“Ew, like, used makeup?” asked a friend, her face scrunched
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Matteo ScarpelliniGetty Images Indecision rarely yields strong looks, but in the world of manicures, it’s gold. There’s a new polish trend I can’t escape every time I open Instagram, and it involves wearing a different shade on every nail. Let’s call it the Skittles Manicure. Like the candy, it’s a cheerful arrangement of rainbow colors.
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Aris Jerome / © ArtPartner It was only a matter of time before we began Marie Kondo-ing our overcrowded shelfies. With the pendulum swinging back from 10-step K-beauty skin-care routines, even the biggest Korean beauty houses are introducing more abbreviated ranges and multitaskers called “skip-care.” It’s a revolution that’s equal parts practicality and existential crisis.
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Matt WinkelmeyerGetty Images Honest Beauty. Goop Beauty. Kylie Skin. Kora Organics. It seems like the list of celebrity-founded beauty brands grows longer and longer each week, and Millie Bobby Brown is joining the squad with her own Gen Z-focused beauty brand Florence by Mills. The name comes from Brown’s great-grandmother. The actress says she “felt
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Rosdiana CiaravoloGetty Images Since its Western debut several years ago, Korean beauty has undoubtedly revolutionized the beauty industry. What started off as a trend has become a major game-changer for the business, spawning countless K-beauty companies and even prompting non-Korean brands to jump on the bandwagon and attempt their own takes on Seoul-inspired skincare. K-beauty’s
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Steve GranitzGetty Images People really hate the word moist—like really hate it, but Ashley Graham doesn’t. I sat on a couch in front of the supermodel in her hotel room on a balmy Saturday afternoon in Chicago, just an hour before she was set to make a grand appearance at Revlon’s Rollerama roller skating experience
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Physicians Formula ulta.com $10.99 Part liner, part lash serum, this affordable liquid liner is a favorite of Taylor, the vlogger behind Thataylaa on YouTube. “It stays on. It’s quick. It applies pretty well over shimmer eyeshadows,” she says in a review. “For a basic, everyday, quick, easy wing this is definitely my favorite liner I’ve found.
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