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22 Jun

The Coolest Hair And Makeup At Firefly Music Festival 2017

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Your top priority when you're at a festival with questionable shower access, buckets of sweat (not entirely your own), and thunderstorms on the horizon? Definitely not your hair and makeup. Yet these 12 uber-women at Firefly Music Festival still managed to do it up with glitter and plaits aplenty. See the weekend's best beauty street style ahead.

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Spotted at the braid tent (yes, there was one): Kelsey's bun mohawk, styled from a pink dye job that magically faded to purple.

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Play against type and shake up a summer-goth aesthetic with a printed trophy headband. (Keep the dark lip, though.)

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An intricate maze of pink braids, as seen...
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22 Jun

Why Black Women In a Predominately Black Culture Are Still Bleaching Their Skin

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Outside her ground-floor apartment in Kingston, hairstylist Jody Cooper sits on the bright blue bench that serves as her makeshift salon. The 22-year-old native Jamaican is flipping through photographs of herself—there she is a few years ago in a studded monokini, with strawberry blonde hair and blue eyeshadow, her skin several shades lighter than it is now.

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Jody Cooper bleached her skin regularly for nine years—above, she's pictured at the peak of becoming what's referred to as a browning; below, Cooper today, with her natural tone.

Cooper doesn't remember making a conscious choice to bleach her skin. Growing up, everyone around her was doing it—her school friends, her mom, her aunt. So she did it too. For...
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21 Jun

How To Pull Off Red Eye Makeup

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It started during fashion week, when models walked the runway at Anna Sui's spring 2017 show with a wash of burgundy around their eyes. At Kenzo, Max Mara, Ferragamo, and Tadashi Shoji, there were more variations on red lids. Then Selena Gomez won the Met Gala red carpet with a combination of red and pink eye shadow, the perfect foil to her otherwise low-key look. The least-likely eye accent was officially having a moment. According to makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes, the bold shade—once relegated to lips, cheeks, and of course nails—is surprisingly easy to execute around the eyes because it's strangely flattering. "For lighter eyes, it really brings out the brightness," she explains. "And on dark eyes, it's a pop...
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20 Jun

What It’s Like To Go Glamping At Firefly Music Festival

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For Montreal-based beauty blogger Alex Centomo, festival season isn't just about indie bands and non-stop dancing. It's a months-long marathon of moments to show off her signature boho style and envy-inducing mermaid waves. To help us get some of that this summer, we trailed the 26-year-old YouTube star as she put her styling skills to the test in the great outdoors: glamping at Firefly Music Festival.

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Harper Smith
Embracing wet hair The whole doing-your-hair-in-the-wilderness and embracing-your-natural-texture thing? So cool for festival season, says Alex. "A blowout is so not worth it in the summer—I say, play up whatever natural texture you've got!" Good thing, since primping in a tent means finding a cute wet hairstyle that dries to perfection. But...
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20 Jun

How To Take Your Festival Hair Back To Real Life

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Those intricate festival under-cut braids, crown braids, and side braids are *everything* in the moment and on the grounds. But, after a day (or three) of wear and tear, the tight-weaving, extra pinning and general take down can leave you with crazy-stubborn dents and waves that won't work with you without a complete re-wash. Turns out, you can in fact make that hair work to your best advantage without having to lather up. Click the video to see how using a Paraben-free leave-in conditioner like Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Intensely Smooth Leave-In Conditioner can transform your hair from fried to fly in mere minutes. Look for formulas like this one, with super fruit Argan oil, which helps to keep frizz...
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20 Jun

Every Type Of Diet, Explained

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Creating a healthy lifestyle is hard. It's even harder when you have no idea what anything means. We consulted a registered dietitian, a celebrity nutritionist, and an internist to help break down the trends. Alkaline Diet The goal of an alkaline diet is to reduce the acidity in the body—which will supposedly aid in treating or preventing diseases—by nixing foods that are on the acidic side, like meat, dairy, eggs, and grains. Blood Type Diet This diet centers on the claim that certain foods have chemical reactions specific to your blood type and sticking to foods your blood type reacts positively to will help you shed pounds, give you an energy boost, and improve your overall health. Clean Eating There isn't an exact definition for clean...
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16 Jun

Did You Spot The Major Mistake In The Kim Kardashian X Kylie Cosmetics Collab?

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When Kylie Jenner teamed up with her style twin Kim Kardashian for a makeup collab, the beauty world was rightfully shook to the freaking core. The totally nude line debuted a new velvet lipstick formula that was so epic, Kylie added it permanently to the Kylie Cosmetics lineup.
But there were a few hiccups along the way to lipstick success (probably goofy af ones, like Kylie gets). For one, the promo pics looked like bacon. Sorry, Kim, but they did. The second mistake was pretty massive – but you probably didn't even notice it.

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Kim is the one who actually pointed the mishap out on the season thirteen finale of Keeping Up With...
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16 Jun

The New Milk Makeup Glitter Stick Gives Back to the LGBTQ+ Community

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After days of teasing us with videos of people vogueing on Instagram, Milk Makeup finally announced its new mystery product. To celebrate Pride month, the brand is dropping its Milk Makeup Glitter Stick today. The limited edition addition to the inclusive beauty brand's popular line of sticks was made in partnership with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center) in New York City. The Glitter Stick just landed on my desk, and I'm already obsessed. Of course, it's packed with glitter in every single color of the rainbow. However, the hues aren't bold or bright. Instead, they have more of an iridescent, pastel vibe. It's like Milk Makeup's popular Holographic Stick went to a disco and came back...
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16 Jun

6 Beauty Secrets I Learned From Victoria’s Secret Angel Sara Sampaio

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Five million people keep up with Sara Sampaio every day on Instagram with good reason: Amidst behind the scenes photos from Victoria's Secret shoots with fellow Angels, red carpet snaps, and enviable travels, she treats everyone to some serious beauty inspo. A true hair and makeup chameleon, the Portuguese model pulls off everything from goth dark lipstick, to beach waves and slicked ponytails, to bold eyes with bold lips, and even bare-faced selfies. We caught up recently with the Moroccanoil beauty ambassador to test out the brand's new sun collection. Here, she shares some of her favorite beauty tips with ELLE.com:

1. She washes her hair every day. "With my hair, I only need two things: A good haircut and a good...
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15 Jun

Infinity Braids Are Weaving Their Way Through Instagram

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Despite having natural chocolate-brown hair that I love, I still follow more hair colorists on Instagram than actual people I know. I live vicariously through the bright rainbow-haired people that come up on my Instagram feed and occasionally dream of dyeing my hair like the mother of pearl trend. Megan Schipani, a stylist at Bescene Studios in Rockville, Maryland, is one of my favorites to follow. Better known as @shmeggsandbaconn on Instagram, hair creations with clever names like "spicy watermelon" and "summer quartz" throughly entertain me. Lately, she's been styling her clients' hair into a braid that is much more intricate than the fishtails. She calls them "infinity braids." Turns out, #infinitybraid has about 4,822 posts, and #infinitybraids has another 419....
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