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5 Nov

The Only Quiet Room in New York City

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Photographed by Wolfgang Ludes, Vogue, October 2002 “Remember a time when you were happy.” In an airy, industrial studio, perched on three rows of handmade zafu cushions, 12 harried New Yorkers are doing their best. Light pours through a skylight onto a living plant wall patched with moss, ferns, and lichen. Sirens blare in the distance, but the room is silent, save for the occasional low-toned prompt from the instructor. “Focus on the words and the breath,” she says. And so we do, chanting to ourselves and summoning memories for each mantra. May I be safe. May I be happy. May I be healthy.   Photo: Stephen Wilson Welcome to MNDFL, a meditation studio in Greenwich Village...
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4 Nov

Jackie Wyers’ Full ’70s French Boho Makeover!

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Jackie created a beauty look, then left the fashion up to us! Watch to see her full transformation   YouTube star Jackie Wyers visited FLARE HQ to get a head to toe high fashion makeover, inspired by Jane Birkin and ’70s French boho, with a party twist. Watch as Jackie and associate fashion editor Jillian Vieira go through the fashion closet to find the perfect final look!     By Flare Staff Source - http://www.flare.com/video/revealed-jackie-wyers-full-70s-french-boho-makeover/...
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4 Nov

The Blue Eye Shadow That Works On Everyone

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Proof that bold hues, too, can—and do—work for everybody. When we think of shades anyone can pull off, it's easy to play it safe with neutrals and classic reds, but bold hues, too, can—and do—work for everybody. "Instead of wearing jewelry, I love the idea of makeup as an accessory—like this gorgeous jewel tone," says makeup artist Robin Black. Some blues can skew a little green or yellow when they're blended out, but Black loves Sisley Phyto-Eye Twist in Lagoon, a satin pencil with just a hint of sheen, because it holds its rich sapphire color whether it's laid on thick or thin. It makes brown eyes "even deeper" and "brings out the blue in pale eyes," she says. To apply,...
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3 Nov

How to Wear Glitter on Your Face

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Photo: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images Because there's no such thing as a dumb beauty question, we're reviving our beauty Q&A series. Question: I want to wear a ton of glitter and confetti on my face for Halloween. Like old Ke$ha, glitter-terrorist-level amounts. How do I do it without getting a rash or getting it on everything? Answer: Don’t worry — glitter is a Stage 5 clinger. It’s going to stick to you more than you’re going to want to stick to it. Let’s start first with what kind of glitter to buy: Do not scrimp by going to your craft store and buying craft glitter. This is especially important if you are going to stick it anywhere near your face, since craft...
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1 Nov

The Very Best Beauty Stores Abroad

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Instagram @libertylondon Food tourism is all the rage these days, but beauty lovers can also experience a taste of culture while traveling with an activity just as enriching — shopping. All it takes is a stop in some of the best beauty spots abroad to load up on products just as fabulous as the shops themselves. From historic department stores to tucked-away concept shops, these five stores are nestled into some of the most-visited cities in Europe, favored by young travelers who know how to spot a good beauty buy in any part of the globe.   London: Liberty Oscar Wilde once said that "Liberty is the chosen resort of the artistic shopper," and the Tudor-style building on Regent Street...
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1 Nov

This New 3D Hologram APP Wants To Bring Nail Art Back To Life.

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Your mani will never be the same again. METAVERSE MAKEOVERS While some might argue that nail art is dead, a tech startup is hoping to bring it back to life. With the help of a recently-launched feature on Metaverse Makeovers' MM Nails app, manicure enthusiasts can now capture 3D videos of their freshly-painted fingertips and send them to friends. Think of it as the Snapchat counterpart created exclusively for your cuticles. With the hologram function on the app, users can decorate their nails with adorable animations and images—think sparkles, butterflies, fireworks, and yes, even dancing kittens. ​The best part, though? Once you snap your mani in all its digitally adorned glory, you can save it as a video on your phone and share over *any* social media site. Read: ALL the...
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28 Oct

Best Beauty Vloggers: Pixiwoo’s Sam and Nic Chapman

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What do Joan Collins, Val Garland, and Kim Kardashian have in common? They've all been guests on Sam and Nic Chapman's celebrity-inspired channel. YOUTUBE | youtube.com/pixiwoo | 1.88M subscribers INSTAGRAM | @pixiwoos | 524K followers FACEBOOK | facebook.com/officialpixiwoo | 517K likes TWITTER | @pixiwoos | 225K followers Ever since the Chapman sisters started their red-carpet makeup channel on YouTube in 2008, they've been committed to answering specific requests in the comments section of each video. So while there are Kardashian how-tos on their feed, they also have tutorials for replicating the makeup worn by Aishwarya Rai, Beth Ditto, andNatalia Vodianova. Their 500-plus videos dissect an extensive range of looks and techniques, from punky Siouxsie Sioux eyeliner to rosy Kate Middleton blush.   Best Beauty Vloggers Pixiwoo's Sam and Nic Chapman Give Good Face's Jordan Liberty Essie Button's Estée...
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28 Oct

Ariana Grande Is M.A.C’s New Viva Glam Girl

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She lands a major new beauty gig did I mention everyyyyy. penny. goes to people affected by HIV & AIDS. @maccosmetics ? #VIVAGLAM Ariana Grande(@arianagrande)님이 게시한 사진님, 2015 10월 27 오후 12:23 PDT M.A.C has just announced that its new Viva Glam ambassador is…wait for it…Ariana Grande.  The sassy pop icon is in good company; she's fronting the brand's annual campaign where the likes of Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, RuPaul, and most recently Miley Cyrus have paved the way. The lip duo boasting her signature on the packaging includes a matte plum lipstick and a shimmering pink Lipglass–two dreamy but very different offerings. Good girl? Bad girl? Glam girl? Ask #VIVAGLAM @ArianaGrande! Go deep dark in her matte plum Lipstick, or good, good in shimmering pink Lipglass....
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26 Oct

A Woman Froze To Death Doing Cryotherapy

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The popular treatment gets a real horror story. Cryotherapy, the popular beauty treatment where you expose your body to subzero temperatures (with the promise of allegedly smoother skin and boosted metabolism minutes later), now has a tragedy associated with it. The body of Chelsea Ake-Salvacion, a 24-year-old aesthetician at Las Vegas salon Rejuvenice, was found in a cryotheraphy chamber last week, the Washington Post reports. Medical examiners believe she died in seconds, having "frozen to death," according to her family.  INSTAGRAM Ake-Salvacion was alone closing shop, a friend told local news outlet KSNV. "[She] then did go into the machine and apparently did not turn off." That machine's temperature gets as low as -240 degrees Fahrenheit. Ake-Salvacion's body was found inside of it more than 10 hours later. https://twitter.com/ReciteNews/status/658556337912090624 Cyrotheraphy is supposed to be a brief, three-minute...
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26 Oct

The Secret To Natural-Looking Contour

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"Don't go overboard on yourself." https://youtu.be/aYO87yMEAro As recent contouring trends like tontouring (that's contouring with self-tanner), clown contouring, and henna contouring have proven, the face-sculpting beauty technique isn't going anywhere. While those newer methods and the Kardashians have promoted a heavy-handed application, The Estée Edit has introduced a new way to contour that looks as natural as possible. The exclusive video above, featuring the brand's Global Beauty Contributor, model, and street style star Irene Kim, shows a step-by-step process for achieving subtle yet effective shadows and highlights using the Sculpt Face Kit finished off with the Shape + Sculpt Eye Kit. Read on for more beauty tips from Kim, including how rainbow hair affects your makeup, why applying eyeshadow with fingers is a good idea, and which makeup is most selfie friendly. Being a Global Beauty Contributor for Estée Lauder sounds...
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