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17 Jan

Supergoop’s Unseen Sunscreen Is “Invisible” On Every Skin Tone

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When it comes to die-hard beauty rules, using sunscreen on a regular basis is non-negotiable. (Just ask any derm.) And yet, despite its importance in any healthy skin-care routine, finding an SPF-packed product that doesn't feel oily or leave behind a white cast can be a challenge, especially if you're on the oiler side and/or have darker skin. Thankfully, over the last couple of years, numerous brands have been actively listening to consumers' frustration and have tweaked some of their old formulas, as well as launched entirely new iterations. Case in point: Supergoop's latest launch, dubbed the Unseen Sunscreen with SPF 40. The clear, primer-like sunscreen is an oil-free, completely invisible, scentless, and lightweight formulation that dries down clear on skin, making it suitable for all...
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17 Jan

This Woman Has The Most Inspiring Message For Others Struggling With Acne

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According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S. and affects up to 50 million Americans annually. But acne is more than just dealing with annoying blemishes—it has also been linked to increased anxiety and depression in teens. Seventeen-year-old Colorado resident and artist Hailey Wait said she started breaking out when she was about 11 or 12 years old "right around the time when puberty hit" and has been bullied because of her breakouts. "People would tell me everything from 'pizza face' to death threats, saying that anyone with as much acne as I had didn't deserve to be alive," Wait said in an email. The teen has been open about her acne struggles on her Instagram, but shared an...
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16 Jan

7 Easy Ways To Style Textured, Curly, Or Wavy Hair

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Part of the beauty of curly hair is the versatility when it comes to styling it. And while there is a learning curve when it comes to understanding the needs of curly, textured, or wavy hair, once you've mastered the art of styling and caring for it, the options are endless. So how do you master it? Hairstylist Vernon François, who counts celebs Serena Williams and Lupita Nyong'o as clients, knows more than a thing or two about all hair types and is here to help you discover the full potential of your natural texture. First, forget what you thought you knew about curly or textured hair. François dispels a few hair myths below and suggests alternative advice below to keep...
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16 Jan

The Original Inventor Of The Smoky Eye Is Here To Tell You How To Do It Right

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Let the official beauty record stand: Makeup artist Linda Cantello is the inventor of the smoky eye. Since creating the look with Tom Ford during his Gucci days, Cantello has worked with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon. She is now Armani Beauty’s international makeup artist and has a hand in creating formulas with the brand. Below, she talks to the Cut about how to do a smoky eye, Instagram beauty, and Hillary Clinton. So you’re the original creator of the smoky eye. It’s true! I always tell my family that will be on my grave. How did you invent it? It was the second show Tom Ford did for Gucci in the ’90s. We had decided that we wanted a messed-up, Julie Christie–ish look. Up until that point, the...
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15 Jan

Anastasia Beverly Hills Is Launching Its First Collection Of Powder Bronzers

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No beauty collection is complete without Anastasia Beverly Hills' highlighter "glow kits" and brow kits (heck, even Oprah is a longtime fan). Now, the cult-favorite brand is looking to dominate in a new category: bronzers. While ABH already offers options within its best-selling contour kits, this is the first time it's creating individual powder bronzers. Even better: ABH created six shades aiming to cover a more inclusive range of skin tones. Bronzers are miracle-workers. They can sculpt and frame your face, warm up the skin, even out tone, and make it look overall healthier and dimensional. However, folks with medium to deep skin tones are notoriously excluded in the bronzer market—it's not uncommon for them to appear too chalky or grey when applied. Other times, the darkest hue of...
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15 Jan

Lucia Pica’s Chanel Collection Takes a Cue From Naples, Italy

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Naples, Italy, is a crush of crumbling baroque churches, daredevil motorcyclists, yellow- rock cliffs plunging into a turquoise sea, and multihued houses, resplendent beneath the watchful eye of romantic—but menacing—Mount Vesuvius, the still-active volcano that swallowed nearby Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 A.D. It’s also Chanel global creative makeup and color designer Lucia Pica’s hometown, and the inspiration behind the brand’s vibrant spring collection, Neapolis (taken from the metropolis’s original Greek name, meaning “new city”). “I wanted to translate the grandeur of Naples, as well as all of its oppositions—ancient and contemporary, mysterious and energetic—into color and texture,” Pica says from her perch in a picturesque hillside villa, waving a hand toward the city below, which still bears the distinct...
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15 Jan

Jennifer Lopez Reveals a Dramatic Hair Look That Channels This Iconic ‘60s Supermodel

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The updo is reaching new heights. Whether it’s Kendall Jenner’s half-up topknotor Rihanna’s shiny low bun, the classic look has been given new life thanks to actresses, models and musicians who are putting their unique stamps on the no-fuss style. The latest celebrity to debut a scene-stealing pulled-back hair moment is Jennifer Lopez, who posted a close-up of her glamorous braided updo on Instagram. But there’s nothing easy or nonchalant about this plaited moment. Created by hairstylist Chris Appleton, who also works regularly with Kim Kardashian West, the labor-intensive updo was created for Lopez’s appearance on World of Dance — and it takes a few noteworthy cues from a certain iconic ’60s supermodel. Captioning her photo “Veruschka vibes…,” Lopez was well aware that the woven style makes...
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14 Jan

This Drugstore Product Regrew a Woman’s Thinning Hair In 6 Weeks And The Pics Are Unreal

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If you have thinning hair or naturally fine hair, you know how frustrating it can be to feel like your hair is slipping away little by little every day, and there’s nothing you can do about it. At least, not without experimenting with a cocktail of products, seeing a few doctors, and pretty much living life as a guinea pig until you find something that works for you.

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So when one 27-year-old woman on Reddit claimed to have pretty much regrown her hair in only six weeks—with the before-and-after photos to prove it—the internet naturally freaked out. “If you’re a woman experiencing hair loss, I totally sympathize with you, as it left me in tears for...
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11 Jan

6 Beauty Brands With “Nude” Lipstick Shades For All Skintones

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We'll say it over and over again: "nude" is not a color. But, it is a term widely (erroneously) used in the beauty industry to describe a neutral, skin-toned makeup shade. Lipsticks described as "nude" often have a pink, peach, or beige hue but, of course, this is not an accurate representation for people with deeper skin tones. At least campaigns like the artist-led Nude Against Nude, Cover FX's recent #NudeIsNotBeige, and continuous calls for change from YouTube vloggers like Jackie Aina have exposed the problem loudly and clearly. Thankfully, more beauty brands have started stepping up to the plate. It's now easier than ever to find more inclusive options for everyone to achieve that once-elusive your-lips-but-better finish. Ahead, find the companies that have got...
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