The Skincare Launches Beauty Editors Are Thankful For This Month

The Skincare Launches Beauty Editors Are Thankful For This Month It doesn’t take Axl Rose belting a nine-minute, 16-second ballad to understand that November can be a cold, merciless month. The falling temperatures! The uptick in breakups! The potentially (but most definitely) life-altering election! Still, there is a lot to be thankful for these next 30 days — like government-mandated […]

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What the Hell Is a "Wet" Dry Shampoo, and Where Has It Been All My Life?

Is dry shampoo the best thing you can do for your hair? That’s an excellent question I am wholly unprepared to answer — partly because I’d rather live in blissful ignorance that drowning your roots in enough product to sink a ship can’t possibly harm your scalp. It is the glorious solution to my repulsive I-hate-showering problem, and frankly I […]

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This Retinol Is the Answer to All Your Skin Problems — and It Just Got Better

The other day, I sent my sister exactly the kind of text I thought might warrant a baffled, all-caps-lock “HOW DARE YOU?” response: “I did something really bad,” I began. “I introduced an unbiased soul to. . . SkinCeuticals. Don’t look at me.” I’m not ashamed of my suggestion, although she knows just as well that even one taste of […]

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I Found a Concealer That Instantly Erases My Under-Eye Bags

When it comes to concealer, I’ve always had trouble finding a product that truly covers my under-eye bags. Most options crease, come right off, or just don’t have enough coverage. Then, a makeup artist applied Lancôme Effacernes Waterproof Undereye Concealer ($31) to my face. I was in total awe. With a few taps of the product, those pesky bags instantly […]

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The Scary-Good Skincare Products Our Editors Are Loving This Month

The Scary-Good Skincare Products Our Editors Are Loving This Month Despite what every grocery store owner or Starbucks seasonal menu would have you believe, the best thing about October has nothing to do with pumpkins. It’s also not that you finally have an excuse to watch 10 straight hours of horror movies (because, hello, we’ve been binge-watching The Handmaid’s Tale […]

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What's It Really Like to Get Volume Lash Extensions? Here's the Truth

I have always longed for luscious, full eyelashes. My natural lashes are pretty average — I have enough to work with when it comes to swiping on mascara, but it definitely takes plenty of effort. As more celebrities have started wearing eyelash extensions, I was intrigued by the process. There have been plenty of horror stories when it comes to […]

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After a Makeup Artist Used This Concealer on Me, I Bought It That Day — Bye, Dark Circles

You could call me a bit of a concealer snob. I have tried tons of different options, always hunting for a choice that meets my high standards. I want something that hides dark circles, covers acne, and stays on all day long. I found my new favorite when a makeup artist applied this Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème ($26) […]

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The Desert-Island Mascaras Our Editors Can't Live Without

The Desert-Island Mascaras Our Editors Can’t Live Without If there were a deserted island for every mascara that people claim they would bring with them when stranded, you’d have to start searching for more ocean. (Jury’s still out on whether long, fluttery eyelashes could actually be considered an effective SOS plan.) Still, in a sea of formulas that each promise […]

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This Is the Perfect Foundation For People Who Hate Foundation

I’d like to think that I’ve been blessed with a variety of talents in life — like being able to make people laugh or my athleticism — but doing my makeup is not one of them. Actually, the ability to do anything hair or makeup-related completely skipped a generation in my family. A majority of the time, I subscribe to […]

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