Beauty

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Hijab-wearing model Halima Aden went from Miss Minnesota U.S.A. pageant contestant to a standard-bearer for cultural inclusiveness in fashion and beauty. Since appearing on the cover of CR Fashion Book, she’s signed a contract with IMG models and has been on a world tour spreading awareness. Aden remembers what it felt like to grow up
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I was on the beach and had just applied a thick layer of sunscreen when my friend gawked at me–”Are you…purple?” I hadn’t noticed the titanium dioxide-based formula used gave my caramel skin an unflattering tint. Self-conscious, I skipped doing the rest of my body. I’ll be fine, I thought, remembering hearing that melanin could
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Nothing flies off the shelves like Urban Decay’s Naked palettes. It all started in 2010 with the original collection of 12 eye shadow essentials and has expanded to an entire vault including Naked 2, Naked 3, Naked Smoky, and Naked Basics. Now, Urban Decay has a hot new Naked palette coming your way: Naked Heat.
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1. Starting in the ending position of your Standing Twist, keep the glider leg butt engaged and begin to push back from standing leg butt. 2. Reach the glider foot back 4-5 inches until you feel the glider foot’s butt completely engage. 3. When reaching the end range, squeeze your glutes together and begin bringing
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Most makeup artists can be categorized by their specialty–runway, editorial, celebrity, product development–and then there’s Pat McGrath whose influence reigns over every corner of the fashion and beauty world. With two decades of work, an eponymous makeup line, and 1.4 million Instagram followers, McGrath is the world’s most influential makeup artist. This evening her prolific
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Someone had lit my candle. “But Sally, aren’t candles supposed to be lit?” You might ask, head tilted. No, not SIXTY-FIVE DOLLAR CANDLES, FRIEND. Sixty-five dollar candles are meant to be admired, sniffed, dreamt about, saved for special occasions that would never actually come because what occasion could possibly be special enough for a $65
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In the history of beauty trends, there have been plenty of fads that are ridiculous, and sometimes, dangerous. People put lead makeup to whiten their faces, which caused people’s skin and teeth to rot. “Arsenic complexion wafers” were a thing. Women used to douche with Lysol. And now, people are apparently buying ground-up wasps nests
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Instead of a typical French twist at Chanel, hair guru Sam McKnight celebrated the dry wrap, an elegant swirl traditionally used by black women to protect the hair under a scarf or wig. McKnight raked mousse from roots to tips and tamed frizz along the hairline with pomade, then drew a center part down the
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I have two kids. My second baby, weighing in at almost nine pounds really did a number on me. Since I’ve had him (18 months ago) things just haven’t been the same down there. A few months ago I started researching my options. I read reviews about vaginal rejuvenation and V-lifts (facelifts for your vagina)
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Alessandro Michele’s Gucci designs are always a feast for the eyes. The clash of patterns, colors, and textures—from head-to-toe—could be stared at for hours. At his latest Gucci resort 2018 show in Florence this weekend, no detail was left unadorned. Not even the models’ fingernails. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Lead manicurist Jenny Longworth described
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Thanks to social media, just about anybody can build a following. This is surely the case with the beauty world, where a whole generation of artists have made their mark with unique and innovative makeup. But one boy from the UK is turning heads not just because of his skills, but because he’s ten years
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Over the years, Queen Elizabeth has proven that she has very specific taste. She owns more than 200 versions of the same purse, ends each night with a glass of bubbly, and won’t travel without her favorite dessert on hand. So it’s no surprise that Her Royal Majesty’s methodical nature extends to her nail care.
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When novelist and perfumer Tanwi Nandini Islam decided to expand her Brooklyn-based botanical beauty line, Hi Wildflower, into cosmetics, she had a specific goal in mind: Make it work for women of color. Accustomed to the fruitless search for shades that suited her own brown skin and seeing how limited options were for women like
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Like that on our body, the muscles in our face need exercise. The difference is that you can work out your visage without lifting a finger. I learned as much upon visiting European-trained facialist Toska Husted at her newly-minted spa in Charlotte, North Caroline. It was there she meticulously got to chiseling as if she
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Last night, I ate dinner at 10pm. It’s not that I forgot about dinner–trust me, I’m always thinking about my next meal–I had a work event, then an hour trek back home, then an hour wait for Seamless (because I’m lazy), so it just happened. It’s not that uncommon of an occurrence for me. Lately,