Make Up, Hair, Skin Trends

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Weekly Must-Have: Zelens Active Concealer

I was recently rummaging though my mom’s makeup bag and came across Zelens Active Concealer.   I was familiar with the brand’s skincare, but knew nothing about their cosmetics. Instead of immediately telling me to put it back and swatting my hand away, my mom started singing its praises and saying I needed to buy one, and stat!  Thanks to Net-A-Porter, one landed on my doorstep just two days later and there was instantly no looking back on any other concealer in my arsenal.   This stuff is the real-deal.

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6 Mascara Tips For Statement-Making Lashes

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Mascara is a female rite of passage. We all want long, thick, volumized lashes and mascara is our go-to for achieving this. But with so many formulas on the market promising everything from amplified thickness to double lash growth in days, it’s difficult to weed through the muck. Here I’m offering up 6 of my favorite makeup artist and celebrity tips for statement-making lashes.

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Summer 2017: The Makeup Trends To Try Today

As the weather heats up, your makeup game needs to follow suit.  Before it gets too sweaty to even consider wearing more than sunscreen, take advantage of the season’s sexiest makeup looks.   What better time than a summer wedding, date, or holiday weekend soirée to shake things up?Here are our top five favorite makeup trends for summer 2017. SKIN WITH SHEENDewy and luminous – never shiny – skin is a fine line to cross during warm months.

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How To: Apply Foundation To Acne-Prone Skin

It’s like the chicken and the egg: You have acne so you wear foundation to cover it, and then the foundation makes you breakout more. Do you stop applying foundation and hope – *pray* – that your skin clears up, stat… or do you continue with the cover-up to fake a decent complexion, and then just keep breaking out on top of breakouts, hence needing even more foundation. It’s exhausting. And, yes, foundation can lead to further breakouts.

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Inspiration: Mothers

As Mother’s Day approaches (Sunday, May 14th for all of those not on their game), I thought it rather fitting to take a look back at some of the most stylish, beautiful, interesting mothers of our time. And for this special slideshow, I’ve rounded up my favorite mothers captured here with their best accessory: their children. Have a look above and let us know who is your mommy-icon. Happy Mother’s Day!(slideshow images: Jackie O.

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Lip Prep & Prime

Oh, the joys of a plumped, pretty pucker. Just like with your complexion, lips need a thorough prep prior to applying makeup. Sloughing away dead skin, treating dry, cracked lips, and nourishing with a sheen balm are all par for the course when it comes to lip prep. You want a smooth canvas so that your lipstick applies effortlessly and actually accentuates your lips, instead of hindering them.

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Beauty Sleep: How To Get Prettier Overnight

While sleeping is all about rest and relaxation (obviously), it can also be productive for both mind and body.   After all, we spend a third of our lives in bed! Choice products welcome the opportunity to get to work over the course of an eight-hour span while you’re in the sack. Keep reading to find out how you can fight wrinkles, firm skin, create a glow, or even zap a zit–all in the span of a single night’s sleep. Slip For Beauty Sleep Slipsilk Pure Silk Pillowcase ($79) – If you regularly wake up with a dreaded pillow crease across your cheek, or a crown of frizz around your hairline, you need to switch to a silk pillowcase stat.

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Favorites: SPF For Face

If there’s one skincare item literally every model and celeb stands by, it’s SPF. The sun, while fun and all, is not our best friend when it comes to anti-aging. In fact, it’s probably the most damaging to our skin, above pollution and not moisturizing. Trust us, the secret to healthy, younger-looking skin is actually proper sun protection.

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Beauty Tips I Learned From My Mexico Girls Vaca

I like to think that I’m pretty well-versed in beauty, but even I have a thing or two (or ten) to learn. As they say, knowledge is power. So, while on a recent girls’ trip to Mexico for Kourtney Kardashian’s birthday, I did what any other beauty enthusiast would do—I took in all of the beauty tips and tricks being offered by the gorgeous girls on the vacation, including two amazing makeup artists and one killer hairstylist. Here are eight tips, tricks, and factoids I learned from the beautiful women on Kourt’s trip.

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