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Luxury Brands That Are Changing The Vegan Skincare Game

When I was in college over 12 years ago, veganism looked like this: waif-thin, black-rimmed glasses, hardcore band T-shirts, tattoo sleeves and sometimes a very militant attitude to put the image over the edge. As a vegetarian at the time, I certainly had respect for the vegans I knew for having the conviction to eschew any and all animal products. But it definitely felt radical, even to someone as progressive as myself. In those days, the lifestyle had everything to do with politics and, for the most part, very little to do with clean eating and skin care.

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6 Luxury Brands That Are Changing The Vegan Skincare Game

When I was in college over 12 years ago, veganism looked like this: waif-thin, black-rimmed glasses, hardcore band T-shirts, tattoo sleeves and sometimes a very militant attitude to put the image over the edge. As a vegetarian at the time, I certainly had respect for the vegans I knew for having the conviction to eschew any and all animal products. But it definitely felt radical, even to someone as progressive as myself. In those days, the lifestyle had everything to do with politics and, for the most part, very little to do with clean eating and skin care.

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It’s National Best Friend Day!

National Best Friend Day is here again! We were so touched and teary-eyed last year when you shared your BFF stories with us we want to hear it again. What has your bestie done for you in the last year that makes her or him the creme de la creme of friends? Did she send you flowers when you were sad? Did she laugh hysterically at your ex’s overly contrived Instagram post? Is she simply beautiful inside and out? C’mon, let’s honor our best friends, a. k. a the family we CHOSE!Where would we be without our best friends to experience one existential crisis after another?  To proofread our sordid text messages?  To showing up as your go-to for shopping for mundane stuff, like Spanx?  To tell us we have cilantro in our teeth? I mean, am I supposed to zip this dress up myself?Whether you guys are two peas in a pod like Oprah and Gayle or perhaps complete opposites, show how much you love your BFF.

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The Ultimate List Of Best Acne Masks For The Clearest Skin Of Your Life

Trust me when I say I’ve got you covered in the realm of detox facials.  After a long day, I can confidently say that you’ll find me at home pouring myself a glass of red wine and enjoying a luxuriously long face mask. There’s something about detox masks that are cathartic, too: out with the bad stuff, in with the good stuff (like yoga, but way easier).  Interested?  Read on, darlin’.

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4 High-Coverage Foundations That Might As Well Be Skincare

At a time when your phone is also your dinner deliveryman and personal car service, it’s not your fault for expecting everything you buy to multitask. In the beauty world, we have overnight masks that act as deeply hydrating moisturizers and color sticks that work on your eyelid, lips and cheeks.  High- definition foundations, too, are becoming upgraded versions of themselves, doing more than covering up your flushed, uneven visage. Now they’re also an extension of your skincare routine, so your skin gets healthier as you wear it.

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The Ultimate List Of Beauty Products To Calm Rosacea

Rosacea sufferers go through periods of remission and flare-ups, and symptoms become more severe with age. People with rosacea usually complain about their skin becoming irritated, red or flushed, often with swollen red bumps (which sometimes look similar to acne). Less frequently, toward the end of a rosacea flare-up, some people find themselves with a red, swollen nose (this condition is called rhinophyma). Don’t want to scare you, but if it’s left untreated, there’s the scary possibility that the nasal blood vessels can get destroyed and lead to your nose looking like that permanently.

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10 Memorial Day Beauty Essentials That Belong In Your Beach Bag

Halcyon beach days are here again! Even though the energy of summertime is about being wild and free and comfortable in your skin, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to ditch makeup and hair altogether. But paring down and perfecting your seaside-beauty routine means less distractions from what really matters: soaking up some sun and good vibrations. To make it easy, here’s everything you need in your beach bag so it’s ready to grab and go at a moment’s notice. Because summer’s calling, and you wouldn’t want to keep it waiting.

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Don’t Get Married Without These Wedding Day Makeup Tips (Courtesy Of A Makeup Artist)

I’ll never forget the last-minute call I got to do a bride’s makeup on the day of her wedding. As I prepped and primed the wife-to-be, she revealed to me that she and her groom had both lost their significant others on 9/11. And that’s not all: Ten minutes later, she whispered, “I have to let you in on a secret. The only people who know this are our lawyers, financial advisers and you: We already ran off and got married! We’re just doing this [wedding] for our families and everyone else.

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5 Summer Makeup Dupes You’ll Want To Use All Year Long

Summer is the season to take a little more off… makeup, that is! When the mercury starts to rise, it’s all about lightening up your beauty routine. Bare skin — sun-kissed with a brilliant golden glow — is summertime’s quintessential look. Keeping a fresh face through sun, surf and sand requires a special set of products thanks to soaring temperatures and excessive humidity melting the makeup right off your face. But investing in sun-safe essentials shouldn’t (sun)burn through your wallet.

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5 Next-Level Ingredients That’ll Make You Rethink Vegan Skincare

Veganism has long been one very suspect life choice. So many questions and comments: But how do you get your protein? Are you trying to starve yourself? Kill me if I ever have to live without cheese. And the skeptics don’t stop at criticizing the diet—for some reason, vegan skin care is still more or less seen as a sort of woo-woo, hippie-dippie niche that will never be as effective as slathering on product cocktails of synthetic and animal-derived ingredients. The truth is, plant-based beauty is legit.

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