Overly sculpted cheeks are so 2015. “There has been a craze around contouring—and there have been several failed attempts at contouring new places,” says José Rivera. (Yes, butt and earlobe contouring were really a thing!) “The idea of making your eyes and lips bigger can be enticing.” What once took an arsenal of brushes and products is now achievable in moments. See how the Benefit Cosmetics makeup master broke down eye and lip sculpting for our November 2016 issue. Trust us; you'll be ready to take on these incredibly easy techniques!
Staying moisturized from head to toe is the goal of every beauty girl during the winter season. As we inch closer and closer to the coldest months of the year, it's imperative that your arsenal of choice is stocked and ready for all beauty emergencies. Whether you keep your must haves on the nightstand, in the bathroom or tucked inside a purse, there's no harm in making sure your skin savers are nice to look at, too. These pristine picks from our November 2016 issue will keep you gorgeous from head to toe while navigating the winter white season.
We're well into the fall season, but there's still plenty of time to adjust your beauty routine with the season. And if pumpkin spice lattes are a must during the colder months, then you'll love these fragrant finds. Besides the addictive scent of these seasonal must haves, pumpkin is actually great for the skin. Rich in a host of vitamins, the tasty ingredient can aid in the prevention of breakouts, blemishes and a slew of other struggles we typically face. Slather, layer and spritz on the scent and color of the season and satisty your inner fall enthusiast with these orange offerings.
Why pop a zit when these overnight treatments can do the dirty work for you?!
The makeup-free movement is alive and well in Hollywood. We've grown accustomed to seeing our favorite celebrities go bare faced on Instagram, but famous beauties like Alicia Keys are taking their "I woke up like this" steez beyond the confines of social media. Over the past few months, we've watched the singer trade in layers of cosmetics for naked skin and an assortment of stylish head wraps on the red carpet. And with no signs of retiring her new outlook, the number of A-listers doing the same has grown exponentially. Earlier this week, Gabrielle Union captioned a makeup-free Snap with the caption, "No makeup, head wrap, hey Alicia Keys I see you!," while others, including Eniko Hart and Laverne Cox, are flaunting fresh skin in the manner. At the end of the day, going bare faced isn't better than wearing makeup and vice versa; do what makes you happy! However, it is still refreshing to see A-listers embrace their natural beauty in front of millions, so we're taking a look back at their most breathtaking makeup free moments so far.
Seasonal cold fronts can wreak havoc on your skin and now that cooler temperatures have settled in, it’s time to incorporate environmental protectors into your beauty routine. Although lotions and body creams help keep dry skin at bay, many fall short of delivering essential nutrients needed to fight the effects of free radicals that leave our faces looking dull and tired. Instead of your standard moisturizer, work a facial oil into your routine. Even if you have oily skin, you can use one of these rejuvenating, non-clogging skin boosters, all of which are chalked full of beauty benefits. And coconut isn't your only option. These lesser-known oils are just as effective and totally worth the gamble.
We test beauty products for a living, but these are the gems we hope to find under our Christmas trees!