I remember, years ago, my first adult home party. My friends and I all got together, drank wine, and giggled together, as this woman came in and talked to all of us about her bag of goodies. XBIZ.com – Opinion
Salt may be nature’s exfoliant, but sodium chloride-infused grooming products can do more than slough away skin.
Sprays can give texture to thin strands, boosting your hair’s natural volume and helping you pull off certain hairstyles you might not otherwise be able to achieve.
It may seem counterintuitive, but lotions containing the mineral can actually help your skin cells drink in (and retain) moisture. And masks with NaCl can smooth away dead skin, exfoliating your mug for a closer shave.
When it comes to gadgetry, you’re an early adopter. So why not give your grooming routine the same high-tech treatment? A new generation of techy grooming products promises to make keeping your hair, beard, and skin in shape way easier than before. Here are the grooming products that will get you looking fresh, faster.
The typical hair dryer takes forever to do its job, and it damages hair in the process. The Dyson Supersonic dries using a jet of air, so it doesn’t have to get so hot. That means it leaves your hair healthier, shinier, and less frizzy—in half the time.
Dab face wash on the Foreo Luna 2 for Men and let the sonic pulses excavate dirt and oil from pores while also rubbing away dead skin. You can also use it before shaving for a smoother result. It’s shower safe, and one charge lasts about seven months.
Anywhere there’s hair, the Braun MGK5080 Grooming Kit has got a solution. (It even has an ear and nose trimmer.) And with 13 length settings, you can change your hair or beard gradually—or all at once.
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In a powerful ad placed in Tuesday’s New York Times newspaper, pleasure products manufacturer Dame Products took a stance supporting women’s reproductive rights and the pro-choice movement alongside six other female-fronted companies. XBIZ.com – Pleasure & Retail
Boots and sneakers can leave feet looking, well, a little rough. If you’re contending with dry, flaky skin and deep calluses, there are quick and easy ways to condition your feet and so they’re healthy and looking their best. Put simply, you need a tool to help you exfoliate the skin, and something to moisturize your feet. Here are the best callus products to get them close-up ready.
First, use a pumice stone or callus file to gradually smooth down thick and rough areas. Skip the metal-toothed tools as they often cut too deep into the foot, says Alan Bass, a podiatrist in Manalapan, New Jersey. But don’t go nuts: Leave some callus behind, since they help protect against blisters while running.
To smooth out rough spots, we like the Gehwol Wooden Pedicure File.
Justin Bieber might be taking a break from his career, but Hailey’s stepping up for the couple and taking care of business … the beauty business. According to new legal docs obtained by TMZ … Hailey’s company filed trademark paperwork for “Bieber…
Ever wonder how some guys end up with those super-bright smiles? They may tell you they’ve been brushing twice a day and taking good care of their teeth all their lives. But don’t you believe for a minute that’s the whole story. Chances are, they’re using a teeth whitener to erase everyday stains and brighten their teeth.
There are a bevy of products on the market that promise results. From whitening toothpastes and strips to all-natural charcoal powders to full-blown peroxide/UV treatments, there are so many options out there you’ve really got no excuse not to be using one of them on the regular. Especially if you enjoy a nice Malbec now and then, puff the occasional smoke, or drink coffee every morning. There’s no reason to feel guilty about any of that; we all do it.
Over time, these indulgences will absolutely discolor your teeth. Illness and even some medications can yellow your teeth, too. And simply getting older causes worn-away enamel to appear dull over time.
Don’t stop enjoying your life. Instead, stop acting like there’s nothing you can do about your teeth. There is, you can, and you should try one of these modern teeth whiteners. It’s important to find a brightening system that doesn’t just bleach your teeth—which can actually harm your enamel, causing pain and more problems down the road.
If you want to see results fast, check out this list of fast-acting teeth whitening products. Which tooth whitener is the best for you? There’s only one way to find out.
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Look, some scalps are just oily. And when the hairs grow up and out of that scalp, they tend to be oily, too. It’s a fact of life, and nothing to be ashamed of.
If your scalp—and your hair—are on the oilier side of life, then you’re quite familiar with the symptoms: The main one is looking like you haven’t shampooed for 3 weeks, despite having washed your hair five hours ago. Your hair is rarely voluminous and texturized, because it’s weighed down by the rapid sebum production in your scalp. And then, when you do shampoo, it’s parched and dull, at the other end of the spectrum. (For all of a few hours, before it’s greasy again.)
It’s easy to combat this higher-than-most oil production, and in some cases, the scalp can be “reset” or trained to produce less sebum. Just put the following products to work (along with the advice scattered throughout), and you should be on your way to healthy, hydrated, controlled hairstyles—on the daily.
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If you have dry hair, you experience less grime and buildup than guys who have scalps that produce more oil (which is basically like a natural, all-day leave-in conditioner). That means your hair can often become brittle, wilting, and prone to breaking, making it harder to style.
Like overly oily or thinning hair, it’s entirely possible to personalize your grooming regimen to overcome your natural dryness, and to condition the hair so it stays soft and stylable, You’ve got your work cut out for you, but with the proper products and regimen, it’s smooth sailing.
Here are some of our favorites—consider it a push in the right direction.
Some guys would do anything to have thick hair, but not you: You’d trade a limb if it meant you could find the right thick hair products to keep your full and furious mane under control. You watch with envy as other guys go through the day with effortless, weightless styles, while you contemplate a permanent buzz-cut just to save your sanity.
Don’t give in to the clippers yet, though. You just have to learn how to tame the mane, and there are plenty of thick hair products to help you do it. With these simple additions to your hair care and styling routine, your perspective on thick, wiry locks will definitely change for the better.
When you have naturally curly hair, “perfect hair days” are often few and far between. That’s because each unruly strand has its own agenda—as do external forces like humidity, dehydration, and sun damage. To deal with this, you need curly hair products that can keep your locks hydrated but not weighed down, lifelike but also under control.
That means stocking up on the right shampoo, conditioner, humidity shield, styler, and tools, and dedicating a few extra minutes each morning to applying them—it’ll spare you the frizz and fuss throughout the day. Here are our recs for the best curly hair products to try out.
Turns out, there’s an easy solution for or all of the most common hair problems. You just need the perfect product. But even for specific issues like dry scalp or thinning hair, there are a whole store-load of hair products that claim big benefits. Sorting through the sea of creams, shampoos, and spritzes can be a bit daunting. We’re here to help.
We’ve narrowed the field and focused on five problems underlying most bad hair days: frizzy hair, thinning hair, styling unruly locks, dehydration, and dry scalp. These five hair products will address those issues and keep your head looking and feeling great.
Using skincare products designed for women is not bad for your skin, but it’s unnecessary. Men’s skin is different, primarily due to the presence of facial hair.
In order to sustain those hair follicles, a man’s facial skin is thicker, and the blood supply richer. Follicles secrete more natural oils. When men shave, it acts as an exfoliant, getting rid of dead skin cells. And men’s skin is not exposed to the same hormonal variations as women’s.
All these factors make men’s skin less susceptible to signs of aging. This is most obvious on the upper lip. Virtually all women of a certain age have vertical lip lines, but it’s rare for men. Expensive anti-wrinkle ingredients, such as alpha hydroxy acids, peeling agents, and peptides, are unnecessary.
There are, of course, some needs that are the same. Men’s facial skin loses elasticity in a fashion similar to women’s, so products that help build collagen, particularly vitamin C serum, should be used daily. A moisturizer with sunscreen is also a good idea. Few men need to apply moisturizers more than once daily, and a two-in-one makes it easy.
New Agey types swear by the “cleansing” powers of sage, constantly burning dried bundles of the herb to clear negative energy from a room. We can’t vouch for the plant’s effect on auras, but there is good reason to add it to your grooming routine.
“For many people, sage connotes feelings of freshness,” says Michael Edwards, a Australia-based fragrance expert. “The earthy scent can remind you of a vibrant cleanliness, or it might evoke memories of hearty, comforting home cooking,” he adds.
Which means using products with the herb is a sneaky form of aromatherapy. And it’s more than a moment of Zen.
Three brands from Xgen Products — Bodywand, The Rabbit Company and Frederick’s of Hollywood Toys — are sponsors of the Careers in Sexuality Conference, taking place today at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. XBIZ.com – Pleasure & Retail
Every photo is a memory and every building is created from these memories and experiences of architects. Or are they? That is what I will discuss with you in this essay. It was written as part of my course at university but I wanted to share with you my thoughts. It is only a short piece but I hope you will gain a lot out of it. When thinking about skyscrapers two American cities come to mind, New York and Chicago. However, why do the skylines take the form they do, and is it the architects that design them, or are they a product of their time? This writing argues if architects had anything to do with the design of the early high-rise buildings discussing all the different factors that influenced their appearance.
Does your morning routine feature a frayed toothbrush and a glug of mouthwash? When it comes to oral hygiene, you can do better (especially since we’re finding new breakthroughs in the way oral bacteria impacts weight loss, cancer, and overall health).
Cut your teeth on these products—a mix of innovation and throwback—featuring creative flavors as well as an eye on the environment.
One heads-up: Less-mainstream brands tend to nix fluoride, a compound that helps prevent tooth decay, so ask your dentist how much of it you need, says Jenny Brunacini, a dentist in Portland, Maine.
October is National Fair Trade Month. Why should this matter to you? If you’re making more ethical and informed decisions about the products you buy, whether it’s coffee or clothing, you should know the Fair Trade seal means that the farmers and workers behind the brands are paid fairly, fragile ecosystems are protected, communities are supported, and supply chains remain socially conscious. Add grooming products to your list.
Some of the best and most effective natural ingredients for your skin and hair, including coconut, argan, apricot, and brazil nut oils, are produced by small-scale farmers around the world. If you’re filling your body with organic food and drinking Fair Trade-certified beverages, consider taking the same care for the ingredients you’re slathering on your skin and hair. They’re often a healthier alternative—and easier to find than ever online and at your local stores. Here, a dozen of the best grooming products to treat your body—and your soul.
If you’re searching for the origin of America’s conflicted views on sex, you may want to start in a perhaps surprising place — the patent office. Granted to innovators for new inventions, patents collectively chronicle technological developments over time. XBIZ.com – Opinion
Everyone wants to look their best, but let’s be real—time is fleeting, and using a ton of different products to look sharp can get aggravating. Plenty of products claim to be all-in-one, but it’s hard to tell exactly which live up to its claims.
After rigorous testing, we’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite multitasking products for your cabinet. You can thank us later.
No grooming ingredient compares to powder: Its sweat-absorbing, skin-soothing, friction-stopping powers make it an obvious choice for the active man (and the just plain sweaty man, too). Yet, powder-based products might not be on your shopping list. That’s partly because some powders are masquerading as creams, lotions, fragrances, and hair products—and it’s up to you to seek them out.
Luckily, we did that for you and identified some of the best powder products on the market. These seven will soak up odors and sweat, and leave you feeling more confident than any other product could. (Take that, beer!)
Run around town looking for a boutique body wash? Not you. So, since you like your shopping trips short and sweet—and you’re already at Target, CVS, or your drugstore of choice—you may as well stock up on your grooming supplies, too.
You might not think you run hot until the humidity kicks in and that thin veil of perspiration creates a Rorschach test on the back of your nice dress shirt. Or your forehead starts dripping like an ice cream cone on asphalt.
Don’t curse your interior cooling system, when you can rig it with these grooming products designed to help cool your temperature and keep you looking fresh.
Stale airplane air; sunny skies; dry, high-altitude environments—travel can do a number on your skin. So before you pack your bags this summer, take a cue from Kavita Mariwalla, M.D., a dermatologist in West Islip, NY, who created three skincare survival kits summer—for long flights, in hot destinations, and during mountain adventures. They’ll keep your mug as handsome (and as healthy) as ever.
For a Long Plane Ride
SkinFix Facial Cleansing Cloths
Grease and oil can build up over multi-hour flights. These cloths won’t dry you out or leave that gross filmy feeling. “They contain aloe vera and red seaweed extract which are both calming to the skin,” says Mariwalla. [$ 15; skinfixinc.com]
Aquaphor Lip Balm
Few things are worse than this feeling: dry, crackly lips with no lip balm in sight. “A small amount of Aquaphor will keep your lips hydrated and prevent the chapping that occurs from the recirculated air over several hours on a plane.” [$ 3.89; aquaphorus.com]
After you land, one pump after shaving is all you need to keep your skin looking toned and even, says Mariwalla. [$ 166; skinceuticals.com]
You don’t need water to activate this perfect combo of breath freshener and toothpaste. That makes it perfect for use just about anywhere (even in seat 21B). [$ 7.49; colgate.com]
Sigvaris Knee-High Compression Stockings
These look like business socks but also prevent your legs from swelling, making sure they don’t get tired or crampy from sitting for such a prolonged period of time. Aesthetically, Mariwalla notes that compression wear can play a role in preventing varicose (spider) veins which, yep, guys can suffer from, too. [$ 35.96; compressionsale.com]
For a Beach Vacation
Elta UV Clear Sunscreen
If you’re still spraying tanning oil all over your face, stop. The skin on your face is more sensitive than elsewhere on your body, so treat it with a little TLC. “This face SPF goes on clear and is actually good for the skin. It won’t make you break out in acne,” says Mariwalla. (A plus.) [$ 33; eltamd.com]
Anthelios SPF 60 Ultra Light Spray
Now for the body. The same treatment still goes for that bottle of tanning oil: Ditch it. In lieu of tanning spray, go for Anthelios’ ultra-light spray, which Mariwalla favors for all-over use. [$ 35.99; laroche-posay.us]
Did you know you can wash your clothes with SPF? “RIT Sunguard adds SPF 30 to all of the clothing you wash for up to 20 washes,” says Mariwalla. “I love this trick for vacations to sunny destinations.” [$ 3.99; sunguarduv.com]
Maui Jim Cinder Cone Polarized Aviator Sunglasses
Sunglasses should always be a staple for sunny locales. For true eye protection, you’ll want the lenses to be polarized. Mariwalla favors Maui Jim. [$ 299; mauijim.com]
For a Mountain Getaway
Lancaster Sun Sport, Ski, Wind, and Cold Protection Cream & Stick
Protect your skin with a broad-spectrum SPF that also helps keep windburn and chapped skin (from days spent in the mountains) at bay. It’s a rub-on stick, so it’s easy to carry around and apply. No excuses. [$ 25.38; amazon.com]
SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic
The closer you are to the sun, the more damaging free radicals your skin is exposed to, which is why Mariwalla likes this formula that’s packed with 15 percent pure vitamin C, which helps protect against environmental damage. [$ 166; skinceuticals.com]
Neutrogena Dry Hand Cream
Altitude can leave the skin feeling uber dry. This lotion can save your hands and—best part—it is thick enough to last two days or so, she says. [$ 3.99; target.com]
Dove Men’s Care Hydration Balance Body Wash
Tackle dryness in the shower, too, with a travel-sized bottle of this body wash that moisturizes and balances skin (and can be picked up just about anywhere). [$ 13.98/10-pack; dove.com]
When it comes to getting the perfect shave, you know not just any tool will do. You need the right grooming products—that includes a razor, shaving cream, brushes, and after-shave balms. But sifting through all the products in a store or online can get overwhelming when all you really want is to get the best, fuss-free shave possible.
Luckily, there are a few places that make all of this a little easier on you—and your stubble–like The Art of Shaving.
Long gone are the days when men had to siphon off facial moisturizers, serums, and hairspray marketed to women that they found in the medicine cabinet. There are a bevy of products out there for men in masculine scents: cedar, tobacco, leather.
However, there’s a big group of guys who don’t want to smell like a cigar club—and an equal number of women who eschew sweet, floral scents that are sold to the fairer sex. Over the last year, the products in my bathroom have shifted to almost exclusively unisex. The scents tend to be clean and herbaceous, and all the products are on the must-have list (instead of nice-to-have—I wouldn’t know firsthand, but I have yet to meet the guy who needs four kinds of beard oil). Check out some of our current favorites, below, that you’ll want to add to your regular routine.
EIR NYC Pitted Deodorant This Brooklyn-based all-natural unisex brand has quite a few products I use on the regular, particularly the Surf Mud Pro face stick for SPF protection and the fizzy Active Face Wash. But it’s the deodorant I’m particularly crazy about. It comes in a biodegradable tube, and is non-obvious enough that I can throw it in my bag if I know it’s going to be a hot one. The protection is as good as I get from drugstore brands, and I love the smell of evergreen trees and sand, reminiscent of the northern coast of California. This is the sort of thing I stock up on and give to my friends to try.
Maapilim Facial Mud Mask
If you haven’t tried a mud mask before, you’re going to love it. Cake this stuff on, which smells soothing, like a ceramics studio, wait until it gets dry and matte, and wash it off with a cloth. Clear pores and oil-free skin await, which makes this a summer must-have. Getting it off can be a bit of a production, so if you’re short on time in the morning, rub some across your nose and chin, have coffee and brush your teeth while it dries, then wipe off the mud and go.
Sachajuan Dry Powder Shampoo
There are some mornings that a full post-workout in the shower isn’t in the cards and the best you can hope for is a paper towel wipe-down and forgiving coworkers. On those days, I add one more thing to the express itinerary—dry shampoo. These products are supposed to give you a quick refresh and soak up some scalp sweat. Fair enough. But often, they come out too powdery and you turn out looking like an 18th century barrister. This spray comes out fast, cold, and mostly clear. Plus, it gives your hair a little lift and style as it dries.
Youth Corridor Ultimate Antioxidant C Boost Serum
I’m 34, but a few months ago I realized there were lines and sagging on my face that made me look (and feel) quite a bit older. So I’ve been pretty religious about applying a few drops of this serum to my mug every morning, and man has it made a difference. My skin looks brighter and it’s more resilient, especially when I spend the whole day in the sun. And it feels healthier to the touch. It’s pricey, but a bottle should last you about a year.
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You already spend time sculpting your body and maintaining a solid diet plan. So why not prioritize taking care of your skin too? Between skin-baking summer sun, dry winter wind, and everything in between, your skin takes a beating—especially on your face.
Protect your skin from the sun, and help heal it when you forget. From inexpensive but powerful sunscreen to lip balm with SPF and post-beach essentials,Â these five grooming products are must-haves for your time in the sun (and after it) this year.
Thereâs no rolling luggage on the trail. Everything you bring must be lightweight and utilitarian. From dry shampoo to bug repellant and on-the-go cleansing wipes, here are five grooming products you need to pack in your backpack, no matter what trip youâre heading on next.
A pack of disposable razors and a potent aftershave just wonât cut it anymore. Thatâs why we teamed with ourÂ well-groomed friends at Huckberry, one of our favorite online shops, to curate a list of quality products for the hirsute or the clean-shaven.
Now that youâve rid your kitchen of chemically-laden junk, it only makes sense that your medicine cabinet follow suit. The new line-up of organic shaving products has evolved past questionable heath food store stock to include a diverse assortment of top notch pucks, gels, and creams. We compiled a list of our favorite all-natural alternatives. Bye-bye, Barbasol.
There is no doubt as the weather cools down, the air gets dryer, and the wind whips around with brutal force, your skincare needs shift. You can have dry, flakey skin and itchy, ashy patches. So every winter you do something about itâyou buy lotion, maybe you turn down the temperature of the water during your showers, and you dust off the humidifier to emit moisture while you sleep.
You wouldnât use a shampoo as a face wash or a moisturizer as a hair gel â but maybe you should. âWeâve been programmed to require separate cleansers for face and scalp,â says Jeremy B. Green, a Miami-based dermatologist, but you donât need a million things in your gym bag or shower. With the right ingredients, a product can work well for hair, face, and body. For example, a cleanser with a hydrating ingredient like coconut oil can pull triple duty, providing enough slip for a shave, purging dirt without drying, and giving hair a thorough clean. And a face moisturizer with an emollient like shea butter can double as a styling tool for your hair or beard. âSoftening your beard and the skin underneath with a moisturizer helps a beard grow better and look healthier,â says Oscar Blandi, the New York grooming specialist who has tamed Jimmy Fallonâs mop. Here, weâve made things even simpler by finding three products that, together, are all you need to look your best.
You wouldn't use a shampoo as a face wash or a moisturizer as a hair gel — but maybe you should. "We've been programmed to require separate cleansers for face and scalp," says Jeremy B. Green, a Miami-based dermatologist, but you don't need a million things in your gym bag or shower. With the right ingredients, a product can work well for hair, face, and body. For example, a cleanser with a
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Now that you’ve rid your kitchen of chemically-laden junk, it only makes sense that your medicine cabinet follow suit. The new line-up of organic shaving products has evolved past questionable heath food store stock to include a diverse assortment of top notch pucks, gels, and creams. We compiled a list of our favorite all-natural alternatives. Bye-bye, Barbasol.
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Naive men will try to nail every look with a single hair product; most of us, though, realize that's a vain pursuit. But that doesn't mean you need a medicine cabinet full of bottles, jars, and tubes! Whether you’re going for the natural daytime look or a slicker evening style, a gel and a clay are all you need. Known mainly for their skincare products, Kiehl’s has launched a gel and a clay
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Your job, your roommate, your significant other—a lot of factors conspire to keep you up at night. But when you need to relax, these ten beauty products are much better than counting sheep. The latest from allure.com MillionaireMatch.com – the best dating site for sexy, successful singles!
Sorry, trend haters—big, bold, holy-wow brows aren’t going away anytime soon. And neither are the confusing 20 minutes you spend standing in the makeup aisle deliberating over a handful of brow pencils and powders. So to save you from going insane (or accidentally looking like Groucho Marx), Allure editors share the 17 products that have forever changed their brow game. The latest from allure.com MillionaireMatch.com – the best dating site for sexy, successful singles!
To the uninitiated, it’s pumpkin-spice season. For fans of beauty’s darker side (or anyone who has ever #WCW’d Nancy from The Craft), the crisp air and changing leaves means it’s officially the season of the witch. Come out of the broom closet for our favorite beauty tricks and treats. The latest from allure.com MillionaireMatch.com – the best dating site for sexy, successful singles!
It’s fair to say that you’d be overwhelmed by 700 of anything (yes, even puppies). So when H&M launched more than 700 beauty products this month—including tools, hair, makeup, skin care, and nail polish—we nearly had a panic attack. And this is just the beginning: More products will hit shelves every six weeks. To help you navigate this insane beauty launch, we spent the past several weeks doing what we do best: testing and taking notes on nearly every product in the line. Here are our absolute favorites—and they’re all less than ten bucks. The latest from allure.com MillionaireMatch.com – the best dating site for sexy, successful singles!
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Want to get a Victoria’s Secret model body? (Well, the hair kind at least.) Meet these transforming picks. They won’t exactly help with the mile-long legs or the perfectly toned stomach, but a spritz, dab, spray, or rinse with one of these volumizing wonders and even the flattest, finest, flimsiest hair can achieve bombshell status. The best part? They’re each less than $ 20. The latest from allure.com MillionaireMatch.com – the best dating site for sexy, successful singles!
By the time 2 p.m. rolls around, we’re usually in need of coffee to get us through the remainder of the workday. While a shot or two of espresso will do the trick, drinking too much caffeine is starting to wreak havoc on our bodies and our bank accounts. Thankfully, the editors over at ModaMob have discovered six beauty products that will help you survive the afternoon slump.
These brain-stimulating and energy-boosting beauty solutions all have one thing in common: they possess alluring scents that arouse your senses. From a hydrating rosewater facial spray that you can spritz on to rejuvenate tired skin to an almond oil-infused headache oil that can be massaged into those tense pressure points, you’ll be refreshed and reenergized in no time.
Watch the video above to learn more about these beauty products that pull double-duty as afternoon pick-me-ups. Then, share your tips and tricks in the comments section!
Over the years I have tested and tossed a countless number of products. I like to keep up with the current trends and I enjoy testing out new things to find those hidden gems. More often than not, however, end up going back to my tried and true products that I have been using for years. I call these products my classics, and as long as they are on the market they will remain in my beauty arsenal forever. These products have never let me down and have been beneficial to me in my skin care, hair care and over all makeup routine. Below are my all time favorite products and why I love them so much.
This face wash has worked wonders for me. It is better than any of the expensive face washes I have tried on the market. It is made from a gentle formula that is fragrance free and has never irritated my skin. I use it twice a day and it always leaves my skin feeling clean and soft.
These face clothes come in so handy when I’m traveling. They are convenient and work great. I never have to worry about spills in my luggage when using these. They lather up wonderfully and I can use the cloth to get a deeper scrub into my skin. I am always left with skin that feels soft, fresh and clean.
I style my hair often and unfortunately that means my hair is exposed to a lot of heat. I leave this mask in my hair for about 10-15 minutes twice a week and it helps put the moisture back in my hair and keeps it looking healthy and shiny.
I definitely don’t wash my hair everyday. On the in-between days I like to use this dry shampoo to pull out the excess oils in my hair. I have used many dry shampoos and I have found this one to be the best. It doesn’t leave a build up and my hair looks and feels clean even on the days it isn’t washed.
I love this little machine. My skin has never been smoother or brighter. The motion of the bristles gently scrub away imperfections and dead skin. It keeps my pores clean and evens out the texture of my skin. It comes with its own cleaners but I use the cleansers of my choice and still get amazing results.
I am a huge advocate of getting your eyebrows professionally done. We all know, however, that sometimes we just don’t get around to it and are left with growing caterpillars above our eyes. For these desperate times I use the Tweezerman Slant Tweezers. These tweezers have the ability to grab hold of the tiniest hairs that I used to struggle with using other brands. They are extremely precise, even on the finest of hairs.
Highlighting and contouring has been around forever but has recently become a huge trend. Beauty bloggers across the world post instructional videos on how to get the perfect highlight and contour. This product has been a wonderful highlight for me and I believe it is good for any skin tone. It leaves a golden look to the skin providing it with a healthy glow. A little goes a long way with this product so be careful not to overdo it.
I have suffered from extremely dry skin my whole life. This is a condition that seems even more apparent in the winter months. After I shower I apply this cream all over my body for some dry skin relief. I even carry some in my bag to apply on my hands throughout the day.
No more $ 400 whitening sessions at the dentist for me. For the past few years I have been using Crest White Strips every 12 to 18 months. The results are always mind blowing. After using these I notice I get a ton of complements on how white my smile is. I no longer have to deal with messy trays and goopy gels. These strips adhere nicely to my teeth and I only have to leave them on for 30 minutes a day. When the treatment is over I am always so impressed with the results.
I know I talk about this product a lot but I cannot reiterate enough how helpful the beauty blender has been for my own application as well as the application of makeup on my clients. If you want airbrushed results without spending all that money on an airbrush machine I suggest giving this product a try. You wont regret it. I love how smooth my makeup looks after using the beauty blender to apply my foundation.
I have been using this product for well over 15 years now. Even when I try to swap out for some of the fancier products I still always come back to this. It does not flake like other moisturizers can and it looks great on the skin with or without makeup. I use this lotion every time I wash my face and it has never failed me. The formula is gentle, it doesn’t clog my pores and it leaves my skin looking hydrated all day.
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Pack of gum, some Band-Aids, your prescription—these are the basic necessities that are often the basis for a trip to your local CVS. But if that’s all you buy there, you’re totally missing out on the plentiful (and surprisingly legit) beauty offerings. Here, the top hair, makeup, and skin-care products to scoop up on your next visit. The latest from allure.com MillionaireMatch.com – the best dating site for sexy, successful singles!
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WASHINGTON—After revelations emerged regarding the online retailer’s cutthroat office environment, Americans across the nation expressed outrage Wednesday that Amazon’s punishing workplace culture had yet to result in same-day shipping for every single available product. “They have 50,000 employees working 85 hours a week, and I still have to wait at least until tomorrow to receive my Pacific Rim DVD?” said Chelmsford, MA resident Jordan Krause, who was among the millions of customers shocked to learn that same-day shipping was not a universal feature of all Amazon merchandise despite the company’s alleged harsh and exploitative workplace culture. “Employees hardly have any time to see their children, but somehow they can’t get me everything I want the very day I want it? What kind of company are they running over there? Bet I’ll also have to sit around a full 24 hours for this electric …
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Celebrity makeup artists always know the best skin care products–they need them to keep their clients’ skin in good shape under heavy on-camera foundations and to avoid irritation through multiple makeup changes. And Andréa Tiller, a makeup artist whose work you’ve seen on lovely women like Olivia Culpo and Amy Schumer, is one of those people we count on to know. Luckily last night she was in a sharing mood, spilling the details of three of her all-time favorites on Instagram, writing, “I can’t live without these! Seriously!” and adding “I have also used these on my clients as skin prep and they love them!”
Here are the products that currently have her heart:
Sisley Paris All Day All Year Cream ($ 410, nordstrom.com). She says, “This cream does it all! It’s amazing for daytime use. It has sunscreen in it that lasts up to eight hours! This is rare because most moisturizer’s sunscreen lasts up to four hours.” She continued, “This is usually my last step before I put on my makeup–no need for primer. Did I also mention it’s anti-aging? It’s really gentle on my skin and doesn’t feel oily!” One last point: “This is also for all skin types including sensitive and oily.” What makes it worth $ 410, you may ask? The micro-encapsulated filter technology that blocks out 90 percent of UV rays for hours on end as well as the fact that it contains 12–yes, 12–active ingredients that protect and repair skin.
Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment, ($ 69, sephora.com). “I am obsessed with this mud mask–I’ve been using this brand for years. If for a second I feel my face is about to break out I put this on and any blemish is gone and flat the next day. It’s a miracle worker!”
Vintners Daughter Active Botanical Serum ($ 185, vintnersdaughter.com). “This is such a beautiful face oil, I highly recommend it. I’ve been using it for a couple of months and my skin is radiant and softer!” How she applies: “I use it every night before bed and wake up glowing.” Pricey but, she says, “worth every penny!”
Known for its saccharine packaging and bizarre ingredients, South Korean beauty company Tonymoly has been around for almost a decade. And with the opening of a New York City store in Koreatown, it’s clear that the U.S. is finally catching on to the skin-care-centric brand. I recently visited the new flagship location with one of our favorite Korean beauty bloggers, Charlotte Cho of Soko Glam, where she mapped out her favorite Tonymoly products. Ahead, her eight picks worth making the trip for. The latest from allure.com MillionaireMatch.com – the best dating site for sexy, successful singles!
It’s a common dilemma: You may have found a favorite high-intensity exercise class, but do you have a good post-cooldown routine for freshening up all worked out? Stepping onto the city streets with wet baby curls and purple-tinged cheeks defies logic when you’ve spent the past hour or so pushing yourself to the limits with the aim of feeling good on the inside and outside.
Fortunately, a gym bag packed with the right essentials can make all the difference. If time is limited, Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes will solve the shower dilemma and buy you some time between the end of class and the route home. These neatly packaged bamboo cloths refresh and exfoliate while removing sweat and excess oil, without stripping skin—genius. Slathering on Shiseido’s Urban Environment sunscreen, meanwhile, restores that essential sun barrier and doubles as a creamy moisturizer, while Klorane’s cult Dry Shampoo renders washing hair, for a while at least, pretty much redundant.
Few things are as compelling as snooping through a friend’s makeup bag; but what if said friend hailed from the most beauty-obsessed country in the world? Even better! To change things up, we asked the beauty editors from Allure Korea for their all-time favorite beauty products. The latest from allure.com MillionaireMatch.com – the best dating site for sexy, successful singles!
What gives Allure beauty editors a rush? Discovering a new beauty product that we love so much, we can’t help but spread the word. We practically shout our favorites from the mountain tops (or at least pin them on our Pinterest boards for our followers to discover). Here, we compiled the gotta-try-them, Allure-tested products that you’ve pinned most. The latest from allure.com MillionaireMatch.com – the best dating site for sexy, successful singles!
How would you like free beauty products? No, we’re serious! Every weekday in August, we’re giving away some extreme loot—25,237 items to be exact—including suitcases that we give to each guest at our annual Best of Beauty party, jam-packed with 129 products. Check out this year’s lineup, with details on when each giveaway starts. The latest from allure.com MillionaireMatch.com – the best dating site for sexy, successful singles!
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There’s a magic moment when you find the perfect product—it works exactly how you want it to; it makes you look great; it’s life changing; it’s…gone. Falling for a beauty product that’s destined to disappear is inevitable. And trust us, even beauty editors aren’t immune. We’ve had our fair share of discontinued-product blues, and after the anger, sadness, shock, and denial that follows, we’ve also found new options to fill those empty spots in our makeup bags and medicine closets. The latest from allure.com MillionaireMatch.com – the best dating site for sexy, successful singles!
Summer beauty products are always a good excuse to try something new, but if you have skin allergies, you need to be selective.
Allergic reactions to summer beauty products can come from harsh chemicals and toxic ingredients that may be hiding in those trendy seasonal staples. Instead of piling on extra products to cover up, now is the perfect time to strip down your beauty routine and nourish your skin with just the basics. Certain products work perfectly to help soothe your skin all summer long like these top 4 summer beauty products for 2015.
If you’re part of the club that still manages to get dry skin on the hottest days of the year, yes we know that club all too well, we recommend this moisturizer. Cerave products have specially formulated cleansers, moisturizers, sunscreens, even baby products designed to help dry and irritated skin. If you are dealing with a bad rash or eczema, you may consider trying some of their moisturizing cream to help heal the irritation just in time for that upcoming housewarming party.
Although you’ve probably heard this moisturizer mentioned time and time again, there’s a reason why it’s a tried and true summer beauty product that everyone from doctors to beauty junkies recommend. It’s light enough for all skin types and has a broad spectrum SPF to help combat any further sun irritation. Awarded the Good Housekeeping seal and a recommendation from the Skin Cancer Foundation, this moisturizer also claims to improve the skin’s ability to retain vital moisture without clogging pores.
We’ve all used Vaseline for our lips and hands, but did you know that it’s perfect for around the eyes at bedtime? Vaseline is made of 100% pure petroleum jelly, it’s hypoallergenic, and won’t clog pores, meaning that it’s good for a large portion of allergy sufferers. Tap a little around your eye area before you go to bed and let it do its magic while you sleep.
Coconut oil has been a hot product in the beauty industry for quite some time and just like Vaseline, this oil is great because it has just one magic ingredient. Coconuts are naturally packed with vitamin E and fatty acids that help nourish skin without leaving it too greasy. Plus, this stuff smells so good you’ll want to eat it and that’s okay because you can. Just make sure you get a separate container to keep in the kitchen to avoid cross contamination!
If you’re hesitant about what products to use, talk to your doctor before your try something new. Make sure to get a lesson on what ingredients could trigger your allergies and pause to read the labels before you buy.
Tomorrow, Netflix will premiere Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp with nearly the entire cast of 2001’s cult classic film returning to Camp Firewood for the eight episode series. Between watching Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler, and Marguerite Moreau make lakeside rounds in ringer tees and braids, and the Instagrams documenting the U.K.’s glamping-centric Wilderness festival that will inevitably fill our feeds next month, we’ve become rightly nostalgic for our own camping days. Luckily, there are a number of cabins, tents, yurts, and airstreams across the country that address our more grown-up needs: Think horseback riding, massages, and personal chefs in place of the swimming buddies and talent shows of yesteryear. Here, four beauty-centric glamping retreats that prove getting in touch with nature doesn’t mean forgoing electricity—and the beauty products we’ll be taking with us.
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Those who truly want to get away from it all can make like Donald Judd and decamp to the vast desert of West Texas’s Marfa, where this 21-acre site of Beyoncé-approved airstreams, safari tents, tepees, and yurts will become the backdrop for your mental and physical rejuvenation. In between biking to Judd’s art-filled airplane hangars, which put the town on the pilgrimage-worthy map in the seventies, and concerts at the nearby Ballroom Marfa, campers can lounge in hammock groves and soak in wood-fired hot tubs under the big Texas sky. Leave your dopp kit behind—El Cosmico’s store carries locally made soap, organic beauty products, and its own line of face oil, body oil, and perfume.
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Canvas yurts with skylights and private decks dot the precipitous cliffs of Big Sur. But Treebones’s guests can take in the uninterrupted ocean views from the property’s heated pool and hot tub, tree-branch-crafted “nest,” and farm-to-table restaurant, which sources produce straight from its on-site organic garden. Head out for a calorie torching hike and kayak session, and call ahead to have your in-room masseuse waiting for your return. Yoga can wait until tomorrow.
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Nightly bonfires and safari-style luxury tents (with heat, air conditioning, and electricity) set the tone at this Montana getaway, nestled at the junction of the Blackfoot River and Elk Creek. The 37,000-acre ranch and resort will reward your days spent fly fishing, practicing yoga, and riding horses amidst the Rocky Mountains with a restorative soak in your in-room copper tub or a detoxifying body wrap and shiatsu massage at the glampsite’s own “spa town.” Better yet, each tent comes equipped with its own butler and chef, meaning that your energy can be saved for tomorrow’s activities.
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Manhattanites need only cross the Williamsburg Bridge for a little rustic charm. The neighborhood plays host to a log cabin that marries the best of the country and the city: A vintage wood-burning potbelly stove neighbors a clawfoot tub surrounded by white subway tiles and a raw wooden sauna offers retreat before heading to dinner at one of the neighborhood’s charming restaurants. Sleeping in a rough-hewn wood frame bed means you won’t have to skip your Brooklyn Body Burn class in the morning. Before leaving, stock up on local beauty treasures, from the curated selection of lipsticks and cheek tints at Catbird’s jewel box boutique to SW Basics’ eco-minded transformative hibiscus face mask.
The next time you’re roaming the aisles of Costco in search of a lifetime supply of socks or a 164-pack of frozen pizzas, make sure you save time for a detour to the beauty section. You’ll be richly rewarded. Here, our favorite hair, skin, and makeup finds from the behemoth warehouse store. The latest from allure.com MillionaireMatch.com – the best dating site for sexy, successful singles!
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If it were up to us, Nordstrom’s anniversary sale would be deemed a national holiday. Children would be let out of school, banks would close, there’d be a parade—that’s how excited we get. And this year’s beauty offerings don’t disappoint: Here, awesome deals on 15 gorgeous finds you can score in Nordstrom stores and online July 17 through August 2. (Psst: If you’re a Nordstrom Rewards member, you can access the sale right now!) The latest from allure.com MillionaireMatch.com – the best dating site for sexy, successful singles!
The holiday weekend likely found you partaking in a variety of sun-drenched revelry. And while a pre-barbecue slathering of SPF cream may have kept skin hydrated, your hair is a different story. Sea-soaked, pool-dipped, generally exposed lengths are due for a bit of after-sun damage control—and the best restorative hair treatments this season start at the root.
Pre-rinse, reach for a softening scalp and hair oil like Phyto’s Huile D’Alès Hydrating Treatment, which, when left on for 30 minutes before washing, infuses hair with a blend of humidity-proofing castor, sage, lemon, rosemary, and juniper berry oils, or Rahua’s Hair Elixir, which transforms dry strands using a natural nut oil harvested in the Amazon rainforest and used for centuries by local women.
If build-up is the issue, O&M Original Detox Shampoo’s blend of cooling Australian river mint and peppermint oil removes chlorine—making the right conditioner that much more effective. Davines Su Hair Mask can be combed through for a day at the beach to minimize color fading and damage and used afterward to restore with antioxidant Vitamin C and shea butter. For good measure, try a lightweight tonic to smooth the cuticle, whether it’s Rodin by Recine’s addictive alchemic concoction of eight essential oils—apricot, calendula, sweet almond, sunflower, and neroli amongst them—or Fekkai’s Après Soleil Crème. Here, eight products designed to bring parched hair back to life, ensuring good memories and a healthy glow will be the only remnants of a long weekend spent sun-worshipping.
At my job interview here at allure.com, the editor straight-up asked if I was a beauty girl. Through the haze that shrouds all interview-related memories, I recall all-too-honestly confessing that I was generally too lazy to pull off masterful, salon-level blowouts or ten-step smoky eyes myself. But, I assured her, I was an absolute skin-care nutcase. (It was the first time I could seamlessly bring up my four years as a—top-selling, thank you very much!—sales associate at The Body Shop as a valid credential.) The college job embedded a serious respect for (and deep dependency on) vitamin C, shea butter, grape-seed oil, and other natural ingredients. During the past two years, my already-high skin-care standards have grown even loftier, and my beauty-product dance card has gone from full to overflowing. Here are its MVPs. The latest from allure.com MillionaireMatch.com – the best dating site for sexy, successful singles!
Sun, sand, and an ocean breeze make for a perfect summer day, but they also make a dry, tangled, brassy mess out of your hair. These 15 moisturizing, frizz-fighting, color-protecting, and wave-enhancing products promise to keep your strands looking and feeling healthy. The latest from allure.com MillionaireMatch.com – the best dating site for sexy, successful singles!
I love buying beauty products. Maybe too much. So when I read that women were saving time (and money!) by adopting their husband’s or boyfriend’s beauty routines, I decided to give it a go for a week. It was my own personal experiment to see what I really did—and didn’t—need after all. The latest from allure.com MillionaireMatch.com – the best dating site for sexy, successful singles!
Summer’s balmy temperatures and ocean views are best enjoyed in paper-thin slip dresses and modern maillots—which is to say that for the next three months, your skin will have its day in the sun. With that in mind, the season’s best products are designed to get your limbs glowing from the sanctuary of your bathtub. Mio’s body-perfecting dry brush does the trick before you turn on the water by boosting circulation and sloughing away dead skin particles, while the New York City superfacialist Mila Moursi’s Revitalizing & Beautifying Oil seals in nourishing Vitamins E, F, and A après shower and leaves behind a healthy sheen—essentially the perfect parentheticals to your bathing routine.
Much can be done from inside the tub as well: Clarisonic makes a whirring brush head specifically designed for the body that’s especially good at exfoliating elbows, knees, and feet. Follow it with Malin + Goetz’s addictive peppermint-scented bamboo and pumice scrub for a smooth canvas for self-tanner or sunscreen. In recent months, the top beauty companies have also managed to multitask effectively, designing breakthrough in-shower lotions that are, in some cases, more effective than a traditional body moisturizer. Jergens’s innovative in-shower lotion, which is applied to wet skin immediately after you’ve turned off the water, provides twice the moisture of a standard cream and locks in a blend of hydration and coconut oil when it’s smoothed over skin—no rinsing required. In need of an instant tan? St. Tropez’s In Shower Gradual Tan can be applied to clean, wet skin (and washed away three minutes later) to bestow a gradual golden effect to even the palest complexions while simultaneously providing a dose of moisture. Here’s to leaving your body looking and feeling all together born again.
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In a new video created by V.Point News and charity organization Plan U.K., six guys attempt to answer questions about different menstrual products and how each is used. From confused stares to worried looks, most of the dudes were underprepared for the period pop-quiz.
The dudes went through a whole spectrum of emotions on their crash course, including:
And, of course, awe:
“It looks like something the doctor checks your ears with,” one man said about a tampon. Another guy was having some trouble figuring out how women use a tampon: “This is some rocket science.”
When the host asked one man why he thinks people tend to not talk about menstruation, he responded: “The stigma around talking about menstruation is the bigger issue than [talking about] the tampon. No periods, no babies — no babies no future. So how important is it to understand about menstruation? It’s very important.” Preach.
From technologically advanced retinols to face creams that share ingredients with your cold-pressed juice, our daily beauty regimens have never been more diverse. Which begs the question: Do some of these products really need to be kept in the refrigerator rather than the medicine cabinet?
Some beauty brands think so. Los Angeles–based Odacité sells a mini-fridge designed to keep its antioxidant-rich serums at 54–59 degrees Fahrenheit so that plant extracts remain fresh for as long as possible. But before you start tossing bottles of wine and stalks of rhubarb to make room for mascaras and moisturizers, cosmetic chemist Ni’Kita Wilson and chemist turned facialist Kristina Holey say there are simple guidelines to follow when it comes to storing your beauty arsenal. Here, from dark bottles to the products you probably never imagined would share space with your Greek yogurt, are their three-step pro tips.
1. What to keep out of direct sunlight:
Both Wilson and Holey agree that nothing from your beauty haul should ever be exposed to the fluctuating temperatures of steamy bathrooms or sun-soaked windowsills, as heat and light can change chemical structures, degrading a product’s potency and possibly creating an environment for bacterial growth. But certain ingredients are more prone to temperature-caused destabilization and should always be kept cool: Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), retinol, benzoyl peroxide, DHA (an omega-3 fatty acid), and anything that’s preservative-free including organic lipsticks and cheek stains. Wilson stores these items on the lowest shelf in her home office, away from direct sunlight. “From my bedroom, my office is on the way to the bathroom, so it’s easy to pick them up and put them back,” she says. However, the latest high-tech nano formulas are more stable and Wilson says they don’t require “such tender loving care.” 2. What to keep in the dark:
Organic creams and serums, says Holey, should be treated like anything you would buy at the farmer’s market. “The key to using natural lines is to only buy what you will use in the next month or so for efficacy.” She evens trades out mascara and lipstick after about four weeks. Holey stores facial products in a black linen bag on her bedroom vanity. “I put facial oils on my body, so everything is in the same bag. I keep one bottle of In Fiore Face Oil Concentré in my purse. I move through it quickly so I’m not too concerned about it changing too much chemically,” she adds.
Dark bottles will also help prolong the efficacy of natural oils, serums, and sunscreens. But, the quickest tip for preserving any product is to put a lid on it. Oxidation—the chemical change that happens when oil comes into contact with air—can have more negative effects than temperature, resulting in spoiled solutions. Holey suggests closing bottles immediately after using them—especially if a shower is running—to keep out air and steam. 3. When keeping cool is necessary:
Some products, however, truly do last longer under cold temperatures, and the ones that will find a home among your produce may surprise you. Wilson acknowledges that she refrigerates her favorite perfumes, especially the “fine fragrances that I want to preserve for more than a year.” She says cold temperatures help slow the separation process of key ingredients in mixtures. “Nail polish is all about suspension,” she says. “Keeping the pigments suspended in the formula will preserve the life of the polish.”
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If you are anything like me, you find yourself awkwardly googling brand names in the middle of Ulta (Walgreens, Target, Nordstrom, etc, etc), trying to make sure they don’t test on animals. This process is not made any easier when you have grabbed 7 bottles (pots, creams, lotions, concealers, etc), and now have to decide under pressure, if they will hold up on a hot summer day.
So to save you some time, here is a list of 10 brands not tested on cute bunnies, that are also perfect if you have oily or combination skin.
TARTE: I love Tarte, and especially like their blushes. This brand was started by a lady entrepreneur (and you know #girlbosses are my jam) because she couldn’t find a makeup line that was all natural. So she made one herself! Ingredients are harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked in the sun, The blushes are highly pigmented and don’t feel sticky. “Watermelon” and “Natural Beauty” are my favorites! The ingredients are all non toxic, and you can feel good about putting them on your skin! It’s practically like doing a mud treatment, right?
NYX: I love this brand. They have tons of great products and it is super affordable! You can find it almost anywhere and it is totally animal friendly. My faves are the liquid black liner, and the kohl liner.
HOURGLASS: The Immaculate foundation by Hourglass is a bit different then what you may be used to. It has sort of a whipped texture, and dries very fast on the skin, so make sure to be quick. I prefer to apply it with a buffing motion using a flat foundation brush myself. I used this on my wedding day after trying approximately 12 different foundations, as my worst fear was being shiny and oily on my day! This thing DID NOT move. Combine with the Becca Primer and your face will not move for days (but I hope you wash it that night).
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS: The Brow Wiz. Alright now, let’s talk about the Brow Wiz. This is BY FAR, the best eyebrow product I have ever used in my life. I am obsessed and have gone through 5 in the last 2 years. They are amazingly thin and accurate, something I find very helpful, and perfectly pigmented, so that even if you have a heavy hand you won’t be looking like Martin Scorsese! I. am. addicted.
URBAN DECAY: If you haven’t heard yet, the Naked Palettes are amazing. The powders are super pigmented, and in combination with a good primer, do not crease at all! I personally use the Naked 2, and in my opinion it’s the best and most blend-able for my skin tone (olive).
BECCA:The Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector is the real deal. It is SUPER thick and super long-lasting. Recommended for your longer wear days, as it is truly a matte finish. One bottle has lasted me over a year! If you have oily skin, maybe get a sample at Sephora before investing the $ 36! It’s one of those I like to have for hot and humid days, as it is too heavy duty for every-day wear.
PHILOSOPHY: This is such a fun and clean brand. I love all the smells and how effective the skin care is. I love using Amazing Grace for cleaning my makeup brushes, because it doesn’t leave any residue, and I am a total NO RESIDUE lover!
BARE ESCENTUALS: The Warmth Bronzer has been my favorite since High School. It just does something amazing for your face no matter what complexion you have. It immediately warms it up, with an almost photoshop-like effect. It’s pure love between us. This brand is totally bunny friendly and natural, and I recommend you trying some of their products as you are sure to love at least one.
KAT VON D: The Lock It concealer is one of my favorites! It is heavy duty, no transfer, almost like the stuff they make for covering up tattoos. It is also oil and paraben-free, which is a total plus!
ALBA BOTANICA: This brand has several skin and hair care products, of which my favorite is the oil-free moisturizer. They smell great and are non-toxic as well!
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