Face masks are the ultimate treat-yourself moment, when you can nourish your skin and take twenty minutes to just relax. Pinterest, Reddit, and YouTube are full of DIY face mask recipes with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen pantry. Five ELLE.com editors put five DIY face masks to the test to see if
The one thing everyone talks about with laser hair removal is the pain. When I’d tell friends I was considering it, they’d warn me with anecdotes like, “It hurts 10 times more than a Brazilian wax” or “It’s worse than getting a tattoo.” Then, they’d always follow up with, “It’s worth it!!” Never having to
Cold weather calls for cool hair. This winter, consider styles that stand up to the elements—high ponytails, Zulu knots, and more. Clayton Hawkins, the hairstylist who has worked with Elizabeth Olsen, Dakota Johnson, and Vanessa Hudgens provides major hair inspiration, ahead. Full Pony Hawkins pulls inspiration form Amanda Brugel and Gabrielle Union’s recent textured ponytails.
As someone who has struggled with controlling oil production on my face (I’ve tried primers, powders, marshmallow cushions, you name it), I consider myself an expert in all methods of mattifying. And while having oily skin is not a bad thing—hello, fountain of youth—I personally am not a fan of that shiny film that pops
My skin and I have a very complicated relationship. We’ve been through periods of true bliss and times of terror. We’re that on-again, off-again couple you love to hate, like Ross and Rachel from Friends…except I have yet to see if we fall back in love in the end. Often, I find myself internally screaming
It’s time we finally beat hair removal’s worst enemy: ingrown hair. Also known as bikini burns or razor bumps, they’re painful, irritating, and annoyingly prone to popping up just before beach vacations and romantic nights. Thankfully Marta Camkiran, an aesthetician at Haven Spa in New York, has a foolproof plan for fighting ingrown hairs commonly
There’s a dilemma I face nearly every morning I want to have a good hair day: Do I want clean hair or styled hair? If I wash my hair, I barely have enough time to dry it, let alone curl it. If I want perfect curls, I have to push the limits of dry shampoo
Okay, fine, the thought of taking a prickly cactus to your face doesn’t exactly scream self care and relaxation. But, there’s a reason those little guys thrive in the desert’s dry air: they’re full of ultra-hydrating H2O that sustains them over during long dry spells. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below We’ve seen a surge in
Scrolls through Instagram are shining a little bit brighter as of late thanks to (be)jewelers everywhere working overtime on crystal-encrusted hair clips. When banana clips hit the runway this fashion week season I was a bit…nervous. Would the ostentatious and extremely extra hair pieces we’d seen on the runway lose steam? Was I destined to
This serum contains a whopping total of 23 vitamins the skin uses for therapeutic functions on top of retinol. The vitamins are derived from botanical sources like flax seed, a known source of omega-3 fatty acids, that are known to prevent irritation and Yarrow, an ancient herbal medicine, that has brightening properties for the skin.
“Eyebrow gel is the easiest way to tame brows and make them look fuller and groomed,” says makeup artist Tasha Brown, who works with Yara Shahidi, Logan Browning, and Maggie Betts. “I use clear brows gel and brush brows upwards and out for basic grooming. My go-to technique is to use a brow powder and
“I love getting ready in the morning,” said no one, ever. It’s no secret that waking up at the crack of dawn for work or school can be tough. Whether you’re a student, an overworked millennial, or a vet, early mornings typically begin with the sweet sound of your hand smashing the snooze button repeatedly
Tom Ford Eye Shadow Blend Brush 13 sephora.com $56.00 “The bristles are soft enough to blend a wash of color but have [the] density to pack on pigment,” Park says. “The slightly tapered shape distributes shadow evenly, hugging perfectly along the crease.” Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Laura Mercier Flat
Getty ImagesIuliia Isaieva After years of bleaching and dying, near-daily heat-styling and endless hair product testing, my hair has had it. All the warning signs of damage were there: split ends, breakage and shorter hair at the roots. Dullness and brittle ends. But instead of chopping it all off into a pixie (which I very
You already know that Sephora’s hallowed shelves are stocked with the best of makeup brands, but don’t sleep on its in-house makeup line, Sephora Collection. It’s my secret go-to for affordable alternatives to all my favorite beauty staples, from a $10 liner that’s comparable to Urban Decay’s 24/7, to a $14 concealer that gives Tarte
The art of braiding is nothing new, but with new hairstylists emerging everyday on social media the game is ever-changing. Even the most seasoned braiders can take inspiration from the new social-fluent young guns. GuinGui has been braiding for over fifteen years but still turns to the new wave of talent on Instagram and YouTube
How do you start your day when you’re waking up to more than 7 million Instagram followers? Spoiler alert: It’s a bit more complicated than coffee and emails. In this episode of ELLE’s Waking Up With, we tap global style influencer Camila Coelho for her best morning beauty hacks. Watch Coelho start her day with
Last June, during New York’s pride parade, Lady Gaga had a rare day off. She and her crew just landed in the city and wanted to go out to a bar. As always, her longtime glam team—makeup artist Sarah Tanno and hair stylist and wig maker Frederic Aspiras—rose to the occasion. In ten minutes, Tanno
For Your Friend Who Has Their Sh*t Together Tory Burch Deluxe Mini Coffret sephora.com $40.00 Next time you see your bestie (who has scheduled you into their perfectly organized calendar for weeks), surprise them with Tory Burch’s scent trio gift set. The pack contains three signature Burch scents, with notes of peony, tuberose and grapefruit, and
Vibrant hair color, glowing skin, bold makeup—there’s not a dull moment to be found in this season’s trend. Must Dew On nails: Essie Nail Polish in Minimalistic ($9). Earrings, Fendi. YULIA GORBACHENKO Advertisement – Continue Reading Below This fall, a luminous complexion is the basis for every look—and an absolute must if you want to
Forget the Kardashians—are you keeping up with Deciem? Over the first three months of 2018, the Toronto-based, self-proclaimed “abnormal beauty company” captivated the beauty industry with its series of unpredictable events: messy public firings; Instagram mayhem including photos of garbage dumps, dead sheep, and fights with followers; and alarming accounts of an abusive work environment.
Folio Id – Dan Carabas / trunkar Don’t just grab what will look good on Instagram—choose a mask with ingredients that cater to your complexion concerns. Acne Eradicators Acne is the most common skin condition, and one of the most powerful ingredients for eliminating it is salicylic acid (find it in Kora Organics Turmeric Brightening
If you, too, suffer from “leg hair that gives [your] legs a 5 o’clock shadow” and would prefer not to, let ELLE.com lead you down a hairless path. From affordable drugstore buys to a silver razor that conjures up the old-timey shaves in luxurious boudoirs, your next shave will never be the same. Shop our
Instagram/@ladysuite_beauty Is your vagina supposed to have its very own multi-step skincare routine? If the recent rise in intimate beauty brands like The Perfect V, Queen V, Deo Doc, VMagic, Lady Suite, and Two L(i)ps have any say, the answer is a resounding yes. There are exfoliators, cleansers, special bar soaps, wipes, sprays, “LIP” BALM