Green tea “Green tea is truly one of the only natural fat-burning drinks available to the consumer,” insists Mike Clancy, trainer and certified nutrition lifestyle coach. “[It] has a strong antioxidant profile. The high amount of EGCG—epigallocatechin gallate—triggers enzymes that get fat cells to release their stored fat and increase the amount of fat used
Morgan O’Donovan for ELLE.com Something was hidden under Dior’s veiled bucket hats, but alas, it wasn’t a free saddle bag. Instead, the in-the-know detail was a wowzer! graphic eye by Peter Philips, who called it “a cartoon” based on the ’60s fashion fantasy film, Who Are You, Polly Magoo? (It’s on Amazon Prime if you’re
Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer maybelline.com It’s already shaping up to be the year of clear, radiant skin. Beauty trends are leaning away from intense eye makeup and toward a glowy, glassy, glossy canvas. When it comes to achieving a luminous complexion, skipping concealer is a big no-no—especially in some specific instances.
Angelina Jolie has the pout. Kerry Washington has the sky-high cheekbones. I…have dry, flaky skin. For as long as I can remember, dull, dry skin has always been a part of “my brand.” I can whip up a flawless, glowing facebeat using a mix of my favorite luminous foundations (hi, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation)
Feb 25, 2019 You know that what you wash your face with can completely make or break your complexion. That’s because your cleanser can determine how naturally glowy and hydrated your skin is, how often you breakout, plus how your skin reacts to every product you apply next. Skincare experts say it’s surprisingly common to
Backseat Facebeat /bak •sēt/ fās•bēt VERB; the act of applying your makeup, flawlessly, in the back of moving vehicle. In a hurry but still want to look bomb? Don’t worry, we got you. Meet Backseat Facebeat, ELLE.com’s new beauty series where a celebrity makeup artist (or celebrity!) creates the ultimate Backseat Facebeat while in the
When I vocalized to the ELLE.com office that I was struggling with pain from grinding my teeth while I sleep—and thinking about getting botox in my jawline—my coworkers Ariana, Kat, and Madi immediately vocalized that they also suffer from jaw pain from unintentional grinding. “What is wrong with you people?” asked Nikki, our style director.
Outlast All-Day Moisturizing Lip Color in Red Hot COVERGIRL amazon.com $8.99 $7.04 (22% off) I will never get over how genius this two-step lipstick formula is. First, you apply the liquid color and let it dry. Then, you apply the nourishing balm and marvel at how zero of the color transfers. It won’t get on
Tip #5 Don’t use concealer as a primer If you want to avoid that dreaded creasing on your eyeshadow throughout the day, Parsons advises against using concealer on the eyes as a base. “Forget about the primer, forget about the concealer. Just start with a waterproof shadow stick, blend it out with a brush so
ImaxtreeMatteo Valle Most items in your makeup collection are easily replaceable. Once you get tired of an eyeshadow palette or a blush, there are hundreds of other options on the market to take its place. However, there is one item most makeup lovers will never change: their eyelash curler. Eyelash curlers are one of those
It’s never too early to start thinking about your spring sandals game. While it may be 22 degrees outside, the second it hits above 50, you know you’re going to want to be ready to sport those new strappy heels with pride. Thanks to the bitter cold and a daily routine of stuffing our lower
Getty ImagesEdward Berthelot Last August, an 11-year-old Louisiana student was the subject of discrimination for wearing a braided extension hairstyle to school, a hairstyle that apparently went against the school’s “natural hair only” policy. Before that, another teen from Florida was told her afro was “extreme and faddish and out of control,” and a high
So, you’re over getting a typical Swedish massage. Maybe the pressure isn’t intense enough, or you’re looking for a more holistic approach to massage, or you’re just bored of the same old thing. Enter Ayurvedic massage, a treatment based on Ayurveda, a system of alternative medicine developed in India nearly 3,000 years ago. According to
Shake & Shot Rubber Masks Dr. Jart+ sephora.com $12.00 While my dreams of being a mixologist have subsided, Dr. Jart ‘s Shake & Shot DIY mask kit allows me to live in my fantasy world for a few minutes. With just a shake of the faux soda can, you can whip up the perfect cocktail for your skin.
Côte d’Azur Revitalizing Hand Wash Oribe oribe.com $36.00 “I love Oribe’s products for a lot of reasons, but the number one reason I keep going back is the signature Côte d’Azur scent. It has notes of jasmine, sandalwood, and bergamot and I slather it all over my body via the body wash, shampoo, conditioner, hand
On Valentine’s Day you likely saw roses everywhere, being carried to girlfriends, wives, husbands, boothangs and loved ones across your city. But, the power of a rose can last a lot longer than a February 14th bouquet, and we’re not talking about hanging a few flowers upside down on your wall to dry. Instead, we
Promotes Weight Loss How: The fiber found in avocados—which is more than in many traditional fruits—allows you to feel full longer and improves digestive health. According to Adita Yrizarry-Lang, a holistic lifestyle coach, health professional and author in Miami, “When it comes to weight loss, fiber is a big plus: It helps to clean us
Instagram@adrianalima via Ysa Perez In a world where many models claim their beauty secret involves “just drinking a lot of water,” and that they love “eating a burger once in a while,” it’s refreshing when someone like Adriana Lima heads to Instagram to get candid about all the measures she takes, sharing sweaty selfies after
House 99 by David Beckham Bold Statement Tattoo Body Moisturizing Cream ulta.com $26.00 David Beckham (a heavily tattooed man himself) has a beauty line that’s a hidden gem. The cream was designed specifically for hydrating and protecting your skin art. It also boasts SPF 50 to block out UV rays that can cause colored tattoos to
Gel manicures are one of the greatest beauty inventions. They’re chip-resistant and have longevity no regular nail lacquer could compete with. I’d get them all the time if there wasn’t one glaring downside: Removal. I dread getting gels because they can’t come off with a simple swipe of acetone. Nope, you have to soak and
Instagram/@songofstyle via Sophia Li It’s time to dig up your stash of Goody because barrettes, the hair accessory from your childhood, are making a comeback. New York Fashion Week attendees have anointed them the “it” accessory to wear. From traditional snap clips (a trend we started seeing in 2018), to bejeweled worded clips that say
CHRIS COLLS Sun protection is a must for your skin and your hair. “Hair could be compared to a beautiful piece of fruit, having an outside ‘skin’ like the hair’s cuticle to protect it. Once the outside of either gets damaged, the inside loses its excellence,” says Kate Reid, editorial colorist and Design Director of
Cushnie Cushnie’s models walked the runway in monochromatic look, with the eyes, cheeks, and lips all in matching terra cotta. Makeup artist Grace Lee said she was inspired by a “’70s vibe” and used a mix of two lipstick shades—Maybelline’s Color Sensational Made for All Lipstick in Mauve for Me and Spice for Me—as eyeshadow
When Instagram first debuted in 2010, people welcomed the democratic, visual platform enthusiastically. Anyone who took pretty pictures could rise to fame. Any business with aesthetic branding could explode on e-commerce. For beauty brands, however, it’s become clear that mastering the platform is far more complex, involving a dizzying set of decisions before clicking “share.”