Beauty

Courtesy of Hermès Beauty This past March, the Birkin bag of lipsticks arrived and sold out almost immediately—full of the promise that you would win best beauty on your full Zoom social calendar. If you didn’t have the chance to snag the first collection, pout no longer, Hermès hive—the brand is launching its Fall/Winter 2020
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The natural instinct is to hug. But Shirley Paul, a salon regular in her forties, offers her stylist, Ursula Stephen, a hesitant elbow bump instead. “It’s my COVID hug,” Stephen says through a protective mask bearing her initials, “US,” of the now socially acceptable greeting. “I miss hugging people,” Paul says. It’s mid-June, and three
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New York Fashion Week went virtual this year, but that didn’t stop designers from presenting their latest innovations for next season, complete with some stunning hair looks. From brands like Oribe to Bumble & Bumble, the industry’s best hairstylists kicked off fashion month armed with personal protective equipment and lots of hairspray, ready to make
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Kerron Riley / EyeEmGetty Images Few things feel as luxurious as having incredibly smooth skin—100% cashmere and silk pillowcases are up there—but achieving it by shaving is time-consuming and often causes bumps and ingrown hairs. If you haven’t started a head-to-toe waxing routine yet, now is the time to start: The benefits are tenfold. “Because
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Courtesy of Press OfficeImaxtree Once upon a time (aka earlier this year), beauty editors huddled backstage at Fashion Week, recorder in hand, and asked the world’s most famous makeup artists like Pat McGrath questions like, “What was your inspiration for this beauty look?” Times are different. We’re no longer entering the New York Public Library’s
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Add some sparkle to your look with these 28 shimmering products and trends. Add some glitter to your life with glitter sneakers, glitterage hair, glitter lipstick, and glitter nails. Crystal crowns, bejeweled fairy gowns, and crystal-embellished tights add some shine to your wardrobe. With sparkling options for your hair, face, nails, clothes, and shoes, this
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When the world stopped back in March, Jenna Dewan had just welcomed her second child, a baby boy, with fiancé Steve Kazee. The actress and World of Dance host found herself in the same boat as new moms around the world, navigating quarantine with a newborn. During this time, Dewan found comfort in wellness, becoming
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Imagine a podcast that gets around 3 million downloads a month, but no one is meant to listen to it. During Drew Ackerman’s Sleep With Me, the host tells mind-numbing bedtime stories solely to put you to sleep. Not a bad business model, considering that up to 70 million Americans report some kind of sleep
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How does one launch a makeup line in 2020—a year mired in mistakes, change, chaos, rule-breaking, and shape-shifting? If you’re Swedish fragrance brand Byredo—you embrace it all. Founder & Creative Director Ben Gorham and innovative makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench imbued that spirit into the brand’s first foray into cosmetics. It’s a six-product launch that tosses
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Thirty seconds, roughly time for one question, is how long I have to divine something from Selena Gomez, singer, actress, humanitarian, and one of the most-followed-human on Instagram. Gomez is sitting at her home, surrounded by products from Rare Beauty, a 16-piece makeup collection that launches at Sephora today, Thursday, September 3rd, on a Zoom
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Every dermatologist we interview can’t stop talking about the benefits of microneedling. The minimally invasive treatment can be used all over the body—from scalp to ankles—to improve the appearance of scars, boost collagen, or encourage hair growth. The practice dates back to 1995 but has gained significant traction in recent years thanks to new technology—and
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A Thai massage is truly a full-body experience. People should be prepared to participate in this interactive therapy, as the masseuse climbs all over them to work with and move their body. See more from Grand Central Bodywork: https://www.grandcentralbodywork.com/ https://www.facebook.com/grandcentralbodywork/ BEAUTY INSIDER believes everyone should shine from hair to makeup and everything in between. Life
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Rosalía is officially entering the beauty game. After conquering the music world earlier this year at the Grammy’s, the singer and ELLE summer cover star is MAC’s newest VIVA GLAM Ambassador. “The Barcelona-born singer, songwriter and record producer embodies passion, courage and originality that inspires us and her fans across the world,” MAC announced in
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There are hair rites of passage in Black women’s lives: the first salon appointment, the first treatment, the first blow out, the big chop, the natural transition, the weave, and the braid up. And then, of course, there’s the first moment of isolation and feeling of other from those who don’t understand the history, the
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Back in January, or a full lifetime ago in the year 2020, the Black girl coalition at ELLE.com—Nerisha Penrose, Angel Lenise, and I—came together to create an editorial package centering the joy and beauty of our communities. The brief was simple: How can we use our platform to spotlight the beauty of Blackness in all
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