How to Clean Makeup Brushes

Your brushes are the backbone of your beauty kit. Every time your blush shimmers in the sun, a brush gets its angel wings. Flawless foundation application that has you looking more and more like Beyoncé everyday? Pay your respects to a brush (or beauty blender!). So, let’s talk keeping these sacred tools clean. Brush cleaning is an essential part of your beauty routine: It involves the removal of residual makeup, dirt, and oils. “Buildup of dirt and oils on your makeup brushes can cause acne breakouts and possibly rashes called…

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Artis Palm Brush Mini Review

Recently, I found myself staring at my box of beauty tools in horror. It was stuffed with upwards of 30 brushes in every shape and size, sponges, wads of silicone, and even vibrator-esque applicators all meant to do the same thing: make my makeup look undetectable. In a fit of Marie Kondo-like binge cleaning, I decided enough was enough. These brushes couldn’t possibly all “spark joy”…nor all be necessary for a smooth complexion. Thankfully, I got a hold of the new Artis Palm Brush-Mini ($52) and it made cutting down…

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The 5 Best Tricks For Fixing A Broken Nail

The dreaded broken nail. First thing first: It’s important to take proper care to prevent infection and treat the wound. That’s where we come in! We reached out to Dr. Dana Stern, a dermatologist specializing in nail care, to discuss what exactly you should be doing to care for your broken nails. Ahead, Dr. Stern, MD, shares her best tips and tricks for combatting broken nails. Plus, we included some of the best YouTube tutorials for the different methods of broken nail care. 1 The Tea Bag Method Step 1:…

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This Is the Chocolate Wizard Who Helped Kim Kardashian Break the Internet

Unless you’ve been living under a rock—or were trapped inside a giant chocolate heart—you must have seen the very Instagram-friendly, chocolate hearts designed for Kim Kardashian West’s latest fragrance drop. A select number of Kimoji fragrances were given the temporary shelter of a lifetime when they were packaged in edible chocolate hearts and delivered to influencers, celebs, and media. You know the ones—they were crushed by wooden gavels in countless videos and Boomerangs. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below So who was the mastermind behind Kim Kardashian’s latest internet-breaking stunt? His…

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Cute Easter Nail Designs – 23 Nails Looks to Try For Easter Sunday

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Vintage Florals Starting with a nude base, hand-paint your nails (and, optionally, your fingers) in a vintage floral pattern, e.g., your grandma’s couch. Our tip is to paint one color at a time for your entire hand with a thin brush, letting it dry before moving on to a new polish. Design by @ladycrappo Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Rosé Dots Try a faded geometric design in a pink gradation, using white as a base…

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17 Men Share Their Skincare Routines

Feb 6, 2018 Skincare! It’s a thing we love, invest in, and like to talk (and argue) about—of course I want to know what you slather on your face every night that makes you glow like Beyoncé the next day. And while most of the people we hear from when it comes to beauty are women, dudes have a lot to say too. We asked a bunch of guys about their routines. At first responses came in whispers, then in waves. Suddenly, men were divulging face mask schedules, extensive multi-step…

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10 Best Pink Nail Polishes for 2018- Flattering Pink Nail Polish Shades for Every Skin Tone

No other nail color compares to pink when we’re talking range. There’s everything from your-nails-but-better neutral to under-the-sea coral and, of course, millennial pink. From nude to neon, here are 10 rosy lacquers ELLE loves. Chanel in Organd​i “I’m one of those nails-must-match-your-lips girls. Since I’m the proud owner of every single nude lipstick in the world—seriously—my nails normally follow said flesh-tone suit. That’s why this pink polish is my favorite. It walks the nude-meets-pink line, and is an everyday neutral that’d work on anyone’s hands.” – Angel Lenise, ELLE.com…

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E-Commerce Site Olivela Launches Beauty Category

Beauty routines are inherently about being selfish—in the best way. You’re taking time for yourself to take care of yourself, to feel like the best version of yourself. Luxury e-commerce site Olivela is now here to turn those private beauty rituals into an opportunity for public good. Today, it introduces the addition of a beauty category featuring beloved brands like By Terry, Christian Louboutin, and Sisley Paris. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Olivela first launched in June 2017 with fashion brands like Stella McCartney, Valentino, and Dolce & Gabbana. It…

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How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Under Eyes

What’s really to blame for under-eye darkness? Genetics often play a role in discoloration, notes dermatologist Rebecca Baxt, MD. If your parents both have hyperpigmentation in the area, you could, too. According to dermatologist Heidi Waldorf, MD, aging can also cause volume depletion under the eyes, resulting in hollowed-out shadows. Some people, especially those with thin, pale skin, have superficial blood vessels, which results in a reddish-purple hue showing through. Allergies are also a big culprit, and frequent eye rubbing can cause thickening and darkening in the area. And, of…

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Joan Smalls Serves Up Sweet But Never Saccharine Beauty Looks

Christian Ferretti Photographed By Christian Ferretti, Makeup By Violette, and Styled By Samira Nasr Feb 2, 2018 “These are the colors that, to me, convey wintertime glamour,” says makeup pro Violette, referring to the plush palette she used to magnify smoldering supe Joan Smalls’s distinctive features. A social media phenom with more than 150,000 Instagram followers—not to mention her wildly popular YouTube tutorials—Violette is famous for her dexterity with textures and hues. Now she’s bringing her signature French chic to beauty-biz grande dame Estée Lauder. As the brand’s global beauty…

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Maya Smith Is Putting a ’90s Spin on Natural Hair Care

As a black woman, there are a number of things I demand from my haircare line. I want it to support my natural hair, I want it to emphasize my baby hairs and treat my frizz, and I want it to produce results as quickly as possible. Now, imagine that same haircare line is also a black female-owned business (!!!) with a retro hip-hop style that’s stocked at Target. This describes The Doux, created by the brilliant mind of Maya Smith. Smith is the creative director, stylist, and owner of…

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Kate Middleton Now Has a Lipstick Shade Named After Her

You already know how to get a princess-approved manicure (use this $9 Essie polish), but now thanks to Charlotte Tilbury, you can have a royal makeup look as well. The makeup brand just released two new lipsticks, named Legendary Queen and The Duchess, inspired by Charlotte Tilbury’s love of the royal family. Legendary Queen is a soft, matte wine color while The Duchess is a tea-rose pink, something you could totally picture on the lips of Kate Middleton herself. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below The Duchess, $34; charlottetilbury.com SHOP Courtesy…

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Why I Want to Talk About the Mascara I Wore to My Dad’s Funeral

The first time I got detention, Dad was thrilled. It was 7th grade in suburbia, and fractions were boring me senseless. Silently, I shoved my math book aside, replacing it with Making Faces. Kevyn Aucoin’s book of makeup masterpieces was a personal treasure—Dad got two copies, so I could have my own—and it never failed to rescue me in times of torture, i.e. all of 7th grade. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Here’s how this specific slice of hell went down: a field hockey captain spotted Gwyneth Paltrow in Aucoin’s…

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Celebrities Are All Wearing Ardell False Lashes

When I was in college, hitting up the local drugstore for a pair of Ardell false lashes was as essential to my “going-out” ritual as pre-gaming with shots of cheap tequila. Every weekend, without fail, I bought a new pair because crying, sweat from dancing, overzealous mascara application, or a combination of all three would inevitably ruin them in one night. I never minded because Ardell was always affordable—and those $5 strips made me feel like a million bucks. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below While my weekends now consist of…

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Rihanna May Have Teased New Fenty Beauty Lipstick and Eye Shadow

Every beauty product Rihanna touches turns to gold—or at least sells out, fast. Since its launch in September 2017, Fenty Beauty has been dominating the makeup industry with every launch generating more excitement than the last. In late December, Rih blessed us all with her 14-shade Mattemoiselle lipstick range. Now, it looks like her next drop may involve even more lipstick and colorful eyeshadow. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below As first noted by Allure, makeup artist Priscilla Ono gave exact details about Rihanna’s first beauty look worn at the Grammys,…

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Lupita Nyong’o Wears Hair Sculpture at Black Panther Premiere

Getty Images Advertisement – Continue Reading Below For the Black Panther premiere in Hollywood, celebrities walking the carpet went all out with colorful fashion choices. Lupita Nyong’o stepped it up with a killer beauty look to match her royal purple Atelier Versace gown. Her sculptural hair, in particular, was a showstopper. Nyong’o’s longtime hair stylist Vernon Francois created the look, which featured a thin gold headband and vertical updo. The actress elaborated on Instagram that the look was an homage to the Fulani hairstyles captured by Nigerian photographer J. D….

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Kate Middleton’s Hairdresser Instagrams What She Packs For A Royal Tour With The Duchess

Kate Middleton’s private hairdresser, Amanda Cook Tucker, has revealed that she too struggles to pack for a trip away with the Duchess. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Ahead of Kate and Prince William’s royal tour in Sweden this week, Middleton’s hairdresser posted a picture to her private Instagram of what exactly she packs for a four-day trip with the royals. “Think that’s everything! #worktrip #packing,” she captioned the post showcasing various products and tools spread out on a wooden table. The post went viral on social media among royals style…

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How to Match Hairstyle to Neckline

We’ve all been there before: You find the perfect dress for a special occasion, you look amazing trying it on, but then, slight panic sets in. What the hell are you going to do with your hair? Narrow down all the infinite possibilities with this one tip from Herbal Essences celebrity hair stylist Bridget Brager: it’s all about the neckline. Brager, who works with countless stars including January Jones, Kristen Stewart, and Margot Robbie, tells ELLE.com the pre-red carpet plan for her clients always involves evaluating the cut of a…

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Anti-Aging Skincare Tips – Dermatologist Recommended Anti-Aging Products

When it comes to looking good, skincare regimens and little black books holding the names of preferred dermatologists are often well-guarded secrets. But ELLE knows that when women help one another, everyone wins. At the inaugural Pro Talks panel, moderated by award-winning journalist and women’s rights advocate Tamron Hall, top skin experts discussed what really works—and no one’s holding back. Scientist and vice president of skin biology & bioactives at Estée Lauder Dr. Nadine Pernodet, renowned dermatologist Dr. Joely Kaufman, and celebrity facialist Gina Mari share the five rules for…

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44 Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts of 2018

1 of 44 Emma Stone Emma Stone gives her short haircut an old Hollywood vibe with soft waves. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 2 of 44 Alexa Chung Alexa Chung pulls off the cool-girl lob with ease. (Lob means long bob for you squares.) Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 of 44 Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson’s pixie is updated with whimsical bangs brushed to the sides. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 4 of 44 Kate Hudson Kate Hudson’s pixie has a nice two-tone effect with her dark roots and blonde…

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Glossier Reveals Its Newest Product on Beyoncé at the Grammys

This is one of those all-stars-aligning moment: a cult-favorite beauty brand and, well, everyone’s favorite, Beyoncé, have joined forces. Glossier took to Instagram to announce that not only was Queen Bey wearing the brand, but, the post hinted, she was wearing a new, not-yet-launched product. Captioned “Beyoncé wears ___ in ___ (coming soon), Boy Brow in Brown, Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream, and Perfecting Skin Tint in Dark + Dee” the post revealed the details of Bey’s look created by Sir John. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below It looks like…

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Exactly How Lady Gaga Got Her Grammys 2018 Beauty Look

Between her breathtaking performance and epic dress-jumpsuit, there was plenty of reason to pay attention to Lady Gaga at the 2018 Grammys. What really blew me away, however, was her beauty look. From her Daenerys Targaryen-worthy long “corset” braids to her dazzling glitter smoky eye, she hit all the right marks. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Let’s start with the sparkly eyes. I MEAN: Getty Images Because of all that glitter, I guessed the eye look must’ve taken, oh, an hour or so of meticulous application. When I asked her…

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Alicia Keys Makeup Free Photos

“I don’t want to cover up anymore,” Alicia Keys wrote in Lenny Letter last month, as she declared her #nomakeup movement. “Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.” Indeed, Keys has been a living testament to those words; whether she’s performing at a major sports event or on the set of SNL, the singer has gone in front of live audiences and on television cameras with no products, just her bare, radiant face on…

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Meghan Markle’s Manicure Is Surprisingly Affordable

Meghan Markle’s enviable style has only become even more impeccable since her engagement to Prince Harry was announced. From her impossibly chic outfits, to her sold out purse choices, people all over the world are trying to replicate Markle’s style. And now, it’s possible to get the exact same manicure as her too. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below According to Us Weekly, Markle goes to a particular London-based salon for all of her beauty needs. As well as having her brows shaped by beauty therapists in the salon, Markle apparently…

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Fenty Beauty Is Projected to Outsell Kylie Cosmetics

Since its launch in September 2017, Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty has shaken the entire beauty industry with its commitment to diversity and blockbuster sales numbers. According to a new WWD report, the company is now projected to outsell its celebrity-fronted counterparts, namely, Kylie Cosmetics and KKW Beauty. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below New data from online research firm Slice Intelligence claims Fenty Beauty’s sales in its first month of operation were five times Kylie Cosmetics’. In its second month, Fenty sales were 34 percent higher than Kylie’s sales. To put that…

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11 Best Face Sunscreens for Spring and Summer 2018

If adding sunblock to your morning regimen feels like an unnecessary step, consider this statement from the Skin Cancer Foundation: “More than 90 percent of the visible skin changes associated with aging are caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays.” AKA, wrinkles. When it comes to protecting your face from UVA and UVB rays, the safest look is a baseball cap, sunglasses, and—most importantly—a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 20 to 50. Here, 11 ELLE editors share their favorite sunscreens for the face. It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream…

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Kim Kardashian Breaks Down Her Favorite Anti-Aging Products

but if you have sensitive skin and want to look like Kim K, give it a try (just know that retinol takes about four to six months to start working; sooorry).Kim Kardashian looks good. Like, even without all of her perfectly applied makeup and lashes, you can tell her skin looks hella smooth and firm. And sure, having really good skin isn’t necessarily an Olympic feat when you’re a megastar with a zillion dollars, but apparently, you don’t actually need to be rich to get Kim’s glow—you can just pick…

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Jackie Aina Addresses Racism in Beauty Industry with Black and White Tutorial

Since starting her channel nine years ago, Jackie Aina has established herself as one of the most influential vloggers in the beauty industry. With over two million subscribers on YouTube, she’s always used her platform to not only share makeup reviews and tutorials, but also be an advocate for black women. If a major makeup brand fails to be inclusive, you bet she’ll say something. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Amidst recent controversy over makeup brands’ new foundation launches lacking deeper shades, Aina’s latest tutorial takes aim at people who…

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