Part of CoverGirl’s new Clean Fresh collection—the next generation of the brand’s Clean line, formulated without talc, parabens, formaldehyde, phthalates, mineral oil and sulfates—this lip oil hits the mark. Each of the six, high-shine hues (including clear) aren’t sticky in the least and taste like candy.
For those who want the silky feel of a lip oil but the coverage of a lip stain, this is the winner. The trio of hazelnut, jojoba and organic cranberry oils make for a supremely silky feel, and the color is equal parts bold and shiny.
An oil-meets-gloss hybrid, this moisturizing lippie was a crowd favorite in our office from the second we tried it. Brand founder Sheena Yaitanes spent more than a year formulating it and was pickier than ever with the selection of each clean ingredient to ensure it was perfect. And we can attest, it is.
Toss your balm and reach for this luxurious moisturizer—it’s not super new, but the brand just added three gorgeous new shades; b. brilliant is my favorite—which makes dry lips a thing of the past thanks to bilberry seed oil, vitamin E and milk thistle extract. Trust me, one swipe with the extra-cushiony doe-foot applicator and you’ll be hooked.
Adopting a healthy diet is not as easy as it seems. In my experience with trying to eat healthier I’ve found that the kitchen cleanup is heftier, the groceries are more expensive, and my fresh produce goes bad within a few days. Up until now, this healthy-eating-hassle was my excuse to drop all of my goals and order a large pizza to myself.
Then, along came the “bluicing” trend, the savior to many of my healthy eating demons. Bluicing is the act of extracting freshly made juice straight into a blender in order to make the most delicious and fresh slushies, smoothies and more. With this multi-functional wellness hack, you can skip the milk-based addition to your smoothies and use juice as the binder for all your ingredients.
“Many people want to mix fresh juices into their blended drinks for an added boost of nutrients,” says Karen Malkin, a health coach based in Chicago. “This can be a great nutrient boost but just know it won’t keep you feeling very satiated. Juicing removes all the pulp and fiber leaving the juice emptied of all its fibrous benefits, yet still loaded with important vitamins and minerals. Blending contains the whole food and includes important fiber for a lower glycemic load. Together they can really give you a nutrient packed smoothie!”
Vichy recently improved upon already-excellent UV moisturizer, making it an absolute must for daily hydration and sun defense. In addition to SPF 30 protection, it provides noncomedogenic, lightweight moisture that skin just drinks it — it never feels like a sticky or greasy layer. And it’s both smoothing and soothing thanks to the brand’s signature mineralizing water from French volcanoes.
You’ve got your SPF-spiked moisturizer for day, so now all you need is a retinol-infused moisturizer for nighttime. Murad’s new Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream is an outstanding option because, in addition to retinol’s smoothing and complexion-evening benefits, it also helps support skin’s natural healing process alongside firming algae peptides and skin-strengthening botanicals.
Is it a moisturizer? Is it a primer? Is it awesome? All of the above. Juno & Co.’s new Moonshine Miracle Cream doesn’t just perfectly prep skin for makeup, it also replenishes moisture with a healthy dose of avocado and a patented form of hyaluronic acid, leaving skin so dewy you may not want to follow up with foundation.
Don’t worry, vegans — there aren’t any fish eggs in this moisturizer. Caviar lime is an Australian fruit that just so happens to be a boon for skin thanks to its nine types of vitamin C. As it works to get skin glowing, several forms of hyaluronic acid boost hydration. In fact, Too Cool for School promises 48 hours of moisture.
We’re seeing this look everywhere right now, and we love it because it’s messy in an unforced, sexy way. “This is the new, modern shag, and it’s easy to add bangs to it,” says Matt Fugate, a hairstylist at Sally Hershberger Downtown salon in New York City.
To get texture, say it with us: salt spray, salt spray, salt spray. After washing, rough-dry or air-dry your hair most of the way, then work a salt spray in from roots to ends, tousling with your hands to distribute the product and encourage the waves. Once it dries, you’ll have natural, touchable waves.
This style is all about embracing your natural curls. The control comes when you play with the cut, color (we’re obsessed with her grown-out ombré situation here), and part. This look is especially great for anyone with, er, a large forehead, says Fugate. “It slices it in half, brings one eye up, and adds a balance of asymmetry.”
This look is tousled but sophisticated, and according to Fugate, it’s ideal for anyone with fine hair. “A lot of the bulk is left in the style, and the hair around the jaw makes it look full, so it’s a great go-to when you don’t have a lot of hair,” he says. Layers do add volume to your style, but when you cut off too much, it can look limp. This is a way to do it without chopping a lot.
According to the Fugate, the key to Culpo’s enviable, flippy ends is not actually anything specific about her style or cut—it’s the length that makes the difference. “When your ends fall between your collarbones and shoulders, you’ll naturally have that flip because of where they sit,” he says. “It doesn’t have the weight like long hair has, so it’s flirty.”
Who says you can’t wear an updo with medium-length hair? Monáe wrapped pieces of gold wire around her hair. If you don’t quite have enough for a full top knot or bun, try brining the bun closer to the nape of your neck.
For these Jessica Rabbit–style waves, you’ll need a set of hot rollers. Wrap three-inch sections of hair around them, then let them sit for a while until they cool completely. When you remove the rollers, you can brush out your curls—the key step here—without having them deflate. Finish with a fine mist of hair spray (we like) for hold and shine.
If you deal with regular, stubborn breakouts, focusing on prevention is the name of the game. Ward off future flare-ups and address current blemishes by keeping your pores clear while gradually brightening any marks from your skin’s history. Paula’s Choice Defense Antioxidant Pore Purifier does all this and more.
“Many of my adult female patients with acne also suffer from dryness,” says Zeichner. “Plus, many acne medications can dry out the skin — a light, hydrating serum can be useful even if you have acne. Neutrogena Hydroboost Serum delivers hyaluronic acid to the skin to draw in water to hydrate and plump the outer skin layer.”
“A high concentration of natural salicylic acid, grape seed polyphenols, and organic essential oils, give this product the power to unclog blackheads and remove excess oil,” says Howe. (P.S. We love the Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum so much, it took home a 2018 Best of Beauty Award.)