Beauty

As Rihanna, FKATwigs, and ELLE.com’s very own style director Nikki Ogunnaike (pictured) can illustrate, adorning oneself with piercings remains cooler than ever, no matter your aesthetic. While they’re gorgeous and a fun way to add edge, a great collection of piercings requires certain responsibility. To debunk any myths, we asked J. Colby Smith—the preferred piercer
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Winter brings dryness: Dry lips, dry skin, and of course, dry hair. There are countless formulas that promise to beat winter dryness and hydrate your strands, but not all products deliver. Some formulas are riddled with alcohol, silicone, and sulfates that ultimately make your hair even drier. Fear not, because Ebony Bomani, stylist and founder
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Getty ImagesMadeleine Steinbach Everything Duchess Kate Middleton touches turns to gold—or, at least, a best-seller. Such was the case with Trilogy’s Rosehip Oil, a reported skincare favorite that the royal started using when she was pregnant with Princess Charlotte. It’s become so popular that one bottle is sold every 20 seconds. Advertisement – Continue Reading
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By the time she was 18, Dr. Leana Wen hadn’t just completed high school—she’d already graduated from college, summa cum laude, in biochemistry and was on her way to medical school. Now, at just 35, she’s poised to enter the national stage as the president of Planned Parenthood, the lightning-rod position vacated by Cecile Richards
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For Relaxed or Chemically Treated Hair EO Coconut & Hibiscus Sulfate-Free Shampoo target.com $5.59 EO products have some of the most impressive certifications available today. Not only is each item USDA Organic—no easy feat—but they’re also non-GMO, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and B Corp Certified, meaning the company is held to ethical and environmental standards. This one
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Astringent has received quite the bad rap, and in many cases, rightfully so. Many astringent toners of the ’90s contained high levels of ethanol (alcohol) that was dangerously harsh on skin. Nowadays, we have more options when it comes to toners as well as natural plant-based options, like witch hazel. Witch hazel, a natural toning
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You’d be forgiven if you’ve ever YouTubed a tutorial on how to achieve the flawless, radiant makeup looks and glossy hair we see across our television screens when the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show rolls around each year. While the coveted (and amazingly expensive) diamond-embellished bra is the highlight of the show, the voluminous, tousled beach
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Today the beauty world took a giant ethical leap forward thanks to drugstore beauty icon Covergirl. The brand just announced that they are officially cruelty-free certified by Cruelty-Free International, meaning none of their products or ingredients are tested on animals, nor are those of the brand’s suppliers. Going forward, all the products like mascara, lipsticks,
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Since the day I decided to break up the “creamy crack” (relaxer), I spent years switching between every protective style you can think of—box braids, Senegalese twists, cornrows, and weaves—to avoid having to deal with taking care my natural hair. Then, college happened, and spending $150-$200 at the hair salon every other month didn’t quite
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Nothing transforms a face like the shape of your eyebrow. Thick or thin, precisely plucked or grown-out, no matter your preference, the style you choose creates a defining frame around your features. But, how do you even know what brow style isright for your face? We turned to celebrity makeup artist and Tweezerman ambassador Gita
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