Declutter your medicine cabinet and make some money. It’s a scenario as old as the beauty business itself: You purchase a product, try it out, realize it’s not for you, and then it sits in product purgatory (under the sink or in a drawer) for the foreseeable future (or at least until your next beauty cabinet purge). An online destination for beauty products at a discount, Glambot lets you shop for and sell your own unused or barely used products.
If you hurry home after a long day at work just so you can plop a fizzy bath bomb into a tub of warm water, then you are probably well-acquainted with Lush. According to Bustle, Kimberley Margarita (a.k.a. Colour Creep on YouTube) uses the company's bath bombs as inspiration for some dramatic makeup tutorials.
When it comes to priorities, it’s probably safe to assume there are a few things that rank a little bit higher than cleaning your makeup brushes. The tedious task of digging out all your tools and individually cleaning each one is pretty much put off until absolutely necessary. For some of us, that can mean your brushes have gone months — or even years — without being properly cleaned. It might not bother you today — but did you know that your makeup (and makeup applicators) can pack a punch when it comes to harvesting bacteria? Due to the nature of their use, it’s impossible to keep your brushes from getting dirty because of daily use. And if that’s not motivation enough to spend some quality time with your beauty tools, know that the bacteria production on your brushes is contaminating your makeup and promoting acne and breakouts on your skin. Gross! It’s easy to wash brushes: Just fill a bowl with warm, soapy water, submerge the brush, gently massage the bristles, rinse, rest on a clean towel, and repeat. There are soaps dedicated specifically to cleansing brushes and beauty blenders, but often gentle soap — like baby shampoo — will do the trick. While there’s a general rule to cleanse your brushes every month, timelines can actually vary according to what you use the brush for — so dig in to these guidelines and make a commitment to clean. Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty .
Even if you take great care of your skin, you may still be plagued by huge pores. Yahoo Beauty scored some tips on how to unclog them from Elemis consulting facialist Georgia Louise.
I did something against my better judgment recently: I brought home a Pür Minerals Cinderella-themed makeup palette (above) for my 7-year-old daughter. Related: How Kim Kardashian’s Naked Selfie ‘Movement’ Is Hurting Girls At first I told her no way.
When it was announced in November that Derek Lam would be releasing not one but ten fragrances under his contemporary label Derek Lam 10 Crosby, his fans were excited, to say the least. After launching a special gift set for holiday, he is now is ready to debut the full-size 10 scent collection. And what better way to officially launch than with 10 films?
If glitter makeup gives you cringeworthy flashbacks of middle school beauty blunders, you’re not alone. But there’s a reason we’re attracted to shiny things — glitter is not only festive, it can be incredibly pretty when used in moderation. If you’re seeking a little sparkle, these glittery items are so glam they border on sophisticated. Related: How to Wear Glitter on Your Face How To: Get Your Holiday Glow On French Girl Beauty: The Glitter Ey
It’s no secret that some fragrances rank higher on the sex-appeal scale than others. If you’ve ever wondered what makes some scents so deliciously seductive and others hardly noteworthy, it comes down to a pretty specific list of possible ingredients. Trudi Loren, a chemist by training and famed fragrance expert knows exactly what to look for when picking the sexiest possible perfume. With Loren as our guide, here’s a cheatsheet to find your ultimate signature scent.
Are there benefits to diamonds in your beauty products? So I admit, I was a little skeptical when I kept coming across products that boasted diamond powder and dust as the standout ingredient — especially since these products don’t break the bank. “When people are including diamond powder or dust in a cream, the benefit for your skin is a little bit of exfoliation, because diamonds are hard,” says Dr. Sajel K. Shah of Smarter Skin Dermatology in New York City. To get the exfoliating benefits without a visit to your facialist, try The Refining Facial from La Mer ($90), which uses the brand’s signature Miracle Broth and pure diamond dust to polish skin.
One of my personal favorite holiday traditions is the annual GOOP gift guide, curated by Gwyneth Paltrow and her team of cashmere legging-wearing GOOPers. I have never purchased anything from any of these, but I, like many readers of the lifestyle newsletter, voraciously pour through the guides in an attempt to get a glimpse at the blonde Hollywood mogul’s psyche. “Whether you want to spend $8 or $8,000, we’ve rounded up some of the most stunning and appealing gift options around — each and every item (a leather travel journal, monogrammed pajamas, an Hermes iWatch, a trip to the moon…) is something we’d love to give or receive,” says the GOOP.
Royal College of Art graduate Jakob Pollág created the Personal Tattoo Machine kit, which he’s hoping to retail between $75 and $90 once it’s on the market — if it’s on the market. Pollág, who told Dazed that he has around 20 tattoos (he doesn’t keep track), doesn’t think of tattoos as beautiful.
Brown lipstick is making a comeback, like many other ‘90s trends. With brown lipsticks (and other ‘90s trends like lip liner, Manic Panic, and crop tops) flying off retail shelves, I reached out to celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg (she glams up stars like Rashida Jones and Kaley Cuoco) on making brown lipstick look hot, no matter what your skin color. “Brown lipstick was very late ‘80s, early ‘90s and it’s made a big comeback!” says Greenberg. It’s sort of bringing back the trend, but with a cool, new edge.” Greenberg says the key to wearing brown is looking for a shade with a more-wearable undertone rather than a straightforward brown.
Proceeds from Givenchy Dahlia Divin Charity Edition Eau de Parfume go to a great cause. From its unique gel blush to jeweled faces on the runway, it’s hard not to love all things Givenchy (the mini Pandora bag I got on sale years ago is still my perfect everyday go-to). Alicia Keys serves as both the face of the Givenchy Dhalia Divin Charity Edition Eau de Parfume ($110) and co-founder and global ambassador for Keep a Child Alive, an organization that provides, treatment, care, nutrition, and support to children and families affected by HIV in Africa and India.
Zoya’s Naked Manicure System will change the way you paint your nails. Each day the editors of Yahoo Beauty are sharing one noteworthy product we feel should be on your radar. I’m one vibrating pedicure chair short of operating a nail salon out of my 600 square foot apartment. I have over a hundred bottles of nail polish to choose from on a daily basis and a full-blown gel manicure kit for times when I really don’t want to worry about chipped nails. For years I’ve been someone who always has her nails painted, but lately, I can’t stand the sight of polish on my hands.
What makeup brushes are essential? We asked three top makeup artist to share their favorites. (Photo: Jon Paterson) It can be a challenge to navigate the makeup brush aisle. Kabuki brushes, blending brushes, liner brushes, angled liner brushes, powder, bronzer, and blush brushes — the list is literally a mile long.
Ariana Grande is the 2016 Viva Glam spokesperson. (Photo: MAC Cosmetics) Today MAC Cosmetics announced on Periscope that its new #VIVAGLAM girl for 2016 is Ariana Grande. “There is dark plum lipstick to represent the bad girl in you and a light pink lip gloss to represent the good girl in you, because I think you should play up both sides,” Grande told MAC Cosmetics Periscope viewers, wearing the dark plum lipstick herself. The two yin-and-yang colors will his shelves in January 2016.
The new ‘Drake’ Lipstick is part of the Tom Ford Lips & Boys collection. (Photo: Tom Ford) Tom Ford is adding one more lipstick to his Lips & Boys collection: Drake. The new shade in honor of the rapper will be released as part of the second annual collection of lipsticks named after the important men in Ford’s life. Drizzy fans will be able to snag the mini sized tube as part of the 50 shade collection on October 30 — mark your calendar.
Balmain x H&M is launching an affordable fragrance on December 3. (Photo: H&M) The Balmain x H&M collaboration has been eagerly anticipated ever since Kendall Jenner, Jourdan Dunn, and Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing made the announcement at the Billboard Music Awards back in May. The limited edition collection launches in stores and online on November 5 (but there’s a VIP launch party tonight), and the images have already created a frenzy despite pricey $500+ price tags. But now there’s a new reason to celebrate: A Balmain x H&M fragrance.
Designer Zac Posen is teaming up with MAC Cosmetics for his first beauty collection. This collection is the perfect encapsulation of both of our worlds, with something sophisticated and sexy for every woman out there.” Consider the date marked on our calendars.
The new incarnation of lip gloss is nothing like its sheer, sticky predecessor. From top: MAC Vamplify lipgloss in Push Some Buttons, What’s Going On, She Rebel, Everybody’s Talking, A for Attitude, and Suggestive. Gone are the shimmery, sugary, sheer glosses we associate with Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton and that early 2000s Juicy Couture vibe (which I may or may not have been really obsessed with — I’ll let you guess). The new lip glosses are more like liquid lipsticks — highly pigmented, shiny but not too sticky, and much more sophisticated than their prior incarnations.
Each day the editors of Yahoo Beauty are sharing one noteworthy product we feel should be on your radar. I rifled through my makeup drawer in search of a liner (I picked up Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Espresso Ink, $25) and then, I needed a brush. I remembered that makeup artist Jenny Patinkin had given me her Pin-Point Liner Brush ($24) over coffee in Chicago, and she promised me that this brush would make me a liner pro. It’s the shape of the brush that really makes it stand out from your typical eyeliner brush.
How to get a perfect red pout this fall. (Photo: Jon Paterson) I am someone who wears red lipstick all year round, but there is something about the fall air that makes the color feel extra appropriate for these cooler months. That is probably why we saw so many brick red pouts on the fall runways, from Dolce & Gabbana to Carolina Herrera and Phillip Lim. Of course, finding and applying the perfect brick red lip requires a little bit of work, so I asked two of my favorite makeup artists, Fiona Stiles (her clients include Emily Ratajkowski and Elizabeth Banks) and Lisa Aharon (she works with Florence Welch) to give me their tips and tricks for nailing red lips.
Beauty and fashion often go hand in hand, so it’s about time that fast-fashion retailer H&M had an extensive line of makeup, body, and hair care products to match the brand’s ever-rotating racks of on-trend garments. Following in the footsteps of sister brand & Other Stories, today H&M launched a collection of over 700 beauty products ranging in price from $2.99 to $24.99. The collection is available in 900 stores worldwide, an will be online at hm.com on September 17. Unable to wait for online shopping, I ran over to the Herald Square flagship store in New York City to look at, test, and smell everything.
Actresses Lupita N’yongo and Brie Larson have rocked blue accents on the red carpet, courtesy of makeup artist Nick Barose. For Brie Larson at the Toronto International Film Festival, Barose applied a few coats of blue mascara (Barose likes YSL Volume Effect Mascara in 3 Extreme Blue, $32) combined with a blue liner pencil dotted (try Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner in Côte D’azur, $23) along her lash line to give the illusion of a blue lash base.