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  • POPSUGAR Beauty
  • Rimmel Is Releasing the $7 Drugstore Version of 2017's Hottest Beauty Product

    Rimmel Is Releasing the $7 Drugstore Version of 2017's Hottest Beauty Product

    This was the year of many things, but beauty junkies will remember it for giving us an abundance of contour stick products. First there was KKW Beauty's launch, then Fenty Beauty's Match Stix, and now Rimmel London is offering an affordable drugstore version.

    You'll have to wait until 2018 to try Rimmel London's Insta Duo Contour Stick, which has a dual-sided, portable applicator. This stick has two smooth, blendable formulas for both contouring and highlighting. In the interest of inclusivity, this chubby stick comes in different shade duos that are optimized to fit a wide range of skin tones.

    And the Contour Stick has brought a friend! Included in this launch is the new Rimmel London Wonder Wing Eyeliner Stamp. At first glance, this looks like just another felt-tipped liner, but you can actually use the side of the tip as a stamp. The harder you press, the more intense your winged look comes off.

    Attendees at NYC's GenBeauty will have the chance to play around with the Stick and Liner when the pair are previewed at the expo on Sept. 23. If you can't make the trip, read on for a sneak peek of this affordable, on-trend makeup.

  • Heel Yes! Too Faced Will Sell Stilettos Inspired by Better Than Sex Mascara

    Heel Yes! Too Faced Will Sell Stilettos Inspired by Better Than Sex Mascara

    Back in July, Jerrod Blandino teased a sneak peek that did not reveal the usual suspects of eye shadow palettes, mascara, lipstick, or blush. Instead, his Summer surprise was geared toward the fashion world. On July 9, the Too Faced creative director took to Instagram to show off the sole of a stiletto that was branded with "Better Than Sex." (That's the name of his brand's much-loved mascara, of course!)

    People predictably freaked, wondering when and where they could buy this unexpected, but glorious, fashion collaboration. A few others mistook the shoe for a sex toy (classic internet!), a fact that made Jerrod post another snap with the comment, "Get your minds out of the gutter!"

    When we saw the picture of the glimmering pink stilettos, complete with fake eyelashes attached, our minds were definitely not in the gutter - we were in pure beauty junkie heaven. But Jerrod promptly squashed those hopes by clarifying that these puppies were merely a prop for an upcoming Too Faced video. Womp womp.

    But on Sept. 14, Jerrod went and teased another sneak peek that might reverse your womp womp-ing. If you recall, Too Faced is opening an NYC pop-up store on Oct. 19.

    And, no big deal or anything, but these heels will be on sale during the event. Jerrod warned that the Better Than Sex stilettos are only available in "super limited amounts." So make sure you book that NYC trip ASAP and glamp outside the store the night before it opens so you don't miss out.

    That's all the information Too Faced has given as of yet, but we'll keep you updated on exactly how you can get the shoes that will match your mascara as soon as we know. Now all we have to do is learn how to properly walk in heels.

    Image Source: Warner Bros.

  • Did You Notice the Very Sneaky Way Kat Von D Swatched Her New Eyeliner?

    Did You Notice the Very Sneaky Way Kat Von D Swatched Her New Eyeliner?

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    Much like the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, there are plenty of hues in the brand's Ink and Tattoo Eyeliner ranges. However, ever since Kat Von D announced in July that she's "testing" shades of a new, liquid matte option named Inkwell Eyeliner, fans have been eagerly waiting for any updates on the process. One eagle-eyed Instagram user just scooped some information - and it looks like the line will feature some bright, electric colors.

    It all started with an innocuous (and adorable) post by Kat, which showed her enjoying some quality time with her mother, Sylvia Galeano, as the two jetted off to Italy. The pair visited the country to tour the factory that will produce Kat's upcoming vegan shoe line.

    Our eyes were glued on the sheer cuteness of it all, but someone noticed something intriguing on Kat's hand: swatches. Specifically, bright purple swatches! When the fan reached out to inquire if the streaks Kat sported were from a new product, the businesswoman herself replied with an answer that made our hearts sing. "Always testing new product!" Kat wrote. "Those are violet shade variations for the new matte Inkwell liner collection I'll be launching soon!"

    Kat remained tight-lipped on when the collection drops and didn't let us in on any other information about shades. We'll just have to wait and see - literally. If Kat keeps showing off such small swatches, it's going to be a vision test just to keep up with her product news.

    So keep your eyes peeled, beauty junkies! It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it.

  • This Sailor Moon Mani Is the Most Gorgeously Impractical Thing You'll See Today

    This Sailor Moon Mani Is the Most Gorgeously Impractical Thing You'll See Today

    If you've ever come out of the salon with fresh new acrylics only to realize that your out-to-there talons make it impossible to do anything with your hands, then the incredible Sailor Moon nail art that you're about to see will speak to you on an emotional level.

    A Thailand nail salon called Wuudy is responsible for this magnetic manicure, and we're not just using that word as an adjective here. These acrylics actually feature adjustable magnet attachments. That means you can choose to rock the full bodies of the film's characters on your nails or just click off their bottom halves so you rep only their faces.

    Either way, you probably won't be able to type or button up your pants with these superheroines glued onto your hands. But that's OK! Just look at the insane amount of detail in these dolls' faces.

    And no matter your favorite character, the whole Sailor Squad is present in this design. Why scour eBay for collectible action figures when you can just wear the damn things on your fingers? Who cares if you won't be able to be productive at work the whole time you have this mani? We think it's worth the sick days.

    Read on to see more of this jaw-dropping, too-cute-to-handle nail art.

  • Could This DIY Herbal Oil Thicken Your Mane and Stop Hair Loss After 1 Use?

    Could This DIY Herbal Oil Thicken Your Mane and Stop Hair Loss After 1 Use?

    This homemade herbal oil sounds too good to be true: it claims to stop hair loss and thicken strands after just one use. We found the recipe on Glowpink, and while there was not much info aside from how to create it and that it guarantees these results after a single treatment, we had to investigate!

    First, let's take a look at the recipe:

    Ingredients for one application:

    1 fresh hibiscus flower
    2-3 hibiscus leaves
    3 tablespoon coconut oil
    2 tablespoon mustard oil
    2 tablespoon almond oil
    A few curry leaves
    1 tablespoon fenugreek seeds
    1 medium-size onion
    A few tulsi leaves

    Process:

    Chop the onion.
    Take all petals of flower and crush it.
    Add leaves and crush them.
    Add curry leaves and crush them.
    Mix all oils in given quantity in a pan.
    Start flame, and add the onion.
    Add crushed paste.
    When oil starts to boil, add tulsi leaves and fenugreek seeds.
    When seeds starts to pop up, turn off the flame.
    Let it cool.
    Apply this oil to your hair, and wait for at least 30 minutes before washing it off.

    To get to the bottom of whether this works or not, we consulted Dr. Rachel Nazarian of Schweiger Dermatology Group via email. She confirmed this treatment does not fix hair loss, and here is why:

    "There are many different etiologies for hair loss, and there s absolutely no one-stop cure. This recipe claiming to thicken hair and stop hair loss in one application is absolutely ridiculous. Even the greatest clinically proven treatments take several weeks to slow hair loss or thicken hair. The claim of 'thickening hair' can only be applied to new hair growth, as an old hair follicle can not be truly 'thickened.' The examples of hair-thickening agents that are available now are done with particles that adhere to the hair follicle, giving it the appearance of being thicker. Hair thickening takes a long time and requires you to evaluate the new hair growth.

    "Additionally, hair loss happens after the hair follicle has remained in a stagnant point of the cycle for a period of time. Strands in this point of the hair growth cycle will eventually shed. There is no way to avoid this, especially with a one-time application of topical agents. Before you waste your time, and potentially exacerbate the reasons behind your hair loss, get a professional evaluation from your dermatologist. Anything guaranteeing they can stop hair shedding or reverse hair thinning in 30 minutes is bogus!"

    The verdict: sure, you can try this at home to hydrate and condition your mane, but don't expect a drastic change aside from shinier strands.

 
 
  • The Beauty Brains
  • Is bee venom a good anti-aging ingredient? Episode 163

    Is bee venom a good anti-aging ingredient? Episode 163
    Is bee venom a good anti-aging ingredient? Monika asks?Korean Bee Venom essence but it does seem to work. My question is the bee venom really magic or is there something else that removes the spots? RS: Thanks Monika?this gives me the perfect excuse time to remind listeners to go back to Episode 105 and listen […]
  • Can you use diaper rash cream as sunscreen? Episode 162

    Can you use diaper rash cream as sunscreen? Episode 162
    Can you use diaper rash cream as sunscreen? Mari asks?Today a customer came into the retail pharmacy where I work and demanded that we sell him zinc oxide diaper rash paste so he could use it as sunscreen. I tried to steer him in the direction of actual sunscreens with listed SPFs, but he was […]
  • How can you find a cheaper natural lip balm? Episode 161

    How can you find a cheaper natural lip balm? Episode 161
    How can you find a cheaper natural lip balm? Abby says?I have a question about Bite Beauty?s Agave Lip Mask. It claims its natural formula smoothes, nourishes and moisturizes lips with a bio active combination of organic agave nectar, jojoba oil, vanilla co2 extract, and triple the amount of the antioxidant trans-resveratrol found in red […]
  • Can hair straighteners stop your hair from being naturally curly? Episode 160

    Can hair straighteners stop your hair from being naturally curly? Episode 160
    Can hair straighteners stop your hair from being naturally curly? Sarah asks…Can straightening your hair for a long time change it from being very curly to being naturally straight? That?s like saying bleaching your brown hair for a long time will make you naturally blonde. It doesn?t work that way because you?re only treating the hair that?s […]
  • Why isn?t everyone exfoliating with AHAs? Episode 159

    Why isn?t everyone exfoliating with AHAs? Episode 159
    Why isn’t everyone exfoliating with AHAs? Melissa says…I?ve been using an night cream with glycolic acid and I noticed that my skin is actually brighter, clearer, and softer. I’ve been using this product for years and I still love it but I worry that it may be too good to be true. Are there any […]
  • About.com Beauty
  • How to Use Deodorant to Keep Thighs From Chafing

    How to Use Deodorant to Keep Thighs From Chafing

    It's summertime and for some people that means chafed thighs. This is the heat rash that develops when women wear skirts and walk a lot in a super hot, humid climate. When sweaty thighs rub together, they can chafe. There's no shame in this. Look at that skinny model pictured down below. Even her thighs touch in the picture and probably they touched even more before Photoshop was used on her. And she's a model. So let's be nice to our thighs and figure out a solution to this summertime problem.

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  • Spritz Hair After Shampooing With Apple Cider Vinegar

    Spritz Hair After Shampooing With Apple Cider Vinegar

    My new friend Martha swears by her weekly apple cider vinegar rinse. She simply mixes a concoction of apple cider vinegar and water up in a spray bottle and she sprays it on her hair after she shampoos and conditions. (Get the recipe here).

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  • What to Look for in a Great Facial Cleanser

    What to Look for in a Great Facial Cleanser
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    My good friend Janine recently called to tell me she just bought her favorite Chanel cleanser which likely set her back at least $50. I hated to tell her after the fact that there's no need to spend a lot of money on a cleanser with special ingredients in it because you're just washing the product down the drain.

    You can get a basic cleanser from any drugstore. Look for a mild, soap-free cleanser that's formulated for your skin type. In my article below, I run down the best face cleansers for 5 different skin types: dry, oily, combination, sensitive and blemished. This list includes some of the yearly picks by the staff of 'InStyle' magazine plus the tried and true picks selected by myself other beauty experts.

    Read more: Best Cleansers for Every Skin Type

    Image: Getty

  • Who Should Do Her Own Hair Color...And Who Shouldn't

    Who Should Do Her Own Hair Color...And Who Shouldn't
    Kristin Wig ombre hair colorMany people are perfect candidates for box hair color done at home, but some people aren't. So how to tell the difference? Consider these tips:

    1. If you have gray hairs or brunette hair that you want to lighten up or darken a couple shades then there's no reason you can't do your own hair color, saving yourself 100s of dollars.
    2. If you want to change your hair from brown to blonde or go red or anything drastic, then I highly recommend going to a pro.
    3. Want to add a few face-framing highlights or ombre hair color like Kristin Wig, pictured here? You can do it yourself at home, but it may look better if you let a pro balayage your hair. Finding the right shade is what's most complicated. Hair color is a science, after all, and you run the risk of turning your hair a complete mess of a color.
    4. While there are highlighting kits you can buy to do your own foils or balayage, these are more complicated than all-over hair color and require the help of a friend. Enlist someone to help you, especially with the back of your head.
    5. Covering up a few grays? You can do it yourself, no need to hire a pro.
    Image: Getty Images Read more in At-Home Hair Color: Biggest Mistakes Women Make.
  • Shampooing? Don't Use Your Nails, Use the Pads of Your Fingers

    Shampooing? Don't Use Your Nails, Use the Pads of Your Fingers
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    You may have read that headline and thought, "duh," but it's amazing how many people shampoo their scalp with their nails instead of the pads of their fingers. Doing so ...

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