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  • POPSUGAR Beauty
  • Ayesha Curry Talks Becoming a CoverGirl, Bright Lipstick, and Raising a Budding Beauty-Lover

    Ayesha Curry Talks Becoming a CoverGirl, Bright Lipstick, and Raising a Budding Beauty-Lover

    It takes a special kind of superhero to juggle being a mom of two, successful entrepreneur, badass chef, and beauty guru, but Ayesha Curry is one of them. The Food Network star recently added CoverGirl to her impressive list of credentials, and her new role feels like a strong fit.

    Ayesha joins the empowering ranks of Janelle Monae, Issa Rae, Zendaya, and more. She's also the face of CoverGirl's latest Peacock Flare Mascara, made to give you a full fan of thick lashes similar to Ayesha's enviable set. But aside from her hair, makeup, and brows always being on point, she also prides herself on seeking the joy in life - an equally beautiful message we can all get behind.

    We got to chat with Ayesha IRL about her first dabble into the beauty world, her earliest makeup memory, and her daughter Riley's budding love for beauty. Read on for more from our chat, and prepare to love her even more.

  • This $8 E.L.F. Highlighter That Will Help You "Blind the World" Is Now Available at Ulta

    This $8 E.L.F. Highlighter That Will Help You "Blind the World" Is Now Available at Ulta

    Back in October, Filipina-American beauty blogger Heart Defensor (also known by her handle @ThatsHeart) dropped a collaboration with E.L.F. that quickly became one of the ifnternet's favorite drugstore highlighters. At just $8, the E.L.F. x Heart Defensor Highlighting Duo offers shimmering bronze and tan hues that earned it the moniker "Coffee and Cream."

    The combination will no doubt perk you up as much as a triple espresso: as Defensor herself said in a press release, "You can blind the world and slay every selfie" while wearing the shiny powder. When you wear the hues individually, you get a golden glow that flatters all skin tones, but you can also layer the colors together for a night-out look folks will need glasses to look at.

    The viral highlighter quickly became an internet favorite, earning an average of five-star reviews on E.L.F.'s site. Now, you can pick one up at Ulta. This means that if you missed out on the initial sold-out drop, now's your time to get in while the glowing's good.

  • The $7 Face Serum That Saved My Dried-Out Winter Skin

    The $7 Face Serum That Saved My Dried-Out Winter Skin

    I suffer from acne-prone skin that gets both super oily and dry. I try to keep my skincare routine as simple as possible, but as the seasons change, I often have to switch up my products. This Winter, I started using this The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Serum ($7), and it has totally transformed my once flaky, dried-up face.

    I was introduced to the brand over the Summer when a lot of my friends started raving about this "cool, new, affordable" brand. It promotes creating clinical formulas that are free of harmful ingredients such as parabens, sulphates, and mineral oils at an accessible price point. This was right up my alley. I quickly decided on this serum because it contains hyaluronic acid, a chemical known for its hydrating properties, which has always worked well on my problematic skin.

    I had never used a serum before; I was always a simple cleanser, toner, and moisturizer kind of girl. I have to admit I was a little nervous it might break me out. After cleansing and toning, I light tapped a few drops onto to my face with my fingertips. I was impressed by the lightweight formula that melted right into my skin, leaving it feeling softer than ever. I then followed up with my usual moisturizer a few minutes later. The next morning, I could see my face looked brighter and revived.

    I now use the product every morning and night, especially on my problem areas. My forehead and chin get especially dry in the Winter. Since adding this to my routine, not only have I experienced fewer pimples, but I saw an overall improvement in my skin. My makeup even feels fresher and like it lasts longer.

    At this price, it was easy to make the jump and fall in love with this affordable line of clean products.

    If it's sold out at Sephora you can also get it at ASOS ($11).

  • Bet You Had No Clue These 9 Superstar Ingredients Could Treat Your Skincare Concerns

    Bet You Had No Clue These 9 Superstar Ingredients Could Treat Your Skincare Concerns

    Finding the right product to fight off your unwanted acne, redness, irritation, and lackluster complexion can seem overwhelming. Believe me, I've been there! But the cure to your acne and skincare ailments can be found in some unlikely places . . . like your kitchen cabinets. Crazy, right? You may be surprised by what ingredients make up your skincare products. Here are nine of the most "OMG, I didn't know that did that" skincare products that will pave the way for a brighter complexion.

  • Tarte Is Launching 2 New Blending Tools - and You Need Them Both!

    Tarte Is Launching 2 New Blending Tools - and You Need Them Both!

    Meet the newest members of Tarte's blending squad! In addition to launching a foundation range that is about to send the internet into a damn frenzy, Tarte is releasing two important tools to go with it. These newbies are the Tarte Double Duty Beauty Paddle Brush ($28) and the Shaper Contouring Sponge ($18). Both launch at tarte.com on Jan. 15, at ulta.com on Jan. 21, and in Ulta stores on Feb. 4.

    Set. Your. Calendar!

    But let's backtrack. The aforementioned foundation is the Tarte Shape Tape Foundation ($39), which you can read all about here. Seriously, we have included every detail, from the ingredient list to the shade names and the applicators. We even reviewed both finishes in the range, explaining how well the high-coverage Matte finish covers acne and how dewy and glowy the Hydrating texture will leave your face (yup, there are "before" and "after" images in both features!).

    So now, we'd like to turn the spotlight on the friendly makeup tools that will help you get your preferred "final" look. Keep reading to learn more about Tarte's magical new tools.

 
 
  • The Beauty Brains
  • Should you use a skin cream made with your own blood? Episode 165

    Should you use a skin cream made with your own blood? Episode 165
    We don’t have a transcript for today’s show yet but please enjoy the audio. Listen to the end of showwhen Perry and I announce that this will be our final podcast for the foreseeable future. Thanks for stopping by!
  • Are beauty products from Amazon the real thing? Episode 164

    Are beauty products from Amazon the real thing? Episode 164
    Today, we bring you a special Beauty Brains episode featuring Sarah Bellum. Randy is on vacation. We answer a few question. About beauty products on Amazon cejxn19 asks – Hi Guys, I’ve heard some horror stories of people buying expired or knock off beauty products on amazon. Is there any good way to tell if […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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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  • National Television Awards: Emmerdale star Ned Porteous caught making AWKWARD face as Joseph Tate actor's soap rival Danny Walters wins Newcomer award

    National Television Awards: Emmerdale star Ned Porteous caught making AWKWARD face as Joseph Tate actor's soap rival Danny Walters wins Newcomer award

    National Television Awards: Emmerdale star Ned Porteous was seen pulling a face as Danny Walters won [ITV] Danny Walters, who plays Keanu Taylor on EastEnders, was announced the winner of the best Newcomer award  at the National Television Awards 2018. Ned Porteous plays Joseph Tate, formerly Tom Waterhouse, on Emmerdale ? and he missed out on the NTAs award against Danny. But viewers noticed Ned made an awkward reaction to Danny winning, as an emotional Danny held his ...
  • National Television Awards: Bradley Walsh 'GATE CRASHES' Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield's This Morning win

    National Television Awards: Bradley Walsh 'GATE CRASHES' Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield's This Morning win

    National Television Awards: Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield won the Daytime award for This Morning [ITV] On National Television Awards 2018, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield won the Daytime award for This Morning. However, as the duo made their way up on stage ? with some of their co-stars such as Ruth Langsford and Alison Hammond.  But as they gave a sweet acceptance speech, they were suddenly made aware of a gate crasher ...
  • Holly Willoughby breaks her personal jewellery habit on the National Television Awards red carpet with over 26,000 worth of diamonds

    Holly Willoughby breaks her personal jewellery habit on the National Television Awards red carpet with over 26,000 worth of diamonds

    Holly Willoughby wore over 26,000 wore of jewellery to the NTAs [Getty] Holly Willoughby's personal preference in recent years has been to avoid wearing any jewellery, apart from her wedding and engagement ring, on This Morning.  However, Phillip Schofield's co-host has broken her personal habit on the red carpet of the National Television Awards 2018.  The 36 year old mum-of-three was all smiles on the red carpet as she teamed her designer blue and yellow gown with a ...
  • NTAs 2018: Expert issues advice as viewers pick up on tension as former couples including Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies and Pete Wicks and Megan McKenna come face to face at National Television Awards

    NTAs 2018: Expert issues advice as viewers pick up on tension as former couples including Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies and Pete Wicks and Megan McKenna come face to face at National Television Awards

    National Television Awards 2018: Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies were separated by Chris Hughes and Olivia Attwood [ITV] While stars such as Georgia Toffolo, Ferne McCann and Holly Willoughby stunned on the National Television Award 2018 red carpet, there were some tense moments too.  Former couples such as Megan McKenna and Pete Wicks attended, as did former Love Island winning couple Amber Davies and Kem Cetinay.  The pair split back in November 2017, and were ...
  • NTAs 2018: Dancing On Ice and Great British Bake Off star Candice Brown debuts dramatically different look on the red carpet with block fringe, and here?s how she did it

    NTAs 2018: Dancing On Ice and Great British Bake Off star Candice Brown debuts dramatically different look on the red carpet with block fringe, and here?s how she did it

    Candice Brown attends the National Television Awards  [Getty] Candice Brown walked the red carpet at the National Television Awards, debuting a very different look, only weeks after being voted off Dancing On Ice.  The Great British Bake Off winner took to the red carpet for the 23rd NTAs in a very light, unique lilac gown, with smokey eyes, a dark lip and a new fringe.  The 33 year old looked stunning, with fans sharing their love for the new look, writing: ?You ...