A potent form of vitamin A (and therefore a powerhouse antioxidant), retinol may or may not be the buzziest skincare product that's NOT in your current arsenal, either because A) it can be darn expensive or B) you're just not sure what all the hype is all about. Let's start by clearing the air. Simply put, retinol is a cosmetic ingredientВ that, when absorbed into skin, is transformed into retinoic acid-a.
When it comes to beauty, we've all got a few tricks up our sleeve. Whether it's the baby-powder-as-dry-shampoo trick you picked up from your bestie or the secret hot-roller technique your mom passed down, a well-mastered hack can help you escape many a beauty emergency unscathed. To supplement your ever-broadening arsenal of beauty tricks (and to save you from leaving the house feeling frazzled), we're sharing 21 hair, skin, and makeup tips we think every woman-no matter your age, location, or mastery of makeup-should know.
ImaxTree My hair could be freshly styled by a celebrity stylist, my skin could have a post-facial glow, and my makeup could be perfectly applied, but if my eyebrows aren't done, then I don't feel done. And by "done," I don't necessarily mean filled-in with a bevy of different brow products. As long as I have my trusty brow spoolie to brush up the individual hairs and make my arches look fluffy and full, I'm all set.
Innisfree Matte Mineral Setting Powder $8 Shop A few months ago, I went to Seoul to uncover the secret to Korean women's flawless complexions (and, yes, to eat a lot of bibimbap and Korean fried chicken). Along the way, I learned quite a few things-from the makeup tricks they use to look younger to a new skincare trend that millennials are following called skip-care.
There you are, ready to schedule a highlight appointment with your favorite colorist. You're either online or on the phone and the choice is presented: partial highlight or full highlight? What a Balayage highlight? What does that actually mean, anyway? All you know is you want highlights that will make Jennifer Aniston jealous; the technicalities should be left to the experts, right?
If you want to shake things up as an actress, there's really no better plan than going from bubbly, kind of bitchy cheerleader on Glee to daughter of a mobster in a Robert De Niro movie ( The Family , out today). So if Dianna Agron's up for change, we thought, we're going to give it to her. In today's editorial the actress goes a little goth, sporting the deepest darkest shades of Bordeaux on her nails, lips, cheeks, and eyes.