Anna Hecek for Byrdie Australia For me, this month's beauty haul is all about distracting from the doom and gloom that's happening outside. Wind and rainВ are my mortal enemies, not least because, unchecked, they leave my hair and skin completely destroyed. Let's just say, I've cried over many a ruined suede shoe and leather jacket in my time.
Free People Free People's killer beauty section has officially exceeded our highest expectations. Alongside virtually all of our indie standbys like Juice Beauty, RMS, The Beauty Chef, Moon Juice, Rahua, Rituel de Fille, Sun Potion, and One Love Organics, there are also a ton of lesser-known brands worth getting to know.
When we give Mom a Mother's Day gift, it's usually one we can perhaps reap the benefits of on the side.В Oh, this perfume? Mom will love it-and so will I, tbh.В We know she'll want to borrow the sweater or curling iron she gave us at some point or another, so the playing field evens out eventually. But what about Father's Day giftsВ for dads?
Until very recently, I've been hesitant to jump on the CBD bandwagon. Tinctures, gummies, supplements, creams-I've tried a dozens of CBD-laden products, to minimal avail, so I figured maybe it just wasn't for me. Still, it feels like rarely a day goes by wherein I don't hear about CBD changing someone's life or curing their chronic anxiety, so it's hard not to remain curious.
As much as I understand the value of slowing things down and making time for self-care, I don't always practice what I preach. Like many of us, I'm prone to putting off "me" time in favor of just about anything else-which leads to skimping on sleep and staring too long at screens. And while drawing a hot bath or beginning my day with yoga are certainly practices I'd like to incorporate into my regular routine, the reality is I just need something that only takes a few minutes (and almost no effort).
It wasn't until I got adult acne in my early 20s that I started my skincare journey. After heading to the dermatologist for a prescription (shoutout to Epiduo Forte), I read everything I could on how to develop my own skincare routine. Years later, as a lifestyle-beauty hybrid editor, my friends are constantly asking me what they should pick up during their next haul, as I can make pretty spot-on recommendations just by looking at them.
Numerology Skin Care Extreme Lip Drench Extreme Lip Drench $20 Shop As beauty editors, we get bombarded with a ton of new products every day (we know-tough life). Reviewed is a series where we report on some of the best products we've tried. Whether it's a drugstore lipstick that lasted all day or a hand cream that saved us this winter, you'll find all of our favorites in this column.
@Sofieuh WeВ try dozens of skincare products we like, and we rotate through a handful that we love. But then there are a select few that have transformed our complexions so much that we can't imagine life without them. These products have taken up permane
В Byrdie For the past two years, I have used my beauty sponge of choice (I'll let you guess which one) to apply every single one of my makeup products. Foundation, concealer, bronzer, blush: My trusty sponge can handle it all. Streamlining my makeup application process has significantly expedited my routine, and I have remained faithful to my singular sponge ever since-that is, until two days ago.
As someone who's cursed with a troublesome under-eye area (I'm talking puffiness, bags, and blue-ish dark circles), I have all but given up hope in new eye creams. I keep only a select few that work well for me. The rest I've given away. While I have five to six eye creams on my vanity at any given time, there are only three that I keep in heavy rotation.
Getty/Pascal Le Segretain Rihanna just won't let us rest. First, she launches her namesake beauty collection nationwide. It has chic packaging, modern formulas, and the same effortless cool of its creator. Then, her Fenty Puma collection shows during New York Fashion Week. And now, she's releasing Fenty Beauty's first-ever holiday collection.
When personalized haircare brand Function of Beauty reached out to me about testing out their latest offerings, the Custom Hair Mask ($19) and Custom Hair Serum ($19), I was intrigued. My past forays into the personalized haircare world, although admittedly not very extensive, yielded pretty 'meh' results, so to speak.
You might recognize Lindsay Ellingson from any number of high fashion ad campaigns or runways (the model has famously walked for brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, and Victoria's Secret). What you might not know about her is that along with being a model, she's also the co-founder of Wander Beauty, the brand of multi-use skin and makeup products that adorn Sephora shelves.
Any avid Byrdie reader can see that as much as we love experimenting with new products, there are time-tested favorites we'll never leave behind. These hero products make their way into countless round-ups, again and again, as they remain best in class in their respective beauty categories. Whether it's the texture, ingredients, efficacy, or a mixture of all three, these are the offerings we can't help but shout about from behind our computer screens.
Celebrity hairstylist Joseph Maine is an artist when it comes to using heat tools and an expert when it comes to sussing out the best styling products. He's also no stranger to a stand-out hair accessory, whether that's a giant pearly barrette, brightly colored organza ribbons, or jewel-encrusted pins.
As beauty editors, we get bombarded with a ton of new products every day (we know-tough life). Reviewed is a series where we report on some of the best products we've tried. Whether it's a drugstore lipstick that lasted all day or a hand cream that saved us this winter, you'll find all our favorites in this column.
Hard truth: Not all skincare yields fast results. Take retinol, for example: If your goal is to reduce acne lesions, you'll have to wait at least three months to see results. And if you're using retinol to target fine lines and wrinkles, you won't notice a marked difference until the six-month point.
One of the most glorious aspects of being a beauty editor is the number of products we get to take for a test drive. Sure, we'd be lying if we said we weren't constantly surrounded by a mountain of bottles and tubes both in the office and in our apartments, but we approach that mountain eagerly, hiking boots in tow.
Last week, I was blessed with the unique opportunity to attend a brunch on behalf of True Botanicals-the natural and sustainable skincare brand that's beloved by celebrities like Zazie Beetz, Olivia Wilde, and Laura Dern. In fact, Laura Dern was in attendance. The Jurassic Park and Big Little Lies actress was there to talk about her new partnership with the brand and to discuss the importance of clean beauty, ingredient transparency, female empowerment, and other relevant topics.
Many of us might be familiar with Need Supply Co.'s clothing and accessory offerings, and perhaps even its housewares, as it's become a destination for a highly-curated selection of cool indie brands from around the world. But what some may not be aware of, is its equally impressive beauty, bath, and wellness lineup.
As much as I invest in skincare and love playing with makeup, I've never been able to get on board in the same way with haircare. I have friends who look like they've just left the salon all the time-who can wield a curling iron like a pro or create Instagram-worthy braids without trying. On the other hand, for me, a "good hair day" is when my hair doesn't stick up when I roll out of bed.