Gigi Hadid's Glossy, Glistening Shadow Is Your Next Night Out Look

AR beauty, early aughts influence, and yes, even more Euphoria-worthy makeup: this week was all about trends on Instagram. Aaron Philip and Ashley Graham embraced the Instagram filter fad with freckled floral and dollar-signed looks respectively. Marina Diamandis showed the Euphoria effect was still alive and well, wearing eye gems and pink shadow at The Greek LA. Y2K hair accessories also continued to pop up, most notably on the head of Marc Jacobs, who’s been wearing a succession of bling-y barrettes apparently from the counter at Bigelow’s Pharmacy. While Zoey Deutch offered a string of stunning looks while juggling press for The Politician and Zombieland 2, her sheer pink nails with subtle silver accents were a particular stand out. Taking on one of Spring-Summer 2020’s chicest nail trends, Bella Hadid showed off exaggerated french tips before her 23rd birthday celebration, while her sister Gigi wore a glossy, glittery eye paired with a nude lip by Patrick Ta. Also this week: Margot Robbie kicked off her Birds of Prey PR in pink and citrine tones, Kiersey Clemons’ dramatic cat eye, and more of the best beauty on Instagram, here.

Gigi Hadid sported sultry shimmering shadow by Patrick Ta. Courtesy of Instagram.

Zoey Deutch wore a delicate chrome manicure by Betina Goldstein that paired nicely with her Dior gown. Courtesy of Instagram.

Vincent Oquendo shared a snap of Kiersey Clemons’ smokey winged liner. Courtesy of Instagram.

Peep Bella Hadid’s french manicure. Courtesy of Instagram.

Rina Sawayama rocked a bunch of embellished top knots by Evanie Frausto in Mexico City. Courtesy of Instagram.

Margot Robbie wore a punchy lip and bold blush by Pati DuBroff. Courtesy of Instagram.

Lacy Redway posted a #FBF of Laura Harrier’s glamorous waves. Courtesy of Instagram.

Marina Diamandis wore eye gems in a rhinestone eye by Hannah Paul. Courtesy of Instagram.

Aaron Philip shared a sweet floral filtered picture. Courtesy of Instagram.

Check out Adria Arjona smooth strands by Renato Campora. Courtesy of Instagram.

Ashley Graham’s makeup chair video also featured a Instagram filter. Courtesy of Instagram.

Marc Jacobs showed off sparkly hair clips. Courtesy of Instagram.

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I Tried A Lash Lift And I'm Never Going Back To Mascara

I stopped wearing mascara two years ago after I couldn’t find one that would stay put. Not only did this save me time in the morning, it also allowed my lashes to get in really good shape. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely missed the look of mascara. I have blonde hair and fair skin, so my lashes are naturally light and mascara makes a major difference. I instantly feel “done up” when I have it on.

Then, a month ago, while writing a story about treatments that save you time in the long run—think microblading or keratin treatments—I came across lash lifts and tints. They promise the look of mascara without smudging, smearing, or fallout. It sounded too good to be true. Naturally, I had to give it a try—it’s research after all!

I booked an appointment at Envious Lashes in New York City, where a lash lift is $175 and a tint is $45. Founder Clementina Richardson has been a lash technician and expert since 2007 and Envious has had celebrity clients including Jenna Dewan, Naomi Campbell, and Mary J. Blige—so I knew I’d be in good hands.

Lash lift step one.
Chelsea Burns

The whole lash lift process takes one hour.

I laid back into the chair and got comfortable as the technician began by brushing my lashes up onto a silicone curling rod (there are different sizes for every lash length and curl preference). Then, she applied an eye-safe perming solution to the base of my lashes.“This helps break down the bond of your hair so it can mold to the curl,” said Richardson. Then, she followed with a setting solution to help restructure the hair into place. The last step was the tint,a blue-black dye that’s slathered on from root to tip.

Lash lift step two.
Chelsea Burns

Lash lifts are not painful at all.

I realize these pictures may look a little intimidating, but I assure you the process doesn’t hurt. You do have to keep your eyes closed the entire time, which can be uncomfortable for some—especially if you have sensitive eyes, but my technician told me that most of her clients end up falling asleep because it’s so relaxing.

The tint.
Chelsea Burns

Don’t get your lashes wet for 24 hours.

While a lash lift and tint don’t have as much upkeep as extensions (you can never get them wet and don’t sleep on them directly, for starters), you should try avoid wetting them for the first 24 hours following your appointment so that the bond has time to set—similarly to a real perm.

The lift lasts about four to six weeks.

Meanwhile, the tint only lasts around four. My technician also told me that the duration varies depending on your skin type. If you have oily skin or use a lot of oils on your face, it can break down the keratin treatment faster.

My lashes immediately after the tint and lift.
Chelsea Burns

You should ask for a patch test for the solution first if you have sensitive skin.

You may be wondering, but is it actually safe? Anytime you’re using chemicals near your eyes, there is a risk of allergic reaction, says Jacqueline R. Carrasco, MD, an oculoplastic surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. You could also be at risk for dermatitis, a skin condition that causes redness, swelling, and even blisters, especially if the lifting solution gets in your eye or on the surrounding skin.

To make sure you’re in good hands, look for a technician who also specializes in treatments around the eyes (like lash extensions, tinting, or brow shaping). And if you’re prone to allergic reactions from beauty products or have a sensitivity to certain ingredients, it’s always a good idea to ask for a patch test.

Overall, I felt like this treatment was a win-win.

I still don’t have to add in a step for mascara in my morning makeup routine but I get the benefit of looking like I did. While I like the natural look, if you prefer more volume you can also add a coat of mascara. Many people I talked to who get it done simply do it for the extra lift so they don’t have to use a lash curler. They also don’t need as many swipes of mascara when they have a lift and tint done.

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The Apple Watch Series 4 Is Secretly On Sale For Its Lowest Price Ever On Amazon Right Now

  • The Apple Watch series 4 (GPS + Cellular) is on sale at Amazon right now for $129 off.
  • The series 4 with white sport band is discounted to the lowest price ever.
  • You can snag a discount on multiple colors, including the gold and signature space gray models.

Now that the latest Apple Watch Series 5 is out, the Apple Watch Series 4 deals are rolling deep on Amazon.

That means you can *finally* snag an Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS and Cellular) for less than $400. Yep, that’s right, the prices on the sweet smartwatch have dropped to the lowest point all year. Typically $529, the watch is currently marked down to $399.97 for the silver aluminum case and white sport band. If white isn’t your style, there are other case and band colors discounted up to $100 off.

With a $129 savings, the Apple Watch is still an investment but it’s much more affordable. (Thanks, Amazon!)

The Apple Watch has a lot of adoring fans, and there’s a reason everyone seems to love them. The Apple Watch Series 4 can handle all the fitness tracking basics, including monitoring your steps, heart rate, and workouts. It also sends out notifications for texts, calls, and emails from your phone right to wrist.

Don’t delay, there’s never been a better price or time to buy the Apple Watch, and there’s no telling how long this sweet deal on the Apple Watch Series 4 will stick around.

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'Activewear Companies, I Know You're Afraid Of Plus-Size Bodies'

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You think plus-size people don’t work out, that they don’t care what they wear. You think maybe we just want to put on an old Richard Simmons sweat suit.

That is not what we want. We want to wear the exact same clothes our straight-size friends are wearing.

The plus-size athlete is a person. It’s not someone trying to lose weight until they get down to straight sizes. The plus-size athlete has a life, and she does things, and she deserves to have a full wardrobe that matches her sport.

I used to wear baggy clothes to hot yoga—because that was my only option.

Baggy clothes are antithetical to being in a hot room. Hot yoga is really sweaty. So form-fitting, breathable, sweat-wicking designs and materials can make the experience much more pleasant.

But when I did yoga for the first time at age 16, there were just no cute athletic clothes for plus-size women. It was all sweatpants and hoodies—clothing that said: I’m not showing off my body. I’m fat. Don’t look at me. The message: Plus-sized people are supposed to wear clothes that cover up their bodies as much as possible.

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The next time I tried it, at age 24 (yeah, I hated it that first time), the options weren’t much better. I found one pair of shorts—they were like bike shorts, but still pretty long—and a couple T-shirts, and I wore them to every class.

Dude, those shorts got wiped.

Even when I found plus-size workout gear, it wasn’t the same as straight-size—it was not fun, sexy, exciting clothing that made you want to be active. It created this feeling of I am not worth what the person next to me is going to get.

I’ve always preferred my birthday suit to all other outfits.

So, one day when I was doing yoga at home, I decided to practice in my underwear.

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That was so freeing, because I could actually manipulate my flesh. It was okay to pick up my thighs, and show love to them, and not send negative energy toward them.

It evolved into this body-love conversation with myself. I realized: It’s your body; you can touch it and show it; you don’t have to explain it away or hide it. The way you are made is perfect. I never would have had this conversation with myself if I’d been wearing clothes that covered me up.

Eventually, I transferred this attitude to the yoga studio.

I used to have this feeling that plus-size people were not allowed to just wear a sports bra in class. I had to wear a top, because if I didn’t, it was disrespectful to other people in the room.

Stop with the fat girl accents. We don’t need a pant with a baggier leg—we just need a pair of leggings that fits correctly.

Today, my feeling is, yes, I have a fat belly, but if anyone has an issue with that, it’s his or her issue.

Now that I’m a yoga instructor, I rarely teach wearing a shirt, because when I just wear a sports bra I notice that other people will inevitably take their shirts off, too, and I want them to feel the freedom to do that.

Athleisure for fat people has never really been a thing.

Today, you can go out and find plus-size options, but that doesn’t mean they are going to be constructed well.

Plus-size women need leggings that actually go up over our stomach so they don’t slide down. We need leggings that are not sheer in the butt—so if we have a big butt, we don’t have to worry about everyone seeing our asses when we bend over.

Courtesy of thredUP

Right now, bralettes with wild cutouts and sheer panels are super-popular in straight-size activewear—but those sexy details are almost impossible to find in plus-sizes.

Every plus-size athletic line should have trendy bralettes that fall into the category of sexy. Not just cute—but where that person is going to feel vibrant and kickass, and can go out and tackle the world.

Also: Whenever I see a straight-size clothing collection and a plus-size collection next to one another, I notice there are extra plus-size options—like a pant with a baggier leg.

Stop with the fat girl accents.

We just need a pair of leggings that fits correctly—and would it be too much to ask for some fun patterns, too?

Wearing sexy, fun, exciting activewear can make such a huge difference in whether or not a person wants to work out and be active.

Courtesy of thredUP

That’s why I want to help other women find more options and sizes.

These days, I receive so many types of athletic wear from brands that other plus-size women don’t have the opportunity to shop. That’s why I’m partnering with thredUP to create a Shop Her Closet site full of items from my own wardrobe.

I’m including brands like K-DEER, which makes great high-waisted leggings, Nike, which makes dope plus-size clothes, and Torrid, which is my go-to for bras and bralettes.

When I put these clothes on, I want to go to class, and afterward I don’t want to hide. I want to go grab juice with the crew, do things, be active, and be around people. If you feel good about what you’re wearing, it shines through in other ways.

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Kylie Jenner Has A New Hairdo & She Looks SO Much Like Kim K

Today is another day and another hair change. Apparently, celebrities can’t stop, won’t stop, but who really wants them to, anyway? The latest new look is Kylie Jenner’s bob, and while she’s rocked the style before, this time, the youngest member of the Kardashian clan is serving serious Kim Kardashian West vibes.

On Oct. 7, Jenner uploaded a photo of herself with one of her multitude of cars in order to welcome the first day of the week. No, really, she captioned the image, "Hello Monday," with a black heart. In the photo, Jenner just so happens to be sporting a new blunt bob.

Posing by the open door of the vehicle, the Kylie Cosmetics mogul is wearing some serious early aughts style denim. The high-rise, flared jeans in black featured rust-colored distressing down the front and of course, on the butt. She paired the ’00’s-inspired pants with a matching cropped denim jacket with the same sort of fading. Jenner looks like a walking, old school Jordache ad.

It’s not the ensemble that’s giving Kim Kardashian West vibes, though. It’s the bob. Jenner isn’t a stranger to the hair cut. In fact, she’s had it a few times, but big sister Kardashian also just wore the look making this pair seem more like style twins than ever.

For the past few weeks, the beauty brand owner’s hair has been in its typical look: long and dark. Before her post from Oct. 8, Jenner’s blunt bob was last seen during the announcement of her Kylie Cosmetics x Balmain collection. In the campaign images, Jenner poses with Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing while wearing the collection with the short, curled-under bob.

As for an IRL wear, Jenner posted a selfie rocking the same cut on Sept. 17, and it could have been a twinning moment with Kardashian West.

Jenner’s last post with her bob almost perfectly coincides with the most recent moment that Kardashian had the look as well. On Sept. 13, just a few days before Jenner uploaded the above selfie, Kardashian West premiered not one but two bob haircuts in a single day.

Kardashian appeared on NBC’s Today Show where she showcased the new look, even getting a compliment from host Hoda Kotb. Only a few hours later, though, hair stylist Chris Appleton had convinced the KKW Beauty owner to chop her bob once more. When she appeared at the S by Serena fashion show (Serena Williams’ clothing line) later than evening, her bob was even shorter.

The September bobs, if they coincided, won’t even be the first time the sisters have twinned with the haircut. In November of last year, Jenner and Kardashian came together with their two beauty brands to launch a new KKW x Kylie collection that consisted of four new lippies. It just so happens that in the campaign for the collection, Kardashian and Jenner twinned in, you guessed it, blunt bobs.

While Kardashian West appears to have "cold brew" long locks at the moment, could Jenner’s blunt bob be a sign that her bob is about to make a comeback as well? Only time will tell, but one thing is certain. These sisters love a good matching haircut.

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Lady Gaga Has Bubblegum Pink Hair and I’m Booking a Hair Appointment Right Now

Lady Gaga regularly switches up her style, and the singer’s latest hair shade is about to inspire a million autumnal looks.

Taking to Instagram to celebrate the success of the A Star Is Born soundtrack, the singer wrote, “A year ago, A Star was Born, and here we are 6 times pink platinum.” Lady Gaga coordinated her hair to her outfit, just like she did at the Golden Globes, except this time she opted for a vibrant shade of pink.

Posing next to shelves lined with Grammys, Lady Gaga’s brand new look is seriously striking and just the pop of color we all need to help us counteract fall’s changing climes.


This isn’t the first time that the singer has dabbled with pink hair. Back in 2009, Lady Gaga attended the MTV VMAs with pink highlights in her trademark blonde hair.

And at the 59th Grammys in 2017, Lady Gaga went full biker chick by accentuating her blonde hair with rose gold streaks.

Putting Bradley Cooper romance rumors to rest, Lady Gaga has recently been linked to a new beau, after she was spotted on a brunch date with music engineer Dan Horton.

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This 2-Move Workout Will Build Your Entire Body

For a total body workout, you could spend an hour training each individual muscle, or you could try these two next-level moves performed by Omar Bolden, former Broncos safety and Super Bowl 50 champ. Bolden hits a tough dumbbell crawl to press early in the series, then a kettlebell suitcase hesitation lunge later on.

Bolden performed the exercises in the middle of an intense circuit, which also included a few moves we wouldn’t necessarily recommend, especially for newbie gym-goers. If you’re going to try anything from his post out on your own, make sure that you stay within your fitness level and training experience.

In the first exercise (the first he performs in the clip), you’ll train your chest, biceps, shoulders, triceps, quads, and glutes, not to mention your core stability and ability to resist rotation. You’ll also make burpees look easy, improve your conditioning, and burn a ridiculous number of calories in minimal time.

Here’s how it works: Stand tall with two dumbbells down at your sides, squat down to place them both on the floor and jump your feet back so you’re in a pushup position with your feet about shoulder-width apart for balance. Making sure your hips are never wider than your shoulders, step each hand (and dumbbell) forward. Then, jump your feet forward between your hands and stand up. Now, to finish off the move, curl those dumbbells to your shoulders, and then push-press them overhead, using a small knee bend and bounce through your lower body to help drive the weights up.

For the second move (only visible for a brief moment at the 0:36 mark) you’ll get an awesome glute, quad, and oblique burn while improving balance and stability. Go ahead and grab a medium-weight kettlebell in one hand, step that side’s leg forward into a lunge. Then, drive through your heel to return back to standing, simultaneously raising your front thigh in front of you until it’s parallel to the floor. Hold this position for a few seconds, then step your foot in front of you again.

The challenge here is to not wobble, fall over, or need to touch your toe to the floor for balance throughout. That’s a job that primarily goes to your core and depends on maintaining total-body tension. Keep your core braced, hips level, shoulders pinned down and back, lats engaged, and actively grip the floor with your standing leg.

It won’t take many reps for you to realize that these are two incredibly challenging moves. So instead of aiming for a rep count, pay attention to how hard the exercises feel and how your form is holding up. Cut your sets at the first sign of your form faltering. Perform both exercises as a superset, rest for one to two minutes, and then repeat for three to four total rounds.

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e.l.f.’s #EyesLipsFace TikTok Challenge Is About To Be ALL Over Your Feed

IDK how to tell you this, but if you’re not on TikTok, you are missing out on a world of hilarity, community, and bonafide self-expression. I’m not even joking; I could be falling down the worst anxiety hole of my life, and my daily 10-minute scroll through TikTok pulls me right out of it. And on Friday, Oct. 4, my daily TikTok plunge is about to get even wilder, thanks to e.l.f. Cosmetics’ #EyesLipsFace TikTok challenge, a social media movement designed to celebrate self-expression in one of its purest forms: hilarious self-made videos on the internet.

If you haven’t heard of TikTok before, first of all, where have you been??? Second of all, think of it as the much cooler love child of YouTube and Vine (LOL, RIP), but with the opportunity for slightly longer videos, funny challenges, and cooler effects. You can scroll through endless videos from some of the funniest people I’ve ever seen on the internet, and you can create your own with a huge library of pre-recorded audio or your own original sound. In fact, for their #EyesLipsFace challenge, e.l.f. decided to take advantage of the latter — but we’ll get to that in a bit.

Let’s talk about what the #EyesLipsFace challenge even is, because once you get a load of this, you’re gonna wanna stop what you’re doing and make a TikTok vid pronto. Essentially, e.l.f. has decided to initiate a full TikTok takeover in honor of pure (s)e.l.f.-expression — to encourage everyone to show off their eyes, lips, and face and put themselves out there however feels most authentic them, whether that’s a TikTok showing off bomb makeup, throwing out fire dance moves, lookin’ cute on camera, or (my personal favorite) making weird-but-hilarious faces into a camera. It doesn’t matter which way you slice it, e.l.f. just wants to see your eyes, lips, and face in their TikTok challenge.

Even better, the original music the brand created for this challenge will have you itching to start your career as a famous TikTok-er. Seriously, I’ve listened to it on loop probably over 200 times now because it’s so damn catchy. (If you’re reading this, this is a low-key cry for help — I CAN’T STOP.) Written by Grammy Award-winning songwriter iLL Wayno, the track (appropriately titled "eyes. lips. face.") has a dope beat. Think: "Watch Out" by 2 Chainz meets "Ice Me Out" by Kash Doll. And with lyrics like, "Do that thing with your eyes. Let me see them lips. Attitude and give me face," you have all the prompt you need to get out there and be yourself.

If you’re on the fence about, well, actually showing off your eyes, lips, and face to the world, I dare you to open TikTok right now and take a look at allllllll your fave personalities getting in on this challenge. No, this is not me peer pressuring you. I’m just saying, TikTok is a positively hilarious platform with an inclusive community that highlights any and all forms of self-expression — something that e.l.f. wants everyone to feel comfortable with and empowered to show off. So at some point today, when you need a little burst of positivity, head to TikTok and prepare to be consumed by the #EyesLipsFace takeover. And while you’re at it, don’t be afraid to put your (s)e.l.f. out there, too.

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These Makeup Palettes Are So Versatile, You Can Stop Overpacking For Good

These Makeup Palettes Are So Versatile, You Can Stop Overpacking For Good

If you’re obsessed with beauty products, chances are packing for a trip is no easy task. Aside from your hairstyling and skincare essentials, your many makeup products likely take up quite a lot of space in your luggage. Thankfully, there are a few brands that have recognized the need for versatile, travel-friendly makeup palettes.

These makeup palettes are smaller, more versatile, or include a variety of makeup steps in one compact package, so you can spend less time trying to zipper your cosmetic bags closed and more time planning your vacation.

Ahead, you’ll find the best travel-friendly makeup palettes around.












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Kylie Jenner’s Latest Version of the French Tip Manicure Look Even Better on Short Nails

Kylie Jenner’s Latest Version of the French Tip Manicure Look Even Better on Short Nails

This year marked the resurgence of the French manicure, as the look made appearances on red carpets and fashion runways alike. Kylie Jenner and her sisters are just a few of the celebrities trying out the trend, but she added one small update that made her mani stand out even more.

Jenner debuted gradient French tips, created by her go-to manicurist as of late, Chaun Legend. The look features the off-white and pink-nude nail polish colors that are used in the traditional French manicure but in place of the sharp separation between the two hues is an ombré (an area where the hues are blended together).

Jenner’s look was created on extra-long, square-tipped nails, but you might be surprised to find out that the nail art looks even better on short nails. It can be difficult to find designs for short nails on Instagram or Pinterest — probably because there is less surface area to work with for more detailed artwork — but Jenner’s latest look is perfect for length.

In search for the proof? Check out Jenner’s latest look, ahead, along with examples of it on shorter nails.







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