The Asian American community is under attack. In the last few weeks, Asian Americans have been robbed and beaten. Asian restaurants have been boycotted and vandalized, with owners closing shop early and employees scared to walk home. Videos on social media have gone viral, showing elders being pushed to the ground. On Tuesday, six Asian
I first heard the siren call 26 days into quarantine. During a 3 a.m. insomnia-induced Instagram scroll, I fixated on Bella Hadid’s 2019 blonde transformation, DM-ing it to ELLE’s beauty and health director with the succinct “Should I?” Apparently, I wasn’t the only one desiring change while in our Groundhog Day–esque shelter-in-place: Rosalía, Emily Ratajkowski,
The summer after eighth grade, I noticed some dry, flaky patches of skin on my scalp. When they didn’t go away after a few weeks, I started panicking. I went to the doctor, but he didn’t know what it was. But they were very obvious along my hairline on the top of my forehead, and
Welcome to ELLE’s Empties, a weekly series where editors share the one beauty product that they are currently obsessed with in their rotation. First up, fluttery lashes, a clean and just-matte-enough powder, and a pillow that saved an editor from her TMJ. The Mascara That Makes Chloe Feel Like it’s 2019 @hallchloe LEGIT LASHES Double-Ended
As Rihanna’s fans beg her to release her highly anticipated album, the singer turned mogul has other plans. The Badgal is adding more business endeavors to the Fenty brand. Her company, Roraj Trade, LLC, recently filed legal documents targeted towards hair care products and tools. On March 3, Rihanna trademarked “Fenty Hair,” a line that
2021’s smoothest, shiniest collaboration is coming to you straight from the drugstore beauty aisle. Dove’s Hair Therapy collection is teaming up with Brother Vellies and Fifteen Percent Pledge founder Aurora James for a limited-edition three-piece accessory collection. “Dove was one of the first brands I saw use women with different body shapes in their campaigns
Exactly one week before the 2020 presidential election, Lizzo wanted everyone to know that the last time we were on such a precipice, in 2016, a good portion of America’s eligible voting population did not cast a ballot. The message was particularly clear because the statistic sat atop her head: the numeral 40 and a
It’s no secret that the beauty industry is reliant on the wallets of women, but for a very long time the vast majority of product lines were founded by men—men who dictated standards of beauty, trends, and spending habits. But female beauty entrepreneurs have slowly gained ground—carving out space in an arena that’s supposed to
First Glossier made our complexions dewier, then they made our shelfies more aesthetically pleasing. Now, the cult-loved beauty brand is coming to make our lives more organized—or our makeup situations at least. Unveiled this morning, Glossier has launched their first-ever makeup bag. The new beauty bag isn’t replacing the brand’s famous pink bubblewrap pouches (these
When Tanya Morovati, 41, an anesthesiologist and mother of two from Santa Barbara, California, took her daughter for a routine eye checkup, she mentioned to the ophthalmologist that they were on their way to have a family photo taken. The eye doctor, Mark Silverberg, MD, asked if she might like to try a new medication
After 33 years, we’re heading back to the fictional nation of Zamunda with Prince Ackeem (Eddie Murphy) and Semmi (Arsenio Hall). To celebrate the Coming 2 America sequel hitting virtual theaters—Amazon Video—this Friday, Uoma Beauty collaborated with the film to launch an exclusive makeup collection highlighting the beauty of real African countries and pioneering figures.
Beautiful Magnolia Eau de Parfum Spray, 1-oz. Estée Lauder macys.com $75.00 Few storied beauty brands evoke nostalgia like Estée Lauder. For Ana de Armas, the actress recalls a flight back home to Cuba, a little blue jar, and love at first sight. “I was at the airport in Spain in my early twenties, and I
While people have been happily disavowing lipstick for the last year, there is one part of the face that has actually received more attention than ever: our brows. It’s also fitting for the times, says New York brow aficionado Joey Healy, as brows are one of the only features visible above a mask to show
At the height of the pandemic, I was spending days alone, typing at my laptop and scrolling on my phone. I began to feel a constant sense of restlessness that brought with it a low-level anxiety that, over time, morphed into a subtle depression. I needed to find a way to reintroduce joy and novelty
Watching “How to Contour” video tutorials can have a completely different effect on your mood than actually learning how to execute the look on yourself. (One is ASMR, while the other can be… less soothing.) Figuring out which products to use and where on your face to sweep them isn’t always obvious (who else has
What do you do after conquering YouTube? Since Emma Chamberlain’s rise to internet superstardom, the 19-year-old is still making viral videos for her 10 million subscribers but added more gigs onto her already impressive resume. Her own coffee company? Check. A fashion partnership with Louis Vuitton? Check. Chamberlain’s latest role finds her in the beauty
Think back to when you decided which birth control (BC) to use. Maybe your choice made the most sense for your lifestyle at the time, or perhaps you were feeling overwhelmed by all the options and just asked for what your friends were using. Either way, as time passes, your needs evolve. Maybe you’re ~thinking~
COURTESY PARFUMS CHRISTIAN DIOR When I first met Dior master perfumer François Demachy in 2019 at a fragrance launch event in New York City, I was utterly starstruck—his hands (and nose) were part of a formative part of my teenage years. At age 14, my dad had taken me shopping at Neiman Marcus to choose
For an instant mood-booster, slip into something a little more glam While you’re likely très familiar with the little black dress (LBD), it probably doesn’t feel like that these days. Like most of the world, you’ve probably traded in your statement dresses and Insta-worthy lewks for sweatsuits and PJs. Look: It is what it is.
For the State of Black Beauty, ELLE.com chatted with six Black icons to hear how they define Black beauty and how they see themselves in the space—in their own words. Growing up in Hollywood of course had its challenges, especially as a young Black woman and an aspiring actress. You’re not necessarily seeing a lot
The moment you feel seen is powerful. For many Black women, that feeling is few and far between. For the State of Black Beauty, we asked four writers to recall the instance in their life they felt SEEN in media. From Janet Jackson to Eartha Kitt, here are love letters to our Black Beauty icons
You don’t get Ashley Graham’s expert glow without some beginner missteps. “Who doesn’t have a bad tanning story when it comes to self-tanner?” Graham admits over Zoom. The model, who looks radiant in a high ponytail and sun-kissed tan, calls in from a conference room, where products surround her from her new Ultimate Glow Kit.
Joelle Avelino + Getty For the State of Black Beauty, ELLE.com chatted with six Black icons to hear how they define Black beauty and how they see themselves in the space—in their own words. When I grew up, there was only one Black doll on the market. Her name was Sasha and she was made
Updated 02-17-2021 Androgynous haircuts and hairstyles can be worn on either men or women. They tend to toe the line between “feminine” and “masculine,” often combining elements of popular haircuts and hairstyles like buzz cuts, pixies, Mohawks, fades, and bobs. Many androgynous haircuts require a lot of upkeep because they have shaved sides or designs