This mirror makes putting on your makeup in bad lighting a thing of the past

December 05, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC According to an old proverb I found on Quotes.com, “The best mirror of all is an old friend.” While that’s a nice sentiment, I’m here to tell you that the best mirror is actually the Simplehuman Sensor Mirror Pro ($400). Which is why I’m begging someone (anyone!) to buy … Continue reading This mirror makes putting on your makeup in bad lighting a thing of the past

This 5-in-1 makeup-skin-care hybrid will cut your entire routine down to a single step

November 30, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC There are three elements that any beauty pro will tell you should be a part of your post-cleanse morning skin routine: an antioxidant serum, a moisturizer, and an SPF. No matter what your skin goals are, that’s the bare minimum roster of things you should be slathering on … Continue reading This 5-in-1 makeup-skin-care hybrid will cut your entire routine down to a single step

If I could use only one makeup product for the rest of my life, it’d be this $18 foundation stick

November 08, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC I remember the day the Flesh Beauty foundation sticks came across my desk. It was about a year and a half ago, and the just-launched line (a brainchild of beauty industry vet Linda Wells) exploded into the makeup world with its 40 shade range and other fun pigmented … Continue reading If I could use only one makeup product for the rest of my life, it’d be this $18 foundation stick

The most hydrating foundation money can buy, according to makeup artists

October 31, 2019 at 09:24PM by CWC To me, the thought of plastering goopy foundation onto dry skin evokes the same response as the thought of nails on a chalkboard. The resulting cakey-ness of slicking one dry thing against another is downright unappealing, and leaves behind a complexion that is the complete opposite of the … Continue reading The most hydrating foundation money can buy, according to makeup artists

I tried a NASA-inspired, temperature-regulated makeup bag—here’s what I thought

October 24, 2019 at 01:30AM by CWC Technological beauty advancements have definitely taken an interesting turn in 2019, as skin-care micro-fridges and mess-free skin-care applicators (yes, really) have garnered a lot of attention over the past few months. However, expect the trend to also carry over into your accessories, especially as startups like Livana develop … Continue reading I tried a NASA-inspired, temperature-regulated makeup bag—here’s what I thought

CVS is the first drugstore to allow makeup swatching in the beauty aisles

October 22, 2019 at 08:13PM by CWC As I waltzed down the newly revamped beauty aisles of a CVS store in New York City’s Times Square this morning, I noticed something very different… something I have never seen before in the history of drugstore makeup and skin care: beauty product testers. I repeat: CVS is … Continue reading CVS is the first drugstore to allow makeup swatching in the beauty aisles

4 looks that prove iridescent makeup is actually wearable

October 22, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC It’s prime time to play with makeup. Call it the Euphoria effect, or the more updated way to wear shimmer, but iridescent makeup is e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e. And I’m not mad about it. Whether it’s eyelids speckled with mermaid-esque hues, Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century-inspired lip gloss, or cheekbones that shine … Continue reading 4 looks that prove iridescent makeup is actually wearable

3 pro tricks to smooth out uneven texture with your makeup

October 18, 2019 at 11:17PM by CWC There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to cover an uneven skin texture with your makeup, only to have it flake, look cakey, or just stand out more rather than blend in with the rest of your face. (Besides, perhaps, swiping on a brand-new mascara that just clumps, or … Continue reading 3 pro tricks to smooth out uneven texture with your makeup

This is the most Googled drugstore makeup brand in the U.S.—here are the 5 items to buy

October 07, 2019 at 11:00PM by CWC If someone were to check my Google history, they’d find any variety of searches on how to apply liquid eyeshadow, which blushes are the easiest to use with minimal effort, and how to perfectly match my foundation. But if you were to check the makeup-related inquiries of the … Continue reading This is the most Googled drugstore makeup brand in the U.S.—here are the 5 items to buy

What makes a good foundation brush? We asked makeup artists

October 06, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC I use my fingers to apply (my often mis-matched) foundation. I’m not all that embarrassed about, but a better option for application is, of course, a foundation brush, which can help you control coverage—from sheer to full—and, you know, prevent you from looking like the joker. (Number of … Continue reading What makes a good foundation brush? We asked makeup artists

3 fail-proof ways to remove your makeup so that every last bit is gone

October 04, 2019 at 05:22PM by CWC Over the last few years, the double cleanse has become about as popular as leopard midi skirts or posting pictures of yourself as an old person to Instagram—nearly everyone has gotten involved. Thanks to K-Beauty, we know now that if we wear makeup, sometimes we need more than … Continue reading 3 fail-proof ways to remove your makeup so that every last bit is gone

I swapped my $514 makeup routine for an $83 one from the drugstore

October 03, 2019 at 06:18PM by CWC One of the biggest perks of being a beauty editor is that part of my literal job is to test makeup products, which means, as you can probably imagine, I’ve racked up quite the personal collection. Whether it’s a pricey foundation that will make your skin glow like a … Continue reading I swapped my $514 makeup routine for an $83 one from the drugstore

The $23 Korean tabletop makeup organizer Redditors can’t stop talking about

October 02, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC Whether you’re a fan or not, you can’t deny that cosmetics queen Kylie Jenner sure knows how to organize her makeup. Me, on the other hand, not so much. My current method is putting my everyday products in one makeup bag, my rarely used ones in another, and … Continue reading The $23 Korean tabletop makeup organizer Redditors can’t stop talking about

This 4-ingredient homemade makeup remover can actually take care of business

October 01, 2019 at 02:30AM by CWC A beauty commandment we can all agree on: Take your makeup off before bed. If not for the sake of your nightly skin-care ritual, for the sake of your very delicate face: Because skin absorbs leftover product, sleeping in the stuff (for shame!) can clog pores, worsen acne, … Continue reading This 4-ingredient homemade makeup remover can actually take care of business

Makeup artists say nothing wakes your face up quicker than a swipe of this (and it’s not concealer)

September 29, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC I may not wear foundation or eyeshadow or lipstick every day, but I always swipe on a blush as a way to look put together in a flash (and mascara, but, duh). I strongly feel that a pop of color on the apples of your cheeks is the … Continue reading Makeup artists say nothing wakes your face up quicker than a swipe of this (and it’s not concealer)

I’m a minimalist makeup advocate—here’s why I converted to matte foundation

September 23, 2019 at 04:30AM by CWC I’ve always been a low-maintenance makeup fan. As a 12 year old, I spent summer afternoons happily posted up in front of my bathroom mirror, practicing mascara-application tips I had read about in magazines, teaching myself how to use an eyelash curler, and trying (and failing) to figure … Continue reading I’m a minimalist makeup advocate—here’s why I converted to matte foundation

This makeup artist trick will make your lashes look five times thicker—no mascara required

September 19, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC There’s a lot most of us are willing to do in pursuit of more luxurious eyelashes. Between lash lifts, lash extensions, lash serums, false lashes, and good old-fashioned mascara, there’s clearly no shortage of options out there to help women get the longer, fuller and lashes of their dreams. But … Continue reading This makeup artist trick will make your lashes look five times thicker—no mascara required

How a Well+Good beauty editor does clean makeup on marathon days

September 18, 2019 at 04:30AM by CWC https://content.jwplatform.com/players/7ym3VWSn-AjgxWzQ7.js Busy day beauty nightmare: Your makeup looks flawless in the morning, but by the time you get a chance to check the mirror at EOD you find yourself looking like some sort of shiny melted person. Yeah, not the goal. For days you know you won’t have … Continue reading How a Well+Good beauty editor does clean makeup on marathon days

This $15 cleansing milk rivals micellar water when you need to melt away makeup

September 16, 2019 at 08:29PM by CWC Removing makeup is one of my least favorite things, ever. Putting it on? Always a good time. But when it comes time to take it off, it can be really hard to get rid of every last bit—looking at you, liquid eyeliner!—for a totally clean face. While micellar … Continue reading This $15 cleansing milk rivals micellar water when you need to melt away makeup