It’s no secret that we're big fans of eyebrows and digital beauty brands, so when Emily Weiss and the team at Glossier launched their new Boy Brow ($16) product this week, they definitely caught our full attention. The Glossier and Into The Gloss founder sat down with Allure this week to talk about what makes this product different from the rest: They say its unique pomade-like texture inspired the name and the results. According to Weiss, Boy Brow creates a subtle, filled-in effect without drawing on the skin like a pencil. It also conditions and gives the hair a soft, flexible hold without the crunchy or shiny finish of a gel. Weiss went on to explain that given Glossier’s focus (and, really, the industry-wide trend of glowing, dewy skin), a brow product was an obvious next step for the digital brand. She says it is the perfect finishing touch to the skincare-as-makeup look, and we couldn’t agree more. [Allure]
While you might be considering trying out a new hair colour for fall, what about your cut? The Huffington Post says to look no further than Hollywood, where collarbone-length styles are absolutely having a moment. Gorgeous leading ladies like Carey Mulligan, Gabrielle Union, and Salma Hayek have all recently been spotted rocking the clavicle-grazing cut, and we’re fans, too. The major reasons to love this look? First, it's a super-flattering style that complements every face shape. Second, the style allows you to keep a bit of length without feeling like you're totally weighed down by your hair. And lastly (but maybe most importantly for some), this in-demand length makes it is still possible to pull your strands into a ponytail. Maybe a trip to the salon this weekend is in order after all! [Huffington Post]
Do you feel like you’ve tried every breakout remedy on the market? As beauty editors, we thought we’d seen it all until this week, when InStyle dropped some knowledge about a new Korean beauty trend we are dying to try: acne-killing stickers! That’s right, stickers (and not of the Lisa Frank variety, either). These translucent stickers are infused with acne-killing ingredients like salicylic acid and tea tree oil to create a potent spot treatment that won’t smear on your pillowcase. We recommend trying The Face Shop’s Clear Intensive Patches ($2 for 10) or Sarah Chapman Spot Stickers ($40). Allow the ingredients to work their magic while you sleep, and wake up to a dramatic reduction in size—that is, if the bump doesn't disappear altogether. [InStyle]
Every beauty girl has a dark side—especially during fall, when darker hues are all the rage, from lips to nails to shadows and beyond. If you're feeling moody when it comes to your makeup, look no further than this tutorial from Makeup.com. With the help of makeup artist MR, channel your inner goth goddess to create a gorgeous smoky eye and a full plum lip. To get the look, make sure you're prepared with royal purple, rich brown, and gold shimmery eyeshadows. We love NARS Single Eye Shadow ($25) in Daphne, Urban Decay Cosmetics Eye Shadow ($19) in Buck, and Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow ($22) in Champagne. [Makeup.com]
Do you spray your perfume on your wrists in the morning or even walk through a spritz in the hope of carrying the scent around all day? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Luckily, your morning routine is about to change. Thanks to PureWow, we know a bit more about where to spray our favourite fall fragrance on the body to make sure the scent stays with us all day long. French fragrance label LeLabo set the record straight, highlighting some interesting areas for fragrance application we will be using going forward. Aside from the pulse points behind your knees and in the bend of your arm, LeLabo recommends applying fragrance to the top of your head for a light aroma that stays put, as well as behind the ears, to avoid tarnishing your necklaces. Make sure to spray the fragrance at least 10 inches from your hair, so you don’t dry out that perfect new fall 'do. [PureWow]
Skincare is never short on new must-have ingredients, so in addition to your new favourite royal ingredient, what about adding a little rose to your routine? According to SheFinds, rosehip oil is the new vitamin-rich ingredient we all need to add to our skincare product rotation. It is said to offer benefits like stimulating collagen production, reducing fine lines, and, most importantly, hydrating your skin. We recommend adding Laura Mercier's ‘Flawless Skin’ Infusion de Rose Nourishing Oil ($56) to your product arsenal. Made with rosehip oil, sunflower oil, and macadamia seed oil, this multitasking, multiuse product provides skin with a ton of moisture, helps fight free-radical damage, and can be used on everything, from taming flyaways to soothing dry cuticles. [SheFinds]
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