Summer Beauty Bargains: $15 and Under!
We kind of can’t believe the combination of wild glamour and amazing prices.
These gorgeous stains give a summery pop of color and they’re surprisingly low-maintenance—swipe them on and they last all day.
The Five Makeup Brushes Everyone Should Own
by Sonia Kashuk
The big one is airy, so both blush and powder go on subtle and natural. The smudger diffuses any liner into hazy perfection. The angled crease makes shadow go on in the perfect shape. The domed shadow blender also works to spot-apply powder where you’re shiny. And the concealer brush is synthetic, so it smooths on foundation (or any cream formula) like nothing else.
Wild (Temporary) Haircolor!
Simply work a powder (there are nine shades in all) directly into hair to create an ombré, colored tip or bright stripe-of-color look, then spritz with hairspray to seal in place. It comes out in about one to two washes.
Avril Lavigne Gave Me a Manicure!
In this hotel room! For real! She claims to have loved nails since high school and got super-inspired on a trip to Tokyo: “The girls there had such wild, crazy nails,” she says. The limited-edition designs she created with Sally Hansen are definitely wild and crazy: I chose from a glittery skull and crossbones, blue leopard print and sparkly blue ombré, but in the end went with her favorite, this excellent plaid. (Like the originals, they’re made of real nail polish so they stick on easily—no glue or top coat needed—and last up to 10 days.)
This ultra-nourishing blend of seaweed extract plus kukui and neem oils creates a sudsy lavender-scented lather...and leaves skin silkily moisturized.
These edge-of-a-heat-wave colors from Canadian chain Joe Fresh are amazing on eyes, cheeks and lips: bright yet totally flattering.
We love a smooth, super-gentle wide-tooth comb to detangle wet hair without snagging. This one is only six bucks.
The more you use, the wetter your hair looks!
Steal a few women’s makeup bags and we bet you’ll see at least one bottle of True Match, the bestselling foundation in America. It’s beloved for its natural, skin-perfecting finish (not to mention its adorable, vaguely clinical bottle). Now, with nine new shades, anyone—from lightest to darkest—can find their perfect formula.
Total Summery Freshness: Cucumber
Packed with anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, cucumbers are hydrating, refreshing and utterly soothing.
This is an old-school slap bracelet with a magnet on it for holding bobby pins. Silly yet wildly practical!
Post-Workout Skincare Essentials
Kate Albarelli will work you to limb-shaking exhaustion in the barre-based Figure 4 classes she created at Pure Yoga in New York City, but whatever your favorite exercise, her post-gym routine will leave you looking (and feeling) better.
1. “As a redhead, I have eyelashes so light that mascara is absolutely necessary—this one doesn’t sweat off!”
2. “The gentlest, most effective remover was and still is these moisturizing wipes. I swear by them.”
3. “This sunscreen doesn’t make me break out and it provides serious protection. I don’t mess around with the sun!”
4. “Soaking your feet in Epsom salts really makes a difference, whether you’ve been out in heels all night or had a tough class.”
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