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What We Can Learn From Zendaya’s Beauty Transformation


Zendaya is a huge beauty icon and a role model to many individuals. Ever since she starred in Shake It Up! and moved onto playing K.C. Cooper in K.C. Undercover, she’s been getting a lot of attention in the spotlight. She’s also starred in plenty of films and people are keeping up with her fashion and beauty choices more than ever.


You can’t deny that Zendaya has completely transformed from an adorable adolescent to a stunning, strong adult. Now, her taste in fashion is killing the game and her makeup is even more fierce. Not to mention that she does her own makeup when attending events—and she’s pretty darn good at it. Here are some tips for you to achieve her most stunning looks.

Thick Brows
Zendaya is known for her beautiful, fierce brows. It’s clear that Zendaya loves to fill in her brows for that bold, dramatic look. Also, she doesn’t go overboard with filling them in. Since she’s someone who likes a natural look, lightly filling them in will not only make them look thicker, but natural as well.

Try: Stila Stay All Day Precision Glide Brow Pencil, $11,

Simple Eyes
Zendaya’s eye looks are very simple, but also really elegant. She tends to stick with neutral colors such as browns, nudes, and even soft reds and pinks. Whether she wings her eyes with eyeliner or not, she’ll also add a touch of mascara during the day or falsies for an evening look. For this look, we recommend sticking to neutral shades and lots of mascara to really make our eyes pop.

Try: Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Palette, $45,

Courtesy of Zendaya/Instagram

Neutral Lips
Matching her eye looks, the lipsticks she puts on are almost always neutral. Since Zendaya is big on natural glamour, she loves to fill her plump lips with nudes, mauves, pale roses, or even a clear gloss. So, when in doubt, go nude! Everyone looks great in a good nude lipstick and it goes with almost any eye look.

Try: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Ludwig, $20,

Courtesy of Zendaya/Instagram

Natural Skin
Zendaya already has chiseled cheekbones and a defined face. Her contour isn’t too extreme, but enough to enhance her facial features. Also, we’ve seen Zendaya loving blush to bring out her cheekbones and bring some color to her face, as well as using highlights to bring out a natural-looking glow. If you want to achieve that natural glow, don’t abuse contouring; blush is your best friend and highlighting is definitely your wing girl.

Try: Tarte Limited-Edition Tarteist™ Contour Palette Version III, $45,

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What We Can Learn From Zendaya’s Beauty Transformation: Featured image courtesy of Zendaya/Instagram

5 Stunning Eyeshadows For That Crimson Autumn Look


Just like every other season, autumn comes with its own scents, looks, and colors. You step outside, take in the cool, crisp air, and admire the leaves beautifully changing colors on the trees. The deep reds, oranges, and browns are so gorgeous that wearing them on our eyes is what any makeup lover needs during this time of the year.

What’s more enchanting than smoking out your eyes with rich shades of reds or deep tones of browns? The colors of autumn are inviting and wearing any of its shades will have you blending right into the atmosphere; that’s why we need them all.

Cosmetic brands almost never let the fall season slip away so easily. By taking advantage of the gorgeous season, brands turn the fall colors into shadows and complement these colors with even more charming shades, creating the perfect palette to wear throughout the coming months. There are tons of palettes to choose from, but we picked out our top five favorites for you to consider.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette, $42,

It’s clear that almost everyone knows about this palette and just how amazing it is. Anastasia Beverly Hills came out with this essential eyeshadow collection with 14 shades in neutral to berry tones. From earthy yellows to shimmery golds with a metallic finish, these shadows are high-pigmented — they are also fade-resistant.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, $54,

If fiery reds are what you’re looking for, then this palette is what you need. The Naked Heat palette from Urban Decay features 12 amber-hued neutrals including warm browns, burnt oranges, and rich siennas. Smoke out your eyes with any of their smooth red-brown mattes or glimmering coppers and deep bronzes. Each shade blends precisely with a velvet texture and ultimate staying power, making the perfect sunset or crimson eye look.

Colourpop Yes, Please! Pressed Powder Shadow Palette, $16,

For Colourpop’s first ever fixed 12-pan palette, it’s stunning. The palette features the hottest shades from brick red to pale peachy nude to deep reddish brown. Each shade is highly pigmented and applies on evenly, feels ultra-velvety, and leaves your skin silky. Whether the finish is matte or metallic, they will always blend out perfectly to achieve smokey warm tones.

Morphe 35OM – 35 Color Matte Nature Glow, $22.99,

If this palette doesn’t scream autumn, then nothing does. Morphe’s Color Matte Nature Glow says it all with their warm-toned shades resembling colors straight from a forest during fall. Every shade is creamy, highly pigmented, and blends together perfectly. Also, each color is a matte finish for those deep smokey looks.

Juvia’s Place Nubian Eyeshadow Palette, $28,

Juvia’s Place is well-known for their amazing eyeshadow palettes. Their Nubian palette features four transition mattes and eight shimmery pearl-textured colors that are breathtaking to wear during this season. The colors on the palette are essential neutral colors such as sandy nude, rich brown, and their reddish brown shimmer finish. Just like their other palettes, this one is highly pigmented and blends flawlessly.

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5 Stunning Eyeshadows For That Crimson Autumn Look: Featured image courtesy of Colourpop

Stunning Hair Colors Fitting for Fall


Autumn is a season that causes the world to completely change colors. With the leaves on the trees transforming to beautiful shades of yellows, oranges, browns, and reds, people tend to fit these colors into their lives, too. People start decorating their homes according to the new season by changing their bedsheets to the colors of fall, placing a few pumpkin and ghost knickknacks around the place to set the mood, and even switching up their wardrobes to a more cozy and cool-toned style — like sweaters for fall! But what many people love about fall, and not just the PSL, is dyeing their hair to fit the season! Autumn calls for a hair change in both cut and color. There are tons of different hair colors you can choose; from light brown to copper or honey blonde, people get creative with their hair around this time of the year. Check out a few of our favorite stunning hair colors fitting for fall. 


Mocha Ombré
Mocha is easily one of the more popular hair colors for the Fall, mainly because it’s a cool-toned color suitable for the cooler and crisper autumn air. If you already have a blonde ombré, tone it down to a more fresh, mocha shade, like going from the hot summer to the cozy fall.

Inferno Ombré
This is one of the more interesting colors you can pick for your new hair color during fall. It’s a stunning fade from deep red to a luscious blonde, so if you can’t decide on dyeing your hair either or blonde, this is definitely the perfect fit for you.

Dark Chocolate Highlights
If you want your hair to show off a deep color, this gorgeous dark chocolate highlight hair dye is certainly ideal. Rather than black, consider a dark brown when switching up your hair color for autumn. We can all get tired of the lighter colors, which makes this one a fresh new change.

Hazelnut Blonde
Autumn isn’t just about browns and reds when it comes to hair color; blondes are acceptable, too! If you want to go blonde this fall, but don’t want it to be a summery blonde, this beautiful hazelnut blonde shade will fit your liking. And, without a doubt, you’ll get tons of compliments.

What’s fall without some shades of auburn? For this breathtaking hair shade, this auburn dye literally comes straight out of the rich red leaves from the fall trees. Even though it leans more into the red-toned family, auburn also has its moment for being cool-toned, but still warm.

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Featured image courtesy of The Right Hairstyles.

Top Beauty Looks From NYFW


New York Fashion Week is one of the many big events that take place in the city. The streets are filled with fashionable individuals rocking high-end designers or even slaying the sidewalks with their very own looks. However, the models aren’t the only ones dressed to impress; from popping, bright colors to mink or leather, the city itself becomes a fashion show during this time. As much as we love viewing videos or photos from the shows and admiring the pieces from the designers, many people don’t acknowledge the beauty theme for each show. Makeup and hair play just as an important a role as the pieces from the collections of any fashion show. The themes can go from simple and natural to bold and dark. Every model is beautiful in their own way, which makes the beauty part of the game an even more interesting feature to the runway shows. While the makeup and hair may be similar, every model wears them differently. That being said, here are the top beauty looks from NYFW. 


Pamella Roland SS18 X Frédéric Fekkai

For her SS18 collection, Pamella Roland brought in Stefanie Francois, the lead stylist at Frédéric Fekkai, and created a stunningly sleek and clean hairstyle and makeup that surely brought the collection to life. The entire look was created with Frédéric Fekkai’s collection The One and was inspired by highlighting every model’s high points on the face as well as embracing their natural features.

Banana Republic SS18, by Stila Cosmetics

This gorgeous look was created by Sarah Lucero, Stila Cosmetics, and Global Executive Director of Creative Artistry for Banana Republic. The look featured a dewy face and used Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color to shape the brows. For the eyes, Lucero opted to go for bold and lengthy lashes all while staying on the natural side. The look is finished with flushed cheeks and soft pink lips.

Brock SS18

The models had gorgeous burgundy-smokey eyes with a touch of bronze. The look reflected a romantic feel that brought the entire collection of floral and patterns together.

Jeremy Scott SS18

While the makeup here was minimal, the clothing is what did all the talking. Even though there wasn’t any eyeshadow, lipstick, foundation, blush, etc., the models had crystals glued below their low lashes for a pop of shine. Certainly creative and unique for a no-makeup look.

Fenty x Puma SS18

The Fenty x Puma collection definitely was one that was most talked about. And, yes, you guessed it: the models wore Rihanna’s makeup line Fenty Beauty to give them a blinding glow on the runway. A highlighter from the line was placed on the models’ cheekbones, eyelids, and the inner corners of their eyes, making every model on the runway a shining star.

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Top Beauty Looks From NYFW: Images courtesy of E! Online, Vogue, PopSugar, Harpers Bazaar, nitrolicious, and Creative Media Marketing. Featured image courtesy of Stila Cosmetics.

Stay Shine-Free With These 5 Matte Foundations


For us oily-skinned people, summer time is a nightmare. The foundation that we use throughout the rest of the year keeps our faces looking smooth and hydrated with a dewy finish to beat the dry cold. But now, those dewy-finish foundations are no good this time of the year because they make us look like a grease ball from the scorching heat. The only way to prevent your face from melting like a popsicle is to switch up your foundation and get your hands on a product that will leave your skin with a matte finish. Don’t be bummed out by the thought of searching through tons of brands to choose your ideal matte foundation—we did the searching for you! Any of these five foundations will work wonders for oily to combination skin and will leave a perfect matte finish all while keeping your skin hydrated and healthy.


Make Up For Ever’s Mattifying Foundation is full coverage for those who want a heavy duty foundation. It’s shine-controlling, water-resistant to beat off sweat, and oil-free for the ideal matte with powdered finish. It also hides imperfections, evens out the skin tone, and is long lasting for days under the sun.

5 Sunscreens That Won’t Clog Pores


No matter how much we love the sun, it’s harmful for our fragile skin. Even though sunscreen is the best solution to blocking out the powerful rays, many of us can’t use just any ordinary sunblock because of our sensitive skin. We end up with irritation, redness, and acne, which is not the look we’re going for! Luckily, there are brands that have sunblocks that are perfect for acne-prone skin. These five sunblocks won’t clog pores or irritate the skin, and they’re definitely gentle for your face.


La Roche-Posay’s sunscreen is ideal for those with sensitive skin. Not only is the product fast-absorbing, but it’s lightweight, water resistant for 80 minutes, and has a matte finish. It fights against UVA/UVB rays and also reduces the appearances of sun damage.

How To Achieve The Best Bikini Zone


Almost every single woman has the struggle of maintaining the ideal bikini zone. Trying to find the perfect products and techniques that best suits your body without suffering from harsh bumps can be a crazy challenge. All we want is a smooth, soft bikini area. Is that too much to ask? There are multiple hair-removal options that can grant us our wish for the perfect bikini zone, and the majority of women choose laser hair removal to completely demolish their stubborn hair. However, we should all acknowledge the facts that come with any hair removal alternative. Luckily, Aesthetic Mentors instructor and expert Jenya Titova tells us what is and what isn’t great for our bikini area when it comes to removing hair.


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“Pay attention to how your skin reacts when shaving. Do you get bumps and redness? If so, you need an exfoliating and moisturizing routine,” Titova suggests. For shaving, you must always keep your razor sharp and new by replacing your razor every two to three weeks. Make sure you shave slowly; ingrowns and irritation appear if you’re moving the razor too quickly. Go slower around the bikini area since the angles are more difficult to get the hairs. Finally, moisturize! Moisturizing will help cool and prevent bumps and redness around the areas you shaved.

5 Best Highlighters For That Dewy Summer Look


Highlighters are the cherry to the sundae; a look isn’t complete without some radiance. Yes, they are meant to glow the high points to your face and totally blind your surroundings. But in the summer, highlighters can be looked at in a different way.

You’re all bronzed up from either the sun or bronzer (of course), and you’re looking too matte with your new tan. How about adding some highlight for a dewy finish and achieve that true summer glow? Nothing compliments your tan more than a few swipes of highlighter to your cheekbones, tip of the nose, the inner corners of your eyes, under the brow bone, cupid’s bow, above the brow (why not?), and the collarbone and shoulders to really give off a dewy appearance. There are tons of highlighters to choose from, but not just any of them will succeed in giving you a dewy glow. We’ve picked out our top five favorite highlighters that don’t let anyone down. Find out which of these is best for you!

Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter, $38,

Their bestselling, creamy highlighter is known to be highly pigmented to highlight your high points. The formula is enriched with ultra-fine, luminescent pearls that absorb, reflect, and even refract light to give you that natural glow. While it’s a pressed powder, this unique formula blends pigments with liquids, creating a creamy feel that applies on smoothly with a silky finish.

Special Things Beauty Brands Are Doing For Earth Day


Even though we should be taking care of our planet every day, Earth Day is where many people are dedicating their day to taking care of our home planet, like recycling, properly throwing out trash, keeping bodies of water clean, and other helpful acts that will keep the environment looking spick and span. Some of our favorite beauty brands are also becoming involved with Earth Day and keeping our planet green. These days, many beauty companies are creating products with ingredients straight from the environment all while avoiding harsh chemicals to keep our skin looking and feeling nourished. Some even have programs that include collecting a certain amount of empty packaging containers to recycle, rewarding you with a free beauty product in return. Click through to learn more about the special things beauty brands are doing for Earth Day.


Alima Pure

Satin Matte Foundations are $28 at Alima Pure

Alima Pure
One among many beauty companies helping our surroundings is Alima Pure. This cosmetics brand aims for minimal ingredients while giving maximum impact in their products. Designed for modern women with immense confidence, Alima Pure only produces makeup from the purest natural ingredients. Refraining from any inorganic and harsh ingredients, your skin will look its best. They believe that makeup is an empowering tool for self-expression. Alima Pure provides a diverse range of foundation shades and stunning colors to perfectly match your skin. The beauty brand is mostly famous for their Satin Matte Foundation, which is available in 45 shades and makes finding your shade simple. Alima Pure is also super affordable for the price of their products ranging from $14 – $46.