If you’re like me, you basically only know Gwyneth Paltrow as Margot Tenenbaum and can hardly name another movie she’s in (save for checking her IMDB, which I just did). If you were born after the late ’90s, though, there’s a decent chance you only know Paltrow because of her self-proclaimed status as a modern health guru and lifestyle aficionado. I spent a lot of time being irritated that Margot Tenenbaum, my favorite chain smoking idol, had become a “lifestyle influencer” toting $125,000 dumbbells and $1,000 toilet paper because how could that not be infuriating? The dark, lethargic Wes Anderson character that I’d known and adored for so long had become now the poster child for clean eating and vaginal steaming.
There’s no better feeling than walking outside as spring approaches and feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin after months of bleak weather and overwhelming greyness. It’s at this time of year that I can’t help but allow my beauty routine to reflect the changing season, and there’s no era that symbolizes fresh-faced beauty and sunkissed style more than the 1970s in California.
Celebrities: they’re just like us! Well, kind of. Everyone cringes a little bit when forced to look at pictures from junior high that are chock-full of overly-plucked brows, poorly straightened hair, and foundation two shades too dark. Lucky for us, nobody can Google those images. But perhaps unluckily for celebrities, we can Google their junior high images! Beauty transformations are so fascinating, always reflecting a shift in age, a shift in style, or a shift in colloquial beauty trends. Here are six celebrities who have gone through beauty transformations, big or small, and are looking better than ever today!
As we approach Earth Day 2017, it’s time for all of us to take a critical look at our own personal impact on the beautiful planet we call home. Though you may not know it, your beauty routine is one of the ways you regularly impact the planet, good or bad. From packaging to ingredients, these are 6 things about your beauty regimen and the products you use that may be hurting Mother Earth so you can knock it off and protect our planet!
In the wake of the Women’s March, A Day Without A Woman, and International Women’s Day, there’s no time like the present to profile some of the female-run big names in beauty. These major players in the beauty industry are headed up by some badass women and make products that I love. They emphasize and complement natural beauty, and you definitely need to know about them! From skincare to makeup to hair care, these brilliant babes have you covered.
As someone who dealt with skin issues and a plethora of allergies throughout my teens and earlier twenties, I’ve been around the makeup block. Turning totally to all-natural makeup brands was a huge challenge a few years ago, but so many organic, all-natural, cruelty-free, you-name-it brands have cropped up throughout the beauty world over the past couple of years that it’s easy as pie to make the switch nowadays. These brands will not only emphasize that natural beauty you’ve already got, but they actually work, while still treating your skin right.
Is there anything better than a great lip color? Without thinking too hard, just answer: no. A great lip can pull an entire look together, allow you to go almost otherwise-makeup-free, make you look amazing, and add a little life to any boring outfit. Don’t ever let someone tell you a hue isn’t right for your skin tone. Wear whatever you want and whatever makes you feel fab.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the last year, it’s that I love South Korean beauty products, and I’m definitely not alone. The cutesy, colorful packaging may be what drew me in (and the rumors that their innovative ingredients would make my skin glow), but the quality is what has enslaved me to the SoKo beauty lifestyle. We should thank the beauty and internet gods for making it possible to have these wonderful things sent directly to our door.