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Trending Nude Lip Products From Matte to Glossy

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Nude lips products are all the rage this year, and we can understand why: it’s so effortless, yet polished. Nude lips are pretty much perfect for any occasion and if you aren’t completely won over yet, we’re here to convince you. These lip products are some of the best on the market and their range of nude lip colors for various skin tones is no except. Whether you like lip stains, matte liquid lipsticks, or gloss, there’s a nude lip product here for you.

A Matte Liquid Lipstick: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
Stila’s liquid lipsticks are a cult favorite in the beauty community and it’s pretty obvious why: not only is the color range flattering on all skin tones, but they really do last a long time without budging. The shade “Caramello” is a light nude lipstick perfect for lighter skin tones. For medium to dark skin tones, try “Dolce,” a beautiful chocolatey shade. It even has a little glitter it in for subtle sparkle!

A Lip Gloss: RealHer Lip Plumping Lip Gloss
RealHer’s products are more than just pretty packaging: they are reliable and effective. Their Lip Plumping Lip Gloss in the shade “Deep Nude” will make you rethink how you feel about lip gloss. It’s not sticky, lasts a long time, and makes your lips look a little fuller. It comes a part of their Deep Nude Lip Kit, which also includes a Nude Lip Liner and Matte Liquid Lipstick.
PS. Use code CLICHEMAG at checkout for 10% off your purchase!

A Lip Stain: LORAC Alter Ego Hydrating Lip Stain
Lip stains are perfect for anyone who wants color on their lips without feeling like they are wearing lipstick. Enter LORAC’s Alter Ego Hydrating Lip Stain. These highly pigmented products contain ingredients like Shea Butter and Evening Primrose Oil to keep your lips hydrated and healthy.

A Creamy Lipstick: Maybelline Color Sensational Loaded Bolds Lipstick
Maybelline is another go-to lipstick brand for beauty enthusiasts for many reasons. Not only do their lip products come in a wide range of different finishes and colors, but they work well, too! Their Loaded Bolds Lipstick is no exception. With over 20 super-saturated shades, it’s the nude colors that catch our eye. Who said nude shades had to be boring?

Which nude lipsticks are you loving at the moment? Let us know in the comments below!

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BY MEGAN PORTORREAL
Trending Nude Lip Products From Matte to Glossy: Featured image courtesy of RealHer

Faux Fur Pom-Pom Shoes We Love From Cecelia New York

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The faux fur pom-pom trend has blown up over the past couple years thanks to the combined efforts of Cara Delevingne and Fendi, and for good reason: they’ve made the iconic item more sophisticated than ever before. Now, designer Ashley Cole is giving everyone an even more stylish way to wear them: on your feet! She started her brand Cecelia New York, named after her eldest daughter, in 2013 and ever since has created trendy, functional footwear for women on the go. Now, she’s taking the pom-pom trend to a whole new level this fall. Trust us: if you haven’t tried the pom-pom trend yet, you will want to now. Here are the faux fur pom-pom shoes we love from Cecelia New York, all available on Anthropologie.com.

 

Cecelia New York Liv Pommed Block Heels in Black or Grey, $208
Two-inch block heels are definitely “in” at the moment, but the ankle strap and single pom added to this shoe brings this style from cute to trendy. We love the colors in this pom the most. Available in either black or grey, these shoes are fun, perfect for a cocktail party or evening event, and the low heel makes this style easy to wear and office-appropriate.

Cecelia New York Faux Fur Pom Front Booties in Neutral, $248
Everyone’s fall repertoire should contain at least one pair of tan or neutral booties. Not only do they pretty much go with anything, but they are also incredibly flattering. Kick your average tan booties up a notch with these pom-pom booties, which have three poms lining the front of the boot. The poms give off a cozy, warm vibe and the block heel takes these from casual to classy.

Cecelia New York Faux Fur Pom Front Booties in Black, $248
If you’re feeling adventurous, these booties in black will be sure to get heads turning. In the same style as the neutral booties, these tick all the boxes for a fall must-have (black, suede, and a block heel) while making a bold statement with the multi-colored faux fur pom-poms. Get your hands on these Italian-made leather booties and you’ll want to wear them every chance you get.

Shop the Cecelia New York collection at anthropologie.com and cecelianewyork.com

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BY MEGAN PORTORREAL

Faux Fur Pom-Pom Shoes We Love From Cecelia New York: Photographs courtesy of Anthropologie

Ed Letter: Oct/Nov 2017

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The first thing Teel Yes co-founder Rui said to me mere minutes after we were introduced at Biggercode in New York City was “I love your earrings.” They were triangular, navy and gold Jenny Bird Flagstaff earrings and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t receive compliments whenever I wear them. When two passionate jewelry enthusiasts come together, complimenting each other’s choice of accessories is always a great icebreaker.

 

“I love yours,” I told her, inspecting her gold-tone water drop earrings that hung almost to the base of her neck. They were minimalistic and delicate, but so stylish, and perfectly appropriate for the preview event she was hosting.

“Thank you!” she smiled. “They’re from our collection. Let me show you.”

From there, Rui led me over to the long, decorated table where her jewelry pieces were laid out and walked me through the collections designed by YVMIN and MOB Legend. All the pieces were simply beautiful, intricate, and well-designed. I loved them all and knew right away that our Cliché readers would love them, too.

That’s my favorite part of my job: introducing fresh, new brands to as many people as possible and giving creators I admire a platform to get their message across and their products out there. In this issue, we are spotlighting a ton of our favorite fashion brands and beauty products you may not know about yet. There’s the brand Sand & Sky on pg. 22, whose coveted Pink Clay face mask has caused quite the buzz in the beauty and skincare community, and Petite Studio’s Fall Collection on pg. 36, which will make you rethink how you feel about mustard yellow and millennial pink. With fall finally in full swing, we are excited to try this year’s cool weather trends, makeup ideas, skincare tips, and much more.

Our two beautiful cover stars also have a lot to look forward to these next few months. Emma Kenney is gearing up for the season 8 premiere of Shameless, as is her loyal fan base, on November 5 on Showtime (pg. 96). Also, rising actress Madison Iseman is excited for the December release of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, where she plays the beautiful, but phone-obsessed, teenager Bethany. Sharing a character with Jack Black is just as crazy as it sounds, and Madison gives us all the details starting on pg. 88.

Happy reading!

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Megan Portorreal
EDITOR IN CHIEF

Now I want to hear from YOU! Got questions or comments about the new issue? Send me an e-mail at megan@clichemag.com or tweet me @meganportorreal for the fastest response! I am also on PinterestInstagram, and Tumblr.

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BY MEGAN PORTORREAL

Ed Letter: Oct/Nov 2017 originally appeared in Cliché Magazine’s Oct/Nov 2017 Issue. Photographs courtesy of Teel Yes

‘According to a Source’ by Abby Stern is a Glimpse Into Hollywood

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Even before you start Chapter 1 of According to a Source by Abby Stern, you get a sense of what’s to come with the opening quotes. One of the quotes, in particular, is by the late Carrie Fisher: “You can’t find any true closeness in Hollywood because everybody does the fake closeness so well.” I had these words in mind while reading the pages that followed and it really cemented the theme for the rest of the book.

 

©Martina Tolot

The narrator, Ella Warren, is an undercover freelance reporter for the popular celebrity news magazine The Life and spends her nights scouring nightclubs and exclusive restaurants looking for the next big viral story. At first, this secret double life of hers is perfect: she has a handsome boyfriend, celebrity best friends (including a beautiful British rising star and elite blogger/social media influencer), and a job she loves. But when a new Miranda Priestly-esque boss takes over and implements a competitive points system where writers must remain on top in order to keep their jobs, all that comes crumbling down.

Regardless of all the glamorous champagne toasts, hot actors coming and going, and exclusive parties, Ella begins to spend most of her time stressing about getting busted for her alias and getting fired. In a way, she is almost like Cinderella—except the party doesn’t start until after midnight—and you, as a reader, are waiting for the other shoe to drop. When it does, it’s not pretty.

What the author does well is mask the story’s big-name celebrities by giving them descriptive monikers, as opposed to coming up with made-up names. Though the book is obviously a work of fiction, half the fun is trying to figure out which real-life celebrities Stern is referring to when they are introduced as “Sexy Indie Film Actor” and “Triple Threat Pop Music Diva” (to be fair, a lot of celebrities fit those descriptions). Not only is it fun to do some detective work of your own, but it also paints a much more realistic picture in your head, one where you feel completely attached to the story’s L.A. setting.

According to a Source is stylish and fun, exciting and suspenseful, and would be enjoyed by fans of The Devil Wears Prada and Freeform’s The Bold Type. Available on Amazon.com.

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BY MEGAN PORTORREAL

‘According to a Source’ by Abby Stern is a Glimpse Into Hollywood: Published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press

Sales You’ll Want to Take Advantage of This Columbus Day

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It’s Columbus Day, and you know what that means: great sales! For those who are eager to shop and can’t wait until Black Friday, Columbus Day sales will satisfy that itch for the time being. From Bloomingdale’s offering 25% off on select items to Lord & Taylor offering a discount on their wide selection of shoes, you’ll want to scoop up these deals before they are gone. But hurry: most of these deals are here today, gone tomorrow. Here are just a few of the sales you’ll want to take advantage of this Columbus Day.

 

Bloomingdale’s
Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale is coming to an end today, so be sure to snag some of your favorite pieces for fall before it’s over! Take 25% off select items like this Patch Denim Jacket in Light Blue using code FRIENDS.

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5 Must-Have Pieces from Jewelry Brand Teel Yes

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The founders of Teel Yes shared something in common with most women currently living in New York City: they found keeping up with the city’s ever-changing trends overwhelming. With so many new trends emerging every week, wouldn’t it be easier to just have a stylish friend pick out the most fashionable pieces for us? That’s where Teel Yes comes in. The New York City-based jewelry brand works with contemporary jewelry designers and innovative artists to curate artful, yet simplistic pieces with a lot of personality. Here are 5 must-have pieces from Teel Yes that we absolutely love, and trust me: there’s a lot more where that came from.

 

Gold Tone Double Ball Ring, $36
You may not have been a fan of Geometry in high school, but in fashion, geometric shapes are where it’s at. This gold-tone double ball ring from the Mob Legend Geometric Jewelry series is both bold and effortless. Pair this with any outfit to add an extra bit of sophistication to your look.

Best Dressed on the Emmys Red Carpet 2017

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If you binge-watch television shows like it’s nobody’s business, then the annual Primetime Emmy Awards Ceremony is like your Super Bowl. TV’s biggest stars gathered yet again for the 69th year to honor and celebrate some of the most stellar performances we have ever seen in television history. And while we were certainly eager to watch this year’s host, Stephen Colbert, tell just about a dozen Donald Trump jokes (how great was that opening monologue, though?), we were even more excited to see what our favorite actors were wearing on the red carpet.

 

There were quite a few recurring trends we spotted on this year’s red carpet. From sleek, flattering black gowns (Michelle Pfeiffer in Oscar de la Renta and Emmy Rossum in Zac Posen) to white, princess-like dresses (Millie Bobby Brown in Calvin Klein and Sofia Vergara in Mark Zunino), there were so many looks that caught our attention. Red was also a popular color, seen on celebrities like Nicole Kidman in Calvin Klein by Appointment and Issa Rae in Vera Wang. There were also pops of blue (Ellie Kemper in Jenny Packham), purple (Lea Michele in Elie Saab), and all the shades of the rainbow (Zoe Kravitz in Dior).

With so many great looks, it’s so hard to pick a favorite. So here are just some of the best-dressed actors on the Emmys red carpet.

Best Dressed on the Emmys 2017 Red Carpet


 

Which celebrity looks from the red carpet were your favorite this year? Which ones didn’t you like? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

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BY MEGAN PORTORREAL

Best Dressed on Emmys Red Carpet 2017: Images courtesy of Getty, AP, and Wireimage

Katie Gallagher Presents “RAIN” SS18 Collection

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When most people think of rain, they think of inconvenience. They see a cold, wet, and dreary day. They think of mud, big gray clouds, thunder, and lightning. There are rain boots and slippery sidewalks and clunky umbrellas; there are people running for cover under trees and awnings. But when luxury ready-to-wear fashion designer Katie Gallagher thinks of rain, she sees the beauty and mystery in it, enough to base her entire Spring/Summer 2018 collection around it.

When Gallagher thinks of rain, she sees an early, rainy spring day in New York City, one where the rain quietly melts away any lingering ice on the sidewalk. Eventually, the fog lifts and the sun comes creeping through the parting storm clouds. The world is a combination of baby blue and black, morphing from one season to another.

Gallagher’s RAIN collection features just that: dark and breezy, yet icy, pieces. From lightweight layers and sheer garments to black tights and baby blue bodysuits, Gallagher’s vision of a rainy day is front and center. At the New York Fashion Week presentation earlier this month, the models walked out to an eerie mix by Gallagher and Mark McPheeters, all under moody greenish blue fluorescent lights. At the end, the music was drowned out by the sound of heavy rain.


 

Some of our favorite pieces from the collection include a translucent beaded black dress paired with opaque black tights, a baby blue bodysuit with matching netted leggings, tailored black ankle pants, and a bondage bodysuit.

The beauty looks, done by Bradley Miller for MAC Cosmetics (makeup) and Robert Totcherman for R&CO (hair), also helped make this collection pop. Loose double buns are effortless yet chic, and the icy eye shadow and pearl, teardrop-like embellishments were a nice touch.


 

For more information, visit www.katiegallagher.com.

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BY MEGAN PORTORREAL

Katie Gallagher Presents “RAIN” SS18 Collection: Photographs courtesy of Nico Iliev and Katie Gallagher

Fly By Midnight Release New Single “Vibe”

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Retro-pop duo Fly By Midnight is back with yet another original track that will make you fall in love with their music (if you haven’t already yet, that is). The aptly titled single “Vibe” is just what it sounds like: a sexy, fun, feel-good anthem you can jam to. It even inspired a mini-documentary called “The Vibe of Staten Island,” in partnership with Urban Outfitters, out soon.

 

In the new single, the duo sings: “I throw it your way / You’re catching my vibe / I throw it your way / You’re catching my vibe / Call me Christopher Columbus / Cuz I know you’re across the room / So Imma’ drink till I float / Find a way to discover your body.”

Following their 2017 release Cover Charge, which consisted of popular cover songs ranging from Michelle Branch’s “Everywhere” to Harry Styles’ “Sign of the Times,” the duo is determined to share their own original music with their pending debut EP, Party Favors. And so far, we’re loving what we’re hearing.

Here, we chat with Justin Bryte and Slavo about their new single “Vibe” (out now on Spotify), their set for the Tucson Pride Festival later this month, and more.

Cliché: What inspired “Vibe”?
Justin Bryte: “Vibe” was a really effortless session. Slavo and I have always been really strong at communicating concepts for our music and vibing off of one another (no pun intended).
Slavo: I think Justin had come into the studio with the idea of catching vibes. We talked a bit about times we’ve been out at bars and saw someone that we instantly felt drawn to. From there, I think I had proposed the whole lyrical personification of the vibe (throwing your way and catching this physical feeling).
Justin: Yeah, I had totally had flipped over that. It took the concept to a whole different level in my opinion. From there, we began writing this really feel good anthem that everyone could relate to. That magnetic moment of mutual vibes.

What was your writing process? Did the track come together naturally or did it take some time?
Slavo: “Vibe” was probably one of our quickest sessions we’ve worked on recently.
Justin: For sure; writing it was a breeze because it all felt very real. The sessions that typically drag in our experience are the ones that we can’t connect to properly. Although, Slavo and I had a handful of phone calls right up until the release date debating about the rhythm going into the first chorus.
Slavo: There were different variations right up until the moment we had to give the track over for release. Pretty stressful. [Laughs]

Tell us a little about your collab with Urban Outfitters for the track.
Justin: The UO collaboration is a really cool mini documentary we created called “The Vibe of Staten Island.”
Slavo: UO was awesome enough to send over a ton of cool looks that really fit our brand and aesthetic. From there, we went to four different locations we were surprised existed on Staten Island. They were really unique and cultural spots.
Justin: One of our favorite things about our Fly By fans is that they’re attracted not only to our music, but also our personalities. We’ve vlogged in the past, but this seemed like a great opportunity to show viewers even more of what a day with us looks like.

You will be performing at the Tucson Pride Festival supporting Daya later this month. What can fans expect?
Slavo: We’re bringing the party to Tucson! It’s going to be a really energetic set with moments we’re especially excited about.
Justin: Daya is not only such a huge talent, but also super down to earth. We’ve had the pleasure of opening for her before and are stoked that we’re on the same bill again.
Slavo: Especially for such a great cause.
Justin: Yeah!

For more information, visit www.flybymidnight.com/tour-dates.

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BY MEGAN PORTORREAL
Fly By Midnight Release New Single “Vibe”: Photograph courtesy of Fly By Midnight

All Comes From Nothing FW17 Collection

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Fashion designer Eva Yiwei Xu has always aimed for simplicity, artistry, and elegance in her designs, and this continues to show in her latest Fall/Winter 2017 Collection for her brand, All Comes From Nothing. The collection, which debuted at New York Fashion Week this month, features an array of pieces from belted trench coats to trendy pullovers and is perfect for any woman who lives a creative lifestyle.

“The ACFN woman creates for life,” the designer explains on her website. “She is artistic, elegant, intuitive, and adventurous. Fashion is an accomplice, not her calling card.”

The collection follows a minimalist color palette familiar to All Comes From Nothing, which the designer has previously described as “art world uniform.” The pieces are mostly black, off-white, gray, and navy blue. However, Xu keeps it fresh with expert tailoring and flattering silhouettes and throws in pops of burnt orange, forest green, red, and purple towards the end.


 

A large tag that reads “#TNWIM” adorns several of the pants, pullovers, and outerwear. It stands for “That’s Not What I Meant,” a strong testament to this collection’s vibe and, undoubtedly, this day and age. The words “Please do not smile at strangers” are also visible throughout her entire creative lookbook and further add to the vibe of the collection in a thoughtful way.

Some of our favorite pieces include an array of turtleneck sweaters and pullovers in different colors, all embezzled with doodled artwork and phrases like “Seriously” and “Hello” across the chest. One top even reads “Too Glam to Give a Damn” under an electric blue bubble coat—a must-have in our book.

The styling of the looks especially caught our eye. Sweaters were layered over white blouses worn with striped culottes—a work-friendly outfit—while another model wore a black hoodie with an elegant black and white striped skirt and heels.

From carefully tailored striped ankle pants and patchwork dresses to red suede coats and oversized boyfriend shirts, there is truly something in this collection for every creative fashion enthusiast.


 

For more information, visit www.allcomesfromnothing.com.

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BY MEGAN PORTORREAL

All Comes From Nothing FW17 Collection: Photographs courtesy of All Comes From Nothing

Feeling Beautiful and Looking Beautiful with RealHer

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It’s safe to say most beauty companies advertise on the philosophy that “if you look good, you will feel good.” Who doesn’t feel like they can take on the world the second after they swipe on their favorite lipstick, or when they got their winged eyeliner perfect on the first try? As a beauty enthusiast myself, I admit a good hair day or a little extra mascara goes a long way when I’m feeling down, but I know the other way around is just as true: if you feel good, your natural beauty will shine through.

 

And that’s where beauty brand RealHer comes in. This beauty brand is all about celebrating your natural beauty from the inside out and embracing women of all ethnicities and backgrounds. This starts even before you put on their cruelty-, paraben-, and sulfate-free products: with their packaging. Empowering phrases like “I Love Myself” and “I Am Beautiful” are printed across their lip glosses and makeup brushes, but the phrases “I Will Succeed” and “I Am Unstoppable” also struck a chord with me. It was refreshing to see a brand focus not only on how you look on the outside, but how you feel about yourself on the inside. When I read those phrases, my face lit up, and I could truly understand that feeling beautiful was the first step to looking beautiful.

“I created this brand for my daughter,” says RealHer founder Bill Xiang. “I want to be her role model; I want to work hard for our brand to give her the best influence from a father. I try to build the brand to influence women the way I would want any company to inspire my daughter: inspire her to become independent, successful, and fulfilled, without telling her she isn’t enough.”

Here, we chat with Xiang about what inspires his philosophy, the importance of using natural ingredients in his products, and what’s to come.

Founder Bill Xiang and his daughter, Yarie

Cliché: According to RealHer.com, the birth of your daughter inspired you to start your brand. How old is she now? Is she involved in the brand at all, or do you hope she will be in the future?
Bill Xiang: Yarie is 4 years old; I want her to get involved as early as possible! At our home office, Yarie plays with our makeup and she really likes to put the lipsticks all over her face, not just on her lips. She’ll learn how to use it very soon though, since she is so closely involved in the cosmetic industry. I’m hoping that she will take over RealHer in the future and continue our mission of changing the world and making it a better and more supportive place for women.

Why was it important for you to formulate cosmetics that are cruelty-, paraben-, and sulfate-free? Do you think more women should be concerned with what is in their makeup products?
As far as formula is concerned, the most important things to me are natural ingredients, high-end quality, and innovation. We try to use as many natural ingredients as possible. We use the most cutting edge, innovative, and advanced technologies and formulations available. We also want to create a brand that is synonymous with nourishing, luxe, cruelty-free formulas. There are no harmful chemicals and no testing on animals—all things that millennial consumers have come to expect in a good makeup brand.

Of your range of products, do you have a favorite?
I like our moisturizing lipstick the most. I know that in recent years, a matte finish has been trending, but our satin finish moisturizing lipstick is truly the most moisturizing lipstick! In order to achieve this formula, we tested numerous technologies and were able to incorporate actual water to achieve the hydration factor, which is a common challenge for makeup manufacturers. This formula has the perfect balance of hydration, pigmentation, and long-wear.  

The RealHer team is currently working at our office in Irvine to create many new products! I am very excited for the products that will be launched in the upcoming year because our team created the new products together; everyone input their thoughts. It feels great when we are able to produce a product with each team member’s input.

We love the Do Your Squats eyeshadow palette! Can you offer any tips for a day and night look using that palette?
For a day look: Use “Admired” on your brow bone. This matte cream color will highlight your eyes. For a softer/fresh look, use “Strive” on your lid. This rose gold shimmer will freshen up your look. For a more vibrant look, we recommend spraying your eyeshadow brush with your favorite setting spray prior to applying your shimmery shadow color. This will give a better payoff of the color and a bolder look.

For a night look: Use “Beloved” on your crease as a transition color. Apply “Admired” on your brow bone. This matte cream color will highlight your eyes. Use “Dreams” on the outer part of your eyes to deepen the look and give you more definition. Next, apply “Determined” on your lid for an eye-catching smokey look. Proceed to smudge “Dreams” on your bottom lash line and complete the look with your favorite lashes and eyeliner on your waterline.

Can you tell us about the newest products you just released?
We recently released our Metallic Liquid Lipstick collection with 3 shades: Be You, Be Bold, and Be Brave. Be You is a Royal Plum, Be Bold is a Burnt Orange, and Be Brave is a Rich Rose. The lightweight formula glides onto lips, leaving them wrapped in lustrous color and rich pigment while melting into a soft matte metallic finish.

We also just launched a 3 shade Blush Kit. We are excited to be working on formulating many new products that will be launching in the upcoming year and continuing to create products that are natural, vegan and cruelty-free.

Can we look forward to RealHer at any events coming up?
We plan on attending Beauty expos such as IMATS, Cosmoprof, and Beautycon in the upcoming year.

RealHer also donates 20% of all gross profits to the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to help support young girls and women everywhere.

Visit RealHer.com to learn more and use code CLICHEMAG at checkout to receive 10% off your purchase!

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BY MEGAN PORTORREAL

Feeling Beautiful and Looking Beautiful with RealHer: Photographs courtesy of RealHer

Ed Letter: Aug/Sept 2017

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I don’t know about you, but I have a love/hate relationship with summer. The child in me loves the carefree adventures that only summer brings, but as a fashion and beauty enthusiast, I can’t say it’s my favorite season when it comes to style. I had that in mind while brainstorming content for this issue: what the heck am I supposed to wear when it’s 90 degrees?

 

I’m the kind of girl who loves to layer: jackets, sweaters, and even jewelry. So when it’s over 80 degrees, most of my creativity goes out the window. When it’s almost unbearable to put on anything at all, how do you still pull off a great look? That’s why I was thrilled to discover Tobi and their huge selection of short rompers and dresses. The red one I’m wearing for this ed letter is perfect for a hot summer day: it’s short, effortless, festival-friendly, and totally backless. Anyone struggling with my very same dilemma of looking cool on a sweltering day should turn to pg. 42 where we look at similar styles from brands like Lulus, Petite Studio, and Morrisday the Label. We even take a look at a trending swimsuit brand, Maison Pixel, which is perfect for my fellow hardcore video gamers.

Beauty is also a tricky one when it comes to summer. A full face of makeup is a huge no-no if you’re spending time outdoors or heading to the beach, so the saying “less is more” goes a really long way. We got tips on scoring a beautiful, natural makeup look from the folks at Make-up Pro in New York City, as well as some key festival trends, the best SPF-infused products, and more, all starting on pg. 28.

We’re also looking to our two cover stars for some serious style inspiration, too. The guys can look no further than Jorge Blanco on pg. 84 for his laid-back summer looks. Ladies, check out my fellow Megan (Batoon) on pg. 94 and behold her stylish outfits I’m sure you’ll want to steal. We also recommend following them both on social media for even more inspiration—if you aren’t among the four million combined people who follow them already.

‘Til next time!

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Megan Portorreal
EDITOR IN CHIEF

Now I want to hear from YOU! Got questions or comments about the new issue? Send me an e-mail at megan@clichemag.com or tweet me @meganportorreal for the fastest response! I am also on PinterestInstagram, and Tumblr.

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BY MEGAN PORTORREAL

Ed Letter: Aug/Sept 2017 originally appeared in Cliché Magazine’s Aug/Sept 2017 Issue