Beauty

During a recent meditation session, my deep lower-belly breaths and silent prayers into the dark abyss behind my eyelids were suddenly interrupted by “Eye of the Tiger” lyrics blasting loudly in the back of my mind: “Rising up, back on the streets. Did my time, took my chances…” I welcomed this sonic intrusion on my
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As Beyoncé’s life and career have evolved, so has her hair, which has become a golden star in its own right. There’s her straight, blonde hair, complete with platinum money pieces, at the 2001 Grammy Awards, where Destiny’s Child won its first shiny gramophone trophy for ‘Say My Name’; then there’s her dramatic chop in
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Who doesn’t love the look of luscious lips? They’re plump, sumptuous, and dare we say, inviting. Whether vamped up or played down, painting one’s mouth can be empowering. And with the latest range of desirable, wearable finishes and formulas from haute brands, such as Gucci, Dior, Armani, and YSL, finding the perfect lippie to make
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My Roman Empire? There’s this retreat in Hawaii: You bring the healthiest person you know as your guest, and then over the next few days, your plus-one donates their number two to gift you a health-boosting fecal transplant. Surprisingly, this prospect isn’t what sends me into a spiral (it’s too gross for me to even
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How do you capture a moment in time? A picture? A scent? If you’re on the Altuzarra beauty team, you prefer a series of stunning runway beauty looks. Equestrian themes blended with theatrical ballerina-esque beauty motifs to create the makeup and hair looks for the brand’s 15th anniversary fall/winter 2024 runway show. Inspired by impactful
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Chanel is on to the next wave. In a departure for the brand, which usually appoints one makeup artist as its creative director, the house has enlisted three—the newly formed Cometes Collective, who will be creating, designing, and collaborating on new products and collections. First up for spring 2024 is a fanciful take on the
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If you thought balletcore beauty was here to stay, Christian Siriano is shaking things up. Last season, Siriano leaned into the balletcore trend with blush-toned ribbons corseted through models’ hair and frosty pink eyeshadow on their lids. For the designer’s Fall/Winter 2024 show, however, Siriano is going in a new direction: futuristic. According to Siriano,
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It’s a rainy Monday night in L.A. and Awkwafina is getting ready to celebrate the launch of the new Rouge Dior lipsticks with Dior Beauty. However, instead of listening to her favorite Spotify playlist, she’s watching KTLA, the local news station. It’s a state of emergency, but that’s not stopping the multifaceted star. She’s currently
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Drumroll, please: Beyoncé has finally announced the name and launch date of her hair care line. According to a collaborative post between her and the brand’s account, Cécred—a play on her name (much like her fragrance Cé Noir)—is set to go live on February 20. The Instagram Reel, uploaded Tuesday, began with what looked like
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If you’re still feeling holiday fatigue, you’re not alone. But after months of back-to-back celebrations, Presidents’ Day is nearing and reminding us about one of the best perks of many holidays: discounted skincare products! As we gear up for February 19 and the long weekend, a ton of brands are already offering huge discounts on
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Barbie may have dominated 2023, but for fall 2024, Marc Jacobs is thinking about another kind of doll entirely. “We talked about paper dolls,” makeup artist Diane Kendal tells ELLE.com of her chats with the designer ahead of his runway show at the Park Avenue Armory tonight, which celebrated 40 years of his eponymous brand.
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At the Magic Wand Barbershop in Baltimore, Maryland, there are only two rules: “Don’t touch the blinds, and don’t tell any lies,” says co-owner and barber Kevin Cooper. No one knows these rules better than my father. For decades, barbershops and salons have been safe havens in the Black community. The ritualistic journey, whether weekly
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Jessie Inchauspé wants you to know that her recent book, The Glucose Goddess, isn’t about dieting. Nor is it about losing weight. “It’s about your mental health,” she says at the beginning of our call. I’m not convinced. For the unfamiliar, Inchauspé is known to her millions of followers as the Glucose Goddess. On Instagram,
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Welcome to ELLE’s best spas of 2024. This is our inaugural guide to the best spas in the world, with each spa destination carefully selected, tested, and awarded by an ELLE editor. Each spa was reviewed based on our criterion, which included the uniqueness of the spa’s treatments, atmosphere, integration of local offerings, practitioner experience,
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