Small, eco-friendly changes to our daily routines can add up to a huge impact on our planet if enough people do it. Tweaking your daily rituals by making mindful choices about which products to use is an easy place to begin, and starting with these small steps can give you the needed motivation to adopt
Filippo Fortis When it comes to beauty goals, the quest for a smooth and flawless, yet still natural-looking, complexion will never cease—but thankfully for all of us, full-coverage foundations aren’t the only option for faking it when your skin won’t behave. Color correction (aka CC) cream is a skincare-makeup hybrid that provides coverage while simultaneously
Cuz if you can’t love your skin, how in the hell are you gonna love anybody else(‘s)? It’s no secret that the art of drag has inspired a lot of makeup trends. Contouring, baking and over-lining your lips are just a few of the things that makeup artists (and the Kardashian-Jenners) have borrowed from drag
In a single sentence, Lili Reinhart read the entire segment of the population that started chasing sourdough starter and reading up on proofing in the last few months. “It’s so weird to me that America’s response to a quarantine is to bake bread,” she tells ELLE.com. Other phenomena from self-isolation are less perplexing: Her skin
If you’ve ever struggled with restoring your edges, excessive shedding, or thinness, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about the alleged miracle hair growth properties of castor oil. A quick search on YouTube yields dozens of positive testimonials that show brows restored to Cara Delevingne status and edges even Alicia Keys would envy. But is
While some businesses across Canada are starting to re-open during COVID-19, it looks like a trip to your facialist *probably* won’t be happening anytime in the very near future. ICYMI, even if you live somewhere that is in Stage 2 Reopening and can start enjoying services like haircuts and manicures (like most of Ontario), treatments
FAKE A TAN Self Tan Purity Vitamins Bronzing Water Body Mist St. Tropez ulta.com $42.00 If you want to skip the sun, this skincare-like self-tanner is the way to go. The lightweight, clear formula won’t stain your clothing, and the vitamin-enriched formula gives you an even, customizable tan that lasts for days.
You don’t have to be obsessed with the royal family to know Meghan Markle has impeccable style. I mean, very few people can prompt a button-down shirt, a pair of jeans, and comfortable flats to sell out virtually overnight upon wearing it. If you want to bring the Markle Sparkle to your beauty routine, you’re
Courtesy When it comes to Pride month, there’s a million different ways you can celebrate and show your love for the LGBTQ+ community, and your beauty routine is just one of them. Totally joyful to look at and almost as much fun to create, rainbow make-up is the easiest way to wear the symbol of
Emily Ratajkowski—model, business woman, and famous brunette—is officially blonde. Understandable, when you’re stuck in quarantine and the face of Kérastase haircare. “I’m in LA. I’m in my bed, drinking coffee, waking up as my first morning as a blonde,” she told ELLE.com over the phone. “With quarantine, you’re staring at yourself in the mirror and
On Friday, Johnson & Johnson announced it will cease production on two lines of skin-lightening products from Neutrogena and Clean & Clear that are popular overseas. The move comes in the wake of a recent resurgence in the Black Lives Matter movement, a time of reckoning for many brands and companies with racially insensitive ties.
It’s time to start asking yourself the important questions: Do I have a broad spectrum sunscreen in my routine? Is my cleanser doing its job? Most importantly, do I have a reliable moisturizer that meets all my current skin needs? NYC-based board certified dermatologist Dr. Ariel Ostad explains that a moisturizer is only as good
Our top picks for year-round sun protection Yes, the summer of 2020 is bound to be far different than the summer of 2019, but the golden rule of skincare still applies: Always wear sun protection. While slathering on sunscreen every day can feel like a chore, soaking up the sun—even on short errands or through
This article was originally published in November 2019. When Leigh Joseph was growing up, she’d pick vegetables from her great uncle’s garden near the Nanaimo River on Vancouver Island, help him hang salmon in his smokehouse, and drink the fresh blackberry juice her great aunt made. These experiences instilled in Joseph, a member of the
These statement earrings, beaded patches and elegant rings helped me reclaim my identity and understand my culture This article was originally published in June 2019. I was born and raised on Six Nations, Canada’s largest First Nations reserve. Yet, I don’t speak the languages of my ancestors. Unlike many of the friends I grew up
Normani was forced to reckon with universal beauty standards, ones that didn’t often include Black women like her, from a young age. Starting in elementary school, where she was only one of three Black students, she would study the rich, deep tone of her skin and the kinks and thickness of her hair in the
Courtesy of Brands If you’re big on rocking protective styles, maintaining your blowout, and extending the life of your curls, you already know that a shower cap is an essential hair accessory. Even if you don’t fit into any of those categories, you probably have one hanging in your bathroom for preserving special occasion styles.
Tracee Ellis Ross is launching a new phase of her Pattern Beauty haircare line. On Monday, Ross teased phase two of Pattern, which debuted its first collection in September 2019. “As we continue to protest and gather and strategize and hold those in power accountable and reimagine our future and vote, I am reminded that
When a lash extension job is not an option or your falsies just won’t cooperate, there’s one beauty staple that will never fail you: Mascara. ELLE.com editors know that not all mascaras are created equally; some of us are on the hunt for lengthening formulas that rebuild damaged lashes from botched extensions and some of
“As I do this, I remind myself that every kind of hair, every version of my hair, is good hair” Being a Black Canadian has been extra tough these past few weeks. This summer was supposed to be one of relaxation for me. Having defended my Ph.D. in organizational behaviour in April, and with a
Anna Webber Hair loss is more common than you think and can happen to anyone. According to Dr. Eric Schweiger of Schweiger Dermatology Group in NYC, causes range from “’androgenetic’ or hormone-related hair loss, stress related-hair loss, also called ‘telogen effluvium,’ and dandruff. Medications, vitamin deficiencies, thyroid disorders, excess styling, and autoimmune disorders can also
M.A.C Cosmetics has always had an eye for musicians—Rihanna, Selena Quintanilla, Mariah Carey, Aaliyah, to name a few. Now, you can add Teyana Taylor to the brand’s growing list. The Teyana Taylor x M.A.C Cosmetics team-up was a match written in the stars since she 15 years old playing with M.A.C products to concoct her
Here’s what you can expect your next root touch-up or trim to look like, from how long appointments will last to salon sanitization procedures Filed under Some Good News, hair salons have opened over the last few weeks in provinces across Canada, from British Columbia to Nova Scotia, under Stage 2 Re-Opening, which allowed for
Pat McGrath is the makeup magician whose ethereal, otherworldly beauty looks have put her in a class of her own and have been seen on runways from Valentino to Christian Dior to Alexander Queen. We’ve all tried our hand at one of Mother’s signature silky glass skin or her mesmerizing smokey eyes or even her