#BeautyRecap: June 18th, 2019

Products and Reviews

Kim Kardashian is releasing foundation for your body

Kim Kardashian is launching the new KKW Body Collection, complete with the Skin Perfecting Body Shimmer, Loose Shimmer Powder for Face & Body, Body Brush, and Skin Perfecting Body Make Up Foundation.

Kim Kardashian wants you to start wearing foundation on your body

Kim Kardashian wants you to start using foundation on your body. Yep, that’s right. KKW Beauty’s latest collection is one targeted at the legs, arms, and everywhere else, with the aim to “blur imperfections, enhance skin tone, and provide a flawless finish for any look.”

Kim Kardashian is coming out with a new KKW foundation — and it’s for your body

You can buy everything individually or buy the Skin Perfecting Body Foundation & Brush Duo for $64, the Skin Perfecting Body Shimmer Trio for $100, the Shimmer Powder for Face & Body Trio for $74, and the Complete Body Shimmer & Brush Collection for $200. So set those reminders for June 21 at noon PST, because that’s when the collection drops on kkwbeauty.com.

Pat McGrath enters the foundation game with 36 shades

Described as her “secret to runway radiance,” it’s the first release in the new Pat McGrath complexion trio, which also includes the Sublime Perfection Primer and Setting Powder.

Pat McGrath is about to launch the ultimate foundation system

As Mcgrath told a group of beauty editors that the foundation, primer, and setting powder are a return to this “lab” concept, and she’s dubbed it Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection The System. In other words, it’s “a foundation system that will enable you to do exactly what we do,” McGrath explains. “Prime, prep, and perfect.”

Pat McGrath just dropped a major new lipstick line

Pat McGrath Labs just launched nine brand-new shades of her disco-ready BlitzTrance lipstick at Selfridges, and the formula has been tweaked to deliver a smoother, creamier finish.

Drunk Elephant just reformulated its best-selling Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer

“I believe there is always room for improvement,” the brand’s founder, Tiffany Masterson, tells Allure. “When it occurred to me that ceramides needed a more prominent place in my line, I decided to add them to a product that was already great instead of making a whole new product. I didn’t know I could like it [Lala Whipped Retro Cream] more, but I do.”

We put Glossier’s Boy Brow and Brow Flick head to head to see which one creates fuller brows

Glossier just added another essential to its family of makeup and skin care. The Brow Flick ($18) is an eyebrow pen with a brush tip. It dispenses a pigmented ink, making it easy to create fuller, more defined brows with just gentle flicks of your wrist.

Glossier’s latest launch will give you the thicc brows of your dreams

Boy Brow came out four years ago (feel old yet?) and is meant to refine brows rather than add more depth to sparse areas like this new product does. However, the duo work together to give you the complete brow package.

We tried Glossier’s new brow pen, and it’s as good as microblading

“It goes on thin so you can create realistic-looking strokes. And even when I did accidentally go heavy-handed, it’s easy to smudge off. Don’t get it twisted, though: It stays put—all day—after you let it dry.”

Glossier’s new Brow Flick pen creates the look of fuller eyebrows

“I think it’s really important to use it with the pen pointing down and only use the tip of the pen,” Hughes says, adding remarkably realistic marks both below and above her natural brow shape. “If you do it like this, you’ll get really nice, feathery strokes.”

Glossier’s newest product Brow Flick is here

The key ingredients are copolymers, a combination of three water-resistant film formers that make the formula longwearing and superfine pigments, sheer pigmentation for a natural “hair-like” finish.

A Spongebob Squarepants makeup collection is coming — here’s how to get your hands on it

This epic collection comes in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nickelodeon’s beloved cartoon character.

SpongeBob, the OG influencer, just landed his own makeup collaboration

The collection, which will be available on the brand’s website starting July 17, will include a colorful makeup palette (available for $30), a blush-bronzer, lip glosses (including a blue shade called Coral No.5), and sheet masks inspired by the shows iconic characters.

We put Kylie Jenner’s face wash to the white towel test

“I had low expectations for the Foaming Face Wash, considering Kylie didn’t even properly wash her face in the video, but I was pleasantly surprised.”

Three beauty experts weigh in on what they think of Kylie Skin

A beauty editor tried the collection for two straight weeks and enlisted the help of dermatologists Dhaval Bhanusali, MD, and cosmetic chemist Ni’kita Wilson for their thoughts on each Kylie Skin product.

BH Cosmetics just launched a space-themed makeup collection

The collection was announced earlier this week on the brand’s Instagram and includes two standout products: the Stellar Lash Mascara and the Stellar Collision 17 Eye Shadow and Highlight Palette.

This tool means never making a makeup mess on the back of your hand ever again

The Makeup Hand Palette, by a brand called MakeupBoxLdn, isn’t a palette in the way we so often think of them in the context of beauty these days. Instead of being a set of color-filled pans, it’s more like the old-school definition of a palette — the slab artists use to hold globules of their chosen paint colors.

Klorane’s Anti-Pollution shampoo and conditioner claims to depollute water while detoxifying hair

“Although a huge amount of the product would be needed to make a real difference, it’s an interesting way the beauty industry can start to make…”

Orcé, a cosmetic startup created for Asian Americans

Catrena Laluangphet says she’s had a hard time finding the right shade of foundation because she is half Southeast Asian and half black. Laluangphet’s search ended when she found Orcé Cosmetics through Instagram. Orcé’s CEO and founder Yu-Chen Shih shared the same frustration.

Physicians Formula just added gorgeous rose-shaped highlighters to its Rosé collection

Originally planned to launch July 3, Physicians Formula released its Petal Glow Highlighter from the Rosé All Day Collection early

Schick Intuition is releasing the Hello Kitty razors of your kawaii dreams

Shick Intuition is blessing Sanrio fans with two Hello Kitty razors that are sure to sell out fast. While there have been Hello Kitty makeup tools, cleansing devices, and even trains for megafans to fawn over for years, this is the first time the cute cat has been put on a razor.

Popular German brand Zoeva Just landed in the us – here’s what to shop

German brand Zoeva just launched in the US with an array of silky-soft brushes, pigmented eye shadows, and creamy pencils that makeup-lovers will adore for its superb formulations.

Pāmu launches deer milk beauty products in South Korea

The Deerest range includes a rich cream, face milk and spa mask and the products sell for NZ$60-80 in Yuhan’s New Origin stores and online.

New Zealand deer milk used for the first time in lucrative Korean cosmetic market

Deer milk produced in New Zealand is being used in the lucrative Asian beauty industry for the first time – thanks to a deer farm worker who noticed her hands were getting softer.

Tinsley Mortimer flirts with her It Girl past and bats her lashes at her future

Mortimer is launching XXO Tinsley for Winky Lux, a new collaboration of fake lashes with the beauty brand Winky Lux.

Chiara Ferragni tells us how she gets the “blonde” in The Blonde Salad and her collaboration with Lancôme

Lancôme came calling and asked Ferragni to lend her impeccable Italian tastes (and wide blue eyes) to a limited-edition selection of things to put on your lips, lids, lashes, and cheeks. The results? Well, it’s safe to say nothing got lost in translation.

Double dose on SPF with these 9 makeup products

While this doesn’t give you the green light to skip basic sunscreen, since these products aren’t simply enough to protect your skin, the double-dose of sun care ensures that you’ll look gorgeous and feel safe.

The 10 best concealers you can buy at the drugstore

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These are, by far, the best beauty products at Bath and Body Works

Bath and Body Works has filled our homes with irresistible scents for nearly 30 years, whether it be via a comforting candle, a sweet-scented body spray, or a silky hand soap.

A definitive list of the best beauty products you can buy at Lush

Walking into a Lush Cosmetics store is a sensory experience as much as it is a shopping trip. It’s easy to get lost in its bright colors, irresistible, fresh scents, and wide range of textures.

These are the 15 Sigma makeup brushes you need in your collection

Sigma Beauty started in 2009 with a set of synthetic, high-quality makeup brushes that didn’t shed and applied makeup like a dream. YouTube “beauty gurus” raved about them, and my teenage heart lusted for these affordable tools (but alas, I did not have a credit card). Ten years later, I’m a beauty editor who owns dozens of these cruelty-free babies…

The best Korean face creams and gels to use during the summer

Summer means glorious sunshine, ice cream, and a new skincare regimen! It’s a season that requires a skincare change-up to products that are lightweight, and where less means more.

5 gender-fluid beauty brands you need to know

Beauty no longer has one type of look, skin tone or shape. Growing representation in media and entertainment has directly impacted the expectations of consumers. People are looking to hone their natural features, experiment with makeup and create their own standards without outside input.

Everything you need to know about Westman Atelier

“American make-up artist Gucci Westman has quite the legacy: she’s been behind countless fashion magazine covers, catwalk trends, and celebrity looks. Her clientele includes Hollywood heavyweights Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz.

I just tried 50 highlighters—these are the ones I’d recommend

Highlighters are basically the spokespeople of Instagram beauty. Along with severe brows and super matte liquid lipstick, it’s a look that has come to define the digital age of beauty.

Nigerian actress, Chika Ike, to launch cosmetics line

“I am super excited to announce that Chika Cosmetics will launch in August. It’s been over two years of planning, visiting factories and testing products to get the best quality but affordable cosmetics”

Cools.com showcases brands that are celebrating “real” beauty

We’re giving a round of applause to a few of the people at the forefront of changing beauty for the better. Here, find some of the most iconic, unedited moments in beauty.

Retailers, Brands, and Trends

Stores like Sephora need a lot more than one hour of diversity training

“As a black woman, shopping for makeup can be fraught even when my shades are available.”

L’Oréal and Vogue challenge beauty perceptions after 50

In a culture where women over 50 still feel increasingly invisible as they get older, L’Oréal wants to show the world that age is not an issue and women are beautiful at every stage of their lives. It wants to challenge stereotypes and positively shape our perception of age, fostering a community where everyone embraces growing older.

Chanel bets on planet-friendly luxury with ‘green’ silk maker Evolved by Nature

Evolved by Nature, based in Boston, was started by biomedical engineer Rebecca Lacouture and chemist Gregory Altman in 2013. Their product is pure silk in liquid form, a regenerative technology made from discarded silkworm cocoons. The company has patented dozens of molecular combinations of the natural silk protein since filing its first application in 2014.

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An interview with Jane Anders, senior vice president of R&D, product development and packaging development at Estée Lauder Companies

“Sakura, definitely! This ingredient is in Estée Lauder’s latest Sakura Micro-Essence. The ritual of watery lotion originated in Japan. Asian consumers have the most complex skincare regimes in the world – many women use seven or eight products as part of their daily skincare routine, so a lightweight texture is important. Asian consumers believe that lotion prepares their skin for the rest of the products. Lotion is not commonly used in the Western market, but it is truly transformational.”

Mecca Commands 25% Market Share of Prestige Beauty in Austrailia

Living in Australia and working for L’Oréal as a project manager, Jo Horgan saw an opportunity to sell beauty in a different way then the branded department store model. In 1997 she left her job, sold her home to help raise funds, and founded Mecca, opening the first location in Melbourne’s upmarket South Yarra suburb.

Inside the new Harrods beauty hall with magic make-up mirrors

The first phase of the three-part refurbishment, which will finish in 2020, was unveiled today and beauty fans are in for a treat. There’s fireplaces in each room, a dressing room and a library, complete with a sweeping staircase you’re more likely to find in a country house.

Jane Hertzmark Hudis on why beauty needs a global perspective

“Trends come from everywhere,” said Hudis, group president, Estée Lauder Companies

Suddenly everything can be personalized

Personalized hair masks, facial serums, and vitamin cocktails are no longer reserved for the wealthy, thanks to technology—and data collection.

Missha cosmetic stores across Korea remodel to NUNC multi-brand shop

According to cosmetics industry on Thursday, cosmetics maker Able C&C and its owner private equity fund IMM Private Equity have decided to remodel one-brand cosmetics shop Missha as multi-brand cosmetics store under new name NUNC.

Foreo: This beauty and wellness brand is the master of sonic vibration

“Our products are in a state of constant evolution,” states Hoxha. “Similarly to our lives, functional design is ever-evolving because we always want to improve what we currently have based on where we want to go”

Acne brand Hero Cosmetics leans on wellness movement to build consumer trust

“We are moving in a more ‘wellness’ direction; we want to see how our customers respond and get their feedback,” said Rhyu. “[While] I don’t have a three-year road map yet, we may become more of a lifestyle-oriented company.”

South Korean beauty industry facing China troubles

The Korean wave is sweeping the world, but Korean beauty products are gradually losing…the Chinese cosmetics market has hit a great wall.

On-demand beauty apps BeGlammed and Priv announce merger

Starting today, both app-based companies will now operate as one under the Priv brand. Having raised a combined $15m in funding, with both companies founded in 2014, the two technology-driven beauty companies are joining forces to expand their footprint and to create efficiencies on the consumer and service provider sides.

Olive Young launches global online mall for foreign shoppers

Famous beauty and cosmetics shops in the US have already set up K-beauty sections, amid increasing demand, especially from millennial customers.

As it ramps up in Walgreens, Birchbox debuts brand campaign

“It’s a year of renewal for Birchbox. Armed with drugstore giant Walgreens as a new minority stake investor, the nine-year-old beauty brand has been making changes to its offerings with increased prices and gender-free products.”

Next-generation beauty tech is AI and AR

“We believe beauty tech is driving the next beauty revolution,” said Wayne Liu, senior vice president and general manager of Perfect Corp., pointing to a multitude of article headlines on the subject, with his favorite being “The Next Tech Unicorn Will Be Wearing Lipstick.”

Are beauty supplements here to stay?

Hum Nutrition cofounders Walter Faulstroh and Chris Coleridge stress the importance of building trust, education and engagement in the ingestible beauty category.

What’s changing the face of beauty?

The health and beauty industries have undergone some big changes in the last few years, and there is more to come. While some new players make up less than 0.1% of the market on their own, together the ‘challengers’ are really making waves – changing consumer expectations, pushing innovation, and encouraging established brands to think differently about products, packaging and routes to market.

Beyond the hype: Iman Fandi on Gen Z beauty

“I find makeup artists like James Charles the more influential of the digital lot, they really have a say in shaping the future of the beauty industry.”

Bluemercury will explore CBD line ‘in next 24 months’, says co-founder

“I think we’re at the very beginning of how this is going to change skincare,” Beck said. “We really want to make sure we’re doing the right thing for our customers.”

How BTS and other K-pop idols are putting their faces to good use – getting mask sales to soar

Korean beauty experts attribute the sheet mask’s overwhelming popularity to its functionality, approachability and the influence of Hallyu

New Ways The Beauty Industry Is Testing Sustainable Practices

As much as 70% of plastic waste generated by the industry isn’t recycled. Instead, it ends up in landfills, according to the EPA.

Beauty giant Unilever just bought Tatcha for an estimated $500 million

“Thanks to Vicky’s passion and expertise, iconic products like The Water Cream and The Silk Canvas have become the cornerstone of long-term consumer loyalty,” Vasiliki Petrou, Unilever executive vice president and CEO of the Prestige Group

No one knows it but these 3 industries now depend on AI

Consumers can’t seem to get enough of sustainability and personalization. In the beauty space, AI is helping firms deliver both. By aligning cosmetic shades and styles with specific shoppers’ skin features, AI is ending the beauty product guessing game.

Why China’s affluent young beauty consumers crave fresh new ‘niche’ products

Report says 60 per cent of Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou shoppers are ‘very curious’ about trying small, specialised brands, such as Diptyque, Jo Malone, AHAVA and BABOR

Trade war and swine fever take toll on beauty industry

The U.S.-China trade war and an unstoppable swine fever have claimed an unexpected victim – the health and beauty industry, as collagen prices surge.

Evolution of digital storytelling in fashion and beauty culture

Social media storytelling needs to imply authentic, small, instant content that quickly draws attention but leaves a strong impression so that it needs to be distributed. Encourage others to share stories, to take action such as liking, commenting, and re-posting.

Some 20000 Indian children behind the shimmer of cosmetics

India is the world’s largest producer of mica, which is used in cosmetics and paint production. On World Day against Child Labour, the People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights presents a report on mica mining in Bihar and Jharkhand. The photos of Ravi Mishra show the tragedy of child miners, deprived of their rights as children.

Skincare and Beauty

Dangerous skin bleaching has become a public health crisis. Corporate marketing lies behind it.

In the past several years, multinational corporations have heavily marketed the idea that lighter skin leads to more prosperity. As a result, dangerous skin bleaching has become a public health crisis, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In response, the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) recently passed a resolution recommending a regional ban on cosmetics with hydroquinone, a skin-bleaching agent — a ban that looks likely to pass.

You’ve heard of fast fashion, but fast beauty is a thing too and the environmental risks can’t be …

Stephen Clarke, Head of Communications at recycling company Terracycle, explains: “Beauty industry products and packaging have to look good and be pretty so consumers pick them off the shelf and buy them. Plastic packaging brings down production and transportation costs for producers, offering an accessible price for consumers, making beauty and personal care products easy to use, and encouraging disposal and new purchases.”

Addicted to your tanning bed? Your genes and mental health may both play a role

No longer a disease of people overexposed throughout their lifetimes to the sun, skin cancer is increasingly common in women in their 20s, 30s, or early 40s – the first generation to use tanning beds in their teens.

Women bypass the gatekeepers of the beauty industry in an era of social media and inclusivity

Increasingly, with the explosion of social media, women started talking directly to each other, bypassing a host of gatekeepers altogether. Social platforms helped push women’s issues to the forefront and opened up unmediated spaces for long-suppressed voices and perspectives – from women of colour, members of the LGBTQ community, Indigenous women, unapologetic feminists from those or other communities, and those lobbying for body positivity.

Why does liking your body — and hating “wellness culture” — still seem so radical?

Knoll argues that our new cultural obsession with “wellness” is just dieting in disguise — “and the diet industry is a function of the patriarchal beauty standard under which women either punish themselves to become smaller or are punished for failing to comply.”

Bronzers is still a beauty category that is not inclusive for women of color, and we need to talk about it

With my new found love for bronzer and brands seemingly taking note that black women want to bronze too, I set forth to find every black girl-friendly bronzer on the market. With all the talks of inclusivity in the beauty industry, I was very confident in my ability to do so. Instead, I was left frustrated, confused, and in search of answers. With all the extensive foundation launches, why haven’t brands put the same energy into making inclusivity an all-around effort?

How to tell if your laundry detergent is messing with your skin

“Using too much can cause the detergent to become impregnated between fibers of the fabric and come into direct contact with the skin as you wear the clothing,” Dr. Zeichner says, “Especially if you have a high-efficiency washing machine, you really want to make sure you’re only using the amount of detergent recommended.”

3 dermatologists weigh in on if you should use a loofah

Chances are some of your earliest memories of bath time involved a loved one scrubbing you down with a colorful loofah. However, have you ever wondered if you should use a loofah?

‘Natural’ labels on beauty products are meaningless, so look for options without fragrances, dyes

The term “natural” on cosmetics is not universally or legally defined.

The complete guide to at-home wax hair removal

As tempting as it is to banish your peach fuzz, if it’s your first time waxing, Nad’s brand ambassador and beauty expert, Natalie Ismiel, recommends waiting at least two weeks after shaving before waxing.

What you need to know about the “skip care” skin-care trend

In many ways, it’s the antithesis of the popular 10-plus-step beauty routines. Although just as trendy and effective, skip care involves paring down your product and ingredient load to only a few overachieving essentials. It’s going back to basics and using a select number of powerful products that offer a multitude of skin benefits without sacrificing any efficacy.

Can you actually shrink your pores? A dermatologist weighs in

Going to hit you with a harsh truth out the gate: “You can minimize the appearance of your pores, but because pore sizes are genetically determined, you can’t really shrink them,” explains Dr. Sobel.

Tattoo separation anxiety in a Tokyo bathhouse

Allure’s digital beauty reporter Devon Abelman shares her experience going to a bathhouse at her hotel in Tokyo, Japan. Having tattoos is typically prohibited at Japanese public baths, so she reveals what it was like covering up her body art with special seals and how she learned to accept unexpected parts of her body because of it.

I got eyebrow extensions and here’s what happened

How I went from a child’s brows to a full-grown woman’s.

How to protect your skin from the sun like a dermatologist

Consider this your official, dermatologist-approved permission to spend time outdoors this summer. “It’s OK to have fun in the sun, as long as you are sun smart,” says Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Beyoncé’s makeup artist Sir John did a tutorial, and we’re going to look flawless

If you’ve ever seen a Beyoncé performance and wondered how her makeup stays on even after the intense dance moves, you’ve likely been impressed by the work of her makeup artist Sir John.

Toning my scalp helped cure my dandruff

As it turns out, you should be toning your scalp just like you tone your skin. The one I’ve grown to love is from Korean haircare and skincare brand Moremo.

3 beauty products you should avoid on your wedding day, according to experts

But before booking yourself that facial the night before or spot-treating a surprise zit the morning of, take a close look your product’s label. We’ve tapped cosmetic chemist Ni’Kita Wilson and dermatologist Deanne Robinson, MD, to tell us what skincare products we should and shouldn’t be using before the big day.

An inside look at “skin botox,” the most popular injectable treatment in South Korea

The needle is inserted about 40 to 50 times along the jawline, forehead, and undereye area. For comparison, standard Botox is injected about three to five times.

Fake tan guide: How to apply in six steps, according to experts

Thanks to technological advances in the beauty industry, there is now a new generation of foolproof tanning products that take all the fear out of going faux.

Celebrities and Interviews

What’s really going on with Jaclyn Hill’s lipsticks?

Here’s everything that has transpired with the controversy.

Jaclyn Hill cosmetics customers are reporting lipsticks with hair and mold in them

On May 30, a collection of nude lipsticks, created by Jaclyn, officially launched to the public, Buzzfeed reported/ Almost immediately, customers took to social media, informing Jaclyn that their lipsticks weren’t arriving as expected.

How Jaclyn Hill’s lipstick scandal could transform the YouTube make-up industry forever

The release of YouTuber Jaclyn Hill’s first lipstick collection sparked outrage across the Internet. Sirena Bergman asks if this will sound the death knell for influencer collaborations.

Jaclyn hill released a Youtube video addressing reports of hair found in her lipstick

In a statement emailed to Teen Vogue from a Jaclyn Cosmetics spokesperson, they confirmed that products “are made with cosmetic industry-standard, FDA compliant ingredients and are produced in an OTC (Over the Counter) compliant factory that is registered with the FDA, providing high degrees of safety standards and rigorous testing. The issues reported over the last several days are related to irregularities in the manufacturing process which are being fixed and do not impact the ingredients, formula, or safety of our products.”

Jojo Siwa issues statement after her Claire’s makeup set was recalled over asbestos concerns

“I just wanted to let you guys know the situation,” JoJo continued. “Thank you for understanding, because it is serious to me, and it means a lot to me. It is my name, my brand, and it is my face — quite literally.”

Jojo Siwa speaks out about her Claire’s makeup set recalled over asbestos concerns

“Claire’s stands behind the safety of this item and all other Claire’s cosmetic items, as such small trace amounts are considered acceptable under European and Canadian cosmetic safety regulations…In addition, last year Claire’s moved to talc-free cosmetic manufacturing to prevent any further concerns about talc contamination. Claire’s also supports increased FDA oversight of personal care products. We will provide a full refund to any customers who purchased the product.”

How Marc Jacobs makes beauty products that turn into cult-favorites

“I love playing with makeup and color, but we’re not stage makeup,” Jacobs tells InStyle of his brand. “We’re a beauty line that you use to create a look, but you as an individual still comes through.”

How Pat McGrath revolutionized the beauty industry

Her experience of coming up in an industry with little representation to relate to or products that worked for her skin tone shaped her guiding principle to create makeup that not only connects with women and men of all shapes, sizes, and genders but to create makeup that empowers the individual.

Supermodel Cindy Crawford calls out ageist trolls who shame her for modelling at 53

“I remember some snarky person on Instagram – there seem to be a lot of those – posted something like, ‘Ah, why are you still doing those at your age?’” Crawford recalled.

Did Pat Mcgrath just miss the mark big time?

McGrath’s small shade range feels like a slap to the face—so why isn’t anyone talking about it? Could it be that no one wants to go after one of the biggest names in beauty, or is it because we’re in a “pick and choose” callout culture?

Creating Emma Chamberlain, the most interesting girl on Youtube

Chamberlain recalls her first few videos—a failed attempt to be a serious beauty vlogger; something with fidget spinners—with a laugh. “Honestly, I was posting videos just to have something to do,” she says. “At the time, yes, it felt like it was for nothing.” The videos got “50 views, max,” she says.

Filipino Actress Janine Tugonon On Hollywood’s Asian Representation

“My first struggle when I moved here was with modeling. Yes, they liked my beauty, but in general, if [brands] get Asian representation, it’s usually [someone who is] Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. Some [models] have darker skin tones, but I feel like [brands] got used to Asians with lighter skin tones. So a lot of the Pacific Islanders, the Asians down in the islands who have darker skin tones, are still not globally known or widely used [in campaigns]”

Lola Lorenzo Mizrahi: ‘I was the first trans Somali makeup artist people saw’

Lola’s is a story of a rising talent in the Somalian beauty industry met with cultural intolerance, transphobia, hate crime and yet transcendence.

This makeup artist says a bride refused to hire her unless she “changes her mind about being gay”

On Wednesday, June 12, Texas-based makeup artist Kristian Cardenas posted screenshots to her Facebook profile in which a bride-to-be is seen showing interest in her services, only to then ask if she’s gay and derogatorily explain why she won’t be hiring her.

This bride told a wedding guest to cover her tattoos and dye her hair a natural color

“Hey so with my wedding, I wanted to ask if you could please make sure your tattoos are covered & and could you maybe fix your hair up so it’s a natural [color]? We’ve put a lot of work into our theme and I’m sorry but your look clashes with it.”

5 things To know about Jane Richardson of NARS Cosmetics

A sneak peek into the life of NARS Cosmetic’s Global Artistry Director, Jane Richardson

Thabisile Mahlangu, founder of Reign Supreme Cosmetics, is making waves in the African cosmetic industry

Thabisile Mahlangu proudly showcases and promotes locally manufactured products.

Serena Williams shares the history of hair braiding in this sweet post

“Braiding started in Africa with the Himba people of Namibia,” she wrote. “We have been braiding her hair for centuries. In many African tribes, braided hairstyles were a unique way to identify each tribe. Because of the time it would take people would often take the time to socialize. It began with the elders braiding their children, then the children would watch and learn from them. The tradition of bonding was carried on for generations and quickly made its way across the world. I am honored to share this bonding experience with my own daughter and add another generation of historic traditions.”

The secret to building a beauty empire, according to The Lip Bar founder Melissa Butler

It’s been a crazy seven years because entrepreneurship is very tricky, but what people don’t talk about is the trials and tribulations and if you know what it means to be a leader. You can be a founder and a CEO all day, but it doesn’t make you a good leader.

10 beauty influencer accounts that you’ll learn something new from

The grown-up British beauty pros Harpers Bazaar UK follows on Instagram

Celebrity makeup artist Naoko Scintu shares her beauty secrets

From Cindy Crawford to Adriana Lima, Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner to Florence Pugh, celebrity make-up artist Naoko Scintu has sent many a star down the red carpet looking absolutely flawless.

Chernobyl tourists are trying to turn a nuclear disaster zone into an instagram hotspot

On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl disaster occurred when a nuclear reactor caused an uncontrolled nuclear chain reaction in Soviet Ukraine’s Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The event was catastrophic, but the immediate crisis management that could have prevented the spread of radiation, which contaminated the bodies of individuals in nearby areas and water supplies, ultimately causing cancer and death, was in its own way a smaller calamity.

Lauren Conrad reveals exactly how she applies her signature winged eyeliner

“To wing the liner out, angle your line towards the end of your eyebrow.” In other words, start your wing in the outer corner of your eye and aim as if you’re going to draw it to meet the outer point of your brow — but don’t actually draw it all the way up. “I tend to stop my wing where my crease ends.”

The Gen Z Celebrities who are trailblazing a new beauty standard

Now more than ever, Gen Z-ers are showcasing their unedited and natural selves on their main feeds, trailblazing a radical new standard for beauty that pushes to celebrate — rather than conceal — flaws and differences. Countless celebrities and influencers are catalyzing this shift, either by openly addressing toxic, outdated representations of beauty, getting vulnerable and “human” about their own mistakes and struggles, or drastically straying from the glossy Instagram aesthetic that many have described as “suffocating.”

Kylie Jenner’s body-moisturizing routine includes organic oils she bought on Amazon

“Almond oil or olive oil or jojoba oil,” she tells Khloe Kardashian of her preferred oils, admitting that, like so many of us, she used to mispronounce jojoba.

Getting ready with the American Ballet Theatre’s Erica Lall

“It’s crazy how fast we put a ballet together,” Erica tells Teen Vogue, noting that though the company is New York City–based, it tours nationally and internationally throughout the year. “We really start cramming for the spring season in April, and then we’re still rehearsing once it starts in May, because we have nine different productions in the eight weeks we perform.”

Rachel Brosnahan on why skipping makeup actually makes her feel more empowered

Rachel Brosnahan’s skin is like the eclipse: almost too beautiful, too otherworldly to behold, and can cause some serious damage (to, err, my own personal self-esteem) if you look too closely.

Pose star MJ Rodriguez on being a transgender actress of color and the power of makeup

We speak to the mother of the House of Evangelista about the importance of black and trans narratives, and how she finds power in living out loud.

Kate Moss’ secret facial remedy is already in your freezer

Inspired by Joan Crawford’s no-holds-barred approach to vanity portrayed in Mommie Dearest, the 45-year-old model has been known to submerge her face in a sink of icy water to counteract morning-after puffiness.

Shay Mitchell swears by this lip balm

“One thing I hate is having dry, chapped lips. I always bring my La Mer Lip Balm with me to keep my lips soft. I love the consistency and how it keeps my lips moisturized all day.”

Fans are praising Rihanna for leaving facial scars unedited in a Fenty campaign

Aweng opened up about the struggles she faced growing up with her scars. “People tell me I look like a jaguar or that I’m ‘exotic’,” she told Dazed in 2018. “Sometimes I just want to shout at everyone: ‘Look at me, I’m not just a scar, I’m a human.’ But I get it, it’s a curiosity. I know I’m different, I know my facial features are different, but to me that’s beauty.”

Phoebe Robinson Isn’t Afraid to Talk About Her Stomach Hair

Speaking of razors, Robinson is debuting her very first beauty partnership—a milestone in any performer’s life, to be sure. Together with Schick Intuition F.A.B., the comedian is starring in a new content series called “Shave Thoughts.”

Research and Technology

Use of platelet-rich plasma injection for rejuvenation of photoaged facial skin? via JAMA Dermatology

Use of platelet-rich plasma injection for rejuvenation of photoaged facial skin – Reply via JAMA Dermatology

The changing kinetics of advanced melanoma via JAMA Dermatology

Exploring mental disorders in patients with skin diseases via JAMA Dermatology

Psoriasis and risk of mental disorders via JAMA Dermatology

Factors associated with patient-reported importance of skin clearance among adults with psoriasis and atopic dermatitis via Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Laser treatment of epidermal nevi: A multicenter retrospective study with long-term follow-up via Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Placebo-responses in randomized controlled trials for systemic therapy in atopic dermatitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis via Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Therapeutic pearl: Dish-soap for complete tick detachment via Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Increased interest in sunless tanning versus tanning beds in the United States, a Google trends analysis via Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Hangnail – A simple solution to a common problem via Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Harnessing the power of regenerative therapy for vitiligo and alopecia areata via Journal of Investigative Dermatology

miR-146a inhibits biofilm-derived Cutibacterium acnes induced inflammatory reactions in human keratinocytes via Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Eczema apps conformance with clinical guidelines: A systematic assessment of functions, tools and content. via British Journal of Dermatology

Fractional CO2 laser treatment for post-surgical lip scars in cleft lip and palate patients via Lasers in Medical Science

Gelatin-based formulations for dermal application via European Polymer Journal

Photodynamic therapy for severe facial acne vulgaris with 5% 5‐aminolevulinic acid vs 10% 5‐aminolevulinic acid: A split‐face randomized controlled study via Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology

Efficacy of stem cell-conditioned medium vs platelet-rich plasma as an adjuvant to post-ablative fractional CO2 laser resurfacing for atrophic post-acne scars: A split-face clinical trial via Journal of Dermatological Treatment

Equol’s efficacy is greater than astaxanthin for antioxidants, extracellular matrix integrity & breakdown, growth factors and inflammatory biomarkers via human skin gene expression analysis via Journal of Functional Foods

Contribution of antimicrobials to the development of allergic disease. via Current Opinion in Immunology

Depression and psychological distress in US adults with atopic dermatitis via Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Topical probiotics: the unknowns behind their rising popularity via Dermatology Online Journal

Comparison of quality of life and illness perception among patients with acne, eczema, and psoriasis via Dermatology Online Journal

Enthalpy and entropy compensation in the melting of human hair via International Journal of Trichology

Expert consensus on the management of androgenetic alopecia in India via International Journal of Trichology

Injectable-platelet-rich fibrin-smart blood with stem cells for the treatment of alopecia: A report of three patients via International Journal of Trichology

RF – Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Inhibitors and Skin Toxicity: The Search for a Management Protocol via Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas

Radial shockwave therapy for male erectile rejuvenation in a dermatology and/or medical aesthetic practice via Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology

The influence of age, gender and race/ethnicity on the composition of the human axillary microbiome via International Journal of Cosmetic Science

Chemical peels: Deep, medium, and light via Facial Plastic Surgery

Superficial dermal fillers with hyaluronic acid via Facial Plastic Surgery

Overview of deep dermal fillers via Facial Plastic Surgery

Artificial intelligence in teledermatology via Current Dermatology Reports

Rhamnus prinoides (gesho): A source of diverse anti-biofilm activity via Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Plasma cell gingivitis due to cosmetics related iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (IPBC) allergy in a teenage female patient masking as desquamative gingivitis via Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

Comparison of intralesional triamcinolone acetonide, Botulinum toxin Type A, and their combination for the treatment of keloid lesions via Journal of Dermatological Treatment

Disease-specific primed human adult stem cells effectively ameliorate experimental atopic dermatitis in mice via Theranostics

Association between lactic acid sting test scores, self‐assessed sensitive skin score sand biophysical properties in Chinese females via International Journal of Cosmetic Science

Visual loss from dermal fillers via Dermatology and Therapy

A real-world, non-interventional Indian study evaluating intensive plant-based butter moisturizing cream in psoriasis via Dermatology and Therapy

Formulation and artificial sebum effects on the percutaneous absorption of zinc pyrithione through excised human skin via Skin Pharmacology and Physiology

Influence of exposure to summer environments on skin properties via Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

The many faces of rosacea: liberal diagnostic criteria have ramifications on disease prevalence and accuracy via Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Acupuncture treatment for symptom management in atopic dermatitis: A study protocol for a randomized, participant- and assessor-blind, sham-controlled trial via Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Keloid treatment: what about adjuvant radiotherapy? via Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology

Effects of a cream containing 5% hyaluronic acid mixed with a bacterial-wall-derived glycoprotein, glycyrretinic acid, piroctone olamine and climbazole on signs, symptoms and skin bacterial microbiota in subjects with seborrheic dermatitis of the face via Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology

Protective effects of glycerol and xylitol in keratinocytes exposed to hyperosmotic stress via Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology

Impact of olive oil and honey on healing of diabetic foot: a randomized controlled trial via Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology

Clinical evidence on the efficacy and tolerability of a topical medical device containing benzoylperoxide 4%, retinol 0.5%, mandelic acid 1% and lactobionic acid 1% in the treatment of mild facial acne: an open label pilot study via Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology

Antibiotics for acne vulgaris: using Instagram to seek insight into the patient perspective via Journal of Dermatological Treatment

Chemical peeling in dermatology via Der Hautarzt

Actinic cheilitis: Analysis of clinical subtypes, risk factors and associated signs of actinic damage via Acta Dermato-Venereologica

Extreme incidence of skin cancer in kidney and liver transplant recipients living with high sun exposure via Acta Dermato-Venereologica

Next generation sequencing identifies the keratinocyte-specific miRNA signature of psoriasis via Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Incorporation of 3D stereophotogrammetry as a reliable method for assessing scar volume in standard clinical practice via Burns

Cutaneous effects of antihypertensive drugs via Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia

Melanoma diagnosis: traumatic impact of the event on the patient via Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia

“Healthy Hands”. A pilot study for the prevention of chronic hand eczema in healthcare workers of an Italian University Hospital via Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia

The efficacy and safety of BM-PHA for the correction of nasolabial folds: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, split-face clinical trial via Journal of Dermatological Treatment

Nanostructured supramolecular hydrogels: Towards the topical treatment of Psoriasis and other skin diseases via Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerface