Monthly Archives: May 2017

Find Your Liquid Lipstick Soulmate

Whether we’re looking for an office-appropriate lipstick that lasts through lunch or a bold, vampy lip that won’t smudge on a wild Saturday night, Jouer Cosmetics’ cult-beloved Long-Wear Lip Crème has become our go-to for lip color with serious staying power. For a liquid lipstick, it feels surprisingly comfortable and lightweight on the lips, even after several hours of wear. Plus, there’s a shade for just about everyone, whether you prefer soft, muted tones or flashy metallics. To show the full spectrum of what Long-Wear Lip Crème has to offer, we created a lookbook of swatches of all 33 shades (yes, we’re serious about this stuff). See each shade on light and dark skin and find your perfect match (or matches). We promise that no matter which shade you choose, it won’t come off until you want it to.

Wayne Goss Calls This Product “Instagram Filter in a Tube”

When Wayne Goss gets this excited about a product, we listen. In his latest video, Wayne sings the praises of Charlotte Tilbury’s Unisex Healthy Glow, a tinted moisturizer with natural-looking tan pigments that adjust to your skin tone, creating a warm, healthy glow and subtly blurring imperfections as you massage it in. Designed for all genders, it’s an easy way to give tired skin a quick, natural-looking pick-me-up—or as Wayne calls it, “an Instagram filter in a tube.” Watch the video to learn how this product earned his rave review.

How to Defend Your Hair from Sun Damage

The best things about summer—sunny days, pool parties, beach trips—are often bad news for hair. While we’re all well aware of the benefits of slathering our arms, legs, and face with SPF, we don’t talk much about sunscreen for hair. UV rays won’t give your hair a sunburn, but they do dry out stands, leading to brittleness, breakage, frizz, dull color, and a coarse, dry feel. Too much sun also makes hair more susceptible to future damage by destroying the cuticle, leaving the inner cortex exposed and vulnerable to saltwater, chlorine, and heat styling.

Protecting your hair from the summer sun’s damaging rays, luckily, is as easy as incorporating a UV-protective styling product into your hair care routine. Here, our favorite problem-solving stylers from Bumble and bumble—all enriched with sun-proofing UV filters to protect your hair from too much summer fun.

For all hair types that need a primer

We’ve sung the praises of hair primers before, but here’s a refresher: they protect hair against damage from styling while conditioning and hydrating. Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer does everything short of styling your hair for you. Just a few spritzes soften, detangle, tame frizz, and protect from sun damage with UV filters. It’s oil-infused, but don’t worry—it goes on surprisingly weightlessly.

For dry, dull hair that craves shine

Forget everything you know about hair oils. This super-light oil soaks into strands instantly—yes, even fine, thin hair—to soften and add silky shine. It also defends against breakage from brushing, heat styling, and UV rays. Work into wet hair before styling or smooth over dry hair before you head out the door for a dose of sunscreen and shine.

For perfect air-dried styles

Summer often means rising temperatures, and when it’s hot outside, the last thing we want to do is wrestle with blow dryers and curling irons. In addition to shielding hair from the sun’s rays, this crazy-good styling cream helps air-dried hair look its best by enhancing texture and stopping frizz in its tracks. Be forewarned: you may never go back to heat styling.

For beachy, piecey waves

If tousled, textured, just-spent-the-day-at-the-beach waves are your thing, this UV-protective salt spray might be your new best friend. Formulated with tropical oils and sea botanicals, it creates beachy body without the drying, crunchy effect that’s common with surf sprays.

For waves and curls that need a boost

Created with curls and waves in mind, this UV-protectant primer not only detangles and hydrates, it also works to lightly define and shape curls on contact. When used on day two, it whips puffy, deflated curls back into shape.

For sleek, defined curls without crunch

This curl cream adds shape, definition, and separation to curls, ringlets, and corkscrews with a soft, flexible finish. UV filters safeguard dehydration-prone hair from the drying effects of summer sun while a special blend of polymers offer plenty of bounce and movement. Curls look naturally sleek and shapely—not slicked back.

Inside Jeffree Star’s Family Collection

Even casual fans of Jeffree Star have heard about his buzzy new collection by now, and those of us who think that Jeffree Star and his boyfriend Nathan Schwandt are #couplegoals have even more reason to be excited. Jeffree recently gave us a sneak peek of the Star Family Collection, which is themed around Jeffree, Nathan, and their fur children (pomeranians Diva, Diamond, Delicious, and Daddy).

The collection will include six Velour Liquid Lipsticks (one for each member of the family!), plus two new Velour Lip Scrubs and a very intriguing Skin Frost. To celebrate the impending launch, let’s take a look at Jeffree Star’s little family and the new shades of Velour Liquid Lipstick for each member, shall we?

With his fierce and fearless personality, it makes sense that the shade Jeffree chose to represent himself would be a bold brick red called “Wifey.” Jeffree describes it as “darker than Redrum but lighter than Unicorn Blood.”

Inspired by how much he loves when Jeffree wears a nude lip, “Nathan” is a peachy terracotta nude with bright, warm tones. Designed by Nathan himself, it’s unlike every other nude shade in Jeffree’s collection.

Jeffree’s first dog, Diva, has sported hot pink fur in the past, so it’s no surprise that “Diva” is a bright, warm pink with gold metallic shimmer (!). Jeffree describes it as “Prom Night’s Barbie sister.” You have our attention.

The second pup in the Star pack, Diamond’s feisty personality is encapsulated in “Diamond,” a bright pastel periwinkle blue. It’s the perfect shade for the dog who, according to Jeffree and Nathan, basically runs the household.

Jeffree and Nathan got Delicious, an all-black pomeranian, soon after they started dating. His shade, “Delicious,” is a chocolatey mauve brown inspired by the lighter color of his fur when he was a puppy.

The newest addition to the family, Daddy, is a very cute sable pomeranian who has stolen the internet’s hearts. The baby of the family, his shade “Baby Daddy” is a soft and sweet nude caramel.

Watch the video below to see swatches of the new Velour Liquid Lipsticks and learn about the rest of the Star Family Collection. This collection is limited edition, by the way, so if you want to get your hands on Wifey, Nathan, Delicious, or Baby Daddy, sign up here to get notified as soon as they launch.