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BEAUTY TALK

Aesthetic Trauma: How Beauty Standards Are Passed Between Generations

Sometimes, those we love can be the causes of our biggest insecurities.

MY BEAUTY RITUAL

The Comedian With an Ultra-Minimalist Skin-Care Routine

Elsa Majimbo says water is the key to her perfect skin in more ways than one.

SELF-SERVICE

All Done Up With Nowhere to Go

Editor in chief Michelle Lee opens our November issue with reflections on the act and the art of self-service.

BEAUTY NEWS

Sephora's 2021 Incubation Program Will Focus on Black-Owned Brands

The mass beauty retailer announced details on how brands can apply for a spot on their shelves next year.

PRODUCT REVIEW

I Tried the Alleyoop Makeup Brush With an 8,000-Person Waitlist

The four-in-one tool makes application so easy.

BRAG ABOUT IT

Anastasia Beverly Hills's Lash Brag Mascara Lives Up to Its Name

The results are definitely something to brag about, for sure.

GO AND LOVE YOURSELF

Reddit Rushed to Support a Woman Who "Wasn't a Fan" of Her Own Face

The beauty community of r/MakeupAddiction proved the importance of being kind to others — and yourself — at every chance.

RARE NEWNESS

I Tried Everything in Selena Gomez's Rare Beauty Line

…before anyone else.

LACE FRONTIER

Angelica Ross Wants You to Stop Using Hair to Define Womanhood

"There's a duality in knowing wigs makes getting ready faster, but folks also associate wearing certain textures as trying to be something that we're not."

THE FUTURE OF BEAUTY

Robots Are Setting the Beauty Standards of Our Future

We are rapidly replacing our analog selves with digital fantasy.

SUPREME STUFF

Pat McGrath Labs' New Supreme Lipstick Is the Beauty Collaboration We Didn't Know We Needed

The beauty brand has teamed up with the skatewear brand to bring us this perfect red hue.

MY BEAUTY RITUAL

Raquel Willis Meditates With Her Plants Every Morning

Plus, all the other ways the writer and activist practices self-care. 

PEARLY WHITES

The Best At-Home Teeth-Whitening Kits, According to Dentists

Achieve pearly whites with any of these pro picks. 

TAN GOALS

What Is Tantouring? The Facial Self-Tanning Technique, Explained

Worried about messing up your facial self-tanner? Well, here is exactly how to do it, according to experts. 

Snoh Angel

Why Snoh Aalegra's Hair Is Usually Pulled Back

Her signature pony is more than a preference.

BOSS MOVES

Kim Kardashian West Just Sold Part of KKW Beauty to Coty Inc.

Here's exactly what that means for the future of the brand.