Lena Dunham's First Beauty Collab, "Da Vinci Lips," and More News

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Earlier this fall, Lena Dunham launched Lenny, her biweekly email covering everything from politics and women’s health to fashion and, of course, feminism. Just in time for the holidays, Dunham and her business partner Jenni Konner launched the Lenny Shop, an online market place that will "rep grassroots feminist businesses and also wouldn't force you to spend your entire rent on an ankle boot with a weird zipper"—amen to that. The most interesting item on the new site? The Nudes Nail Wraps ($12), created by Dunham herself and Chrissy Mahlmeister, the founder of Rad Nails. However, these wraps are not the answer to your quest for the ultimate nude nail color. The illustrations on each wrap are tiny abstract drawings of the most intimate parts of a woman’s body. So Lena. [Refinery29]

We’ve found your new morning beauty routine: Wake up, shower, and blow-dry your wrinkles away. That’s right: PureWow has discovered a magical new product that can give your skin a boost and create the appearance of a face-lift, even if it lasts for just 10 hours. After cleansing, apply Erase Cosmetics 3 Minute Instant Face Lift Serum ($99) to your fine lines and wrinkles. Set your hair dryer to cold and blow across the face for about three minutes. The result? Thanks to ingredients like collagen, cucumber extract, and retinol, wrinkles will decrease instantly, leaving you with taught, youthful-looking skin. [PureWow]

Makeup artist Jamie Greenberg is bringing the year’s most popular hashtag to your makeup bag. In collaboration with Colourpop Cosmetics, Greenberg has created Squad ($55), a new color collection affectionately named after some of her gorgeous celebrity clients. Our favorites? The deep cranberry Jonesing Lippie Stix ($5), named after Rashida Jones, and the New Lowes Matte Blush ($8), named for Katie Lowes. [Colourpop]

We all know beauty starts from within, but InStyle reports there’s one tiny ingredient you’re overlooking: seeds. These tiny buds can be incorporated into almost any dish, and they add an array of benefits for skin, hair, and overall health. We like Kevla’s Organic Toasted Sesame Seeds ($15) to protect the liver from the damages of alcohol and also provide key nutrients to add elasticity to the skin, thanks to the high levels of zinc. [InStyle]

No one likes cleaning out their makeup bag—but it’s almost a new year, which means it’s time for a refresh. Huffington Post calls out all the items we can stand to get rid of, such as old foundation, dry mascara, melted lipsticks, and more. Trust us, the list is manageable, and crossing it off your to-do list will feel oh so good. [Huffington Post]

It’s been a big year for lips (we’re looking at you, Kylie Jenner), but not everyone is happy about the enhanced look that has taken the beauty world and Instagram by storm. Tim Pearce, a physician in England, has invented something he calls Da Vinci lips, and he’s hoping it’s the next big thing. Instead of using fillers like Juvederm to plump up lips so much that they end up looking swollen, Pearce champions his treatment, which changes lips subtly by analyzing a patient's lip proportions in relation to their nose, jaw, and chin. By using Da Vinci's golden ratio theory, Pearce takes a mathematical approach to ensuring overall beauty rather than bigger lips. [Allure]

Foundation, bronzer, and contour palettes seem to get all the love—but what about the highlighter? It’s the one product that delivers luminosity and a brightening effect that can completely transform your complexion, which is why you should learn how to apply one. We recommend L’Oréal Paris’s True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator ($13) to take your holiday party makeup game to a whole new level. [Makeup.com]

Winter is here, which means it’s time for hand cream, hand cream, and more hand cream. Look for oil-based ointments or lotions that contain soothing, effective ingredients like shea butter, petrolatum, glycerin, and lanolin. Some of our winter skin saviors? Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve ($15) and SkinFix Ultra Rich Hand Cream ($10). [SheFinds]

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