Makeup artist Patrick Ta is famous for painting faces like that of the Kardashians, Gigi Hadid, and the Pretty Little Liars cast, documenting all his chiseled, pore-less work on his personal Instagram. The secret to his clients’ perfect selfies? Always opts for the Red filter option when posting, because it adds a slight tint that intensifies the colors while giving your skin a “sultry bronze glow.” [Lipstick]
It’s no secret that sheet masks have taken the beauty world by storm, but did you know that they’re starting to replace moisturizers? Global market research firm NPD Group released a report revealing that sheet mask sales have risen 60% in the U.S. since 2013, knocking moisturizers out of the top skincare sales slot. As sheet-mask fans ourselves (currently loving Dr. Jart+ Water-Full Hydrogel Mask, $42), we’re thrilled to see the category continue to grow. [Hollywood Reporter]
Makeup trends can come and go, but there are certain classic beauty looks that will never go out of style. Case in point: bright lips and lush waves. In a new tutorial, Makeup.com explains exactly how to get retro waves. All you need is a 1 3/4–inch curling iron, bobby pins, and a flexible-hold, brushable hair spray, like Drybar’s Money Maker Flexible Hold Hairspray ($26). [Makeup.com]
Stuck in a nail polish rut? Why not try dark berry, dusty teal, chocolate brown, cobalt blue, light lavender, or Zoya’s Matte Velvet Nail Polish ($6) in Godiva Pixie Dust? So many trends, so little time. [PureWow]
The half-bun is a style we’ve loved since earlier this year, and we’re glad to see it isn’t going away anytime soon. To keep it from drooping, SheFinds put together a step-by-step checklist for keeping the half-bun in place—make sure you’re armed with killer bobby pins, like Hot Tools 2” Bobby Pins ($3). [SheFinds]
We’ve long been curious about why we dream what we do—but according to research, it may all lead back to anxiety. From falling to showing up late for work to being caught in a sticky situation, the dream experts from the American Psychoanalytic Association say all these dreams point to struggles with anxiety.
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