Courtesy of GuerlainHaving worn red lipstick every single day (yes, even on Sundays, and even to the grocery store) for about 10 years, I've tried pretty much every tube out there. First, there was the challenge of finding the right shade-not too pink, too coral, or too blue; then, the experimentation with formulas in search of one that wasn't too matte, too shiny, or too sloppy-slick. I had almost resigned myself to the fact that I might never find a color that didn't either desiccate my lips or glide on like a dream only to slide off onto my cheeks 10 minutes later. But then I met The One.
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Not only does Guerlain Rouge G feel perfect on the mouth-hydrating but not slimy-it wears and wears, and never fades out in the center to leave a dreaded lipstick-liner-like ring. It also comes encased in a glorious silver bullet (equipped with a mirror that snaps shut with a satisfying magnetic click) that makes you feel as
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Courtesy of GuerlainHaving worn red lipstick every single day (yes, even on Sundays, and even to the grocery store) for about 10 years, I've tried pretty much every tube out there. First, there was the challenge of finding the right shade-not too pink, too coral, or too blue; then, the experimentation with formulas in search of one that wasn't too matte, too shiny, or too sloppy-slick. I had almost resigned myself to the fact that I might never find a color that didn't either desiccate my lips or glide on like a dream only to slide off onto my cheeks 10 minutes later. But then I met The One.Read More »from Your Hunt for the Perfect Red Lipstick is Over
ImanThey may have won the gene-pool lottery with their lithe figures and natural good looks. But it takes more than just birthright to maintain a runway-worthy face and frame. Here, we asked today's supes for their tips and tricks that keep them at their best.Read More »from 10 Models Reveal Their Beauty and Fitness Secrets
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1. Iman: Bronzer is Better
"My beauty tip is bronzer. Regardless of whether you're light-skinned or dark-skinned, wear bronzer. Put it on the periphery of the face, the décolletage, and the cheeks. It always makes you look like you just came from Ibiza! As for my fitness tip: Corsets!"
2. Arizona Muse: Yoga Fan
"My number-one beauty tip is to mix Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair with foundation. It just turns every foundation into the most sheer amazingness. For fitness, I do a lot of yoga. I love yoga. I think it's so good for your mind and body, as well."
3. Carolyn Murphy: H20 is Key
"My beauty secret is drinking a lot of water. I drink a lot of water and then I
Internet beauty queen Michelle Phan shows us a few things about looking good on screen.
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- Elle | Love + Sex – Tue, Oct 1, 2013 5:10 PM EDT
Flirting on Instagram
This year I found myself single for the first significant amount of time in my adult life. It's actually been an empowering experience, one I'm glad to be enjoying in the confidence of my late twenties rather than at 23-years old. Despite my occasional frustration with the market, I've thus far consciously avoided the world of online dating. Not that it hasn't worked for friends or isn't intriguing, I just prefer to meet people the old-fashioned way (er, at a bar) rather than by browsing some contrived profile.Read More »from Flirting on Instagram: Deep Thoughts on Deep Liking
But wait: Not only do I browse contrived profiles on a daily basis, but I also actively engage in curating my own. Like so many others, Instagram has become my main social media outlet-life's most attractive, clever, silly moments cropped and filtered. And whether intentional or not, it's a landmine for engaging with the opposite sex.
A few weeks ago, I spent an evening flirting with a super-cute bartender in Brooklyn. After many generous Gruner refills, we added each
These sweethearts put their own unique spin on the traditional ceremony, from exchanging vows in a yoga studio to celebrating on the streets of New York City
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- Elle | Beauty – Fri, Sep 27, 2013 11:14 AM EDT
Beauty BreakthroughsWith these 15 breakthroughs to stop the clock from head to toe, not even your dermatologist will know your real age.Read More »from Beauty Tips and High-Tech Breakthroughs for Younger Skin and Hair
1. Color Theory
"If a follicle can be encouraged to produce a thicker hair, often pigment will also ramp up," says Alan J. Bauman, MD, of an unexpected-but welcome-side effect of stimulating hair growth. "Using minoxidil can make more pigment deep in the hair fiber. It's not going to reverse completely gray hair, but hair can get thicker and darker."
If bad-hair days are getting more frequent, your home's copper pipes might be to blame. In a P&G study led by Jennifer Marsh, PhD, researchers sampled hair from 450 women in nine countries and found varying levels of the heavy metal, which can react with hair-color chemicals and UV rays to speed the breakdown of protein structure, leading to visibly damaged strands. "Over time the hair will be less resistant to other insults, like brushing and flatironing," Marsh says. P&G scientists are exploring how to use
What's really true when it comes to all the lore and old wives' tales about how to care for your hair? We address the top 10 hair myths--from whether or not you should wash your hair everyday to the hazards of plucking grey hair. Turns out some aren't myths at all.
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Chrissy Teigan's Chipotle BBQ Chicken Thighs With Mango Salsa"Bold flavors are my favorite, and this dish is spicy and tart," says Teigen. "Trust me: It's a crazy-good crowd-or-date pleasing meal."
Chipotle BBQ Chicken Thighs
4 chicken thighs
2 7.5 oz cans chipotle peppers in adobo
8 large garlic cloves
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 c your favorite BBQ sauce
3/4 c brown sugar
1 tsp paprika
1/2 lime, juiced
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup Jack Daniels. "Or vodka. Whatever," Teigen says.
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1. Place chicken thighs in a bowl. To create marinade, combine all of the other ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Pour marinade over chicken. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for as long as you can-anything over an hour is ideal.Read More »from Chrissy Teigen’s Date-Night Dinner Recipe
2. Place chicken (and extra sauce) in a baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, occasionally spooning sauce over the
Now that New York Fashion Week is over (onto London!), we've rounded up the trends that stood out to us the most. Besides the colors that have defined the season, crop tops, sheer details, fringe, and exaggerated silhouettes all made strong statements as well.
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- Elle | Beauty – Tue, Sep 17, 2013 1:47 PM EDT
Long hair doesn't have to be boring: here, ELLE's step-by-step guide to getting a crimped ponytail, an updo upgrade, and the latest take on beachy waves.
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