Monthly Archives: July 2018

These Are the Face Masks Our Editors Can't Live Without

It feels like every day a wacky new sheet mask is born. There are unicorn masks, jelly masks, peel-off masks – the list goes on. But which ones actually work? Luckily, our editors have tested the good, the bad, and the trendiest facial treatments so you don’t have to – and found a few along the way that qualify as holy grail formulas. If you’re still haven’t found “the one” face mask for you, we’ve rounded up our all time favorites to help you out. Whether you’re looking for a boost of hydration or some help fading those pesky dark spots, these are the masks that will get the job done.

The 6 Sexy Fragrances to Wear If You Want to Get Laid This Summer

I left a recent POPSUGAR brainstorm meeting with one very intrepid assignment: pull a handful of new Summer perfumes out of our over-stuffed beauty closet, wear a new one each day, and see which scents get me laid. (It’s a perk of the job I’m sure my SO appreciates more than my dental plan or PTO.)

Over the course of a month, I meticulously tested the sexiness of countless fragrances – and found six that passed with flying colors. Keep reading to see the hands-down hottest smells of Summer, and get ready for honies to come out of the woodwork. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

I Tried a Dozen Liquid Lipsticks During Shower Sex – and These 6 Didn't Budge

Two things I get paid to think about a lot are waterproof makeup and kiss-proof lipstick. Both worlds collided during a 3 a.m. bout of insomnia: what liquid lipsticks, if any, would last through shower sex? I immediately texted my boyfriend: “Heads up: we need to have a lot of shower sex soon.” Within seconds, he responded, “Why?,” quickly followed by, “You know what, I shouldn’t question this. Yes.”

Now, no one except maybe Missy Elliott is interested in how I get my freak on – @Missy, if you’re interested, let’s talk – so I will simply say this: the following six liquid lipsticks are the only ones that passed my test. They will not budge for anything.

Bring Pink Lemonade to the Barbecue With This Cool New Hair Color

Quench your thirst for a new hair color with the latest rainbow hue, pink lemonade. The trend blends yellow and pink shades to resemble your favorite warm-weather drink – and the look is extremely versatile. Some people are opting for an overall warm-pink, while others are dyeing different parts of their hair in pink and yellow sections. You can go for a saturated punch of color or keep it light with a blond base for a more subtle effect.

Keep reading to see the best ways to wear pink lemonade hair – then get ready to head to the salon and drink it up.

These Sexy Palettes Are Perfect For Your Next Night Out

When you want to add a little smolder to your date-night look, the easiest thing to do is throw on a dramatic set of falsies and smoked-out eye shadow. When it comes to making the latter happen, you want to find a palette that fits a certain criteria: the shadows have to be pigmented, creamy, and easy to blend out, and come with a wide range of deep, sultry colors that grab all the attention. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the sexiest eye shadow palettes on the market that will make you feel hot.

These New Tarte Brushes Were Made For Your Fourth of July Beauty Look

Fourth of July barbecue plans or not, any excuse to create a colorful and festive makeup look is reason enough to celebrate. This holiday, Tarte introduced a handful of makeup brushes that make it easy to paint some patriotic stars on your face. Simply take the star end of your Tarte Pretty Things and Fairy Wings Brush Set ($42) and use the different size brushes as a stencil for your look. I recommend using liquid eyeliners in red, white, and blue to get a more precise application.

While this hack isn’t foolproof – you definitely need some artistic ability – it’s a great guide to starting your American-themed makeup off right.

Fourth of July Beauty Looks to Steal From Your Favorite Celebs

Our Fourth of July essentials list is simple: good food, good music, good vibes, and patriotic makeup. We’re not talking the telltale red, white, and blue face art either. There are tons of modern ways to add festive flair to your makeup without looking cheesy. Need a spark of inspiration? The celebrity beauty looks ahead are a great place to start. From sun-kissed skin (we’re looking at you J Lo) to blue striped eye liner and deep red lips, there’s plenty trendy looks to steal, whether you’re hitting up a barbecue, a pool party, or laying low to shop holiday sales.

This CBD-Infused After Sun Lotion Is SO Good, I Cried When It Was Gone

If I were to write an honest Tinder bio for myself, one of my top interests would include, “Weeping like a lonely banshee.” At weddings, after emotional McDonald’s commercials, when I see babies on the street wearing little baby pants – the tears start streaming. And apparently, I also cry about spilled beauty products. When I accidentally dropped the Felix & Ambrosia Sunny Daze CBD Sun Cream ($40) all over my sink, I watched it run down my drain in horror.

You may have heard about that viral CBD-infused glitter sunscreen, which combines three things we really love over here at POPSUGAR – skin care, cannabis topicals, and ways to make your body glisten. Well, this after-sun lotion comes from the same brand, but I never thought I’d need it, seeing as how I am an SPF 50-wearing beauty writer who never burns.

My first rule of curing a sunburn would be to not get one, but if you do, I’d recommend smearing this all over your fine self.

Cue the narrator voice: “But Alaina would get sunburned.” Alas, after a lovely day spent frolicking on a Long Island beach, I came home as red as an overripe tomato. I took out the relief lotion, which has more of a liquid texture than thicker moisturizers. It’s fragrance-free, and glides on like a grease. I don’t love writing that products provide “instant” relief (it’s a bold claim), but within seconds, I felt my inflamed skin chill out a bit. With just one application in the morning and another before bed, I stopped feeling the heeby-jeebies of irritation. I even took a page from Madonna’s playbook and popped the bottle in the fridge. Applying the gel while it was icy-cold further soothed my skin. No glitter appeared, but that was OK with me. I’m shiny enough.

Everything was great until the fateful night I (drunkenly) knocked the entire bottle open. Luckily, this snafu occurred when my burn was very close to being healed. I’m sure that was in no small part to this lotion, which kept me from scratching my skin right off. My first rule of curing a sunburn would be to not get one, but if you do, I’d recommend smearing this all over. Just make sure you put the cap back on afterward.

11 Photos That Prove Deepika Padukone Is Incredibly, Utterly Gorgeous

Considering Deepika Padukone is one of the most sought-after actresses in Bollywood (and beyond), it’s doesn’t surprise us that the star is insanely friggin’ gorgeous (TBH, it’s almost unfair). The actress, who recently starred in xXx: Return of Xander Cage and was named one of Time‘s 100 Most Influential People, is definitely a beauty icon in her own right.

Aside from Padukone’s naturally striking features, she isn’t afraid to have fun with her style. She’s made countless red carpet appearances and damn near steals the show with each one. Whether she’s working the hell out of a bright lip color, playing with bold eye shadow, or has her thick brunette hair waved or in a bun, we’re pretty sure there isn’t a beauty look she can’t pull off. Don’t believe us? Stare at her most stunning hair and makeup moments ahead.

I Found a Concealer That Instantly Erases My Under-Eye Bags – Consider Me Addicted

When it comes to concealer, I’ve always had trouble finding a product that truly covers my under-eye bags. Most options crease, come right off, or just don’t have enough coverage. Then, a makeup artist applied Lancôme Effacernes Waterproof Undereye Concealer ($31) to my face. I was in total awe. With a few taps of the product, those pesky bags instantly vanished.

The long-wear waterproof formula stays on from morning till night – I never have to reapply. Its silky consistency melts right into my skin for a natural look that isn’t cakey or drying. Still not sold? Just check out the amazing reviews on Nordstrom. Of the 375 customers who reviewed the product, almost all of them give it a perfect five stars.

“To date the best full coverage concealer I’ve found,” one buyer wrote. “Does not crease or get blotchy as the day goes on. I have terrible undereye circles and this covers them almost perfectly. I have tried just about every high-end and drugstore brand concealer and this is by far the best.”

Consider your hunt over. Once you get your hands on this formula, you’ll never want to try anything else again. I promise.