Here’s How Dermatologists Smooth and Prevent Forehead Wrinkles, Fast

Ask just about any dermatologist how to prevent forehead wrinkles and they’ll tell you to start implementing an anti-aging skincare routine. The trick is to know which products and treatments to incorporate into your regimen, as well as when to put it into practice. As a general rule of thumb, dermatologists say that you should begin your preventative anti-aging journey sometime between your 20s and 30s. It’s hard to nail down a specific age since, as we mentioned before, genetics play a role. That said, your best bet is to talk to your mom and grandma about when they first started noticing fine lines and wrinkles on their appearance so that you can get ahead of the game.

Try Using an At-Home Toning Device to Smooth Skin

…You want to punch up the power. That’s where toning devices come into play. Engelman swears by them. “These devices can help increase the amount of absorption of active ingredients, so they penetrate into the deep layers of the skin – giving maximum benefits,” she explains, recommending the Conture Kinetic Toning Device. “It has a multitude of benefits with over 250,000 hours of research behind it. With three settings for face, neck, and chest, the device combines isometric compression and low-frequency vibrations to prepare the skin for up to 300 percent more absorption of active ingredients up to 45 minutes after use. In clinical trials, 78 percent saw a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.”

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“Days in the sun can finally start to show in later years with dark spots and crepey looking skin,” explains Dr. Engelman. That’s why she recommends in-office procedures (lasers) for patients in this age group. At home, don’t stop using your retinoid and oil. There are also at-home devices to help stimulate the skin and aid in product absorption. Dr. Engelman’s favorite is the Conture Kinetic Toning Device. “It’s a non-invasive way to lift and revive skin through isometric compression and low-frequency vibration.”

The Facial-Toning Device and CBD Lotion Jessica Alba Counts as Her Pre-Glam Must-Haves

Jessica Alba took to her Instagram stories tonight to share her pre-glam picks for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

Alba, who founded The Honest Company, had some of her brand’s beauty in the mix—the new Prime + Perfect Mask ($20), Magic Beauty Balm ($13), Vitamin C Radiance Serum ($28) and Organic Beauty Facial Oil ($28) to be exact—but kept it real as she shared some off-the-radar favorites from three other lines.

For starters, she credited Comfort Zone’s Sublime Skin Eye Patches for being her “secret weapon against tired-looking eyes.” Then, there was a shoutout to the Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System ($70), an anti-aging wonder tool Alba says “does all the things.” And, finally, Lord Jones High CBD Formula Body Lotion ($60) got some love for being a “secret weapon for long nights out.”

 

Beyoncé’s Makeup Artist Sir John Teams With Disney for ‘Lion King’ Collection

To celebrate the release of The Lion King on July 19, Disney recruited Beyoncé’s makeup artist Sir John to create a makeup line inspired by the movie.

Sir John has created looks for a cast of big names, including Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Khloé Kardashian, Priyanka Chopra and Serena Williams, but he is perhaps best known for his work with Beyoncé, who is voicing the character Nala in the photo-real virtual-production remake of the cult cartoon.

The pair initially met at Tom Ford’s first womenswear show in 2010 and hit it off; Sir John quickly became Beyoncé’s go-to for everything from album art, music videos, concert tours and even her Super Bowl show and iconic September 2018 Vogue cover

The new Sir John x Luminess The Lion King makeup collection will be released on June 15.

So when the makeup artist first revealed he had a makeup line in the works last fall, speculation grew that he was working on a line with Beyoncé herself. “Disney first approached me last August, just as I was wrapping up [reality TV competition show] American Beauty Star,” Sir John told The Hollywood Reporter. “They told me B was voicing Nala and asked if I’d be interested in doing a line of cosmetics for them.”

Sir John was hesitant at first, however. “I was kind of like ‘She’s sold separately.’ But they said, ‘No we want to work with you and we want you to license it and find a partner to produce the collection.'” Sir John immediately reached out to Luminess Cosmetics, a brand known among professionals for its innovative airbrush technology, to help him realize his sweeping vision for the line, with a very tight deadline.

The resulting collection is presented in visually stunning packaging, made from etched enamel seven layers deep, where each layer has been lasered out to reveal the rose gold compact. “I fell in love with the packaging before the product — even as a makeup artist,” says Sir John. “It’s a collectors item.”

As for the makeup itself, “The line is for every woman,” he says of the limited edition products, which include a Kingdom Sculpting Palette, Can’t Wait to be Queen Eyeshadow Palette, Be Brave Matte Lipsticks, Be Prepared Liquid Lipsticks, Legacy Tinted Lip Balms and a Circle of Life Highlighter. The shade names draw on both characters and scenes from the film — the eye palette includes Nala, King, Pride Rock and African Clay, for example.

“I was inspired while on safari in South Africa for Global Citizen, and I remember looking at how warm and rich the colors were, and I didn’t need to look any further than the landscape,” Sir John says.

The collection will launch June 15 at Luminess Cosmetics online. Prices start at $24.

The Best Women’s Facial Razors and Shaving Creams, According to Experts

For women, shaving isn’t often the first strategy that comes to mind for removing unwanted facial hair, but it’s long been an open secret among beauty bloggers that it’s one of the best ways to get rid of hair and prep skin for easy makeup application. Now, with endorsements from both celebrity estheticians like Kate Sommerville and Bachelor contestants like Michelle Money, female facial shaving has gone mainstream, and experts agree it has several advantages over waxing or tweezing.

As Jeannel Astarita, founder of Just Ageless Body and Beauty Lab, says, “I never recommend waxing the face. It’s tugging at the skin and it very often causes blemish eruptions because the sebaceous glands are attached to the hair follicles. When you pull the hair follicle out with waxing or tweezing, you’re disrupting the sebaceous gland and bringing oils to the surface.” She also likes that shaving is a “gentle form of exfoliation,” that can improve skin texture. And it’s not true that hair grows back coarser after shaving. Dermatologist Dr. Janet Prystowsky explains that because a razor cuts hair at its midpoint, which has a wider diameter than its end, new growth can appear coarser. “With plucking and waxing the hair has been ripped out from the root so the next new hair from the follicle will have a finer leading tip,” she says. If you’re interested in a face shave, read on for five dermatologists and an esthetician’s recommendations for razors and shaving creams that’ll give you the smoothest, hair-free face.

Best electric shaver and dermaplaning system for women

This electric shaver is another one of Engelman’s favorites. She likes that it’s “quick and painless, cutting the hair on the surface of the skin. Since it is not pulling hair from the follicle, there is less irritation to the skin.”

13 Long-Wear Lipsticks for Valentine’s Day That Won’t Budge, No Matter What Your Plans Are

If there’s any day of the year that might pose a threat against long-wear lipsticks, it’s Cupid’s big day. Finding effective long-wear lipsticks for Valentine’s Day, especially ones that will withstand aggressive smooches from whomever or whatever you may be spending the day with, can be tough, and poor research can result in a very messy make-out session.

Lucky for you (and your boo), I’ve rounded up a list of 13 lipsticks that will not budge, no matter what you get into on Valentine’s Day.

LUMINESS FOREVER REIGN LIP STAIN

Give your lips a pop of color with this long-lasting lip stain that’s water-resistant for up to 18 hours. The mineral-based formula feels silky smooth on the lips and won’t slide off after a kiss.

Real Women Say These Are the Best Hair Removal Products on Amazon

by LINDSEY METRUS

Pricey waxing appointments, frequent passes with a razor, and tweezing with abandon all make the hair removal process more of a burden than just a usual step in your beauty routine. No matter your goals, whether slight maintenance or total clean-up, removing stubble and peach fuzz should be as painlessly ritualistic as applying your skincare.

This editor is a huge fan of this battery-operated mini hair removal device, perfect for discretely removing upper-lip hair without ever touching a blade directly to the skin. Sonic technology targets the hair and wicks it away while a protective blade cover keeps your skin from getting nicked.

Standout review: “I should have ordered initially instead of going with another brand. I love this. it performs exactly as it says.”

These Are the Best Black Friday Beauty and Wellness Deals (So Far)

Black Friday isn’t just a day. Here at Byrdie HQ, we see it as a challenge, a marathon, an opportunity to grasp glory in our very hands. Yes, we realize we’re being dramatic, but we can’t help but take it rather seriously. How could we refrain? It’s magical.

Have you been coveting a particularly expensive palette, looking to experiment with a new brand, or trying to stock up on your favorite limited-edition products? Black Friday is your day. With Cyber Monday following close after, it might even be your week.

With that being said, so many brands offer specials that it’s slightly overwhelming to try to navigate the best deals on your own. If you’re like us, you have some serious pre-sale FOMO. Even if it’s impossible to partake in every deal out there, remember to have fun and revel in the kickoff to the holidays. Keep reading to see a roundup of amazing beauty brands and their Black Friday deals so you can spend less time researching and more time with family, turkey, and dessert!

Luminess: All products are on sale up to 84% off at Luminessbeauty.com. Enjoy free shipping on any order of $50 or more.

 

Beyonce’s Makeup Artist Teaches How to Contour with Luminess

Watch Beyoncé’s Makeup Artist Sir John Teach Us the Real Way to Contour

There are “makeovers” and then there are “slayovers”… and that’s exactly what our very own Gwen Flamberg got when she joined makeup artist Sir John on a trip to Luminess Cosmetics’ Houston offices.

You see, Sir John isn’t just any makeup pro; he’s the man behind the brushes that paint Beyoncé and he and Gwen (along with a few other lucky beauty editors) flew down to Texas on a private jet the day after the Formation singer’s second Coachella performance. What did they do to pass the time? Makeup at 48,000 feet, of course!

Sir John is known for his “teflon” technique, which keeps a look fresh for hours on end (he even joined Us on our podcast Get Tressed with Us to explain, in detail, how he got Beyoncé’s glow to last through dancing in the desert heat — hint: it involves layering) and his killer contouring skills.

After Gwen explained that she was completely intimidated by contouring and hated the extreme looks she’d seen in youtube tutorials, the makeup pro (who also counts Priyanka ChopraSerena Williams and Mary J. Blige as clients, NBD) explained that the key to “contouring for real life” is to “simply sculpt” the face with color by softly stroking matte bronzer or a powder foundation a shade darker than your skin tone. Also, he recommended an overall neutral makeup palette with accent shades of terracotta to make the sculpting look super authentic.

After perfecting foundation, Sir John used the Luminess taupe brow pencil to maximize Gwen’s arches, concentrating strokes at the highest points. Next up, eyes: Shades from the Nude Eye Shadow Palette were used to create definition. Sir John relied on the burgundy and rose shades, then dusted a bit of beige in the inner corners. He stroked the red shade in Luminess’ cool Tarot Series Strength Eye Shadow Palette in the center. Coco Eye Liner was smudged along lashlines and two coats of mascara finished the look.

The final touch? A rosy nude liquid lipcolor was slicked on to the pout (Gwen is still obsessed with Luminess’ Forever Reign Lip Stain in Tame.) Lesson learned: stick with a universally flattering pumped-up neutral palette and use a light hand and you’ll look uber-polished every time. Blending well with brushes (especially those that had last touched Beyoncé’s face) doesn’t hurt either!