A black cloud of aluminum-free wetness and odor protection? Sure, why not.
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If you, like us, ate and drank yourself into a stupor on Thanksgiving (and the, um, three days afterwards), we're here to tell you: It's only going to get worse over the next month. Puffiness from too much salt and alcohol? Break-outs from sleeping in your makeup? Yep, holiday party season is officially here! Bad diet (hello, Christmas cookie season!), alcohol, lack of sleep, and cold winter air can all do a number on your skin. Masks are a great quick fix--they can deliver a concentrated dose of active ingredients for whatever pick-me-up your skin needs. Whether you're lacking radiance, need some moisture, or want to clear up a break-up, there's a mask for that--and we tried a ton of them.
Thanksgiving is a marathon day of doing nothing much more than cooking, eating, drinking, and gabbing. So it's quite the workout for your face, and thus, your makeup. We talked to some makeup experts from MAC, NARS, and Maybelline for tips to make your makeup last (which will be helpful all through this marathon holiday season), as well as product recommendations for the most tenaciously long-wearing makeup we could find for your face, eyes, and lips. Read on to see how you can get through this Thanksgiving with nary a touch-up needed.
There’s a (pseudo) new kid on the beauty block here in the US, and from the looks of it, BB creams—otherwise known as Beauty Balm, Beauty Benefit, Blemish Base, Beblesh Balm, or Blemish Balm--are quickly becoming the crème de la crème of the cosmeceuticals (skin care + makeup) industry. BB creams can be traced back to 1950s Germany, when Dr. Christine Schrammek created a salve to aid skin healing in post-peel and laser surgery patients, while also masking splotchy, inflamed redness and shielding sensitive skin from the sun. Fast forward 50+ years, when BB creams exploded in popularity in Asia, Japan, and Europe--thanks to drop-dead gorgeous Korean actresses like Song Hye Kyo singing its praises--and suddenly everyone is clamoring to introduce their own to the US market. Why?