A simple smile has the power to do so much: improve a person’s day, spread joy and bring comfort — and now, it has the power to give you five free Skinfo lip products.
The fashion house shows its colors with a new book featuring photos by Richard Burbridge and others. Divided into chapters by hue, the tome highlights the creative evolution of the brand’s cosmetics under the direction of Serge Lutens, Tyen and, now, Peter Philips. $115, Barnes & Noble locations citywide; Barnesandnoble.com
“Empire” returns Sept. 21, and we’re channeling Cookie’s confidence with this makeup collab from the actress who brings her to life: Taraji P. Henson. The six-piece collection includes a deep matte beige lipstick we love, a mascara as extreme as Henson herself, highlighter, eyeliner and more. $17-$42, MAC Cosmetics, 910 W. Armitage; Maccosmetics.com
A statement lip never goes out of style.
In the ’50s, it was Audrey Hepburn; in the ’80s, Brooke Shields. Today, model Cara Delevingne (pictured above) is the famous face responsible for bringing the bold brow back into vogue. We consulted local arch experts Courtney Allen and Nicole Jacob — they’ve both been lauded by Allure magazine — for tips on filling and shaping beautiful brows. “Shaping them yourself can be a daunting task,”...
Makeup is a fun way to express yourself, there’s no doubt about it. But when it becomes more about fitting in than standing out, it’s nice to tone it down. Earlier this summer, superstar singer Alicia Keys (pictured above) kicked off a #NoMakeup movement with an essay on Lennyletter.com … and walked the talk a few weeks later by showing up to the BET Awards with a clean face. “Every time I left...
We don’t need to sell you on the obvious benefits of a non-UVA/UVB tan, but Chicago skin care maven Leah Chavie takes it a step further with a treatment that’s paraben-, gluten- and sulfate-free, 100 percent vegan and full of antioxidants and vitamins. $45. Leah Chavie Skincare Boutique, 2457 N. Halsted; Leahchavie.com
Finally, you can justify taking a selfie. Developed by Chicago native Dr. Alex Jovanovich, this web-based service promises a customized, physician-prescribed acne treatment (with anti-aging benefits!) based on a simple questionnaire and a selfie. $20/month; Dermacare.com
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