Need a killer BB cream? We have three new launches just in time for Summer that are guaranteed to work wonders while you're wearing them. Whether you need extra sun protection, need to blur your skin's imperfections, or maybe desire a shade that actually matches and evens out your skin tone, we've got just the ticket. On Kirbie: H&M dress.
Gwyneth Paltrow has a lot to offer: she's talented, she has a great sense of humor, she can sing, she dresses well, and she might have the most flawless skin we've ever seen. She attributes her glowing complexion to celebrity esthetician Sonya Dakar, who regularly prepares Gwyneth for big events with an apple stem cell facial.
We ventured to Beverly Hills to meet with Sonya, learn the key components of the facial, and even get tips on how to create a version for ourselves at home. Best of all, the ingredients you need can be found at your local supermarket. Now there's no excuse not to give this a try.
To try some of Gwyneth's favorite products, you can shop them on Sonya's site.
On Kirbie Johnson: Club Monaco "Lauren" blouse.
Summertime is both the best time and the worst time for hairstyling. When your hair behaves, it looks incredible. But getting there is a battle and a half. Luckily star stylist Sally Hershberger has released a new line of products that help tame even the most stubborn hair, and they can be mixed and matched to get your perfect regimen. And they are all under $15 each so it's easy to get the full set.
You've heard the hype over the Beautyblender sponge, but are you using it correctly? This egg-shaped sponge isn't your ordinary makeup applicator, after all. You may be missing one crucial step to getting the most flawless, even foundation application out there (besides, of course, using an airbrush). On Kirbie: Rag & Bone vest.
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Acne scars and dark spots. Just reading those words make you see red, don't they? On our quest to erase scars and hyperpigmentation, we ventured to Dr. Howard Murad's Southern California spa to get pro tips on how to banish them for good. See what the doctor had to say about what types of ingredients and treatments work best, shop Dr. Murad's acne scar and dark spot products below, and view our other product recommendations, too. On Kirbie: Aryn K dress, Club Monaco blazer.
What is it about a bronze glow that instantly enhances one's mood? Maybe it's a reminder of an amazing tropical vacation (hello, piña colada!) or perhaps it's that it makes us feel a little more confident. We won't preach to you about the harmful effects of UV rays, or that you should always wear an SPF 30 or higher, but we will encourage you to try these new bronzer launches, out just in time for a natural-looking Summer glow sans the harmful side effects. There's something for everyone: a powder, a cream, and one that's great for contouring, too. Just remember to start off light-handed when applying your bronzer and then build as needed.
On Kirbie: top and jacket by Bebe, necklace courtesy of ShopLately.
What cleanser is right for your skin type? Estée Lauder answers that question with its new Perfectly Clean Collection ($25-$28). The lineup includes five products that are meant for every complexion, from dry to oily and everything in between. Find out which one will be your favorite when we review the entire set. On Maria: H&M top and vest. On Jessica: Tibi top and BCBGMaxAzria jacket.
Feel like watching your dead skin roll right off, much like a snake sheds his skin? Well, there's a gel for that.
Peeling gels are deceptive because they aren't peels, and they aren't masks. In fact, peeling gels are exfoliants. But they're sneaky in that they are not physical exfoliators. Instead, they utilize fruit enzymes, like pineapple and pomegranate, to dissolve dead skin cells, sloughing them right off. Unlike some scrubs or washes, however, you can literally see your dead skin peeling off. Sounds oddly gratifying, right? We put two to the test.
You've bought your own gel manicure kit, but now what? With so many bottles and tools contained within, it can be overwhelming figuring out where to start. Here a few pro tricks and tips to ensure your manicure stays long-lasting, featuring the Gelish Basix Kit ($50). On Kirbie: Forever 21 necklace and Cameo shirt.
If you're still in need of some inspiration for Mother's Day, then check out our top gifts that are perfect for any mom. From relaxing treats to luxurious makeup finds, we have everything you haven't thought of yet. Plus, we even have the perfect replacement for a bouquet of flowers — it will outlast any wilting tulips! Be sure to shop everything from our gift guide below. On Kirbie: BCBG Max Azria blazer, Tibi dress.