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The 22 Hair, Makeup, and Skincare Finds WWW Editors Couldn't Stop Using in July

The 22 Hair, Makeup, and Skincare Finds WWW Editors Couldn't Stop Using in July

By now, you’ve probably surmised that we receive, test-drive, and review a lot of beauty products here at Who What Wear HQ. From nail polish and makeup to hair and skincare, we’re eyebrow-deep in all things new, exciting, and, yes, wish list–worthy. That said, due to the number of products we come in contact with on a daily basis, we’ve also transformed into the nitpickiest beauty consumers. Within seconds, we can tell if a new hair oil is too heavy and greasy, and we’re quick to ignore a serum or foundation that yields disappointing results (no matter how many hype emails it has sitting in our inboxes—sorry!).

The good news? We’re far more often impressed than unimpressed after trying out a new product, and usually, we simply can’t wait to spread the word to all of our fellow beauty junkies (aka you). Therefore, we’ve decided gushing over our latest … Read the rest

PSA: These Might Be the 18 Most Iconic Makeup Products of All Time

PSA: These Might Be the 18 Most Iconic Makeup Products of All Time

Assessing the thousands of makeup products that make up today’s beauty market is no easy task. But as editors who routinely chat with the best makeup artists in the business, quiz celebs on their ride-or-die beauty staples, and receive bountiful old and new brand favorites on a routine basis, we’re pretty well-versed when it comes to putting together an all-star ensemble of amazing powders, creams, wands, and pencils. So we thought we might as well put all this knowledge to good use to piece together the ultimate makeup wardrobe featuring the 18 product staples we hear, see, and use over and over and over again. 

Plus, to add even more credibility to our makeup masterpiece below, we cross-checked all of our favorite beauty retailers like Violet Grey, Nordstrom, Sephora, and Revolve (that carry only the most coveted of pieces) to ensure we’re truly serving you the unanimous … Read the rest

Pat McGrath's Foundation Is Supposed to Give You "Couture Skin"—So We Tried It

Pat McGrath's Foundation Is Supposed to Give You "Couture Skin"—So We Tried It

If you have a chance to meet legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath, take it. And I did this week when Mother (as she’s referred to in the industry) arrived at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood to debut her latest beauty drop: a foundation that has been long in development. Observing Mother, surrounded by her team of expert makeup artists, who she affectionally refers to as kids or children, it’s instantly clear why McGrath deserves the name. With decades logged as the premier makeup artist behind the most iconic runway, editorial, and red carpet looks—and with hands that craft picture-perfect makeup looks in front of you in a matter of minutes with her line of products, Pat McGrath Labs—she has, with no doubt, earned her title as matriarch of the makeup world.

So what sets her foundation apart from the rest and which insider tricks can we learn from the Read the rest

An Ode to Margot Robbie: Her 34 Best-Ever Beauty Looks

An Ode to Margot Robbie: Her 34 Best-Ever Beauty Looks

We dare you to disagree: Margot Robbie is like a modern-day Mary Poppins—practically perfect in every way. Whether she’s dazzling us on-screen as a deliciously scrappy Tonya Harding or radiating with Elizabethan-era magic as Queen Elizabeth I, we’re indubitably obsessed. And, as of today, we can all go see the Australian actress portray the iconic Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood alongside Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. (As if Robbie wasn’t enough.)

Although the actress has made certain beauty techniques her unofficial signature, think soft waves, sunset-crested lids, and maybe a dramatic draw of liner or glitter here and there, she sometimes does something entirely unpredictable. Blue liner! Avant-garde ergonomic updos! Glossy graphite shadow! Regardless, we’re regularly smitten, and in light of the actress’s most recent, and highly anticipated, onscreen appearance, we figured we’d do what we ought to have months ago—piece together the … Read the rest

8 Celebrity Beauty Products That Are Actually Really Good

8 Celebrity Beauty Products That Are Actually Really Good

I spend a lot of my time in my job playing the role of beauty detective, getting the inside scoop on the products that celebrity makeup artists really use on their clients and the skincare picks that the A-list genuinely use at home. Not content with simply having access to the best brands and experts in the business, however, countless celebrities have actually tried their hand at creating their own beauty products over the years—some incredibly successful (hello, Fenty Beauty) and some not so much (goodbye, Jessica Simpson’s now-defunct Dessert Beauty line).

But which of these celeb-stamped products have actually made the departure from gimmick to respected beauty product in their own right? And which ones are worth spending your money on? Not every single line is full of winners, but some of them feature key buys that do stand up.

Keep scrolling for my eight favorite celebrity-brand beauty products … Read the rest

How to Create Beyoncé's Nala-Inspired Makeup Look—According to Her Makeup Artist

How to Create Beyoncé's Nala-Inspired Makeup Look—According to Her Makeup Artist

If you’re like us, you’ve been counting down the days, minutes, and quite possibly seconds, until the release of Disney’s brand-new rendition of The Lion King. And, the day is finally here! Of course, we can’t wait to see—or rather hear—all of our favorite stars (Donald! Beyoncé!) and sing all of our favorite tunes, but we’ve also harbored deep-seated excitement for Beyonce’s inevitably amazing beauty looks. Because you guys, there’s nothing we love more than Beyoncé on a red carpet.

Since she’s known and worshipped for her stunning hair, makeup, and fashion moments, we knew we’d be in for an assortment of glittering, lioness-inspired treats pre-release, and thus far, the actress and singer hasn’t disappointed. Still reeling in the best way possible from the sleek gilded cat-eye she wore for the film’s London debut, we received the full product and application scoop from her longtime makeup artist, … Read the rest

These Are the 6 Beauty Products Michelle Obama Swears By

These Are the 6 Beauty Products Michelle Obama Swears By

Last week, I was lucky enough to be provided with a little insider insight by a representative for Glossier, one of my favorite “Instagram beauty” brands. On Tuesday, it dropped two new shades of its iconic Lip Gloss ($14) and revealed that Michelle Obama actually wore the red-tinted version for her headline slot at Essence Festival earlier in the month. Yes, turns out Michelle O. is as much of a fan of affordable beauty products as the rest of us. It got me thinking—what other beauty products does a former first lady use before taking to the stage to discuss her best-selling book or charity projects?

Thankfully, with a bit of digging, I was able to uncover a few beauty products that Carl Ray, Michelle’s official makeup artist, swears by when doing Obama’s event makeup. Keep scrolling to shop first lady–approved beauty products.

Starting with one of
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Exclusive: Tata Harper Released a Buzzy New Makeup Product—and We Tried It First

Exclusive: Tata Harper Released a Buzzy New Makeup Product—and We Tried It First

Full disclosure: These days, it takes a lot to get us excited about (or even slightly intrigued by) a new product launch—even the “buzzy” ones. The beauty industry is booming, and every day I wake up to an overwhelming queue of emails and press releases touting the latest, greatest, never-before-seen hair, makeup, and skincare formulas. As a beauty editor, it’s easy to feel a bit like Ariel from The Little Mermaid—we receive gadgets and gizmos aplenty, we’ve got whozits and whatzits galore, and if you want thingamabobs, well, we probably have 500—not 20—encroaching our desktop. A tough problem to have? Hardly. However, unlike Ariel, our enthusiasm naturally wans.

Call us jaded, but it takes a true treasure to rouse our beauty-obsessed stomach butterflies. Yet somehow, Tata Harper’s newest gilded launch manages to do just that. It’s a makeup product, it’s a limited edition, and it’s guaranteed to Read the rest

This Is the Difference Between a French and American Makeup Routine

This Is the Difference Between a French and American Makeup Routine

When it comes to the lives, routines, and product collections of makeup artists, we’re intrigued—or, to be more accurate, entranced. After all, these are the artistic professionals who spend their days and nights prepping all of the industry’s most fabulous names for fashion shows, editorial shoots, red carpets, film sets, ad campaigns, and so, so much more. Not only do they have access to the world’s most beautiful faces any given day, but they also have access to the world’s most covetable skincare and makeup products. A safe assumption? They know what’s what within the beauty product realm and only use the crème de la crème formulas, colors, and brands. Not only on their A-list clients, mind you, but on their own faces as well.

In honor of our own recent July 4 celebrations and today being Bastille Day—the French National Day and the anniversary of the Storming … Read the rest

Trust Me, Buy This: Makeup Edition

Trust Me, Buy This: Makeup Edition

Trust Me—Buy This is a monthly series where our market editor, Nicole Eshaghpour, makes her favorite real-life fashion finds shoppable for Who What Wear readers.

I know I said this about haircare, but I mean it even more when I say that I’m no makeup expert. Sure, I wear it and try to do so in an effective manner, but when you combine my aversion to change and my inherently classic style, you get a girl who doesn’t really like to switch things up unless absolutely necessary. And that’s probably for the best, seeing as I already spend too much of my personal time shopping for clothing. Adding a beauty addiction into the mix is the last thing I need.

However, what I do confidently know about makeup is what I like. Whether they’ve been personal recommendations from beauty editors, things I’ve stolen from my … Read the rest