Beauty is about finding ways to be attractive that work for you and allow you to express your true, authentic self. Here are 25 tips to elevate your looks without compromising authenticity!
Eating healthily is one of the key steps towards looking beautiful naturally. By eating plenty of fruits, vegetables and omega-3 fatty acids you will keep your skin luminous and make a statement that your beauty comes from within.
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Temptalia is one of the premier destinations for beauty reviews and product comparisons, taking an in-depth approach to testing products. There is also a section for savings by finding similar or better alternatives.
Olivia Cigliano, based out of New York City and fashion writer extraordinaire. Her writing encapsulates trends and digital culture; with an interest in shoes, clothing, handbags, as well as finding that next cult makeup or skincare product for her ever-evolving beauty routine. Olivia writes and edits shopping content for WWD Shop, Footwear News, CR Fashion Book as well as Elite Daily; additionally she spends years previewing trends and products before writing reviews of them for editorial review purposes.
Glossier has excelled at building strong community ties among their customers through brand merch, grants and blogging, as well as their site’s “shop our sets” category page that bundles products that pair perfectly together.
When it comes to beauty products, millennials have an affinity for multitasking solutions with clean formulations designed to address multiple skin and hair concerns. Popular brands among this generation include MAC, Maybelline and Neutrogena because they provide both tried-and-true staples as well as cutting edge releases.
Rare Beauty and Fenty Beauty were both founded by strong founder stories, which led them to take top honors overall in beauty. Kylie Cosmetics and Huda Beauty followed closely behind, followed by bareMinerals and ColorPop; with other top 10 contenders having strong, balanced brands or one or more channels or lagged behind in terms of performance that kept them out.
As it relates to beauty products, it can be hard to tell whether something will become a bestseller just by looking at its packaging or brand. But reading reviews and browsing Instagram are great ways of gathering insight; similarily you could look through your favourite websites such as Cult Beauty, Selfridges or Net-A-Porter which offer “best-selling lists”, giving an indication of what’s trending now.
U Beauty Resurfacing Compound, founded by Tina Craig and widely promoted on social media by Bluemercury stores and our in-store beauty experts, sold out within weeks of being introduced in our 20 locations. Her reach and authenticity make her a reliable source for recommendations from customers and beauty experts alike.
Amazon Prime provides premium shipping and shopping perks in exchange for an annual subscription fee, such as two-day free shipping, access to video and audio content via Amazon Prime Video, early Lightning Deal access of thirty minutes early access, Twitch subscription free subscription, unlimited photo storage in Amazon Drive storage space as well as one hour grocery delivery through Prime Now service.
Other Amazon Prime member benefits include access to an online library of e-books, music streaming with Prime Music and Audiobooks, the Prime Day sales event (held annually in mid-July), and Amazon Elements, an exclusive line of everyday products available exclusively to Prime members that promise top quality ingredients as well as full transparency regarding ingredient usage.
Even if only a couple of these benefits appeal to you, the cost-effectiveness and convenience of Amazon Prime make it worth your while to sign up. Amazon Prime provides us CR experts an ideal platform to share our expertise with consumers.
Prime Day is Amazon’s annual sale event that offers exclusive deals across their site for Prime members, who pay $139 annually to access free two-day shipping, video streaming services and other benefits. Membership is free for 30 days so that potential members can try it out and see if saving on Amazon’s annual membership fee is worth their investment.
This year’s Prime Day took place on October 11-12 – two Tuesday and Wednesday dates. Last year, Amazon also provided a two-day Prime Early Access sale that also ran only two days long.
Last year, many shoppers used Black Friday sales to stock up on back-to-school supplies, according to Adobe. Beauty, personal care, electronics and home goods products were the top sellers; apparel, sports and outdoors items also sold well; notable bestsellers included Laneige Lip Sleeping Masks, Apple AirPods and Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides from Laneige were popular choices among others. Amazon promoted small businesses through Prime Storefronts with spend $10 and get $10 promotions for small business.