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What We’re Talking About This Weekend What We’re Talking About This Weekend

This is what The Glow Up is buzzing about this weekend: a world of curls; multiethnic, natural-hair care; ’90s-throwback, female-dominated streetwear; and traveling like royalty. Happy weekend!

Get Lifted: An in-Home Face-Lift at Your Fingertips Get Lifted: An in-Home Face-Lift at Your Fingertips

Ever wonder how supermodels stay supernaturally young looking? Some of it’s genetics. A lot of it’s not. Face taping is a trick that I’ve seen and admired while on set with a lot of my fellow supes and hanging with my drag queen mister-sisters, but I haven’t tried it till now.

#WCW: Danessa Myricks Is One Beautiful Boss

If we know anything about glow ups, it’s that they come in all shapes, colors, sizes, styles and times of life. But the power of a good glow up is that indescribable feeling like the universe is conspiring to deliver you to the next phase in perfect timing.

Get That Glow: Danessa Myricks Teaches Us How to Get a Gorgeous Natural Glow Up

Finally, it seems that summer has some intention of appearing—and with it, the appearance of more skin. “Sundress season” is generally best accessorized with shimmering, sexy, sun-kissed skin, but since we know better than to spend too much time in the sun (melanin is no substitute for sunscreen, y’all), we decided to…

The Mask Ball: How to Get That Glass Complexion Using Korean Sheet Masks The Mask Ball: How to Get That Glass Complexion Using Korean Sheet Masks

You’re invited to the “Mask Ball.” Bring your favorite sheet mask, and welcome all ballers on a budget. Want to get your glow up on a time and money budget? For about the price of a bag of groceries, I give myself targeted treatments for specific areas of my face, neck, hands and feet. I can pull the whole thing off…

The Exhibit ‘Black Women: Power and Grace’ Shows the Timeless Strength and Beauty Within Us All The Exhibit ‘Black Women: Power and Grace’ Shows the Timeless Strength and Beauty Within Us All

Long before social media liberated unadulterated images of black women’s beauty, there was Kamoinge.

Summertime? Check. Acne? Check. Poppin’ That Pimple? Not So Simple! Summertime? Check. Acne? Check. Poppin’ That Pimple? Not So Simple!

Summertime, and getting zits is easy. That’s why it’s so great when you get permission from your dermatologist to do something you’re not supposed to do—like popping a pimple.

Can Botox Turn a Depressed Woman’s Frown Upside Down? Can Botox Turn a Depressed Woman’s Frown Upside Down?

Botox just might be able to make you feel a little happier beyond its ability to erase crow’s-feet and lift a sagging turkey neck.

Estée Lauder Ambassador Aïssa Maïga to Lead Historic Forum Against Racism and Sexism at Cannes Film Festival  Estée Lauder Ambassador Aïssa Maïga to Lead Historic Forum Against Racism and Sexism at Cannes Film Festival 

Actress Aïssa Maïga was the first black woman to be nominated for a Cesar, the French equivalent of an Oscar, for the film Bamako in 2006. My Profession Is Not Black is the title of a new book by the French Senegalese actress, who has fought an uphill battle for the last 20 years to show the depth and breadth of…

Met Gala 2018: Get Laura Harrier’s Debutante-Ready Red-Carpet Look  Met Gala 2018: Get Laura Harrier’s Debutante-Ready Red-Carpet Look 

Laura Harrier is always lovely. She’s the girl next door—you know, approachable and sweet—who also happens to have a face and figure so hot, she’s on fire.

Rihanna Rules the World on June Cover of Vogue Rihanna Rules the World on June Cover of Vogue

“OK, so now that I’m 30, are there things I’m supposed to do? Should I be worried? Should I be freezing my eggs? What do you do at 30?!” Rihanna, it turns out, is just like the rest of us, judging by her funny and frank interview accompanying the knockout-gorgeous June cover of Vogue.

Missing Your Edges? Razor Chic Salon in Atlanta Has a Solution

The New York Times recently reported on Razor Chic, an Atlanta hair salon owned by stylist Jasmine Collins that specializes in hairstyles to camouflage hair loss. This is good news for wig- and weave-dependent African-American women who suffer from thinning hair or baldness.

Hot Damn! Rihanna’s Bringing the Heat With Body Lava Hot Damn! Rihanna’s Bringing the Heat With Body Lava

Just when we think Rihanna can’t get any hotter, she drops another bomb on us. This time it’s the upcoming launch of her next bound-to-be-bestselling Fenty Beauty product, Body Lava. Teasing us with the hashtag #WhoNeedsClothes, the singer, actress, and beauty and fashion mogul took to Fenty Beauty’s Instagram on…

This Is Me: At Home With Susan Kelechi Watson  This Is Me: At Home With Susan Kelechi Watson 

Susan Kelechi Watson wows us every week on the hit NBC show This Is Us. Her natural beauty—from her bouncy curls to her tight curves—is the perfect embodiment of her character, Beth Pearson, who is, well ... perfect.

Beauty Alert: Indulge, America! Score $50 Treatments During Spa Week!   Beauty Alert: Indulge, America! Score $50 Treatments During Spa Week!  

Dying to try a cannabinoid-based beauty treatment or a rose-gold pedicure? How about a chemical peel or acupuncture without blowing your budget? Spa Week is April 16-22, and select spas nationwide will be offering a wide variety of treatments at $50.

Bright Spot: A Natural Option to Combat Acne, Hyperpigmentation  Bright Spot: A Natural Option to Combat Acne, Hyperpigmentation 

There’s a new player in the game to fight fine lines and hyperpigmentation: bakuchiol, a plant found in the wilds of New Zealand. It’s the active ingredient in Ao Skincare, and promises to work like Retin-A to lighten dark spots and deal with hormonal changes, acne and sun exposure without causing photosensitivity or…

Seeking Spring Beauty Trends: The Glow Up Hits the International Beauty Show! 

Show me the beauty! At The Glow Up, you know we’ve got you when it comes to finding and trying out what’s new and what’s next. Recently, 500 vendors gathered in New York City for the International Beauty Show, and we hit every booth!

Fashion Forecast: Stylist Zerina Akers Has Got Your Color  Fashion Forecast: Stylist Zerina Akers Has Got Your Color 

Fashion is one of my favorite conversations—I say, the more the merrier. So when imaging expert Zerina Akers says, “Hey, come meet me and let’s talk spring trends,” I say it’s time to get your chat on, ladies.

Dascha Polanco and Dove: Believing in Your Beauty Is Power Dascha Polanco and Dove: Believing in Your Beauty Is Power

You’d never know that Dascha Polanco, star of Netflix’s hit series Orange Is the New Black and, more recently, a recurring character in FX’s miniseries American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, almost didn’t become an actress because she lacked confidence in her body type. “Growing up,” she tells The…

No Glitter, No Glory, Part Deux: Sparkle, Glitter and Glow! It’s Beauty’s Time to Shine  No Glitter, No Glory, Part Deux: Sparkle, Glitter and Glow! It’s Beauty’s Time to Shine 

My personal motto is, “Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.” Right now, much to my delight, the trend in makeup is glittering and glowing with holographic iridescence: Shining pots of straight-up golden glitter tinted in every color of the rainbow call out to makeup lovers like me from every counter and drugstore…

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