TikTok’s Wellness Influencers Suck at Tantric Sex

The goal of tantric sex isn’t about achieving a mind-blowing orgasm (though it can definitely happen), but rather about enjoying each and every touch, kiss, and sensation brought about during intimate moments. It doesn’t have to include penetrative sex — just a simple moment of caressing each other, looking into each other’s eyes, parallel masturbation, … Read more

15 Gifts for Gemini Friends and Relatives That’ll Celebrate Their Cosmic Personality Traits

As Taurus season winds down, a playful air-centric astrology sign begins to take over. We’re talking about Geminis, one of the most extroverted and curious signs of the zodiac. Thankfully, finding the perfect gift for Gemini friends and relatives is far from a hard task. This star sign will fall in love with just about … Read more

Alok Vaid-Menon on the Power & Joy of Queer Beauty

Writer, performer, activist, and designer Alok Vaid-Menon reflects on gender, self- expression, and the need to reimagine beauty. As told to Sam Escobar. When I wake up in the morning, I ask myself a question: What am I feeling today? It is less about a physical location, or where I’m going, and more oriented to … Read more

I Don’t Blame Amber Heard for Forgetting the Makeup She Used on Her Bruises. I Have.

“No woman wants to walk around with a bruise on her face,” Heard said on the stand, adding that it was especially vital for her to cover her face for the paparazzi that follow her around Los Angeles. Dr. Mosley says it’s common for abuse survivors to experience a sense of shame about their experiences. … Read more

TikTok Is Obsessed With the “Gym Lips” Makeup Trend ‘Cause It’s so Damn Easy — See Video

Gym lips. If you haven’t heard of this TikTok-viral makeup phrase, it might not be what you’re thinking it is. It’s not a new type of plastic surgery or a plumping effect your lips might get after running on the treadmill — it’s a new trend we’ve been seeing all over social media and a … Read more

When You Gaze Into the Eyeball Pedicure, the Eyeball Pedicure Gazes Back — See Photos

My Instagram explore page is almost always full of intricate beauty looks: think manicures with 3D charms, bold avant-garde eye makeup, and intricate braided hairstyles. Often, I’ll stumble upon a look that’s equal parts imaginative, impressive, and flat-out weird — for example, folks using makeup to transform themselves into mythical television characters are as beautiful … Read more

Why the Soft-Wave Bob Is the Nest Hottest Haircut Trend — See Photos

Sure, the shape of a bob is fundamental. A great cut can make or break your hair’s ability to look delicious on the daily. But the soft-wave bob? Well, it’s proof that a little styling can breathe new life into your hair and make you fall back in love with it, even if you’re overdue … Read more

How I Grew My Eyebrows Back After Overplucking and Microblading — See Photos

My eyebrows au naturale definitely aren’t what I consider perfect yet, but I’m getting pretty damn close. Here’s how I’ve been growing them back out after years of torture at the hands of brow trends. Less — nay, nothing — is more when it comes to brow makeup I began my eyebrow regrowth journey as … Read more

Aluminum Packaging Is Trending in Beauty Right Now. Is It Really Better Than Plastic?

TerraCycle estimates that a new aluminum bottle has two times the “global-warming cost” impact as a new plastic bottle made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is the most widely recycled plastic. By 2050, global demand for new aluminum is expected to increase by up to 40 percent, according to the International Aluminum Institute, and post-consumer … Read more

Britney Spears Loaded Her Short, Neutral Manicure with 3D Gemstones — See Photos

Everyone has that handful of celebrities whose Instagram accounts they constantly search (like, on a daily basis) for new posts, right? For me, it’s Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears — and I’m sure I’m not alone on this. Spears is always giving fans something, well, random and unexpected, which makes my day every time. Especially … Read more