Beautycounter just wrapped up a momentous week on the East Coast, including TV interviews, meetings with senators—even a congressional briefing. Our movement for better beauty is officially on the national radar.
The quintessential Beautycounter look—one that celebrates beautiful skin and highlights your natural beauty—is a hallmark of our brand. And no one does it better than Christy Coleman, our Head of Creative Design and a fashion and celebrity makeup artist. During one of our latest photo shoots, Christy used our color cosmetics collection to create a range of wearable, diverse looks that don’t mask your skin, but instead enhance it. Keep reading to shop all the makeup our models wore.
Not getting enough sleep doesn’t just make you cranky and lethargic the next day; over time, it can also lead to serious diseases like obesity and depression, says Dr. Aunna Pourang, MD, of Lotus East-West Medical Center in Santa Monica, Calif. To make sure you’re logging enough Zzz’s, we asked Dr. Pourang to help us create a timeline of everything you need to know for a good night’s rest.
This week our Founder and CEO Gregg Renfrew will head to Washington, D.C. to ask Congress to prioritize safe beauty. The last time Congress passed a major law overseeing the cosmetic industry was in 1938. The law, which is only one and a half pages long, does little to protect our health; harmful cosmetics ingredients are allowed in the products we put on our bodies every day. On the other hand, the European Union has banned or restricted nearly 1,400 chemicals from cosmetics. It’s safe to say the U.S. is dangerously behind the times.
It may only be November, but already the holiday season is upon us—with gifts to buy, parties to plan (and attend), loved ones to visit, and more. To help you survive the notoriously hectic months ahead, we talked to Erin Stair, MD, founder of Blooming Wellness and creator of ZENTones, and got her quick-fix de-stressing tips.
Between decorating the house with jack-o’-lanterns and buying candy for trick-or-treaters, there’s not much time to put together a Halloween costume. But that’s what makeup is for. Using just a few beauty products, you can create several versatile looks that work for a variety of last-minute costumes—anything from a fierce feline to a wicked witch—and are actually pretty. Watch our three quick video tutorials to get inspired, then follow the steps to re-create each look.
Fashion month is always an incredible source of beauty inspiration. Twice a year, the world’s top makeup artists work behind the scenes to dream up and create the most fashion-forward looks. From no-makeup makeup to a shimmery golden glow, we scoured the latest S/S ’16 shows to find the season’s five hottest (and easy-to-re-create) beauty trends. Read on to see how you can translate them from runway to reality—the Beautycounter way.
This month, Beautycounter staff and Consultants headed to Mount Tamalpais outside San Francisco to participate in the 20th annual Peak Hike for Prevention, hosted by Breast Cancer Fund.
With Halloween comes excitement, creativity, a sense of community…and sugar. This candy-centric holiday aside, we’re already apparently swimming in sugar: According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sugar consumption in the United States increased by nearly 40% between 1950 and 2000. Health professionals are asking us to drastically reduce our intake in light of the obesity epidemic, with the latest guidelines from the World Health Organization suggesting that adults eat less than 25 grams of sugar each day. To put this in context, there may be over 30 grams of sugar in just one typical 20-ounce sports drink.
Whether you’re a die-hard football fan or don’t know your first down from your field goal, chances are you still enjoy a good tailgate party. While traditional tailgating fare may be less than healthy (seven-layer dip, anyone?), we looked to some of our favorite food bloggers for a few better-for-you alternatives. From a buffalo-wings-inspired chili to a delicious slider substitute, keep reading for five recipes that will score major points at your next pre-game celebration.