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15 crazy-good books to read if you love Crazy Rich Asians

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Books

This $8 Brow Product Is So Good, I Canceled My Microblading Appointment

<i>As beauty editors, we get bombarded with a ton of new products every day (we know—tough life).</i> <b>Reviewed</b> <i>is a series where we report on some of the best</i> …

Makeup

11 Products Singaporean Girls Can't Live Without

The highly-anticipated film <i>Crazy Rich Asians</i> comes out tomorrow, marking the first time Hollywood has given us a movie with an all-Asian cast in 24 …

Skin Care

Meet Microshading, or "Powder Brows," a New Alternative to Microblading

When microblading first hit the scene, we at Byrdie HQ collectively gasped when we saw the results, especially firsthand on our editorial director, …

Beauty

Finished Reading 'Crazy Rich Asians'? Try These 8 Books Next

Last week, during a much-needed, 48-hour trip to the beach, I pulled out a book I'd been saving for just such an occasion: Kevin Kwan's <i>Crazy Rich</i> …

Books

The 13 Best Drugstore Products for Your Eyebrows, According to Makeup Artists

To define and fill in your brows, you don't have to splurge on a trip to the salon to get microblading and brow-tinting. Your local drugstore offers plenty of affordable brow grooming options — no matter what state your brows may be in. There are even amazing clear gels for those blessed with …

Makeup

This Smart $3 Hack Fixes KitchenAid Mixers' Biggest Drawback

A lot of small appliances are ugly and need to be hidden away in a cabinet. But if you are among the lucky ones who have a beautiful KitchenAid stand …

DIY

Lip Oil Is The Unsung Hero Your Makeup Bag Needs Right Now

There are a few key pieces needed to crack the no-makeup makeup puzzle: a dewy base that covers imperfections yet still looks like skin, barely-there …

Makeup

I Only Wear Soft Bras—These Are My Favorites

>While I love pretty lingerie as much as the next person, my overall approach to the category when it comes to day-to-day is undeniably that of …

Clothing

We Tested 11 Cream Eye Shadows—and the Best One Wasn't the Most Expensive

It’s official: Cream and stick eye shadow formulas have fully taken the place of cumbersome powders—at least in the makeup routines of Byrdie …

Makeup

Meal Prep Hack: This Is How Long You Can Keep Meat in the Fridge and Freezer

There's nothing worse than having to toss spoiled food that you recently prepared or just bought. To avoid that kind of situation, Shannon Eng (aka caligirlgetsfit) shared a handy cheat sheet on Instagram showing the optimal storage times for beef, chicken, and salmon. Use this as a reference to …

Food

12 Japanese Drugstore Beauty Products You Can Actually Buy in the U.S.

Scroll through the Instagram stories of any beauty aficionado on a trip to Japan, and you'll probably become overwhelmed with envy at all the amazing …

Eye Makeup

5 Recipes That Prove Beans Are Way More Exciting Than You Think

We're huge proponents of dedicating one night a week to meal prep (to avoid all those $14 lunch salads or last-minute food deliveries at the end of a …

Healthy Eating

Holy Sh*t — These 11 Stick Products Made My Beauty Routine Easier Than Ever

There are people who can do their beauty routine with three products in five minutes — and then there's me. Like the popular Instagram meme, I'm that friend who carries a suitcase of makeup to get ready to go out for one night. You can always count on me to pack more makeup than clothes for …

Makeup

How To Get Rid Of Cystic Acne, According To Top Derms

Think back to middle school when, year after year, person after person would tell us that we’d grow out of our acne. We get it: The adults in our …

Skin Care

5 Delicious Meal-Prep Recipes You Won't Get Tired Of

It's only Monday, yet you're officially out of ideas for the family's lunches this week. The salad mix you bought over the weekend for your midday …

Healthy Eating

These Are Hands Down the Best Drugstore Skincare Routines for Every Skin Type

Make no mistake: Drugstore skincare is effective and worthwhile. Many products contain the very same buzzy ingredients that their high-end …

Skin Care

15 Healthy Meal Prep Recipes For People Who Hate Salad

Living<p>The Official Blake Lively Workout, Straight From Her Trainer<p>Living<p>5 Little-Known Superherbs You Should Know About<p>Living<p>What Happened When I Ate …

Healthy Eating

Dermatologists Say This Is the Best Skincare Regimen for Oily Skin

Oily skin can be caused by a number of factors: genetics, diet, stress, and climate being a few. At its core, though, oily skin is the result of …

Skin Care

The #1 Product That Makes Brows Look Big, Bushy and Basically Incredible

When it comes to achieving big, bushy brows, there is one under-the-radar, cult product that makeup artists rely on time and again. Global makeup …

Pineapple Upside Down Gooey Butter Cake

I must admit, this is probably not the most Instagram-worthy looking dessert you’ll find on the internet. But, it’s SOOOOOOO good and extremely easy …

Dessert

Ask Alexis: Our Resident Dermatologist Talks Hormonal Jaw Acne

<i>We're all after sound skin advice—but we know exactly where to find it. Introducing our new monthly columnist, Dr Alexis Granite. A consultant</i> …

IT Cosmetics’ New CC Cream Is a Game Changer For People With Oily Skin

If you've ever seen before-and-after photos of someone using the IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream, you know the difference is jaw-dropping. Acne, pores, and hyperpigmentation disappear with the buff of a brush, similar to the pretty filter on Instagram Stories. The brand has a cult following because of these …

11 Feel-Good Books To Read When You've Just Woken Up From A Nightmare & Can't Get Back To Sleep

If a nightmare has got you seriously wigged out, the best cure might just be to turn on all the lights and pull out a feel-good book to read until …

Tassel Earring Tutorial

A quick and easy tutorial that shows how to make a trendy Tassel Earrings . This jewellery making tutorial is a true statement piece and is perfect …

Earrings

21 Quick Dinner Recipes for Busy Weeknights — Recipes from The Kitchn

Getting dinner on the table during the week can be a feat even in the best of times. Making that happen when you're juggling a busy schedule can feel …

Cooking

Simple healthy recipes with Trader Joe's Products ONLY

Because they are cheap, organic, and delicious.<p>Trader Joe’s is great! It’s hype. It’s organic. It’s innovative. It’s affordable. And most …

Here's A Pore-Vacuuming Clay Mask That I Actually Tried Before Telling You How Life-Changing It Is

This Anti-Aging Tinted Moisturizer Is SO Good It Has A 5-Star Review On Sephora

Are you a tinted moisturizer fan? Trust us, there’s no going back once you make the change. Tinted moisturizers are great for those who want a …

You Can "Achieve Clear, Smooth Skin" Too With This $11 Retinol Serum

At some point recently, we all agreed on one thing: A skincare routine wasn't just good hygiene—it was a point of thoughtful self-care. So we started …