Nars Orgasm Lip Balm Does Magic for Your Face

You’ve probably heard of Nars Orgasm by now, the iconic blush that’s as close to a universally flattering shade as the world will ever see. (The magic’s all in the rose-gold tone, which looks bad on no one. Seriously: We checked.) I’ve never tried it—not because I didn’t want to drink the Kool-Aid, but because I don’t wear much makeup at all. It’s not that I don’t need it. I’m just a minimalist (read: lazy).

Anyway, the runaway success of Nars Orgasm, which debuted in 1999 and is still the best-selling blush in the U.S., led to more Orgasm-tone riffs from the brand beyond the original, like liquid blush and satin lipstick. It’s just good business sense. But as with the blush that started it all, none of these Orgasm-inspired follow-ups has really tempted me—until its Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm showed up.

I’m aware that I have a lip balm problem. I mean, losing a good one can send me into a existential tailspin. But this particular balm is more than just a balm. It gives off the sheerest tint of gold-flecked, peachy rose, the same exact tone that made the namesake blush famous.

And you wouldn’t think that this would make that big a difference, but trust me, it does. Here’s why: While my makeup routine is more basic than a PSL-stained Ugg boot, it can veer a little too much so—like I just rolled out of bed and barely got my shoes onto the right feet. And while that’s a cool look if I don’t have plans (so, pretty often), it’s far less appropriate if I have a meeting, run into an ex-boyfriend, or find myself in a situation where it’s important that I don’t look like I’ve been dragged out from under a rock against my will.

This lip balm is the most low-effort way to look like I put in some effort. The finish is a slight sheen, not enough to be glossy but definitely not matte, so it catches just enough light to add brightness. And the warm, rose-gold tone delivers a shade similar to my natural lip color, but with the sort of flush I imagine they’d have if I’d been kissing my boyfriend or, like, Riz Ahmed for nine hours. Plus, it’s infused with monoï oil, which is what gives it that soft, balm feel. Think of this lip balm as spring’s retort to the fussy, high-maintenance liquid lipstick of winters past. It makes me look just polished enough for wherever I need to be, and then I can go house a burger without having to check a reflective surface every five seconds.

It takes something truly special to reach the level of stardom as the blush—and this Glamour Beauty Award winner isn’t far behind.

Buy Now: Nars Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm, $28, nordstrom.com. See all 214 Glamour Beauty Award winners here.

Watch the Trailer for Noah Centineo and Camila Mendes’ Netflix Rom-Com The Perfect Date

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before alum Noah Centineo is already the Internet’s boyfriend, so his next role isn’t too much of a stretch given that it’s literally called The Perfect Date. In it, he plays a guy who gets paid to be a dream date for young women—so, yeah, the casting decision couldn’t have been better.

The trailer, which Netflix just released today, only adds to the appeal. It introduces us to Centineo as Brooks Rattigan, a high school senior who hopes to attend Yale but doesn’t have the money for the expensive tuition. “I’ve always wanted to date the most popular girl, drive the nicest car and go to the fanciest school. But I can’t afford any of that,” he says in the clip.

To get some extra cash, he ends up escorting Celia Lieberman (played by Laura Marano) to a school dance. It goes so well that it inspires a plan: create an app where people can pay him to be their plus-one at events. His job is to take on the role of whatever stand-in boyfriend they need for the occasion. In the trailer alone, he pretends to be a cowboy, an art connoisseur, and more.

Watch, below:

Because this is a romantic comedy, of course things eventually get knotty. Rattigan starts dating his crush Shelby Pace—played by Riverdale favorite Camila Mendes—and starts living out some rich kid fantasies that distance him from his friends. Naturally, there’s a tricky love triangle with Shelby and Celia to deal with too. (Fun fact: Marano and Centineo actually worked with each other on Austin & Ally back in the day.)

Centineo, of course, brings all the Peter Kavinsky charm that made him a breakout star in To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (and, hopefully one day soon, the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel).

The Perfect Date is out on April 12 on Netflix, so mark your calendars and prepare to swoon.

8 Genius Skin Care Tips That’ll Give You Clearer Skin for Free

The best things in life really are free, even when it comes to your beauty routine. But taking care of your skin can be a big investment (hi, lasers and serums), so we’re always down for skin care tips that don’t take a huge bite out of our paychecks.

Which is what led us here: We’ve asked top skin care experts to give us their best advice. And the part we love the most? Not one thing below costs a single penny (assuming you already have most of these things in your kitchen).

Give Yourself a Face Massage

Got puffy eyes? No problem. Sure, you could stock up on eye cream…or you could use your fingers to give yourself an under-eye massage. “Use your ring fingers to press gently on the orbital bone, moving from the inner to outer corner of your eyes and repeating two to three times,” says celebrity facialist Cecilia Wong. “This will not only stimulate circulation, but it also helps minimize fine lines and reduce inflammation.”

Celebrity facialist and La Mer global skin care advisor [Georgia Louise] is also a huge proponent of massage all over your face to stimulate collagen and activate product. “Your hands are your most powerful weapon,” she says.

Chill Out

Literally. Louise loves her signature Facial Freeze Tools to depuff and sculpt your face, but if you’re looking for a budget option she loves this Old Hollywood trick: wash your face using ice water.

“I think it’s awesome to have a mega rinse with cool water if your skin is in need of refreshing,” she says. Not only does the chilly temperature make you feel more awake, it can quickly reduces puffiness, tighten pores, and calm inflammation.

Switch Your Pillowcase

We hate to add to laundry to your to-do list, but keeping your pillows clean is a top beauty secret. Pillowcases can hang on to dirt, oil, and bacteria from our faces, hair, and environment, and can become a breeding ground for acne. Try to swap out you pillow at least once a week to reduce the risk of a breakout.

Louise recommends a silk pillowcase to “really ensure your products are penetrating and won’t escape from your skin.” Sure, it’s money, but if you are looking to invest in a solid option, we’re huge fans of Slip’s Silk Pillowcases ($85), which not only helps ward off wrinkles (no creases in your pillow equals no long-term creases on your skin), but also make your hair shinier too.

Sleep on Your Back

Don’t worry. We’re not going to tell you to get eight hours of sleep, which is probably the oldest free skin care tip in the book. Because as essential as how much sleep you’re getting is the position in which you sleep. It really does matter. “After UV exposure, the second most common cause of wrinkles is squishing your face into a pillow at night,” says celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau. “It’s like ironing wrinkles into your skin.” Sleeping on your back is ideal, since even pressing your cheek into a pillow can cause lines.

Put Some Salt on It

You’ve got two options here: You could ice a zit to help bring the inflammation down or even better (and maybe more comfortable): You could salt it. “Sea salt has powerful antibacterial properties and works to pull oil from the pore,” says Karen Young, founder of Oui Shave. She recommends combining one teaspoon of sea salt with enough water to form a paste. Dot this on the offending zit, let it dry for up to an hour (10 minutes for sensitive skin types) and then rinse it off.

Wash Your Hands

Meghan Markle Might Be Returning to Television

We all know that before she became the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle was a working actress, most famous for her role as Rachel Zane on the USA show Suits. And like most actors and actresses, she auditioned and shot a bunch of pilots before landing her big break.

Now, one of those shows that never aired might make its debut. During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Max Greenfield (a.k.a. Schmidt from New Girl) talked about a pilot he shot many, many years ago with Meghan Markle. It was called The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down for Comedy Central and also featured actor Adam Pally of Happy Endings and The Mindy Project fame. (For those of you less familiar, studios and networks shoot numerous pilots, or single episodes of a show, and then decide after watching them which ones will be picked up for more filming.)

Greenfield says they filmed the show a decade,”or even more,” ago. “I got some sort of email recently saying this person has bought it and they are putting it out,” he explained. “I was like, ‘Great. Good for you.’ I would assume they would have their reasons as to why they’re putting it out.” He doesn’t know where the episode might air, though. The Hollywood Reporter describes the show as a “tongue-in-cheek look at twenty-something singles clubbing and partying in Los Angeles.”

Sadly, Greenfield and Markle didn’t stay in touch. “Meghan and I, we didn’t connect after that or during that,” he said. “Look, had I known, I maybe would’ve played my cards a little differently.”

This pilot is more proof the “Markle Sparkle” is real. Its power knows no bounds—or time periods, apparently. The Television Academy isn’t ready, but I definitely am. Clear your queues, people.

This New Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams Interview Adds Fuel to a Big Game of Thrones Theory

When I wake up in the morning, my first thought is, “Who’s going to win the Iron Throne on Game of Thrones?” OK, that’s an exaggeration, but I am curious, as are the millions of people who watch Game of Thrones. Last week, we published a theory positing it’s Daenerys Targaryen who ends up on the Iron Throne when it’s all said and done. But it’s a new day, and there’s a new theory suggesting that—wait for—Sansa Stark nabs the throne by the series finale.

The evidence? Sophie Turner (Sansa) and Maisie Williams‘ (Arya) new interview with Rolling Stone. What Turner says and Rolling Stone writes both suggest things turn out well for Sansa in the GoT finale. Read this excerpt, below:

“The things that girl has gone through are just unbelievable and awful,” [Turner] says. Sansa’s was a slow journey toward mastery of her environment; she was always smarter than she might have seemed, with Turner showing us just how acutely she examined her world through crystalline blue eyes.

This might not seem like much, but pair it with this excerpt in which we learn Turner was so happy with the GoT ending, she hung up the final scene in her house:

She was particularly moved when [showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss] presented her with a storyboard of their favorite Sansa scene, which happened to be her very last scene of the entire show. Tur­ner already has it hanging at home; no one’s noticed.

So what in that scene was so exciting, it propelled Turner to display it proudly? Winning the Iron Throne, perhaps? At this point, it’s the only explanation that comes to my mind.

Of course, this is all hearsay, but compare it to what Emilia Clarke (Daenerys) said last year about how Game of Thrones ends for her character. “It fucked me up,” she told Vanity Fair. “Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavor in someone’s mouth of what Daenerys is.”

It’s clear from this Clarke is not pleased with Daenerys’ trajectory, which means the Iron Throne probably isn’t in her cards. That leaves it wide open for Sansa Stark, and I hope she claims it.

We’ll find out the answer for sure when Game of Thrones returns Sunday, April 14 at 8 P.M. on HBO

This New Aldo Shoe Collection Is Specifically for Plus-Sized Shoppers

You might only know Addition Elle through its lingerie collection with Ashley Graham, but the Canadian retailer has been dominating the plus-sized apparel space since the ’80s, always working to provide options to shoppers who have traditionally been underserved in fashion. And it’s still finding new ways to do that in 2019—now, with shoes and handbags.

Addition Elle announced a partnership with Aldo aimed specifically at plus-sized consumers looking for strappy sandals, caged heels, ankle boots, and crossbody bags that actually fit. This collaboration was inspired by consumers directly, according to Marie-Soleil Calvert, Addition Elle’s Vice President of Merchandising: “She told us that she wanted fashionable footwear that fits properly and is comfortable, so we searched for a partner that would help bring our collections to the next level.” Aldo proved to be that, not just because of its knowledge of footwear trends and design, but also because of the known consistency of its products in terms of quality and fit. Addition Elle brought the expertise in plus-size design and the desires of their customers. The result is a collection that addresses some of plus-sized shoppers’ needs and desires from the accessories space: wider width (and, in some cases, extra-wide width), longer ankle straps, breathability (via inserts), and additional support (thanks to padded memory foam).

“Our customer wants fashion in her size. She doesn’t want to be limited to the conventional choices that she’s been given—she wants the same thing as every other woman,” says Calvert. “She asks for comfortable heels, interesting prints, bright colors and cool styling. And that’s exactly what we’re able to offer her with this collaboration.”

In recent years, some brands have expanded their footwear offerings to be more inclusive. ASOS has a selection of wide-fit shoes; Target’s A New Day offers some styles in wide width; and last year, Jeffrey Campbell partnered with model La’shaunae Steward on a line of curve-friendly footwear. Still, it’s a category with a lot of room for growth.

These Aldo pieces are available exclusively at Addition Elle; pricing for footwear ranges from $45 to $100; handbags are between $35 and $60. Shop the new collection, ahead.

This New Aldo Shoe Collection Is Specifically for Plus-Size Shoppers

You might know Addition Elle only through its lingerie collection with Ashley Graham, but the Canadian retailer has been dominating the plus-size apparel space since the eighties, always working to provide options to shoppers who have traditionally been underserved in fashion. And it’s still finding new ways to do that in 2019—now with shoes and handbags.

Addition Elle announced a partnership with Aldo aimed specifically at plus-size consumers looking for strappy sandals, caged heels, ankle boots, and cross-body bags that actually fit. This collaboration was inspired by consumers directly, according to Marie-Soleil Calvert, Addition Elle’s vice president of merchandising: “[Our customer] told us that she wanted fashionable footwear that fits properly and is comfortable, so we searched for a partner that would help bring our collections to the next level.” Aldo proved to be that, not just because of its knowledge of footwear trends and design but also because of the known consistency of its products in terms of quality and fit. Addition Elle brought the expertise in plus-size design and the desires of their customers. The result is a collection that addresses some of plus-size shoppers’ needs and desires from the accessories space: wider width (and, in some cases, extra-wide width), longer ankle straps, breathability (via inserts), and additional support (thanks to padded memory foam).

“Our customer wants fashion in her size,” says Calvert. “She doesn’t want to be limited to the conventional choices that she’s been given—she wants the same thing as every other woman. She asks for comfortable heels, interesting prints, bright colors, and cool styling. And that’s exactly what we’re able to offer her with this collaboration.”

In recent years some brands have expanded their footwear offerings to be more inclusive. ASOS has a selection of wide-fit shoes, Target’s A New Day offers some styles in wide width, and last year Jeffrey Campbell partnered with model La’shaunae Steward on a line of curve-friendly footwear. Still, it’s a category with a lot of room for growth.

These Aldo pieces are available exclusively at Addition Elle; pricing for footwear ranges from $45 to $100; handbags are between $35 and $60. Shop the new collection, ahead.

Whoa: The Creepy Twins From *Us* Played Ross and Rachel’s Baby on *Friends*

If you haven’t seen Jordan Peele’s new horror movie Us yet, stop what you’re doing right now and run to theater. OK, OK, that’s not exactly feasible for most people, but do see the film as soon as you can because it’s incredible.

And when you’re watching, pay close attention to the characters Becca and Lindsey, twins played by 16-year-old actors Cali and Noelle Sheldon. No, I won’t tell you what happens to them in the film (small hint: cartwheels are involved), but here’s what I will reveal: The twins are also Baby Emma from Friends.

What am I talking about, you ask? Well, a quick IMDb search reveals Cali and Noelle Sheldon, real-life twins, also played Ross and Rachel’s baby, Emma, on Friends way back in the day. Talk about range, am I right?

It’s pretty common for twins to share a baby’s role on television. Think Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen on Full House. The photo, below, shows either Cali or Noelle in action as Baby Emma. (We have no way of knowing for sure which twin is in this particular photo.)

Fast-forward 15 years later, and Cali and Noelle are thoroughly frightening the world in Peele’s Us. The twins from The Shining are shaking in their boots.

Naturally, people on Twitter are pretty dumbfounded by this connection:

Cali and Noelle chatted with their high school’s newspaper about landing roles in Us. “I never really thought I could meet people like [Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Elisabeth Moss] so it was a really cool experience,” Noelle said. “I didn’t want to mess up because they were watching. So it was stressful, but in a good way.”

“Everyone there was super friendly, and Jordan Peele was insanely nice and he is an actual genius,” Cali added. “To see him work was really cool, [and] he was super nice to us and he [was] just like a regular guy trying to make us feel comfortable.

A Complete Timeline of Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber’s Relationship

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin‘s relationship sure feels like it’s been a whirlwind—both in how quickly they went from “back together” to “engaged” to “married,” but also in the pace of the rumors constantly flying around about them. But the two have actually known each other for some time. “It’s kind of a surprise, but kind of not. Justin has been extremely happy these past few weeks,” a source told People after the couple got engaged. “He has known Hailey for a long time. This might seem sudden, but they know each other very well.”

Bieber proposed in July 2018 in the Bahamas and confirmed the news in an Instagram post, writing, “Listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make.” The couple married in a secret courthouse ceremony that September and now find themselves amidst a new round of rumors about “trust issues” and a postponement of their wedding celebration with friends and family.

So how exactly did we get here? Below, a complete timeline of Baldwin and Bieber’s relationship.

2009: A preteen Baldwin met her future husband for the first time when her father, Steve Baldwin, introduced her to Bieber backstage at the Today show. The two kept it just as awkward as you’d expect from tweens:

2011: Once again Steven Baldwin brought Bieber and his daughter together—this time on the red carpet at the premiere of Bieber’s movie Never Say Never. The pair smiled (ever so slightly) for the cameras. That same year Bieber confirmed his budding relationship with Selena Gomez.

2014: By 2014 Bieber and Gomez were broken up. Baldwin, meanwhile, had struck up a close friendship with Kendall Jenner, who also happened to be friends with Bieber, and the three were spotted at the Hillsong Church in New York City that November.

A month later, though, Baldwin shut down any dating rumors, telling E! News, “I’ve known him since I was so young—since I was like 13—and we’ve just been good friends over the years. We have just stayed close and there’s nothing more to it than that.”

2015: On New Years Day Bieber posted an Instagram video featuring a cameo of Baldwin. But once again, Baldwin denied dating rumors. Baldwin told E!News, “He’s just going through a time in his life where he’s transitioning in a really positive way and he needs good people around him. And I’m trying to be a good friend and be there for him and support him.”

But wait, there’s more: In December of 2015 the pair rung in the New Year together yet again. This time in Anguilla.

2016: Finally, in January of 2016, Baldwin and Bieber reveal they’re an item when Bieber shared a snapshot of the two kissing on Instagram. However, both Baldwin and Bieber tell the press the relationship is a low-key one.

“We are not an exclusive couple,” Baldwin told E! News. “He’s about to go on tour. Relationships at this age are already complicated, but I don’t really like to talk about it because it’s between me and him.”

Bieber, meanwhile, told GQ that Baldwin is someone he “really loves” but he’s too busy for a relationship. “I already have a lot that I have to commit to. A lot of responsibilities,” he said. “I don’t want to feel like the girl I love is an added responsibility.”

Outfit Ideas: How to Wear a White Shirt Like a Fashion Person

There are few wardrobe essentials that we lean on more than the white shirt. It’s the real deal—a true wear-anywhere closet staple that looks just as good with your work trousers as it does with your weekend denim.

Whether yours is made from crisp cotton or soft silk, the tailored shape of a button-down makes any outfit feel instantly elegant. You can pair it with trousers and a blazer and head into work. You can tuck it into jeans, slip on sneakers, and go about tackling your weekend to-do list. Tie it up, cuff the sleeves—no matter your preferred styling or the time of year, you really can’t go wrong with a white shirt. So ahead, we’re breaking down nine foolproof outfits centered around this beloved fashion item. Read on for ideas on how to wear a white shirt for work, date night, or weekend.

For Work

Button up a crisp white button-down all the way up and tuck it into a pleated midi skirt. Slip into a pair of heeled boots to stay chic and comfortable all day long.

Roll up the sleeves of a blazer and let those of your white-button down hang longer for a cooler take on this 9-to-5 formula.

On casual Fridays, when you can break out the short suit, your trusty white button-down will always look good.

For a Date

Take the classic blouse-and-trouser work formula straight into date night by playing around with the neckline. Pull the top up and open it up around the shoulders, to show a little bit more skin in that area.

Go the Meghan Markle route and style a white shirt underneath a blazer dress for a look that’s polished but playful.

Flared-leg leather trousers add a touch of rock-and-roll to a structured blouse.

For the Weekend

For daytime, pair an oversized white blouse with long black leggings. Play up the look with polished accessories, like a beret and brogues.

If you have evening plans, find a white shirt that’s cropped or has some sort of cinched-waist detail, to wear with skinny-fit jeans.

When in doubt, go for the tried-and-true blue denim and white cotton shirt. Style the look with everything from flats to statement heels, depending on where you’re headed.