Why You’re Going To Want To Start Using Maracuja Oil On Your Skin Right Now

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Move over, coconut oil—there is a new oil that promotes firmer, brighter, smoother skin that is taking over the beauty world. If you haven’t heard of it yet, maracuja oil is the perfect save-your-skin product. I like to be fairly cutting edge when it comes to my beauty arsenal, and this product is super trendy rn for good reason. It’s hydrating, great for repairing damage, and full of vitamins. Use it as an anti-aging product or to save your peeling skin from a summer sunburn. Or in my case, my skin is already oily, but I basically ruin it with Retin-A products. Maracuja oil saves me from the peeling, dry skin that comes with it and will keep me from looking like my English bulldog in 10 years. I mean, she’s super cute, but I’d prefer to not have my face melting and drooping as I age, k thanks.

Tarte has released a new line that has maracuja oil in every product. Here’s what you should try.

Limited-Edition Maracuja Gold Oil

There is nothing that makes me want to buy something more than calling it Limited-Edition. This maracuja gold oil is a limited-edition of Tarte’s iconic multitasking skin care powerhouse. This one is vegan, non-greasy, and has gold flakes, so it’s really a have-to-have. You only need a few drops to moisturize your skin without clogging pores or causing redness.

Cosmic Maracuja Concentrated Face Balm

The Cosmic Maracuja concentrated face balm actually combines 9 different super hydrating oils to make a new product that truly gets the job done. It’s an intense moisturizer to rescue even the driest summer skin that’s been used and abused in the sun, salt, chlorine. It also has vitamin C and fatty acids to smooth out lines and pores. The face balm provides intense hydration, so it’s great for using at night. Plus, it’s pretty. That’s my main concern when I buy beauty products. And don’t worry, the gold flakes will disappear into your skin after application, so you don’t walk around looking like Edward Cullen.

Creaseless Concealer

Is there anything worse than redness or dark circles and having your concealer dry up and peel or crease on you? Not really. Lucky for us, the geniuses at tarte have put maracuja oil into their concealer so it blends seamlessly into your complexion. Even better, it’s waterproof, so it won’t budge, melt, or ruin the rest of your look. In addition to maracuja, the concealers contain ingredients like Vitamin C to fight free radicals and premature signs of aging while brightening skin, Vitamin E to act as an emollient and antioxidant, and mineral pigments to soothe and soften skin. Also, tarte’s creaseless concealer comes in 30 different shades, which I just appreciate. I can never find concealer pale enough for my skin without turning it orange, but tarte has so many options for every undertone.

For a limited time, use promo code Betches for a full sized brush with any complexion purchase (foundation/concealers) while supplies last!

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‘Bachelor’ Contestants’ Go-To Mascaras That Can Outlast A Public Breakup

There’s a lot that can be learned from spending two to six hours a week being held hostage by ABC watching The Bachelor (despite what my therapist tries to tell me). For example, if I didn’t watch, how would I know what’s in the latest FabFitFun boxes? Imagine what I’d be missing out on. RIDDLE ME THAT, THERAPIST. But the one lesson that’s been drilled into my head more than any other, episode after episode, is that these women do not come to play. And by “play” I mean in any way ruin the carefully painted-on face they show to the cameras. Dismissed night one before the girl who showed up wearing a giant fucking shark suit? She still looks better than me in my last professionally done headshot photo. Dumped on national television by the man who two weeks ago literally vowed to “choose you today and every other day”? She looks fucking flawless. Like, is there some sort of witchcraft happening on my TV screen? Because I do not for one fucking second believe these ladies just woke up like that. Nah. There’s something far more sinister going on here, like maybe that these ladies have extraordinary taste in makeup products. Luckily for you, betches, I do too. So here’s a definitive list of the best Bachelor-proof mascaras that will literally save your life, whether you’re dumped by a wet linguini noodle on national television or you just saw a cute puppy.

The Best Cry-Proof Mascara

Perhaps one of the most thrilling devastating moments in Bachelor history was when Becca got straight-up dumped on national goddamn television after saying yes to Arie’s proposal on The Bachelor finale. And I do not at all believe that Arie uses this footage to get it up before banging the female version of C3PO minus the personality Lauren B (yes I do). Anyway, after the finale Becca said the one thing she learned from this experience was that men shouldn’t be allowed to breathe the same air as the rest of usit’s always good to have waterproof mascara on hand—with this show, you never know when you’re going to cry.” Yeahhhh, that’s what I’m taking away from this experience too… Becca said her favorite brand of cry-proof mascara is Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara, and I’m actually in total agreement with her on this one. It’s a cult favorite for a reason. Not only does it come in the best Betches approved color, black (duh), but it’s also suuuuper volumizing without making your lashes stiff and gross.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara

The Best Eyelash Extension-Friendly Mascara

Ah, yes. What would a list of Bachelor-proof mascaras be without Human Fountain of Tears, Ashley Iaconetti? If you’re wondering why Ashley didn’t get the coveted spot of “cry-proof mascara” example, then shame on you because Ashley is so much more than a (literal) cry for help. For example, Ashley also has some insane eyelash extensions that should also be represented here. She’s well-rounded like that. Ashley did a makeup tutorial back in 2016 when she wasn’t wearing eyelash extensions, and she said she uses L’Oréal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara when she doesn’t have them in.

L'Oréal False Fiber Lashes Mascara

L’Oréal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara

But since I’d venture the amount of time Ashley spends without her eyelash extensions in is about equivalent to the time I spend at the gym, let’s discuss some extension-friendly mascara options. As every Cosmo girl here knows, in order to make your extensions last as long as humanly possible, you’re supposed to avoid using mascara, period. That said, if you think any of these bitches are going to show up on live fucking television with one single ounce of their real faces showing, you better think a-fucking-gain. That’s where Maybelline Great Lash comes in clutch, especially if you have eyelash extensions but also if you hate revealing your true face (hi). For one, it’s not an oil-based mascara so it won’t fuck with the glue and loosen your extensions. It’s also super lightweight and looks natural so, like Ashley, you can pretend to be a chill low-maintenance girl (at least in front of the guy your pretending hasn’t friend-zoned your ass).

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

The Best “Surviving Paradise” Mascara

If you’re less of a perfectionist and more of a Lace person in need of a keeper to supervise your every movement, then you’re gonna need a mascara that keeps up with your ratchet ass. Blinc Mascara is some good shit and will be the only thing keeping you from looking like Lace seconds after she face-plants into her marg when you’re out day drinking. Seriously. This shit does not budge, flake, or smudge, AND it’s tear-proof. Like, it can survive you openly weeping when your Seamless guy calls you to say your pizza will be a few minutes late. The only downside is that it’s not super buildable—this shit dries in literally 90 seconds or less so you better be quick AF when you apply it. But, like, if you’re already planning to black out and ruin your life while looking flawless, then who tf even cares?

Blinc Mascara

The Best Nap-Proof Mascara

ABC did not know what a GEM they had on their hands when they let Corinne Olympios grace all of our lives with her presence on Nick’s season, because that girl is a fucking wise-ass betch. Seriously. There’s no one I learned more valuable life lessons from than the nap queen herself. And one of those lessons is that love can wait until after you’ve napped. Honestly, inspiring. So when you’re napping on national television and then rolling out of bed for a shitty group date, you’re going to need a mascara that doesn’t rub all over your face when you sleep. We asked Corinne, and she said she uses Maybelline Total Temptation mascara.

Maybelline Temptation Mascara 

Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara

If you’re a little bougie and want to invest more than like, $9 in waking up looking like you didn’t just claw yourself out of your own fresh grave, then you’re gonna want to buy Clinique Lash Power Mascara, because it is a goddamn game changer. It’s got an ophthalmologist-approved formula that lengthens the shit out of your lashes but, like, without any irritation. Also, it legit never smudges, even when you sleep. Blessings.

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Everything From Sephora’s Weekly Wow Sale You Need To Buy Immediately

Alright, guys. It’s on like Donkey Kong—omg pretend I didn’t say that. It’s the second week of Sephora’s Weekly Wow Sale, so if you missed out last week, now is your chance to take advantage of this deal before the items all sell out. In case you were too hungover to read about what this crazy good sale is all about, Sephora recently started this weekly sale that highlights select products for half off every Thursday. The catch? The sales only last for seven days or until the products sell out—the latter is more likely. So you basically need to be ready as soon as midnight hits (love shopping makes us do crazy things) or use those stalking skills you oh-so-casually use on your boyfriend’s Snapchat to find out what those must-haves are beforehand. Don’t worry though, you’re in luck because since I’m basically Nancy fucking Drew. Sidebar: Can someone put “basically Nancy fucking Drew” on a resume? Asking for a friend. Anyway, I found out which lucky products are the chosen ones for this week’s Hunger Games Weekly Wow, thanks to a community post. Bless. Grab them before they’re gone, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

1. Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette

You think 2-in-1 is good? Well, try a 3-in-1 palette that features 16 v popular shades, including nine award-winning eyeshadows. This palette will condense your makeup bag a whole fucking lot with its contouring powders, highlighter, and brow enhancement shades. There are 3 contour powders to complement a variety of skin tones so everyone can look and feel like a diamond with their flawless cheekbones. You can even redefine and create eyebrow arches with 3 different powders, wax, and a cool af double-ended brush. Plus, it comes with a full-size mirror so you don’t even have to feel bad about showing everyone how narcissistic you are when you do your makeup on-the-go.

2. Benefit Cosmetics Soft & Natural Brow Kit

All three of Benefit Cosmetics’ brow kits are part of this amazing weekly sale, so to start, this is a kit that’s ideal for those of you who feel like your eyebrows are nonexistent or too light to function. The kit comes in three different colors so you can find the one that’s right for you (and please choose wisely), and includes everything you need to shape, fill, and set your eyebrows in literal minutes for a look that lasts all day. Highlight, fill and blend, and apply the setting gel so those hairs stay where they belong. The set even features stencils in case you’re all like ??????? when you open this (same, though).

3. Benefit Cosmetics Defined & Refined Brow Kit

This kit does for your eyebrows what a steady hand does for your winged eye: It makes them look fierce AF. To shape your brow for an arch so sharp it could kill, this set comes complete with a conditioning primer, BROWVO! pencil, and highlight for a full, on-point selfie look. In case you need like, so much help, they even provide a mapping tool to help you create an arch that doesn’t look like something you’d have seen Gwen Stefani sporting in 2001. (Seriously, Google it.)

4. Benefits Cosmetics Bigger & Bolder Brow Kit

From innocent daytime to “don’t fuck with me today,” this kit is loaded with everything you could possibly need to customize your eyebrow based on how drunk you are your current mood. It includes a natural-looking cream-gel color, portable brush, and that familiar setting gel we love so much for your own perf crafted brows. Your friends will be begging you to do their own in no time.

5. Perricone MD Cold Plasma Anti-Aging Face Treatment

You can’t lie and you just can’t hide it—you will eventually age. We have to constantly choose between looking like Snow White or tan our worries away and settle with looking 10 years older than we really are. Why is life such a bitch? LMK. To eliminate all signs of aging, this is your go-to. This fab cream gets rid of all fugly wrinkles, awk forehead lines, and annoying blotchy skin in just a couple weeks—so like, just in time for school. It restores your skin’s moisture and shine for a look that will still get you ID’d for sure.

6. Perricone MD Cold Plasma Anti-Aging Eye Treatment

Everybody tells you to “live life!!!”, “YOLO” “stay out late, never sleep, stay young!!!” but they never tell you how fucking dead you look after one night of living your reckless best life. Ya, thank you for this god-awful hangover and under-eye baggage that isn’t anything like fucking Louis Vuitton baggage.

No, Kim, that’s not how it works. Sry. ^

To restore both life and light into those dark soulless eyes of yours, all you need is this cream to fight your inner 80-year-old and hide many drunken sleepless nights’ worth of damage. This can also be used as an eyeshadow primer, so new hangover makeup? I think yes.

7. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea™ Eyeshadow Palette Volume II

Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Palette

The second generation of this fan-fave palette comes in eight cool-toned shades that don’t require primer or even a brush. They’re that good. Their creamy formula allows them to go on smooth, seamless, and crease-free so they can be worn either wet or dry (do people actually put makeup on wet eyes? I have so many questions). Mix and match the colors for a nightclub-esque smokey eye or a clean nude eye for any other occasion in which you’re not getting wasted.

7 Under-Eye Concealers That Are Cheaper Than Botox

Unless you’re 12 years old or don’t consistently wake up on Monday morning from a Sunday brunch hangover (and honestly wtf else would you be doing with your life?), I hate to break it to you, but you’ve got bags, and I’m not talking that reusable trendy shit you hoard in your pantry. Look, we’re not getting any younger. It’s just the ugly truth. Like, idk when girls started treating under-eye concealers like a choice of wedding meal courses, but these aren’t an option. When it all comes down to it, concealers are a matter of life or death, mostly because without something to cover up your under-eye bags or dark circles, or whatever your issue is, you actually look like a fucking corpse.

So if you’re one of those self-described “lucky” girls who thinks this doesn’t apply to you, then by all means, skip over this article, but expect to stop being carded at the ripe age of 25. For all the rest of us, these under-eye concealers are worth sacrificing two drinks, and selling your soul at Ulta. But like, what else is new?

It Cosmetics CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream

First off, if someone could tell me what the fuck ‘CC’ means, that’d be great. But I know enough about it to know that ‘CC cream’ and ‘full coverage’ have never been used in the same sentence. Which is why this shit is one-of-a-kind and I will swear by it til death. First off, it works as an anti-aging product, so there’s that. It also comes equipped with advanced Cold Spoon Technology aka a groundbreaking metal tip, but tbh the cooling application feels like heaven. It’s also SPF 50, so in other words, add this product to your cart, like yesterday, so you don’t look like melted butter at the beach this weekend.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Concealer

You know anything with as betchy of a name as Anastasia is bound to be a decent product. I mean, just look at the success of her eyebrow products. But anyway, this concealer comes in 16 shades, so unlike last week’s Bumble match, you’re bound to find a match you don’t feel personally victimized by. But what’s best about this is that it stays put all day and for those oily skin types, won’t settle into creases. Plus, in really desperate times, you can use this as an all-over foundation. So what Anastasia is basically getting at is that there’s no excuse for you to look anything but fabulous during your walk of shame.

Milk Makeup Flex Concealer

Our environment has already gone to shit, but that doesn’t mean your face has to. Idfk how a makeup brand can be gluten-free, but the entire Milk line is eco-friendly, for all of you who still care about what goes on your face (I wish I did, tbh). It allows for full coverage but also the ability to still move your face freely without feeling like a cracked sidewalk. The product is infused with marshmallow and chamomile (wtf?), so it’s best used on fair skin and pink undertones to decrease redness and stress pimples.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

Betches love simplicity. Actually, betches love being able to get away with doing the bare minimum. In that case, this NARS concealer wand is pure gold. Not only will it give your skin a radiant glow (hence the title, duh.), but it’s also lightweight and doubles up as a contouring wand and can also be used to hide those trouble areas, all while giving the impression that you actually didn’t need to use Snapchat’s pretty filter to take a no-makeup selfie.   

L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Crayon Concealer

When you’re balling on the broke bitch budget and have to choose between a decent concealer and Sunday brunch, don’t. That just adds stress, and I’ve already had waste my own time explaining how to cover your stress bags. But with this drugstore concealer, you won’t have to enjoy brunch solely via Instagram. It allows for full, lightweight coverage, and you can either use the tip of the crayon for finer contouring lines, or the side of the crayon for larger areas of skin – you know, basic first grade shit.

Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme

If Kat Von D is able to cover up those ugly star face tattoos with her own makeup brand, then her line of under eye concealers will undoubtedly cover up all your weekend regrets. The velvety finish of this full-coverage concealer is long-lasting and will give your under-eye region an instantly brightened finish. It’s also known to fall on the thicker spectrum of coverage, so bitch about the thickness all you want, but you’ll be spending a stupid amount of time correcting those under-eye bags on FaceTune.

Makeup For Ever Ultra HD Concealer

This concealer is exactly as promised in the name – it lasts for fucking ever. Wear it through your weekend alcohol binge, sport it during a zombie apocalypse, wherever the case, it’s the shit. Not only that, but the lightweight formula is infused with Pure Focus Pigments designed to even out skin tones and erase shadows, so you don’t look like burnt toast. But if you’re still not convinced, it also won some prestigious beauty award in Allure, but I’m sure these all did at one point, so.