New Inclusive Cosmetics Line, Flesh Beauty, Has Launched

Photo courtesy of Flesh Beauty.

Linda Wells’ highly anticipated line is now available for purchase

Linda Wells, aka the founding editor of beauty magazine Allure, has launched a beauty line that’s helping turn the industry on its head. Aptly named Flesh Beauty, the brand includes absolutely everything needed for a full face—from primer to blush—with quite an inclusive shade range. I mean, it wouldn’t be a true 2018 makeup launch if there wasn’t a foundation with at least 40 shades, right? (Thanks, Rihanna!)

The foundation, called Firm Flesh, comes in the form of a chubby stick—making it super-portable and easy-to-apply. According to Ulta (that carries the brand), the product offers medium coverage with a dewy finish, making it the perfect choice for summer. The sticks can also be used to contour and conceal (just pick shades that are darker or lighter than your skin tone respectively).

Wells’ goal to be more inclusive is what inspired the name. “It’s really focused on the idea of flesh being all flesh colors—we’re redefining the notion of what flesh color really is and having it be inclusive on every level,” she told WWD.

Not only does Flesh offer an inclusive lineup of products for every skin tone, it’s also original in its product formulations. There are three types of highlighters—a highlighting powder, a balm, and “glisten drops” for extra shine. The same is seen with the lip products—in addition to two traditional bullet lipsticks and a matte liquid lipstick, there’s also a lip compact for those who prefer using their fingers. Additionally, the offering includes a powder blush, an eyeshadow palette, and an eye and cheek gloss.

The best part of all? Every product is under 40 bucks and can be found at your neighborhood Ulta starting July 8. Of course, if you can’t wait, you can snag the full collection now at now. Take a closer look at the collection, below.

Photo courtesy of Flesh Beauty

Flesh Beauty, Firm Flesh Thickstick Foundation, $18, available at Ulta.

Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, and so much more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's round features 21 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, Tacocat, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Please Me" - Cardi B and Bruno Mars
"Please Me" will pair perfectly with all of the Valentine's Day candy you just bought on clearance. Trust me, there couldn't be a more perfect time to listen to this ultra-'90s R&B track.

Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne
I'm honestly jealous of whomever Avril is singing about on "Goddess."

Tacocat - Grains of Salt [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

"Grains of Salt" - Tacocat
When I realized Tacocat was back, I literally turned around at my desk and yelled. It's a miracle.

"Can I Talk" - Caleb Steph
Caleb Steph's debut single proves that he's ready for the spotlight.

Betty - Betty Who
"You better recognize/ That you're wasting all my time" from "The One" is my new favorite response to every "photographer" on Tinder.

"Butterfly" - Kehlani
The only thing more beautiful than this cover art is Kehlani's voice.

SASAMI - Free (feat. Devendra Banhart) (Official Video)

"Free" - SASAMI feat. Devendra Banhart
I would have never predicted a SASAMI and Devendra Banhart collaboration, but I am 100 percent not complaining.

Rex Orange County - New House

"New House" - Rex Orange County
Alex O'Connor never fails to impress me with his soulful bedroom pop, and "New House" is no exception.


"Cuz I Love You" - Lizzo
Distorted guitar paired with Lizzo's belting vocals? Chills, literally. She did that!

"Heads Gonna Roll" - Jenny Lewis
Like if Stevie Nicks' voice met Father John Misty's lyrics.

"Get Well" - Donna Missal
Donna Missal tells me everything I needed to hear about breakups on "Get Well."

"Patient" - Monica Martin
Sultry and sweet.

"Whorey Heart" - TeaMarr
TeaMarrr's bouncy new song is an excellent roast of the kind of fuckboi we all know and hate.

"Ice Me Out (Remix)" - Kash Doll
Kash Doll shows that she knows her way around a beat on "Ice Me Out."

"Lips of Lips" - Tiffany Young
Definitely catch me driving around with my windows down this summer blaring "Lips on Lips."