11 Korean Beauty Trends That Are Going To Be Huge In 2017

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We polled major K-beauty retailers to give us their predictions

Unless you somehow managed to go off the grid for the past couple of years, you probably know that Korean beauty has taken the industry by storm. Sheet masks, essences, BB creams, cushion compacts, they're all probably part of your skin-care vocabulary, and we have K-beauty to thank for that. The country somehow manages to be miles ahead of the curve so much so that it's become harder and harder to predict what new innovations we're going to be presented with next.

Thankfully, there are now a ton of Korean beauty-focused retailers that have helped to bring the trends stateside. To help you get a jumpstart on what products, ingredients, and trends are going to be big in 2017, we had the ladies behind these sites weigh in with their expertise. See the products predicted to be on your vanity in the coming months.

Both Christine Chang of Glow Recipe and Alicia Yoon of Peach & Lily agree: We’re going to be seeing a lot more intriguing masks this year. Water rubber masks, peeling sleeping masks, layering double masks, foil masks, cotton fiber masks—the more out-there, the better.  

Yoon says that, in addition to masks, we’ll be seeing creams that “break the rules” as well. 

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He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.

But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.

The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.



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The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.