This Is The Best Foundation For Getting "Glass Skin"


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You know that impossibly smooth, gloriously glossy skin you see on models? Where it looks as though they were just blessed by a mist in some tropical rainforest so that their skin is poreless and glowing? That perfect dewy look? It seems impossible for mere mortals to achieve, but it's actually not that hard—at least not if you use the Innisfree Aqua Fit Cushion, which gives just the right amount of that "glass skin" look for everyday wear.

I'm not a huge fan of heavy coverage foundation, but, this cushion offers perfect lightweight coverage that makes my skin tone look totally consistent. (And it can always be paired with cover-up if you're suffering from the inevitable period-induced breakout or dark under-eye bags.)

Also, the first thing I look for (and so should you) when it comes to any sort of base makeup is sun protection, and Innisfree, being a well-adored skin-care brand, has it perfected with SPF 40, a reassurance that your skin will keep looking this cute for years to come. Plus, it smells amazing because of its green tea extract-infused formula.

But perhaps most important is how environmentally friendly this K-beauty brand is. The cushion—as with all of its other beauty products—is sold separately from its packaging. First-time customers purchase a cushion and a case, but, in the future, only have to replace the snap-in insert. Say goodbye to all the wasteful hard plastic outsides of compacts past (and to the extra dollars that went into making them). There are tons of colors and patterns to choose from for compacts (I spent 20 minutes staring at the wall display in the Innisfree storefront because I'm horrible at decision-making), so you can even start color-coordinating your beauty products.

If you're not looking for that dewy look, don't worry, there's a matte version too. At only $12 for the cushion insert, there will be no buyer's remorse from throwing down a big chunk of change. But, trust me, there wouldn't be anyway.

Innisfree, Aqua Fit Cushion, $12, available at Innisfree; Innisfree, Compact Case, $10 or $11, available at Innisfree.

Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, and Agyness Deyn also star

Elisabeth Moss is trying to keep it together as punk rock artist Becky Something in the trailer for forthcoming movie Her Smell. She's surrounded by iconic faces who make up her band Something She, Gayle Rankin as Ali van der Wolff and Agyness Deyn as Marielle Hell, as she grapples with the fact that her musical prowess just doesn't draw as big a crowd as it used to.

In addition to the wavering fame, Becky is "grappling with motherhood, exhausted bandmates, nervous record company executives, and a new generation of rising talent eager to usurp her stardom," according to a press release. "When Becky's chaos and excesses derail a recording session and national tour, she finds herself shunned, isolated and alone. Forced to get sober, temper her demons, and reckon with the past, she retreats from the spotlight and tries to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success." And what's clear from the trailer, Moss is absolutely meant for this role, transforming into the punk on the brink of collapse.

Rounding out the cast are Ashley Benson, Cara Delevingne, and Dan Stevens. Watch the official trailer, below. Her Smell hits theaters on April 12 in New York and 14 in L.A., with "national expansion to follow."




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In an acceptance speech at the BRIT Awards

As The 1975 accepted the BRIT Award for Best British group, outspoken frontman Matty Healy shared the words of journalist Laura Snapes as a way of calling out misogyny that remains ever-present in the music industry. Healy lifted a powerful quote from Snapes' coverage of allegations against Ryan Adams for The Guardian: "Male misogynist acts are examined for nuance and defended as traits of 'difficult' artists, [while] women and those who call them out are treated as hysterics who don't understand art."

Snapes reacted almost immediately on Twitter, saying she was "gobsmacked, and honoured that he'd use his platform to make this statement." Snapes had originally written the line for an interview she published with Sun Kil Moon singer Mark Kozelek back in 2015, in response to Kozelek publicly calling her a "bitch" who "totally wants to have my babies" because she requested to speak in person rather than via e-mail, which she brought up in the more recent piece on Adams. Kozelek's vile response, and the misogyny that allowed it to play out without real consequences, it could be argued, could have easily played out in the same way in 2019, which makes her reiteration of the line, and Healy's quoting it on such a large platform, all the more important.

It should be noted that back in December, Healy caught a bit of heat himself on Twitter for an interview with The Fader in which he insinuated that misogyny was an issue exclusive to hip-hop, and that rock 'n' roll had freed itself of it. He clarified at length on Twitter and apologized, saying, "I kinda forget that I'm not very educated on feminism and misogyny and I cant just 'figure stuff out' in public and end up trivializing the complexities of such enormous, experienced issues."