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August’s Theme Wanderlust Is Your Mental Ticket To Paradise


You’ve spent so much time at home—now it’s time to let your imagination (or your whole self!) hit the road and explore. August’s theme Wanderlust is all about the thrill of adventure and the refreshing feeling of getting out of your comfort zone. So whether you’re trying out a vibrant shade of lipstick for a tropical vacay or packing your soothing skincare for a restful staycation, this is your month to take your beauty adventures offline and off the grid.

The best part of getting out of your comfort zone? So. Much. New. And we’ve got an epic lineup of #content to help you make the most out of the remainder of summer and ease you into a new season because yep, fall is coming.

Beauty Through the Black Lens: Tabria Majors Is Breaking Barriers Everywhere

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From fashion to beauty to modeling, Tabria Majors is taking the world by storm. Get to know (and be inspired by) her in this one-on-one where she chats all things beauty, career, and life.

New Season, New Manicures—25 Nail Colors To Try ASAP

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We’re calling it. Fall nail colors are the best nail colors. They’re understated and elegant, a little moody, and so chic—try one of these hues for your next mani sesh.

Autumnal Makeup Looks You’ll Fall In Love With

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TBH, picking out fresh new makeup for fall is just as thrilling as curating your Lisa Frank folders for the next semester. From deep lip shades to unexpected pops of color, we’ve curated a roundup seasonal makeup to refresh your routine.

The 17 Coolest Haircut Trends For Your Fall Transformation

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Feel like your hair is holding onto unwanted lockdown energy? It’s time for a chop. Here are the best haircut trends to give you the movie makeover scene you’ve always wanted.

Burnout Is Real—Here’s How To Make Self-Care A Priority

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Treating yourself is more than just an excuse to splurge, it can be a meaningful way to reconnect and recharge. We’ve rounded up the DIYs, skincare picks, and tips to unwind with a little “me” time.

Why Blue Tansy Is The Antidote For Angry Skin

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Whether it’s recovering from much time in the sun or a product it didn’t like, read up on how this beautiful blue flower will help soothe your skin’s temper tantrums.

Adaptogens Are Centuries-Old, But Now They’re Trending In Skincare

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Ever wanted to give your skin the ability to take a deep breath and chill out? Adaptogens might be the key to combating environmental stress—get to know how this trendy skincare ingredient works and all of its benefits.

Take A Trip Around The World With The Global Beauty Products We Love

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Chic Parisian red lips, innovative formulas from South Korea, nourishing tropical ingredients from Brazil—let these globally-sourced beauty products give you the vacay of your dreams without having to leave your house.

Return To Routines: Your Guide To Getting Back Into It All

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Heading back into classrooms, dorms, or in-person meetings at the office? Check out the tips (and must-have products) that’ll help you get back into the swing of things stress-free and stylishly.

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About the author
Hannah Cassidy
Hannah is a beauty editor at IPSY and has been creating content for fashion, beauty, and wellness in Los Angeles for over five years. Outside of the beauty world, she’s an avid vintage collector and dog mom to Pumpkin and Turtle.
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Article Last Updated July 30, 2021 12:00 AM