I'm trying to pare down my skincare to just basics with the help of Althea Bare Essentials.

Going Back to Basics With Althea Bare Essentials

Don’t get me wrong. I still believe in the ritualistic effect an elaborate skincare routine has. But over time, I’ve come to realize that going back to basics is important. You only really need a solid basic routine with an addition of your needed actives (retinol, vitamin C, etc.), and you’re good to go. So …

Here's how long you should be washing your face

Should You Follow the 60-Second Rule for Face Washing?

There are really no hard rules in skincare, except, of course, avoiding using something straight-up toxic. That’s why there’s a popular expression in the Asian beauty community that goes “YMMV” or “your mileage may vary”. There’s a way of washing your face that I wish were implemented as a rule, though, because it just makes …

Jo Baker is a talented makeup artist you need to follow on social media.

Jo Baker Is the Makeup Artist You Need to Follow

These days, when you’re in need of inspiration — for makeup looks and many more — it’s so easy to just whip up your phone, go to Instagram and search for your favorite “influencers.” But if you’re looking for creative looks inspired by things you didn’t think could spark beauty enthusiasm, Jo Baker is the …

Get inspired to do your makeup for Valentine's Day and beyond with the help of these looks.

Valentine’s Day Makeup Looks You’ll Love to Wear Even After the Occasion

Full disclosure: The last time I put makeup on was a week ago and I did so because I had to. I was off to an event and I had to look at least presentable. I haven’t had the urge to play with makeup. I feel like I’ve said that so many times now, I’m …

These are the marble beauty products you just have to get.

Marble Beauty Products You Need In Your Stash

Ah, marble. There’s no other texture that’s gotten attention from professional designers and casual enthusiasts alike than this. It’s become so popular that it’s even trickled down to the world of beauty. From lip balms with swirls to packaging that’s pretty for your vanity, here are marble beauty products to keep an eye out on — …