The matte lip is definitely taking the beauty world by storm and becoming an iconic look. The opaque lip manages to make any face pop with a pout. It’s sexy, bold, and leaves your lips feeling silky smooth without the glossy, sticky factor. Besides, it can last all day without truly rubbing off. Before application, moisturized lips are an absolute must. Use Rosebud Perfume Co. lip salve — available in a variety of scents and tints — to smooth and hydrate lips to prevent any feathering. Next comes the addition of color. Depending on your hue and preference, you can add a lip liner. This will keep your lipstick from smudging, while giving it a defined sculpted look. For the brighter, more daring colors, a liner will also ease a clown-like appeal. The NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is nothing short of being absolutely amazing. It glides on — literally — like velvet. There are a number of colors to choose from and can be paired with any lip color to add a gradient effect. It will truly provide the sexy factor to your matte lip. For more moisture, try Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick. Your lips will continuously feel silky smooth. If you’re considering a deeper, more opaque hue, opt for a paint. Seriously, Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick is the clear winner here. The color is so deep, each shade is definitely worth trying. After one swipe, the color lasts all day without wiping off. It will actually feel as though you’re not wearing anything at all. Finally, maybe you don’t want to spend extra time searching for new lip colors, after investing so much in the collection you already own. Completely understandable. Transform any glosses or non-matte lipsticks with the Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer. Yeah, the world is really that amazing that this product exists… and actually works. Dig in your makeup bag and pull out your favorite lipstick. Use just a small application of the Transformer and you’re good to go. No need for a entirely new lipstick set, just yet.

– Brooke Leigh Howard
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The Tribeca Film Festival is one of the centerpieces of the New York film scene, cardiology
and impacts box office trends in the coming year. Aside from a bit of controversy around Robert DeNiro’s selections, the Tribeca Film Festival is already generating excitement, acclaim and a newfound appreciation for some of the stars we all know and love–and others we may have forgotten.

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea | Front-and-center this year is The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, a drama about the journey an architect and a homeless teen take across the Atlantic. The film features Jason Sudeikis and Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams. Jessica Biel also stars, but her role doesn’t end on-screen. The actress produced The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and enlisted her husband Justin Timberlake to write the score. Now, how’s that for a blockbuster?

First Monday in May

The First Monday in May | The Met Ball is the height of fashion each and every year; if any event is worth reliving, it’s this one. The First Monday in May documents the work leading up to 2015’s unforgettable China: Through The Looking Glass event. Beyond what it has to offer for serious fashion aficionados and museum enthusiasts, it’s the perfect film to generate more excitement for this year’s Gala. Plus, seeing Anna Wintour command a room is always worthwhile.

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All We Had | Late 90’s TV actresses aren’t letting Hollywood let them go this year–Jessica Biel isn’t the only one making noteworthy films. Katie Holmes makes her directorial debut with All We Had, in which she plays a single mother battling homelessness and addiction. It’s a heavy drama based on the eponymous book by Annie Weatherwax. It’s an ambitious for Holmes, and it’s already earning her plenty of praise.


Elvis & Nixon | Yes, you read the title correctly. This movie may sound too odd to be true, but it’s based on an actual meeting between the controversial president and the legendary musician. It happened in 1970, in the White House. Kevin Spacey (who knows quite a bit about controversial presidents at this point) and Michael Shannon star in Elvis & Nixon, which is co-written by Cary Elwes. If nothing else, this film is a surefire conversation-starter, and the premise is too bizarre not to investigate further.

– Naakai Addy
Even if your school days are over, site
nearly-summer fun doesn’t have to end. Skip crowded Cabo and head to one of these five alternative, gynecologist
secluded getaways where you can vacation quietly in the lap of luxury.


Point Clear, AL | Yes, Alabama. Why go far when you can explore one of the country’s most beautiful vacation spots right in the U.S. of A.? Point Clear, located in Baldwin County, Alabama, has the sunbathing and swimming opportunities you crave, plus the considerable benefit of being less well-known nationwide than many other tourist destinations. The aptly named Grand Hotel Marriott Resort may be your best bet for lodgings–it has plenty of five-star amenities even if you don’t go to the beach.


Cape Wrath, Scotland | If you’re a fan of steamy Starz hit Outlander but you have enough actual heat in your life, go alternative in northern Scotland. Feel free to stop in Inverness on your way to the truly dramatic views in Cape Wrath. Don’t stand too close to the ledge, but do revel in the strong winds, turbulent seas and arresting views in the furthest northwesterly point of beautiful Scotland. Though there are a number of hotels nearby, a romantic Airbnb may be just what the doctor ordered in this neck of the woods.


Barbuda | The Caribbean is always one of the most popular vacation destinations, which is why most of the islands get crowded, congested, and far less relaxing than they could be. For a more exclusive getaway, stay at the Coco Point Lodge in Barbuda, a West Indies island neighboring more famous Antigua. With a population of just over 1,500 people, pink sand beaches, and captivating waters, this is exactly what you need to unwind.


Cadaques, Spain | Spain has pretty much everything to offer in terms of vacation opportunities, but when visitors head to Catalonia, they tend to get enraptured with Barcelona and forget about the rest of the undeniably spectacular province. Cadaques is as picturesque as it gets, with gorgeous architecture, peaceful shores and rich history. You can even visit the Portlligat House-Museum, where legendary artist Salvador Dali lived for many years.

Namale Isalnd Resort, Fiji

Your own personal island, Fiji | If you’re really committed to luxuriating around no other humans, go ahead and rent your own private island. This luxury is not just available to Johnny Depp–several islands in Fiji are available for weekly rentals, should you so desire. Search Private Islands Online for the perfect, secluded getaway to call your own, at least until it’s time to get back to reality. Don’t worry–if you find yourself never wanting to come home, the same website helps you find islands for purchase as well.

– Naakai Addy