How to Wear White Eyeliner – Summer 2019’s Biggest Makeup Trend

I want to be the person who’s always trying new makeup trends. It’s so easy to convince myself that I’ll wear the neon pink eyeshadow, metallic lipgloss, or extreme contour that I’ve hoarded in my apartment. But the truth is, no matter how appealing a trend, I rarely break free from my daily look of natural skin, winged eyeliner, and a nude lip.

So imagine my delight when I noticed a trend on Instagram that was totally within my wheelhouse. Every time I opened the app, white liquid eyeliner, usually applied in a bold wing, was popping up on celebrities and influencers. It even made its way onto the Pose season two promos.

Graphic, ’60s inspired eyeliner has been having a moment for a while now, but it’s usually done in a bright neon or creamy pastel. White is a refreshing contrast. In art, white is the absence of color, so it’s almost like an anti-eyeliner. It still makes a big statement, but because it’s a neutral, it feels a little more approachable, and you don’t have to worry about matching other makeup or your outfit. It’s crisp and graphic like a classic white shirt, but doesn’t have the vintage connotations that black does. Plus, it will really pop with a (safe) summer tan.

As someone who has a cat eye down pat and is terrified of wearing color on my eyes (plus has no idea how to blend eyeshadow), this is the perfect trend for me. It’s a fun way to switch up my makeup and make me feel like part of the it-crowd without stepping too far outside of my comfort zone. So I challenged myself to try the trend for a week.

Since I’m so comfortable in a cat eye, I figured white eyeliner would be an easy switch. I was wrong. While a swipe of black eyeliner instantly adds definition to my eyes and wakes up my whole face, I found white did the opposite. It made me look a little sleepy and washed out, almost like a haunted doll which is….not the look I’m going for. The first time I tried it out, it stayed on my face for a total of 15 minutes before I wiped it off. Granted, I was having a terrible skin day and just not feeling myself overall, so I think I wanted to avoid any makeup that would call attention to myself. I gave it a shot the next night and went much harder on my foundation, which definitely helped me feel less like a drowned rat. I wore it out to a party and got several compliments, but still didn’t feel 100 percent comfortable in it.

Best Summer Bags for 2019: Beaded, Fringed, Bucket and More

Nothing against Jane Birkin but I just don’t know about straw bags anymore. Ever since she decided to wear one somewhere in the south of France, some time during the 1970s, everyone has been trying to replicate her very french, very summer look. It’s pretty impossible to go a couple blocks in the summer without seeing one on someone’s arm (most likely worn with light wash vintage jeans and baby bangs). If you’re like the rest of the entire population on earth, you probably already own a straw bag and once you own a really good straw bag, you probably don’t need another.

But because no one has restraint when it comes to summer shopping, you probably want a new bag. Instead of channeling Birken, consider all of the other personas you can take on with a summer bag that isn’t made of straw. Want to look like a toddler (it’s chic now!)? There are rainbow beaded bags! Want to expose all of your belongings to the general public? There are PVC bags! Want to look like an extra from the Old Town Road music video? Bags with fringe! There are so many possibilities from brands like Staud to Mango to Chloe and some are even on sale. Shop all the best summer bags below.

The Best Woven Shoes and Sandals 2019: Mules, Espadrilles and More

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by sandals season, and the accompanying pressure of needing a pedicure to partake. Listen, we love a good summer polish—but sometimes, you just can’t get to it. Luckily there’s hope for a summer lewk that comes free of that burden…. Introducing woven shoes, your new favorite low-stress shoe trend.

Whether made with leather or raffia, these braided flats, espadrilles, and mules deliver the same beachy, breezy vibes you desire from a summertime shoe, sans toe exposure. You still get a hint of skin, thanks to the lattice material—just without even having to think about whether that coat of polish you applied however-many-weeks-ago has chipped. Plus, could there be a better companion for your straw bag?

The 20 Best Comedy Movies to Stream Right Now

Are you ever like, “I want to watch a movie that will make me laugh—not think or cry or feel too much, just straight-up laugh?” Yes? OK, us too. Sometimes you need a little mindless joy in your life, especially these days, which is why we’ve compiled this list of the 20 best comedy movies, all of which can be found on Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Amazon, or iTunes.

From childhood favorites that totally still hold up like The Addams Family and Beetlejuice to modern-day comedy classics like Bridesmaids and Mean Girls, we promise that you will get the giggles multiple times while viewing—even if you’ve seen these a million times. We always stan a rewatchable comedy.

And if you change your mind and decide you would rather watch something that will inspire a good cry, make you feel a little smarter, or be a stress reliever, well, we’ve got those too.

So here they are: the best comedy movies you can stream right now.

Meghan Markle’s Post-Baby Fitness Routine Is So Relatable

By all accounts, Meghan Markle is settling into motherhood quite nicely. While she made an appearance at Trooping the Colour last weekend to celebrate the queen’s birthday, she’s been spending most of her time at Frogmore Cottage with baby Archie. “Meghan is radiant, taking each day one day at a time…what strikes me most is this authentic peacefulness that has settled within her,” a royal source said recently.

Given the whirlwind ride Markle has been on since her relationship with Prince Harry became public in 2017, it must be nice to take a step back to just focus on herself and her family. She’s reportedly adopted a similar mentality when it comes to her post-birth fitness routine.

Royal reporter Katie Nicholl tells Entertainment Tonight that Markle “hasn’t been in any hurry to get back in shape,” and nor should she be! “Before she fell pregnant, you know, Meghan was very fit,” Nicholl continued. “She was very into her fitness regime. She used to run around the park in Kensington, but she has been taking it easy. And I hear that yoga is very much on her post-birth fitness regime—nothing too strenuous.”

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It’s great to hear that the Duchess of Sussex is taking care of herself and not worrying about the ridiculous expectations placed on women after they give birth. “The whole approach has been holistic, it has been gentle,” Nicholl tells ET. “It’s been a natural embracing of motherhood, and with that has come a pretty gentle routine … Meghan hasn’t been hitting the gym. She hasn’t been in any hurry to get back in shape. It’s only four weeks really since the birth, and she’s been taking that exercise regime very gently, indeed.”

The fact Markle’s practicing yoga should come as no surprise; her mother, Doria, is a yoga teacher and Markle has often talked about its benefits. “Apparently Doria took up postpartum yoga and baby yoga, and that’s all Meghan has been doing,” Nicholl also told ET. “And lots of proud walks around Windsor Great Park, so, gentle exercise, but no hard training, no weights. She’s apparently not in any hurry to ping back into shape. She’s enjoying this time. She’s being gentle to herself.” Cheers to that.

Meghan Markle’s Postbaby Fitness Routine Is So Relatable

By all accounts, Meghan Markle is settling into motherhood quite nicely. While she made an appearance at Trooping the Colour last weekend to celebrate the queen’s birthday, she’s been spending most of her time at Frogmore Cottage with baby Archie. “Meghan is radiant, taking each day one day at a time,” a royals source said recently. “What strikes me most is this authentic peacefulness that has settled within her.”

Given the whirlwind ride Markle has been on since her relationship with Prince Harry became public in 2017, it must be nice to take a step back to just focus on herself and her family. She’s reportedly adopted a similar mentality when it comes to her postbirth fitness routine.

Royal reporter Katie Nicholl tells Entertainment Tonight that Markle “hasn’t been in any hurry to get back in shape,” and nor should she be! “Before she fell pregnant, you know, Meghan was very fit,” Nicholl continued. “She was very into her fitness regime. She used to run around the park in Kensington, but she has been taking it easy. And I hear that yoga is very much on her postbirth fitness regime—nothing too strenuous.”

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It’s great to hear that the Duchess of Sussex is taking care of herself and not worrying about the ridiculous expectations placed on women after they give birth. “The whole approach has been holistic, it has been gentle,” Nicholl tells ET. “It’s been a natural embracing of motherhood, and with that has come a pretty gentle routine…. Meghan hasn’t been hitting the gym. She hasn’t been in any hurry to get back in shape. It’s only four weeks, really, since the birth, and she’s been taking that exercise regime very gently, indeed.”

The fact Markle’s practicing yoga should come as no surprise; her mother, Doria, is a yoga teacher, and Markle has often talked about its benefits. “Apparently Doria took up postpartum yoga and baby yoga, and that’s all Meghan has been doing,” Nicholl also told ET. “And lots of proud walks around Windsor Great Park, so, gentle exercise, but no hard training, no weights. She’s apparently not in any hurry to ping back into shape. She’s enjoying this time. She’s being gentle to herself.” Cheers to that.

I Went on National TV in My Lingerie. It Changed What Body Positivity Meant to Me.

Sure, it was a little weird to stand next to Kathie Lee and Hoda in my sexy pajamas. Sure, I was a little uncomfortable. Sure, I was having visions of accidentally projectile vomiting on Kathie Lee Gifford. But I went with it. And the world kept spinning. (Also, important to note: I did not vomit on anyone.)

I wish I could say I walked off the set feeling empowered and confident. But the truth is, I went to watch the clip after we wrapped and my stomach dropped. I immediately started picking myself apart: My cellulite was visible; I looked angry (my default facial expression when I’m feeling most high-stakes emotions); I kept fidgeting. This reaction wasn’t new for me—it’s been my knee-jerk response to seeing images of myself that I wasn’t in control of for the last decade.

Still, there was something different about this.

I had heard a voice screaming in my head to stop, to not pass go, to turn around—and I tuned it out, walked onto the set of the Today Show, and modeled sexy pajamas. I had professional hair and makeup done and stood in great lighting for 10 seconds. I didn’t feel embarrassed or horrified. I felt like I had just woken up.

For so many years, my choices (in fashion, and in everything else) weren’t affected just because of that loud, angry voice telling me what my body was and wasn’t allowed to participate in. It was because I trusted it. I thought it was saving me—from ultimate humiliation, from embarrassment, from someone thinking I wasn’t good enough. Now, I knew that voice was a fucking liar.

The thing is, when you do that big, ridiculous, scary, terrifying thing that every part of you insists you’re not supposed to do—because of how you look, because of what you weigh, because of the size of your clothes, because you might fail—and the world manages to go on, you wake up. You wake up to the fact that for a long time, you’ve been saying no to opportunities both big and small.

You remember saying no to pool parties. You remember wearing a cardigan in the middle of summer and sweating for no reason. You remember deleting thousands of photos, millions of memories. You remember it all. And then, you say no more. No more of that. You say it’s time to make up for lost time, and then? Then you start saying yes.

Olivia Muenter is a writer and editor based in Philadelphia. Follow her at @oliviamuenter.

12 Best Linen Dresses 2019

The excitement of it finally being summer can get you pretty far—iced coffee! blockbusters! swimsuits!—but not far enough that you forget the unpleasant experience that is getting dressed for 100 percent humidity. All your favorite fashion brands are doing you a solid this season, though, by incorporating the one and only fabric you want to be wearing when the heat gets real: linen. You’ll find every single type of linen dress you could ever want—slips, leg o’mutton, button-front—fashioned out of the breathable material so you can continue to live your best summer without having to fuss about whether you’ll sweat through your outfit.

Shop all the best linen dresses for summer below.

I Went on National TV in Lingerie—It Changed What Body Positivity Meant to Me

I had about two hours to decide if this was something I’d do. And of course, every part of my brain was saying NOPE.

“But maybe…,” some other, braver part of my consciousness would whisper, only to be interrupted by repeated screaming “NO”s. But that new, unfamiliar, encouraging voice in my head kept pushing. It kept asking: “What’s the worst that could happen?” And, perhaps, more pointedly, given my work as a body-positive editor: “What would you tell someone else to do?”

For once, this rang louder than my self-consciousness telling me I couldn’t do it. So I wrote back yes.

Suddenly, no matter what that hesitant, obnoxious part of my psyche said, it was happening. I was booked to be on the Today show. In my lingerie.

Normally, for these types of shopping segments, the producers will pick the outfits. Once I said yes, knowing what it would entail, that was that. Ultimately, for this appearance, it turned out that the lingerie look I was assigned was closer to a sexy pajama than a lacy boudoir set. That didn’t change the fact that, when I first saw it, I absolutely panicked. It was nothing I would feel remotely comfortable wearing around, well, anyone, let alone the entire country. But there was no turning back now.

I went to hair and makeup. I talked to the other models and people who had volunteered for the segment. I drank some coffee and marveled at the variety of breakfast foods available. Inside, I felt like throwing up.

Nothing was stopping the fact that I was about to appear on national television in something much more revealing than I’d ever worn in public. Earlier I had made friends with another woman in the segment—a professional plus-size model who was unfazed by every aspect of what was happening. I joked with her backstage as we waited for our cues, trying to channel her laid-back attitude and confidence. But then I asked myself: What was the difference between her and me, really? Sure, she had more experience modeling than I did. But it wasn’t anything physical. It was that she believed she deserved to be there—and I didn’t.

I knew I deserved better than that. So I told myself to put one foot in front of the other, and to focus on all of the other emotions later. And I just…did it.

Kim Kardashian Brought Back One of Carrie Bradshaw’s Most Iconic Outfits

Kim Kardashian loves a fashion reference. She’ll wear looks made famous by Naomi Campbell on Instagram. Her Met Gala dress was inspired by Sophia Loren. She’ll dig through designer archives to pick out pieces that are a decade-plus old. A lot of these throwbacks are pulled from the fashion history books—homages that make runway scholars (amateur or otherwise) do a double-take immediately. But earlier this week, Kim wore a skirt that immediately called to mind another frequently-cited style icon, albeit a fictional one.

On Tuesday, Mrs. West attended a dinner celebrating Wardrobe.NYC’s collaboration with Levi’s in L.A. She wore a white tank top and a cross-front pencil skirt with an all-over newspaper print—complete with a matching saddle bag.

The graphic is eye-catching in and of itself, but Sex and the City super-fans instantly recognized it as vintage Dior. Obviously, Ms. Carrie Bradshaw is involved.

That newspaper print is the “Christian Dior Daily,” introduced by designer John Galliano for Dior’s Fall 2000 collection.

Carrie first donned the Christian Dior slip in the third season of the HBO show (episode 17, to be precise), which aired in 2000. She then brought it back for the franchise’s second film, in 2010.