Gigi Hadid Just Revealed Her Daughter’s Name—And It’s Beautiful

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik welcomed their first child, a daughter, on September 23. And now we know the little girl’s name. Drum roll, please: It’s…Khai! So stunning, right?

Hadid revealed the name subtly by updating her bio on Instagram with “Khai’s mom.” 

“Our baby girl is here, healthy and beautiful🙏🏽❤,” Malik wrote on Instagram after Hadid gave birth. “to try put into words how i am feeling right now would be an impossible task. The love I feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding. Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, and thankful for the life we will have together.”

Hadid posted a sweet message of her own. “Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world. So in love,” she wrote. Both Malik and Hadid included photos of their daughter’s tiny, cute hands. 

Gigi Hadid first announced in April 2020 that she and Malik were expecting. She kept most of the pregnancy updates to just friends and family, only offering the public a little bit of info. 

“I’m so grateful for the positive comments and the questions and want you to know that we’re all good and safe, and everything’s going great, and I love you guys,” Hadid said on Instagram Live about her pregnancy last year. “Obviously, I think a lot of people are confused why I’m not sharing more, but, like, I’m pregnant through a pandemic. Obviously, my pregnancy is not the most important thing going on in the world.”

She continued, “I have been taking a lot of pictures of my bump and sending it to friends and family, and it’s been really cute and exciting. I’m trying to document it well, because I’ve heard a lot of people say, ‘Make sure you don’t miss it.’ And I will be sharing stuff like that in the future. I just am not rushed to do it, and I feel like right now I just want to experience it…. I just don’t want to worry about waking up every day during my pregnancy and, like, worry about having to look cute or post something.”

The Ultimate Guide to Picking the Perfect Workout Legging

By now you’ve probably realized that your loungewear won’t hold up in a HIIT class, which makes absolute sense since that’s what the best workout leggings are for. The sheer range of styles, materials, and cuts at our disposal seems to multiply by the day, which can make it challenging to understand the difference between a workout legging and a couch legging. (Cue the reluctant sigh.) 

You’ll get the most out of your workout if you actually feel supported in what you’re wearing, which is why we went to designers and fit experts to find out what exactly makes a great workout legging. Is it stretch? Absorbency? Breathability? The answer is all of the above (and then some). Find out what we learned from the pros, and shop the best workout leggings below.

Are certain materials better suited for specific workouts?

Absolutely. Kate Warrington Williams, Lululemon’s VP of Women’s Design and Performance, says there are two big factors to consider when selecting workout leggings: “What am I going to be doing while wearing them and how do I want to feel during my chosen activity?” This will help guide your fabric choice, in addition to features and fit. For instance, if you’re a runner, you’ll probably want something that’s breathable, sweat-wicking, and with discreet-but-functional features like hidden pockets and vented zips. 

Danny Harris, co-founder of Alo, echoes this sentiment. He says the brand tests each material in-house in a variety of workouts to make sure everything feels as good as it looks. “Through the team’s trials, we’ve found that softer, lighter weight materials are more suited for lower impact workouts, while heavier, tighter-knit materials perform better during high-intensity activities like running and spin.” That means if you’re doing cardio, you’ll probably be better off with a fabric that feels thicker. If you’re sticking to yoga or barre, you’ll want to keep an eye out for a thinner fabrics and minimal seams.

What fabrics should I look out for when shopping for a workout legging? 

Most brands tout a different propriety fabric, but if you look at the overall makeup of your go-to styles you’ll notice some similarities. Materials like nylon, elastane, lycra, and polyester are commonly used for their ability to wick sweat, dry fast, and regulate body temperature. The percentage composition will also impact how stretchy or supportive the legging is, so look out for pieces high in lycra or spandex if you want a good amount of elasticity. 

Another great tip is to read up on the brand you’re shopping. Some athleisure labels like Girlfriend Collective have built an entire business around using recycled materials from plastic bottles or fishing nets, while others like Alo and Lululemon are known for their proprietary performance fabrics. (Lululemon’s Fast & Free Tight and Alo’s Airlift legging both have a cult-like following for their respective fits, but more on that later.)

What makes a legging “supportive”? 

If you’ve ever shopped for leggings, chances are you’ve come across buzz words like “supportive” or “sculpting”. But what does that really mean—and how can a certain type of fabric be more supportive or sculpting? Harris explains that it’s all about the knit: “Materials that are very supportive are based on how they are knit. Tighter-knit pieces (mixed with the right fit) tend to be the most supportive and sculpting.” You can quickly tell a legging is more supportive once you try it on. Look for thicker fabrics and high-rise styles to hold you in place while doing cardio or strength training, but remember that maximum support isn’t always what you want. Some workouts, like a Vinyasa flow or a heated yoga class, require lighter weight materials that mold to your body and move as you flow.

How have sustainability concerns impacted the design and manufacturing process? 

Activewear brands large and small are on the road to making their designs more eco-friendly. Girlfriend Collective for example has been at the front of the pack for a while now. “From the beginning we vowed to always put what’s best for the planet and the people on it first,” says Claire Weldon Smith, head of design at Girlfriend Collective. For the brand, that’s translated into using recycled materials to create its fabric and divert waste from landfills or oceans. According to Weldon Smith, this considered approach means the brand is “able to use less water and CO2 than similar products made from new raw materials.”

P.E Nation is another label making headway towards more sustainable design. Pip Edwards, co-founder and creative director, says the brand now takes more care when sourcing and choosing suppliers to partner with. “We look for vendors who have SEDEX and BSCI Certification, only use OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified fabrics,” she explains.

Are there any materials to avoid? 

There are two ways to think about it: one is through the lens of function, the other, preference. Harris says pieces low in lycra or spandex tend to be rigid, so they won’t be able to move with your body throughout the workout. That means if you’re doing something bendy, you’ll probably feel more in tune with your flow if you’re wearing a legging with more lycra or spandex. As for shoppers with certain personal preferences, do your research. For those keen on eco-friendly options, Weldon Smith suggests steering clear of anything made with a high content of brand new synthetic materials (or virgin materials). “Opting for recycled materials ensures that we’re not guzzling up any more precious resources that are used to create brand new fabric,” she explains. 

There’s a lot to take in, but material, cut, and fit should all be factored into your decision making when shopping for the best workout leggings. Once you know what to look out for—and what you like to wear depending on what exercise you’re doing—it becomes easy to experiment with all the different styles available. Below are 27 expert-approved picks to get you started. 

How to Fake Curtain Bangs Without Cutting Your Hair

Give them another spray, and then add a creaseless clip on each side by your temples. Keep the clips in for about five minutes to help keep the shape, and then you’re good to go. 

How to fake curtain bangs on wavy hair 

Waves are a great base for getting a bang effect, since it’s all about using texture to manipulate the length of your hair. “The key is to create the illusion of a length difference from the center to the sides, which is the hallmark of all curtain bangs,” says Amy Abramite, creative director and stylist at Maxine Salon in Chicago.

“On wavy hair, a curling iron will do the trick,” says Abramite. “It will create root volume and lift the center of the ‘bang’ upward for that swooped-out effect. The soft waves will imitate a curtain bang in the right targeted spot.”  

Start by sectioning out your “bang” area using the same technique as above, and part it down the center. Then, starting at the root, curl the first few inches of hair away from your face, leaving the mid lengths to be natural. This is key, as the contrast is what creates the bang effect. “A curtain bang has a downward sweeping angle from a middle part that creates a retro ’70s vibe,” says Abramite. “The shortest part of the bang is in the center and gradually gets longer as it descends toward the cheekbones.”

Finish the look by brushing them out so they don’t look too “done,” then pinch the center together to get the face-framing effect. 

How to fake curtain bangs on curly hair 

With curly and coily hair, it’s less about using texture to create an illusion and all about manipulating your length to fake bangs. “The base of your curls will lift up higher, so the lengths will spring up on your forehead making the sides appear longer by your cheeks,” says Abramite. “Using a diffuser will keep your natural texture intact for continuity throughout the style.” 

To start, apply a volumizing mousse at the roots of your “bangs” only. “Using a blow dryer and diffuser, lift the roots with your fingers to pop up your curls at the base,” says Abramite. “Refrain from touching the mid-lengths and ends to prevent curls from frizzing.” To finish, pull out a few select curls to cover your forehead, and pinch the center or your “bangs” together to close any gaps. 

If you don’t want to use heat, Maine suggests pulling back all your hair but that same triangular section in front. “Take a few bobby pins and start pinning the middle of each section toward the side,” he says. “Then push the pin from the hairline backward until the coil shortens to your desired length. Move outward from there, creating the curtain shape by shortening the coils in the middle and allowing them to get slightly longer as you move to the edges.” 

Bella Cacciatore is the beauty associate at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.

Joe Biden Removed Donald Trump’s Diet Coke Button From the Oval Office

Joe Biden isn’t just getting a head start on undoing the damage wrought by Donald Trump’s single term as president of the United States. 

Sure, on day one, he’s already signed a stack of executive orders revoking Trump’s Muslim Ban, rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, mandating masks be worn on federal property, and more. However, he’s also made a slight adjustment to the Oval Office. 

According to political commentator Tom Newton Dunn, Biden has removed a special button on Trump’s desk that was used to summon a butler with a fresh can of Diet Coke. Yes, that’s right. The red button featured on Trump’s desk was not some emergency nuclear launch button, but a call for room service. 

“President Biden has removed the Diet Coke button,” Dunn tweeted on January 21. “When [Tim Shipman] and I interviewed Donald Trump in 2019, we became fascinated by what the little red button did. Eventually Trump pressed it, and a butler swiftly brought in a Diet Coke on a silver platter. It’s gone now.”

A butler! A silver platter! The Suite Life of Zack and Cody vibes are real. 

Here’s a picture of the button in question:

The Washington Post/Getty Images

Here is Joe Biden’s desk now:

Bloomberg/Getty Images

Of course, Twitter has opinions. “Counteroffer: defund the police and keep the diet coke button,” one user tweeted. Another added, “Just absolutely brutal, folks. It’s only President Biden’s second day in office, and already he’s erased the greatest legacy of the Trump administration.”

Funny enough, this is not the first we’ve heard of the magical Diet Coke button. “Midway through my April 23, 2017, interview with President Donald Trump, he reached over and pressed a red button on his desk in the Oval Office,” Associated Press reporter Julie Pace wrote in a piece about his first 100 days in office. “It didn’t trigger a nuclear launch or send advisers scurrying into the room. Instead, a White House butler walked in with a glass of Diet Coke on a silver tray for the commander in chief.”

According to Time magazine, Trump joked about his gadget with a Financial Times reporter, saying, “Everyone does get a little nervous when I press that button.” 


How to Find Free Online Therapy

Positive mental health communities on social media

Navigating social media can be stress-inducing—or it can actually help boost your mental health with the right follows. Add some quality content to your Insta feed with Small Talks an IGTV series where therapists answer questions; The Anxiety Healer, an account focused on anxiety management techniques; Dr. Mariel Buque, a psychologist and intergenerational trauma expert; Queer Sex Therapy, an account addressing (you guessed it) sex in the LGBTQ+ community; Therapy With Charlotte, which offers helpful breathing exercises and tips for managing negative emotions; and The Body A Home for Love, which focuses on resources for healing sexual trauma among Black women.

Mental health podcasts

Want to put your phone down and headphones in? Check out Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos’ The Happiness Lab, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford’s Therapy for Black Girls, or for the aspiring meditator, Dan Harris’ Ten Percent Happier (they’ve got an app with personal coaching too, and a COVID19 sanity guide). For couples’s therapy, Esther Perel’s Where Should We Begin is a must listen.

Academic therapy trials

Academic institutions often offer therapy interventions as part of their mental health resources. In other words, while they’re furthering the field of knowledge or testing out new therapeutic approaches, you can get free therapy (some studies will even pay you). If you’re interested, start with the MindTrail’s Project, a collaboration between the University of Virginia and the National Institute of Mental Health to treat anxiety.

Science-backed mental health apps

Wellness apps have boomed, targeting anxiety, meditation, grief, and self-improvement. But which ones are actually backed by science? To help you make the most effective download, One Mind PsyberGuide, a mental health non-profit, has you covered. Explore filterable reviews on 166 free mental health apps, rated for their scientific credibility and user experience.

Give an Hour

Via Give an Hour, all military members and their loved ones are welcome to free therapy. The organization connects therapy-seekers with licensed mental health providers. Services are also provided pro bono for those affected by specific natural and manmade disasters, like the ongoing US Border Humanitarian Crisis and 2020 Wildfires. Currently, Give an Hour also offers six sessions free for hospital-based employees and their families in NY, NJ and CT.

Chaplains on Hand

For many people, spirituality plays a major role in mental and physical health. Board-certified chaplains are spiritual care specialists who work with healthcare teams on integrated mind-body health. Chaplains on Hand offers Chat with a Chaplain for those in “spiritual pain.” Given that existing can feel like, well, an existential crisis, you’re likely qualified to speak with a skilled chaplain via email, phone or video all day.

Student-run therapy sessions

Therapists-in-training need practice—and many therapy students practice on clients via free or low-cost clinics at their schools. Accredited Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Psychoanalytics graduate programs near you may offer training clinics for as low as $10/session. Don’t be shy in emailing or calling to ask about the options.

Free Therapist-Run and Peer-Led Support Groups

“When we look at how people most successfully heal from trauma, it’s often through relationships and community,” says Casey Tanner, LCPC, a Chicago-based therapist working with the queer community. Therapist-run and trained peer-led support groups offer a free way to get support. The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers local chapters across the country, and compiled a list of online therapy and support groups and Mental Health America has a guide to 20+ specialized support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, Caregivers, Overeaters, and so much more.

Body Politic

For those who have tested positive or survived COVID-19, and the direct caretakers and family of those suffering from the virus, Body Politic COVID-19 Support Group offers a therapeutic community. Over 18,000 people have signed up since March, and there are 50+ channels for different topics from financial stress to medical advocacy and local communities.

Postpartum Support International

For new moms—who are at risk for postpartum mental health symptoms—Postpartum Support International hosts facilitator-led support groups for parents including subgroups personalized to specific communities: queer, Black, birth moms, dads, Spanish, South Asian, NICU parents, loss and more.

7Cups

7Cups is a free peer-to-peer counseling platform and community with 24/7 support and 140 languages available. “Sometimes sitting with someone with a shared identity can be more healing than sitting with someone with a clinical background,” Tanner says.

Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About Her Sobriety: ‘Everything Is New and Better’

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone more hyped about the inauguration of Joe Biden than Donald Trump’s Twitter archenemy, Chrissy Teigen. 

After years of being blocked by the leader of the free world online, Teigen had the pleasure of traveling to Washington D.C. for the swearing-in of his opponent—or at least the inauguration’s follow-up special, Celebrating America, featuring a performance by her husband, John Legend.

Teigen shared her experience being in D.C. for the historic occasion on Instagram and Twitter, noting that being sober only enhanced the magical moment. “Ran our asses up the stairs for this shot. Just incredible to be here. Sober,” she tweeted on January 20. “I know that’s weird but it’s like…a different world for me. Everything is new and better. Very happy. The most happy bigly happy.”

The use of “bigly” was obviously another dig at the former president, which is hilarious considering Trump can’t use the social media app. In fact, she even used her Twitter prowess to gain a follow from President Joe Biden by tweeting at him that she’d been blocked by Trump. She is now one of only 12 accounts followed by the sitting president. 

“I can finally see the president’s tweets and they probably won’t be unhinged,” she wrote in celebration. 

Back in December 2020, Chrissy Teigen revealed on Instagram that she’d gone sober after one fan commented on a post joking that she needed “whatever drugs” Teigen was using. At the time, the model and entrepreneur replied, “4 weeks sober 💕🙏🏼💕🙏🏼💕.”

Teigen later revealed that she made the decision to stop drinking for a variety of reasons. “One month ago, on my birthday, I got this book from my doctor and friend,” Teigen shared on Instagram Stories on New Year’s Eve. “I was done with making an ass of myself in front of people (I’m still embarrassed), tired of day drinking and feeling like shit by 6, not being able to sleep. I have been sober ever since.” 


The New York Times Is Releasing a Doc About Britney Spears’s Conservatorship

Britney Spears’s private life has been on display ever since she burst on the scene back in the late ’90s with “…Baby One More Time.” It seems that every few months, new questions arise about the conservatorship the pop icon has been under since 2008 (initially with her father, Jamie Spears, in charge), with some fans even starting a #FreeBritney campaign. 

But what, exactly, does a conservatorship mean, and what does the Spears family have to say about it? Let’s break it all down. 

What is a conservatorship? 

According to the Judicial Branch of California’s official website, a conservatorship is “a court case where a judge appoints a responsible person or organization (called the ‘conservator’) to care for another adult (called the ‘conservatee’) who cannot care for himself or herself or manage his or her own finances.”

In February 2008, Britney Spears was put under a temporary psychiatric hold in Los Angeles, where she was treated at a UCLA facility. Following those measures, her father and an attorney were granted a temporarythen permanent (in October 2008)conservatorship over her assets, estate, and business affairs. 

The order has been in place ever since, though Jamie stepped down as a conservator in September 2019 due to “personal health reasons,” with Britney’s longtime “care manager,” Jodi Montgomery, taking his place.  

In August 2020, People obtained new court documents that show Britney is “strongly opposed” to Jamie’s returning as conservator and instead “strongly prefers” that Montgomery continue in the role. “We are now at a point where the conservatorship must be changed substantially in order to reflect the major changes in her current lifestyle and her stated wishes,” Britney’s court-appointed attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, says in the filing, according to the outlet.

As of November 4, it seems Britney has filed an official motion to permanently remove her father as a co-conservator of her estate, per Us Weekly. Her lawyer reportedly requested that Bessemer Trust Company be the sole conservator moving forward.

“It is now obvious that any effort to create a viable working relationship between and among BRITNEY, BESSEMER TRUST and JAMES would be doomed to failure even without the added stress of litigating BRITNEY’S objections to the Account,” her lawyer reportedly wrote in the court document. 

On November 10, a judge denied Britney’s request to remove her father from her conservatorship. “That’s the subject of another discussion down the road,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny said, according to CBS. Samuel Ingham III, Britney’s lawyer, said the singer has told him “on many occasions” she’s afraid of Jamie and doesn’t want to perform professionally while he’s in his current role. 

There is a certain segment of the internet that’s become convinced Britney is sending secret messages to fans asking for help. It really gained steam back in 2019 but seems to pop back up again every few months, especially when Brit is active on social media. The gist is that fans think Britney wants out of the conservatorship, and they’ve started a movement, #FreeBritney, to support her. For a really deep dive on the movement, click here.

She even responded to fans concerned about her well-being with an Instagram post in April 2019. 

What does her family say about all of this? 

In July 2020, Jamie Lynn Spears shut down someone on social media who was questioning her older sister’s mental health. “You have no right to assume anything about my sister. And I have no right to speak about HER health and personal matters,” she wrote to the commenter. “She is a strong, badass, unstoppable woman, and that’s the only thing that is OBVIOUS.”

In August 2020, Jamie Spears finally spoke out about the #FreeBritney movement

11 Gratitude Journals Worth Adding to Your Daily Routine

There’s always something to be grateful for, regardless of hurdles that are out of our control, and gratitude journals are a simple practice to help keep your blessings top-of-mind. If this past year taught us one thing, it’s that we hold the power to carry ourselves through even the darkest of days—especially when you take the time to recognize life’s silver linings. All hell could be breaking loose in the outside world, on social media, or in a group chat that won’t stop dinging, but checking in with yourself to acknowledge daily high points is one step toward staying in your purpose and not succumbing to whatever stresses are thrown your way.

“Practicing gratitude serves as a reminder of all the good things that are still happening in our lives despite facing adversity and difficult circumstances,” says Minaa B., a self-care and mental health educator and licensed psychotherapist. “Practicing gratitude in itself is also a form of mindfulness and helps us to stay present in the moment and takes our minds away from distractions and other things that may cause worry or overwhelm.”

Closing the unhinged chapter that was 2020 feels like a breath of fresh air, but unforeseen setbacks aren’t canceled at the start of each calendar year. That’s why mental health experts recommend prioritizing gratitude as an act of self-care in your daily routine. “Practicing gratitude through journaling has many benefits including decreasing stress and anxiety, mood regulation, and combating negative thoughts,” says Minaa. “Sometimes, all we need is just to get out of our own heads, and putting our thoughts on paper can help us to see our situation more clearly without shame or judgment.”

If you’re staring at your to-do list wondering how you’re going to squeeze one more task in, Meaghan Rice, PsyD, LPC. suggests carving out just a few minutes a day. “So many worry that gratitude is going to take too much time. In reality, it can be quite simple. Set up a basic foundation; have gratitude conveniently placed strategically throughout your environment (a chalkboard in your workspace, sticky notes on your mirror, or a gratitude journal on your bedside table) and spend a few minutes actually practicing it daily, which packs a powerful punch.”

If you’re ready to embark on the simple yet transformative ritual, start off with one of the best gratitude journals below—but keep one thing in mind: “Try not to put too much pressure on yourself and remember that there is no right or wrong way to journal,” Minaa says. “Start with what you have and where you are in life. If you are grateful for being alive, write that down. If you are grateful that the sun is out, write that down.” No matter what’s going on in your life, chances are once you get going, you’ll find the list is way longer than you thought.

The $18 Secret Addison Rae Swears By for Dewy Skin

That you have to wear a full face of makeup. Sometimes when I’m working out, I want to look awake but don’t want to put on a full face of makeup, so I’ll do just mascara. My formula for Item really lasts long, but isn’t damaging to take off. It’s a great workout mascara.

Lash Snack Lengthening Mascara

What’s the best beauty advice your mom ever gave you?

She was a makeup artist, so she taught me a lot of things, but the biggest was how to blend eyeshadow. I used to do thick eyeshadow and would never blend it, so she showed me to make it fade perfectly. She would blend for like three minutes. That’s the trick—just keep blending!

Fill in the blank: I love my hair when _______.

It’s naturally beach-wavy. My hair dries really wavy and textured, so you can call me a mermaid if you want.

What city or country gives you the biggest beauty inspiration?

France. Anything European. I’ve never been to Europe, but it really does inspire me, and they’re very much ahead of the trends that we end up seeing here. The look is timeless, classic.

You have $20 and free roam of the drugstore. What do you buy?

Dried mangoes, an eyelash curler—which is always essential to make me look awake, and a bottle of conditioner. I always run out of that before shampoo.

What music do you listen to when you’re getting ready?

Lately I’ve been into artists that are mainly production-focused, so Flume is my go-to.

What’s your favorite way to take a moment for yourself?

A shower followed by my skin care routine. When I was filming He’s All That, the makeup artist stressed the importance of thoroughly washing my face to get all my makeup off at the end of the day. Once I wash my face, I love to use the Georgia Louise Cryo Freeze Tools, which I just got. I ordered them because Zoey Deutch used them in her Vogue Beauty Secrets video. What’s great is it leaves your skin feeling tight and gives you a nice flush.

Georgia Louise Cyro Freeze Tools

$125

Georgia Louise

Facial or massage?

Massage, because I get really tense and hold that in my shoulders. That definitely relieves more tension.

Let’s play screw, marry, kill: beauty edition with mascara, lipstick, and highlighter. Go!

Marry mascara because I love it, and it’s the one thing that definitely elevates your look. Screw lipstick because I like to have color. My Lip Quip is a lip oil, so it’s hydrating and gives you a wet look and feels really good on your lips. I’d kill highlighter. I love it, but I can use so many other things to make me glow, like my One Hit Mist. 

Lip Quip Moisturizing Lip Oil

$12

Item Beauty

One Hit Face Mist

$18

Item Beauty

What color are you loving on your nails at the moment?

Right now I have cow print on my nails and zebra on my toes. I love deep colors, like navy or red or black. A couple weeks ago I had a French tip and each tip was a different color.

What’s your go-to perfume?

Candles influence what scent I use for perfume. I really like one by Ouai called North Bondi. It’s natural, but gives you a really good scent. And then I pair a perfume with lotion, which helps stick the smell on extra. I was a big Fantasy by Britney Spears fan my whole life. Light Blue is another good one, too. I love the beach, so anytime I smell sunscreen, I love that, which is why I also use Sun Bum’s coconut sunscreen lip balm.

Ouai North Bondi Eau de Parfum

$56

Sephora

Britney Spears Fantasy Eau de Parfum Spray

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau de Toilette

$82

Dolce & Gabbana

Sun Bum Sunscreen Lip Balm

If you could change one thing about beauty perceptions, what would it be?

The expectation that certain physical features should be this small or this big. It’s important to appreciate the size and shape of whatever physical feature you have. I have small ears, so it’s important to look past what’s been perceived as “better.” Let’s just appreciate the size and shape of every physical feature.

Who are the women inspiring you the most right now?

It changes every day, but I always love Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Beyonce, J.Lo—they have really good messages, plus they are so successful. 

Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram at @jessicaradloff14. This interview has been edited and condensed. 

Here’s the Red Lipstick That Held Up During Lady Gaga’s Inauguration Performance

Lady Gaga gave a spellbinding performance of the national anthem at President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, January 20. And she did it in a look that had the internet cheering. 

Gaga dressed in custom Schiaparelli for the occasion, rocking a flowing red skirt and navy top. She completed the outfit with a large dove pin (a universal symbol of peace) and her hair was intricately braided. 

As for the singer’s makeup, her longtime makeup artist Sarah Tanno spilled all the tea to Vogue. “While her makeup was classic and romantic, with the perfect shade of red lipstick, which felt appropriate for such a vibrant day, the rest of her makeup was soft and luminous,” she told the mag. 

So what was that “perfect shade of red lipstick” that held up beautifully during Gaga’s inauguration performance? Naturally, it’s from her own line: Haus Laboratories Le Monster Matte lip crayon in Warm Pure Red 1950. 

Haus Laboratories Le Monster Matte Lip

Meanwhile, Tanno made Gaga’s eyes pop with Marc Jacobs Beauty’s Velvet Noir mascara and the Tawny pigment from the Haus Laboratories palette, The Fame .

Haus Laboratories Fame Palette

Velvet Noir Mascara

$27

Marc Jacobs

As for her cheeks? Tanno applied two more Haus Laboratories products: the Heat Spell bronzer in Desert and Head Rush blush in Flirt.

Haus Laboratories Heat Spell Bronzer

The last notable time Gaga performed the national anthem was at the 2016 Super Bowl, and her makeup look was very different. She went classic, maximalist Gaga: heavy, glittery eye makeup, bright blue nails, and her hair long. Her range! 

Matt Cowan/Getty Images

Ahead of the inauguration, Lady Gaga posted a hopeful message to her Instagram account. “I pray tomorrow will be a day of peace for all Americans,” she said. “A day for love, not hatred. A day for acceptance not fear. A day for dreaming of our future joy as a country. A dream that is non-violent, a dream that provides safety for our souls. Love, from the Capitol.”