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Illustrating #WomenPower
“As diasporic women, raised outside of our mother countries, our views on culture are often complex. My goal is to assure brown women that our voices matter, which is why I choose to empower through storytelling. In a society that, unfortunately, is
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Beauty Through the Ages
They were one of the first societies to use natural substances such as ground nuts or vegetable oil to create kohl, lipsticks, and moisturisers. In general, less was more. Women wore a light layer of dust on their skin and a touch of colour on their
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Guys, Please StopMaking Food Resolutions
’Tis the season to eat all the things you want, followed by feeling bad about eating all the things you want, followed by vowing to get your sh*t together with the help of a trendy, hard-to-pronounce ‘lifestyle’—because body positivity may be brighte
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Own the Animal Print Trend This Season
By: PRIYANKA YADAV; Text: HUMRA AFROZ KHAN; Fashion Intern: SAHIL VASUDEV ■
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Too Hot To Handle
By: PRIYANKA YADAV; Photograph: ANAND GOGOI; Ring: DIAMOND CONSTELLATION; Earrings: LATIQUE ■
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How to Get Sh*t Done
Reading this as an excuse not to get started on that book idea or work project? You’re not alone. When it comes to achieving our ambitions, it can be all-too-easy to put off what needs to be done. Be it because of fear, busyness or, er, a new season
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“My Inspiration Board”
Cosmo: What’s the inspiration behind your collection, AXIL? Amit Aggarwal: “This collection is a step towards a future that we envision for the human civilisation. For AXIL, we looked at the wildflower as a metaphor to represent femininity and how it
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Lip Stains are So Much Better Than They Used to Be, Guys
Multi-taskers can come with some pretty major claims, but this one delivers what it promises—kiss-proof, long-lasting flush for lips and cheeks. The formula is weightless; coverage, sheer; and it leaves you with a minimalist (almost natural) colour t
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Are You the Reacher Or the Settler In Your Relationship?
1 WHICH ONE OF YOU IS MORE LIKELY TO BE APPROACHED FOR MODELLING? a. ‘He is. He goes to the gym, and is in great shape.’ b. ‘Neither of us.’ c. ‘I am. Everyone says I’m really photogenic.’ 2 ARE EITHER OF YOU THE JEALOUS TYPE? a. ‘I try not to be, bu
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“Ask Me Anything!”
Cosmo: If you ruled your own galaxy, what laws would you implement? Cara Delevingne: “I would abolish the word ‘hate’, and it would be a nudist galaxy—all love and naked bodies.” C: How do you take a brilliant selfie? CD: “I like to see how ugly I ca
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Is Microbiome Skincare the Next Big Thing?
“Microbiome skincare is all about preserving the normal or commensal bacteria in your skin. The concept is well-known in the gut—whenever you take an antibiotic, you take a probiotic or a prebiotic with it to replenish the good bacteria. Likewise, on
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Fine-Tooning
The wardrobe staple comes upgraded with details inspired by the Western, this season. Accessorise it to channel the Texan in you: read with a 10-gallon hat, neckerchief, cowboy boots (skip the holster, please!) and the like, à la sheriff Woody from t
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How to Live Like You’re On Vacay Every Day
The famous YouTube star, actress, bestselling author, Olay ambassador, and now talk-show host (A Little Late With Lilly Singh premiered on NBC in September, 2019, making her the first female late-night lead on a major network in more than 30 years) h
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Why Your Skin Feels Like Damaged Goods…
From sun exposure to laundry detergents to smiling too much, there are so many factors that play a role in why you might feel like your skin looks damaged. As a response to its surroundings, the results of various external factors can be seen on your
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Nude Or Fluorescent?
Crazy ideas that were once reserved for just the runways have now found a year-round audience IRL. Bright colours have no seasonal appeal, and your bronzer is not reserved for sunny beach days any more. With so much room to play with one’s look, why
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Why Do We Hate Feisty Women?
Sassy girls are hilarious, right? Something about these sweet youngins acting like jaded, cheeky mini-adults makes for incredible entertainment. See: Darby Camp as a precocious elementary schooler on Big Little Lies, calling her mother “woman” and co
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Read This Before You Buy Your Next Pair of Falsies
No make-up make-up people: try translucent strips. They’ll give you a full fringe without looking like you’re t-r-y-i-n-g. On the other hand, solid-black bands say, ‘Imma glam girl’, since they look like you’re wearing a full-on lined eye. Shop for f
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Beauty Expert
QI’m prone to dandruff and my scalp is terribly irritated. Help! A: Given your situation, it’s probably wise to switch from over-the-counter products to a customised haircare routine. You can try SkinKraft—they specialise in creating a skin and hairc
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The SS20 Accessory Edit
Offering the comfort of flats without skimping on extra height… this style is truly a blessing for your aching heels. The 2020 update on platform heels includes an exciting flat-bed version, available in a host of summer-friendly styles. The only dif
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Pulling Off Yellow Eyeshadow
Pastels are fine for some occasions. This is not one of them. Sheer, pale yellows will just make you look sickly, so stick to vivid hues like rich mustard or nearly neon. You’re going for ~intentional~ here, babe. Start with an eyeshadow primer (to k
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Lust List
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence, ₹1,450 If crystal-clear skin is one of your #GoalsFor2020, then this first-of-itskind micro essence will come in handy. Powered by micronised technology, which helps it penetrate up to 10 skin layers, i
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What Lies Beneath
A lot is being spoken about inclusivity and body positivity of late. From hiring models across sizes, colour, ethnicities and orientations, to creating garments that are more representative, the world is finally waking up to diversity (albeit a littl
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Exactl That How to Get Beauty Look
“For this look, I prepped Deepika Padukone's skin with the Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentré—it's a great multi-tasker, and can be used as a primer, moisturiser, and make-up remover—and Bobbi Brown's Under Eye Cream. I layered it with Pat McGrath's Su
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Cosmo Astro
Unfortunately, Mercury Retrograde is making life feel blech for you. But it won’t last long—once the planet re-enters your sign on March 16th, things are going to get exciting. Also, Venus in Taurus and Mars in Capricorn are helping expand your socia
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‘Kiss, Marry, Kill’ the Biggest Trends
KISS Priyanka Chopra Jonas COLOURFUL LEATHER The material is still edgy, but bright hues are less intimidating. MARRY Olivia Palermo PLEATED MIDI A timeless skirt with the perfect legth doesn’t exi…. Megan McKenna KILL BALLET TULLE Leave the princess
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Beauty Scoop
The sweet-smelling flower is often mistaken for being too girly. But off-late, master perfumers have concocted rose-infused potions that smell fresh, fun, and sexy. Whether you like light floral fumes or heavy, musky ones, you will definitely find on
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The Line Of Defence
By: PRIYANKA YADAV; Photograph: ANAND GOGOI ■
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Blue Jeans Baby
High-rise, wide-leg jeans are here to stay in 2020. This style comes with two major pros: it accentuates the smallest part of your waist, and makes legs appear lithe. Rock one during the day with a cropped top and denim jacket plus sneakers. Also, wi
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The Visionary, Sony Alpha 7R IV
Although I prefer not to compartmentalise my work, for the last 20 years that I've been shooting, a large part of it has involved fashion and environmental portraiture. With my background in cinematography, I try and bring in the same cinematic aesth
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We Heart It
By: PRIYANKA YADAV; Photograph: FAIZAN PATEL; Fashion Interns: MANVEEN GULIANI AND SAHIL VASUDEV; Flower Courtesy: INTERFLORA ■
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