Born Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell — and yes, one of her three middle names is Pirate — the 17-year-old grew up in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Her parents, both actors, encouraged full creative expression for Billie and her older brother, Finneas, which meant the siblings had free reign over their style, gravitated toward music and the arts early on, and, eventually, started working together in a full-fledged partnership. Finneas is a credited producer of every song on Billie’s debut EP, as well as her upcoming album. Makes your brother look pretty inferior, huh?
At its simplest, straight hair seems like a no-brainer to style. If you’re working with fine, lifeless strands, however, you know the ultimate strategy is to start in the shower with the best damn volumizing shampoo out there to help boost texture, foil flyaways, and amp up shine like magic. Your second move? Work with a host of hardworking stylers and tools to give you just the right whiff of woke-up-like-this tousle. To take the guesswork out of it all, we’ve rounded up the top straight-hair shortcuts—from pocket-sized frizz-fighters to a customizable volumizing spray to a liquid miracle that adds serious oomph without a whisper of weight. Read on for all Glamour Beauty Award winners.
For the past 15 years, the Glamour Beauty Awards have celebrated the products that changed our routines forever: conditioners that transform curls, eye creams that reverse time, lipsticks that make us feel ready to take on the world. But if there’s one thing that makes us even more excited to rummage to through thousands of new launches (yes, thousands, and trust us, we do), it’s hearing the feedback from you. As the Fenty Effect proved, the more beauty brands listen to you, the better. Which is why we brought back our Readers’ Choice category this year—and, seriously, you guys came through. Over the course of two weeks, we received more than 10,000 votes on your all-time favorite hair, makeup, nail, and skin haul-of-famers. Here’s what you said is worth adding to cart.
“I love this brand for so many reasons: its empowering message, cool packaging, witty names, and, of course, its amazing products. The Bonita Afro Balm is a texture cream with an airy, soufflé-like formulation that works great on my natural hair. It’s perfect for my wash-and-go lifestyle, but it’s also great for moisturizing the ends of your twists or for laying down frizz-free relaxed textures.” —Patrice Yursik, blogger
It’s true: In the quest for healthy skin (and the fight against damage), price doesn’t equal results. There are tons of brilliant, innovative, and science-backed formulas that you can score right at your local Target or Walgreens to prevent, preserve, and protect. Need proof? Glamour‘s beauty editors and a panel of top skin care pros looked at every new eye cream, moisturizer, and supercharged serum that launched in the last year and narrowed them down to this manual of the very best, hard-hitting winners. From a next-gen device that lets you zap away acne to a peptide-packed cream that feels as light as air, we’re confident that these newest drugstore steals will earn your die-hard devotion. Read on for the Glamour Beauty Award-winning drugstore skin care products.
There are a million reasons to love wavy hair: the easy movement, the effortless look, the versatility of all the styles loose bends lend themselves to. But don’t get it twisted: as anyone with naturally wavy hair knows, bringing out the best in your texture can require a lot work—and just the right mix of stylers. We’re talking a base coat primer that brings out bounce, a frizz-taming leave-in that doesn’t weigh hair down, a wave enhancer that produces the perfect curve with zero crunchiness, and possibly even a futuristic bendable curling iron. And that’s exactly what you’ll find among this year’s Glamour Beauty Awards winners. Take a look at the impressive innovations that score a perfect 10 on the breezy hair meter to help lighten the load.
One of the top beauty themes of the year was daring, convention-bucking color with midnight blue lips, ultraviolet eyes, and celestial glitter aglow returning to the spotlight. And no wonder: Who doesn’t love a high impact punch in a one-second swipe? To make all of our wildest beauty dreams come true (including a barely-there glow if that’s more your thing), designer makeup brands reimagined, revamped, and reinvented everything for eyes, lips, and cheeks. Case in point? A diamond-tipped lipstick for extra-crisp corners (no liner required), a four-in-one brow contouring click pen, and a high-coverage concealer that just won’t quit. Below, a buying guide to the best, most statement-making products of the year that you’ll 100 percent want to try for yourself.
In recent years, there’s been a seismic shift in our collective beauty consciousness—we’re scanning ingredient lists, hunting for organic alternatives, and prioritizing sustainable packaging more than ever before. Head over to your local Sephora and a clean beauty wall, entirely dedicated to a selection of natural products, is one of the first things you see. You can even find non-toxic nail polish at the drugstore. That’s all to say that green beauty is booming and better than ever with brands now serving up seriously effective, high-performing, legit-pigment-payoff-delivering options for every beauty concern. Discover the Glamour Beauty Award-winning natural drops of the year that deserve a place in your routine—whether you’re a full-on green queen or just looking to make one cleaner swap.
Call it the Instagram effect: These days the lure of a product can come from its picture-perfect packaging alone. And that’s nowhere more apparent than in the world of luxury skin care. But beyond the gorgeous bottles, high-end brands are also taking a spare-no-expense approach to formulating what goes into them to deliver results that are truly worth posting about. After all, there’s no bigger bragging rights than a foundation-free snap shared with the world, courtesy of a get-shit-done serum. Scroll through to see the new Glamour Beauty Awards skin care winners that prove they’re really great investments. We—and our panel of derms, makeup artists, and industry pros—promise.
There are so many reasons to love drugstore makeup—the value, the fact that the quality keeps getting better and better, the playful colors, the instant gratification of being able to find it down the road from your place. Most of all, though, there’s nothing better than being able to try—and fall for—something new without suffering buyer’s remorse or worrying about being able to splurge on it again. In order to choose this year’s winners, Glamour‘s beauty editors and a panel of top makeup pros looked at every new blush, concealer, mascara, and liquid lipstick and distilled them down to a list of the very best, including a highlighter that, as one judge says, you’ll be able to see from space. Grab a notepad—you’ll want to make a shopping list.