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This 9-Week Squat Challenge Gave Me a Butt I'm Finally Proud Of + MORE

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How a Rock Climbing Trip Taught Me How to Trust

– health.com

So there I was—about three-quarters of the way up a 100-foot rock formation in California’s Joshua Tree National Park. I was tired. But more than that, I was pissed off that this one section, which I dubbed “the Crack,” was giving me so much trouble. Below, my crew of strong women was cheering me on. Above me, Savannah Cummins, an adventure photographer and expert climber, was balancing on a rope like a ninja. She was offering me tips while capturing my every move, but with fatigue and frustration setting in, it sounded more like Charlie Brown’s teacher—“whaa-whaa-whaa.”

This particular rock face was nothing like the indoor climbing walls I had practiced on back in New York; it was infinitely harder. You see, in the gym, there were defined routes marked by colors, which represent degrees of difficulty, as well as pronounced nubs you use to grab or step on. But in the outdoors, I was unable to map out a clear path. So each chalky-hand move or toe placement felt like trying to fit a piece into a challenging puzzle—and my guess was often wrong.

Knowing that I needed to make a move, I gripped a section of rock, and it peeled away like a pistachio shell. I fell a bit before feeling my rope tighten. It was then I was reminded of my mortality. I closed my eyes and rested my forehead against the rock. “You can do this,” I said to myself. More important, I told myself to trust my belayer (the person on the ground charged with securing me).

Fundamentally, the art of rock climbing is about two things: overcoming physical obstacles and trusting in people. For me, the first part was no big deal. I’m not saying that using every muscle in my body to grip tiny crevices and sliding my frame along rock surfaces is easy, but I’ve run several marathons and even trekked through the Alps. Translation: I’m comfortable with physical discomfort and have taught myself how to persevere. But trusting others is tough for me. So the fact that the rope I am attached to is literally tied to the waist of another person and that is the only thing keeping me from smashing into this mountain, or worse, freefalling 100 feet? Yup, it’s my worst nightmare.

Knowing that, you may wonder what possessed me to try a sport that consists of putting my life in the hands of another person. Well, “sport climbing” is making its Olympic debut in 2020. For the most part, it’s male-dominated, and the North Face wants to change that, so it invited a group of female editors on a trip to explore the activity. Honestly, it seemed like a good idea while sitting at my cushy desk in New York City. I love athletic challenges and was into the whole female-empowerment angle. I didn’t even think about the trust aspect.

So on that rock—torn between giving up and fighting like hell to finish—I gave myself a moment to regroup…

This 9-Week Squat Challenge Gave Me a Butt I'm Finally Proud Of

– health.com

I’m not your average exerciser. I grew up playing varsity sports (soccer, swimming, more soccer). I played on a nationally ranked rugby team in college. And I now CrossFit six days week. I have shapely arms and a strong core–yet, I hate my tush. (And I hated it even when my parents still called it my "patootie”.)

It’s the butt my relatives used as an excuse to kick me off their laps. “It’s too bony!” they'd say. The butt whose absence became even more apparent when I started strength training, the butt that’s the reason I wear long cardigans whenever I shimmy into a pair of jeans.

The truth is, the appearance of my butt is partially out of my control. “Genetics is a major component of where we store our fat and how we develop muscle, so genetics is a huge determinator of the size and shape of your butt,” physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist Grayson Wickham, founder of Movement Vault, told me when he overheard me complaining of my flat rear.

Still, I thought there must be something I could do to make my bum a little more JLo and a little less JFlat. Besides, in addition to filling out pants, there are a ton of benefits of having stronger, bigger glutes: increased metabolism, improved posture, faster running, and lifting heavier weights during my CrossFit workouts.

So when I found out my CrossFit box was starting a nine-week squat challenge with CrossFit coach Ian Berger, founder of Altrufuel and the Endure Podcast, I was in. Could my peach really be just a couple months away? I decided I would squat (and squat hard) to find out.

RELATED: 11 Celeb-Approved Workouts for a Toned, Sculpted Butt

The plan in full is below, courtesy of Berger. The TL;DR version? On Mondays we front squat, and on Wednesdays we back squat, for eight weeks. On the ninth week, we test ourselves. 

9-Week Squat Cycle

Monday

Wednesday

 

Front Squat

Back Squat

Week 1

5 rep max (5RM)

5 rep max (5RM)

Week 2

4 sets of 9 reps at 75% of 5RM

4 sets of 9 reps at 75% of 5RM

Week 3

5 sets of 7 reps at 80% of 5RM

5 sets of 7 reps at 80% of 5RM

Week 4

7 sets of 5 reps at 90% of 5RM

7 sets of 5 reps at 90% of 5RM

Week 5

10 sets of 3 reps at 100% of 5RM

10 sets of 3 reps at 100% of 5RM

Week 6

3 sets of 10 reps at 65% of 5RM for speed

3 sets of 10 reps at 65% of 5RM for speed

Week 7

1 set of 5 reps of 90% of 5RM

2 sets of 4 reps at 92…

Unleash Your Inner Athlete In Venus Williams's Newest EleVen Activewear Collection

– health.com

Monday just got a whole lot better. American tennis star Venus Williams is launching the newest EleVen activewear collection today, and it is so good. The best part? You don't have to be even the slightest bit good at tennis to appreciate it. 

The EleVen line may have kicked off in 2012, but we are super excited for the new Starlet collection, which is being released just in time for fall. Blue hues melt into crisp winter white, mimicking the night sky as it transitions from light to dark. Romantic, right?

"When designing this collection, I was inspired by one of my favorite parts of day, right after dusk when the stars and moon first become visible, and the hues of blue settle into the dark night sky," Williams told Health. As a result, her newest fitness capsule is romance, sophistication, playfulness, and edge rolled up into one spandex look.

Shop the collection: elevenbyvenuswilliams.com

In the latest drop, you'll find everything from comfy tanks and long-sleeve tees to fierce leggings and anything-but-basic jackets. Of course, it wouldn't be a Williams line without a few nods to the sport she's most passionate about: Adorable tennis skirts and dresses? Check and check.

The pieces in the Starlet collection also have eye-catching details such as back cutouts and sexy mesh panels, and were designed for layering—so transitioning from summer to winter is easier than ever. Sport these versatile, gym-to-street pieces all day long, whether you're heading into a fitness class, grinding it out on the courts, or running errands on the weekend.

Not only is the collection fashion-forward, but it's also functional. The brand uses technology that helps you perform at the best of your ability. EleVen Ozone provides protection from UVA and UVB rays, EleVen Pro-Dri offers breathability and quick-dry performance, and UPF 50 blocks 98% of harmful ultraviolet rays. All you have to concern yourself with is unleashing your inner athlete and crushing your sweat session.

Venus Williams's EleVen Starlet collection is available to shop today at at 1p.m. EST. Don't mind us: We'll be very, very busy adding our most coveted looks into our shopping carts.

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Tight on Workout Space? Try This Body-Weight Circuit for Small Spaces

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5 Easy Barbell Exercises for Beginners + MORE

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How a Rock Climbing Trip Taught Me How to Trusthealth.com
This 9-Week Squat Challenge Gave Me a Butt I'm Finally Proud Ofhealth.com
Unleash Your Inner Athlete In Venus Williams's Newest EleVen Activewear Collectionhealth.com

Which Exercise Burns the Most Calories? Here's What Science Says + MORE

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The 'Split-Second Decision' That Changed an Abuse Survivor's Life & Helped Her Start to Heal

– www.health.com

Marianna Mazzeo, then 14, was keeping a painful secret that was growing more and more difficult to hide.

“I wanted to die,” she says. “But I didn’t think it was normal for a person in middle school to want to die.”

Mazzeo, now 20, says she was sexually abused by her uncle from the ages of 6 to 11 and spent most of her childhood struggling with her emotions.

After a suicide attempt as a teenager, she was put into a residential mental health facility that ultimately changed her life, she tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue.

One of the questions in the admissions paperwork asked: “Have you ever been touched in a way that you shouldn’t have?”

Seeing that, Mazzeo felt ready to open up about what happened to her as a child.

“It was split-second decision,” she says. “I said ‘yes’ because I wanted to be able to talk about it, to be able to finally heal from what was making me so upset all the time.”

• For more on Mazzeo’s journey of survival and healing and how she brought her uncle to justice, subscribe now to PEOPLE or pick up this week’s issue on newsstands now. 

In 2014, detectives in Marblehead, Ohio, questioned her uncle, Richard Rose, but he refused to take a lie detector test, thus ending the investigation due to lack of evidence, according to a police report obtained by PEOPLE.

While Mazzeo focused on managing her mental health, she never gave up on someday getting the truth from her tormentor.

RELATED: How 20-Year-Old Woman Got Her Alleged Abuser to Confess

“When I found out [the case was closed], I wrote in my journal, ‘He stole five years of my childhood that I’ll never get back,’ ” she says. “‘It’s not over. I’ll get a confession.’ “

Last year, Mazzeo was triggered when she saw a man who resembled Rose. She decided she could no longer live in the shadows and set out to expose the truth.

Eventually, after texting her uncle in an attempt to communicate, they scheduled a video chat on Facebook Messenger, and Mazzeo set up two cell phones: one for the call and another to record their exchange.

As soon as her uncle’s face appeared on her phone after eight years without seeing him, she hit record. He began to apologize and Mazzeo began to cry.

“I need to hear you say it,” she demanded. Finally, he did: “I’m sorry I molested you.”

With that crucial evidence in hand, Mazzeo went to the police.

On April 12, Rose, 57, was arrested in Port Clinton, Ohio, and awaits trial on five counts of rape, to which he has pleaded not guilty. He remains jailed with his trial scheduled for December.

His attorney did not return calls seeking comment.

Mazzeo, meanwhile, is living on her own for the first time, with support from her sensitive 2-year-old Labrador mix, Bane. She recently enrolled in college with hopes of becoming a psychiatric nurse…

We Tried the $600 Personal Massager That Celebs Are Obsessed With

– health.com

You may have seen this funky-looking massage tool making the rounds on social media—celebs like Shakira and top athletes like three-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings have posted glowing reviews of the TheraGun Professional Massager. The idea is to place the ball on sore muscles that need some TLC; pull the trigger and the ball will hammer away at 40-beats-per-second, manipulating and loosening tight spots.

Sounds awesome—but with the steep price tag, is it worth it? We had Health editors try it, and here’s what they said.

To buy: $600; amazon.com or theragun.com

“I take five SoulCycle classes a week, and my calves are chronically tight. I’ve tried everything from intensive stretching to acupuncture, but nothing has totally worked—until I tried this. After every class, I blasted my legs from ankle to upper thigh. Not only did I feel better, but I also found that I was able to perform better in my classes.” —Bethany Heitman, executive editor

“Some Theragun fanatics told me they prefer using it before a workout to warm them up, but I found it most effective after. I used it for about 10 minutes after an intense boot camp. It feels like a good, deep massage, and it left me feeling loosey-goosey—in a really good way!” —Arielle R. Franklin, senior contributing editor

“My husband and I work out six days a week, and by the end, we’re definitely a little tight. So we were both really excited to try this. I liked it, but my husband was even more into it. He lifts weights and found it useful in his recovery, plus he loved that it looks like a power tool. I’d say it’s totally worth the cost if you work out regularly." —Heather Muir Maffei, beauty director

Which Exercise Burns the Most Calories? Here's What Science Says

– health.com

Your time is precious — and limited. So when it comes to working out, it’s not uncommon to wonder: what exercise burns the most calories?

Exercise scientists have rigorously studied the amount of energy people expend during different types of exercise, and they’ve determined which workouts are best for burning calories. The thing to keep in mind: the more muscles you engage and the harder (and longer) you push those muscles, the more energy your body will churn through, says Dr. Tim Church, an exercise researcher and a professor of preventative medicine at Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University. So in order to maximize the number of calories you’ll burn, “you want an exercise that uses both lower and upper body muscle groups and is performed at a high intensity,” Church says.

You might therefore expect something along the lines of CrossFit or Tabata-style interval training to burn the most calories. And you may be right.

A study on one popular CrossFit workout called the “Cindy” — in which a person does a series of pull-ups, push-ups and squats in as many rounds as possible — found that it burned an average of 13 calories per minute. The workout lasts 20 minutes, so exercisers burned an average of 260 calories in total. While perfect apples-to-apples studies aren’t available, some Tabata research has shown that one of these workouts — composed of 4-minute training blocks that mix maximum-intensity bouts of resistance and aerobic training with short periods of rest — burns 14.5 calories per minute, or 280 calories during a 20-minute workout.

These per-minute calorie averages beat out many traditional forms of exercise. “But there’s such a variety within these classes and the people doing them that scores are all over the map,” says John Porcari, author of the Tabata study and a professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. For example, some people in his Tabata study burned up to 360 calories during the 20-minute workout, or 18 calories per minute.

Yet “per-minute” calorie burn isn’t always the best way to assess a workout’s energy demands, Porcari says. The total time spent training and a person’s willingness to stick with a workout are also important factors. “You can crank like the dickens for 30 seconds and burn a lot of calories,” he says. So if you’re extremely short on time, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is probably your best option. But in the real world, Porcari says, many people won’t be comfortable (or capable of) engaging in regular or extended bouts of high-intensity training.

He says a “more fair” way to assess an exercise’s true energy demands is to ask people to do it at a pace that is comfortable for them. And when it comes to vigorous, calorie-burning exercises that people are comfortable doing for extended periods of time, running usually comes out on top…

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A Doctor Told This Woman She Was ‘Too Fat To Run’—Here’s How She Proved Him Wrong + MORE

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These Women Are Smashing Their Makeup Because They're Sick of Insane Beauty Standards + MORE

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This Is the Easiest Way to Get an Anti-Aging Prescription + MORE

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Is Your Doctor Gaslighting You? Here's What to Do + MORE

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Nail Salon Apologizes After Denying Service to Woman Because She Weighs Over 250 Lbs.

– www.health.com

A South Carolina nail salon is making amends after they turned away a woman because she weighed over 250 lbs.

Amanda Wolfenbarger went to Nail Spa in Conway, South Carolina for a pedicure, and said a man took her over to a chair and had her soak her feet for ten minutes before returning and asking how much she weighed.

“It was embarrassing,” Wolfenbarger told WMBF News. “You get that knot in your stomach and your heart drops a little bit.”

After she told him her weight, Wolfenbarger said he pointed to a sign that stated, “We are not accepting any person over 250 lb. for pedicure service, sorry!”

“Why even sit me?” she questioned afterwards. “There’s a more tactful way of approaching someone and he could have explained it at the counter.”

PEOPLE has reached out to Nail Spa for comment.

According to WMBF, Tina Bui, the owner of Nail Spa, was immediately apologetic and talked to Wolfenbarger in the parking lot. Bui said that the policy is in place because the chairs have a weight limit, and they want their customers to be able to safely sit in the chair.

“[I’m] sorry that happened today and made my customer [who] came to my nail shop unhappy and hurt her feelings,” Bui said. “I tried to say sorry … that happened to her. But something if I can do, I’m really happy to do.”

Crystal Smith, another Nail Spa customer, offered to remake the signs.

“It was inappropriate how it had been placed on there … it was actually in a rude manner,” she said.

But she said Bui wants to do the right thing.

“Tina feels horrible about the way it was addressed to her, but she has looked into other chairs from different companies for higher weight limits,” Smith said.

Outdoor Voices Shared This Unedited Photo of a Model's Cellulite, and We Are So Here for It

– health.com

Regular gym-goers know that consistently hitting the squat rack doesn’t always equal perfectly smooth, sculpted legs. Cellulite is a fact of life for just about all women—and fitness gear brand Outdoor Voices is telling the world that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.

RELATED: 6 Women Share Why They Don't Let Cellulite Keep Them From Wearing a Bikini

The company recently posted a photo on Instagram of a model showing off her cellulite while wearing the brand's Hudson Short. Even better, Outdoor Voices didn’t feel the need to justify the image by labeling it as unedited. They're letting the photo speak for itself.

Fans of the company were thrilled to come across this post in their feeds.

“I thought this post was gonna be one of those ‘love yourself because we all have imperfections.’ Nope. Actual realness. LOVE THIS,” one user commented.

RELATED: These Influencers Are Posing in Swimsuits That Show Off Their Scars and Cellulite—and It's the Message We Need for Summer

Another weighed in to share her own experience: “I struggle constantly with comparison to the ‘perfect’ bodies I see in social media, knowing that no amount of work has gotten rid of my cellulite. This made my day!!”

People are done putting up with Photoshopped ads that look nothing like reality, and Outdoor Voices is one company that’s proving to us it’s done with it too. By supporting body-positive brands like this one, we’re pushing others to catch up to the new norm.

Is Your Doctor Gaslighting You? Here's What to Do

– www.health.com

Four years ago, Deborah J. Cohan went to her primary-care doctor with excruciating pain throughout her midsection. “I wasn't able to stand up straight. Eating and going to the bathroom were uncomfortable,” Cohan, who lives in South Carolina, tells Health. She had a hunch it was gynecological, but her doctor dismissed the idea. Declaring it to be back pain, she prescribed Cohan muscle relaxants.

They didn’t work. Neither did over-the-counter pain relief, ice, heat, chiropractic care, or stretching.

A few days later, Cohan’s pain was so bad, she went to the ER. But instead of getting help, she only encountered more pushback.

RELATED: 12 Horrifying True Stories of Doctors Behaving Badly

The doctor on duty confidently announced that Cohan had uterine fibroids. When she pointed out that she didn’t have a uterus anymore—it had been removed in that same hospital the year before—“the doctor was adamant I was mistaken,” she remembers.

Not until Cohan’s ob-gyn came onto the scene was the right diagnosis finally made. Cohan’s ovaries had twisted and fallen from their normal position—a condition called ovarian torsion. It’s considered a medical emergency and, if left untreated, can be fatal.

After immediate surgery to remove both her ovaries, Cohan recuperated quickly. Still, “this experience confirmed what I’ve long believed,” she says. “Women need to embrace, trust, own, and protect their own bodies.”

In other words, doctors won’t always do that for you. In fact, your doctor might even try to gaslight you.

"Gaslighting" happens when one person tries to convince another to second-guess their instincts and doubt their perception that something is real. Medical gaslighting happens when health-care professionals downplay or blow off symptoms you know you're feeling and instead try to convince you they're caused by something else—or even that you're imagining them.

A disconnect—or disrespect?

As the #MeToo movement continues to bring allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault into the daylight, it’s illuminating another unsettling gender-based offense: how women’s health issues often go ignored, undertreated, or misdiagnosed by doctors.

“It’s a true phenomenon,” G. Thomas Ruiz, MD, lead ob-gyn at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California, tells Health. “Gender bias is a harsh opinion as to why [it happens], but there’s some pretty good research to support that.”

RELATED: 4 Signs You Should See Another Doctor for a Second Opinion

Granted, some gynecological disorders, like endometriosis, are notoriously tricky to diagnose. But it’s not just women’s health issues that doctors tend to downplay.

For instance, women with heart disease are prescribed less medicine and offered surgery less often than men…

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This 9-Week Squat Challenge Gave Me a Butt I'm Finally Proud Of + MORE

I’m not your average exerciser. I grew up playing varsity sports (soccer, swimming, more soccer). I played on a nationally ranked rugby team in college. And I now CrossFit six days week. I have shapely arms and a strong core–yet, I hate my tush. (And I hated .... More »

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Julia Roberts Got a Gorgeous New Haircut That Everyone Is Freaking Out About + MORE

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7 Concealers Makeup Artists Swear By + MORE

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Please Stop Working Out in Your Makeup—Here's Why

– health.com

Scrolling through our social media feeds, it's not surprising to see our female BFFs and fitness influencers posting workout selfies while—yep—wearing makeup. We understand wanting to hide a daunting pimple or two, but going for a run or hitting the gym in a full face of makeup doesn't seem like the greatest idea for your skin. After all, can a layer of product really allow your skin to breathe as you sweat through your favorite class?

But,what if you work out on your lunch break (we applaud you) and don't want to remove your makeup just to reapply it an hour later? Is it that bad? Well, our experts really, really want you to think twice. Here, dermatologists explain why exercising in makeup is a huge no-no. 

Exercising causes blood vessels to expand, increases blood flow to the skin, and opens pores. Sweat and bacteria get trapped under layers of makeup, preventing the skin from dissipating heat properly and leaving it prone to pore-occlusion (or becoming majorly clogged!), explains New York-based dermatologist Rachel Nazarian, MD. "The trapping of bacteria and sweat in the (now dilated) pores can enlarge pores over time and cause blackheads, while the trapping of heat can flare temperature-sensitive conditions such as rosacea, ultimately causing redness and uneven skin tone," Dr. Nazarian adds. Bottom line: makeup covers up our sweat glands, which can clog pores and lead to acne or irritation, which is just so not worth it. 

Although the goal is not to exercise in makeup, sometimes we are crunched for time or simply forget to take off our foundation before spin class (hey, it happens). For situations like this, it's important to keep in mind that not all makeup is created equal. Dr. Nazarian tells us that if you have no choice or time to remove and reapply makeup when squeezing in a quick lunch workout, use makeup labeled as "non-comedogenic" (won't clog pores) and stick to lighter powders as opposed to heavy oil-based liquid makeups. And if you do wear makeup during a run or class, be sure to wash your face immediately after with a gentle cleanser like unscented Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash ($6; amazon.com) or Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser ($14 for 3; amazon.com), Dr. Nazarian suggests. We also like these Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Clothes ($17 for 3 packs of 25; amazon.com), which are perfect for stashing in your gym bag to make the process even easier.

If you do have to wear makeup to the gym, keep your movements light so you won't be dripping in sweat. But if you're religiously wearing makeup during your workouts to conceal pesky breakouts or uneven skin, try switching over to a tinted moisturizer or a CC or BB cream, since they are usually very light, says Debra Jaliman, MD, a New York City-based dermatologist…

7 Concealers Makeup Artists Swear By

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Concealer: the life-changing beauty product that can bring you from Walking Dead status to walk-the-runway-ready in a couple of swipes. And as any woman who has ever tried to cover her dark circles or acne marks knows, concealer comes in so many formulas that it can be close to impossible to choose the right one. We went to the pros to find out what they consider to be the best of the best.

For full coverage: Cle de Peau Concealer ($70; nordstrom.com)

"This has full-coverage capability without a typical full-coverage heavy feel, and it doesn't settle into fine lines or wrinkles—a telltale sign that you've loaded up on concealer or foundation. The color range is vast and can complement many skin tones. A little goes a very long way, so it's worth the splurge!" —Lauren Gott, Los Angeles- and New York-based celebrity makeup artist; A-list clientele include Kiernan Shipka and Jewel

 

For sweat-proof coverage: Amazing Cosmetics Concealer ($42; dermstore.com)

"In my opinion, it's the best concealer out there and it has something for everyone. It comes in 20 shades and three families of undertones, making matching someone's skin tone perfectly a possibility. It's great for all-day wear and even held up against 14-hour dance days on the set of Smash!" —Rebecca Perkins, Co-founder and head makeup artist at Rouge New York

For a subtle sheen: Chanel Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer ($42; barneys.com)

"There are a ton of concealers I love, but this is my current go-to. If I'm just spot correcting, I match the concealer to complexion, or if I'm highlighting under the eyes, I choose a shade lighter than the skin tone I'm working with. It's an easy way to illuminate features without sparkle." —Joni Powell, Los Angeles based makeup artist who has worked on the sets of The O.C. and Hart of Dixie

For buildable coverage: TARTE Maracuja Creaseless Concealer ($25; sephora.com)

"It addresses so many of my clients' concerns: It provides full coverage without creasing, while also hydrating the eye area. On the rest of the face, I start with just a small amount of formula and build it up for more coverage. And an added bonus of TARTE's products is that they're natural and generally safe to use on all skin types." —Neil Scibelli, a New York-based celebrity makeup artist who has glammed up Molly Sims and Elle MacPherson

 

For a flawless finish: M.A.C. Studio Finish Concealer ($19; nordstrom.com)

"This is my all-time favorite. I like it because of its versatility and consistency—it never fails. It's a true medium- to full-coverage concealer, but can be used as thinly as any lightweight formula out there. Its easy to work with and very easy to blend smoothly. I always tell my closest friends, you don't really need foundation, you just need a really great concealer!" —New York City makeup artist Robert Greene, who has worked with Sienna Miller and Zoey Saldana

 

 

For a moisture boost: KOH GEN DO Moisture Concealer ($54; nordstrom…

11 Fall Hair Color Trends That Are Going to Be Huge This Year

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With summer almost over, it's time to say so long to sun-kissed tones and migrate toward the darker, crisper shades of autumn. But fall hair is so much more than switching from blonde to brunette. With Halloween and Thanksgiving on the horizon, it's the perfect time to revel in burnt orange, mulled wine, and rosy pink, or to combine those seasonal colors in completely original ways.

Below, we’ve gathered 11 of this year’s biggest fall hair color trends, from subtle ‘dos to statement makers, to help you love your locks this season.

Cold brew hair

Come fall, you’ll see cold brew in people’s cups and on their heads like this coffee-inspired style from @hairby_kimberlyy. But be careful; cold brew hair isn’t a universal term. To make sure your stylist gets the look right, ask for a dark brunette with warm highlights. The red-gold hues will flow through your locks like creamer in your cup.

Flannel hair

With cool weather just around the corner, you’ll soon be swapping shorts and tank tops for layers that keep you cozy. Flannels are a fall fashion staple, and their traditional red, copper, and cider colors will give your hair a foliage flair. Get creative with this style like @anthonycuts by adding auburn, cinnamon, or something completely out of the box.

Blonde with red undertones

Just because the sun isn’t shining as brightly doesn’t mean your blonde locks can’t. Add subtle red undertones to golden hair to give it a gorgeous warm glow, like this look from @soulsnap. To keep it natural, stick with a deep cinnamon red as opposed to a brighter copper or crimson.

Warmed-up brunette

For some of us, brunette can be, well, boring. But adding a variety of warm highlights, like here from @sarahzstylz, gives it radiance and dimension. Stay away from blonde and choose subtle reds, oranges, and pinks to get in the spirit of the season. You can even incorporate lowlights to add contrast that’ll make the colors pop.

Rose gold

It’s the hue of your favorite jewelry, your go-to shoes, and maybe even your iPhone—so why not give yourself a crown of rose gold hair? Here, @guy_tang proves dark roots aren’t an issue when it comes to this style, so it's a fuss-free way for natural brunettes to lighten up. And don’t worry about getting bored; expect the color to change over time, from warm and rosy to an orange-y pink.

Maroon glaze

Do you cringe at the thought of bleaching your brunette mane? You’re not alone, which is why many people turn to an all-over glaze to warm up their locks. A red tint like this from @sarahnicole.hair will change your look without feeling too drastic, and glaze treatments can actually add strength and shine to your hair.

Orange ombre

Ombre has been in style for quite some time now, but most women keep it simple and go for a brunette-to-blonde look…

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