THE BOOT TREND You Can Wear All Season Long

Do you get excited about planning your outfit around your footwear? And are you looking for a boot style you can wear now through next year? We got you, and we’re going west, specifically with these affordable boots from Shein. 

When prepping this story, we wanted to select a trend that’s here to stay (and sexy, of course). Enter the Solei Stud Boots. They are total hot girl vibes. Studs. Suede. Subtle heel. Say no more for us … but we will. 

The style is comfortable enough for all-day wear and makes any simple outfit pop. With the textured material and silver detailing, the luxe boots are the perfect addition to your shoe collection. Ahead, our managing editor, Kayla, shows how you can style the on-trend boots with different outfits. 

PS: you’ll get so much wear out of the boots this holiday season, especially if you like to spice up your wardrobe with statement footwear. See the BeautyLeeBar-approved looks and shop the chic shoes below. 

Look 1: Day 

Dress or Skirt Set + Blazer + Boots
You can really elevate any daytime look with the Western-inspired boots. We love the idea of pairing them with a skirt or dress to truly make your outfit feel special.

Look 2: Night

Black Jeans + Black Top + Boots
Give your go-to black-on-black look some edge with the Solei boots. You’ll definitely be the most interesting to look at in the room. 

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Why LancĂ´me Teint Idole Ultra Wear Is the Only Foundation I Like to Wear

I’ve never been a foundation girl. My makeup arsenal is full of BB creams, CC creams, tinted serums, and any other version of breathable face makeup that is anything but the foundation. But as we return to our “new normal,” I’m trying to break old beauty habits and give products I’ve initially written off in the past a second chance, like foundation. I chose to test an editor-favorite — the LancĂ´me Teint Idole Ultra 24H Long Wear Foundation. I’ve heard my fellow BeautyLeeBar.com editors, as well as beauty influencers on social media, sing its praises so I had to get my hands on a bottle. The brand kindly sent one over so I could share my experience as someone who’s always had an aversion to a foundation.

The Formula

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Foundation is hailed for its 24-hour full-coverage formula that leaves behind a natural matte finish with SPF 15. The fact that it comes in 50 diverse shades makes the daunting task of finding your foundation true match way easier. I used the E-Shade Finder on Lancome.com, a virtual foundation shade-matcher tool, to find my skin’s best foundation shade, which turned out to be 520 Suede Warm.

The formula itself contains eternal soft polymers which Lancôme notes allow for “an increased level of comfort for ultra-long wear”, plus ingredients like perlite and silica to absorb excess oil.

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My Experience 

After applying face primer, I blended in a few drops with a makeup sponge and then went back in to add a couple more drops for my desired coverage. The color blended beautifully into my skin tone and might be the closest match to any of my face makeup (proof of the E-Shade Finder’s powers). I finished the rest of my makeup and went about my day, never having to blot my T-zone area.

My go-to complexion products leave me with my desired dewy look, so I was nervous about how I’d feel with a matte complexion. When I think of anything matte, I think of the matte lipstick formulas that glide on smooth but eventually tighten throughout the day, resulting in cracked lips. But a cracked complexion wasn’t the case at all for me here. Instead, my skin looked polished without being overly matte and felt comfortable enough to wear all day.

While I’m still not ready to fully retire my signature dewy makeup look, I will make a space in my arsenal for this foundation. I feel like I’ve found the unicorn of foundations in Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Foundation: semi-matte, but not flat, oil-absorbing, and true to color.

TikTok’s Favorite Perfume Brand Just Launched a Must-Have Candle Line

If you’ve spent any time on TikTok within the last six months, you’ve likely heard about a perfume brand called Dossier. Beloved by its fans for its affordable perfumes, the DTC brand was founded on the idea of making premium fragrances accessible to everyone and has become well-known for its wide array of designer-inspired fragrances. Now, the brand is expanding into the home space with its first-ever candle collection! Showcasing five scents inspired by their best-selling perfumes, these candles are luxe in every way except when it comes to price. Each five-ounce candle is priced at $39 and features a 25-hour burn time. And just like its fragrances, Dossier’s candles are vegan, clean, and cruelty-free, as well as made with essential oils sourced from all over the world, including Grasse, France, the capital of the fragrance industry. TrĂ©s chic! Keep reading to shop each of the newly released candles and to learn a little bit more about each scent. It’s time for a moment of zen (and self-indulgence).

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Floriental Vanilla Candle $39.00

If warm, coffee-based candles are your cup of, uh, joethe Floriental Vanilla candle is sure to become a favorite. Notes of freshly roasted coffee and minty licorice will instantly perk you up, while woody patchouli and vanilla notes envelop the room in a smell that feels like a hug on a cold winter’s day.

Gourmand White Flowers Candle $39.00

When I first took a look at this collection, I was excited about this scent. As a huge fan of Viktor & Rolf’s Flower bomb, my eyes lit up when I saw this candle was inspired by the fragrance. Made with a blend of white flowers, orchids, roses, and red fruits (with just a touch of caramelized vanilla), this delicate scent is the perfect blend of warm and sweet without being cloying.

Aromatic Star Anise Candle $39.00

The bergamot, geranium, star anise, and lavender notes of this candle help bring an air of sophistication to your space. Inspired by Dior’s Sauvage, this candle exudes peace and serenity.

Powdery Hawthorn Candle $39.00

Close your eyes and imagine this: you’re in a turn-of-the-century high-society boudoir, the counter is covered in era-appropriate cosmetics, and the room is filled with fresh flowers. Sound dreamy? Then you’ll love the Powdery Hawthorn Candle. Notes of talcum powder meet aery florals to evoke light, clean, vintage comfort, and breeziness.

 Floral Rose Candle $39.00

Can’t get enough of rose-scented candles? Then you’ve found your match. This slightly mystical candle is like a velvety bouquet of roses combined with spicy amber tones derived from smoky cumin and incense to strike the perfect balance of relaxing floral and sultry warmth.

The dossier is having a Black Friday Sale right now and with code LEE10, you save more on your favorite candles.

What are some of your favorite candles?

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