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Shape October 2018

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United States
Meredith Corporation
10 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
✔ shape digital

Crash Our Cover Shoot Check out video of cover star Alexa Chung atop the Hollywood Hills as the fashion pro rocks today’s hottest looks—including this one from her own line. Tune in at shape.com/alexa. Basic Training With Jen Shape’s resident trainer, Jen Widerstrom, is on a mission to correct the common form mistakes she sees in the gym. First up: leg lifts. Grab a mat and head to shape.com/leglift to see how you fare. 10 Ways to Savor Apple Season Smoothies, salsa, soups, sandwiches—and, oh yeah, desserts. We’ve got recipes for all your favorite apples, whichever way you slice ’em, at shape.com/apples. SCORE A LOCKER LOAD OF SHAPE ACTIVEWEAR Go to shape.com/win right now and register to win $1,000 in Shape activewear—as in a total reboot of your workout wardrobe. The only catch: You gotta enter by…

2 min.
what’s your earliest beauty memory?

Mine is of shampoo. A green bottle with a bright, herbal scent. Just thinking about it instantly tosses me back in time: the bathroom in the Philadelphia townhouse where I grew up, the bottle perched on the side of the tub, and the subtle, refreshing scent that lingered after every shampoo. That’s a good beauty memory. So are the ones that I’ve created as an adult. There’s the lip balm that will always remind me of a spur-of-the-moment long-weekend visit to Dublin and the multipurpose bronzer that was my sole makeup companion on a recent diving trip. That balm had a flattering light tint, and it kept my lips hydrated; the bronzer was beautifully packaged and gave me just the right amount of vacation glow. When I use them now, they…

3 min.
next level living

1. Tread Brightly A staple shoe in every fashionista’s wardrobe just got a bespoke update: The Péro Adidas Stan Smith sneakers (180thestore.com) are the result of a collaboration with designer Aneeth Arora, who added delicate blooms handcrafted from upcycled materials. The touch of crochet makes a whimsy-cool counterbalance for chunky knits and denim. 2. Power Down Midday At newly opened The Dreamery by Casper in New York City, you can book a private, cozy pod like this for a 45-minute snooze, at $25 a pop. It’s the latest napping studio to crop up; others include Peace Power Napping in Chicago and Recharj in Washington, D.C. And no wonder: “A short, 20- to 30-minute nap can wake you up and improve your brain function,” says Philip Alapat, M.D., the program director of the Sleep…

2 min.

Cleanser Bioré Charcoal Cleansing Micellar Water ($7, drugstores) Infused with detoxifying charcoal, this gentle, no-rinse formula helps to absorb excess oil. Mask Pond’s Hydrate + Glow Sheet Mask ($2.50, drugstores) This mask is packed with papaya extract and vitamins B3 and E to leave your complexion dewy and refreshed in just 15 minutes. Serum Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum ($20, drugstores) Apply to face postcleansing, and the purified hyaluronic acid will be absorbed quickly into your skin, boosting moisture levels. Makeup Remover RevitaLash Cosmetics Micellar Water Lash Wash ($36, revitalash.com) A few spritzes of this formula on a cotton pad will remove all traces of makeup and dirt without irritation. Eye Cream L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream ($17, drugstores) Pro-Retinol A works to fight wrinkles and de-puff the delicate eye area. Wipes Aveeno Positively Radiant Makeup Removing Wipes…

2 min.

Sunscreen Banana Boat Simply Protect Sport Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50+ ($8, drugstores) The SPF 50+ UVA/UVB protectant lotion with no added oils has you covered, no matter where your run takes you. Deodorant Secret Freshies Antiperspirant/Deodorant ($5, drugstores) These fit right in your palm (and bag) for quick, inconspicuous application. Scrub Dove Exfoliating Body Polish ($6, drugstores) Skin takes on a whole new look, thanks to the grit and hydrating power of the silica in this lightly scented slougher. Firming Lotion Nivea Q10 Nourishing Skin Firming Lotion ($11, drugstores) Energizing antioxidants, vitamin C, and CoQ10 bring superdry skin back to a healthier, less-dimpled-looking state—and the effects can last 48 hours. Hair Remover Philips SatinShave Advanced ($40, philips.com) Here’s an affordable electric shaver that tackles tough-to-reach spots on legs, underarms, and bikini lines and grooms stubborn hairs with its trimming…

4 min.

Foundation Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation ($49, narscosmetics.com) The 16-hour fade-resistant formula comes in a whopping 33 shades, so you can find your perfect match. Bonus: It contains a skin-optimizing complex that improves texture and elasticity while you’re wearing it. Highlighter CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighter ($9, drugstores) Apply this light, blendable cream formula to cheek and brow bones for instant definition and shine. Lipstick Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Paint-On Liquid LipColor ($28, esteelauder.com) With 20 different shades in three finishes—matte, luxe metallic, bold vinyl—this liquid lip color makes for a flawless pout in one stroke. Lip Balm Revlon Balm Stain ($9, drugstores) The triple butter complex in this ultramoisturizing balm contains specialized pigments that react to the pH levels of your pout and give off a custom hue. And the retractable chubby crayon, in addition…