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Shape September 2018

Live life in Shape. Get Shape digital magazine subscription today for expert style advice for your body type; confidence-boosting beauty solutions; the latest diet and nutrition news; workouts that really work; plus the best ideas for healthy living!

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United States
Meredith Corporation
10 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
✓ shape digital

Does Your Workout Need a Refresh? Ours too, sometimes! At Shape, we’ve been swapping routines for a fresh shot of motivation. Watch one of our boxing diehards switch gloves for some heavy lifting and one of our most devoted long-distance runners go yoga for a month at shape.com/workoutswap. Share your #MyPersonalBest switch-ups with @shapeonInstagram. Crash Our Cover Shoot! Check out a fun behind-the-scenes video of our Venice Beach photo shoot with cover star Aja Naomi King as she rules the boardwalk in one head-turning look after another. All the highlights are at shape.com/aja. Power to the Meal Preppers If your clean-eating goals have you batch cooking quinoa, our hilarious “All the Thoughts You Have While Meal Prepping” video will hit close to home. Watch it at shape.com/mealprepprobs—something to do while you wait for the water…

1 min.

It’s a word that speaks to our legacy as a publication dedicated to healthy living, but these three little letters have so much more meaning today, especially for women. In unprecedented numbers, we’re running for office, we’re running businesses, and yes, we’re running the world. To honor the achievements that so many women are making in virtually every area—from fitness, food, and fashion to politics, health care, and disaster relief—we’ve created a special feature called “Women Run the World.” It spotlights 10 amazing women who have taken a cause they’re passionate about and turned it into a purpose, making the globe a better, healthier place in the process. You’ll meet them on page 105, but here are some highlights. Arthur Belebeau. Hair by Paul Warren/Judy Casey, Inc. for René Furterer; makeup…

1 min.
women who run the world

“I was at a networking event when I thought, What if we could change the game for women in developing countries by connecting with them? I developed a campaign that enabled women in the U.S. to raise funds for water projects in places that have no running water, through events like dinners and fitness classes.” —Kayla Huff, founder of the Her Initiative and Fit for Her “My family was homeless when I was in high school, and I met women who told me about skipping job interviews because they didn’t have menstrual products. That was my catalyst. Almost five years later, we distribute period products to 185 places in the U.S. and overseas.” —Nadya Okamoto, founder of Period “I discovered that once the first responders leave after a disaster, a community often waits four…

4 min.
next level living

1. Desk Light Therapy Go easy on your eyes with the ambient light you choose. OttLite Wellness Series Glow LED Desk Lamp With Color Changing Base ($115, ottlite.com) uses an LED bulb that emits wavelengths of light that are closer to natural daylight than traditional LEDs. As a result, your eyes don’t have to work as hard to see, so you can conquer your in-box with less chance of eye strain. 2. Quench Your Skin The pool-blue look of MyChelle Dermaceuticals Bio-Firm Hydrogel Concentrate ($23, mychelle.com) is a clue to its potent hydration for skin: It packs 2 percent hyaluronic acid (capable of retaining twice its weight in water), plant stem cells, and moisturizing crocus chrysanthus bulb extract. And the gel formula never drips or slips, whether you spot apply it or use…

1 min.
metallic is the sexier neutral

Anyone can pull it off—the only thing to decide is how bold to go. “Gold flatters all skin tones, and it doesn’t have to be over the top,” says Luis Casco, the global beauty ambassador for Mary Kay. “Darker complexions look great in bright yellow golds; if you’re lighter, you may want to lean toward true or rose golds.” Casco advises tapping the shade onto lids with a finger or a flat makeup brush for the most intensity; use a fluffy brush for a sheerer effect. Try Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Gold Coast ($8, marykay.com).…

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reboot your beauty routine

If you’re clinging to the end of the summer, not ready to say goodbye to the orange pedicure, consider these beauty-refresh ideas your motivation to move forward. The creative minds at work behind this season’s hottest runway looks and most exciting product launches have gone above and beyond: Makeup is back in a big way, with everything from matte nude to hot-fuchsia lips, creamy rust nails to metallic glittery tips, and more. “The wide range of looks is a sign that nobody wants to tell anyone what she or he should do when it comes to beauty anymore,” says Sarah Lucero, Stila’s global executive director of creative artistry. Declaring a single trend is limiting, and it can get stale fast in our social media–obsessed world. Instead, experts have embraced the…