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May/June issue by the numbers • What it took to make this mag.
Ed letter • Meet the Cosmo beauty team, the skin-, hair-, and makeup-obsessed editors behind the Holy Grail Beauty Awards on page 36 and online. Their ~extensive~ judging process involved A LOT of experimentation, and honestly, these heroines kind of need a nap. Here, all the sacrifices they made to their lives and reputations to bring you, dear readers, the 167 best products out there right now.
So here’s what you’ve been up to in the “real” “world” • A brief check-in with the class of 2020, one year later.
A ranking of every piece of terrible advice you’ve gotten in the past year • It’s all coming from a caring place. (I think.)
Pandemmy edition • Because you don’t come out of *waves hands* all this without a few secrets to spill.
Just a list of new books that’ll feed your wanderlust
In defense of reading the Wikipedia page of a movie before watching it • Join me, won’t you?
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW a disabled person on a major reality show? • It’s time for TV to start showing our *actual* reality.
A very juicy oral history of “Lady Marmalade” • Including and especially its music video, which debuted 20 freaking years ago. (I know.)
Build your own campy, female-driven murder show • Bc sometimes you want to imagine yourself walking through Central Park in a red wig contemplating your onscreen husband’s potential guilt.
Just a list of nostalgic trends I’m still waiting to see • Okay, so, style is pretty cyclical. Looking at you, current cultural obsessions with ’70s flares, ’80s sequins, and ’90s chokers. And now that we’re also catching up to ourselves with a Y2K resurgence (hi, baguette bags!), the question is, why haven’t some of the most ~epic~ designs of yore reentered the chat? Browsing through some fads from ye olden days, it really feels like we’ve been missing some statement-making opportunities. Ahem, designers, please do take notes.
Give this jewelry a hand! And, um, a nose and a mouth? • Put some eyes on your ears and some lips on your fingers. (Okay, you get it, I’ll stop.)
Scarves are/are not tops—discuss • In which we debate the summer trend and all the malfunctions that may come with it.
Hear me out: après-swim. Hell yeah, right? • Get that post-pool aesthetic with these gorge summery finds.
I’m just as surprised as you are that pleated jeans are cute now • The ’80s called, and they’ve finally updated their denim.
So there are fashion designers for dogs, and *I* want to wear their clothes • Sorry, but they’re just that cool???
HOLY GRAIL BEAUTY AWARDS • The 167 be-all, end-all products and treatments that our editors *really* want you to try right now.
SKIN • Breakouts? Dryness? Redness? Dark spots? We gotchu.
HAIR • To guarantee a good hair day every day.
MAKE-UP • Remember when people said makeup was over? Lol, we’re rolling our eyes too.
BODY • Bc your below-the-chin skin deserves its *own* multistep routine.
NAILS • Everything you need to become an accidental mani-pedi influencer.
TOOLS • Aka our most prized possessions.
How to smell like a fancy perfume person • The rules and recs for ~elevating~ your scent game.
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