Dyson Airwrap Hair Styler Review: Is It Worth the $500?

Two years ago, if someone said I needed a $400 hair dryer, I’d probably ask if it’d de-clog my shower drain and do my laundry too. But that was until Dyson came along in April 2016 with its honest-to-god revolutionary Supersonic hair dryer. It’s one of the few truly expensive tools I’ll admit is worth every penny: thanks to its powerful motor, my straight, fine hair dries perfectly in pretty much 10 minutes flat.

Since then, the brand has released a few versions of the dryer—some in different colors, a pro version with longer cords—but it’s left everyone hooked on its magic wondering what’s next outside of vacuums and humidifiers. Now, we’ve finally got an answer, and that would be the Dyson Airwrap, a dryer with multiple attachment tools that let you style your hair as it dries.

Sound familiar? The concept basically marries the idea behind thermal blowout brushes (like this) and self-curling irons like Beachwaver. But where it differs from the latter is that it uses entirely air—not heat—to set curls.

The Airwrap comes in three kits: one for fine hair ($499.99), one for coarse hair ($499.99), and one that contains the attachments for both kits ($549.99). Each set features a mini, more travel-friendly version of the Dyson dryer. The top of the dryer then detaches to add the styling pieces: two 1.2-inch barrels (for fine and coarse hair), two 1.6-inch barrels and a firm brush for coarse hair, and a soft and round brush for fine hair. Like the OG, all the attachments are heavy-duty and lock solidly in place.

The various attachment pieces for the Dyson Airwrap

The brush attachment is fairly intuitive to use. And the whole thing is way lighter than it looks. You just drag a small section from root to tip on top, and then again from underneath; lifting your hair slightly at the root to give a volume boost. The trick is to get your hair about 80 percent dry with the brush (or the dryer if your hair is already fairly straight) before moving on to the curler attachments.

Navigating the curling wands is a little trickier and definitely takes some getting used to. The barrel literally sucks your hair in (much like a vacuum) and wraps itself around the barrel. Because of the way the technology works, there are two different barrels for each side of your head—not super ideal, but it still takes up less space than both a hair dryer and a curling wand. They’ve also got little arrows to show you which direction it’ll curl, based on how you look at it in the mirror (I made the mistake of looking down instead of in the mirror; blame on my Beachwaver obsession).

Once you let the machine vacuum up your hair, you let it sit for about 10 seconds and then blast your hair with the cool shot button on the wand for 5 more seconds—that, the brand says, is what helps lock your curls or waves in place all day. Altogether, the tool is supposed to be less damaging for your hair since it uses a far lower heat setting than that of a traditional curling iron.

Like a regular curling wand, it’ll also give you a different curl pattern based on the way you hold it and if you pull your ends out. Straight up gives more of a bouncy blowout, while holding it slanted creates more of a beachy wave.

So the million dollar question: Is it worth the money? That depends. Are you the person who spends forever drying and curling your hair every morning? Because if so, welcome to your future.

Dyson Airwrap Volume + Shape Styler, $499.99 to $549.99, dyson.com

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Cardi B’s 2018 AMAs Gown Needs to Be Admired From Every Angle

While the rest of us have busy prepping for fall by filling our closets with long sleeves and muted colors, Cardi B is leaning into the florals—hard. On Tuesday, the rapper attended the 2018 American Music Awards wearing a jaw-dropping technicolor gown, complete with a matching headpiece, that made us want to hold on to the blooming prints for a little longer.

Cardi’s Dolce & Gabbana ballgown-style dress featured a fitted, spaghetti-strapped bodice and poufy, structured skirt with a dramatic slit. It was printed with a brightly-colored floral pattern, with a handful of poppy-esque embellishments to create a 3-D effect. (Even her heels had flowers on them!)

It’s a look that needs to be admired from every single angle. So behold, from the front…

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And from the side…

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And finally, the back…

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Cardi accessorized with a fascinator made from the same floral-print material as her gown. She styled her dark hair in an elegant bun at the nape of her neck.

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The “Taki Taki” singer also sported bright red lipstick, coordinating scarlet eyeshadow, and crystal-encrusted red nails.

Cardi B is up for eight awards at the 2018 AMAs, including Video of the Year and New Artist of the Year, tying with Drake for the most nominations at this year’s show. She’s set to take the stage to perform her hit single “I Like It” with collaborators Bad Bunny and J Balvin.

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Taylor Swift’s 2018 AMAs Look Is a Lesson in Disco Dressing

Taylor Swift is opening the 2018 American Music Awards—but first, she made sure to give us something to talk about on the red carpet. The performer arrived at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles in an eye-catching mirrored ensemble, courtesy of Balmain, that was a master class in disco dressing.

The full futuristic look consisted of a long-sleeved, mock-necked mini dress entirely covered in platinum, reflective tiles; plus matching thigh-high stiletto boots. Swift accessorized with a few dramatically oversize rings and large, sparkly rectangular hoop earrings.

Check it out.

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Swift wore her honey blond hair in a sleek updo, with her bangs just skimming her eyelashes and a slight bouffant in the back. Her makeup was similarly ’60s-inspired: She sported a peachy blush on her cheeks and a shimmery highlighter along the tops of her cheekbones, a soft pinkish-nude lipstick, and a bold cat-eye flick of black liquid eyeliner along her top lash line.

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Swift was among the first to walk the 2018 AMAs red carpet, since she’s scheduled to open the show with her first-ever televised performance of “I Did Something Bad.” And we know she’s a big fan of Balmain’s: In May 2015, she wore a chic white cutout jumpsuit by the designer to the Billboard Music Awards; and more recently, in her Reputation album cycle, she’s sported a few looks from the French fashion house in her music videos.

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Of course, the look wouldn’t be complete without a snake reference… Peep at her jewelry.

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The Best Looks From the 2018 American Music Awards Red Carpet

There are many, many reasons not to sleep on the 2018 American Music Awards. Taylor Swift is performing. Tracee Ellis Ross is hosting once again—and when she did so in 2017, she wore 10 (10!) different outfits throughout the night. Selena Gomez showed up on the red carpet as a blonde last year. Point is, this award show is known for its surprises. And it always brings together a bunch of your favorites (Taylor Swift, Kelsea Ballerini, among others) for a pretty major red carpet. Within the first hour of the 2018 show, we already had looks from designers like Pyer Moss, Cushnie, and Balmain. So as you wait to see how many wardrobe changes Ellis Ross has in store for us this year, check out the absolute best looks from the 2018 American Music Awards red carpet.

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Dove Is Officially PETA-Certified Cruelty Free

When news broke last month that California had motioned to ban all cosmetic animal testing by 2020, it felt like the first good thing to happen in months. Not only was it a bright spot within a dark news cycle, but thanks to the size of California’s economy, it seemed like the bill would affect real change in the beauty industry. Now, animal lovers have another reason to celebrate: Unilever, the parent company of a handful of major drugstore brands, just announced it’s ramping up its efforts to bring an end to animal testing.

In a press release from the company, representatives wrote that Unilever is supporting a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics, and collaborating with the Humane Society International (HSI) to make it happen. For an idea of how significant this news is, Unilever owns 57 beauty and personal care brands alone. Those include drugstore mainstays Dove, Simple, Love Beauty & Planet, Suave, and Clear, to name just a few. And in no accident, the release notes that Unilever’s news coincides with Dove officially gaining PETA accreditation as a cruelty-free brand.

What does this mean for your body wash? Likely, not much outside of PETA’s cruelty-free logo showing up on Dove’s labels in January 2019. According to Dove director Amy Stepanian, the brand didn’t previously test on animals and has been using alternative methods for 30 years. What the new initiative does enforce, however, is the prohibition of animal testing by governments on the brand’s behalf. (In layman’s terms: a country can’t go behind Unilever’s back and test their products on animals before they hit shelves.)

That’s NBD for Europe, admittedly: Ever progressive, the EU banned animal testing back in 2013, says David Blanchard, Unilever’s chief research and development officer. But by adding Unilever’s official co-sign, Blanchard says the brand hopes it’ll put further pressure on the beauty industry and markets that require animal-testing (like China) to adopt more ethical safety testing.

The press release also mentions that through supporting the HSI, Unilever will join its #BeCrueltyFree initiative, which is leading animal testing legislative reform in multiple countries around the globe. Within Unilever, Love Beauty & Planet and Simple are in the midst of applying for PETA accreditation, Stepanian says.

It’s a small step, but one that means we’re closer to getting more global regulation around the way our makeup and skin care is tested. And on the heels of California’s animal testing ban being signed into law on September 6, that’s looking sooner than ever.

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Hillary Clinton Says The White House Undermined The Supreme Court With Brett Kavanaugh’s “Political Rally”

Hillary Clinton is criticizing controversial remarks President Donald Trump made during a confirmation ceremony for embattled Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Monday.

After Kavanaugh was officially confirmed to the Supreme Court over the weekend, the White House arranged a public ceremony for him that gave Trump the opportunity to apologize to Kavanaugh for “pain and suffering” that he had “been forced to endure” after multiple women, including Christine Blasey Ford, accused him of sexual misconduct.

Speaking with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Clinton derided the public gathering for Kavanaugh and called it a “political rally” that “undermined the image and integrity of the court.”

“What was done last night in the White House was a political rally. It further undermined the image and integrity of the court,” Clinton said of Monday’s event. “And that troubles me greatly. It saddens me. Because our judicial system has been viewed as one of the main pillars of our constitutional government. So I don’t know how people are going to react to it. I think, given our divides, it will pretty much fall predictably between those who are for and those who are against.”

Trump spoke positively about Kavanaugh both during and after the ceremony. His comments came just days after he had mocked the testimony Ford made at a widely publicized Senate hearing, during which she detailed her account of being assaulted by Kavanaugh at a party when they were both in high school.

“On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure,” Trump said on Monday. “Those who step forward to serve our country deserve a fair and dignified evaluation. Not a campaign of political and personal destruction based on lies and deception. What happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency and due process.”

Trump also added that in the U.S., every individual is “innocent unless and until proven guilty”—a comment that drew the ire of many social media users, who pointed out that Kavanaugh was never on trial and had not been proven innocent or guilty.

“The President’s been true to form,” Clinton told Amanpour. “He has insulted, attacked, demeaned women throughout the campaign — really for many years leading up to the campaign. And he’s continued to do that inside the White House.”

After being sworn in, Kavanaugh began making preparations to join his fellow justices on the bench on Tuesday for the first time. Kavanaugh reportedly got to work just after he had been confirmed by a 50-48 Senate vote on Saturday and turned to four female clerks he has hired. He is now the first Supreme Court justice in history to have an all-female staff—something he promised during his Senate confirmation hearings.

However, the move isn’t enough to win over protesters, who gathered outside of the Supreme Court on Saturday. Police arrested at least 164 people for acts of civil disobedience.

Earlier this month at the Atlantic Festival in Washington, D.C., Clinton had discussed Kavanaugh and made light of his accusations that the sexual misconduct claims against him had been a result of “revenge on behalf of the Clintons.”

“It deserves a lot of laughter,” she said. “I wasn’t watching when he said that; I was having to be somewhere else and away from a TV and even my phone. And so I heard about it later. I thought it was just part of the whole of his very defensive and unconvincing presentation. And I told someone later, ‘Boy, I’ll tell you, they give us a lot of credit.'”

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Voter Registration Deadlines by State

If the current state of politics has you fired up, there’s one thing you can do about it: Vote.

The midterm elections are right around the corner, which means you will soon be able to vote for the candidate of your choice to represent your interests in government. But, there’s one more thing you must do before your voice is heard. And that is to ensure you’re actually registered to vote in the first place.

As we reported in this guide to voting, the majority of states—along with the District of Columbia—require voters to register before casting ballots in local, state, and federal elections. North Dakota is the only state that allows voters to cast a ballot without registering.

Each state also has its own deadline for registering to vote, however, most of those deadlines fall in the month of October. Seventeen of the states even share the deadline of Tuesday, October 9.

Here are the deadlines for registering to vote in each state:

Tuesday, Oct. 9: Registration deadline for Texas, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Nevada, Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Mississippi, Kentucky, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, and Indiana. Oct. 9 is also the deadline for in-person registration in Louisiana (the deadline to register online for Louisiana residents is October 16).

Wednesday, Oct. 10: Registration deadline for Missouri.

Friday, Oct. 12: Registration deadline for Oklahoma, New York, and North Carolina.

Saturday, Oct. 13: Registration deadline for Delaware.

Monday, Oct. 15: Registration deadline for Virginia.

Tuesday, Oct. 16: Registration deadline for Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, and West Virginia.

Wednesday, Oct. 17: Registration deadline for South Carolina and Massachusetts.

Friday, Oct. 19: Registration deadline for Nebraska.

Monday, Oct. 22: Registration deadline for Alabama, California, and South Dakota.

Monday, Oct. 29: Registration deadline for Colorado and Washington.

States that allow election day in-person registration include: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Before you register to vote make sure to check out your state’s voting requirements, here. And, if you’re looking to skip the voting lines, you can in most states by requesting a mail-in ballot through early voting.

And when it comes down to November 6, you should also know your rights just in case you run into trouble at the polls.

As Glamour’s senior political reporter Celeste Katz writes: Knowing the rules, and even bringing them along, can help: VoteRiders makes wallet-size info cards for every state. If polling hours end while you’re on line, don’t assume that automatically means you can’t vote—and given how close elections can be, don’t quit even if pundits (or candidates) call a winner before you cast your ballot. If you think you’re being cheated out of your vote or pressured to vote a certain way because of how you look, get out your phone. You have many options: The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law takes voter questions and complaints in multiple languages. The ACLU fields reports of intimidation and discrimination, as does the Justice Department.

Know where to go. Know about getting time off from work to vote—and plan ahead to avoid a wait. If you need help or information at the polls, ask.

And above all, make sure your vote counts.

In a pivotal election year, Glamour is keeping track of the historic number of women running (and voting) in the midterm elections. For more on our latest midterm coverage, visit www.glamour.com/midterms.

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14 Skin Care Tips That’ll Transform Your Complexion

Getting a handle on your skin is hard. It sounds obvious, but it’s the truth—and whether the internet, drugstore, Sephora, or Ulta is your resource of choice, there are thousands of products out there swearing to solve whatever bugs you. If you luck out and find a product that works, it feels like you’re finally in control of your skin’s destiny. Alas, it’s the rare find that makes a difference, and any dermatologist will jump to explain that more often than not, you need to visit a doctor’s office to find life-changing results—which isn’t always a possibility if you don’t have the time or money to spend. Add to all the misinformation out there on the Internet, and navigating your way to clearer, healthier skin can feel like a minefield.

Our editors are by no means doctors, but we have spent our fair share of time around them, both for interviews and for our own personal skin care struggles. On any given day someone in the office always has new wisdom to share. Since it’d be a shame just to keep that knowledge confined only to the halls of Glamour HQ, we asked the team to offer up the best skin care tips they’ve ever received. Consider their advice a jumping off point to finding a routine that works for you.

Do Less

“I have hyperpigmentation, so I used to worry about any sort of bump or breakout—and thought squeaky clean skin was the answer to the problem. If I don’t get a bump, I can’t get the dark spot. After visiting an aesthetician at my derm’s office, she suggested I wash my face less. She said gentle, non-foaming cleanser at night was good, and just water in the morning. Later, a different facialist recommended a toner or micellar water in the morning, but also stressed the one wash. Ultimately the squeaky clean skin was causing more damage, so my skin was dry, flaky and irritable. Thanks to that, plus a focus on hydration, my skin has far less issues. I still get dark spots on occasion, but they don’t last nearly as long.” —Christina Draper, credits editor

“The best tip I’ve ever gotten is probably ‘Go easy on the exfoliating.’ I used to use a face scrub every day, assuming my skin broke out because I wasn’t sufficiently scrubbing all the grit and grime off. But once someone suggested I only exfoliate a few times a week, alternating with a gentler face wash, it was an utter revelation.” —Melissa Haney, digital analytics manager

“Right now skin care is such a big trend, and I think people can get caught up in doing the most possible and using all of the products. I’ve gone overboard more than a few times, and it’s left my skin looking worse than when I started. I’ve scaled back a bit, making sure not to use products I don’t need and really paying attention to how many things I’m applying on my skin in one day. Once a month, I’ll also take a week where all I do is wash my face with water. It’s like a cleanse, but it honestly gives my skin a break. And ever since I started doing it, I’ve noticed that it’s kept my breakouts at bay.” —Tara Gonzalez, associate commerce editor

Family Wisdom

“Mine is basic, but it’s real: moisturize. My mom has been using Oil of Olay since she was in her twenties. She’s now 71 and legit looks like she’s 50. Unlike her, I use a few different ones based on the weather or time of day. My go-tos are It Cosmetics’ Secret Sauce in the morning, and Kopari Coconut Face Cream at night. The Secret Sauce feels like a luxury cream that should cost upwards of $100, but it isn’t.” —Jennifer Lance, assistant editor

“My family is really into the healing power of honey (a large percentage of them live in Vermont and keep bees). Growing up, I always put raw honey on cuts and scrapes, and drank it in tea to soothe a sore throat. When I started breaking out in my tweens, my grandma told me to use honey as a face mask. To this day, I’ll slather my face in it at the first sign of a breakout. Honey is a powerful antibacterial, so it fights off acne, but it’s also a humectant, so it keeps moisture in your skin instead of stripping it. A dream come true for an acne-prone, sensitive-skinned girl like me.” —Bella Cacciatore, beauty assistant

Water Isn’t B.S.

“I’ve been hearing forever that the secret to good skin is drinking a lot of water. It wasn’t until I went through a breakup recently and made it my (distraction) mission to refill my water bottle at least six times a day. All of a sudden people were commenting on how glowy my skin looked. I don’t know if it was the water or all the ice cream I was eating (OK, probably not that), but I highly recommend.” —Sarah Olin, art director

“Hydrate on the inside, and the outside. Literally: I keep a bottle of Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray with Rosewater in my bag at all times. I can dry out pretty easily, especially in the winter, which means my skin looks dull and thirsty. And it is! A spray every few hours keeps my skin supple, and makes me feel fresh when I’ve been out all day.” —Christina Coleman, news and culture director

Educate Yourself

“It’s not technically advice I was given by another person, but reading labels has changed everything for me. It sounds simple, but I used to slather on anything in a cute package or with a buzzy name and wondered why my skin was always dry and dull, despite having access to great products. Turns out, I was paying zero attention to what was actually in anything. Now I read every label and if I don’t recognize an ingredient, I either Google it or ask a derm. Knowledge is good-skin power!” —Perrie Samotin, digital deputy editor

Think Outside Your Medicine Cabinet

“It’s about as basic as you can get, but I’m a big fan of using an exfoliating sponge in the shower. It makes a huge difference—whenever I’m out of sponges or simply too lazy to put a new one in the shower, I always suffer the consequences. (Read: acne.) So I pick up a cheap pack whenever I’m at the drugstore (like these) and replace them often.” —Anna Moeslein, senior editor

“It might sound crazy, but the best piece of skin-related advice I’ve been given actually has to do with my bed. Taking off your makeup is important, but for me, the biggest thing that’s helped clear up my skin has been changing my pillowcases every week. Between leftover makeup and dead skin cells, our pillowcases collect a lot more gunk than any of us would like to think. If you’re fighting off a patch of zits, or even a bad cold, swapping your pillowcases will make all the difference. You can thank me later.” —Sarah Morse, social media manager

The Tried-and-True Favorites

“When I do get pimples, they’re usually epic and somewhere very noticeable. This device is my front line zit defense. If I so much as feel a pimple coming on, I get out my blue light and torch it. The device both eliminates bacteria (which stops pimples from forming) and reduces the size of an already formed pimple. It only takes a minute or two to use per session, and it works wonders on deep cystic acne. I finish the session off with Osmia’s spot treatment.” —Michelle Sulcov, senior photo research editor

Lotion P50 1970, made by Biologique Recherche, is the one product that makes a huge difference for my skin. My facialist, Lori Hollingworth, swears by it for its hydrating and exfoliating properties, which rebalance your skin. That way every other product or treatment you do after that will be absorbed properly. That’s so important for me, since I’m doing a lot of on-camera appearances and going to events, and it feels like people are literally thisclose to your skin. It also helps because I’m traveling a lot, not getting enough sleep, etc., so this helps ‘rebalance’ my skin when I otherwise can’t.” —Jessica Radloff, west coast editor

All That Said… Pros Really Do Make a Difference

“One word: Accutane. After 10 years of struggling with acne, the ‘last resort’ from my dermatologist worked miracles. My skin went from shit to supermodel status in three months. Full disclosure: It’s an intense medication and isn’t for everyone—you have to have your dermatologist prescribe it, get monthly blood work done, and take an online quiz every month before a prescription refill. But the result it had on my skin overall was amazing and worth the hassle. I didn’t have any side effects, except my lips got incredibly chapped and dried out, a minor drawback that Burt’s Bees remedied. Texture, pigmentation, glow, it changed everything.” —Alex Pisauro, communications associate

“I’ve probably interviewed 100+ dermatologists and besides good daily skin maintenance (including, yes, sunscreen), they all believe in the power of a reset—a pore-clearing acid peel, a series of brightening IPL treatments or skin-tightening laser resurfacing sessions. My latest thing is Clear + Brilliant. I’ve done a few sessions recently under the recommendation of Dr. Ellen Marmur and suddenly, I no longer need to wear foundation. My pores look smaller, my brown spots are more like beige spots, and my skin is just glowier overall. I’m recommending it to everyone I know.” —Ying Chu, executive beauty director

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Barbra Streisand Takes on Donald Trump in Her New Music Video

Barbra Streisand is one of the most famous voices in the world—and she’s never shied away from using that voice to share her political views. So it’s fitting that the election of Donald Trump is what inspired her to create Walls, her first album of primarily original songs since 2005. “He’s dividing the country,” she tells Glamour. “He’s pulling us apart.”

Walls, which will be released on November 2, also got Streisand back into the director’s chair for the music video of the first single off the album, “Don’t Lie to Me.” In addition to the new songs, Walls also includes Streisand’s 2018 re-imaginings of classics like “What the World Needs Now” and “Happy Days Are Here Again,” which once served as the unofficial theme song of the Democratic party. “I tried to make the songs universal,” she says. “They’re not just political rants.”

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That’s not to say they aren’t deeply political. “I have to vent, I have to vent my despair,” she says of the album. “I do that by writing about it. A lot of my despair is about his effect on children and what children are watching and seeing and hearing. On TV, they’re hearing that it’s okay to lie? It’s okay to brag about sexual assault? It’s okay to never apologize and constantly retaliate?”

While the lyrics to “Don’t Lie to Me” could easily apply to any relationship, the video leaves no doubt about who Streisand is talking about. Images of the president are sprinkled throughout, along with American iconography like the Statue of Liberty and moving protest photography.

“[I think Trump] has a condition that I call the disowned self, which I learned many years ago in studying psychiatry,” Streisand says. “It’s when the person himself does not recognize his own flaws, so he projects them unconsciously onto others. Maybe in this case, it’s consciously. I don’t know.” But when asked whether she expects a response from Trump, Streisand is unconcerned. “No, I don’t care. What’s he going to do? Make the Republicans not buy my album? I don’t really care about the money.”

But the album isn’t all doom and gloom. “I think people will enjoy the songs on this album, and I think they will reflect what I’m talking about,” she says. To that end, Streisand has included her own spin on “Imagine” and “What a Wonderful World.”

And she’s still got time to root for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s latest iteration of A Star Is Born. (Streisand famously starred in the 1976 version with Kris Kristofferson and won a Best Original Song Oscar for “Evergreen.”) She even thinks another version could come around in another 20 years.

“Well, I predicted it. It’s very good,” she says of the movie’s success, before turning the conversation back to Trump. “I’m for everybody to succeed, you know…even at the beginning, [I thought] maybe [Trump] could turn it around. It’s like certain Supreme Court justices, who started off as conservative and got more liberal. You always hope for the best. But he’s disappointed me greatly.”

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Yes, Mandy Moore is Nice—But ‘There’s More to Who I Am’

Anyone who knows Mandy Moore will tell you she’s the nicest person they’ve ever met. Interviews refer to the 34-year-old as “America’s sweetheart” and “ the friend you’ve always wanted.” And while she appreciates the platitudes, they also make her a little uneasy. “I think those particular descriptors prevented me from finding momentum, workwise, because people saw me in one light,” she says. “There’s more to who I am.” Moore was only 15 when her hit song “Candy” debuted in 1999. She toured with *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys and starred in beloved teen movies like The Princess Diaries and A Walk to Remember. She wasn’t a tabloid fixture like her peers Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera, which gave her freedom to build her film résumé (Saved!, License to Wed) while still releasing music.

But there was personal upheaval behind the scenes. When Moore was 23, her mother left her father after 30 years of marriage for a woman. Moore discovered the relationship by accident, during a Christmas trip to North Carolina in a plot twist worthy of This Is Us: While setting up a laptop for her mom, she saw an email draft addressed to her. “I thought, Why is Mom writing me?” Moore says. “It was basically her telling us how she had fallen in love with a friend and was going to leave Dad.” It was the family’s last vacation together. Moore’s reaction was to protect her father, but as time passed—and through plenty of therapy—she came to understand her mom’s decision. “At the time I was left with no choice but to compartmentalize what was happening,” she says. Now “everyone is in a much better space, and they’re with the people that are better suited for them. All of that is a very happy ending, but it didn’t come without real struggle.”

What came next: Moore married musician Ryan Adams. “I couldn’t control what happened to my immediate family, but I could control starting my own.” She pauses, then adds, “Not the smartest decision. I didn’t choose the right person.”

Their marriage ended six years later, and Moore was ready for a new chapter. She felt “spiritually and fundamentally stuck” leading up to the divorce, and her career and friendships suffered for it. “I don’t feel guilty for it. I don’t fault myself for it,” she says of the divorce. “When people said, ‘I’m sorry,’ I was like, ‘No. Sorry would have been had I stayed in a very unhealthy situation.’ I didn’t. I found my way out. And when I did, things opened back up again.”

One of those things was This Is Us, which came at a time when Moore felt her career was at a standstill. She plays matriarch Rebecca Pearson, which often puts her at the center of the show’s deeply emotional storylines. “I’ve never been a part of something that means so much to the outside world,” Moore says. “It means just as much to all of us.”

It’s why Moore feels as wowed by the show now, at the start of season three, as she did when it premiered two years ago. “This Is Us has allowed me to show people that I’m not perpetually stuck in the realm of teen romantic comedies,” she says. “I’m a woman now. I’ve been married and divorced. I’ve had ups and downs, professionally and personally.”

Another thing that opened back up? Her love life. She met fiancé Taylor Goldsmith, front man of folk-rock group Dawes, in 2015. (It was a truly modern meet-cute: She posted a photo on Instagram praising the band, and Goldsmith contacted her to say thanks.) “I was still dealing with the trauma of my divorce when we started dating,” she says. “Taylor was steadfast in his support—that was a huge sign for me.” They’ve renovated a home together in Pasadena, and Moore tears up as she talks about getting married “later this year.” “He makes me melt. I can imagine no better partner,” she says. “He’s going to be the most tremendous father. I view the past as a stepping-stone to get me where I am today. I would gladly weather all of that a million times over if it brought me to Taylor again.”

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Yes, kids are in the picture, but don’t pressure her about it. “Maybe it’s true [about the biological clock], but fuck that narrative,” she says. Besides, the couple hopes to adopt, “so that will be a part of our lives, God willing.” Moore also plans to return to the recording studio. “I feel ready now,” she says. “I allowed other people’s perception of who I am and what I should be doing and how I should be doing it to permeate my relationship to music.”

Milo Ventimiglia, who plays her onscreen husband Jack, sees how she’s moving past her self-proclaimed “people pleaser” title: “She likes people happy, but she’s not a pleaser,” he says. “She just cares. She truly cares, both about the work and the experience.”

Moore has other goals for the future, including writing, directing, and producing. “If I’m not going to take advantage of the doors that have been opened because of This Is Us to shape the stories that I want to see,” she says, “then what’s the point? After years of not being able to find things that I felt challenged by, it’s really cool to potentially be in a position to find material and help create it.”

Whatever happens, though, Moore thinks her thirties and forties will bring good things. “You give less of a shit about how the world perceives you,” she says. “Now it’s more important to me to be self-satisfying. And I’m better at that. It just comes with time.”

Season three of This Is Us is on NBC now. Jessica Radloff is Glamour’s West Coast editor.
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This story originally appeared in the November 2018 Issue of Glamour.
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