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ARRANGE AN Outdoor “Living” Wall
Green Beans • There are so many ways to turn this bright and crunchy crop into a standout side dish. Here are some of our Test Kitchen’s favorite ideas:
Sunny Summer Reads
The Best of Our Tests
Testing in the Real World • We asked our at-home testers what they love about trying out the latest products — here’s what they told us.
Watercolor Looks • Stash your heavier makeup as the weather gets warmer and “paint” on the new, more translucent liquid and gel formulas for eyes, cheeks and lips — they instantly perk up skin, yet feel light as air. Turn the page for easy how-tos (no tools needed)!
inside the GH Beauty Lab
NEW + HOT • The latest and most exciting finds we’ve come across this month
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT WITCH HAZEL
HOW TO CARE for EVERY SKIN TONE • Variations in pigment levels and other factors make certain skin tones more prone to particular issues. Top dermatologists detail the most common challenges and the best ways to prevent and treat them for your healthiest, most radiant complexion through the years.
tested this month SUNSCREENS • No matter what your skin tone, experts agree that daily application of a broad-spectrum SPF on any exposed skin is the most important skincare step. Here, the best body formulas you can buy this year.
Boost your HAIR COLOR for SUMMER • You can add pop and dimension to any shade with strategically woven ribbons of lighter or deeper color, but not all highlights and lowlights are created equal. In this guide, professional hair colorists decode the many variations and explain how to find the best for you.
Merge Your Mudroom With the Front Entry • Built-in cabinets and a bench — not to mention a combo of bright colors and cheery textiles — help this front door area do double duty. Each family member has a cubby for their belongings, and hooks and a closet help conceal clutter and keep coats, bags and hats out of the way. Designer Bria Hammel’s decor choices introduced softness to an otherwise utilitarian space. “The windowpane door brings in tons of natural light, which enhances the overall design,” she says.
Polished +Bright • Amp up your home’s style with ingenious indoor and outdoor decor ideas from this gleaming California abode. And keep rooms sparkling with tried-and-true tips from GH’s resident cleaning expert.
SUPER SURFACE SAVERS • Keep high-traffic floors, furniture and more in tip-top shape with these GH Cleaning Lab finds.
Transform a Room With Paint. • A fresh coat of paint can dramatically change the vibe of a space and make it easier to clean—but choosing the right formula is key. HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams’ Infinity, a durable interior paint and primer available in flat, satin and semi-gloss sheens, hits the mark. Just one coat of this scratch-resistant, scuff-resistant and stain-repellent acrylic paint will freshen up your space. Reinvent your room with the Rustic Farmhouse Color collection and use Infinity to make it last. A few of our favorites:
PERFECT PATIO • Outdoor spaces need care too. Make sure yours is always guest-ready with these simple steps.
BATH BASICS • Try these tips for a top-to-bottom shine in the mostused room in the house.
How to CLEAN ANYTHING • Follow these step-by-step guides from our GH Cleaning Lab pros to deep-clean often-overlooked spots.
Washing machine • Trapped water and residue in your machine can lead to mold and odors. Freshen it fast!
Household sponges • Kitchen sponges are loaded with bacteria — in our test, these techniques killed over 99.9% of three common strains.