No matter how steamy your skin gets, these foundations will hold up in the hottest of moments. From the overcrowded streets, to lounging at the beach, these formulas will keep your skin shine-free. No matter your tone, skin type, or budget, we have finds for every gal, leaving you Hollywood ready when the temperatures rise.
Limit the glisten with Airflash Spray Foundation by Dior. Thanks to a unique diffusion technology this foundation goes on light as mist, giving skin a soft tint that is sure to last through those hot summer days. ($62)
As women, we always tend to browse the beauty counters at Bloomingdale’s or Macy’s for the newest products out there. We look forward to admiring La Mer creams, Dior eye shadows and Chanel nail polishes. Never considering how the pearlescent pigment in Chanel’s Le Vernis nail polish in Black Pearl is made or how the glittery shimmer in a Dior smoky eye palette is developed. All we see is the beauty of it all. Companies such as L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, and Revlon are leaders in their industry, averaging high earnings in the Dow Jones. Cosmetics giant L’Oreal, maker of Maybelline mascara and Garnier hair products, expects to “outperform the market in 2013 and achieve another year of sales and profit growth,” according to Chairman Jean-Paul Agon. We cannot fathom the success of large brands without taking into consideration the technology and raw materials that are behind the creation of numerous beauty products. We sought out to learn more from Diana D’ Ecclesiis, a raw materials account executive, who touches on the importance of her job and explains how all those glittery eye shadows you're dying to buy at Sephora are made!
Remember looking at Farrah Fawcett’s infamous Charlie’s Angels poster or Gisele Bunchen’s Victoria's Secret ad and thinking, “I want her hair!” In spirit of keeping the memory alive, we’re going decade by decade with the help of Sally Hershberger Downtown’s expert hairstylist Hansen Liu and commentating on some of the most iconic women to model your hairstyles after when heading into the salon.
A new era of glitter is taking New York City by storm. But, instead of bedazzling our eyes and lips, were taking it back, age ten style, to glittery nails with more force than ever before. When taking glitter into account, there’s a fine line between glamorous and looking like you’re on your way to a Spice Girls concert. Through extensive research, and many failed manicures, we’re presenting you with the best and most sophisticated Glitter nail polishes to hit the market.
Japanese cosmetics brands have long had a presence in the high-end American beauty market. Shiseido and Shu Uemura products have been widely available in the United States since the '90’s and have many adherents who appreciate the high quality of these brands. A few years ago, cosmetics retail giant Sephora introduced us to Imju’s Fiberwig Mascara, which promised to create as-long-as-fake lashes with its high-tech formula. Since then, interest in Japanese cosmetics and skincare brands have expanded rapidly as beauty enthusiasts spread the word about favorite products via blogs and message boards. Most of this hype is focused not on high-end cosmetics, but on drugstore and youth-market brands not normally sold outside of Asia.
NARS worked with makeup artist Georgie Eisdell to create the beauty look for Carey Mulligan who attended the opening ceremony and premiere of The Great Gatsby at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Beauty editors and makeup artists alike would agree, a bold red lip with minimal eye shadow is always in.
“It’s a big statement for her and we wanted to keep this look as modern as possible,” said Georgie Eisdell about the NARS look she created for Carey Mulligan. “I’ve only once created a red lip with her, but I loved the idea of contrast with the pale pink dress. I felt strongly about that being the focus of the look. I knew I wanted to go bold when I saw the dress. I thought a red lip would be so striking.”
One step into Dana Ionato’s chair at Sally Hershberger Downtown and you’ll say goodbye to foils. Balayage, a French method of hand painting hair is the new up and coming process being used by hair colorists across the globe. It’s a more natural process for your locks and less harsh than that '70s foil look. There’s no one who does balayage better than Dana Ionato. Ionato, initially studied under a French hairdresser where she learned to perfect her craft. If you’re looking for a chic yet relaxed city vibe and to experiment with different hair color then Sally Hershberger Downtownis a rare gem in the trendy Meatpacking District. Ionato gives us the low down on the science behind balayage, how to maintain your hair color, and what the best products are for color treated hair!
Beauty Balm Creams have always maintained their fair popularity to those that have great skin but most use as their primer or just their foundation and a refresher. Today, BB Creams are created for just about any skin type but for the incoming warmer months, less foundation and more beauty balm is ideal.
Applying any foundation and makeup in general in a hot room with no AC or fan running can probably ruin a gal's day but these quick non-messy BB creams can be applied with just our hands! We look finished and touched up, it's simply awesome. We all know the awesomeness of BB Creams but most out there in some drugs stores or your fave makeup seller carry BB Creams with SPF in them, even better, almost perfect!
Working with legends such as Sally Hershberger, Marie Robinson, and now most recently the Serge Normant Salon. Tommy Buckett is sought out by talented directors, fashion designers and celebrities for his extensive work on the red carpet, in Films and backstage at Fashion shows. You can catch him regularly at New York City Fashion Week styling models for runway shows such as, Kate Spade and Joy Cioci. Buckett sits down with me to dish about his favorite work he’s done on the red carpet, his realistic approach towards hairstyling, and where he thinks the beauty industry is headed next!
Toss away the thought that bubble baths are just for kids...they aren't and they rock. Once in a while, taking a bath is just the thing you need—a nice, relaxing, quiet retreat into your own little world, complete with bubbles. And if you invite someone to join you, even better. Here are our top picks for the best smelling and most bubbly of bubble baths around.