As Diana Vreeland famously said, “The eye has to travel…” and now your nose can, too. Each season, Maiyet cofounders Paul van Zyl and Kristy Caylor partner with artisans around the world on everything from fabric to jewelry. And for their first eau de parfum, they pulled scents from those same regions. Think unexpected, earthy, slightly androgynous notes: There’s saffron, jasmine, and sandalwood from India, where Van Zyl and Caylor work with hand-loomers and embroiderers; patchouli from Indonesia, where they source their batik patterns; myrrh from East Africa, where they do their metalworking; as well as Italian bergamot, Madagascan vanilla, Haitian vetiver, and American cedar. In keeping with Maiyet’s ethical mind-set, Barneys partnered with the Kustha Project, an organization that promotes economic empowerment through fair trade and labor, to harvest the myrrh. Even better: Five percent of each Maiyet bottle purchased this week will be donated to the cause—so you can smell good and do good while your senses enjoy a jet-lag-free escape.
Maiyet Eau de Parfum, $195, available at Barneys New York.
There were plenty of smoke shows at the Emmys tonight—Taylor Schilling, Kate Mara, and Lizzy Caplan, to name just three—but the eyes that stood out in a sea of bronze, black, and gray belonged to Kerry Washington. Playing off the blue miniskirt underneath Washington’s fiery orange Prada gown, makeup artist Carola Gonzalez created shimmery navy lids using Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow in Cosmos up into the crease and along the lower lashes, topping the azure pigment with Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow in Forever Platinum. For definition, Neutrogena Nourishing Eye Liner in Twilight Blue was applied on the inner waterline before lashes were lacquered with “four coats” of Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara. To enhance her already bulked-up fringe, a few falsies were added. “Lashes are what seal the deal,” said Gonzalez. The pro attributed the celeb’s flawless base to Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX11 and sculpted cheekbones to Neutrogena Healthy Skin Custom Glow Blush & Bronzer in Raisin Glow—a “universal shade,” the face painter noted, that flatters the entire spectrum of skin tones. Washington’s nude nail polish was the inspiration for her matching lip: Neutrogena’s MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Warm Caramel. Despite all the buzz surrounding the Scandal star, and the fact that E! was predicting what she would wear down the red carpet during their prep session (all options the actress found “hilarious”), Washington wasn’t the only one the glam squad had their eyes on—4-month-old Isabelle was in tow. “She’s always the center of attention,” quipped Gonzalez. I guess a nomination, a hit television show, and svelte post-baby silhouette won’t win you everything.
We thought we saw a lot of buns at the VMAs, and then the Emmys happened less than 24 hours later. This time around we’re talking about the kind you wear high or low on your head…not the voluptuous curves seen on the likes of Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj, and Jennifer Lopez. While the styles tonight’s television stars wore didn’t twerk or fill out a dress, the low-dos that Claire Danes and January Jones sported were equally as impressive. Here, the pros that gave the classic chignon a radical red-carpet update break down how to get these not-so-basic buns.
A Givenchy gown with a glittering collar of ruby-encrusted dragonflies called for hair to be up, explained pro Peter Butler of Danes’ “not too coiffed” look. After working Leonor Greyl Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice through damp strands and misting Voluforme around the hairline to boost roots, he blew everything dry and finished by making a soft side part. Using a bungee band, Butler gathered the length into a low pony before spritzing the tail with Laque Souple for grip. Next, a fishtail plait was formed and tied off with a clear elastic, wrapped counterclockwise around the base, and secured in place with straight U-shaped hairpins. “The French kind without a zigzag through the stem move in and out of the hair faster, and I think they’re actually sturdier,” he said. (Note to self: Pick up a few packs of bobbies next month in Paris.) Butler finished by gently pulling the braid apart for texture.
Hair guru Renato Campora adapted the “Victorian roll” to fit Jones’ “modern Grace Kelly” gown designed by Prabal Gurung. He created a strong foundation by prepping strands with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Mega Firm Hold Gel and Heat & Protect Spray, then rough-drying them with a blow-dryer. After splitting the hair into two equal sections and applying more gel to the palms of his hands, Campora twisted the sides back, starting just above the ear and finishing at the nape. He joined both sides together, tied them off with an elastic, and pinned the ends up off the neck. Jones’ bangs were then trimmed to just above her brows, treated to the same product cocktail, and broken up with fingers and a blow-dryer. “A round brush would make them look too pretty,” noted Campora. And when you’re the blond bombshell that is Betty Draper, pretty is the least of your problems.
For mane master Mara Roszak, this evening’s Emmys were all about “cool girl” hair. While both her clients, Michelle Dockery and Kate Mara, had drastically different looks, they shared a similar vibe in that neither was the least bit “fussy.”
The Downton Abbey star’s Rosie Assoulin dress called for a “simple but modern” chignon, capped off by a graphic gold barrette from jewelry designer Ana Khouri. To add an element of hold, Roszak began by blowing out Dockery’s strands with L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Blow Out HeatSpray and a round brush. Next, she separated two sizable sections on either side of a center part and pulled the rest of the length back into a braid, eventually winding the plait into a low bun at the nape of the neck. “The braid is a beautiful detail, but it also helps hold and seal in those little hairs that [typically] poke out of your bun,” Roszak explained. To finish, she took the two front sections and wrapped them around the base of the chignon, securing both in place with pins.
Before Roszak started styling the former House of Cards celeb, she cut a few inches off the back of the Mara’s bob to give it “an A-line shape that wasn’t too blunt.” To enhance the natural texture, she rough-dried strands using L’Oréal Paris Boost It High Lift Creation Spray before giving them a slight bend with a one-half-inch curling iron and piecing out the ends with TXT Hyper-Fix Putty. The final effect was “beachy” and “effortless”—the perfect juxtaposition to Mara’s rather intricate black-and-white J. Mendel gown.
Tonight’s Emmy stars are likely putting the finishing touches on their hair and makeup, downing that final flute of nerve-canceling champagne, and getting zipped—or for many, sewed into—their designer gowns. Here, the tools three top pros are using on TV’s elite.
Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream: “It’s important to make sure the skin [from the neck down] looks just as flawless as the face. This cream adds sheen and blurs out imperfections so I don’t have to layer on body makeup—nobody wants that all over their gown.”
Tarte Not So Slick Oil-Absorbing Blotting Papers: “I keep these stocked in my kit. I would rather my girls blot away shine than add layers of aging powders throughout the night.”
NuFace Trinity: “This mighty, microcurrent tool tones and lifts the face. Every woman wants more defined cheekbones!”
Head & Shoulders Green Apple Shampoo: “I keep this shampoo in my kit just in case a client needs their hair washed before we begin the glam process. I love it because [the formula] leaves hair smelling delicious and feeling soft.”
Ibiza round brushes: “These add shine and volume whether hair is worn up or down.”
Croc Greenion eco-friendly blowdryer: “I use this on every client. It’s efficient without being too loud or heavy.”
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream: “This beautiful moisturizer leaves skin plump and dewy, and lends just the right amount of sheen.”
Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation Illuminator in IL-01: “I add this to the bridge of the nose and the very tops of the cheekbones to bring life and light to the face. The shimmer is very finely milled so skin looks moist and dewy—not sparkly.”
Dior Manicure Essentials: “I always have an edited nail kit including a nail file, polish remover, nippers, and a few basic colors. You’d be surprised how many times I’ve done a glamorous 30-second, three-toed pedicure!”