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July 10 2014

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Red, White, and Blue Beauty (Minus the Nail Art)

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I want to make the “lip selfie” a thing. Blame it on my constant craving to experiment with the ever-expanding spectrum of lipsticks on the market. On the day I snapped this photo, my hair was particularly white (and not its usual plavender). When paired with Jin Soon’s Cool Blue nail lacquer and Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Fascinante, I wound up with a look I’ve dubbed “unintentional patriotism.” If your hair happens to be platinum, this lipstick-mani combo is an easy beauty boost that channels the 4th of July spirit (without resorting to tacky nail art—#sorrynotsorry). For an added dose of Americana, don some denim, fringe, or—the obvious—stars and stripes.

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Orange Lipstick: This Weekend’s Beauty MVP

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No matter where you’re headed this holiday weekend, you can probably count on sticky, super-humid temps. Since foundation, mascara, and other melt-away makeup is out of the question, we’re leaving room in our toiletry bags for other TSA-friendly beauty gems and saving space by taking only one tube of lipstick: a bullet of bright orange. Paired with beachy waves and bare skin, a swipe of juicy tangerine is all you need to pull together your look (and complement a tan). In fact, the color works for both day and night, as proven by Taylor Swift (spotted on the streets of New York City) and Alexa Chung (glammed up for the Serpentine Gallery’s summer soiree in London). You can opt for a sheer, easy-to-wear formula, like Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Sheer Candy Glossy Balm in Tangy Mandarine, or try a more opaque finish with NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Timanfaya. You can even pair this bold hue with your bikini—though we suggest a long-wear version if you plan on splashing in the sea.

Photo: Getty

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5 Carry-On Friendly Products to Pack This Weekend

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Before you pack up and roll out to the beach or a barbecue, we suggest including these TSA-friendly essentials in your carry-on. From body oil to bikini wax strips, these pint-sized picks have you covered from head to toe.

Kahina Giving Beauty Glow Box

Inspired by Moroccan hammams, use the Rosemary Lavender Argan Soap to exfoliate dry patches; Fez Body Serum to add shine to limbs; and Argan Oil to soothe dry summer skin and tame frizz in a pinch.

$75; net-a-porter.com

Chanel Le Jour, La Nuit, Le Weekend

No need to pack multiple lotions and potions—this simple and sleek trio will effectively “resynchronize” your complexion via a day, night, and weekend cream that are purposely designed to play well together. Come back home feeling relaxed and looking refreshed.

$98; chanel.com

Bumble and Bumble Surf Travel Set

Sand is like glitter: It lingers long after the party is over. This scaled-down set comprised of Surf Foam Shampoo, Surf Crème Conditioner, and cult-favorite Surf Spray imparts breezy texture and wind-tousled waves—minus the mess.

$28; bumbleandbumble.com

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Globe Trotter Golden Travel Spray Case

It’s safe to say that notable nose Francis Kurkdjian knows a thing or two about traveling—he circled the globe four times last year alone. To carry your fragrance safely from one country to another, he developed this refillable travel spray. Rousing your senses post-red-eye has never looked chicer.

$105; neimanmarcus.com

Completely Bare Wax on the Go-Go

If your hotel room doesn’t boast a microwave, don’t sweat it. These heat- and mess-free wax strips are the perfect way to touch up your bikini line or upper lip before hitting the beach. Even better: A small bottle of Don’t Grow There hair inhibitor cream helps prevent ingrowns and slows down stubble.

$9.99; perfumania.com

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Brows and Black Liner: The Ultimate Summer Beauty Duo

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The fashion set flocked to London’s Hyde Park for the Serpentine Gallery’s annual summer soiree. It was the catwalkers who kept it simple last night, however, that ultimately won out (in terms of beauty, at least): Arizona Muse and Cara Delevingne.

Both models kept their looks fairly unfussy, ensuring that melted makeup and incessant touch-ups wouldn’t be a part of their party agenda. Delevingne, whose brows have always been an iconic asset, paired her arches with a thick, black band along her top lashes, while Muse accentuated her dark blond strands with defined brows, liner, and a few swipes of mascara. As we venture into the dog days of summer, we’ll be keeping the following budge-proof basics close at hand: MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set and Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Precision Longwear Eyeliner.

Photos: Getty

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L.A.’s Best-Kept Skincare Secret

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marianne-kehoe-skin-studioPutting your best face forward has never been easier, thanks to skincare guru Marianne Kehoe and her new wellness studio tucked away just minutes off of Hollywood’s beaten path. With a client roster that includes Liberty Ross, Agyness Deyn, and Jeremy Scott, Kehoe’s customized technique to treating skin from the inside out is what’s made her private and unassuming studio one of L.A.’s best-kept secrets. In line with her holistic approach to skincare, the pro favors specialized Iderm galvanic facials (a service that involves an electrode mask to stimulate circulation) and infusions (like the nonacid vitamin A infusion peel that boosts cell turnover) over any invasive treatments or even dermabrasion that tends to be inflammatory. And whether clients visit the high-tech mPulse infrared sauna (which uses infrared wavelengths to help clear up acne and eczema) or tuck away for a private skin-tightening treatment, these low-key quarters deliver real results. While you’re there, we also suggest snagging Kehoe’s signature Osmosis Clear Facial Conditioner (a product that has quickly gained a cult following among her celeb clientele): Adjusted harmonic frequencies in the spray’s water molecules are said to improve the physiology of the skin.

Marianne Kehoe Skin Studio, 4383 Tujunga Avenue, Suite L, Studio City, California; mkskinstudio.com

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