3 posts tagged "Alana Zimmer"
Last night, the glitterati turned out to fête the arrival of François Nars’ new book, Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself, which is hitting shelves this month. But the nineties-era supermodels that the famed face painter is best known for primping were outnumbered by newcomers like Alana Zimmer, Ginta Lapina, Ajak Deng, and Britt Maren. The four catwalkers, all of whom have spent a fair bit of time in the makeup artist’s chair, were eager to talk skincare. “Always mix your foundation with a moisturizer,” Zimmer offered up as the best backstage beauty tip she’s ever gotten. “And wear skin oils,” Lapina added. Maren, who is back to blonde after spending the Fall show season a rich brunette, has an even simpler regimen: “For me it’s just really about drinking water and moisturizing. I use CeraVe when I want a plain basic one and I have Embryolisse, which I use all the time, too.” As for her ever-changing crop, Maren’s hair is slightly longer than it’s been recently and a pretty shade of honey gold. “Lena at Ion [Studio] took me back to blonde,” she pointed out, mentioning that her days as the poster child for platinum may not be behind her. “I did really like [the bleach],” Maren admits of the strand-damaging process Guido Palau brought back into popular favor at last spring’s Balenciaga show. “I was just talking about going a little bit lighter. It was something different.” There’s always next spring.
In this age of Photoshop and digital retouching, beautiful airbrushed faces are a dime a dozen. But there are only a select few models whose skin is as flawless as it seems in pictures. Alana Zimmer is one of them. Zimmer is a runway mainstay, and at the best shows the calendar has to offer, too: Already this season, she has made appearances at Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Thakoon, Christopher Kane, Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Jil Sander, Dries Van Noten, and Rick Owens, where we caught up with the Canadian beauty to talk complexion perfection. “I’m crazy about my skin,” she confirmed, revealing that the secret to her success is Ling in New York. “They only have a few products,” Zimmer pointed out, but she uses nearly all of them. “I like their masks and exfoliator a lot,” she specified. Here, we give you the Alana Zimmer daily regimen, which also includes a mask and a peel once a week. We’re going to assume that part of her blemish-less, line-free face is due to good genes, but giving her routine a whirl couldn’t hurt.
Step One: Cleanse
Alana likes: Dr. Alkaitis Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser
Step Two: Toner
Alana likes: Ling Replenishing Hydrator
Step Three: Serum
Alana Likes: Ling Freeze & Uncrease Freeze Serum
Step Four: Moisturize
Alana Likes: Ling Oxygen + Multi-Vitamin Nourishment for Normal to Combination Skin
Textured waves and bronzed skin are a given in summer editorials, but this year, thanks to runway trends, they’ve got some company in the form of colored hair streaks and ultra-bright eye shadow. Credit goes to Flare magazine for getting all four elements into one well-choreographed spread. The Canadian glossy’s June issue features a beach-ready Alana Zimmer equipped with turquoise, pink, and green accents through the mid-lengths of her light brown tresses, as well as orange eye shadow that extends all the way from her upper lash line to her well-manicured brows. And that’s not just any orange eye shadow you’re looking at; face painter Geneviève Lenneville dipped into Make Up For Ever’s new collection of Aqua Cream shadows, which boast hyper-pigmented formulas that are enriched with mother of pearl and also happen to be waterproof. Surf’s up, indeed.