35 posts tagged "Aveda"
When Prescriptives decided to shutter its doors two years ago, I had two reactions in quick succession: sadness at the loss of the brand I’d been using almost exclusively since teen-dom, then panic about whether I would be able to stockpile enough of its bestsellers to last me for the rest of eternity. Most could be replaced with similar products from other brands, I discovered—except, that is, for my beloved Traceless Skin Responsive Tint. The tinted moisturizer with a slightly illuminating natural coverage that didn’t feel at all makeup-y was, in a word, perfection. I did manage to amass enough to last me until recently, but as I was desperately squeezing the final drop out of the final tube, I decided it was finally time to search for a replacement. Here is the latest group of contenders that are currently in the running.
Chantecaille Just Skin Anti-Smog Tinted Moisturizer
Chantecaille’s formula is packed with botanicals like honeysuckle, edelweiss, and green tea, plus moisturizing sodium hyaluronate. The rich formula feels a bit more like a foundation than a tinted moisturizer, making it a viable option on the occasion when more coverage is needed. It is my hands-down winner in the packaging department, but be warned: Its good looks don’t come cheap.
Physicians Formula Organic Wear Tinted Moisturizer
As it’s entirely natural (100 percent of ingredients are from natural origin, and more than 80 percent from organic origin), Physician Formula’s offering is a great idea for those with more reactive skin—i.e. me, at least once a month. Remember to shake the tube first, otherwise the filmy formula tends to separate in an undesirable way. The coverage is lightweight enough for everyday use and absorbs easily. Bonus: It’s a total bargain.
Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint
I count myself a big fan of Liz Earle’s skincare, so when I heard that the British naturalist was branching out into makeup I was understandably excited. Her first product to be available stateside is a tinted moisturizer packed with enough vitamin E, borage, and avocado for a super-creamy consistency. Though it was a little too rich for my summertime needs, once the temperature drops, my prediction is that it will feel just right.
$34, available beginning September 8 at www.uk.lizearle.com.
As is apparent to anyone who has seen me of late, I’ve been hitting the beach hard. Nothing too glamorous—just a few hours at Fort Tilden on the weekends, followed by a fried fish sandwich (or two) in Far Rockaway. But rays are rays and thanks to some precise layering of SPF 30 and Hampton Sun SPF 4 Tanning Oil, I am working on a very enviable glow. I reserve heavier SPF 50 formulas for my face. They keep my freckles at bay, but post-sun I need to apply some elbow grease to ensure my skin is completely cleansed from what can be pore-clogging lotion. That means a scrub is in order, although I can only really handle a mild exfoliant that doesn’t strip my complexion of much-needed moisture. Enter Aveda’s new Tourmaline Charged Radiant Skin Refiner, a creamy, white clay wash that uses bamboo extract and a fine tourmaline gemstone powder to remove residue and dead skin while detoxifying. It’s tough-acting, so the possibility of breakouts is a non-issue, but not overly abrasive, which means my skin is left smooth, bright, and most important, uniformly bronzed.
The first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970, and was organized as an environmental “teach-in” with scholarly debate. Since then, the annual holiday has gotten a bit sexier. Hippies, vegan rock stars, eco-celebrities, and green-minded types now embrace April 22 (or the entire month) as a chance to pay respects to the planet while also enjoying some sustainably good times. With that mind, we rounded up the ten best Earth Day beauty deals, worthy causes to support with a click, and tree-planting festivities to help make it easy to be green come Friday.
Tickets are sold out to the second annual Origins Rocks Earth Month concert with Train tonight, but the gig will be streamed live at 8 p.m. and rebroadcast tomorrow on Origins’ site to extend the global celebration. As added incentive to tune in, Origins will plant a tree through its partner American Forests: Global ReLeaf on behalf of every viewer.
Here’s a good reason to prune your potions stash on April 22. Bring any skincare product from any brand into any Origins store and you’ll receive one of its full-size, paraben-free cleansers. The tubes are made with limited-edition graffiti-designed packaging that’s derived from 30 percent post-consumer plastics with caps crafted with 100 percent recycled plastics.
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Just Say Yes
The Yes To brand (Yes to Carrots, Yes to Cucumbers…) is taking 25 percent off their antioxidant-rich skincare goods when you shop online from now until April 24. We’re partial to the new Yes to Tomatoes Roller Ball Stick—a genius penlike tool that clears up acne and redness (plus delivers a mini massage). Enter the code “EARTH” at checkout.
Yes to Tomatoes Roller Ball Stick, $9.99, www.yestocarrots.com.
Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy have a thing for blondes. Their California gold rush collection for Spring necessitated a gaggle of tawny-haired catwalkers, and so, too, did their Days of Heaven-derived Fall offering. “She’s a girl from the country,” hairstylist Odile Gilbert said of the matte-textured manes she was coating with Aveda Air Control hair spray and its Phomollient Styling Foam mousse, which she worked into strands with her hands to get piece-y definition. “The spirit is a field of wheat,” she continued of the mostly flaxen locks she was styling with side parts and “supernatural,” sweeping half-up-half-downs, secured with a thin, loose braid and the occasional gilded fan-shaped hair clip designed by the Mulleavys. “It’s a mess under control,” Gilbert concluded of her handiwork. Discussing the “pastoral beauty” look, makeup artist James Kaliardos said, “It’s the light at dawn and dusk”—those brief moments of the day that photographers often refer to as “the magic hour” for the sun’s lovely glow. Building an eye reminiscent of a “stormy sunset,” Kaliardos glided a pre-mixed blend of MAC Pro Cream Colour Base in Nude and Yellow Scream over models’ lids, adding its gray/lavender Eyeshadow in Crystal through the crease. Brows were diffused ever so slightly with a layer of MAC Eyeshadow in Soba, a nutty beige. To give girls an authentic, straight-off-the farm touch, Kaliardos coated their lashes with MAC Pro Longwear concealer in NC-45 to lighten. Complexions were left pretty bare, save for a dusting of MAC Blush in So Sweet So Easy, a bright pink, that Kaliardos dragged on the top of cheekbones and across the nose ridge before carving out a minimal contour with its Sculpt and Shape powder in Bone Beige. Finishing touches came in the form of a rosy-brown lip painted with MAC Lipstick in Photo and nails lacquered with Deborah Lippmann’s No More Drama. But not every girl got the metallic copper polish. Lindsey Wixson and Karlie Kloss, both born Midwesterners, were treated to ten fingers of Lippmann’s Jessica Rabbit, a red-sequins varnish that she hand-mixed for the show to match the stunning red gowns the two models wore on the runway. So, was it an accurate homage to America’s bread basket? “It’s like glam Kansas,” Wixson offered. “It’s not a thoroughfare for fashion, but it’s home to me.”
Makeup artist Tom Pecheux told us that metallics would be huge for Fall when we ran into him this morning, and they’ve already made two appearances today. The first was courtesy of Pecheux himself on cheeks and lips at Peter Som; the second came a few short hours later in the models’ hair at Jason Wu. “We are working on simplicity and elegance,” coiffing star Odile Gilbert said of her sleek updos, which featured a wide paintbrush-stroke of gold leaf pigment, designed to resemble a feather. Prepping hair with Aveda Smooth Infusions Style-Prep Smoother, Gilbert parted hair down the center before securing it in a ponytail above the nape of the neck with a clear elastic. Gathering the lengths, Gilbert twisted two sections together, folding them back into the base for a looped effect. “Jason was really inspired by the restoration of Versailles this season,” makeup artist Diane Kendal offered up as the reason behind Gilbert’s gilded hair streak and her own “rich, opulent eye,” which was the focus of the face. On clean skin, Kendal smudged MAC’s eye shadow in Smothered, a creamy blue pigment that’s new for Fall, across lids before blending it with MAC Through The Night eye shadow, a navy powder, on the inner and outer corners. Then, to add a bit of drama, she dragged its eye shadow in Carbon, a velvety black, downward at the outer corners. MAC eye liner in Marine Ultra sculpted both lash lines, while a dollop of Pigment in Old Gold in the center of the eye and in the inner corners added a luminescent glow. A few strokes of MAC Haute & Naughty mascara and a round of brow-bleaching kept things super-luxurious, but still modern. The same sensibility translated to nails, where CND’s Jan Arnold was on hand to show off pre-painted sets of deep burgundy polish accented with almond-shaped, gold-painted tips. That’d be one coat of CND Dark Ruby, topped off with one coat of Bloodline, followed by an elongated stroke of its Gold Chrome across the “smile line,” for those of you looking to play Jason Wu at home.