August 28 2014

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The 411: BECCA’s Rebecca Morrice Williams


Rebecca Morrice Williams’s path to beauty superstardom started out as these things often do. While working as a makeup artist in her native Australia, Williams could not find the perfect foundation that provided the right shade range, finish, and wearability, so she created her own. After six years of scientific research and endless product testing, her namesake BECCA beauty line was born on the back of this notion of the perfect face base. A full range of skin-perfecting pigments (her best-selling Beach Tints, included) followed a decade later, many of which now stock the makeup bags of Julia Roberts, Naomi Watts, Helena Christensen, and a host of other groomed and glossy A-listers. With an ethos that is grounded in the importance of healthy, glowing skin, it was no big surprise that Williams ascribes to a beauty-from-the-inside-out mentality. Here, she shares her skincare secrets and beyond.

The Daily Dose: Take Your Vitamins
“I’m a firm believer in supplements—I see them as a kind of insurance policy for my health. My extensive list of vitamins consists of fish oils for my skin and hair, zinc for my immune system, magnesium, which is great for everything from your teeth to your muscles and mind, calcium, vitamin B complex, and vitamin C.”
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The Skin Savior: Deborah Selway
“I see Deborah Selway at Rejuva for all of my nonsurgical skincare treatments.”
4 Barker Ave., Como, Western Australia 6152, +61 (08) 9368 1573,

The Makeup Must-Have: Personal Best
“Our new BECCA Bronzing Skin Perfector is my skin staple. It’s a bronzing crème and primer in one and gives the perfect amount of color and coverage yet still feels slightly lightweight on the skin. My face is always lighter than my body, so this product allows me to darken my face but still look natural.”
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Fashion’s Night Out For Beauty Junkies


Fashion’s Night Out is quickly approaching, and for those of you whose hearts go pitter-patter for makeovers more than for extended hours at Louis Vuitton, here are a few initiatives that should get the blood pumping—that is, if the Diddy PSA didn’t already do the trick. Click here for a full list of participants and check out Vogue Daily’s neighborhood maps with all the best beauty happenings on September 10.


Get a free, full-size cleanser with any purchase of two products or more. That’s $40 worth of certified biodynamic goodness made with pure-living botanicals, free.
Stop By: Visit Jurlique at 477 Madison Ave. between 51st and 52nd St. or 436 W. Broadway at Prince St. in Soho.

C.O. Bigelow

In keeping with the old pharmacy tradition of selling food and beverages along with creams and salves for what ails you, the oldest apothecary in America will be offering complimentary sodas from its vintage soda fountain all day. It’ll also be handing out free Mentha Lip Shines—you know, so you can gloss-it-up post slurping.
Stop By: 414 Ave. of the Americas at W. 9th St.

Sally Hansen

Sally Hansen manicurists will be offering complimentary manicures at Tracy Reese’s boutique in honor of the limited-edition nail polish collections Hansen has created for Reese’s runway presentations for the past seven seasons.
Stop By: 641 Hudson St. between Horatio and Gansevoort St.

The Plaza Beauty by Warren-Tricomi

The experts and icons behind the elite beauty brands carried at the Plaza Retail Collection will combine forces for the occasion. Makeup artists from Smashbox and Becca will be on site for free consultations, representatives from Sjal Skincare and Comfort Zone will be providing mini facials, hand massages, and other spa treatments, and renowned stylists Joel Warren and Edward Tricomi will be presenting hair demonstrations showcasing fall’s key trends. Samples of Lisa Hoffman Skincare, Tocca, Revitalash, Luzern Skincare, Kai, Santa Maria Novella, MLAB, and Sponge Skincare will also abound—and who doesn’t like free samples?
Stop By: 1 W. 58th St. at Fifth Ave.


Make the Greek apothecary your late-night stop on the 10th. It’s planned an evening of cocktails and makeovers, including a detox bar serving complimentary antioxidant-infused beverages based on the skincare brand’s star ingredients—wild rose, pomegranate, thyme honey, and sugar crystal. There will also be makeovers using the company’s green makeup line as well as gift bags. And cupcakes.

Stop By: Korres Manhattan, 110 Wooster St. between Prince and Spring St., or Korres Brooklyn, 140 Montague St. between Clinton and Henry St.

Cle de Peau

The luxe makeup brand’s color creator, Lucia Pieroni, will be holding court at Bergdorf Goodman for the day and offering consultations at the counter. As one of our favorite editorial artists and a backstage favorite at New York and Paris fashion weeks, the chance to have Pieroni assess your face isn’t so much an opportunity as an honor. See you there.
Stop By: 754 Fifth Ave. at 57th St.


Clarins will be staging a series of “beauty parties” at locations across the city (as well as at Macy’s counters across the state) equipped with gratis Champagne and hors d’oeuvres, not to mention a series of complimentary mini beauty treatments.
Stop By: Click here for a list of citywide locations.

Angel by Thierry Mugler

Lovers of the original gourmand fragrance will have a chance to experience its creation through a hands-on workshop about its construction, followed by a mini spa olfactory journey with treatments using the award-winning Angel Les Parfums Corps collection.
Stop By: Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, and Saks stores throughout the city as well as Macy’s locations in Rego Park and Cross County.

Photo: Courtesy of The Plaza Retail Collection