August 21 2014

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The Fab Five: First Blush


There’s something about spring that makes us really excited about blush—like, really excited. It’s not that we don’t use the cheek enhancer in the winter months—we do—but the experience lacks the enthusiasm with which we grab for a stick, pot, or palette of pink pigment when temperatures climb toward the 70 degree mark. Lucky for us, April’s showers have brought May flowers—and a cornucopia of flush-fashioning creams, liquids, powders, and gels to play with. Here, five of our favorite new offerings.

Sheer Genius
Estée Lauder Pure Color Cheek Rush in 04 Techno Jam
As part of Lauder’s summer Cello Shots collection of gel-based, pop-y lip and cheek colors, this buildable water-light formula imparts a subtle see-through stain.

Twist and Pout
Revlon Baby Stick in Sunset
Revlon artistic director Gucci Westman’s favorite multitasking tinted balm is back for spring in a limited-edition palette of three new colors, including this transparent cerise. The emollient twist-up stick has a buttery-smooth consistency that glides on, leaving behind just a hint of dewy color. As an added bonus, the miniature tube fits nicely in any number of well-appointed bags or clutches.

Loco for Coco
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée
Josie Maran may have made Argan oil the signature ingredient in her green-leaning color collection, and there’s some of the emollient elixir in her latest launch, too. But these innovative blushes also harness the hydrating benefits of coconut water to create a new-era product that applies like a cooling cream blush with the staying power of a stain.

Powder Hour
Edward Bess Blush Extraordinaire in Bed of Roses
This velvety compact probably has the most impressive color payoff of the bunch, but it’s not heavy—far from it. Instead, Bess’ ultrafine powder blends into the skin for a beautiful natural finish that can be worn sheer or ultra-concentrated.

Brick House
Bobbi Brown Limited-Edition Shimmer Brick Compact in Lilac Rose
For a fresh flush and a dose of illuminating radiance, nothing beats a shimmer brick. Brown’s iconic palette has gotten a frosty update for spring, featuring bright pink, golden pink, and icy pink pearl pigments housed in her signature glossy black mirrored compact.

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The 411: Edward Bess


We love an early achiever, and model-turned-makeup entrepreneur Edward Bess definitely fits the bill. While most of us were busy mastering the art of the keg stand in our teenage years, Bess was launching a modeling career and then, in 2006, at the ripe old age of 20, his own eponymous beauty line. Bess’ Lip Wardrobe, a sleek black lacquered box filled with ten lipsticks and five glosses hand-picked for their universally flattering undertones, premiered at Bergdorf Goodman, where it promptly sold out. Makeup for the eyes and face (we’re particularly fond of his Sheer Satin Foundation) followed. Most recently, Bess released his first foray into skincare: the algae- and shea butter-packed Black Sea Deep Hydration Cream. We expect it will come in handy next month at fashion week when many a model’s skin (and our own) is in a state of disrepair. Here, Bess—who divvies up his time between L.A. and New York—shares some of his favorite beauty addresses.

The Skin Solution: Edward Bess Deep Hydration Cream

“I can’t be without this cream from my new range. It’s inspired by the Black Sea and I apply it every morning and night; my skin has never looked or felt better.”

Edward Bess Deep Hydration Cream, $90,

The Face Saver: Jordana Matiolo

“I see Jordana Mattioli at Dr. Adam Kolker’s office. She is the ultimate skin guru. Her touch is gentle, but her extractions are thorough. I sleep while she works her magic and wake up to squeaky clean skin.”

Jordana Mattioli at Dr. Adam Kolker, 710 Park Ave., NYC, (212) 744-6500,

The Long Hair Lover: Jean Francois

“My mane is no-fuss and I only go for a trim every few months. Jean Francois at J. Sisters is a whiz and never cuts too much off.”

J. Sisters Salon, 41 W. 57th St., 2nd fl, NYC, (212) 750-2485,

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Sephora, At Your Service; Armani Sees Bleue; And More…


Attention, New York-based Sephora fans: The beauty emporium will officially begin its same-day delivery service tomorrow. A simple call to 1-877-Sephora for an emergency order of your favorite mascara or foundation will bring a product escort right to your door—in a branded MINI cooper no less! [Sephora]

Courtney Cox’s latest role? Home editor of In the former Friends star’s first column, she extols the virtues of Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free for Brunettes hair dye for “dark-haired girls who don’t like red hues” and Edward Bess makeup. []

Giorgio Armani is immortalizing his Saharan nights, all-blue Spring collection with a new fragrance, fittingly called La Femme Bleue. If you thought those navy turbans were hard to come by, get a load of this: Only 1,000 bottles of the black iris and dark chocolate eau have been produced, ringing in at a whopping $600 a pop. [T]

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