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July 30 2014

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4 posts tagged "Goody"

Do The Wave

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I have the same gripe about my hair as curly girls everywhere: When the layers get long, they have a tendency to go triangular, with too much weight on my shoulders and not enough volume at the crown or on the sides. Needless to say, it’s a challenge for even the most consummate of professionals to deal with. So, after flitting from haircutter to haircutter, I went back to Shaun Cottle at Seagull in the West Village when I decided to pull the trigger on a much-needed trim; he had gotten it right in the past, and just before the shows started, he gave me a cut that I’ve really been loving—even Celia, our beauty editor, noticed the perfect angle in the back and the way the front layers allowed for tiny, face-framing tendrils. In a nutshell, Sean “took out what were long, grown-out layers, brought the back up, and created a more organic, rounded shape,” he explained to me when I marveled at the outcome. Key to keeping up the shape, of course, was the fancy clipless wave iron he used to add definition in the salon; without the clip, you get a more natural-looking curl minus the sharp bend at the end, he told me. My first at-home attempt at duplication was…less successful. I tried reproducing the same effect with my traditional curler and failed miserably, which is when I sought out Goody’s new, very affordable HEAT Wave Creator. It’s part of the drugstore giant’s first-ever hot tool collection, and twisting and holding locks of hair around its wave barrel produces beachy, imperfect waves, as opposed to the ringlets a normal iron creates. Without a clip, it is admittedly easier to burn a finger or two, but I’m getting the hang of it—and I’m happy to report that post-Paris, the style is still going strong.

Photo: Courtesy of Goody

The Hair Tie-Turned-Accessory Cometh

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That we love a multipurpose beauty product is something we’re very open about. It can moisturize our face and add shine to our hair? Yes, please. But it’s the rare occasion that something we slather onto our skin, dab on behind our ear, or comb through our mane doubles as a wardrobe essential. So when that blue moon does indeed rise, we are more than ready to seize upon it. Feast your eyes on Goody’s new Doublewear, an ingenious concept that makes everyday hair ties fully functional pieces of jewelry. Ponytail holders are all of a sudden bracelets, while headbands double as necklaces. The concept isn’t novel, per se, but no one has done it quite like this before—and by “this” we mean pared down and not at all tacky. Run-of-the-mill black elastics have been adorned with rose gold or silver bars in three different textures, adding just the right amount of flair to your strands—or your wrists. It might seem strange to be so excited about something so simple, but we’re finding it truly difficult to contain ourselves. Even our ultra- chic market editor, Marina Larroude, is on board. Her one complaint? That the bars themselves aren’t as malleable as the bands. But that hasn’t stopped her from accessorizing her Markus Lupfer striped sweater with one.

Photo: Courtesy of Goody

Miu Miu’s Mass-Market Beauty Extravaganza

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In a departure from the abundance of sixties tributes we’ve seen this season, Miuccia Prada honed in on the forties at Miu Miu, which closed out Paris fashion week. Her glam squad of Pat McGrath and Guido Palau acted accordingly. “Modern vintage and forties elegance,” is how McGrath described the makeup, which consisted of two looks, one with a bare mouth and the other with a striking, matte red pout courtesy of a precise line of CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipliner in Passion filled in with a mix of its Lip Perfection Lipstick in Hot—”the essential red shade”—and Eternal, a hot fuchsia. Both lips were complemented by porcelain skin, thanks to a light coverage of CoverGirl Natureluxe Foundation, groomed brows, and what will likely go down as McGrath’s signature for Fall 2011, spider lashes. “It’s an excessive lash,” she said of her heavy-handed application of CoverGirl NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara in Black, which was helped along by a few individual false lashes applied to the center of the top lash line.

Palau also went with his own adaptation of the era, focusing his attention on “a loose, naturally textured half updo,” that was prepped with Redken Wax Blast 10 high Impact Finishing Spray Wax for a piece-y effect and center-parted. The key to the style came from two simple hair combs—Goody hair combs, to be exact—which Palau used to sweep side sections from above models’ ears and secure on the top of their heads. Palau’s penchant for drugstore hair accessories, spotted here, at Prada, and McQueen, is an exciting development as far as getting properly (and affordably) coiffed come September.

Photo: Courtesy of Redken

As Goody As It Gets

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We swear by Goody barrettes—the flat, small, colored ones that have become increasingly scarce at drugstores nationwide (if you stumble upon a ten-pack, buy in bulk). Our general love for the brand was only amplified when we discovered its new Eco Movement brushes, which are arriving at Walmart stores just in time for Earth Month. Comprising two different shapes—a large cushion paddle and an oval paddle—the tools are made from natural bamboo and boast patented ComforTip wood bristles that won’t snag or pull. You’ll appreciate them for their simple, sustainable design—and the gentle scalp massage you get with every swipe.

Photo: Courtesy of Goody