August 22 2014

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Fashion Week Beauty Products

We revealed what keeps fashion week regulars like makeup artist James Kaliardos and hairstylist Odile Gilbert going during the month-long parade through New York, London, Milan, and Paris. Now, the team shares the beauty must-haves they’ll be stashing in their bags and keeping in their bathrooms for the Spring 2014 season:

Nicole Phelps, executive editor

“I had my first facial with superstar esthetician Joanna Vargas last week. As her devotees well know, Vargas likes to tailor her facials to the seasons and the skin’s response to them. It may be Spring ’14 fashion week, but weather-wise here in New York it’s still the end of summer. Vargas’ new Fall Superfoods Facial is designed to address the ravages of three months in the sun. For me, that meant patchy dryness and SPF-induced bumps along the hairline, as well as some trouble spots on my chin. Vargas addressed them all, using the all-natural and organic skin care products, like the Vitamin C Face Wash (shown above), she’s known for. My favorite part of the facial was the pumpkin purée and avocado mask, which smelled almost good enough to eat and left my face looking dewy and fresh. If only Joanna would create a facial designed to heal the effects of four weeks of fashion shows.

Matthew Schneier, deputy editor

“Dry shampoo [from Klorane], sunscreen [by Clarins], water, and coffee—the combination makes you look like you haven’t slept for a week, when in reality, you haven’t slept for two.”

Marina Larroudé, market director

“I’m obsessed with Clé de Peau Beauté concealer (shown above) and use it every day—no matter if it’s fashion week or not. The only thing that’s different is the frequency that I go to Drybar, which is pretty much every other day. It helps that there’s a location only a block away from my house where I can book early morning appointments.”

Kate Cerigo, senior designer

“When my skin is looking ‘blah’ after a string of late nights I use Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial (shown above) before bed and wake up to a more refreshed face.”

Kristin Anderson, assistant editor, special projects

“In the throes of fashion week, I’ll be trimming the excess from my makeup routine, and opting for Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Cream. This glowy, medium coverage BB eliminates the need for concealer and SPF. The botanical formula also treats any pesky, stress-related spots. And rather than risking a sticky finger situation, I’ll be toting the luxuriously packaged lip oil from Hourglass Cosmetics (shown above).”

Amber Kallor, senior beauty editor

Yves Saint Laurent’s Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation (shown above) offers the brightening magic of their famous pen—for your entire face, which is especially helpful when my skin can’t keep pace with my hectic schedule. Before bed (usually somewhere around 2 a.m.) I treat myself and computer-strained eyes to Skyn Iceland Hydro Cooling Firming Eye Gels, which de-puff with ginkgo biloba leaf extract and firm with hydrolyzed elastin.”

Emily Farra, editorial coordinator

“Long days in the office tend to dry out my skin, so over the next few weeks I’ll be relying on my favorite new face oil with rosehip extract from Boots Botanics. Not only does it smell clean (not musky) and keep my skin looking fresh for 12 plus hours, but it only costs $9 so I can slather it on guilt-free. An afternoon dose of this rosewater spritz (shown above) reactivates the oil and serves as a wake-up call when caffeine isn’t cutting it anymore. As for my hair, I’m using leather bow clips from American Apparel, in neutral colors like black and camel, to get it off my face while I work on the computer all day.”

Katharine K. Zarrella, associate news editor

“I have somewhat of a red lip obsession, and when Chanel discontinued my favorite stain last year, I had a bit of a panic. Earlier this month, my hairstylist, Michael Angelo at Wonderland Beauty Parlor, introduced me to Beauté’s lip stain in Fever and lip cream in Masochist (both shown above). I’ll be wearing them every single day, because no matter how tired I feel, painting on the perfect rouge pout always provides a much-needed kick of rejuvenation.”

Brittany Adams, associate fashion editor

“Running between all the shows, presentations, and events during fashion week is enough to make even the most polished girl look a little rough around the edges. I’ve tried nearly every primer on the market and keep returning to L’Oréal Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base (shown above). I dab a little bit on my nose and forehead to make me look perfectly matte and smooth before walking into each appointment. I also carry around a can of Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish spray, which gives my hair volume and texture on the go.”

Rachel Walgrove, social media editor

“Bags are for arms, not eyes. Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer is my look-alive go-to for fashion season and beyond.”

Korres Makes Mouths Happy


Korres-Greek-Yoghurt-Lip-CoolerIn the next installment of today’s “how to beat the heat” blog theme, we bring you the latest from Korres. The Athens-based beauty brand that made Greek yogurt hip long before Chobani opened its chic store in Soho has been tapping into the skin-soothing and moisturizing benefits of the protein and mineral-rich substance since its launch in 1996. Now, it’s applying those same reparative, after-sun benefits to lips. The new Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Lip Coolers feature a felt-wrapped rollerball tip that distributes a shea and cocoa seed butter, jojoba oil, and Greek yogurt-enriched buffing balm directly onto hydration-seeking mouths. Available in four shades—the dark fuchsia Raspberry, light pink Strawberry, bright rosy Peach, and clear Plain—the balms go on smooth and soften pouts, leaving behind a chill-inducing plumping sensation, which you’ll come to appreciate more and more as the summer rages on.

Photo: Courtesy of Korres

The Giving Tree


OAK / ohk / n / 1. A deciduous or evergreen species of the genus Quercus that is native to the northern hemisphere; / n / 2. Planks and beams often used in the construction of buildings and boats for its strength and hardness; / n / 3. Tannin-rich wood that is resistant to insect and fungal attack; / n / 4. Barrels used to age wine and spirits; / n / 5. An antiseptic, astringent extract that helps to tighten the skin, shrink pores, and increase cell turnover for a more youthful appearance, e.g., “Oak nurtures the complexion so that it’s built to last.”

Try it: Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Foundation, $39,

Photo: Courtesy of Korres

Korres Gets Cheeky


Korres Lip Butters are the stuff of legend. The Greek apothecary turned international cult favorite for skincare and more recently makeup has nailed it in the tinted balm category with its shea butter and rice wax formula that imparts the perfect pop of color in seven different shades. In a bold move, the brand has now devoted its expertise to a new line of cheek butters that hit shelves next week. Available in Eros Coral, a dark rouge, Philia Rose, a mauve-y pink, and Chara Crimson, a deep mulberry, all three melt into the skin thanks to hefty amount of shea and the addition of vitamin C-rich guava extract. The buildable sheer finish lets you decide on the strength of your flush, but it’s the dewiness that will sell you. There’s no greasy aftermath—just a smooth hint of radiance-enhancing color.

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Photo: Thomas Iannaccone

Pom, Still Wonderful


Before there was acai and green tea, pomegranate was the exotic extract that the beauty industry was touting as the next big thing for remedying all of your skincare woes. But credit for the antioxidant-packed, Mediterranean fruit’s now global appeal really goes to Korres. The Greek pharmaceutical company harnessed the local crop’s free-radical fighting abilities way back in the early aughts and built a strong lineup of vitamin-charged products around it to boot (its pomegranate face cream has always been a personal favorite, but the pomegranate lip butter is also an old standby). The brand just expanded its pom wonderful offerings with a universally tinted, water-based, Mattifying Primer that minimizes pores and evens out skin tone almost on contact, as well as a purifying, gentle Toner that refreshes while wiping away any impurities. Both are laced with a hearty dose of the ruby superfruit, and offer up yet two more ways to get naturally glowing, healthy skin.

Photo: Courtesy of Korres