23 posts tagged "Sally Hansen"
If you weren’t already a believer—everyone who created an avatar moments after the option was posted on AMC qualifies, as does Frank Rich—last night’s much-hyped premiere of season three likely made you mad about Mad Men. And though the characters may look like a million bucks—sigh, Don Draper—according to the show’s makeup department head, Lana Horochowski, beauty comes cheap on set. Here, the five drugstore finds that she keeps in regular rotation.
Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs: Quick body makeup to make all exposed limbs look flawless.
Revlon lipstick: An oldie but a goody. The original Super Lustrous variety offers shades like Cherries in the Snow that have been around since the Mad Men era, and the new Matte lipsticks have a very retro and long-lasting finish.
Clubman Shave Cream and After Shave Lotion: Stubble was an office no-no in the sixties. In keeping with the times, Mad Men‘s men shave a few times a day to stay smooth.
Andrea Modlash: Horochowski goes through countless strips of false lashes every episode.
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara: Every female character’s false fringe is covered with a few coats of Great Lash.
Nail art is an acquired taste. While it’s never really lived down its eighties mall fame, we prefer to think of it not so much as a tacky pastime but as a unique form of female self-expression—sort of like graffiti, without the risk of arrest for vandalism. Seeing as how we dabble in it in our own personal life, you can imagine our excitement when we first heard about Sally Hansen’s new Nail Art Pens a few months back (actually getting them home from our local drugstore when they finally launched last month was a next-level experience). Never much of a fan of the stencil or decal approaches, we’re happy to note that these fine-tipped markers are far superior, designed to dispense just the right amount of color so you can customize your nails and toes as you see fit with increased control. All eight colors work over normal nail lacquers and can be simply sealed with a top coat. Another cool feature: The water-based formula wipes off instantly, so you don’t have to ruin your base coat if your experiments with zebra print go awry. At a wee $7.95 a pop, they’re screaming for an “adult arts-and-crafts party.”
If you are the type who lines up for the new Target Go! International designer collaborations on the day they debut, then you’ll probably want to head over to your local drugstore posthaste. Beginning next week, Tracy Reese‘s sixth collection for Sally Hansen hits shelves, bringing the designer’s “garden of fantasy” Spring line to beauty buffs in nail lacquer form. The seven new, limited-edition colors, which range from Beet Stain to Night Hydrangea to Honeydew (a light olive green shade that looks just as good on fingertips as it does on that pleated bib-front, flutter-sleeve sundress we’ve been coveting since last September), will retail for just $6 a pop. That means the clamoring to get a piece of ready-to-wear on the cheap will likely reach epic proportions, so arrive early…and be prepared to throw a few elbows.