Style.com Editors’ Guide to Faking Beauty Rest During Fashion Month
We’ve revealed models’ must-haves for four cities’ worth of early call times and late-night fittings. We’ve also shared Style.com’s editors’ go-tos for trekking from show to show. Here, the beauty products and services they rely on to get glowing, stay awake, and catch some z’s during the madness of fashion month:
Nicole Phelps, Executive Editor
No time for a sit-down dinner, barely any sleep—I can wake up seriously grumpy during New York fashion week. Post-shower, the heavenly smelling Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Moisture Body Oil from REN is a dependable mood elevator.
Marina Larroudé, Fashion Market Director
I’m usually low-maintenance, but during NYFW I like to pamper myself and indulge in a blow-out at Drybar every other day. They are superfast, so I do it first thing in the morning so I’m ready for the busy day ahead.
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Katharine K. Zarrella, Associate News Editor
Even though I always wear a hat, I never leave the house without a few coats of hairspray. If my bob and bangs aren’t in place beneath my chapeau, I get a little antsy. Elnett is hands down my favorite mane immobilizer. I have two bottles of Extra Strong Hold in my medicine cabinet, and keep one mini bottle in my handbag at all times in case of emergency. Fun fact: It doubles as a terribly effective insect killer.
Brittany Adams, Associate Fashion Editor
Most of my fashion week essentials involve caffeine, vitamin C, and other things that “give you wings.” All those late nights spent writing reviews and tagging models quickly take a toll on my skin. Last season, I was introduced to Shiseido’s Perfect Hydrating BB Cream, which is nothing short of a miracle worker. It mattifies, moisturizes, and conceals in all the right places—without seeming too makeup-y.
Rachel Walgrove, Social Media Editor
I seldom leave my apartment without applying Benefit’s Watt’s Up! above my cheekbones and under my brow bones. If you’re pressed for sleep, it creates the illusion of “well-restedness.” Plus, it leaves a dewy glow good for offsetting winter-weather-induced dry skin. I’m doubling up on applications during fashion week.
Amber Kallor, Senior Beauty Editor
From New York to Paris, I’ll be relying on Giorgio Armani’s Maestro Cream Compact to hide the dark circles and stress-related breakouts that come hand in hand with being in the backstage beauty trenches. Even better: This formula is buildable, so as the complexion woes worsen, I can simply layer on more.
Kristin Anderson, Assistant Editor of Special Projects
This radiance-boosting overnight treatment from L.A. cult skincare line Brad manages to be both gentle and ruthlessly effective. A best bet for warding off the ravages of cold, sleeplessness, and dehydration.
Erinn Hermsen, Assistant Managing Editor
Covering the production night shifts into the early hours of the morning means I’m often sleeping long after the sun’s up, so an eye mask is essential to ensure I’m able to get enough sleep. This one from Charlotte Olympia, along with matching slippers, is perfect for a catnap.
Nicola Kast, Photo Editor
I need to sparkle during NYFW—green, like Laughin’ to the Bank from Deborah Lippmann, is surprisingly cool and versatile on nails.
Emily Farra, Editorial Coordinator
I’m obsessed with any kind of lip balm—I have a tube of Aquaphor with me at all times—but over the past few months I’ve acquired a serious lipstick collection as well. All of my formulas have to be super-moisturizing (obviously), so Lipstick Queen’s cult favorite Medieval is my new go-to. It truly feels like a lip balm and imparts the sheerest, prettiest flush—perfect for reapplying in between shows, or just when you need a boost at the office.