W Black Book: Editors’ Beauty Picks


W editors divulge their beauty and fitness secrets: from the perfect red lipstick and the best organic moisturizer to master hair colorists and hardcore fitness classes that “push you to tears” (in a good way).


Skincare: Cle de Peau eye cream and Savane organic cleanser, anti-age serum, and moisturizer. “Their exfoliator is all natural. I accidentally got some in my mouth the other day and it even tastes delicious, I swear.”

Shampoo/conditioner: Rene Furterer

Fragrance: Calypso Vanilla “I don’t cook, but I like to smell as if I do.”

Lipstick: Nars Dolce Vita

Facial: Pratima Spa

Hairstylist: Jessica at Marie Robinson

Exercise: Zander Gladish’s yoga classes and Chaise 23 “Zander, my husband, is actually teaching yoga-chair class at Chaise 23, so it can’t get better than this for me.”


Cleanser: Nars face wash

Skincare: Chanel Sublimage in the winter and Linda Rodin Face Oil in the summer

Shampoo/conditioner: Klorane Hair

Styling product: Sally Hirschberger Frizz Tamer Mousse

Fragrance: Hermès Vanilla Galante

After-Shower Splash: Regina Barcelona “I am obsessed!!”

Beauty boutique: Space NK

Lipstick: Yves Saint Laurent Beige or Lipstick Poppy Queen in Dark Red

Blush: Aerin Multi-Use Color Cream

Hairstylist: Chris Lospalluto at Sally Herschberger

Colorist: Sharon Dorram at Sally Hirschberger

Exercise: Punch Fitness, Pilates Challenge, Scott Harig at Pure Yoga


Cleanser: Kate Somerville Moisture Milk Cleanser

Skincare: Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cream, Biologique Recherche P50 Lotion “For breakouts.”

Shampoo/conditioner: Tigi Hair Reborn Sublime Smooth

Styling product: Color Wow Pop & Lock Crystallite Shellac

Fragrance: Le Labo Santal 33, CB I Hate Perfumes Burning Leaves, and Annick Goutal Vetiver

Beauty boutique: Shen Beauty

Lipstick: Nars Bilbao

Mascara: Kevyn Aucoin the Volume Mascara

Facial: Dangene

Hairstylist: Valery Joseph

Colorist: Gina Gilbert at Serge Normant

Exercise: SLT “occasionally,” and “hiking with my dog on weekends.”

Bath: Kneipp Valerian & Hops Bath Salts


Cleanser: Cetaphil

Skincare: Clarins Bright Plus HP Brightening Hydrating Day Lotion and Chanel Sublimage Eye Essential Regenerating Eye Crème

Shampoo/Conditioner: Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner

Styling product: Moroccan Oil

Fragrance: Balenciaga Paris eau de parfum

Lipstick: Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating crème lipstick in 05 Mademoiselle, “For day,” and Chanel hydrabase lipstick in 124 Lotus Rouge, “For evening.”

Facial: Bliss

Hairstylist: Sarajane Lynch at Ion

Colorist: Kimberly Pierce at Ion

Exercise: Exhale Core Fusion cardio class and Chaise 23


Treatment: “Intense Pulse Light” and laser hair removal with Carole Lea Burns at Skin Laser Rejuvenation

Colorist: Mauricio Bermudez at Ion Studio in Soho.

Hair Cut: James Feng at Cutler Salon.

“I’ve had long hair ever since a traumatic ‘boy cut’ in the 4th grade. James is the only one I’d ever trust to give me a new long bob.”

Skincare: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads Anti-Aging Self-Tanner.

Exercise: Chaise23 Long & Lean Chair class with Lauren Piskin and Punch Fitness group kickboxing/boot camp sessions.

“They push you to tears.”


Cleanser: DHC Oil Cleanser Moisturizer: SuperGoop City Serum with SPF 30 and Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Daily Serum

Styling product: Klorane’s Dry Shampoo and Blowpro You Only Smoother Advanced Smoothing Spray.

Fragrance: Molton Brown Rogart.

Lipstick: Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Punch Drunk

Facial: Joanna Vargas

Hairstylist: Jenny B at Cutler on 57th Street

Colorist: Grato Longoria at Bumble and Bumble uptown

Exercise: Body By Simone “And here’s a humiliating secret I’ll throw out there: I own a Shakeweight. I’ll use it every morning for two weeks before a big event.”