A lot of people can’t live without their Crème de la Mer, but it’s too rich for me—and I ain’t talking about the price tag—so I was downright giddy when that company’s lab coats showed me their new La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream (left). It contains the same active ingredients—lime-tea extract and the legendary “miracle broth”—but thanks to what they’re calling moisturizing spheres, the cream is absorbed quickly. Great news for oily or combination skin, like mine. ($150, lamer.com)
I always head to the salon before Fashion Week for a trim and color, but there’s plenty of stuff you can do at home to get your hair in show shape. Frédéric Fekkai (left) sympathizes: Fekkai PrX Reparatives 3 Day Transformation ($100, fekkai.com) is like a cleanse for hair—one that’s loaded with healthy nutrients like keratin and silk proteins. Spray it on, then let the formula heat up under the funky grandma shower cap— it’s included in the kit—so it can penetrate better. (Yes, that’s me, above left, vacuuming while beautifying.) By the third day, my hair indeed felt transformed. If you’re looking more to keep what you’ve already got, Yes to Cucumbers Color Protection Shampoo ($8, yestocarrots.com)— which is sulfate-free—helps keep tint from stripping away. And on those rare days when I actually set my hair with rollers, I use Minardi Luxury Color Care Flexible Finishing Spray ($24, minardicolor.com); it contains plant-derived proteins to repair my locks while holding them in place.
Bleached-out brows are nothing new, but I’m fascinated by the spotted-ombré look that happens not long after the bleach. Model Julia Stegner (left) showed up with it at a photo shoot a few weeks back. “I had them bleached a couple of days ago,” she told me, lifting her bangs. Ava Smith, another model, had the same thing going on. “They look like tiger stripes,” she said. “It’s cool.” Then we sat her down and bleached them again.
It’s funny how your opinion about something can change. Take the color teal: I was never a fan, but now I’m suddenly so into it. I think it’s because the latest variations I’m seeing are less green—they’re more like really warm blues. Aside from the Dior top I’m holding in this picture, here are three ways to give teal a try (clockwise, from top): Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Polish in Jack ($20, rescuebeauty.com), Estée Lauder Pure Color Gelée Powder EyeShadow in Cyber Teal ($24, esteelauder.com), and Tom Ford Eye Defining Pencil in Exotic Teal ($35, saks.com).
Having finally gotten over my distrust of facial oils (they do not cause breakouts!), I’ve found two in particular that go above and beyond. Makeup artist Rose- Marie Swift has mixed organic oils of jojoba, tamanu, and rose hip with wild buriti for her RMS Beauty Oil (above, top), which balances and moisturizes the face gently and naturally ($74, rmsbeauty.com). “I try to keep it as raw as possible,” she says. Nude, meanwhile, relies on four different omega fatty acids and 10 natural oils—including sea buckthorn, apricot, and black cumin—to empower its new ProGenius treatment oil (above, bottom). It will make your skin glow from being so well fed ($74, sephora.com).