Fashion Week Quick Change Artist
Fashion Week is upon us. Today it all begins. And for all of the chic LBD’s, sky-scrapping heels and heart pumping excitement associated with Fashion City’s big week, we must admit — gracefully going from desk to Lincoln Center, to Milk Studios, to the West Side Highway, then back to Lincoln Center (sometimes twice a day) requires a great deal of skill & agility. . . and a few well-placed beauty essentials. Our Beauty Editor shares the three products that help her survive a week at the tents.
1. Sometimes there’s simply no time to touch up foundation in between shows, but you want to look your best. Revive weary skin with Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray (212 872 2782). This spritzy little magician in a bottle immediately hydrates skin while imparting a healthful finish — transforming your face from bedraggled to beautiful & ready to conquer the rest of the week!
2. Power up with a signature lip. Reserve your neutral lip for the start of each day and switch to an impactful lip for afternoon through evening. Think of your signature lip as your afternoon caffeine jolt…it’s going to wake up the face and really punctuate your entire look. For a boost, try Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stain 28 Grenat Acryliq (212 872 8654).
3. Go for the old ‘smoke and mirrors’ — Fake it until you make it (or until you’re able to get a proper night’s rest) with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders (212 872 8842). Available in six complexion-enhancing shades, these genius powders are formulated to brighten the skin, conceal imperfections, blur large pores, and diffuse tiny lines. In a nutshell, consider Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders your personal lighting crew in a compact.
Our Top Picks for Signature Lips
Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Glossy Stain, Beauty Level, 212 872 8654
Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick Beauty Level, 212 872 8980
Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme Lip Gloss Beauty Level, 212 872 8612
Chantecaille Lip Gloss, Beauty Level, 212 872 2725
AERIN Beauty Limited Edition Lip Gloss, Perfect Nude Beauty Level, 212 872 2777