Sunday will mark my first Mother’s Day ever. How weird it’ll be to be one of the women celebrated on this day. Weird, but pretty awesome.
If you’re new to the mom title, you can totally relate to the fact that it’s extremely difficult to squeeze in beautifying. You’re too busy fussing over everyone else. Showering is an accomplishment. Being able to blowout your hair, apply an actual makeup “look” and keep up with brow shaping, bikini line grooming and all of that stuff is pretty much a thing of the past. Am I right?
It’s led me to start fantasizing about beauty products and treatments even more than usual. So, here are the six items I’d treat myself with, if I were doing the shopping…
No. 1: Tocca anything.
I’ve been using the new Tocca Crema da Mano Luxe in Bianca, $20, which smells divine – it’s a blend of green tea and lemon – and the tube is gorgeous. But, I’m also hoping get my hands on their newest fragrance, Tocca Liliana Eau de Parfum, $68. It’s inspired by The Great Gatsby (what isn’t these days) and includes notes of Italian bergamot, gardenia, white peony and sandalwood.
No. 2: Watermelon Vodka-Tini Body Duo at The Huntington Spa, $190 (Regularly $240)
This delicious duo, a special treatment the spa is featuring for spring, includes a 30-minute watermelon/basil sugar body scrub followed by an hour-long massage that involves sparkling citrus cilantro lime oil. If that doesn’t sound like heaven, know that the beautiful spa is housed in the fabulous Langham Hotel in Pasadena. I might never come home if this gift comes my way.
No. 3: Marc Jacobs Honey
While this fragrance doesn’t launch until summer, I’m already adding it to my beauty wish list. How can I not. The bottle is seriously cute. Continue reading
If you’ve been watching Season 6 of Mad Men, you’ve probably taken note of Megan Draper’s (Jessica Paré) over-the-top mid-’60s-style beauty looks. Dark, dramatically lined eyes, erased lips, voluminous hairstyles … you get the idea. But, the makeup looks I’ve been coveting (and wanting to recreate) are those seen on Peggy Olson (Elizabeth Moss). Kinda surprising, right?
While her looks fall more on the natural side, the makeup artists on set have been having some fun with her eyeshadow colors. But, when Olsen (Moss) wears a bright blue or seafoam-colored eyeshadow, it’s applied in a way that is subtle, yet eye-catching.
Take the photo above. In this episode, when Olsen (Moss) blinked, you could see that her lids with dusted with an electric, primary blue shade (something like Nars Matte Eyeshadow in Outremer, $24). Because the color didn’t extend beyond her creases and wasn’t swept along her lower lashes, it was super wearable. Like peekaboo eyeshadow. Something we all (regardless of age or occasion) can pull off.
In this Sunday’s episode, Olsen’s (Moss) lids were dusted with a sheer wash of a shimmery, light greenish shade (something like BareMinerals Velvet Eyecolor in Velvet Pistachio, $14). Unfortunately I haven’t seen a great photo of the look.
I’m definitely going to play with wearing more color on my eyes this season. I tend to go for bold lips, but I’m ready for a change. And, Miss Olsen (Moss) will be my inspiration.
Image: Jordin Althaus/AMC
Weekend one of Coachella kicked off yesterday. I’m unfortunately (or fortunately for those of you who wouldn’t dare attend) not there. If you’re lucky enough to be going to weekend two, here’s what I’d suggest tossing in your bag…
For protection: Supergoop! SPF 50 Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C, $19
This new spray version makes protecting your skin from the sun so much easier.
For effortlessly flawless skin: REN Satin Perfection BB Cream Sunscreen, $38
Formulated without parabens, sufates and phthalates, this new BB cream will even out your skin tone, fight aging (by stimulating microcirculation with ingredients like vitamin C, magnesium and ginseng) and protect skin using natural sunscreens.
For lips that pack some punch: Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil in Zinfandel, $24
I’m obsessed with this super bright coral shade. If you only have a couple of minutes to add some style to your look, this is the way to go. Glide on the chubby pencil for a flawless finish that will seriously last. Continue reading
The Product: Benefit Fakeup Concealer, $24
Why: For many of you, the biggest downside to wearing under eye concealer is the dried-in-the-cracks look that appears about an hour after you put on your makeup. Benefit Fakeup Concealer, $24 aims to fix that by surrounding the makeup with a hydrating ring. Genius. With vitamin E and apple seed extract, it hides dark circles and diffuses fine lines for a silky smooth application. This product literally sinks right into your skin, leaving a swipe of moisture that prevents the cover up from drying and caking. It’s not for those of you who need utra-heavy, spackle-like concealer — I would say this a light-to-medium coverage stick — but it does the job and stays on like a champ. It’s available in a light, medium and deep shades, so it doesn’t leave too much for dark skin tones. However, I used a lighter shade than I typically do to give it a try, and it actually took on a pretty highlight-y appearance, which I loved. I’m going to be sticking with this concealer for a while.
For more advice about how to cover dark circles, check out our Reader Q: Help Me With Under Eye Concealer