NYFW is just a week away and whether you’re hustling in your heels to shows in Lincoln Center or just trying to get through winter, these tips from makeup artists I’ve worked with are great to have in your beauty routine to get ready.
1 – I’ve been using rose water for years as a natural deodorizer, but I recently discovered it’s amazing role as a toner/pimple healer! I totally broke out during my recent move and this little trick helped zap zits nearly overnight: 1 part rosewater + 1 part lemon juice and mix in spray bottle. Spray onto cotton pads and gently wipe onto face as a toner/mask. Then leave on—if you can tolerate the sting—for 15 minutes. Rinse off the remainder and cleanse face. The lemon juice rids of the bacteria while the rosewater heals and helps reduce redness.
2 – To be honest, I haven’t tried this yet, but I’ve been dying to. Celebrity makeup artist, Maria Scali, told me that the Clarisonic wand/system cleanses your face deeper than you could ever get at home and you will notice a difference. Even a friend of mine told me it works wonders after this little tip. I think I have to finally try this one!
3 – A couple of years ago, I asked a makeup artist on a shoot what he’d recommend for makeup that covered enough for my wedding day, yet won’t make me break out. He tried some by Cle de Peau on my face and I’ve been hooked since. I even bring it with me when I have to get my makeup done. It’s an expensive habit, but it makes sense that celebs are raving about this line, especially this concealer.
4 – My favorite beauty tip ever received was from makeup artist, Allison Brooke. While doing my makeup on a recent “Style Stories” video for Quarterlette, she said that the best way to find the right blush for you is to make sure it looks like the way you do when you get out of the gym or in from the cold. It should be natural. So I ditched my powder blush for this highly acclaimed cheek stain from Tarte (in “Flush” which seems to work on most people) and I’m never looking back…and now I look alive, even when I’m only running on a few hours of sleep.