THE FIND: Sephora Natural Makeup and Skincare
Preparing for my Finland trip, I decided to find the ultimate new products for the perfect summer radiance look. As I ended up working late, I missed ABC Carpet & Home which has a fantastic natural beauty section with exclusive brands like rms and a West Village apothecary C.O. Bigelow with Jane Iredale. I was left with Sephora (open till 9pm!).
As luck would have it, I was assisted by an adorable makeup artist-in-training who talked me out of products I already knew and introduced me to the latest and greatest of natural cosmetics. See my finds in the picture above. I was so happy with the Hourglass concealer today, that I went back to buy the tinted moisturizer. This is everything you need for the full summer radiance look. Tutorial and photos coming soon!
- Annabella, New York
THE FIND: Makeup with Diamonds
Created in my beautiful home country of Finland, these all-natural mineral highlighters have to be my most stunning beauty find of the summer. This collection that comes in luxe wooden compacts include a silver and gold shade, a shimmering bronzer and a light-reflecting blush with diamonds (59e at en.mschic.com; $85 at The Detox Market). Besides a concealer, blush, bronzer and a highlighter are a key to creating a glowing summer look. I hope to do a beauty tutorial soon!
Annabella, New York
BEAUTY: 5-Minute Makeup with One Organic Lipstick
How to apply makeup in five minutes for a chic, natural look with just one lipstick? This makeup artist tactic is perfect for women on-to-go. Try this when you leave the office or school for a date or night out with friends, at an airplane just before you land or in the middle of the day if you suddenly need to do look more made up, but forgot your makeup bag. Here, I used Ecco Bella lipstick. Please let us know about your favorite natural lipsticks below!
BEAUTY: Natural Makeup Kit
My frequent travels and hosting gigs have made me realize that an easily portable, all inclusive makeup palette is an essential if you want to look chic on the go. The problem? Natural makeup palettes are nearly impossible to find. After searching for forever, we have finally found the Too Faced ($39; just add a mascara and lipgloss) & Tarte ($44; all in one) palettes that are perfect for the task. Get ready for take off!
- Annabella, New York
BEAUTY: Bright, Bold Natural Lipsticks
Inspired by Viola’s look yesterday, I had to find the most exciting bright, bold lip colors for summer. These colors are ideal for a stand-out-in-the-crowd beauty statement! When putting on bright lipstick, skip the eyeliner or add it thinly line right at the lash line, and go light with the mascara. You’ll end up with a gorgeously fresh look. I chose carmine-free products, which means they are also vegan.
Coral: Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze in Vixen by 100% Pure.
Pink: Mineral Lipstick in Party Pink by e.l.f.
Rasberry: Double Dose Lip Gloss in Acai Boost by Tarte.
Red: Creamy Lip Stain in Cosmopolitan by Christopher Drummond Beauty.
“How to make your nose look slimmer? Gently blend light brown eyeshadow on the sides of your nose with a blending brush until you can’t see a line. For a stronger effect, add vanilla eyeshadow down the middle of your nose. In a rush, just dust a tiny bit of shimmery powder right down the middle.”
THE FIND: Spring Must-Haves
My favorite beauty products to be sexy and stunning this spring are Wembe Soaps (that you saw in our last Beauty post), A Perfume Organic and the Conscious Box. A great casual tee by The Salty Surfer, which you also saw a pictorial of here, wins over eco-friendly style points.
“How to make your lipstick last all day? First, use a lipliner to paint your lips, then lightly dust powder on your lips. After you have created this perfect base, apply lipstick.”
P.S. We are currently on the hunt for the best bright lip colors by eco brands and just asked for testers, so stay tuned on who made the cut!