We’d all like to think we are low maintenance – “I woke up like this,” and all … then reality sinks in, and we realize we need help. These beauty items will help you look low maintenance and flawless.
1| Anya Hindmarch Smiley Zip-Top Pouch www.anyahindmarch.com
2| Milk Lip Marker – it’s like a Sharpie for your lips – a lip applicator that comes on like a stain and looks like a marker. Need we say more? www.milkmakeup.com
3| Created by a local opthalmologist whose patients were using the formula-infused towelettes to treat dry eye syndrome but noticed a drastic reduction in facial acne, ZocuZap towelettes improve the appearance of acne in one week. www.zocular.com
4| If eyes are the windows to the soul, you need Lucky Cat Beauty’s lashes. Created by local gal Aubrie Layne, her custom lash line has already graced many a LOCAL shoot. www.luckycatbeauty.com
5| Bobbi Brown’s Instant Confidence Stick is a magic eraser for your fine lines and wrinkles. Swipe on lines – post moisturizer, prior to makeup – and watch lines blur a la facetune. Reapply throughout the day.
6| Glossier Boy Brow fluffs, fills and shapes without flaking or leaving your brows feeling like you botoxed them. www.glossier.com
7| Charlotte Tilbury is the woman behind all the flawless Hollywood “it” girls. Her Magic Foundation corrects as it heals for a perfect finish for us all. www.charlottetilbury.com
8| Beauty insiders swear by the Beauty Blender and if you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon, it’s not too late. The world’s first edgeless makeup sponge ensures flawless application for everything from foundation and powder to moisturizer and self-tanner. www.beautyblender.com shows you how to use it.
9| If you didn’t know, strobbing is the new contouring, and it’s perfect for summer. Anything Pat McGrath says is golden and so is her Skin Fetish 003 kit which creates sinfully sublime skin, taking highlighting to the next dimension. Sold out on her website, you can score a kit at Sephora. www.sephora.com
10| Local makeup artist Jentry Kelley took a $35K investment on her credit card to start her cosmetics line less than five years ago. Today she’s sold $2 million in makeup and is in 14 locations plus online. Kelley is known for telling it like it is and has published her first book, Hooker to Looker, a makeup guide for the not so easily offended. Support this local lady, and learn a tip or two. www.jentrykelleycosmetics.com
The full, bushy brow is still all the rage. WUNDER2 with Permafix Technology gives you brows for days. Literally. It takes a little getting used to the brush-on application but it’s that technique that allows you to then brush the hairs into a beautifully bushy natural look. www.wunder2.com
Seriously? A sunless tan AND a cellulite reducer? We are sold. This Australian natural tamer is available stateside now. You still have to be careful applying it, but the mousse is easier to apply with the applicator mitt (sold separately.) It’s made vlwith organic oils and smells like caramel and coconuts. www.skinnytanusa.com
Glossier’s Milk Jelly Cleanser is a conditioning face wash that feels delicious on your skin. We are obsessed with the scent and how non-drying it is. It leaves your skin clean but not stripped of moisture. Milk really does do a body good, in this case. www.glossier.com