The SFP LookBook Atelier to Runway: New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 (currently $33.74 at Amazon.com) is a cool compilation of behind-the-scenes, runway, trend reports and quotes from the giant operation that is New York Fashion Week. It is the very definition of “eye candy,” lining up hundreds of looks broken out by designer, making a lovely collector’s item for this particularly interesting period in fashion history.¬† I do have a personal interest in it because lo and behold, I make an appearance in the book’s street style section (pages 12 and 14; you’ll find one below). It’s a privilege and honor to be featured, as well as to glean inspiration from the kaleidoscope of prints, colors, silhouettes, and more. There’s really no better way to experience so many spring 2015 fashion shows at once than with this Atelier to Runway lookbook guide!
Masks are my favorite SOS at-home skincare treatment; they are virtually fool-proof, require no skill, and you can multi-task while they are doing their thing. What’s not to love? I let out a series of about 10 “yeses” when I opened the box and discovered them before me, which have two very different, yet necessary functions. The Clinique Even Better Brightening Mask ($36) imparts incredible hydration and brightness into the skin, and is recommended for use 2-3 times per week in order to see results quickly. The Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask ($25) is oil free and good for all skin types; the charcoal powder draws out debris to unclog pores, while mineral clay absorbs your access oil. This one is recommended for use 1-2 times per week or as needed, and I was most looking forward to it since I’ve heard such amazing things about charcoal masks lately. Both products are part of larger systems/collections of Clinique products, so it couldn’t get easier to have a well-rounded skincare regimen at your fingertips.
TRUE Isaac Mizrahi is here! The household name, multi-hyphenate designer has launched¬† color cosmetics and skincare line recently, and you KNOW it features strong, well-designed packaging, alongside high functioning ingredients and palettes. I love that he has both powder and cream eye shadow options, along with a Eye Brow Definer that resembles eye shadow packaging, but includes a tinted brow wax and two brow pigments so you can fill in and define with one product. I also played around with the lip color, which is greatly pigmented for a long-lasting effect, and can be applied artfully with a TRUE Isaac Mizrahi brush, one of about a dozen tools that launched with the collection. On the skincare side, Mizrahi has covered all of the opulent bases with a hydrating mist, facial oil, serum, and more, with most items on both the makeup and skincare sides available for under $50. You can shop the collection online at his website, on QVC,¬† or SkinStore.com.
I don’t think I need to do much explaining, as you can clearly tell by looking at them how absolutely gorgeous the Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection brushes are! Supremely soft bristles are set upon a beautiful, chrome body that provides weighted distribution when the brush is tipped toward the face for great control and comfort. If you love applying makeup with a brush and enjoy displaying them on your vanity or in your makeup kit, these are the brushes for you! If I had to choose two, the angled liner and arched powder brush options offer precise and sweeping applications, respectively. All the brushes from the bold metals collection are available at Ulta or Boots at a price range of $16-$26 each.
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