Today marks the 5th day of a full-blown New York Fashion Week! And we haven’t stopped reporting to you on the latest hair, nail and makeup trends for A/W ’14. So, in order for us to keep looking good at all times, we make sure that our bags are packed to the brim with the best skincare and makeup essentials. Read on to see our Managing Editor, Theresa Romano’s must-have items for this NYFW edition of What’s In My Bag?!
Still Standing Spray — Running back and forth to shows and standing around to capture all the hot looks takes a toll on our feet! Stop the ‘Stiletto Suffering’ with this natural formula spray made of cooling menthol and certified organic eco-distilled arnica, aloe and ilex. All 3 ingredients are time-tested anti-inflammatories and pain relievers. Vitamin E and tea tree offer additional soothing and anti-fungal benefits in this greaseless, colorless and stain-free spray. It doesn’t leave a numbing feeling at all. To use: Spray it on insides and outsides of feet and feel free to reapply every 2 – 4 hours. Which we most definitely will!
butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails Set — I want my nails to shine and glisten just like the models’ nails backstage. You know what I’m talking about: that wet look that would grab anyone’s attention. This revolutionary duo lets you bask in the high-shine of a gel manicure without the harsh chemicals and UV lamps. Nicks and chips are minimal and your color is locked in for a long-lasting shine. Feel free to use this top and base coat with other polishes, too.
Shiseido Sheer Eye Zone Corrector All Day Dark Circle Vanishing — New for Spring 2014, this twist-up concealer pen neutralizes dark circles with a sheer finish using exclusive color and an ultra-thin formula, specifically for the eye zone. The just-applied finish lasts all day and doesn’t get cakey. I use it all around my eye (especially in the inner corners) to cancel out any discoloration.
Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths — Sweat is never in season! Luckily, the geniuses at Ban have come up with a NEW PowderSilk Technology to leave the skin feeling soft and refreshed with a translucent, superfine powder with no sticky residue. Unlike other body cloths, this really does leave the skin feeling refreshed and dry. Available in 3 scents: Enliven, Invigorate and Restore, apply these durable body cloths on any part of your body — around the neck chest or underarms. Repeat: underarms!
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate — When a skincare product gets its own codename (MRC), you know it’s just too cool for school and to leave in your medicine cabinet alone. This customer favorite promises for you to have more radiant skin by morning. Sold! Especially if I am going to an early show. 99% of naturally-derived botanical extracts are formulated to biologically replicate skin’s natural lipids for optimal skin repair throughout the night.
Shiseido BENEFIANCE Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask — The eyes have it! They can tell you when you haven’t had enough of sleep and when you have. These quick, concentrated treatment sheets reduce the appearance of wrinkles with just one 15-minute application. Each use refines the skin’s texture and improves its resilience for eyes that look vibrant and skin as smooth as silk. Includes Benefiance’s powerful WrinkleResist Technology to prevent new wrinkle formation and treat existing wrinkles. It instantly brightens to counteract dark circles and dullness. (Comes in 12 and 3 packs.)
Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer — There are days when I am going to need more coverage than others, and days when I can get away with a quick swipe of concealer. It’s just the way it is. That’s why I can conceal, counteract redness, neutralize and brighten with the green and purple clay found in this stick primer. A light layer of color also evens out my complexion in this hourglass applicator design and oil-free formula. It also feels very light on the skin.
Tory Burch Lip Color — If I can’t ever find the cash to wrap my feet in those buttery leather soles of goodness that are the iconic, logo-tipped Tory Burch flats, then I’ll just wrap my lips in Tory’s signature shade of pink nude, Pas du Tout. Her new cosmetic line includes this lipstick, with a creamy texture and faint shimmer in a universally flattering color — even for this red lip lover. Encased in gold and orange framework, you’re gonna want to take this out all the time by mistaking it for a pen — just so onlookers can see that you’re JLT (Just Like Tory).
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