Emmy Night with the Ladies of SNL

Emmy Night with the Ladies of SNL


When I need to laugh (which is often) and my guys aren’t around, SNL is my go-to show. It’s been so funny recently, and I love that the cast is full of so many talented, hilarious women. This week, my amazing Makeup Artist Cassandra Garcia had the task of making up the ladies of SNL for the Emmy’s. Not a bad gig, right? I asked… READ MORE

Three-Day Getaway

Three-Day Getaway


I love to be organized. It’s critical for me—if I don’t plan ahead, my creative mind will wander. When it comes to packing, it really helps me to have a regular list of what I’ll need for different trips. I go away on the weekend a lot, so it’s… READ MORE

Revenge Makeup

Revenge Makeup


You know the story—you go through a rough breakup, you start to move on, put away the ice cream, go out again and…run into your ex. There’s almost nothing worse. But while you can’t really prepare emotionally for seeing him, you can look—for lack of a better word— really… READ MORE

Simple Gazpacho

Simple Gazpacho


It’s the end of summer—so sad—and my garden is totally overflowing with delicious, sun-ripe tomatoes. What to do with all of them? I love an easy summer gazpacho. It couldn’t be simpler to make, it’s super healthy and of course it tastes so good. Here’s… READ MORE

Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade



The third in a recurring series about how to use the tools in your makeup kit like a pro. A few simple tips can make all the difference in getting the most out of your products—and of course, looking your best.
Before You Start
Make sure your brushes are in good condition and clean—a good set of brushes should last several… READ MORE

How to Be Gorgeous at the Beach

How to Be Gorgeous at the Beach


There’s a fine line between Beach Beauty—think sun-kissed skin, tousled hair—and Beach Disaster—splotchy sunburn, dry hair. Here are some essentials that I pack in my beach bag to guarantee I have a gorgeous day at the beach.
Before You Go

Lisa Curran Bathing Suit: I love this classic, simple tank bikini that offers a little more coverage than a normal two-piece, but feels just as comfortable.
Buffing Grains: Made from Adzuki Beans, this natural exfoliant combines perfectly with a foaming cleanser to make my skin glow.
Protective Face Base SPF 50: When I’m preparing to spend a day in the sun, I like to apply sunblock as I would moisturizer. This way, it has time to absorb and I rarely miss a spot.
Sunscreen: This should be a no-brainer. I love Bullfrog sunscreen because it absorbs quickly and stays put all day—I put it on my hands and chest twice, since those areas burn easily. Again, apply before you go to avoid missing hard-to-reach spots.


While… READ MORE

Great Walls

Great Walls


I really believe that our places of work matter—I don’t feel productive unless I’m in a space that’s well-lit, comfortable and inspiring. I thought a lot about these qualities when setting up Bobbi Brown Headquarters in Soho. I wanted a space that would… READ MORE

Get Sweaty

Get Sweaty


 
What feels better than a great workout? Lately, I’ve been loving the classes at my local gym, Adventure Health & Fitness, which was started by fitness gurus Michael Smith and Laura Powell. It’s super-challenging, incredibly fun and makes me feel strong and confident. We sat down with half of the AHF… READ MORE

Great Heights

Great Heights


I love shoes. In particular, I love shoes that give me some extra height (I’m short, in case you haven’t noticed). And while I adore my YSL Tributes, my current obsession are platform sneakers and sandals—in other words, really comfy shoes that still add an extra inch, or… READ MORE

Healthy Desserts

Healthy Desserts


I’ve worked really hard to cut sugary, processed food out of my diet—but I still love a delicious, healthful dessert. The summer is my favorite time for making healthy desserts because there’s so much amazing fresh fruit available—things like watermelon, ripe strawberries and… READ MORE

Keep Calm and Wear Lipstick

Keep Calm and Wear Lipstick


As a young makeup artist in New York City, I was always on the lookout for lipstick that looked like lips—I wanted something that was pretty and natural, that would make women feel comfortable in their own skin. After years of frustrated searching, I… READ MORE

Back to the Garden

Back to the Garden


I love summer, for a lot of reasons, but one big one is that I get to start eating from my garden again. It feels so good to get my hands dirty planting, weeding and picking delicious, clean food that goes straight to my dinner table. The more I learn… READ MORE