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
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
My hair obsession started with Cher in the 1970s—long, thick and super shiny. I could never figure out how she got it like that—in retrospect, clearly a case of nature over nurture. Still, I slept with my hair rolled around orange juice… READ MORE
The next 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. Next up, Tweezers.
How to Use Your… READ MORE
It’s July, which means even if you were lucky enough to get to the beach for a long weekend, you’re probably still rocking some wintertime skin. Or—if you’re really being diligent—you’re staying out of the sun or covering up with SPF. But even if you’re embracing… READ MORE
One of the many things that I love about my job is dreaming up new products and seeing them come to life thanks to my amazing Product Development team (these girls live and breathe makeup). Last year, I challenged them to create a lipstick that looked matte but… READ MORE
I wish I had time for a super-great facial. I always choose massage and exercise as my go-to indulgences. So, I came up with my own DIY version that can be really easily customized to fit your skin care needs and time constraints. I call it the “Cleansing… READ MORE
I’ve always believed in giving a woman the confidence and skills she needs to become her own makeup artist, and one of the key—and often-overlooked—elements of doing your makeup well is knowing how to use the tools that you apply product with. Most… READ MORE
What’s better than a great blowout? Few things make me feel as polished.
I hate doing my own hair, so having someone dry and style it for me is one luxury I really love. With blow-dry only salons popping up around the city, it’s hard to imagine that… READ MORE
I love makeup—making it, applying it. I love how it makes women look, and most important, I love how confident it makes them feel. But can I share a little secret? I sometimes like to go without it.
We all have those days when we want a little break from our daily beauty routine. And while—if you’re… READ MORE
I’m not big on rules—especially makeup rules. But I wanted to give you a great place to start when picking a shadow. You want a shade that is going to enhance your eyes, not take attention away from them. Check out this spread from my new book… READ MORE
Inspiration can come from the most unexpected places.
Last year, at a meeting in Telluride, one of my colleagues opened up a packet of Sugar in the Raw—I was immediately struck by the warm, bronzy color and the iridescent quality of the sugar crystals…. READ MORE