This week, new Beauty Intern Leah Cayson spills the details on her beauty style and can’t-live-without-it product picks.
Describe your beauty style in three words or less: Feminine, classic and polished.
What are the three beauty products you can’t live without? Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, Benefit They’re Real! Mascara and Clinique Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Bamboo Pink
What’s your beauty routine in the morning? After showering, I cleanse my face with Clean & Clear Advantage 3-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser and moisturize with Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer. I comb my hair and apply L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Force Vector Thermo Active Treatment. I love this product because it doesn’t feel like I have anything in my hair and it protects my strands while I blow-dry. While I allow my hair to absorb that product and air-dry a little, I apply makeup. I constantly change up products, but always use my three “can’t-live-without” products, above. After I apply my make-up, I blow dry my hair and I’m ready for the day!
At night? I take my makeup off with the Neutrogena wipes, above, then apply the same cleanser and moisturizer that I use in the morning.
Post-workout? I haven’t mastered the post-workout glow. I usually look like I jumped in a pool when I’m finished working out, so I have to shower!
What beauty product or treatment instantly makes you feel good? My bi-weekly manicures and pedicures always make me feel great! I love playing with color and it just makes me feel good when my fingers and toes are bright and shiny.
What’s the best beauty tip you’ve ever received (or thought of yourself)? I’ve always thought people are more attractive when they smile, so I love for my teeth to be pearly-white. I floss and brush my teeth twice a day and use whitening strips when I feel like my teeth aren’t as gleaming as they could be.
—By Leah Cayson, beauty intern
Last week, Benefit Cosmetics opened the chandelier-clad doors of their flagship boutique in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. When we arrived for our tour of the three-level beauty emporium, we were greeted by a display featuring the first-ever Benetint Rose-Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain (right) created 35 years ago from pressed rose petals by the brand’s founders Jean and Jane Ford. The precious original vial was transported via armored vehicle (!) from Benefit’s home base in San Francisco for the occasion.
The boutique not only stocks the brand’s full line of products, but is also home to an On the Spot! Beauty Bar, offering a full menu of primping services, including:
- Lash and brow threading, shaping, and tinting
- Face and body waxing
- Body and face airbrush tans
- Faux lash and makeup application
The best part: You can drop in at your leisure, no appointment necessary.
Benefit Boutique SoHo: 454 West Broadway between Prince & Houston St., New York City
Today’s our birthday, so we’re letting you in on a special gift: Starting this month, visit a Benefit Cosmetics Brow Bar on your birthday, and receive a free brow service—just present an ID with your birthdate. Find the location nearest you (there are over 300!) here.
Tweezerman is making eyebrow shaping a little less painful. Its special edition line of tweezers feature decorative artwork, and include designs by Betsey Johnson (left), Agatha Ruiz de La Prada, and Benefit Cosmetics. There’s a design to fit every personality: wild animal prints, kitschy patterns, girly florals and even edgy skulls. These mini masterpieces make great gifts, and like all Tweezerman tweezers, they come with free sharpening and lifetime guarantee! The Betsey Johnson and Agatha Ruiz de La Prada designs are sold exclusively at Sephora, and the Tweezerman for Benefit collection can be found at Macy’s.
Would you trade your ordinary tweezers for one of these eye-opening designs?
-Nina Ramadan, beauty intern