Glossier

glossier haloscope
glossier
glossier

I'm a new fan of Glossier. From the branding to the packaging, and the actual product itself, Glossier has become a staple in my daily makeup routine. Here's my product breakdown:

Haloscope in Topaz: This color is perfect for my olive skin tone. It is golden and shimmery, but not in a glittery way. The highlight is formulated with a solid core of moisturizing vitamins and an outer ring of pigment. Even if I just leave my house with a bare face, I'll at least swipe on some mascara and Haloscope. Perfection.

Balm Dotcom: I love anything rose scented, so this was an obvious choice. I like how hydrating the balm is. I use this on my lips 90% of the time, but it's helpful for cuticles as well.

Priming Moisturizer: I'd been eyeing this product for a while, but was waiting until I ran out of my regular moisturizer. After reading all the hype, I decided to give it a go. The hype is real, you guys. It's a multi-benefit moisturizer that is hydrating and perfectly primes the skin for makeup (or not!) I've noticed an improvement in my overall skin texture. 

Generation G: Though I love lipstick, I'm not the type to spend a lot of time with priming, lining, and filling in my lips. I don't like that perfectly "done" look, either. I like my lipstick smudged around the edges a little bit sort of like you just kissed someone, a little undone in an effortless way. Easy application is also key for me to fall in love with a lip product. Generation G checks all the boxes. I have it in "Zip." I will note that my natural lip color is a dusty rose, so this lipstick takes more than just a swipe for the color to show up.

Easy Holiday Makeup

holiday makeup

I like to think I have the time and patience to learn how to do really elaborate makeup looks, but that just isn't the case. However, I do like makeup and I like to experiment. So I do it on my own terms. Especially for holiday, I like to look like I at least made an effort, haha.  

The eye look is really simple, but striking at the same time, with a wash of color all over the lids. Some people say you should choose a color on your eyes OR a color on your lips. I say, screw it. I choose both. For this look, you really just need a nice base with some highlighter, and color on your lids and eyes. Below, find my steps for this easy makeup look for your next holiday party.

holiday makeup

1. Cleanse: Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Soap

This cleanser is so gentle and perfect for mornings when I have either no product on my face, or just a night cream or oil. It has pieces of seaweed in it, so it acts as an exfoliant. 

2. Hydrate: Tula Beauty Urban Defense Hydration Mist

Tula skincare products are formulated with probiotics. I really feel like since I've started using this mist, which is supposed to protect your skin from environmental toxins, I've had to mask less and have seen an improvement in my skin - it doesn't feel as grimey at day's end when I've been out in city streets all day long. Hoorah! And it smells like roses. Double win.

3. Serum: Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster

Arden's serum improves the effectiveness of the skincare products you layer on top. I use this serum in my daily morning and night time routine.

4. Eye Cream: Kiehls's Creamy Eye Treatment

Some mornings, this eye cream is the only thing that makes me look alive! It's formulated in such a way that it doesn't migrate to any other area than where you apply it. Pro-tip: you can also put eye cream on your laugh line and in between your brows on the frown line to prevent (or reduce the appearance of) wrinkles in those areas. 

5. Moisturize: Glossier Priming Moisturizer

Moisturizes and primes in one step. This gives my skin a really nice texture, as well.

6. Base: Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in "Medium/Deep"

I usually go for a BB cream instead of a foundation because most foundations feel to heavy on my skin. This cream gives a dewy finish. 

7. Bronzer: Trestique Bronzer Stick " Brazilian Bronze"

Trestique packages their products with makeup on one end, and a brush on the other. This bronzer is creamy and blends really well. 

8. Blush: Milk Makeup Lip/Cheek in "Quickie."

This color stick is super creamy and blendable. I found it this summer and pretty much wear it every. single. day. 

9. Eyes: NYX Cosmetics Hot Singles Eyeshadow in "Heat."

I applied this shadow all over my lid and also underneath my lid under my waterline. The color is pretty intense straight out of the pot so I opted not to use a primer. 

10. Lips: Glossier Balm DotcomBH Cosmetics Creme Luxe Lipstick in "Moody Merlot."

This lipstick is a steal, currently at 50% off. The line comes in a bunch of colors, I also like "Pop Cultured" shade as well. 

holiday makeup

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Black & White

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brooklyn fashion blogger
brooklyn fashion blogger

Shop my Look: Jacket, Boots

Catching up on posts from the summer, sue me! I stomped around all season long in these boots by Cat Footwear. I love the buckle detail and little bit of a heel. I've had this jacket for a while now but it really transitions well through pretty much any season. 

Psssst! These boots are 25% off now through 12/15, so get 'em while you can!

Late Summer

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brooklyn beauty and fashion blogger
brooklyn beauty and fashion blogger
brooklyn beauty and fashion blogger
brooklyn beauty and fashion blogger

Beauty Products: Glossier (20% off), Milk Makeup, amika

Summer's been long over, but I shot this series at the tail end just when my tan was deepest and my hair a bit longer than it is now. I used a healthy amount of Glossier's Haloscope in Topaz and amika's Show Off Gold Dust to get that overall golden glow. I also used a bit of Milk Makeup Lip/Cheek in "Quickie" for a natural looking flush. Hope you enjoy this little beauty editorial! Tweet me if you want to see more posts like this or step-by-steps. 

NYFW Photo Diary

This Fashion Week was unlike any other. It took a while to recover from backstage, runway, putting together campaign briefs, and even briefly skipping town in the middle of it all. It's been about six years or so that I've attended. Firstly as a journalist and runway photographer, then as a blogger, and most recently from the brand side. 


Below are some photos from a shoot I did with Bene Rialto in Bryant Park a few days before FW began. 

bene rialto shoot
bene rialto shoot
bene rialto shoot

Our first show at work was with Adam Selman at Milk Studios.

adam selman ss17 runway
adam selman ss17 runway
adam selman ss17 runway

After the Selman show my lovely friends at Open Haus Co x Milk Makeup hosted a dinner at Officina 1M.

open haus x milk dinner
Don't I look great here as a sweaty mess from backstage shooting all day. Yup.. yes.

Don't I look great here as a sweaty mess from backstage shooting all day. Yup.. yes.

open haus x milk dinner

Over the weekend I took a break and skipped out to Connecticut with Town & Country Magazine for a Polo match at the Greenwich Polo Club. It was so nice and refreshing to get away from the city in the middle of all the chaos. 

This is a much better ~lewk~ Yup.. YASS!

This is a much better ~lewk~ Yup.. YASS!

town and country magazine polo event

Back in NYC we finished off the week with Katie Gallagher. 

katie gallagher ss17
katie gallagher ss17

Street League New Jersey

street league new jersey
Evan Smith

Evan Smith

prudential center new jersey
street league new jersey
Nyjah Huston

Nyjah Huston

nyjah huston street league new jersey
nyjah huston street league new jersey
Ishod Wair

Ishod Wair

street league new jersey

A while back I went to New Jersey at Prudential Center to shoot Street League on pro practice day and to see the competition go down the next. It was bonkers. I've always followed SLS but never had a chance to go, much less photograph some of my favorite skaters. 

The finals are coming up this weekend in Los Angeles on October 2nd - wish I could be there! You can watch the livestream at streetleague.com.