When it comes to how we want our foundation to look, we have a few options: there’s matte, sheer and dewy finishes. But have you ever wondered what a silky finish looks like? It’s Bridal Fashion Week! And although we expect makeup looks to range from ethereal to demure with sheer shades, a silky complexion is just what a bride needs to feel like a queen on her special day.
At designer Pamella Roland’s first-ever bridal show, makeup artist Alexis Comforti for Laura Mercier wanted to create “classic, radiant and youthful beauty” to evoke a modern-day Audrey Hepburn. The number one item used to achieve a fresh complexion was Laura Mercier’s Silk Crème Foundation ($47), which contains silk proteins, tea extracts and treated mica for a full coverage application with a luminous finish.
Before applying the smooth foundation, Comforti prepped skin with Laura Mercier Moisture Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($53). No foundation is ever applied on the runway without primer! Comforti mixed Laura Mercier Foundation Primer — Radiance ($33) with Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Hydrating ($33) together. Once the primer settled, Comforti used Laura Mercier’s Silk Crème Foundation all over the face, concealing any noticeable imperfections with Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage ($34). For budding rosy cheeks, Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Rosebud was used as the perfect finishing touch for a gorgeous canvas.
Whether it’s the cooler temps or stomping on crunchy dead leaves that get you excited for fall, we just love learning about natural skincare remedies — especially ones that include pumpkin! If you’re ready to indulge in some seasonal fruits, why not incorporate them into your skincare routine? We’ve gathered some of our favorite autumnal fruits we usually find in our Thanksgiving dinner rather than in our favorite moisturizer to get our skin fall-ready.
Pumpkin (yes, it’s considered a fruit) contains natural vitamin C to fight free radical damage. It softens and soothes skin with natural enzymes to dissolve dry skin cells for a clearer complexion (it’s great for those acne sufferers!). For an easy at-home pumpkin facial, skincare guru Indie Lee suggests combining in a large bowl the following ingredients:
4 tbsp. organic pumpkin puree
4 tbsp. organic honey
1/2 tbsp. Greek yogurt or avocado oil
1 drop of sandalwood essential oil
1 drop of carrot seed oil
Dash of pumpkin pie spice
Once those ingredients are thoroughly combined, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Apply to the face and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel. If you’re looking for a pre-made pumpkin mask to slather on, try Freeman Feeling Beautiful Pumpkin Peeling Mask with lactic and glycolic acid to exfoliate and brighten your complexion.
It’s not just the final touch to any Thanksgiving meal. Cranberry’s natural acid contains vitamins A and C to help boost collagen. Cowshed Cranberry Seed Rejuvinating Facial Oil balances moisture levels and purifies skin. Cranberry seed oil helps provide lipid barrier protection and assists in moisture retention.
Apples are the quintessential superfruit. We’ve all been told that an apple a day can keep the doctor away, but it can also keep the acne away as well. Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive exfoliator refines skin and lightens hyperpigmentation. Organic apple juice is naturally rich in vitamins A, B, C and K. It also contains malic acid (alpha-hydroxy acid) to help improve skin texture.