Although I am a SoCal native, my upcoming trip to South Korea has inspired me to do a post on makeup for humid weather. The last thing we want is to have our face melt off.. Here are some tips to keeping your makeup fresh and intact!
For the face, ditch the powder and liquid foundation. Instead, use a tinted moisturizer or BB cream. Most of these have SPFs in them so you kill two birds with one stone! Couple products I would suggest are:
For your eyes, make sure all your products are waterproof, and prime your eyes if you’re going to wear eye shadow. I swear by Stila’s liquid eyeliner in black. Rain, wind, snow, it doesn’t budge! Urban Decay is famous for their primer; it is a bit pricey, but a little goes a long way.
Lip stains are known to have long lasting effects, but also known to dry your lips out. Try Tarte’s moisturizing lip stain. They have one that is both shimmery and matte, and the unique crayon shape makes it easy to apply quickly.
With the exception of the eyeliner and primer, all of the products mentioned above are paraben-free. I found it difficult to find natural alternatives when it comes to long lasting ability, but if there is a fantastic product we are missing out on, please tell us in the comments! Yes, Asian products, especially BB cream often times fare better to the ones in the US, but it is trickier to get your hands on. I am planning to do a huge makeup haul when I get to Korea though so stay tuned!
It turns out all that advice Mom gave you was right after all, at least when it comes to taking care of your skin. Here, what beauty experts learned from their mothers.
ISSUE: Spring 2012
DEPT: Beauty Kit
Erica Chung, 3LAB
Considering she’s the co-founder of 3LAB, the skincare company with a cult-like following known for its high-tech proprietary blend of stem cell activators, Erica Chung’s beauty advice is quite simple: “I would recommend the same tips my mother gave me: cleanse, get plenty of sleep, and protect your skin from the sun.” And it behooves us to take her advice: the Korean American 55-year-old doesn’t look a day over 40.
Cleanliness is next to godliness. Chung considers cleansing her face to be “essential
both day and night.”
Get plenty of sleep.Our body restores itself as we sleep, and to help that process along,
Chung follows cleansing with 3LAB’s Super H Serum. “It contains both apple stem cells and bio-engineered growth hormones so it is a very powerful formula to reverse the signs of
aging and restore a healthy skin tone,” she says. “This is the most important treatment as it treats age spots, dullness and uneven
skin tone and texture, which I believe are the most telltale signs of aging.”
Stay out of the sun.“In the day I follow with 3LAB Perfect BB Cream for added treatment properties and sun protection.”
When the weather warms up, it’s time for a fresh look. These experts on Asian hair weigh in on what’s hot now.
The ombré/dip-dye look has been big for a while, but for spring, colorist
Kazumi Morton prefers a softer version. “Keep the tone in the caramel-pecan-cinnamon family,
and break upthe line between dark and light, adding a few ribbons throughout for a sun-kissed effect.” If you prefer traditional highlights, keep highlights within three shades of your base color to avoid brassiness, a common
problem for Asian hair, says Morton. “The key is to pass the orange stage and to use the right toner, which depends on porosity and color. Also, do not use big chunks in the foil. I take paper-thin sections when I highlight Asian hair so I have more control.”
Whether you want perfectly straight tresses or beachy waves, the key this season is to have healthy, shiny hair.
Yuko, famous for their Japanese hair straightening, also offers Anti-Frizz, a semi-permanent treatment that loosens and smooths out curls, without making them stick straight. If you’re just looking to rejuvenate your strands, their Long Lasting Conditioning Treatment repairs and conditions without changing texture.
Mothers — with all their earnest, loving intentions — can often be entertaining, and their advice can be an interesting mix of serious, silly, insightful and mind-boggling (sometimes all rolled up into one zinger you can’t wait to share with your friends). In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve asked fellow Asian American writers and artists to share the funniest advice they’ve ever gotten from their mothers.
Meet An Dyer of Haute Pink Pretty, this week’s Audrey Style Gal!
Audrey Magazine had the privilege to experience celebrity stylist and The Private Room Beverly Hills salon owner Tina Dizon’s expert braiding skills and hair expertise. The Vietnamese American Dizon (who has styled Christina Applegate and Nicole Richie, among others) founded the modern, luxury boutique salon a little less than a year ago to offer heartfelt, high-end service. Known for her exclusive “ballet,” painstakingly customized extensions, Dizon has a passion for hair and people. She talked top spring and summer hair trends as she introduced us to a one-sided French and waterfall braid, color chalking, and fun clip on extensions.
Hello Audrey readers – meet our latest Audrey Style Gal (and the first from California!) – Chesley Tolentino!
Update: A winner has been chosen. Thanks to all who participated!
Just in time for prom season, we are giving away one Every Little Detail Prom Win-It Package to a lucky Audrey Magazine reader! SRP: $395
Complete with beauty tips and all the essentials to get your prom queen or night on the town primping on, this package is a must have.
The prom package details:
1. Kate Spade Leila Makeup Bag – stash essentials in this chic, colorful makeup bag
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Meet our first Audrey Style Gal: Shai Chung of Drink on Shoes.
Wrapping up New York Fashion Week a couple weeks ago, we thought we’d do a round-up of the Asian models that made the most appearance on the runway this season. According to a news report, Asian models walked in more big shows this season than ever before. “It’s just in their DNA. They’re beautiful, so elegant. Beautiful on the runway, beautiful walkers, beautiful body types — it’s a dream to see them in our clothes,” states Mark Badgley of Badgley Mischka. Among the models that have walked the most shows, we have both familiar and new faces. Familiar faces include Liu Wen, Ming Xi, Shu Pei and So Young Kang. For new and upcoming models, we have Lina Zhang, Sung Hee, Sui He, Tian Yi and Xiao Wen.
Once again, Liu Wen is the Asian model to walk the most shows at NYFW – most of them for big names too, such as Alexander Wang, Anna Sui, Diane Von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Tory Burch, Oscar de la Renta, Victoria Beckham, and the list goes on.
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