The other day my good friend Kimberlee of I Have a Degree In This!, attended a fabulous Beauty Breakfast hosted by Barney’s and Harper’s Bazaar. I was unable to attend so Kimberlee was gracious enough to share all the beauty wisdom she learned. Follow her on twitter @kimberleevdw .
On Thursday I had the pleasure attending Barneys & Harper’s BAZAAR’s Beauty Breakfast. Harper’s Editor-in-Chief Glenda Bailey and Beauty Director Jessica Prince as well as Barney’s Creative Ambassador-at-Large, Simon Doonan were in attendance. Panelists included Sunday Riley who has heir own skincare line, Claudio Riaz who is a makeup artsist, Carlos Huber who is a former architect turned perfumer and sisters Liz & Rachel Edlich who are co-founders of Radical Skincare.
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Sunday explained that companies are not required to share how potent products are. From her experience in the industry, it is impossible to have 90% purity products at mass prices. You really need to invest in great skincare products but also invest in ones that do what you need them to do.
The sisters of Radical Skincare recommended wearing sunscreen in your teens and starting what they called “good skincare habits” in your 20s which includes washing your face every day, moisturizing and removing all your makeup.
You shouldn’t hide yourself from the sun as you need Vitamin D and other nutrients. However, don’t over expose yourself. Wear sunscreen every day; no matter the weather. You want a mineral sunscreen not a chemical one because natural suncreens which contain Zinc Oxide which help reflect UVA/UVB rays. The ladies of Radical Skincare used to lay out with aluminum foil to get a tan. They are paying for it now in their 40s. Now recent reports say that spray tans have bad chemicals for your skin. Harper’s Beauty Editor confessed that non of the models who do close-up shots of makeup do any form of tanning. They know how harmful it is to their skin and that’s their livelihood. If they appear tan, it’s all makeup. See more sun protection tips here, because skin cancer can affect anyone.
The skin around your eyes is the thinnest, which leaves it vulnerable. Puffy eyes do more harm than making you look tired. Sunday Riley compared it to pregnancy when your stomach stretches out. The more puffy eyes you get, the more your skin stretches and then it’s hard to tighten it up again without extreme measures. Always treat puffy eyes even if you feel like you don’t have them. Beauty Director, Jessica Prince, shared her favorite tip of applying frozen teaspoons.