Byrdie Editors' Fall Beauty Hit List Beauty

Byrdie Editors Talk Us Through Their 10 Fall Beauty Obsessions

At Byrdie, we’re obsessed with all things beauty, inside and out. We’re self-described product junkies, and we’re always testing out the latest stuff to see what actually works. Take note: We have a nose for gimmicks. Keep an eye out for our guest posts, where our editors will share everything from what’s worth buying to celeb looks, step-by-step tutorials and more.

Who ever said cleansing was just a spring thing? Fall always puts us in reboot mode. This season is no different, and if you’re like us, a closet overhaul isn’t the only thing on your brain. As beauty devotees, we look forward to refreshing our makeup drawers with rich fall hues, luxurious moisturizers and all the skin brighteners we can get our hands on.

Luckily for us, there’s no shortage of new products this fall. Plus, we can’t forget those tried-and-true items that we keep going back to, year after year. To kick off the season, we’ve put together a 10-product hit list, all of which will help you put your best face forward this fall. See which ones made the cut.


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Lancôme Juicy Shakers: What’s New in Beauty

Lancome Juicy Shakers available at Nordstrom.Think back. How many Lip Smacker flavors did you hoard in the front pocket of your JanSport? Like, a lot, right? Before you wander too far down that path back to Lisa Frank and your favorite Trapper Keepers, we’d like to introduce you to the grown-up (but kid at heart) Lancôme Juicy Shakers. Available in 20 pretty shades—each with its own flavor—these are as fun to collect as all that school-days lip balm, only pulling one of these adorable cocktail-shaker-shaped beauties out of your handbag won’t damage your cred while you’re adulting.


Beauty Makeup

Lancôme’s Le Teint Particulier Custom-Made Makeup Launches Exclusively to Nordstrom

Lancome Le Teint Particulier

We like being the first to try new things. We’re what marketing folks call early adopters. That’s especially true when it comes to tech and cosmetics.

So we’ve found a winning mashup when it comes to makeup.

Nordstrom Del Amo Fashion Center and Nordstrom Downtown Seattle are the first two locations in the world to have Lancôme’s Le Teint Particulier technology. This revolutionary system begins with a facial scan that constructs your exact skin tone from a combination of more than 20,000 pigments. Once uploaded to a computer, your unique complexion ID is built—it’s like Mom always said, “You’re special.” Indeed, the match is uncanny.



5 Fixes for a Beauty Hangover

It happens to all of us: you’re having a great time, stay a little later than planned—and indulge in a few extra sips of champagne. Beauty Stylist Marine Sargsyan from Nordstrom The Grove has a few tips and tricks that she says will “fool everyone into thinking you got a full night’s worth of beauty sleep.” Here’s her recipe for curing a beauty hangover.

1. Water, Water and Water: It’s key for a healthy glow, so keep your skin hydrated. Up your water intake throughout the night, before you go to bed and when you wake up. I add a mist to the mix. Mario Badescu has a refreshing, hydrating spray I love. Formulated simply with fragrant herbal extracts, aloe and rosewater, it’s a pleasant pick-me-up for dehydrated, tight and uncomfortable skin. Perfect for the morning after a long, fun night!

2. De-puff and Refresh: Use an eye cream that will help with puffiness and the look of fatigue. I am currently obsessed with Algenist’s eye renewal balm. This eye cream will not only help decrease puffiness, it will also hydrate the eye area. Alguronic acid, vitamin C, caffeine, cucumber, aloe and green tea extracts help to recharge your appearance all day. Bonus: it’s perfect for men and women.

3. Beige Fake-Out: Here’s a great beauty secret for a more wide-eyed look: Use a beige-colored eyeliner in the waterline. Why? This will help your eyes look brighter and more awake. Smashbox has a great eyeliner that really does the trick. Plus, it’s a self-sharpening eyeliner, so you get a precise tip every time.

4. Divert Focus to Where You Want It: Start by curling your top lashes and then load them up with your favorite mascara. The trick is to only apply mascara to your top lashes to draw attention away from any puffiness below. Lancôme Hypnôse Drama is one of my go-to mascaras for volume, length and curl. It’s a triple threat and just the thing for the morning after.

5. Bronzer and Blush: Give your skin the look of a beautiful glow by applying bronzer to the perimeter of the face and blush only on the apples of your cheeks. The NARS blush and bronzer duo is not only compact, but perfect for both early mornings and late nights!

Beauty Fashion Week

Backstage Beauty: Lancôme + Deborah Lippmann at Jason Wu

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Sexy, effortless beauty was the look at Jason Wu’s spring/summer 2015 show, where Lancôme skincare and makeup were used to create creamy, dewy skin and soft, smoky eyes.

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Fashion Week Street Style

Backstage Beauty: 60s It-Girl at Chris Benz

This was by far my favorite backstage visit today. As soon as I walked in, I had a chance to interview the Lead Artist Daniel Martin for Lancôme Cosmetics. Daniel told me he wanted to recreate the look of France Gall, a French pop singer from the 60’s. Known for wearing statement makeup, she was the it-girl of that era.

On the eyes Daniel used pale lavender shades and white eyeliner all over as the base. On the bottom lashes Daniel used Lancôme Artliner and made a small dotted line along the bottom lashes. It is the most innovative technique I’ve seen thus far. From a distance it looks like you have on am lot of mascara but up close the detailed application is amazing. Don’t forget to do a thin line on top of the eye—not winged—and finish with tons of Lancôme Hypnose Drama Mascara. So easy to do at home.

To complete this look, Daniel contoured the cheeks and used a new lipstick from Lancôme’s spring collection called Absolut Rouge in Lily Rose—a satin lavender pink shade. One of the eyeshadow qauds used from Lâncome’s Spring 2011 Collection is pictured at left. 

Let’s not forget about models prepping their skin. Clarisonic was on hand at Chris Benz using the new Clarisonic Opal on models to create a beautiful glow on the skin. The models loved it, and I wanted to jump in the chair too!


Fashion Week Street Style

Backstage Beauty: Victoria Beckham’s 60s Inspired Beauty


Lead Artist Charlotte Tilbury out did herself at this show. Inspired by the art of Andy Warhol, the makeup was flawless and made a statement. Charlotte used the Lancôme Lavender Collection launching in spring 2011. The lavender powder eyeshadow was used all over the eye. Lancôme’s Artliner in black was used to give the winged cat-eye feel and the eye was finished with Hypnose Drama. Charlotte didn’t use any blush and chose to illuminate the skin with the new Teint Miracle Foundation from Lancôme. On the lips she used a beautiful caramel laquered gloss and left brows natural. This is my favorite look thus far.

Fekkai Lead Stylist Didier Malige kept in theme with 60s-inspired hair—minus the teasing. To create this look, Malige prepped dry hair with Fekkai Coiff Strong Hold Mousse to give hair slick volume. Then, Malige created a middle part and tucked the hair straight behind the ears and spritzed with Fekkai Sheer Hold Spray to make hair more straight and heavy. He finished the hair using a crimping tool to make an unexpected single crimp across the back of the hair.


Finally, don’t forget about the nails. Creative Director from Butter LONDON, Nonie Crème created a beautiful Pink shade for spring just for Victoria’s show. Look how lovely Nonie looks holding her creation!