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goop fragrance edition 01

goop fragrance edition 01

Juice Beauty Last Looks Blush in Seashell

Juice Beauty Last Looks Blush in Seashell

It's been a long winter, but these two products stemming from collaborations with Gwyneth Paltrow brought a cozy quality.

I've long taken a seasonal approach to fragrances, and was elated to hear that Goop's foray into fragrances was both clean and seasonally based. Traditional fragrances are often the worst offenders when it comes to toxic ingredients, and clean fragrances can be uninspiring. This is woodsy, yes, but in a crisp, dry and smoky. The dry down simmers into a spicy, sultry note that stays throughout the day. It smells of forest and hearth, and thankfully none of the cloying Christmas-y notes of clove or nutmeg that often accompany winter inspired fragrances.

And there isn't anyone who doesn't look healthier with a cream blush. Nevermind the creepily contoured faces of Instagram  – a more natural approach to definition is to dab the blush just beneath the cheekbones, starting from the bottom and working your way up. The cream blush lays nicely over any formula of foundation, or better yet, tinted moisturizer. And you get the same robust bloom to the cheeks as one would get from a brisky outdoor jog, or reading in front of the fireplace.

One afternoon, three looks

My gorgeous friend–and fellow mother–Katrina, came by to play with makeup one rainy afternoon. We had a goal in mind: find a couple fun spins on her makeup routine. And we found three. 

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First look: I prepped her skin with Suntegrity 5 in 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen. A dab of 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Lip & Cheek Stain in Cherry on the cheeks, before RMS Beauty Master Mixer liberally massaged on the the cheekbones, and lightly patted all over. On her eyes, initially, I used RMS Beauty's Eye Polishes in Solar all over her eyelid, and then worked in Karma into the crease and eye line for definition (those two colors melt together beautifully!). I then lined the lower inner rim with Alima Pure's eye pencil in Coffee and finished with lightly defining her brows with Jane Iredale's Brow Kit in Brunette. Her naturally pink lips were gilded with Kari Gran's (amazing) Lip Whip in Shimmer.

Second look: I used Alima Pure's pressed foundation powder to mute the glistening effect and even out the complexion further. I then used my ring finger to pat in Bite Beauty's Amuse Bouche lipstick in Nori. I concentrated the color in the center of her lip for a more modern, casual take on the statement lip. Foregoing the lipliner and going this route seems more romantic, the color literally looks like it's blooming.

For the third and final look: We blotted the statement lipstick off until it was a transparent stain. Then I applied Alima Pure's loose eyeshadow in Cypress (a moody, shimmering teal) with a wet eyeliner brush on her lower lash line, followed by Alima Pure's eyeshadow in Breathless in the inner corner.