This week’s guest blogger is Natalie Alcala, a Cali girl with a penchant for all things style and fashion. When she’s not soaking up the sun or rocking dangerously high heels, you can catch her feeding her insatiable sartorial appetite on her blog, Natalie’s Menagerie. She also pens a daily fashion column for BlackBook Magazine and is an assistant editor at FashionStake.
Danielle and Jodie Snyder, Designers of DANNIJO; Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Second Skin, Eyelash curler
Jessica Moss and Lisa Guajardo, Designers of Leyendecker
Yesterday I posted the first installment of beauty secrets from talented tastemakers and today I’m excited to share part two.
Danielle and Jodi Snyder, designers of DANNIJO: “I carry chapstick on me at all times—I’m so Napoleon Dynamite! There’s nothing unsexier than chapped lips. I’m addicted to Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm. In the summer when my skin color looks a bit uneven from the sun, I use Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Second Skin on top of my SPF face lotion to give it an even glow. And dry shampoo is the best-kept secret ever. When my hair looks flat, I give my roots a spray, flip my head over, and voilà—instant volume!” —Danielle
"I was told that lining my entire eye would make my eyes look small, so I always begin at the middle of my eye and line to the outer corner. I also always use a blow dryer to heat my eyelash curler before using it on my eyelashes— it’s the best trick ever! My mom also taught me to dab a bright lipstick on my cheekbones when I need a pick-me-up at the end of the day." —Jodie
Jessica Moss and Lisa Guajardo, designers of Leyendecker: “I swear by glycolic toners (my favorite is by Mario Badescu) to wipe away any dead skin and to maintain a fresh, bright look. Laura Mercier makes the most amazing brightening powder, which I brush under my eyes through to the apple of the cheek and temple every morning to disguise any dark circles or puffiness. And here’s my biggest secret: I’m a natural redhead, but to punch up my color between salon visits, I use Tressa WaterColors Liquid Copper Shampoo. It prevents my red from looking dull.” —Jessica
"In desperate times, Preparation H is magical for under-eye puffiness. I also swear by dry shampoo. Rene Furterer is my go-to brand, but if you’re on a budget, I recommend Psssssst Instant Spray Shampoo. Even after three days, my bangs look fresh and clean! Also, every morning I apply moisturizer to my face, neck, décolleté, and chest—it keeps everything looking youthful and perky!” —Lisa
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