In honor of Memorial Day Weekend, we thought it would be fun to ask some of our favorite online beauty editors and bloggers their one must-have product for the holiday. After all, it’sthe first real weekend of summer, which means we’re changing up our beauty regimens just in time for some extra-warm temperatures—let the frolicking begin! Here’s what they had to say:
Annie Tomlin, Beauty Director at Refinery 29
"I’m a big fan of does-it-all products, so I’m packing rms beauty’s Living Luminizer. It gives skin a soft, sheer shimmer and works as a highlighter on eyes, cheeks, the Cupid’s bow of the lips, and anywhere else. Easy!”
Lara Eurdolian, Founder and Blogger of Pretty Connected
"SPF, SPF, SPF! That’s my ultimate must have for Memorial Day Weekend (and everyday). Head-to-toe you can be sure I’m sporting an abundance of SPF products on and off the beach. From my makeup case to my beach bag, I’m usually carrying a combination of body sprays, foundations, moisturizers, and lip balms containing SPF. My favorite for everyday is Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50. It’s super lightweight, goes on smooth and offers great protection.”
If you follow our Twitter feed, you may have surmised that we are on a bit of a fitness kick. We’ve been testing out New York’s best ballet-inspired classes (stay tuned for our take) and our bodies are definitely feeling the burn. We asked Kate Alberelli, a former dancer and founder of Figure Four, to take a break in between classes to answer a few questions.
Your #1 must-have beauty product?
Maybelline Full and Soft Mascara. It’s better than any other mascara I have ever used — cheap or expensive.
What’s worth the splurge?
Devachan haircuts! I splurge on the cut every 3 months. They really know how to keep a curly girl happy.
What’s your post-workout skincare routine?
I always wash my face with Cetaphil. My fiancé got my into it an I have been addicted ever since. Daily regimen of Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum and then moisturizer works like a charm.
My work week ends on Thursday. Every Thursday afternoon, I buy the three latest gossip magazines on the newsstand, make cheese and crackers and sit on my couch completely uninterrupted and read each one while noshing on my snack.
How often do you get asked Black Swan-related questions?
Only about once per week. The questions usually asked are: Did I like the movie? Was the dancing good? Is that the authentic life of a dancer? To which I reply, Yes. Yes. No.