I’ve always struggled to find a foundation that matches my skin tone. I’m Indian and I have yellow undertones, and I’ve tested virtually every brand on the market. While many brands come close, I always feel like shades show up a little grey on my skin or a little too dark. Plus, when you’re not really a foundation girl, it’s hard to find a product you feel comfortable using day-to-day, especially when it doesn’t match well.
But recently, I stumbled upon what just might be my foundation Prince Charming. Vasanti’s
two-in-one foundation/concealer, Liquid Cover up
, landed on my desk last week and I’ve been using it ever since. What I love about this product is that it doesn’t feel heavy because it’s formulated with silicone in water emulsion—translation: I don’t even feel like I’m wearing a foundation! The applicator is unique (I feel like you either love or hate it)—It’s a small wand that allows you to place the foundation on whatever part of your face you need it. It allows me to decide exactly how much coverage I want and is perfect for small blemishes. I usually put the Liquid Cover up on before applying my powder. Not only do I feel as though my skin tone is more even, I also notice a difference in pictures! It gives my skin a glow that I didn’t have when I just used my powder, and who can complain about a little glow?
Just to make sure Vasanti worked for other skin tones, I gave it to two of my colleagues. Click through to see how it looks on pale and dark skin!
We’re guilty of sticking with the same hair cut for years—if it’s not broke, why fix it?—but that can be a little boring. But not everyone has our issue. Paulina, one of our amazing operations associates, is always eyeing new cuts and styles. She’ll be sharing her tress inspiration and tips every other week here via her Hairistocracy column.
Over the past couple weeks, we’ve all had our eyes on Bianca’s new look. I finally sat her down this week to find out what “going natural” is really all about. Read on to get the details on our beautiful girl’s transition!
How long had you been relaxing your hair?
My first relaxer was at age 18—I’ve gotten them on and off since then.
When did you stop relaxing your hair and start going natural?
I really kicked off this transition 14 months ago when I made the decision to stop using a relaxer. Since then, I flat ironed my hair weekly, but even cut this out two months ago when I realized my natural curl was being jeopardized by the heat.
Our operations manager, Bianca, is enviable for many reasons: she’s charismatic, has phenomenal style, is drop-dead gorgeous…and she can do the coolest things with her hair. Case in point: Today, Bianca has her hair up in a series of twists that she emphatically promises were as simple to create as twirling a few strands and then securing them with bobby pins. The cherry on top is her cute-as-a-button mega-curl situated right above her forehead and slightly off to the left side. Not only am I totally obsessed with this look, but I applaud Bianca for being very on trend with her retro-inspired ‘do.
To ensure that hair stays in place, give it a few spritzes of a non-sticky spray.