Beauty Tips from Backstage at New York Fashion Week: The Shows Spring 2019

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Fashion Reverie spoke with the top stylists and makeup artists backstage at New York Fashion Week: The Show’s hottest shows to find the best new trends, top beauty tips, and the styles that the professionals are “so over.”

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Warm Shades of PolishWe spoke with Jin Soon Choi of JINsoon to find the shades you’ll be gravitating to. “I see a lot of unusual colors, burnt orange, vintage … also dark red is great [for a modern mani].” As for nail shapes, Choi thinks there’s not a trending shape and suggests you wear what makes you feel the best!

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Step Away From the Contour Palette“The biggest trends I’m seeing for spring are a return to soft luminosity. Soft, almost muted color … it’s almost a halo effect. We’re getting away from heavy contouring and the heavy foundations. We’re getting back to people’s personalities, what works best for you,” shares Rick DiCecca, Global Makeup Artist for Artistry Brand cosmetics. “I always joke that many of my clients want to be contoured and then I give them the ‘I told you so dance’ when they have to blow their nose and they wipe it off. It’s not ok for real life, it doesn’t make sense.”

While it’s clear DiCecca is sick of contouring, he is a big fan of draping. “I love seeing blush draped on the neck and around the face. It adds a lifting effect, a glow. That to me is much more modern than contouring.”

While not completely over contouring, Carly Giglio, Lead Artist at Stila, likes a softer approach too. “I’m a big non-tour girl, someone called it sculpting once and that resonated with me. So the hard contour can maybe move away, but sometimes it works for people. Done in a way to shape your face the way you want it’s beautiful.”  Giglio explains, “Beauty is just so individual that I don’t want to hate on it because there are no rules and so many different things you can do. Contouring works for some people, but for me it doesn’t,” she explains.

Take Care of Your Skin

“My biggest makeup artist tip is making sure your skin is in good shape before you do anything. Anything you use on your face has to be done after good skincare. If you don’t have great skincare, it’s not going to look good,” DiCecca confides. “I teach my team about how to take care of your skin and how to prep the skin properly. I teach them about ultimate skin prep, Artistry makes this product called Intensive Renewing Peel that I use backstage and onset all the time.”

Overly Lined 90s Eyes

“I think everyone is coming back to the 90s.” Cassandra Garcia, Lead Makeup Artist for Bobbi Brown shares backstage at Tibi. “The 90s [makeup looks] are definitely coming back, but we’re also evolving them, making it more modern for today.” Which is why we added a nice natural stain on the lip at Tibi to pair with the heavy black lined eyes—rather than a full on 90s brown lipstick,” Garcia explains.

Pretty Pastels and Warm Hues

Garcia sees “…a lot of pastels of course this coming season too. Amy [of Tibi] always does it really well keeping the look interesting and not letting it go overly pretty.”

Showing off a gorgeous new collection, Giglio also notices the upcoming trending colors are “… pastels, those warmer tones, plays on purples, pinks, russets are classic and staying there.”

Images from Pamella Roland, Badgley Mischka, and TIBI courtesy of Janine Silver

Textured Makeup“I definitely think trend wise it’s a lot of plays on the textures and different finishes,” Giglio exclaims. “I think glitter’s not really going anywhere, but also working in that shimmer as well. I think it’s a lot of different textures … Certainly glimmer, glitter, glossy, texture is not going anywhere for a while.”

Pro Tips

Garcia shares some of her favorite tricks of the trade. “… in a pinch you could always paint your eyelashes with a little eyeliner if you need …” and don’t have mascara on hand. “Then using a lip stain you could apply it on the cheek for a nice blush in a pinch.”

“Biggest tips, well the [Weleda] Skin Food is a great trick and the BeautyBlender, which is like a magic trick in a little pink sponge” Giglio shares in reference to a technique she and her team used at Badgley Mischka, applying the product with a damp BeautyBlender on the high points of the face for an all around glow. “I use that all the time,” Giglio shares.  “I’ve also been doing a lot of underpainting and illuminating underneath. Sometimes I’ll do a liquid illuminator under my concealer or right on my cheekbones and do my concealer over. It really gives that lit from within look.”

The Products Makeup Artists Can’t Live Without

The one think Garcia could not live without would have to be “concealer … you can put it on your eyelids, on face, then just pinch your cheeks and go.”

“To choose one that I can’t live without is hard,” explains Giglio. “… but I definitely think mascara would be it, especially [Stila’s] HUGE mascara, I can’t leave home without this. A formula like this is voluminous, but also it lifts your lashes and it curls them. Mascara in general opens your eyes so you can be looking real drab and just throw on a little moisturizer and run out the door.”

Tibi spring 2019 barrette images courtesy of Janine Silver

Tame Hair with Barrettes“This season we’re seeing a lot of hair accessories,” Allen Ruiz Global Artistic Director for Aveda exclaims. “I think for spring/summer it just makes sense throwing your hair up in a clip… There’s a lot of ways to do so for the do-it-yourself look, random clips and bobby pins placed in the hair in a different non-traditional way.”

Images from Prabal Gurung spring 2019 courtesy of Janine SIlver

Add Texture to Your Tresses for Interest“Use the Aveda’s Texture Tonic, it’s something that adds texture to your hair. If you have straight hair, you just put it in your hair and scrunch it and it gives your hair a bit of bend, a little bit of a kink and that’s what you’re seeing here [at Tibi].” And on rainy days, Ruiz suggests not fighting with your hair, but putting it into a low ponytail, “a nice sleek low ponytail.”  

—Janine Silver

Get Summer Vacation Ready with Dr. Fazylova’s 360 Degree Approach

                                                        Dr. Natalya Fazylova

If it feels like every other day you are pitched a new “miracle” product or treatment to help you look and feel your best, then you’re not alone. It’s well established that most of us want to look and feel confident, particularly when it comes to swimsuit season, but we’re constantly being bombarded with a myriad of fad diets, cellulite reducing scrubs, fat freezing treatments, saline injections, glowing treatments, wrinkle fighting gels, slimming teas, healthful vitamin packed smoothies, juice cleanses … The list goes on and on.To learn how to really look and feel our best we turned to Dr. Natalya Fazylova, DNP, ANP-BC, BCIM. Considered a wellness and lifestyle architect, Fazylova develops personalized treatments focused on a whole-body approach. Focusing on what’s going on inside the body, as much as appearance.

Her Rebalance 360 program, designed with her partner, Dr. Arkandy Lipnitsky, focuses on the 5 R’s to a healthier you; Remove, Rebalance, Regenerate, Revitalize, and Rejuvenate. This customized wellness package focuses on everything from hormonal imbalance stabilization and disease prevention to laser hair removal and wrinkle reduction. Placing emphasis just as much on cosmetic procedures as well as more in-depth health issues.

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Fashion Reverie: Tell us more about how this 360 degree approach works.Dr. Fazylova: [We offer] multiple services … for hormonal imbalances, exercise training, nutritional counseling and aesthetics. My partner also does all the rehab and joints. So, when a person comes [into our offices, we first run tests] then based on the results, we offer a plan of care … detoxing the body, helping people lose weight (if needed), helping guide them to proper nutrition, changes in lifestyle and their exercise regime, checking their joints and muscles, and even making sure it’s the right exercise so that they won’t hurt themselves. Then we also offer aesthetic treatments as well as IV drips, so it’s basically taking care of the person from head to toe.

FR: Where did this idea to treat the whole body come about?

Dr. Fazylova: I came up with this idea after working in conventional medicine for many years and after having my baby (now 12 years ago). It got to the point where I was experiencing a lot of symptoms and no one could figure out what was wrong with me.  The regular doctors did the usual testing, but the results were not inclusive enough. Those results made me think that maybe there’s something more. Maybe there is a piece of the puzzle missing.

The conventional medical system is fragmented. When you have problems, you see separately the endocrinologist, you see separately the heart doctor, a neurologist and everybody focuses their attention on what their specialty field is and things get missed. And that is exactly what was happening to me. I’d visit the endocrinologist, gynecologist, and many other doctors and nobody could figure out what was wrong. So, I start looking for myself on Dr. Google to find the information and that’s how I got into the holistic field. Once I put my symptoms together, I figured out what was wrong and healed myself.  But it made me realize how many other patients of mine [may also have things overlooked.]

FR: So it was based off of your own symptoms and struggles that you developed this program then.

Dr. Fazylova: [Yes, I’d noticed the same] narrow approach and a lot of patients could not figure out what was wrong with them because we were not looking at the whole picture. So, I went back to school and got the certification in interpretive medicine and got board certified. I’m actually a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

You would be surprised how many patients come in and after I do the testing and I find the problem, say to me nobody has told me that before. It kind of makes sense because our hearts, brains, lungs, and kidneys, they don’t work separately.  So, it is foolish I think to treat a person only focusing on one body part and ignoring the rest.

FR: Can you give some examples of what types of symptoms a client might come in with, or treatments they might be looking for.

Dr. Fazylova: One thing would be hair restoration … Yes, it’s an aesthetic, but many times hair loss is actually caused by something going on inside. I [would do] blood work and a saliva test and whatever [else is needed.] We try to figure out why they’re, losing their hair while we do the therapy treatment.  They come in with one issue, [but we find an underlying problem.]. So [in that regard, many times] my aesthetic clients have become my wellness clients.

When ladies especially have a lot of hair, there is usually a hormonal component involved in it as well. It is kind of interesting how it is all integrated.   Someone comes in for aesthetics and I treat them for wellness … or they come in for wellness and I’ll treat some aesthetic problems.

[Clients love this one stop shopping approach too.] A client may come in for IV drips infusions (for different reasons) and while they are dripping for 2-3 hours, they get their facials at the same time! They are getting different things done and everything is being addressed. That is what makes us unique, offering two things at the same time.

FR: What treatments would you recommend for an upcoming vacation?

Dr. Fazylova: We do offer one-month and two-month detox program that help to remove all the chemicals or toxins in the body. A detox program helps to [facilitate weight loss].   In one month someone could lose 5 to 10 pounds by just doing that detox program.   Plus we offer different types of weight loss programs … with detox, without detox, a shorter 20 day program, and a 2 months program.   Depending on what people need, but before we do any weight loss programs, we check all the hormones to see what is causing the weight gain. Since a lot of times it is hormone related and if we don’t fix someone’s hormones, they may lose weight temporarily, and then they will gain it back … We need to find the reason and then treat the reason.

We also offer injections for excessive sweating. One treatment lasts for about 9-12 months and substantially decreases sweating. That’s also very popular for upcoming trips [especially honeymoons].

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FR: You also offer laser hair removal, facials and IV drips at your offices. While the benefits of laser hair removal and facials are fairly well known, can you talk a bit more about the reason someone would come in for an IV drip?Dr. Fazylova: A lot of women who come in want to have a glowing complexion, less wrinkles. We actually offer an IV drip that lightens up pigmentation and makes skin glow. It cleans out the toxins and plumps the skin.  Since it’s a drip, it’s not directly applied to the skin, but it goes through the body to make the skin look better

Someone who is rapidly getting wrinkles could be experiencing that because [that person] is dehydrated. Or a person who is eating improperly has bad skin. They need to be [consuming a diet] high in Vitamin E, Vitamin A and fish oil or seafood to improve their complexion. Essential fatty acids like avocados and nuts (for example, cashews). So there is definitely a component of what you eat and its effects on the outside.

FR: Are you offering any special treatments for summer?

Dr. Fazylova: Yes, we have a vampire facial for the month of July

FR: The vampire facial is a big red carpet favorite right now. Can you speak out its benefits?

Dr. Fazylova: A vampire facial is when you use the patient’s own blood.  We collect the specimen and prepare it [properly], separating the plasma with stem cells in it (aka growth factors).   It will lessen the wrinkles because it helps to build up collagen. Since it’s from the patient’s own body, there is generally no [negative] reaction.  [Most people see] great results, they may [experience] redness for 24 hours, but most have [no side effects.] It closes the pores (making them smaller) and helps to change the tone of the skin pigmentation, lighten it up with regular treatments.  Our patients love it—you do need to do about 3 to 4 treatments to follow the cell cycle.   Over the month-long cell cycle, you’ll [notice] an improvement of skin texture.    

Plus, there’s no limitation on skin color, blood type [or anything else.] We just ask that patients stay well hydrated—not just the day of, but also the day before.   Most patients find their skin is glowing a few days after a treatment.  It lessens under eye circles as well. To see the full benefits, you need to do several treatments though.  

FR: Since you do mention multiple treatments, how early before a summer trip should someone come in if they’re interested in getting a vampire facial?

Dr. Fazylova: If you’re looking for the full effect [no less than] 3 months.  However, if the event is [quickly approaching] I would say a week beforehand.  Even though it won’t [completely heal] all of your skin’s problems, it will still even out the skin tone and give a nice glow.

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FR: One last question, do you have any other tips or tricks for getting on the right path to general wellness to look and feel amazing?Dr. Fazylova: Start by making changes to the diet and increasing fluid intake.  Depending on the diet you’re currently following, [you most likely need to] eliminate all the sugars and unhealthy fats.  Lots of sugar and bad fats can damage the cells. Also, it makes the body age faster.

For an improved skincare regimen, you should come in for a complimentary consultation. We can provide you with products specifically designed for your skin type.  Many of our clients have found out that their using inappropriate products for their skin type; they may be good quality and expensive, but not the right ones for them.  

—Janine Silver

Fashion Reverie’s Top Beauty Looks from NY Bridal Week for the On-Trend Bride

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While we love soft pink lips and ballet slipper–hued nails, the spring 2019 bridal season was full of untraditional styles, hair accessories, and touches of metallic! Fashion Reverie has rounded up favorite trends to say, “I do” to!

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Center PartsOne of the easiest trends to pull of this season was hair parted right down the center. Whether hair was styled up or down, during New York Bridal Week simple styles with middle parts were seen everywhere!

Alon Livne showcased an effortless looking glossy, wet hairstyle with the oh-so-chic part. Hair was pinned back behind the ears to really showcase the model’s face.

Viktor and Rolf also went for a simple beauty look to complement their magnificent gowns with a short and sweet straight style with … you guessed it a center part!

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Metallic EyesLela Rose had a metallic rose moment at their downtown fashion week presentation. Lead artist Kelli J. Bartlett for Glamsquad created this stunning bridal beauty look by prepping the eye with MAC Paints in Bamboom. She then stamped the shimmery rose shade from Huda Beauty Obsessions Palette in mauve right into the lash line.

“This shadow is super, super soft, so you are going to see eyeshadow fall off, it’s just going to happen,” Bartlett warns. To make sure you don’t have specs of metallic shadow all over your face, she recommends using Erno Laszlo’s Multi Task Eye Serum Masks as a shadow shield. When you remove the mask, you have a nice clean under eye Bartlett explains. Not to mention the added benefits of your eye being lifted and even the reduction of blueness under the eye as well!

“Maybe this isn’t your day of look, maybe it’s your rehearsal dinner look where you try and play up some color. You try something a bit different,” Bartlett gushes regarding how wearable this style is for all brides. She even suggests it for a bridal shower to change it up a little. “It’s not often you wear all white, blush or ivory, so don’t be afraid to be a modern bride … do something a little unexpected.”

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Faux MohawksWhile Fashion Reverie realizes that not every bride is going to embrace this look, Moroccanoil’s Artistic Director Kevin Hughes designed this for one very particular rockstar bride in mind. “A new, modern girl who is brilliant, active in society, an artist. She desires a couture feeling with a fresh twist.”

If that describes your style to a T, try it out yourself. Start by clipping up a horseshoe shaped section of hair on the top of your head. Then take the remaining hair and create a classic French twist, securing with bobby pins. Now to make the standout mohawk! Release the top section and begin to create multiple knots and pin them into the base. This shortens the hair and gives the foundation for that stand-up style! Once all the hair is pinned into a line down the center of your head, spray the hair with Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray and Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Extra Strong at the root and tease it with a small comb to get the hair to stand on end. Finish the look with a healthy spray of your favorite hairspray (Hughes used the Extra Strong Hairspray again) and your wedding ready!

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Blurred LipsWhile it’s true we usually try to avoid our makeup looking as if it’s been wiped off, Vivienne Westwood’s show used these blurred red pouts to add some interest and dimension to her collection.

To recreate the look at home we could give you a step-by-step instruction, but this isn’t the kind of look you want to be quite so precise with. So go try on your favorite shade of lipstick, that color that complements your complexion like no other can, and give it a little smear. Ta-da your runway ready, just like that!

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Ponytails For Days“I’ve been talking about ponytails for 20 years now, they’re always on trend,” shares Giovanni Vaccaro for Glamsquad backstage at Lela Rose’s Bridal presentation. “There’s always a version of a ponytail [trending],” he explains.

For Lela Rose, he created a long low pony right on the back of the neck. The hair is soft with great texture and finished off with a velvet bow tied around the hair and the neck. But, this isn’t the only ponytail Vaccaro created for Bridal Week; he also created a power pony for Hayley Paige.

Vaccaro explains more about why ponytails are perfect not just for brides, but for every occasion. “It’s based on how the women’s feeling, her silhouette her facial shape. So if you want an instant sort of Botox or facelift you can do something really high and really tight and sleek and gelled and secure. If you want something that’s really feminine and soft you can do something lower, leave pieces hanging out around the face. It’s so customizable and that’s what makes it fun,” he explains.   “That’s why ponytails will always be in style. No one is every going to say the pony is gone, it’s not gonna happen!”

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AccessoriesDesigners didn’t want the gowns to be the only show stoppers this season, topping their looks off with crowns, flowers, hats, ribbons, and more.

If you’re craving a little extra opulence on your big day, look no further than THEIA’s spring 2019 royal wedding–inspired collection. Creative Director Don O’Neill encompassed all the majesty of the monarchy with a modern twist, pairing his designs with delicate feminine bridal makeup. In true British royal fashion, each of his brides wore a crown to complete the wedding ensemble. Even if you’re not Meghan Markle, every woman should feel like a princess on her wedding day.

Reem Acra, inspired by Khalil Gibran’s “The Prophet,” showcased stunning ethereal silhouettes and dry, undone, romantic waves with large floral crowns. Celebrity Stylist Brian Buenaventura created “S” waves sprayed with René Furterer Vegetal Texture Spray for effortlessly cool hair. The look also featured hidden skinny cornrow braids working as an anchor for the large floral crowns, which half the hair fell over the crown to complete the royalty meets free spirit vibe of the show.

However, accessories were so much more than crowns! Alon Livne presented a gorgeous large lace hat for the woman channeling old school glamor and Viktor and Rolf used headbands for extra interest and of course let’s not forget those stunning velvet bows around the ponytails and necks of models at Lela Rose.

—Janine Silver

 

 

 

 

Sparkle and Shine with these 2018 Bridal Beauty Products

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On the eve of New York International Bridal Week 2018 Fashion Reverie looks to beauty brands that can facilitate a great look for brides on their very special day. Remember, the nuptial ceremony is no longer just one day. Many brides have bridal pre-parties a day or two before the wedding ceremony for her bridal besties and if you are planning a traditional East Indian wedding, the nuptials can last up to a week. Fashion Reverie understands all of this and has curated a few products that will keep you looking fresh and beautiful throughout the entire bridal process. Rest assured a worn out, frazzled bride is not a good look; especially on that very special day. Fashion Reverie is here to help!!

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During your nuptials, keeping your lipstick fresh is a constant concern. Eliminate all the lipstick retouch ups with long-lasting lipstick from LipSense. Founded in 1999 by Joni Rogers-Kante, LipSense is the premier product of SeneGence and is unlike any conventional lipstick, stain or color. As the original long-lasting lip color, it is waterproof, does not kiss-off, smear-off, rub-off or budge-off! Create your own color palette by combining colors from over 50 shades.And, just as important it does not dry out your lips. In fact, it helps to restore the moisture content of your lips when used properly. LipSense Liquid Lip Color can last anywhere between 4 and 18 hours. LipSense is initially sold as a set, which includes LipSense Liquid Lip Color, a moisturizing Gloss, and an Ooops! Remover. Lipsense ranges in price from $30–$22.

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Who wants dry, scaly skin on their wedding day? No one, especially if you are wearing a strapless gown or low décolletage/open back bridal gown. If dry skin is a challenge for you, Beurre to the rescue!!Beurre is an invigorating, healthy, natural, homemade skincare line that visibly improves all skin types to a youthful, soft, supple tone. At Le Beurre Shop, the company only uses high quality, 100% natural ingredients—incorporating them into a harmonious blend of moisturizing oils and unrefined shea butter. Another bonus, Beurre supports a variety of charities that assist women and children in need!!.

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Do your muscles tighten up when you get stressed out? If so, PARODI is just the product to calm and relax your muscles. PARODI Comforting Muscle Lotion is a skincare product formulated for everyone leading an active workday or lifestyle that results in overworked muscles. The cooling fast-acting lotion rolls on to help calm overworked muscles with a gentle massage.PARODI Comforting Muscle Lotion offers menthol and camphor to help calm and relax tired muscles; arnica for calming and soothing achy tired muscles; magnesium oil for calming stiff muscles, evening primrose oil which contains high levels of antioxidants that help soothe rough skin.PARODI Professional Care Daily Moisturizing Hand Cream and PARODI Professional Care Intensive Moisturizing Hand Cream offer an unprecedented system of protection for hands frequently exposed to dry air, water, soaps and other irritants. These irritants are what lead to dry, chapped skin on hands.

PARODI Professional Care’s proprietary HypeauPro® ingredients team the latest scientific elements with natural elements including Nacre (mother of pearl), Hypericum (St. John’s Wort) and Spilanthes to smooth and soften irritated, dry skin. Neither of the hand creams contains synthetic fragrance.

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On your wedding day you might have some small hairs on your ears or fine hairs on your upper lip that need to be eliminated. Why go to a salon for this minor beauty treatment?The andmetics hair, nose, brow, lip wax removal strips remove all annoying hairs in just a few minutes. It can be used at home and is easy and safe. The strips are perfectly shaped to the ears’, brow, and lip curves and hollows and nostrils for accurate hair removal—without unnecessary irritation to other areas. The andmetrics wax strips retail at around $9 per pack.—William S. Gooch

 

Dr. Natalya Fazylova Informs about Bridal Beauty Treatments

Looking great at your nuptials goes beyond just a great bridal gown or looking slim and trim. Having great skin does wonders and will make heads turn while you walk down that aisle and at your reception party. Remember, many brides have pre-bridal parties a few days before “the big day,” and you need to look bright-eyed and bushy tailed on that day as well.Radiance Aesthetic and Wellness Spa has a plethora of treatments that can make you have that bridal glow on your wedding day. Dr. Natalya Fazylova spoke with Fashion Reverie about two treatments that are sure to deliver the goods. 

      Gisele Bundchen getting vampire facial. Image courtesy of vampirefacial.com

Fashion Reverie: What is the vampire facial?Dr. Fazylova: The vampire facial is a procedure by which we collect the patient’s own blood, process the blood in a specific centrifuge and it separates stem cells and growth factors within the platelets in the plasma. We take the plasma that is platelets and growth cells and we address wrinkles, pigments issues and we inject the liquid from the plasma in those problem areas. It is a natural way to regenerate growth factors and collagen on the patient’s skin. It is anti-aging, it will improve skin texture, tone of the skin, and if you inject deeply, it will help collagen grow and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.

FR: What would be the benefits of the vampire facial?

Dr. Fazylova: The benefits will help to erase the wrinkles it will improve the tone of the skin, decrease pigmentation and help to build the collagen. We start to lose collagen after the age of 25. There is also a healing property in this process, so we also use it on patients that have bad acne and scars. It has multiple ways of addressing skin problems.

FR: How would this procedure work well for brides and members of their bridal party?

Dr. Fazylova: Depending on the skin condition, the best way to get benefits from this procedure for brides-to-be and their bridal parties is do a series of the procedure, and a minimum of three. Someone who needs just a little modification of the skin with better skin tone, and texture of the skin, after only one treatment patients will find their skin will have a beautiful healthy glow. And as we know all brides want to glow on their wedding day. Sometimes if minor adjustments are needed for the skin, you will see improvement with just one treatment. However, for more long-term results for problem skin, the patient would need a series of treatments, preferably scheduled one month a part. Brides should schedule the treatment a couple of months in advance.

FR: What is the turnaround or downtime with this procedure where you can actually see the benefits?

Dr. Fazylova: There is barely any downtime with the vampire facial. You may have some redness for up to 24 hours. The procedure does have healing properties, so there is no skin damage after the procedure. My clients actually achieve the glowing skin effect after the redness is gone, a few days later. If we are working on more severe skin challenges, you see benefits after a couple of weeks. What is good about this therapeutic procedure is that benefits continue well beyond the procedure. It stimulates collagen production and will continue well past a year if the patient has received up to three treatments.

FR: Who should not have this procedure? 

Dr. Fazylova: Any client that comes to us we perform a 3-D skin analysis that shows skin damage up to three layers. Clients that have active lesions, rosacea, psoriasis, or active acne are not good candidates for the vampire facial. If clients have severe skin issues we recommend other treatments to treat those challenges, wait for the results and then they may be good candidates for the vampire facial.

    Vampire facial before and after

FR: Why is this procedure so popular among celebrities?Dr. Fazylova: First, the vampire facial is very popular among celebrities because it is a very natural procedure; it is not toxic, nothing is injected into your body but your own blood. There is never any bad reaction to the procedure, there are also no complications if it injected around the eyes or other sensitive areas. And the client also sees a great result and it is again your own blood regenerating your own cells to work more efficiently.

FR: What are the price points for this procedure at Radiance Aesthetic and Wellness Spa?

Dr. Fazylova: Our price point for the vampire facial for one treatment is $950 for the face, if the client needs face and neck the price point is $1250; however, if they want buy a package we offer discounts of 20% to 25% off.

FR: What other body parts to you use the vampire facial for other than face and neck?

Dr. Fazylova: It depends on what the client needs. It could be done additionally on patient’s chest and décolleté, as well as hands. We have seen great results on hands. This treatment is great for a bride that is wearing a bridal gown that has dipping décolletage. This treatment has also been done for the back.

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FR: Could you speak to the IPL Skin Rejuvenation with pulse light that you also perform at Radiance Aesthetic and Wellness Spa?Dr. Fazylova: The IPL Skin Rejuvenation is a type of laser treatment that is used to treat hyperpigmentation or sun damage and can treat rosacea blotchy skin, redness, and broken capillaries. It is very quick treatment that takes around 20 minutes. There is also very little downtime. The patient can go back to work the next day or even the same day, looking refreshed and vibrant.

FR: What is the price point on this treatment?

Dr. Fazylova: At Radiance Aesthetic and Wellness Spa the price is $150 and if the patient buys a package that get 20% to 25% off.

FR: Which consumers are not good candidates for this treatment?

Dr. Fazylova: It is not safe for clients that have dark skin and/or skin type 5 and skin type 6. IPL Skin Rejuvenation targets red and brown pigment and the treatment could burn off some of the pigment that darker skin clients already have. They could develop light spots on their skin. Also, patients that take antibiotics or certain antidepressants that make them photosensitive are also not good candidates for IPL Skin Rejuvenation.

This treatment is primarily for clients that have fair skin and are having issues with hyperpigmentation and have skin issues due to sun damage. The vampire facial is excellent for patients with darker skin.

                                          Radiance Aesthetic and Wellness Spa

FR: How should consumers pursue IPL Skin Rejuvenation?Dr. Fazylova: This treatment should be purchased in a package of three treatments with each treatment scheduled one month a part to see great results. The patient could then repurchase another package, if need be, in six months. The patient should not go out in the sun a lot after receiving the treatment, so the best time to have the procedure is in the winter and early spring.

FR: Brides typically wear quite a bit of makeup on their very special day. What is the downtime between getting IPL Skin Rejuvenation and/or the vampire facial and wearing makeup? And, what other products should brides not use if they have recently had these procedures?

Dr. Fazylova: Patients should not do any peels soon after these procedures. They should also not use products with Vitamin C. We provide our clients after the procedures with a post-treatment kit that provides them product they should use weeks after the procedure, as well as a skincare regimen.

—William S. Gooch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2018 Beauty Trends: Get the Look with Nordstrom

https://www.addcolo.com/bob-wigs.htmlWhen it comes to refreshing your beauty routine, there is no better time to do so then this spring. The Internet is just buzzing with ways to banish your winter blues and inject a little color into your complexion. From multi-dimensional, velvety lips that pack a springtime punch to the most gorgeous luminous skin; beauty comes alive as the flowers begin to bloom.

However, beauty trends can be hard to master on your own. What looks easy and effortless on the runway, can occasionally lead to the need for dozens of makeup remover wipes and a bit of frustration. But don’t fret; Nordstrom has you covered on the beauty end!

Right now, you can visit a participating Nordstrom store to learn how to achieve the freshest runway-inspired looks of the season. Learn tips and tricks from industry experts about how to create a high-definition pout that’s sure to wow! Nordstrom beauty experts will be using top brands such as Charlotte Tilbury, Tom Ford, and Yves Saint Laurent for kissable lips that are anything but boring.

                                       Images courtesy of addwigs

Another favorite trend of Fashion Reverie and Nordstrom’s right now is a gorgeous, ethereal highlighter. For a limited time you can learn from the pros how to give your skin that beautiful, perfect glow that looks like you just stepped off a red carpet. Hint hint, it’s easier than you might think!Nordstrom is pulling out all the stops for their Spring Beauty Event! It’s so much more than just a trip to the beauty counter for a quick makeup lesson. From high-energy runway shows, backstage beauty demos, one-on-one time with beauty experts, free samples and exclusive gifts with purchases (while supplies last), this is one beauty extravaganza you’re not going to want to miss!

Oh and did we mention, it’s free to attend? So if you’re looking to add a new beauty technique to your arsenal, or just want to stay on top of this season’s biggest trends, visit shop.nordstrom.com/c/spring-trend-week-by-store to find a participating store near you and get on the list.

—Janine Silver

 

 

 

Fashion Reverie’s 2018 Unisex Winter Skincare Guide

                                    Image courtesy of fashionbeams.com

Snow doubt about it… winter is here! If you were in any part of the United States in the first few days of 2018, and most this past week, then you were likely affected by a lot of snow. It crippled some small towns and brought some major cities to a standstill. And even though we know winter will come every year, every year we often under prepare for it. It can affect travel, commuting to work, and our bodies. While we at Fashion Reverie can’t give you much advice on getting to work in the winter, we can surely advise you on how to prepare and repair your body from winter’s harsh effects.There’s an old adage that says, “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.” Fashion Reverie has assembled a fail-proof list of skincare products that will have you feeling summertime fresh during the most blustery winter months.Oxygenetix Oxygenating Acne Control Foundation

Though acne is usually associated with warmer temperatures, even in colder climates acne still prevails. Oxygenetix Oxygenating Acne Control Foundation features maximum strength 2% salicylic acid combined with the brand’s proprietary, breathable delivery system. The prime ingredient is the pro-healing, patented Ceravitae Complex, a supercharged, oxygenating, breathable matrix that promotes collagen cell production and connective tissue growth. Ceravitae attracts oxygen to the skin to support healing and keep skin strong and healthy. Ceravitae works synergistically with time-released salicylic acid to maintain effective treatment levels throughout the day.

Dr. Bronner Pure Castile Liquid Soap

Available in eight scents, their peppermint is the most popular. Made with with organic peppermint oil, it clears sinuses, sharpens the mind, and tingles the body leaving you totally revitalized. Just make sure to not let it linger on your most sensitive parts … It’s powerful!Bath and Body Works Orange Ginger Energy Sugar Scrub

The scrub is perfect for sloughing off dead skin and invigorating your body. The ingredients include five nourishing oils, including jojoba, sunflower seed, safflower seed, mineral, and almond oils for maximum hydration coupled with orange and ginger essential oils for tension relief. Breathe deeply to maximize its energizing effects.Molton Brown Re-charge Black Pepper Sport Muscle Soak

Built from mineral-rich thermal bathing salts, and paired with Molton Brown’s iconic scent of Madagascan black pepper oil, grapefruit, and aromatic cardamom, this bath soak help relax your muscles and ease away the stress of the daySimply Balanced Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil

An all-natural product that is great for your skin (and hair). Being that it is unrefined, it retains the natural smell of the coconut while keeping your skin moisturized and healthy. Some people have even reported that, after a few weeks, it has helped clear up minor skin conditions.Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer

Tested by guys who use and abuse their hands, this rich, non-greasy formula helps heal and soothe dry, chapped, cracked hands. Particularly beneficial to those who wash their hands a lot or spend time outdoors in rugged temperatures, Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer repairs tough calloused skin and cuticles, providing lasting relief.Zirh Clean

An invigorating face wash with Alpha Hydroxy and Beta Hydroxy Acids that work to remove dirt, excess oil and dead skin cells. The cleanser has a fresh, light lemon scent that leaves your face feeling and looking fresh and clean.Anthony Facial Scrub

This gentle face scrub is a triple threat. It exfoliates skin, removes grime, and helps get rid of ingrown hairs. White sand from Bora Bora removes dead skin, aloe vera soothes and refreshes the skin, and Vitamin C nourishes the skin. This is a spa-worthy concoction for your face.Baxter of California Herbal Mint Toner

This toner is the wingman to all of your facial products. Not only does it remove residual dirt, oil, and impurities cleansers can miss, it brightens the complexion, reduces redness, balances oil production, and preps skin to receive further product like serums and moisturizers, boosting their efficacy.Dr. Perricone Vitamin C Ester Serum

This is a golden elixir for your face. The concentrated boost of Vitamin C brightens your complexion evens out your skin tone; helps smooth crows feet, and reduce wrinkles. You can get it in as a liquid serum or a travel-friendly cream.Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm

Everyone needs an optimum concoction for lip protection and repair. Composed of shea butter, pure Vitamin C, and squalene, this lip balm is designed to keep your lips hydrated and healthy. Squalene is super moisturizing; Vitamin C helps improve the appearance of aging skin, and the shea butter protects against dryness and dehydration while keeping your lips supple. And it leaves your lips shine-free. Perfect!Malin+Goetz Weekender Travel Kit

When traveling, you can’t bring your whole skincare regimen, so why not have a handy kit that’s always ready to go? This weekend essentials kit is pre-packed for easy travel. It includes grapefruit face cleanser, Vitamin E face moisturizer, bergamot body wash, eucalyptus deodorant, almond hand treatment, and lip moisturizer. No need to create your own kit of products, this TSA-friendly assortment is all you need for a quick getaway.

—Carl Ayers

 

Fashion Reverie Beauty Feature: Radiance Aesthetic & Wellness Spa

At 635 Madison Avenue, there is a best-kept secret that can improve your health and turn back the hands of time for your skin. Enter Radiance Aesthetics & Wellness Spa, which has had a Manhattan location for over 17 years, recently moving their medical spa to a more spacious digs on Madison Avenue.

The likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Campbell, and David Geffen have frequented Radiance Aesthetics & Wellness Spa, thanks to their incredible group of doctors, in particular, Dr. Natalya Fazylova. Specializing in everything from vitamin drips to laser treatments and anti-aging, Dr. Fazylova prides herself in holistic medicine.

Dr. Fazylova often has patients come in for a particular treatment, and discover that patients have other challenges like hormonal imbalances and vitamin deficiencies. Before she treats any of her patients, Dr. Fazylova checks everything from hormone levels to blood work. “I am very thorough,” she says. “I come from a foundation of treating the person as a whole. I check everything from hormone levels to the diet. I can handle hormone imbalances, whether male or female, thyroid problems and pre-menopause. It’s all about life optimization here.”

In a city of socialites, fashionistas, and entertainers, anti-aging services has become one of her most sought after specialties. “The perfect environment for humans is the rainforest,” said Kim Schmidt, PR director for Radiance. “The average lifespan for a human is really supposed to be 120 years. However, we’re surrounded by all this pollution and different environmental factors and that takes away from our lives.” To that extent, Radiance has created IV ‘cocktails’ and vitamin drips that provide patients with necessary electrolytes, B vitamins, and glutathione boosters to improve the health of the whole body from the lungs to the liver.

                                

Dr. Fazylova spent several years in conventional medicine before she realized regular testing wasn’t giving her the results she should be getting to improve her patients’ health. She went on to do a certification in holistic medicine, giving her the answers she had been searching or that traditional medicine was not addressing for her patients. She happened into skincare and beauty treatments because people started asking for those specialities.“There are many patients who seek us out at Radiance because they hear about the work we do,” Dr. Fazylova says. “After 17 years in the medical practice doing holistic medicine, I can recognize things other people don’t.”

Since moving her practice to Midtown East, Dr. Fazylova not only has been able to attract a more upscale clientele, but by partnering with Madison Bid and the New York Concierge Association she’s able to reach out to the community on the Upper East Side. Radiance has also been working with hospitals that have visitor divisions, and has partnered with prestigious organizations such as Memorial Sloan Kettering and hospitals including Mount Sinai and New York Presbyterian to provide holistic wellness treatments to cancer survivors.

                                    Images courtesy of Radiance Aesthetics & Spa

One of Radiance’s biggest philanthropic causes is mental health. To that end, Radiance has partnered with Fountain House, an organization that supports both art and mental illness. Since the 1940s, Fountain House has dedicated itself to the recovery of men and women with mental illness by providing affordable living services and work opportunities.Radiance’s professional staff hopes to add weight loss and body contouring services in the near future. As Schmidt explains, “It’s all [about] the beautiful people in here.”

—Kristopher Fraser

Bridal Beauty Fall 2018

                     Anne Barge Bridal 2018 backstage images courtesy of ODA PR

New York International Bridal Week is more than a parade of beautiful bridal gowns. Bridal Week is also determines that bridal beauty looks that will trend for the bridal season. And for the fall 2018 bridal season, many bridal designers are adapting loose, wavy hair, bronzed, natural beauty with slight hints of rose gold.Interestingly, these hair and makeup looks are generally associated with spring/summer brides; however, in a fashion market that is experiencing more trans-seasonal trends, bridal designers are beginning to make bridal gowns that easily translate to any season. The same holds for the bridal hair and make-up trends.

                                 Anne Barge Bridal fall 2018 images courtesy of ODA PR

The Anne Barge fall 2018 collection is an interpretation of nature’s midnight garden. An escape into fanciful garden that inspires all things feminine—a delicate tracery of ribbons and bows, a whisper of pink, dreamy layers of floral lace.TEAM Hair & Makeup’s creative director Mar R kept the hair and makeup sleek and simple, with smooth, swept-back ponytails held by a ribbon and a darker lip for a nineties accent. Skin is soft and luminous with a subtle sheen of rose gold and lightly lashed eyes. Beauty and design for today’s bride.

                                Reem Acra Bridal fall 2018 courtesy of Atelier PR

Reem Acra’s fall 2018 bridal collection drew inspiration from the saintly spirits that protect us, and in particularly bless and sanctify marriage. This inspiration was made evident in a soft, eerie beauty that infused the entire collection with some models looking like specters reminiscent of the Wilis in “Giselle.”As counterpoint to this rather spectral collection, Reem Acra’s makeup and hair team chose to go with a very natural, bronzed beauty with floral garlands of baby breath woven into jeweled tiaras. One doesn’t necessarily associate baby breath and bronzed beauty with ghostly projections or saintly reverence. Still, Reem Acra find a way make these disparate elements work.

—Staff

 

 

 

 

Summer Beauty Pick: Think Pink

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Images courtesy of pinterest.com

Millennial Pink has been the color of the summer season, just one scroll through your Instagram feed and you’ll find pink décor, clothing, food and accessories.  This trendy-meets-girly hue has also taken a foothold in the beauty market in the form of lipsticks, eye shadows, blushes, and even perfumes.

That said; you’ll notice Millennial Pink looks different all the time.  This variation in color is the result of this season’s pink being a spectrum of shades.  It encompasses colors like Rose Quartz, Pale Dogwood, and Candy Pink, which is why the color is sometimes portrayed as dusty pink while other times you’ll find Millennial Pink as a combination of peach and beige.  According to Veronique Hyland of The Cut, “[I]t’s ironic pink, pink without the sugary prettiness …”

There is still a lot left to the summer season; summer doesn’t officially end until September 21. Remember, it’s not too late to incorporate pink your summer wardrobe. Fashion Reverie has rounded up our favorite pink beauty products along with tips on how to get the most of the color of the season!

Millenial_Pink1Dress Up Your Makeup Tray

While it’s really the packaging that gives these products their beautiful hue, they can easily serve double duty; decorating your home and enhancing your beauty routine.

We adore amarté Wonder Cream. This high tech, bio-organic moisturizer will rejuvenate your skin while preventing signs of aging.  The luxe thick cream has made a huge splash and really lives up to the hype!  We love how supple and soft it leaves our skin, while minimizing dark spots and wrinkles.

Narciso Rodriguez For Her and Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet both smell as beautiful as they look. Let these gorgeous pink bottles dress up your cosmetic tray while the delicate scents will soon become your signature fragrance. Narciso Rodriguez For Her features an intoxicating selection of hints of rose, peach, soft amber and wood, a truly elegant and sensual aroma. While, Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet captures the spirit of the Dior brand, romantic, and yet playful.  Smelling of springtime, with notes of orange, peony, Damask Rose and white musk, this perfume will brighten your mood every time you spray it on.

Jill Stuart Blooming Blossom Curl Lash Mascara is actually an intricately designed silver tube, only sporting a tiny pink Swarovski crystal on the top, the special wand will instantly lift and curl your lashes like “a blossoming flower.”  The mascara comes in black and brown (no pink shades yet), but it will certainly help highlight a wash of pink across the eyelid.

Give Your Manicure an Update

There certainly isn’t a shortage of pink nail polishes; however, we especially love Zoya‘s quick drying formula and beautiful rich shades.  If you go on their website or to your local salon, you can find every color in the rainbow (and then some!)  For a dusty pink mani, try Rue, a beautiful pink shade, perfect for work and play. 

Images courtesy of cosmopolitan.com

Images courtesy of cosmopolitan.com

Swipe Some Pink to Enhance Your Eyes

tarte’s Smolder Eyes pencils in champagne adds just a tint of pink in a beautiful metallic hue.  Pair it with a slightly bolder pink shade such as the one’s found in Lorac’s Pink Champagne Palette for the perfect eyeshadow style.  Keep it delicate and soft with just a whisper, or go bold and make a statement!

For a feminine soft look, blend soft pinks and orangey golds like makeup artist Monica Marmo did backstage at Delpozo‘s spring 2017 fashion week show. Artist Emi Kaneko also applied a soft ’80s pink from M.A.C Cosmetics not only to the eyes but also on the cheeks and lips for an all around pink glow.

Accentuate your arches with metallic strips and eyes bathed in pink pigment like the models rocked at Sabinna‘s spring 2017 show.  For more of a pop, try a bolder neon hue such as the magenta lids at Wunderkind.

The Perfect Pink Pout

Pink lipstick has been around since as far back as we can remember.  For a Millennial hue, opt for a dusty rose or a candy pink.  NYC‘s Expert Last Lipstick in Candy Rush is plenty sweet, but with a sense of maturity.  Bare Minerals‘ Moxie Lipstick in Do It All, really can do it all, keep it more natural for daytime or combine it with a smoky eye for the perfect sundown look.

Gloss it up with Dior‘s Ultra Gloss in Rose Twin Set or Rose Coquette.  Both shades add a youthful vibrance and a healthy dose of our favorite new shade.

Images courtesy of cosmopolitan.com

Images courtesy of cosmopolitan.com

A Touch of Blush

Just because the product is a blush, doesn’t mean you can’t wear it as a highlighter. Backstage at Asli Polat, models used pink shimmer to highlight their face and lids, which were lined with white eyeliner for emphasis.  Apply with BrushCraft‘s Oval Makeup Brush to easily get a natural and healthy flush or the perfect highlight! The beautiful shape of the brush makes it simpler now than ever!

Find multi-uses for your blush too, applying it as an eye shadow, highlighter or even DIY lip gloss (by mixing your favorite blush with a touch of Vaseline.)  After all monochromatic makeup is très chic, just look at the pink cheeks and lips at Leonard Paris.

—Janine Silver

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