Sixty-eight and sunny vs. celebrated seasons? Malibu vs. Montauk? In-N-Out vs. Shake Shack? It’s clear that the East and West Coasts have their fair share of disputes, so we were wondering if the same sentiments rang true for beauty buys. Thankfully, our resident beauty gurus Patrick Foley and Jason Ascher are here to weigh in on what’s trending and where.
Without further ado, the battle of the beauty buys.
Patrick Foley, Resident Makeup Artist, Beverly Hills
CHANTECAILLE Rose de Mai Face Oil
“This Chantecaille oil is the perfect fit for the woman on-the-go. It soaks into the skin and adds that desired JLo glow, giving a dewy look without any grease. It also serves as a great makeup primer so that you can skip a step in your beauty routine when necessary.”
HOURGLASS Arch brow Sculpting Pencil
“Let’s face it: a fuller brow is better. Whether you already have full brows or have to work to achieve this look, nothing works better than the Hourglass brow pencil. With this tool, anyone can make the thinnest brow look thick. And the shaping brush is perfect.”
TATCHA Kyoto Red Lipstick
“Tachta Kyoto Red Lipstick is one of those rare reds that work on most people. Be ready for the amount of attention you’ll get for it, because this is not a color that goes unnoticed. It’s beautiful and sleek, and it gives just the right amount of pop. Old Hollywood at its best.”
NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil
“Fill in your whole lip with this soft pencil from NARS in Buenos Aires for the perfect beige lip. It is a product that almost every one of my clients owns. It is effortless and beautiful and works on every skin tone.”
Jason Ascher, Resident Makeup Artist, Madison Avenue
ARMANI Fluid Sheer
“Sheer fluids can be used alone or combined with foundation to impart a subtle sheen of rose gold or copper bronze to the skin. They’re also perfect for warming up your current shade of foundation—eliminating the need for a separate shade during summer months.”
NUFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device
“Not since Clairsonic has an active device showed such immediate and visible benefits; it painlessly contracts facial muscles with a gentle current that trains and lifts the jawline, jowl area, cheek, and forehead, instantly imparting a firmer facial tone. The effects are cumulative—like working out—and are even more dramatic after a couple of weeks.
3LAB Aqua BB SPF 40
“Weightless complexion correction and sun protection in 3 sheer tints that make skin look perfect and fresh without looking like foundation—all in a convenient compact.”
ZELENS Z Matrix Energy & Moisture Infusion
“The gel-based formula hydrates and firms skin without the intense weight and shine of many active moisture treatments. It instantly awakens the skin with a refreshing feel and works beautifully under makeup without causing it to break down or appear oily.