Van Michael Salon makeup artist Nancy Riley-James
Coming Up Roses
Beloved ATL shop Little Barn Apothecary is launching limited-edition items just in time for the holidays that have the editors at JEZ swooning. Known for crafting simple yet modern cosmetics and skincare products from organic and wild-harvested ingredients, Little Barn now introduces Jasmine + Rose luxury bath salts ($32), Rose + Black Pepper botanical body cream ($52), and Geranium + White Tea beauty mist ($34)—check out the adorable packaging designed by local artist Brooke Powell—to its collection of small-batch goods. Au naturale!
5 Pro Makeup-Application Tips
Van Michael Salon makeup artist Nancy Riley-James teaches us how to get glam like an expert.
The key to great makeup starts with good skin. The Radiant dry facial brush and Oleation oil from Aveda’s new Tulasāra line is the perfect combo for smooth and refined skin. Use the brush in circular motions along the skin for instant exfoliation.
A staple in my kit is the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré. It doubles as a lightweight moisturizer and makeup primer, so makeup goes on smoothly with ease and no creasing.
NARS Cosmetics’ The Multiple creme stick in Orgasm is my go-to for highlighting and sculpting. Apply with your fingers to the cheeks before foundation to add a natural-looking warmth.
For those who struggle with eyeliner, the makers of the Beauty Blender have launched liner.designer pro, a three-sided edged liner guide to help you apply liner symmetrically and effortlessly.
To make the eyes appear brighter, create a dewy lid with a light creme eye shadow. Add definition by shading the upper eyelid crease with a light brown/taupe shadow (or deeper brown depending on skin tone). Finish by “tightlining” the upper lash line with a brown liquid or pencil liner at the root of the lash and applying a good volumizing mascara (like MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Extravagant).
4 Blow-Dry Bars to Know
A good blowout is everything to busy girls on the go. Here are a few of our faves.
No cuts, no color—that’s the Drybar way, and founder Alli Webb has a new book and a spot on Fortune’s “40 Under 40” list to show for it. Enjoy a movie as your mane’s blown into one of the cocktail-themed looks. From $45
Indulge at DreamDry, whose menu includes fashion icon-inspired styles like Ali, Farrah and Brigitte. iPads for your mag-reading pleasure are available at every styling station. From $45
New to Buckhead and coming soon to Midtown is Cherry Blow Dry Bar, offering the classic Cherry blowout, plus specialty services to meet all of your glam needs. From $39
Need a break from holiday shopping? Swing by Blo Blow Dry Bar, which just opened at Shops Around Lenox, to choose from styles like the High Society and Pillow Talk in a feminine, oh-so-fab space. From $40