It should come as no surprise that someone as blowout-obsessed as Drybar founder Alli Webb knows a thing or two about handling your tresses’ distresses. When you’re heat-styling on the regular, keeping your hair strong and protected is essential. Webb took some time with The Sephora Glossy to explain why Mudslide is a must. BECKY PEDERSON
“Restoring, rejuvenating, and moisturizing your hair helps improve its overall texture and strength, which is the key for a shiny, smooth blowout,” explains Webb. “Mudslide is a really great treatment for any hair that needs a little TLC. It’s especially ideal for dry, over-processed, or damaged hair.”
“After I shampoo my hair with Happy Hour Blowout Shampoo or Sake Bomb Moisturizing Shampoo, I apply Mudslide. We recommend leaving it on your hair for about 5–10 minutes from roots to tips.”
Mudslide is packed with moringa seed oil for lightweight moisture, smoothing keratin and strengthening protein, and yuzu oil for some hair-flipping great shine.
If you’re short on time, no worries: This mask works to fit your schedule. “Sitting under a dryer is great,” notes Webb, “but totally not necessary for Mudslide to work wonders. While it’s working its magic, I take care of all the other basic shower needs: a quick exfoliator for my face, shave my legs, and a body scrub!”
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Drybar / Happy Hour Weightless Shampoo
Drybar / Sake Bomb Shampoo
MAKING FACES: BIRD OF PARADISE
Get this transfixing look using this year’s Sephora + Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid.
Lush, modern, feminine—and irresistibly versatile. Inspire your beauty with the year’s most covetable new color and discover ravishing ways to wear it now.
SWEEP on a base of Shade 1 from the Cream dream quad of the eye: Radiant Femme Artistry Palette from lids to brows. BLEND Shade 2 up to the creases and along
the lower lash lines. BRUSH Radiant Orchid shadow over the outer half of the lids, blending outward and upward. LAYER Shade 3 along the lower lash lines, softly shading upward to diffuse the Radiant Orchid. FINISH by blending Shade 4 over Radiant Orchid
and into the browbones.
DAB Ravishing dew Cream blush onto the apples of the cheeks, buffing color in a circular motion upward and outward along the cheekbones. REPEAT, this time diffusing color into the hollows of the cheeks.
PREP lips for vivid color by exfoliating with a lip scrub. Wipe off excess and smooth on a hydrating lip balm. SKETCH on a saturated base of Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick. Start at the edges and work your way in, using a lip brush to distribute pigment and perfect the lip line.
The Sephora + Pantone Radiant Orchid collection will be available in store and online 3.13.14. Find it here ▸
MULTIPLICITY: NAIL TREATMENTS
Discover eight new ways to treat your nails to some tender love and care.
Whether they’re dry, dull, damaged (or all three), beat-up nails are never beyond repair. These souped-up staples nurse them back to health with advanced formulas for every care concern. Think of them as must-haves, mini spa treatments—they nourish, restore, and protect even the most worn-out nails and cuticles. Below are eight ways to neater nails. RENEE TRILIVAS
1. PREP WITH DEBORAH LIPPMANN THE STRIPPER LAVENDER NAIL LACQUER REMOVER
Get a clean slate with this aloe-infused remover. From dense darks to chunky glitters, the hydrating formula wipes away all traces of polish in one swift swipe while leaving behind a calming lavender scent.
2. STRENGTHEN WITH JULEP MIGHTY NAIL & CUTICLE SERUM
Fortify both nails and cuticles with one super-charged serum. These convenient, dial-up pen brushes put on the perfect dose of keratin-building proteins and peptides to treat nails without creating a sticky mess.
3. PRIME WITH FORMULA X FOR SEPHORA CLEANSE – NAIL CLEANSER
Eliminate residue and oil by priming nails with this soothing vitamin E cleanser. With purifying witch hazel, this pre-manicure treatment creates a spotless surface and solid foundation for lacquer to latch onto.
4. CONDITION WITH JULEP OXYGEN NAIL TREATMENT
Harden brittle, peeling nails with this creamy-pink tinted treatment that features a patented Hexanal formulation and anti-aging plant stem cell complex. Brush on the treatment once or twice a week and watch weakened nails transform in no time.
5. BRIGHTEN WITH PERFECT FORMULA PINK GEL COAT
Optically enhance stained, yellowed nails with this protective polish. The protein-packed formula amplifies the nails’ natural rosy glow while making the whites appear whiter.
6. SHINE WITH DEBORAH LIPPMANN GEL LAB
Give dull nails a healthy, gel-like luster without the damage. This two-step manicure kit delivers a super-shiny, longwearing finish—plus, an easy removal that’s gentle on nails.
7. SET WITH JULEP FREEDOM POLYMER TOP COAT
Lock in polish to a smudge-proof finish in five minutes flat. This rock-hard topcoat cures nail color while smoothing uneven brush stokes and application flaws.
8. FINISH WITH FORMULA X FOR SEPHORA DRY – NAIL DRYING SPRAY
Speed up drying time with this easy-to-use spray. After brushing on topcoat, wait one to two minutes, then mist to set color. The powerful formula penetrates all layers of polish—even down to the base coat.
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Formula X / Nail Cleanser
Formula X / Nail Drying Spray
Formula X / Top Coat
Deborah Lippmann / The Stripper™ Polish Remover
Sephora Collection / Instant Nail Polish Remover
Julep / Oxygen Nail Treatment
Julep / Mighty™ Nail & Cuticle Serum
Perfect Formula / Pink Gel Coat
Julep / Freedom™ Polymer Top Coat
SPOT IT: GUERLAIN MÉTÉORITES BY THE NUMBERS
The Sephora Glossy counts down the highlights of the reformulated, cult-classic luminizing pearls.
When it comes to subtle brilliance, the whole rainbow is greater than the sum of its parts. “Light is broken down into the colors of the rainbow,” Guerlain Marketing Manager Lorane Knysz explains. “Once they are reunited on the face, they become pure light once more.” This concept behind the brand’s newly redeveloped version of its famous colored powder pearls is the guiding light towards dewy, glowing skin. Here, Knysz sheds light on the iconic radiant powder—by the numbers. RENEE TRILIVAS
234: Years ago the packaging inspiration—a jewellery box for the Queen of France—was created.
186: Years since Guerlain beauty first launched.
“[As] a symbol of audacious luxury and absolute quality, [Guerlain] supplied the royal and imperial courts’ ravishing European princesses with the most precious perfumes and beauty products.”
27: Years ago the first Météorites powder pearls were created.
“For the first time ever, loose powder was fashioned in the form of perfectly round and extraordinarily soft multi-coloured pearls with an inimitable violet fragrance.”
25: Approximate number of pearls in each tin with 12 different colors total, edited into three color combinations.
“When white light passes through a prism, it separates into a spectrum of different colors. Inversely, all of these colors together recreate ideal light, which is used in photography and film to erase imperfections and soften features. Guerlain decided to use this technology to add dazzling radiance with unrivalled purity to women’s faces. A constellation made up of multi-coloured lights, Météorites envelop the skin in absolute radiance.”
18: Months it took to redevelop the Météorites formula.
“Women are looking for weightless textures with color-correcting and perfecting benefits. The formula includes the new Stardust technology—a pigment encapsulating a diamond powder—which diffracts the light so that skin’s radiance is instantly boosted.”
4: People in the entire world who know how to make Guerlain powder pearls.
2: Number of years it takes to train each one.
1: Sweep—in a “G” shape, appropriately—for instant radiance.
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Guerlain / Météorites Powder For The Face
THE TIP-OFF: AWARD-WINNING HAIR PRODUCTS
Living Proof Celebrity Hairstylist Chris McMillan gave The Sephora Glossy a call from last night’s red carpet.
Much of the A-list has hair genius Chris McMillan on speed-dial, and for good reason: the industry vet knows how to weather any storm—literally. “There was 65% humidity today in Los Angeles,” he whispered into the phone just as the lights were coming up on Hollywood’s biggest show. “I’ve been watching the news since 5:30 this morning—are the tents up? Are they down? I was freaking out!” His Best Supporting Products for the night? “Living Proof Prime and Satin saved my life! They just repel moisture.” Here, some other tips from McMillan on ensuring any big day is a Perfect Hair Day. HOLLY SIEGEL
#1 Start with fresh, clean hair.
“Most of my celebrity clients greet me at the door with a towel on their head,” says McMillan. “They’re often making scrambled eggs or going about their day!”
#2 Take your time.
Whether it’s because your arms are getting tired or because your stylist wants to get you into your dress as quickly as possible, resist the urge to rush. “Make sure the style is perfect. In fact, if you’re going to an event, always make your hair a little bigger at first because inevitably, it will settle into itself. Make your curls extra tight and your blowout extra big. And don’t touch your hair too much!”
# 3 Be prepared.
“I make sure my kit is organized beforehand. If my client is blonde, I make sure I have blonde hairpins. Since it was raining, I had Living Proof Prime Style Extender in there.”
#4 Build a look to last.
“My clients’ hair is going to look great when she leaves me, but I need to know that it’s going to hold up all night. Tonight, I used Prime on wet hair and blew it out with a round brush, then used Satin on the ends, then set the look with [Living Proof] Flex hairspray.”
#5 If all else fails…
The remedy for a style that seems to be going south? “Brush it out and start over as best you can. A low ponytail or bun is a good standby!”
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Living Proof / Prime Style Extender
Flex Shaping Hairspray / Living Proof
Living Proof / Satin Hair Serum
X-RAY: BOSCIA THE ART OF MULTI-MASKING KIT
Boscia Regional Trainer Amy Westerfield shows us how to divide and conquer skincare troubles with the brand’s new multiple-mask set.
Boscia Regional Trainer Amy Westerfield summarizes the brand’s new mask kit in a simple rallying cry: “Multi-task as you multi-mask!” Then adds by way of explanation, “Most people have different skincare concerns in different areas of the face, so using multiple peel-off masks allows all issues to be targeted at once.” She herself uses one mask to minimize her t-zone pores and another to correct hyperpigmentation from sun exposure and post-acne scars. “We call this The Balancing Act,” she says with a laugh. “As far as skincare concerns go: you name it, I’ve had it!” Along with an application brush and instruction guide for combos such as Date Night and Post-Flight, the set includes four masks. Below, Westerfield explains the merits of each one—and how to maximize them by going multiple. MELISSA LANE
THE BRIGHT WHITE MASK
“Anyone who wants to diminish darks spots and hyperpigmentation— whether it’s from sun damage, acne, etc.—will love this mask,” says Westerfield. “The skin immediately looks clearer and brighter, like you are ready for your close-up.”
THE LUMINIZING BLACK MASK
“It is the ultimate in kickstarting your skin back into shape. The removal of impurities and debris is so thorough, it’s like you have new skin! With that kind of clarity and smoothness, all of the products you use after will work even better.”
THE COOL BLUE CALMING MASK
“Its innovation is providing ‘gap-free’ calming benefits, but still peeling off in the most gentle way possible. Anyone who has very sensitive skin or who has had irritation or too much sun will like this: it calms like no other product.”
THE GREEN TEA OIL-CONTROL MASK
“This mask treats very oily, blemish-prone skin—which is often very inflamed and irritated—in the most gentle way possible. Green Tea is incredibly potent in its ability to reduce excessive oiliness and diminish inflammation. Its benefits are powerful, yet it is one of the most comforting products around ”
“For all masks, smooth on just enough to create an even layer. For the Black and White masks, this should look solid, with no skin showing through. Always apply a finger-width away from hairline and brows. When the mask is completely dry, roll an edge down from your forehead with your fingertip; with the free edge, pull in a downwards motion to remove the mask.”
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Boscia / The Art Of Multi-Masking™ Kit
SEPHORA HOT NOW VOLUME 3
The best blush for your cheeks, the best tool for the job.
Whether you like a pop of pink or a subtle flush, a rosy cheek is the quintessential touch of femininity. This month, Sephora Hot Now rounds up our favorite ways to blush—and pairs each one with the perfect application method.
TINTS FROM CHEEK TO CHEEK
Tarte Cheek Stain + Beautyblender
• Glides on long-wearing, just-pinched dewy color.
• Antiaging blend of superfruit antioxidants.
• Award-winning cheek stain, now in a slim design.
• BETTER TOGETHER: Dab onto the apples of your cheeks with Beautyblender for a flawless airbrushed effect.
BLUSHING COMES NATURALLY WITH PATENTED TECHNOLOGY
Clinique Cheek Pop + SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Airbrush Blush #54
• Breakthrough slow-baked technology for the ultimate natural flush.
• Pure weightless color: no powdery residue or streaking.
• Silken pigments build sheer-to-vibrant color effortlessly.
• BETTER TOGETHER: Swirling color onto this blush brush and blending upwards toward cheekbones and temple will give you the richest color pay-off.
NAKED TRIO: ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU BLUSH
Urban Decay Naked Flushed + SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Angled Brush #49
• Covetable color trio of curated bronzer, highlighter, and blush.
• Personalized glow: create radiant blends or use each individually.
• Extra-fine micronized formula sweeps on featherweight pigment.
• BETTER TOGETHER: Reach for this angled brush to create a flawless, radiant effect.
YOUR TRUE COLORS, NOW IN HIGH-DEFINITION
Make Up For Ever HD Blush + 158 Double Ended Sculpting Brush
• Camera-approved: high-definition blush for every skintone.
• Melts into skin for a second-skin effect.
• Lightweight cream formula can be worn under or over powder.
• BETTER TOGETHER: With the angled side, start at the highest point of the cheekbone moving in a figure-eight motion down to the apples and back up. Then, flip it around and blend with the rounded side.
LEAVES BLUSH ON A HIGHLIGHT
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush + Foundation/Blush Brush No. 2
• Light-diffusing color: photoluminescent technology enhances skin.
• Formulated to strike the perfect blend of pigment and powder.
• Multi-dimensional, satin texture blends and layers beautifully.
• BETTER TOGETHER: This versatile brush all but guarantees airbrushed perfection.
FLUSH WITH POSSIBILITY: THE MATTE MULTIPLE
Nars Matte Multiple + Your Fingers
• Supple, allover color: apply with fingers, brushes, or directly.
• New, matte formula can be used wet or dry for different intensities.
• Industry favorite: iconic product inspired by Nars’s legendary technique.
• BETTER TOGETHER: Whether you are using it dry for a burst of high-impact color or wet to melt color into your skin in a smooth sheer finish, your fingers are your best bet for application.
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Clinique / Cheek Pop
Sephora Collection / Pro Airbrush Blush Brush #54
Urban Decay / Naked Flushed
Tarte / Cheek Stain
Beautyblender / Beautyblender
Sephora Collection / Pro Angled Blush Brush #49
Make Up For Ever / HD Blush
Make Up For Ever / 158 Double Ended Sculpting Brush
Hourglass / Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass / Foundation/Blush Brush No. 2
NARS / Matte Multiple
MULTIPLICITY: RED CARPET-READY SKIN
Four ways to get A-list skin this award season.
Velvet ropes unfurl. Limos line up. Bulbs flash and so do million-dollar smiles. It’s award season, and the Hollywood glamour machine is on high. Here are four ways to get skin as flawless as a starlet’s on the red carpet this Sunday—and a glow that will upstage everyone. MELISSA LANE
BEST SUPPORTING FACIAL MASK
GLAMGLOW THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment
Want to look like you don’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day? Apply this mud mask for just a few minutes or steep all night for even deeper moisturizing. Raw honey, olive leaf, coconut oil, and hyaluronic acid are just a few of the heavy-hitters in this hydration wonder. Tip: Plunging neckline? Use it on your décolleté as well.
BEST SKINCARE SPECIAL EFFECTS
Kate Somerville DermalQuench Liquid Lift Advanced Wrinkle Treatment
Get people whispering that you’ve had work done, when in fact you’ve just been dabbing on the at-home version of Somerville’s most sought-after facial treatment. With a potent combination of wrinkle-relaxing perfluorocarbons (PFCs), hyaluronic acid, oxygen, and antioxidants, this antiager reduces the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles for skin that looks smoother, tighter, and firmer. And don’t let the long nozzle throw you: after a few uses, you won’t know how you ever functioned without pressurized delivery.
BEST DRAMATIC LEAD IN A PEEL
Ole Henriksen Power Peel Professional Spa Grade Kit
Skip the line for the number-one request at Henriksen’s Hollywood spa. This home kit of his professional-grade microdermabrasion and acid peel treatment resurfaces and retexturizes skin to make it look softer and more even and radiant. With an AHA complex of lactic, glycolic, and fruit acids and natural extracts and oils, the three-step peel will give you a Tinseltown-worthy polish.
MOST CINEMATIC SKINCARE BRUSH
Clarisonic Mia2 Hollywood Lights Collection
This tech-marvel of a brush removes impurities in 60 seconds flat and cleanses your skin six times better than your hands. As a result, creams, serums, and moisturizers are more effective and overtime, dry patches, oily areas, and blemishes fade to black. Bonus: the brush lights up like a pack of paparazzi and comes in three characters, er, colors: Super Star, Screen Siren, and Starlet.
Clarisonic / Mia2™ Hollywood Lights Collection
Ole Henriksen / Power Peel™ Professional Spa Grade Kit
GLAMGLOW / THIRSTYMUD™ Hydrating Treatment
Kate Somerville / Liquid Lift™ Advanced Wrinkle Treatment