Makeup Bag: Fashion Designer Charlotte Ronson
“My beauty philosophy is all about less is more. Enhancing your beauty while still feeling like yourself. I prefer a sun-kissed, healthy glow all year round so I created products like A Summer’s Kiss Face & Body Glow, A Perfect Mess Beach Hair, 2 X A Charm Blush/Bronzer as part of my exclusive beauty line for Sephora.
I used to buy makeup solely for the packaging and now I am actually intrigued by the enhancing and beautifying effects. I am lucky to have so many creative and inspiring girl friends and family members in my life, as well as being given the opportunity to work with Sephora, who are the world’s top beauty brand. I try my best to fully take advantage of their knowledge on a daily basis.
Every season I put on a runway show and obviously the clothes are what I’m selling but the hair and make-up are just as crucial in creating the finished look.
I partnered with Sephora for my beauty line and it happened somewhat organically. I had always wanted to expand into beauty, but I knew I wanted to be able to translate my design aesthetic in an authentic way.
I like an understated beauty and my line represents that. The products seamlessly transition from day to night, and are uncomplicated, portable, and easy to use for an effortlessly chic look. You still feel like you, but just enhanced. Women like Kate Moss, Lauren Hutton, Jane Birkin, and Bianca Jagger are my beauty inspirations.
My makeup bag is one that I designed for my Holiday collection, I used the same lace that I used in my ready to wear collection for holiday. This bag is exclusive to Sephora and in my makeup bag is:
Charlotte Ronson A Perfect Mess Beach Hair: A Perfect Mess is the perfect beach spray that was inspired by my mother. She always has that perfectly beach-chic, tousled hair. It’s light scent reminds me of a perfect beach day. It’s great because it moisturizes and also protects your hair from the sun.
Charlotte Ronson A Perfect Kiss Lip Gloss:I love all of my lip glosses which are held in their own heart-shaped tubes. They are named after my friends and sisters. They are lightweight, sheer and not sticky. I use two, in particular, quite frequently. Samantha is a light pink, which is perfect for all day, everyday. Annabelle is a sheer red; This pop of colour is fun and unique without being too loud.
Charlotte Ronson 2 X A Charm Blush/Bronzer in Abby and Mindy: Abby Elliott is an amazing actress-comedienne on Saturday Night Live. She always looks fresh-faced and glowing. Mindy Kaling is also an amazingly talented actress, writer and comedian. Their cheeky personalities inspired these vibrant color combinations. 2x A Charm is one of my favorites and it’s one of the new products from my Spring collection. They are double ended cream sticks, each with a blush on one side and a bronzer on the other to impart a sheer, natural wash of color onto my cheeks. They feature a rich, creamy texture that glides and blends easily to create a natural, blushing glow. The blush/bronzer is great for your cheeks, face, and even your lips.
Charlotte Ronson All Eye Need Eyeshadow Quad in Henrietta: This is our best seller at Sephora. It’s named after my sister Henrietta who is a lawyer, YAY. This is an eyeshadow quad with a unique light filter technology. The colors are really easy and wearable and compliment all complexions. You can apply a little or layer them up for nighttime. They are easy to blend and build and also provide anti aging properties — can’t beat that!!
Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer in Honey: This is my go-to. No matter what, I always have it with me. It’s magical. I apply it under my eyes and it helps to hide my dark circles. It blends effortlessly.
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara: It has a big wand that goes on smoothly. You literally only have to apply it once or twice. It truely gives the appearance of long, luscious lashes.
Charlotte Ronson Double XO Lipstick/Lipstain in Katherine: This is a lipstick/lip stain; It’s a perfect red for the day as it’s bold but wearable. It’s just an easy color and you can wear it as a lipstick, a stain, lipstick over stain, stain over lipstick.
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels: These, Sarah Howard told me about. They’re the perfect remedy for tired eyes. She told me to apply them while you do your eye makeup and by the time your finished, your eyes will look as good as new.
Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me: It’s a lip balm that has a little hint of sheer red and it moisturizes. My makeup artist Beau Nelson told me about it.
Stila Liquid Eyeliner Pen: I’m just learning how to do my own eyeliner. This pen gives you a nice straight line and it’s almost foolproof. I use it for my nighttime look with the Eyes to Kill Mascara, my Abby Bronzer/Blush, and maybe a soft, understated red Annabelle lipgloss.
Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil: My friend Hedi [Gores] told me about this. I put the oil under my eyes when I wake up and before I go to bed . It helps re-hydrate, and i apply this then my under-eye concealer as it helps it go on smoothly. I blot a little because you don’t want your face to look oily.
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