Real New York Beauties: Ingenues to Icons
BY VISHAKA ROBINSON
Lives: West Village
Latest project: A starring role in the thriller Red Butterfly
Right-hand beauty pro: Marie Robinson at her namesake hair salon
My beauty philosophy: The more we love ourselves on the inside, the more we will glow on the outside.
Trademark look: Natural and never too fussy
Cause closest to my heart: The children’s charity ’n Play Foundation
Advice to my 16-year-old self: Don’t take everything so seriously, and be nice to your mom.
GET THIS LOOK: ExCELLent Future Deep Repairing Serum ($29.99), Lumene. Walgreens, 352 Greenwich St., 212-406-3700. Le Crayon Khôl Intense Eye Pencil in Blanc ($28), Chanel. 139 Spring St., 212-334-0055. The Lip Balm ($50), La Mer. Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave., 212-753-4000. Glimmer Shine ($26), Moroccanoil. Salon AKS, 689 Fifth Ave., 10th Fl., 212-888-0707
Incroyables et Merveilleuses fruit earrings ($125,000) and Epi de Ble ring ($100,000), Dior. 21 E. 57th St., 212-931-2950
Lives: Hell’s Kitchen
Known for: Not being defined by age
Latest Project: Her book RetroAge: 4 Steps to a Younger You!
Beauty philosophy: You don’t compete with the young—you inspire them.
I’m most proud of: Having raised two happy, healthy children
Manhattan is home because: I’m magnetized by its energy. It’s the one place that allows everyone to be and do almost anything without being judged or maligned.
NYC inspiration: Jazz at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall—music and dance are my lifeblood.
Guilty pleasure: Sunbathing topless
Cause closest to my heart: Helping to transform aging on the planet holistically
This decade I plan to: Create a holistic, artistic environment for families on a tropical island.
Advice to my 16-year-old self: You’re a real gift to the world and to me, so have fun, darling—and don’t worry about cellulite, you gorgeous creature!
GET THIS LOOK: Facial Treatment Essence ($155), SK-II. Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., 212-705-2000. Bronzing Powder in Gold Dust ($90), Tom Ford. Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave., 800-558-1855. Wear Infinité Studio Secrets Eye Shadow Quads in Neutrals ($7.99), L’Oréal. Duane Reade, locations citywide. Brilliantine ($22), Bumble and Bumble. 146 E. 56th St., 212-521-6500
Latest Project: Styled by June is now airing on VH1.
Favorite feature: Cheekbones
Best beauty advice ever received: Drink lots of water.
NYC inspiration: The sidewalks—they’re like runways.
Local guilty pleasure: Hanging out (and spending money) in apothecary shops
No one would ever guess: I’m a great cook.
Secret of my success: I always present my best self, only do things I love, and take nothing for granted—humility is my best asset.
Cause closest to my heart: Autism Cares
Advice to my 16-year-old self: It’s okay to be different; normal is overrated. A strong personality will outweigh looks.
GET THIS LOOK: Hydra Serum Triple Action ($150), Clínica Ivo Pitanguy. Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave., 800-558-1855. Metal Powder #4 ($22), Make Up For Ever. 8 E. 12th St., 212-941-9337. DiorShow Mascara ($25), Dior. Sephora, 150 Broadway, 212-566-8600. Dry Recovery Revitalizing Moisture Mist ($24), Ojon. Sephora, 150 Broadway, 212-566-8600
Earrings, Lorraine Schwartz (price on request). For information, call 646-274-2008. Modern Art Deco necklace, Ralph Lauren ($160,000). 888 Madison Ave., 212-434-8000
Latest Project: Her third book, Unbinding the Heart
Beauty philosophy: It should enrich us, not enslave us.
Never seen without: Red lipstick; my favorite is Sephora’s Rouge Cream Lipstick in R12.
Best beauty advice ever received: As good as high heels may look, if they are uncomfortable they can ruin your night.
I keep my inner beauty: By meditating for 30 minutes a day
Nips and tucks? Never! You never know how you’ll turn out.
Cause closest to my heart: Institute for Individual and World Peace
Guilty pleasure: The desserts—baklava, melomakarona, and walnut honey cake—at my favorite Greek restaurant, Periyali
No one would ever guess: I love country music.
GET THIS LOOK: Future Solution LX Ultimate Regenerating Serum ($225), Shiseido. Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., 212-705-2000. Rouge d’Armani Red 400 Lipstick ($30), Giorgio Armani. Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave., 212-753-4000. Lineblast 24 Hour Felt Tip Eyeliner in Enduring Black 800 ($7.99), Covergirl. Duane Reade, locations citywide. Nail Polish in Aperitif ($8), Essie. Macy’s, 151 W. 34th St., 212-695- 4400. Luminous Hairspray ($21), Moroccanoil. Salon AKS, 689 Fifth Ave., 10th Fl., 212-888-0707
White enamel and diamond ring, David Webb ($22,000). 942 Madison Ave., 212-421-3030
Lives: Upper East Side
Best known for: The multimillion-dollar eponymous beauty company she founded at age 25
Beauty philosophy: Beauty in all its forms brings joy.
Favorite feature: My hair. I get it blown out at Roy Teeluck Salon.
Nips and tucks? I have Botox and injectables once or twice a year.
NYC inspiration: From the Red Rooster in Harlem to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, I am inspired by the places I’ve watched change over the years and the new arrivals to the scene. Local guilty pleasure: Macarons from Ladurée
Secret of my success: Thinking everything is possible and never giving up
Advice to my 16-year-old self: Enjoy being 16.
GET THIS LOOK: Total Effects Fragrance-Free Daily Moisturizer ($21.99), Olay. Duane Reade, locations citywide. Classic Cream Lip Color in Vibrant Coral ($23) and Luminizer in Luminous ($40), Trish McEvoy. Lord & Taylor, 424 Fifth Ave., 212-391-3344. Hydrating Styling Cream ($32), Moroccanoil. Salon AKS, 689 Fifth Ave., 10th Fl., 212-888-0707
Natural rutile plate necklace, Monique Péan (price on request). Barneys New York, 660 Madison Ave., 212-826-8900
Lives: Upper West Side
Latest project: Her new book, Inspiration, which chronicles the lives of trailblazers such as Michelle Obama and Venus Williams
Beauty right-hand man: Makeup artist D’Angelo Thompson
Beauty philosophy: Enhance, less is more, and eyebrows are key.
No one would ever guess: I didn’t learn to read until I was in fourth grade, which was emotionally and psychologically devastating at the time.
Secret of my success: Humility, lack of a sense of entitlement, and lots of hard work
Advice to my 16-year-old self: Save all of your babysitting money, don’t wear so much makeup, don’t date guys not worthy of you, and no bad haircuts, especially the duck tail!
GET THIS LOOK: Hydrating Fluid ($119), Prevage. Macy’s, 151 W. 34th St., 212-695-4400. Vitalumière Aqua in Beige Rose 32 ($45), Chanel. 139 Spring St., 212-334-0055. Pure Color Gloss Stick in Orange Poppy ($22.50), Estée Lauder. Macy’s, SEE ABOVE. Holding Spray ($21), Bumble and Bumble. 146 E. 56th St., 212-521-6500
Diamond and sapphire snake bracelet, Stephen Russell (price on request). 970 Madison Ave., 212-570-6900
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID NEEDLEMAN
Makeup by Elisa Flowers for Dior Beauty at ba-reps.com
Hair by Mitch Barry for Bryan Bantry Agency using Moroccanoil
Manicures by Julie Kandalec for Zoya Nail Care at ba-reps.com
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