Quarantine Beauty Tips from the Fashion Designers

Beauty — By on April 27, 2020 at 9:52 am

A dash of hope and then a sudden dive into despair alternate in various intensities during our coronavirus locktown. The novel coronavirus has turned our daily lives into a roller coaster and this is the situation we need to cope with for a long time. Some countries are gradually easing the restrictions so that they help the economy to recover. In the meantime creative people – who are normally more willing question the status quo – have found ways to maintain their sanity amidst business disaster and personal meltdown. At home beauty tips are lately posted in great frequency by fashion designers and other industry insiders. Covid-19 is an ugly reality just outside our doors, yet a beauty treatment has by definition desirable result. That’s the purpose of it! Taking care of your skin, hair, and body will make you feel better. As a courtesy to all these loyal customers wearing their fabulous creations, designers are giving back courage and optimism. Their tips – original or borrowed by beauty experts – will lift your mood by beautifying you. A facial, a makeup look, or a hair mask are a pleasant break from the harsh realization that you might be confined in your own space and that this cruel virus is depriving you the freedom to physically communicate with your loved ones. This pandemic – no matter how horrible it is – gives you the opportunity to fill in your time with simple pleasant things your busy schedule didn’t allow you to enjoy before. So let’s go through the beauty rituals or advice that fashion designers are happy to dispatch via their Instagram accounts as one of their ways to give back to the community. The reward isn’t measurable but at this moment we think it’s more than welcome and precious.

Laura Kim suggests via the ‘Bergdorf Goodman x Designers at Home’ series a weekend recharge with her favorite products. The Co-Creative Director at Oscar de la Renta and Monse includes in her routine ethical, sustainable brands such as Tata Harper and innovative ones such as 111Skin. She describes her experience with these products and gives tips for their optimum use.

Jenni Kayne shares a miraculous 5-minute facial massage session that helps us to decompress recommended by her favorite Reiki master Julie Civiello Polier. The California-inspired apparel and home décor brand is all about quality of living and the perfect ambiance.

Phillip Lim offers his account as a platform for experts sharing tips; and in this case the designer is sharing it with his friend NY-based hairstylist Mark Bustos who is guiding us through some simple blowdry and styling techniques we can repeat at home.

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@markbustos showing us how to maintain some #selfcare from home with some simple blow drying and styling tips! Key takeaways: 1. Blow dry from root to ends, following the brush with the blow dryer and building volume at the root by blowing upward. 2. For creating waves without a curling iron, section hair into two halves, keeping your natural part. Twist each section of hair away from your face until it’s tight (as if you’re making pigtails!) and blow dry gently on the hot setting, switching to cool once the hair is nice and hot. 3. Create the same waves without any heat at all by twisting the same two sections of hair into little buns, leaving them to set for as long as you can. When you take them out, you’ll have soft, natural waves! 4. Smooth out stubborn hairs at your hairline by blow drying with a fine tooth comb, again following the brush closely with the blow dryer. 5. To restore hair to its natural texture (post bed-head or hat-hair) use a clothing steamer! Running the steamer gently through the hair can also kill bacteria and odors. 6. Invest in a dry shampoo or texture spray – Mark’s favorite is by @oribe 7. Use a 1.25 inch curling iron to touch up your hair with natural waves – leaving the ends of the hair out of the curling iron to give it a natural, lived-in look. Mark’s Salon Info: Silver Vine Room @SilverVineRoom- Summit, NJ My Darling Ivy @MyDarlingIvy- Chelsea, NYC #31Tribe #BeAwesomeToSomebody

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Danielle Snyder is doing a skincare, makeup, and hairstyling tutorial for us. The Co-Founder and Creative at Dannijo fashion and jewelry brand is showing the way to a ‘domestic goddess’ look. And of course it mixes it with one of their cool tie-dye hoodies for a playful touch.

Rebecca Minkoff is sharing her favorite beauty products and routine along with bags she designed and ways to style them with apparel from her collection. The designer assigns her little cute daughter the role of the assistant for this fun styling video.

Norma Kamali is sharing her products and tips on how to use. The iconic designer gives GLOW to your wonderful skin. The product is now available in smaller tubes to carry everywhere with you.

Made in Africa Lemlem – a brand founded by top model Liya Kebede – in a gorgeous photoshoot shows that the greatest beauty tip is Vitamin D from sunshine (check also Lemlem photo top-right in this page).

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Vitamin D #suppportsmallbusiness #shopsmall

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