C California Style

Faith Xue. PHOTO: Jenna Peffley.
CIEL SPA AT SLS, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. PHOTO: Courtesy of the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills.
A look from ATELIER VERSACE’S Fall 2015 collection.


by C California Style

Faith Xue, Managing Editor.

Musts for your makeup bag this fall?

Make Up For Ever’s new Ultra HD foundation—the new formula is more moisturizing and gives you airbrushed skin. W3LL People’s Bio Brightener Stick:

Apply on cheekbones and anywhere the light hits your face for a “strobing” effect. Clarins’ Mission Perfection Serum: a beautifully packaged new product to get rid of dark spots and even out your skin tone. Garrett Markenson’s Reverie Nude shampoo and conditioner, a super-gentle, sulfate-free duo that maintains your summer color. Charlotte Tilbury’s Eyes to Mesmerize shadows: smoky eyes in a pot.

Tip for flawless autumn skin? An overnight sleeping mask: I love Skin Inc.’s Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask.

Wellness drink of choice? I’ve been adding a bit of Moon Juice Beauty Dust powder to my morning coffee. It’s supposed to give your skin a glow, and help your nails grow, too.

What product is most worth the splurge? Sisley’s Express Flower Gel mask is the equivalent of splashing cold water on my face, without the uncomfortable splashing part. I use it in the mornings when my skin is looking tired. It sinks in (tissue off any excess after three minutes) and preps my face beautifully for makeup.

What hairstyle are you loving now?

The half-up topknot—chic and easy. And Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray makes the job easier.

Top beauty look and inspiration from the fall runways? The “wood-nymph” at Atelier Versace. I love a pop of metallic, garden-tone eye shadows and a barely there lip. Also, I’m not ashamed to admit I have a soft spot for flower crowns.

Who is your beauty muse this season? Zoë Kravitz has been killing it on every red carpet she graces. Her copper smoky eye with the dotted accent below each lid (created by makeup artist Nick Barose) at Cannes actually made my heartbeat quicken. That’s when you know you’ve got a budding beauty icon in the making!

Beauty trick you just uncovered? Not necessarily a new trick, but I’ve stopped washing my face in the morning. Instead, I sweep a cotton pad with micellar water on it all over my face to freshen up my skin and remove any debris. It’s really changed my oily skin! 

Your tip for extending a summer glow? For your face, use an overnight sleeping mask with self-tanning capabilities—I like James Read’s. For body, try an in-shower wash-off formula.

Best place to get pampered in California? The Arcona Studio and the super-luxe spa at the SLS Hotel.

Best place to get your fitness fix? I recently tried Pop Physique and almost died—in the best way possible, of course. byrdie.com.