C California Style

Christina Han. PHOTO: Robin Black.
TOMOKO JAPANESE SPA, 141 S. Beverly Dr., B.H. PHOTO: Tessa Neustadt.

Violet Grey

by C California Style

Christina Han, Editorial Director.

Musts for your makeup bag this fall?  The only items that I switch up every season are my foundation and blush, which vary depending on my level of sun-kissedness. During the summer, I lived by La Prairie’s Cellular Radiance Cream Blush (a forever favorite for its creamy, highly blendable texture) in Peach Glow. For fall, it’s Plum Glow, which offers up the kind of flush achieved after a really good kiss. I wear berry-toned lip colors all year-round, but my love for this season is Kjaer Weis Lip Tint Compact in Goddess: The beeswax and jojoba seed oil formula keeps lips soft, while the pigment delivers a light lip-stain effect when patted on with your fingertips, or a high-impact finish when painted on with a lip brush.

Tip for flawless autumn skin? My skin is dehydrated all year-round, so my routine is the same from January to December: Exfoliate two to three times a week with Joanna Vargas Skincare’s Exfoliating Mask, or once or twice a week with Sisley Paris’ Black Rose Cream Mask.

What product is most worth the splurge? Spending $65 for a mascara seems insane, I know. But Serge Lutens’ Comb Mascara is the only one that will not smudge in rain, sweat and tears, and lengthens and separate lashes in a swipe.

What hairstyle are you loving now? Linda Evangelista’s ultrashort ’90s bob. Ashley Streicher created a version of it on me (without bangs) that also includes a slight fade on my neck. It’s so low‑maintenance that it might just be my signature cut—for now.

Top beauty look from the fall runways? I  find myself tracking the red carpet more than the runway: This past awards season I fell in love with coral again thanks to makeup artist Rachel Goodwin’s inventive use of the hue on redheaded actress Emma Stone for the Oscars. Red hair, coral lips, chartreuse dress: genius.

What new trick have you recently uncovered? To set makeup that needs to last (weddings to red carpets) with a light spray of Dior’s Airflash foundation.

Your tip for extending a summer glow? Keep skin hydrated. African Botanics’ Marula Firming Botanical Body Oil absorbs deep into the epidermis.

Best place to get pampered? My favorite L.A.-based facialist (Vanessa Hernandez Skin Care), nail salon (Olive & June) and spa (Tomoko Japanese Spa) are within a five-block radius from each other in Beverly Hills. violetgrey.com.