Last week, Broke & Chic attended Beauty Editors Day at Saks Fifth Avenue. We tweeted and Instagramed the whole event so I hope you had the opportunity to tune in if you weren’t able to attend.
I sat down with the wonderful Alyssa Hertzig of Shape Magazine (read our interview with her here) and Milly, the Beauty Director at Cosmopolitan For Latinas. I even received a makeover from a talented makeup artist at Clinique as well as a skin analysis at Ioma, which is a luxury skin care company.
Afterwards, Broke & Chic had the opportunity to interview two more editors as well as two fashionable bloggers!
Corynne Corbett from Essence Magazine
Corynne is the Beauty Director at Essence Magazine. Make sure you follow her on Twitter!
B&C: What are your favorite beauty products?
Corynne: Today I’m working with Panhaligon’s, the fragarance company. My favorite scent from them is Malabah. I love it because it’s unique, spicy and sexy making it so I won’t smell like everyone else on the street. It also isn’t overpowering.
B&C: What do you foresee the fall beauty trends to be?
Corynne: There are going to be tons of beauty trends this year from the nude and neutral face, to the traditional red lip all the way to the really bushy bold brow.
I think it’s interesting to see the brow coming back like that. The bleached brow is another old trend that is starting to come back. A few others are braids, hairstyles from the 1940’s, plum influence in both fashion and beauty and nail art.
In the olympics, all the athletes had to wear the same uniforms. Their nails was the only thing setting them apart.
Seth Howard from Esquire Magazine
B&C: What do you think will be trending this fall in mens fashion?
Seth: For the past couple of seasons we’ve seen a lot of bold colors and patterns. I think we’re still excited about the patterns but the colors are getting more toned down and refined. We’re starting to see a lot more jewel tones and bringing it back to the classics.
For the past few seasons people have been touching on the Mad Men vibe, but it seems we’re going even further back to the 20’s and 30’s: Interesting and modern cuts but built on those older silhouettes.
B&C: In your personal opinion, what popular trend are you getting tired of?
Seth: I’m kind of over the Sperry Topsider craze.
B&C: What’s the new shoe?
The chukka and desert boot are starting to get a lot of attention. And since we’re going back to the older vibe of mens clothing and tailoring, a lot of men are going for brogue oxfords.
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B&C: What do you think of the brogue oxford with bright colored bottoms?
Seth: I think they’re fun. It’s a great way to fuse the past with the present. Cole Haan and Mark Mcnairy do a good job with this. Another company called Walkover has a similar style with a better price point.
B&C: What are your favorite mens grooming products both budget and luxury.
Seth: On a budget I would have to say Neutrogena. From my experiances they have some of the best products on the market at a budget price point (personal preference, not a solid endorsment).
For luxury I’d have to say Re’Vive. Esquire was paired with this company for Beauty Editors Day since it’s what I use in my daily routine. It’s definitely on the higher-end when it comes to price, but the technology behind it and the results you get make it worth it.
B&C: What do you think about all the shaving salons opening up all over New York City? Do you think they’ll last?
Seth: Those personalized services are something men are enjoying so I think they will last. There are a lot of bespoke men’s companies popping up all over. There is a company called Alton Lane which does custom men’s shirts and suits here in New York as well as a few other cities.
Men are starting to really want those services that were offered to them decades ago and that are still offered for women. We’re starting to reclaim our stake by taking the time to pamper ourselves a little bit more than we used to.
Meet Ariana Marsh from Swagger New York
B&C: What’s one beauty trend you’re excited about for this fall?
Ariana: I really love the colored eyeliner trend. I think a cat eye in blue really makes a statement.
B&C: What’s a beauty trend you’re tired of?
Ariana: I’m not really tired of any of them quite yet. I just don’t like when things are over-done. You have to either highlight your eyes, lips or cheeks. Not all three.
B&C: What’s one fashion trend you’re excited about for this fall?
Ariana: I love all the textures and colors coming in. I love the tweed and wool as well as the leather skirts and lowered hem lines. I’m a big fan of tea length dresses.
B&C: What do you think of the turn out for Beauty Editors Day?
Ariana: I think it’s been great so far. It was awesome to see all the magazines that came together to support Look Good…Feel Better.
Chastity Palmer-Davis from GlitterBuzzStyle
B&C: What’s one trend you’re excited about for this fall?
Chastity: I’m excited that color is still a transitional key look for the fall. It was a hot thing for the summer time, but it’s still something women need to embrase for the fall season because it’ll give a fresh statement to any outfit.
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B&C: What’s one beauty trend you’re tired of?
Chastity: Really bold eye makeup. I think women should keep their makeup classic and feminine. Some girls just need to tone it down a bit.
B&C: What do you think of the turn out today?
Chastity: It’s great. It’s good to see all the editors connecting with their readers.
Were you able to attend Beauty Editors Day? If not, make sure you mark your calendars for next year!