New beauty product I’m obsessed with


My hair has wicked flyaways, so when I read about this product—which has become a runaway hit with the kids on Tik Tok, apparently—I knew I had to order some. And I must say, it works rather miraculously. You just wave the mascara-ish-looking wand through problem spots, and hair instantly is tamed. It ships all the way from Australia, but it arrived relatively fast, and now I can’t live without it.

I love this stuff


I never located a foundation that was the perfect match for my skin tone until I tried Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint, which goes on ultra-light, costs a pretty reasonable $26, comes in 12 shades—mine is G8—and is perfect for those days when you want a little coverage but don’t want to look all made up, which is most of the time these days, right?

Top 5 of the week: clean beauty products I’m loving


I don’t do beauty posts so often because I don’t like to write about any product I haven’t tried, and I typically don’t vary my skincare and makeup routine so much. But lately I’ve been in the mood to mix things up a bit, and to dabble in a little more clean beauty than I have in the past. According to beauty editors of my acquaintance, the toughest product to make really effective and clean at the same time is mascara, and who knows why. But this Kosas formulation does a truly admirable job of volumizing, and it contains biotin, which is good for lash growth.

I have the toughest time with concealer, so usually I just skip it, but after a recent weeklong bout of insomnia played hell with my under-eye circles, I visited the horribly-named-but-really-quite-excellent Detox Market on Houston Street looking for answers. The very nice woman who helped me said her favorite concealer in the store was this stuff, which goes on super-light and does a great job of brightening things up. I’m usually awful at applying concealer, but it’s almost impossible to screw this up.

I’ve been using marula oil on my face for a while now, and it works well enough, but I’ve been wondering if another oil—one with more than one active ingredient—might be even better. So on my trip to Detox Market, I picked up this oil, which contains marula, but also avocado, hempseed, and grape seed oils, all of which are supposed to be rich, calming, and hydrating. It’s too soon to issue a formal edict on how it works, but I will say it goes on super-light and absorbs quickly.

This lipstick—the shade is called Royal—isn’t new to me, but it is my current favorite hue—berryish, but skewing more pink than brown, and it lasts even under a mask.

Bobbi Brown stopped making the BB cream/foundation I’ve been using for years, and I was bereft over this before I discovered this tinted face oil, which goes on so smooth and is sheer enough that you don’t feel like you’re wearing a face-full of makeup.




Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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