Hey there, Beautiful!
Let’s face it, we have shows that are iconic for the decade. And Sex & the City was one of them.
New York City Air
Schane (Beauty Writer): I can vouch that sometimes I’m treading in the FiDi district and take a whiff of something awful, and that made me think of all the air pollution Carrie Bradshaw must fight off on a regular basis.
The City That Never Sleeps is full of airborne radicals that can muck up a perfectly good skincare routine, so Carrie would need a moisturizer or cream that combats free radical damage, like the upcoming brand Paula’s Choice’s Defense Nightly Reconditioning Moisturizer or the Chantecaille Anti-Pollution Mattifying Cream.
After all, the city can be harsh, so she has to be prepared for anything!
Carrie’s a Night Owl
As a girl who’s always with a Cosmo or her laptop, this means Carrie has to gain the most out of her evening whether she stays in or out. So we broke up our product recommendations into makeup suggestions and skincare must-haves.
Going Out: Long Wear + Mattifying
NYX Professional Makeup Setting Spray - Matte Finish/Long Lasting
NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Prime Set Refresh Spray 130ml
NYX Professional Makeup Setting Spray - Dewy Finish/Long Lasting
However, if you want to master the smokey eye, then you need a full set like the Bourjois Glitter Smokey Stories Eyeshadow Palette. Plus, you can’t say no to Paris.
And for the day after, make sure to plan ahead and bring some makeup wipes to erase any stubborn, lingering makeup.
Tip: Also, maybe a small, travel set would be great to pack in case you need to freshen up at a moment’s notice!
Staying In: Hydration
As a woman that’s known to use her oven as another place to store her clothes, Carrie would need to hydrate her skin regularly since we see her with a Cosmo more often than water.
A fan of fashion and top brands, Carrie would totally be an Erno Laszlo girl. After a day at work, a double cleanse is a must for our budding writer.
Schane: Okay, so I wear a face mask during late night writing sessions. But face masks are a great intensive application treatment and something that a NYC girl like Carrie could definitely benefit from.
Tip: Yes, I see that price tag (I cringed a bit too). If almost $70 for four face masks is too steep for you, a good contender brand would be StarSkin, with face masks packed with formulas selected from an insider’s scoop on celebrity skincare!
For a better deal, my go-to is the LuLuLun Sheet Masks. Each pack has 7 masks, which minimizes packaging and makes traveling with them a lot easier (the pack is super slim!).
STARSKIN The Gold Mask VIP Revitalizing Luxury Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Face Mask 1.4 oz
STARSKIN Cream de la Créme VIP Age-Perfecting Luxury Cream Coated Sheet Face Mask 0.63 oz
STARSKIN After Party Brightening Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Face Mask 1.4 oz
Lululun Face Mask 7 Sheets - Precious White
Lululun Face Mask 7 Sheets - Pink
Bonus: For her daytime look, rosy cheeks are a must have since Carrie is always on the go and looking fresh upon arrival. A dab of blush and some mascara for the eyes and lipgloss (Carrie is never without them!) and you’re set!
Daniel Sandler Watercolour Liquid Blush Cherub5 Stars 1 Reviews
Lord & Berry Skin Lip Gloss (various colors)
Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara - Black
Effortless Curls for Days
"I will never be the woman with the perfect hair, who can wear white and not spill on it." – Carrie
Also, if anyone looked the most like Carrie Bradshaw, it had to have been Fearless Era Taylor Swift. Right?
While the office is divided on whether she’d use Christophe Robin, Alterna, or Outre, attaining Carrie level curls is a matter of creating perfect, bouncy curls first before separating and shaking them out.
Psst! Add a spritz of a wet texture spray, like this one from Alterna, for a nice (not crunchy) hold on your hair. Then shake out the curls for that iconic messy curl look to slay the runway of NYC!
For a full tutorial, check out this girl's play-by-play on Marie Claire! Make sure to have some styling tools on hand before you give it a try!
How do you rock your inner-Carrie Bradshaw? Tag us on your Instagram with the hashtag #lookfantasticus and let us see your most fabulous catwalk for the spring fashion show!
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