From sensational scoops on summer-ready skin and hair to intense color therapy—the products we are coveting right now

by Archana Aithal Rose

Mane Attractions
It’s with good reason that every celebrity worth her salt, from JLo to bad girl RiRi, use this
company’s products on their million-dollar manes. Oribe’s hair care, fusing modern technology
with rich ingredients, is a style staple for anybody who’s somebody. Cuban-born American Oribe Canales spent 30 years in hairdressing before launching his eponymous line in 2008 (he opened his first salon on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in 1987). The brand’s meteoric rise since is attributed not just to its carefully curated products that fix just about any beauty and hair dilemma, but also to a laundry list of collaborations with names like Nars, Herb Ritts, and Helmut Newton—one that helps constantly refresh its body of work… hair by hair.

Oribe Flash Form Finishing Spay Wax
A revolutionary product that allows you to create weightless, buildable texture with hold and control, Oribe’s nongreasy formula resists humidity, too, and creates texture without compromising on shine. $42,

Amazing Lashes

After suffering through a costly and botched four-hour eyelash-extension procedure in 2010,
Jessica Le, a cosmetology graduate, knew she could create a better brand. So, after considerable
research and experimentation, Le developed four lightweight lash styles that were cost e cient
and could be applied using a minimal amount of adhesive. Together with her husband, Edward,
she opened the first Amazing Lash Studio in Houston, Texas that same year. The operation grew to
three locations by 2013, and was then franchised. Today, there are more than 180 locations across the United States, one of which recently opened in New Springville.


The 2,000-square-foot Staten Island studio, owned by Frank and Darcie LoGiudice, features 13 application suites where clients are treated during the two-hour process. And there are four
patented eyelash extension styles: Natural, Cute, Sexy, and Gorgeous—each selected based on eye
shape, lifestyle, and other parameters. A stylist conducts a full consultation on the client’s first visit to customize a look, and the fi rst full set of lashes is priced between $80 and $90.


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A polished perspective on punchy hues for nails and lips, this season it’s all about the highly-pigmented, bold wash. So, get playful by layering shades, or turn the technique into a focal point by sweeping it over a base of neutrals. Any way you roll, makeup will take on an optimistic energy, drenched in bright crayon hues that will have everyone saying, “Praise be!”

Christian Louboutin Crosta Meteor Nail Lacquer
Prove it to all those who missed the memo that orange really is the new black with Louboutin’s
latest, a neon lacquer from a limited-edition collection. $30,

Dior On-Stage Liner
Precise and perfect with every application, Dior’s on-stage liner, in matte pop blue, will dress your peepers in an electric fl ash of color. Di use the brights with a wash of subtle highlights for some camera-ready action. $30.50,

YSL Pop Illusion Limited Edition Lip Palette
True to its name, YSL’s lip palette packs in fi ve iconic shades in a super creamy formula. With a radiant shiny finish, it’ll ensure you get great color payo , coupled with high gloss. $60,