Work and Weekend Beauty Routines
Work and Weekend Beauty Routines
Keisha Nash Whitaker’s Hair Inspiration
HAIR ROUTINE For the creator of Kissable Couture lipgloss, beauty is second-nature to Keisha Nash Whitaker (who also finds herself in the limelight on husband Forrest’s arm). When it comes to her hair, this L.A.-based professional keeps it pretty simple by running a flat iron through it and spritzing on a gloss spray before work. “If I go to bed with my hair curly, I part it in four sections, comb conditioner through it and braid it, which gives me soft curls in the morning,” she says.
HAIR INSPIRATION “Charlize Theron’s hair always looks healthy,” says Nash Whitaker. “I like hair that’s full and thick like Lake Bell’s and Eva Longoria Parker’s.”
Keisha Nash Whitaker’s Makeup Inspiration
MAKEUP ROUTINE “My makeup routine is down to 15 minutes because I do the same makeup every day,” she says. This becomes even simpler on the weekend, when she opts simply for moisturizer, SPF, a light coating of mascara and big sunglasses. When it comes to beauty, Nash Whitaker says, “Less is more.” But if she has a big event, she amps up her look with faux lashes and brown shimmer eyeliner from M.A.C.
MAKEUP INSPIRATION She loves Kerry Washington’s makeup: “It’s always very pretty and she experiments with color.” While Nash Whitaker admits to sticking to a neutral palette, she did wear purple eyeshadow to last year’s Oscars.
Keisha Nash Whitaker’s Beauty Must-Haves
- HER MUST-HAVE PRODUCT DiorShow mascara and Kissable Couture lip gloss in Honesty. “I’ve always been a gloss girl and mascara makes me a little more bright eyed.”
- SKINCARE: She visits Beverly Hills-based dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer for facials every six weeks and takes home his products, including facial cleanser, SPF lotion and dark circle treatment for the undereyes. She also uses Chanel eye cream.
- HAIR: T3 Flat Iron and Kerastase gloss product. “If I’m in a hurry, I put my hair in a ponytail.”
- MAKEUP: Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer with SPF, Bobbi Brown shimmer brick in bronze, DiorShow mascara and Kissable Couture lip gloss. She keeps Boscia blot sheets in her purse and gets a weekly mani/pedi at Jessica Nails in Beverly Hills (and she also uses their polish).
- BUY ONLINE NOW Kissable Couture Lipgloss in Honesty, $22; at kissablecouture.com.
- Chanel Sublimage Eye Cream, $350; at neimanmarcus.com.
- DiorShow Mascara, $24; at bloomingdales.com.
- T3 PRO Straightener, $119; at ulta.com.
- Jessica Nail polish, $4; at jessicacosmetics.com.
- Boscia Blotting Sheets, $10; at drugstore.com.
Rachel DiCarlo’s Hair Inspiration
HAIR ROUTINE This senior director of public relations for American Eagle keeps her weekday routine as basic as her weekend one. Her biggest hair rule is that she won’t leave the house with wet tresses- “I don’t feel finished so I have to dry it,” she says. To save time, she sometimes washes her hair at night and pulls it in a ponytail in the morning. She splurges on coloring her hair every three months “and it’s worth it,” she says.
HAIR INSPIRATION “I like Jennifer Aniston’s, of course,” says DiCarlo of the star whose mane is almost as famous as she is. “It’s classic, shiny and healthy. And I love long hair.”
Rachel DiCarlo’s Makeup Inspiration
MAKEUP ROUTINE New York-based DiCarlo says her makeup motto is, “It’s all about keeping it simple and looking natural.” She keeps her routine to a few neutral-paletted items for work and weekend. For a dressier occasion she likes navy eyeliner, which she smudges to look like shadow.
MAKEUP INSPIRATION DiCarlo names Sarah Jessica Parker as someone whose makeup stands out to her. “Her eyes always seem so well-defined.”
Rachel DiCarlo's Beauty Must-Haves
HER MUST-HAVE PRODUCT M.A.C Lipglass in C-Thru. “I’m obsessed with it and have been for years!”
SKINCARE: She cleanses with Aveeno foaming face wash, moisturizes with Olay Complete Defense with SPF 30 and uses Skin Medica Illuminating eye cream to de-puff the eyes.
HAIR: Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner and for dressier occasions, she’ll use Phyto root volumizer before she blows out her hair with a flat brush and blow-dryer.
MAKEUP: For everyday: Bare Minerals powder foundation, Bare Minerals bronzer and concealer, Estee Lauder More than Mascara and M.A.C lip glass. Occasionally she uses Laura Mercier eyeshdaows.
Esther Chang’s Hair inspiration
HAIR ROUTINE As V.P., Motion Pictures Department at William Morris Agency, Esther Chang leads a very busy and very efficient life. Her morning beauty routine starts with a shower after the gym and she reads a script while blow-drying her hair.
HAIR INSPIRATION Her client, Keri Russell. “It’s unique and always looks gorgeous no matter what she does with it,” says Chang. “I’m not sure how it would look on me, but it’s stunning on her!”
Esther Chang’s Makeup Inspiration
MAKEUP ROUTINE For work, she has a pretty simple makeup regimen, which she puts on while she makes coffee and eggs for breakfast. When she can fit it in, she loves to get facials every six weeks at Ona Spa and her nails done at Bella Care, both in Los Angeles.
MAKEUP INSPIRATION “Yunjin Kim’s makeup always looks natural but sexy,” Chang says. “I think Asian makeup is really difficult to do because we have such subtle features, but Yunjin constantly changes it up depending on her events and it still looks true to her very pretty face.”
Esther Chang’s Beauty Must-Haves
HER MUST-HAVE PRODUCT “I can’t live without my T3 tourmaline dryer!” SKINCARE: “I’m in the office 10 hours a day, so I try to be outdoors as much as possible on the weekend,” so she loads up on SPF, including Peter Thomas Roth sunblock, which she says doesn’t sting if it gets in the eyes. She also uses Shiseido blotting sheets and spritzes herself with Evian face spray to feel energized.
HAIR: Kiehl’s heat-protective straightening cream (“It makes my hair really soft and less frizzy-I’ve turned my friends onto it, regardless of their hair type”) and Bumble amp Bumble Tonic shampoo and Alojoba conditioner.
MAKEUP: Cle de Peau foundation, Shiseido bronzing blush, Cle de Peau eyeshadow, Shiseido mascara and on nails she likes Essie polish in Mademoiselle. For a night out she loves red lipstick (Cle de Peau or Chanel).
BUY ONLINE NOW T3 Hairdryer, $200; at drugstore.com.
Essie polish in Mademoiselle, $8; at essie.com.
Shiseido Mascara, $22; at nordstrom.com.
Bumble amp Bumble Tonic Shampoo, $24; at fredsegalbeauty.com.
Peter Thomas Roth sunblock, $26; at sephora.com.