Photo by Traci Byers
The packaging on this new Crescent Row line of perfumes from Benefit Cosmetics is so beyond fabulous that the perfume—adorably housed in tiny cocktail shakers—is almost an afterthought. Almost. Each tiny row house is furnished to reflect its resident scent: dreamlike and magical for Something about Sofia, an Oriental floral; flirtatious and innocent for Laugh with Me LeeLee, a woody floral; and sinfully sexy for My Place or Yours Gina, a woody Oriental. Pick the match with your bridesmaids and you are good to go—no need to wrap these little beauties. One ounce, $36; available at Sephora.
Truly Waterproof Makeup
If you’re worried about waterworks on your wedding day, consider “permanent” makeup, applied like tattooing, in which color is injected into the skin (which, thankfully, has been numbed), lining eyes and lips and creating the look of fuller, more defined eyebrows. It doesn’t hurt any more than tweezing, looks perfectly natural, and lasts about a year or so before touch-ups are needed. Caveat: eyebrows, in particular, look fairly alarming for the first few days until they calm down, so schedule accordingly. Each area requires two visits, $300 total. Ask for Halina Wawrzyniak—she’s the real deal. Oggi/Adam & Eve Salon, Scarsdale.
Four Fantastic Facials
1. Now that the diamond’s on your finger, put a sparkling fresh glow on your face with the “Diamonds R4 Ever” microdermabrasion treatment (one hour, $150). Instead of pesky crystals to help shed tired skin, Dare To Be Bare’s unique system uses a diamond-tipped exfoliating wand.
Dare To Be Bare
443 White Plains Rd, Eastchester
2. The Hydrolift Facial “hydrates incredibly well,” says Devra Bader. “It contains a soy protein that temporarily tightens and lifts and a tensor concentrate that softens wrinkles and tightens supporting tissues.” $140.
Devra Bader Skin Care and Beauty Spa
38 Garth Rd, Scarsdale
3. Emmary Spa’s new HydraFacial is not only safe for all skin types but has zero downtime, so you can go from so-so to gorgeous in no time flat. Mini treatment, $100; full facial, $175; packages available.
24 S Greeley Ave, Chappaqua
4. Once available only in medical spas, laser therapy now is offered at Oasis Spa. The laser, fans say, stimulates collagen production to firm and tighten the skin and even out skin tone. Radiancy Treatment with signature facial, $225.
50 Livingstone Ave. Dobbs Ferry