Celebrity makeup artist, Kristofer Buckle, is known for his intuitive ability to create flawless complexions for those on-camera and on-stage.  His editorial work has graced the covers and pages of countless publications (Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Allure to list a few), and his A-list clients, Mariah CareyChristina Aguilera, Kelly Ripa, Jessica Chastain, and Blake Lively, all attest to his immense talents.  We recently fell in love with Kristofer Buckle’s Triplicity Perfecting Foundation Stick.  The three-in-one foundation glides effortlessly onto the skin, priming the complexion, blurring imperfections, and providing luxe, buildable coverage.  Available in a range of eight shades, Triplicity’s priming core helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores, while the creamy foundation provides seamless coverage with a natural matte finish. Kristofer Buckle’s cruelty-free and paraben-free formulas are developed to work on all skin types.

Kristofer Buckle is offering twenty lucky Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to SWAG their color selection of Triplicity Perfecting Foundation Stick (retail $44) simply by following him on Instagram (or liking him on Facebook if you must) and entering  here. This SWAG Alert is open to Subscribers 18 years or older with a valid US mailing address only (no PO Boxes, please).  Delivery is anticipated within 3-4 weeks from notification.

SWAG ALERT: TRIPLICITY PERFECTING FOUNDATION STICK!


WWD announced the winners of its Beauty Inc Awards for Makeup, Fragrance, Skin and Hair-Care Products of The Year.  While there were some surprise winners (yes, KKW Fragrance took top Prestige Fragrance), the competition was rather fierce.  For Prestige Makeup, Shiseido took top prize with its revamped color cosmetics line, Beauty Bio’s prosumer micro-needling tool, GloPro, was awarded best Prestige Skin Care, and the Prestige Hair Care honor went to Hair Rituel by Sisley Paris.

For Mass Makeup, Maybelline New York TattooStudio got a gold star for its sculpting and defining products inspired by the microblading trend.  Skin Care’s top award went to Johnson & Johnson’s youth-driven new-to-market C&C by Clean & Clear line, as Hair went to TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist for its environmentally-friendly, flexible hold spray which has none of the “crunchiness” of traditional hairsprays.

The Newcomer Of The Year Award was given to Billie, the subversive, subscription shave and body care company designed for Millennial women, while Influencer of the Year was awarded to the inclusive YouTuber, Jackie AinaTatcha’s Vicky Tsai was given The Founder’s Award and Beautycounter won the Corporate Social Responsibility Award and the Transformational Deal of The Year Award was bestowed to L’Oréal for its acquisition of ModiFace, merging beauty with technology.

WWD BEAUTY INC. AWARDS


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With popular TV shows such as “Botched,” “Dr. 90210,” “Nip/Tuck,” and “The Swan,” plastic surgeons are seen as the perfect specimen, combining looks, wealth, power, and a fabulously curated lifestyle. Is there ever more to the story?  Dr. Stanley Poulos, a San Francisco Bay-area board certified plastic surgeon, gets real on secrets many plastic surgeons prefer to keep under wraps.

Sometimes you will have more than just “a little discomfort” managed with some light dosage of pain medication.

Everyone has a different pain threshold and post-op bruising and swelling vary so certain procedures will take longer to recover from. Abdominoplasty, body lifts, and combination surgeries like “mommy makeover” are just a few examples of procedures where recovery may be extended.

 Many people who have had procedures can think of a time a few days post op where they wanted to curse their surgeon or ask “why in the world did I do this?”  Just because it’s an elective aesthetic surgery doesn’t make it any less of an operation. Dr. Poulos explains that there are two very important things you want clarity on: the actual level of pain and duration of recovery time. Recovery time to return to ranching or running marathons may be a lot different than being able to drive or get out.  He advises speaking to a few friends or references who had the same procedure. Just remember, like childbirth, as time goes by the experience may seem easier than it was. 

“You need to know so you can make necessary arrangements with work and childcare or elder care if need be. Some procedures can take at least a week or two before resuming normal activity so the more realistic the expectations the better,” adds Poulos.

There may be more than just “minimal scarring.”

“Scarring has nothing to do with the surgeon’s skill and everything to do with the patient’s genetics,” clarifies Dr. Poulos. He goes on to explain that a highly skilled plastic surgeon can do the same exact procedure with closure on two different people. One will have minimal scarring while the other will not.” People with darker complexions should consider this before deciding to do a procedure and certainly consult with your doctor’s team who can recommend remedies that help with scarring.  Read more of this story »

THINGS YOUR COSMETIC SURGEON WON’T NECESSARILY ADMIT!