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Vanity Fair

By Kristen Schott

Styling by Charlotte Safavi Photography by Greg Powers | Shot on location at 1221 Van

04.30.18

Mirror, mirror on the wall, what local beauty products have it all? Here are DC magazine’s picks for your next glam encounter.

Primping before an evening out is a sumptuous act. Perhaps Billie Holiday will warble from a stereo while you dab blush on your cheeks. A glass of something (we like the splash of a G&T) will be sipped between brushes of polish on your tips and toes. You’ll try a lipstick, maybe two; choose your fragrance (will it be the floral or the woodsy?) and spritz. Then, the final look. We’ve captured this moment in a model unit at the hip new 1221 Van apartment community in the Ballpark District (rent for penthouse $10,050 per month). The chevron wallpaper and quartz counter—from interior designer P[Four] and architect Cecconi Simone, respectively—offer a posh place to prep for a night on the town. Our current get-glam musts include Arielle Shoshana, a scent haven carrying her eponymous label and rare perfumes; Lune+Aster and M-61 Powerful Skincare, Georgetown-based Bluemercury’s proprietary beauties; skin saviors from Raaw by Trice and ayuna, which charm us at Take Care; TOMA Skin Therapies, a naturally driven notable; makeup from the U.K.’s Rouge Bunny Rouge, now found at GoodWood; and Nadalina Cosmetics, with its water-permeable polishes. And all that will help make that final glimpse one to last.

Each from left:
1. What I Did on My Holidays, 1.7 fl. oz. for $90, by 4160 Tuesdays; Arielle Shoshana Eau de Parfum, 3.4 fl. oz. for $125; and L’Eau, $1.7 fl. oz. for $135, by Tauer Perfumes; all at Arielle Shoshana Scented Luxuries, Fairfax, Va., arielleshoshana.com.
2. 5-Minute Rescue sheet mask: Hydrate, $8, by Lune+Aster and Hydraboost face oil, $64, by M-61 Powerful Skincare, both at Bluemercury stores, bluemercury.com.
3. Balm, $130, by ayuna and Laminaria eye crème, $80, by Raaw by Trice, both at Take Care, Northwest, takecareshopdc.com.
4. Bath bomb, $4 each, by TOMA Skin Therapies at The Still Point Spa, Takoma Park, Md., tomaskintherapies.com
5. Cheeks in Bloom blush wand in Rubens, $31, and Witchery Modeling mascara in No. 46, $30, both by Rouge Bunny Rouge at GoodWood, Northwest, goodwooddc.‌com.
6. Fifi and O’Maroon nail polish, $15 each, nadalinacosmetics.‌com