Sex and the City: The Beauty Edition
By Danielle Schlass Saliman
May 30, 2008
If you’re like me, you’ve spent more than 4 years waiting for a glimpse of your four favorite ladies back in action, and today you finally found out where the world took our favorite city girls, Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda with Sex and the City: The Movie. And while we’ve seen Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon in various movies or shows while anxiously waiting for them to buddy up again, they all seem to return together on the big screen looking like a day hasn’t passed—in other words, they look damn good. More than the ins and outs of their love lives, I was way more interested in how they stay so beautiful.
Sarah Jessica Parker: Carrie Bradshaw favored NARS, you could spot the classic black rubber packaging on her vanity in her bathroom in countless episodes. She applied NARS Lip Lacquer throughout the show’s six seasons, but while she always looks flawless with a natural glow and seamless makeup, Sarah Jessica is a bit harder to pin down when it comes to her must-have brands. Insiders told the New York Post that she had been known to have Boots products flown in from England before they were readily available at Target on this side of the Atlantic. The unconventional beauty is also a huge fan of Global Goddess Beauty —she loves their bronzer, mascara and liquid eyeliner and has called the line beautiful.
And though SJP may not be typing away at the computer like her writer alter-ego Carrie, she still manages to keep her hands looking and feeling in tip-top condition. She helped famed-manicurist Deborah Lippmann to create a nail polish to suit her liking—the Sarah Smile from Lippmann Collection and it really is the perfect pink polish – and one of their most popular shades. She has also been known to keep her hands soft and hydrated with Barielle’s Professional Protective Hand Cream.
Cynthia Nixon: She may play a high-powered laywer who’s wound a little tight, but when it comes to her skin care, the fair-skinned beauty relies on a more relaxed holistic regimen with Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products, specifically with their Everyday Mattersa daily skin care kit that includes a detailed 3-step cleansing protocol utilizing the Lavender Bath, Cleansing Cream, either Facial Toner (included in the “normal skin” set) or Clarifying Toner (included in the “oily skin” set), and a certified Biodynamic Egyptian cotton compress.
A fan of NARS as well, Cynthia has been known to whip out the Dolce Vita lip gloss, as well as the movie appropriate, The Multiple-Orgasm. Whether her hair is blonde, red, shorter or longer, Cynthia’s stylist keeps it in line, with shine, volume and hold usingBeing Sexy hairspray, one of Rusk’s newest products.
Kim Cattrall: While she keeps her sexy skin healthy with MURAD products like Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 30, celebrity make up artist Nick Barose applies Styli-Style L3 Lipstain to get her pout looking perfect. She gets her eyes smooth and line-free with SkinMedica TNS Illuminating Eye Cream, and she plumps up her pucker with the TNS LipPlump System, according to her on set makeup artist, Kyra Panchenko, who used the products all through the filming of the movie. Kim’s hair stylist makes sure her tresses are flowing and smooth with FHI Heat flat irons.
Kristin Davis: Though she’ll say she isn’t too much like her traditional-minded character, Charlotte, Kristin’s clean-cut beauty is undeniable, and her secret to youthful, fresh looking skin? Israel’s Dead Sea via AHAVA. She’s a fan of their Cleansing Milk,Mineral Eye Cream, Purifying Mud Mask and Age-Defying All Day Moisture SPF 15, and the minerals, salts, and botanicals from the infamous waters help her maintain her signature healthy glow.
And her makeup is pretty flawless thanks to the Beautyblender sponge she’s been know to use—its elliptical shape makes application foolproof by allowing you to access hard-to-reach areas with ease. She gets her nails looking polished with NARS Bohemia and gets a natural glow with their Bronzing Powder in Casino.
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