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by Halley Sanford October 23, 2021 2 min read

The name of the game in Adirondacks was effortless elegance, leisure in luxury, and – as always – our longtime stylist extraordinaire, Lisa Martensen, absolutely nailed it. Here are her tips and tricks for capturing that Adirondacks aesthetic:

HAIR

“Sometimes it’s more about the hair than the makeup, this may be one of those looks,” Lisa laughed. “I call this a ‘mountain wave’, rather than a beach wave. It’s kind of the same concept, but more polished, a little less ‘messy’ and a little more refined. I create it by using a big curling iron, 1.5-inch is best, and rather than curling it, I twist it and wrap it around the barrel. And I don’t curl the ends, just that middle section of the hair, and that’s essentially for texture. I also do just a little backcombing right at the roots for volume. As for products, as I’m curling I use my go-to Matrix Total Results Mega Sleek to defrizz, and then set it with Furterer Vegetal Finishing Spray.”

FACE

“Well, for starters, the same thing I preach every single time: SUNSCREEN. But especially today, because it’s going to be a scorcher! Nutrogena UltraSheer is a great rec and it won’t break the bank. Other than that, just a little bit of Clé de Peau concealer to smooth out any unevenness. I’m not doing ANY base or foundation, which is very important. I want them to look fresh-faced, I want Lozzie’s freckles to show.”

BROW

“Furry and blurry! I want them soft, but full, with no hard edge, so I use shadow rather than any kind of liner or gel. A Brooke Shields vibe, kind of ‘American fresh’.”

EYE

“I’m not really using a shadow, not in a traditional sense anyway. I’m taking a very fine brush and applying Urban Decay “Dark Horse” only along upper and lower lash line. Just lightly brush it around the waterline; you don’t want it to look like a shadow or like a liner. Softer. And of course, no mascara.”

CHEEK

“Again, I’m layering two shades to get to the look I want. First layer is pink, second layer is rust, right on the apple of the cheek. It’s almost a Marie Antoinette look for a second, before we blend. I recommend doing this with a cream blush, because it allows the colors to layer and blend better than a powder. I used RMS’s cream blush in Demure and Spell.”

LIP

“I chose kind of a dusty rose hue from my Viseart lip palette, one that would complement the shade on the cheeks. Treat it pretty much like a stain. Apply it to the center, let it soften out toward the edges.”

OUR TIP FOR YOUR TIPS:

We “polished” off the Adirondacks look with OPI’s “This isn’t Greenland” nail color. (And yes, in case you’re wondering, the models have to paint their own nails.)


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