Photographer’s agent, Chanel ambassador, and longtime girlfriend of Terry Richardson, Jen Brill has remained a fixture on the NYC art and fashion scene for quite some time, thanks to her business-savvy creative eye and effortlessly cool style. In short, the girl gets it, and it’s that je ne sais quoi that has girls everywhere enthralled with just about everything she does. If you’re one of those girls, you’re in for a treat over at Into the Gloss, an insider’s beauty blog started by former Teen Vogue intern Emily Weiss. In the latest feature, Brill breaks down her mainstay beauty products and detailed makeup tricks, including her serious mascara routine: “At night I’ll do the bottom lashes too and make crazy spider legs. It takes me at least 10 minutes every day to put on my mascara. Ten minutes, literally—I paint each lash. I’d never do lash extensions though, too fussy,” she tells ITG.
In addition to the loads of Chanel products she endorses, she’s also a big fan of drugstore cleanser Cetaphil (works wonders, people), MAC Ruby Roo lipstick, and haircare products from René Furterer. She’s also a fan of nail art (oh, now you’re interested, huh?!) and recommends Spazio and Valley in New York, and CT Nails in LA, where they apparently do the best airbrushing in the world. Sweet!
Nail art is tacky, gaudy, and absolutely fabulous. Even if you’re not one of Gaga’s little monsters, it’s a really fun way to add some sass to your otherwise boring claws. Hate it or love it, the craze is still going strong, with everyone from celebrities to trendsetters running to their nearest salon to get bedazzled or Minx-ed up. But not all salons offer this service, leaving you to buy those half-assed DIY versions from the drugstore which almost always turn out sloppy. Whether you’re a skeptic looking to test the trend or a fan in dire need of some new spirit fingers, here are a few salons from NYC to LDN that get the seal of approval.
New York Valley 198 Elizabeth St New York, NY 10012 Mon-Sat 12pm-7:30pm; Sun 12pm-6pm
Jin Soon 56 E 4th St New York, NY 10003 Mon-Sat 11am-8pm; Sun 11am-7pm
Primp and Polish 189 Grand St Brooklyn, NY 11211 Mon-Thu, Sun 10am-8pm; Fri-Sat 10am-9pm
Hello Beautiful Salon 218 Bedford Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211 Mon-Sun 12pm-7pm
Los Angeles Peter Ishkhans at Joseph Martin Salon 275 N Canon Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Mon-Thu, Sun 10am-8pm; Fri-Sat 10am-9pm
Extremedys 2010 8001 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90046 Mon 10am-6pm; Tue-Fri 10am-8pm; Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
London WAH Nails Topshop Basement 214 Oxford St London W1D 1LA Mon-Sat 9am-8pm; Sun 11:30am-6pm