Listen Up: These Are the 5 Beauty Secrets of L.A. Women
While everyone seems like they’re walking around with half-brushed hair and no makeup, the truth is that there’s a little bit of work behind the seemingly effortless beauty that has “Los Angeles” written all over it. The skin, the bare legs, the flowing hair are all achievable—here’s how to make it happen.
WORK ON YOUR GLOWING COMPLEXION
The sun is so bright and our look is so casual, why would you want to wear 16 layers of makeup? Instead, put all your attention on chasing after luminous, radiant skin.
The L.A. regimen = 1 weekly mask to get that dewy look + daily, collagen-stimulating moisturizer + daily, transparent SPF
CREATE BEACHY WAVES
Don’t let the naturally tousled look fool you: Her hair has been carefully styled to look like she just kinda woke up like that.
The L.A. regimen = gentle drying + strategic waves + a touch of oil
SUPERSIZE YOUR LIPS
Whether you’re going to the gym baremouthed or making a bold statement at dinner, you’ll want your lips to be moist and puffy. With a lip scrub and plumper, you’re well on your way to Angelina Jolie territory.
The L.A. regimen = a daily exfoliator + matte plumper if you’re feeling fancy
SMOOTH OUT YOUR BODY
We live in a body-conscious town that likes its skin free to feel the Santa Anas. So arms, legs and abs need to be moisturized, soft and—if you’re so inclined—hair-free. And pretty much 24-7, because who knows when a pool party calls?
The L.A. regimen: weekly body scrub + warming oils + laser hair removal
WORK THAT NAIL ART
Everyone enjoys a little creativity at their fingertips, and nail art is a fun way to change up your look. So ask your manicurist for some ombré, metallics or negative-space action on your nails.
The L.A. regimen = weekly at-home cuticle care + 8-free polish + a very helpful corrector pen