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What’s In My Bathroom Cabinet: Meredith Kahn Made Her Think

Beauty // Tools and Tips // Uncategorized 

She’s behind some of the coolest accessories in downtown New York, giving spikes, studs and chained jewelry a sophisticated twist. Here’s designer Meredith Kahn tells us what beauty products she favors, and why.

Cleanser: Cetaphil would be God’s gift if she appeared with one. I have been using since I was 12.
Toner: Don’t use one, am I supposed to?

Moisturizer: I use a tinted SPF from Laura Mercier. Nude in the winter and Sand in the summer when I have a bit more color. I break out very easily but this product so far has been on my side.

Eye cream: Kiehl’s Cream Eye Treatment with Avocado

Face exfoliant:
Once a week, I take a small washcloth, soak it with very hot water and scrub my face. Peaches and cream! I have two kids so my dream is to have my cheeks as smooth as theirs.

Body lotion: In the winter months only, Kiehl’s Deluxe Hand & Body Lotion in Coriander. The smell is a dream and it’s not greasy at all.

Toothpaste: I sort of alternate between Colgate, Toms and Sensodyne! I also use a product called MI Paste, which is meant to protect my teeth.

Foundation: I just really use my tinted moisturizer. I like a natural look with some natural glow.

Powder: I was told that after a certain age, powder makes you look older. I want a fresh and youthful look and I feel that natural oils are part of that. We are made of mostly liquid so I liquify!

Mascara: Sephora Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara in brown. A friend of mine turned me onto wearing brown for daytime. It really softened up my face! I wear black in the evening when I’m more formal.

Eyeshadow: I’ve tried, but I’ve never been successful.

Lipstick: I’m obsessed with all Laura Mercier lip products. I’ve been wearing Daffodil all summer for a fresh soft pink lip. It has a nice brightness to it without being over the top. For a business meeting or a fun weekend look, I love Topshop’s Rio Rio. I love a bold bright coral lip in contrast to my dark brown hair.

Lip balm: Chapstick classic, Maybelline Baby Lips and Laura Mercier Lip Balm SPF15, and Fresh’s Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15

Fragrance: Body and Soul from Arizona makes the most perfect Eygptian Musk Oil [CAN’T FIND THIS] that I’ve been wearing since I was 12. That goes on every day and gets layered with one of the following: Comme des Garçons Vettiveru, Le Labo Santal, Chloe, Comme des Garçons Champaca Prada Infusion de Tubereuse.

-- Fiona Byrne

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