HauteLook Lounge featured chic, custom décor by interior designer and Haus interior owner Nina Freudenberger, furniture courtesy of Desiron and wallpaper courtesy of Hinson.
Photos courtesy of bespoken4.org
I was looking forward to visiting the HauteLook Lounge again, a temporary escape from the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week tents and off-site shows, if not to check my email then to get my makeup touched up, get a drink and pick up some goodies. I'm glad I took the time to meet with HauteLook's partners and find put more about their products. Thursday, February 18th was the first day HauteLook opened up, at the Bryant Park Hotel.
I am most excited about trying out my airbrush system, compliments of Luminess Air. I had never gotten my makeup airbrushed on before and decided to give it a try. I expected it to feel like a heavy coating, but it felt light and natural, like my own foundation. It went on like a fine mist, with less effort than applying foundation with your fingers or brush. I loved how quick and easy it was, and how evenly it went on - absolutely flawless. Not only can you airbrush foundation, but you can also airbrush on blush, bronzer for a soft glow and a little shimmer as a highlighter.
Not only did Kristen, makeup artist for Luminess Air, do a fantastic job of airbrushing my makeup, she was also very helpful in teaching me how to airbrush the foundation on myself. I was told I was the first person that day to brave trying it out on my own. I held the stylus correctly on my second try, in which you hold it like you are holding a pen. Then you place your index finger on the throttle button and gently push back and spray in a circular motion. I can't wait to try my air system out at home! To be honest I haven't been applying foundation on a regular basis because I am always running out of my house in the morning, but what's an extra minute with a quick spray here and there? Stephanie was also very helpful in explaining the Luminess Air system to me - Thank you! I'll definitely let you know how I do with using it on my own!
Also at the lounge was Exhale Spa, who I am familiar with through Spa Week but have never been to before. I didn't have time for a facial at the lounge so I can't wait to try out their 60 minute True Facial at their spa. Exhale Spa gave away complimentary GRN Blue Chamomile Facial Cleanser and GRN Bearberry+ White Tea Mask. Actifirm has partnered with Exhale Spa, gifting lounge guests with an Actifirm Discovery Kit, including an antioxidant cleanser, renovation serum, actimoist booster, and 10% z-peel.
- Kim Weling