Accessories, Beauty, Eco & Organic, Insider's Obsessions, Los Angeles, Makeup, Skincare, Travel — Insider’s Obsessions: Kristie Streicher
We recently caught up with celebrity brow specialist and makeup artist Kristie Streicher, who has an incredibly keen eye for stylish, often eco-friendly finds. In addition to grooming famous brows in New York City, volunteering with her father’s nonprofit organization (Divine Spark) and amassing what Vogue dubbed a “killer vintage wardrobe,” Kristie recently opened the new Kristie Streicher Beauty Bar inside L.A.’s Warren Tricomi salon. Here are her latest obsessions:
ONE. Darac Brow Trio — This is hands-down the best brow pencil on the market. The low-oil formula provides a soft, natural shading-in of the brow for those sparse areas. The color, light or medium, suits all — and the highlighter in the middle of the pencil is the perfect way to conceal stray hairs or just make the brow bone pop.
TWO. Isaac Reina leather goods — Made by “highly trained craftsman in a small atelier in Paris,” Isaac Reina’s extremely high-quality, minimalist leather goods are so luxurious. You can find them in select stores worldwide, such as Project 8 in New York City and Mameg in Beverly Hills.
THREE. Aforé Oil by Kristie Streicher — I created this product, made with Moroccan Argan Oil and a blend of therapeutic essential oils, because I felt there was a need for it in the eyebrow-tweezing process. Over the years, hearing clients say how much they loved it, I began creating them at home in small batches and selling them in amber glass apothecary-style bottles. It softens hair and skin so tweezing is more gentle and less painful, and it’s great under makeup or as a spot treatment if you have a dry patch or peeling skin. Available exclusively at Kristie Streicher Beauty Bar in January 2012.
FOUR. Kanopi House, Jamaica — This place is incredible, such a hidden gem. Located on the Blue Lagoon near Port Antonio, it’s a small, six-house exclusive eco-chic resort with actual tree houses. (Literally … they did not tear down one tree to build this place; in fact, they house the cozy bungalows in them!) The staff is really warm and friendly, offering a ton of excursions. I swam or kayaked in the lagoon every day!
FIVE. The Renault Twizy — How cute is this car? I love how efficient it is, giving the Smart Car a run for its money. A true work of art, the Renault Twizy is also 100 percent electric, 0 percent pollutant, completely silent and can park everywhere!