When we happened upon this Van Cleef & Arpels sales associate in Union Square, we were blown away by her minimal look and flawless skin. Ashley Shepard had us convinced that she was wearing virtually no makeup -- but it turns out this lady just knows the secret to natural application.
She gets her dewy look by applying Revlon ColorStay Foundation, but there's a caveat: "I use the Real Techniques Buffing Brush for my foundation because the foundation is a thicker substance, which I like when it's humid because it'll stay, but it can look like I have a full face of makeup on." To combat that, Shepard puts "a little water on [her] brush to thin it out a bit." She insists that it gives the same full-coverage but still looks smooth and natural.
In terms of her silky hair, Ashely uses macadamia nut healing oil spray, but this product comes with a warning: "You have to be careful not to use too much of it or your hair will look really oily." It looks like she's got it down to a science.
Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Spray
$29, <a href="http://www.birchbox.com/shop/index.php/catalog/product/view/id/4594/s/macadamia-oil-healing-oil-spray/?gclid=CLnRprXJubcCFcGe4AodYxwAKw" target="_blank">Birchbox.com</a>
SK-II Whitening Source DermRevival Mask
$144, <a href="http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_SPM5932414701P?ci_src=184425893&ci_sku=SPM5932414701&sid=IDx20130125xMPBEAx004" target="_blank">Sears.com</a>
Redken All Soft Shampoo
$28, <a href="http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=205382&catid=183477&aid=338666&aparam=goobase_filler&device=c&network=g&matchtype=" target="_blank">Drugstore.com</a>
Revlon ColorStay Foundation
$10, <a href="http://www.drugstore.com/revlon-colorstay-for-combooily-skin-makeup-with-spf-6-natural-tan-330/qxp149245?catid=183551" target="_blank">Drugstore.com</a>
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
$20, <a href="http://www.shuuemura-usa.com/product/EYELASH-CURLER,default,pd.html" target="_blank">Shuuemura-usa.com</a>
$20, <a href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nars-blush/3495581?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_ite=nars_blush:151427_2&cm_pla=makeup:women:cheek&cm_ven=Google_Product_Ads&mr:referralID=51d6931e-c7d2-11e2-9389-001b2166c62d" target="_blank">Nordstrom.com</a>
Health Benefits of Macadamia Nuts
Macadamia nuts taste decadently rich, but they contain more heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) than any other nut.
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