September 28, 2020 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Experiencing Night Life, New Lover & Sexual Healing In The Span Of An Hour:

Once every six months, (summer and fall) my friend Sarah and I venture to Barney’s in Beverly Hills to work with the top New York runway makeup artists from Nars Cosmetics.

Dalbert, the sweet counter manager in Barney’s calls us and sets it up.

It’s always the debut of their fall or spring line, and they go all out to promote it.

When we walk out of Barney’s we usually have a huge bag of what we bought and almost the same amount of promotional items. Dalbert always takes care of us.

We start off in the morning with breakfast or brunch at Barney’s Greengrass, with Sarah having a split of Chandon and me, a Grey Goose Citron Martini – up, very chilled with two olives and a twist of lemon.

Last time we were there, it was celebrity heaven (or hell, depending upon how you see it). Joan and Melissa Rivers and her baby; Raquel Welch, still looking amazing (I wonder who helps her maintain her youthful beauty?), and other vaguely familiar Hollywood types.

I once ran into Billy Crystal, and thought I went to high school with him, so I asked him. A little embarrassing, but still pretty fun.

Once satiated, we head on down to the first floor and land at the Nars counter, where Dalbert gives us a great big hug, and introduced us to his make-up artist associates.

We dig in with James Boehmer, Director of Global Artistry for Nars, aka really, really good make-up artist.

We first started with a cleanser, followed by a toner, followed by a brightener, followed by a light moisturizer, followed by eye cream, followed by a tinted moisturizer, followed by a foundation, followed by blush, followed by powder. Whew!

With all that stuff on my face, I started to get a hot flash. But I looked good! I was informed that I now had a wonderful clean slate to start to create my summer look.

To start? OMG.

We moved on to the color part of the lesson, starting with the eyes. We tried “Bombshell,” “Party Monster,” “High Society,” “D Gorgeous,” “Night Life,” “Pearl Beach,” and others.

I chose a dual shadow called “Kuala Lumpur.” Safe name.

Moving on to the lips: we tried on a variety of colors and textures, including “New Lover,” “Manhunt,” “Sexual Healing,” “Easy Lover,” “Misbehave,” “Pillow Talk,” “Scandal,” “Striptease,” “Triple X,” and others.

I am going to apply for a job as a lipstick-namer. What a hoot! And the colors are awesome. I chose “New Lover.”

Blush was last. I had a choice of “Seduction,” “Orgasm,” “Desire,” or “Deep Throat.” Deep Throat? Really? Yes really – the color was gorgeous. My first choice. I’d rather have a Deep Throat blush than anything else in that “category.”

Before I left, I had to get a few favorites from the Orgasm Collection. Must-haves for me are the Orgasm blush, Orgasm lip gloss, and the Orgasm Illuminator. They say it gives you that “afterglow” we all naturally seek. Sounds good to me!

My makeover cost me close to $300 (okay – a little bit more) for all the products that I chose, but walking out, I looked 10 years younger!

Well worth the experience. And it’s only twice a year. Thanks Dalber and James, for making us look and feel beautiful. See you in September!

Barbara Bishop is President of Santa Monica-based BBPR, Inc. For comments, suggestions, email [email protected]

in News
Related Posts

OpEd: The Miramar Project Will Be a New Architectural Jewel

September 27, 2020

September 27, 2020

The Miramar Hotel has been a central part of Santa Monica’s history and an integral part of the community for...

Edify TV: Trident Center Redevelopment

September 25, 2020

September 25, 2020

The Westside’s Trident Center is getting a major overhaul and new name as part of a flurry of development in...

Miramar Project to go Before City Council Tuesday

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

Councilmember Gleam Davis asks City Attorney whether she should rescue self from vote  By Sam Catanzaro  Santa Monica lawmakers will...

SMa.r.t. Column: Needed, A Heart Transplant

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

We have written about adaptive reuse in previous columns and have postulated that with proper incentives, the existing one, two...

Edify TV: Boulders Blocking Westside Encampment

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

City officials recently removed boulders placed on sidewalks by some Westside residents to prevent the formation of a homeless encampment....

Should Council Member Davis Recuse Herself From Voting? Santa Monica Beat – September, 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Should Council Member Davis Recuse Herself From Voting? * Increases In...

SMC to Be Online for Winter and Spring 2021

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

College cites lack of available vaccine  By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica College (SMC) has announced it will be delivering classes...

Edify TV: Al Fresco Program Ending?

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

During a COVID-19 pandemic many restaurants have found aid through the City of Los Angeles’ Al Fresco dining program, but...

Local Breweries Say They Have Been Unfairly Shuttered as County Passes Grant Program

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

$10 million grant program approved by Board of Supervisors  By Sam Catanzaro Will a $10 million grant program be enough...

Santa Monica Loses Vegan Restaurant

September 23, 2020

September 23, 2020

Space housing Santa Monica vegan restaurant Viva Vegan up for lease By Sam Catanzaro A vegan restaurant in Santa Monica...

Risks Posed by Wildfire Smoke

September 22, 2020

September 22, 2020

UCLA pulmonologist on how people can tell if the wildfires are making them sick By Toi Creel Even if you...

Will Los Angeles County See Another Spike in COVID-19 Cases?

September 22, 2020

September 22, 2020

County health officials keeping close eye on data this week By Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles County health officials are monitoring...

Edify TV: Santa Monica Fire Department Fighting Blazes Across State

September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

The Santa Monica Fire Department has been busy helping combat wildfires burning throughout the state. Learn more in this video...

Lawmakers and Residents Take Steps Towards Police Reform

September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

Santa Monica residents will soon have more control of policing after local lawmakers took significant steps to reform the Santa...

2020 Census Due September 30th: Santa Monica Beat – September, 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * 2020 Census Due September 30th * Bobcat Fire Reaches Historical Size...