Emily Dougherty is the Beauty Director at Elle, a post she’s held since 2003; she’s had a long and illustrious beauty career in the glossies, dating back to 1995. We’re excited that she agreed to share her favorites with us, and think you’ll agree that her picks are very unique.
Without further ado, we present Emily’s current favorite beauty obsessions:
Lime Crime Lipstick in Retrofuturist: Makeup artists used to layer red pigment powder on top of regular red lipstick to create a crimson this bright. For such an intense pigment-heavy shade, its surprisingly moisturizing and looks great on everyone (apply as a stain if you’re shy).
DJV Beautenizer Fiberwig LX Mascara: I’ve had people ask me who did my lash extensions when all I’ve been wearing is a few coats of Fiberwig 3D. The brush and the formula have been tweaked, and it’s now known as D.J.V. Beautenizer Fiberwig LX, perhaps the most gloriously awesome name in the history of mascara.
Aromatherapy Associates Miniature Bath and Shower Oil Collection: A travel first-aid kit for your spirit, this powerful little chemistry set offers a potent oil for every mood. I keep big bottles at home of ones that I go through the most (Deep Relax and Support Equilibrium) and refill the tiny guys before each trip.
Kanebo Sensai Triple Touch Compact Concealer: Another travel essential packs a wrinkle-erasing, pore-minimizing primer, a creamy concealer and sheer powder all into one little compact.
Guerlain Terracotta Khol Kajal Intense Indian Kohl: This little black bullet can go on as a tight line along the lashes or inner rims, or I blend it out for a smokey, smudgy hot-summer-night effect.