Greasy Is Good


Much like Emily's recent revelation, isn't it better to look well-moisturized (...shiny), especially when the heat makes it so very hard not to look that way? Lisa Marie Fernandez says it best, “I love a ‘dry’ look on a shoot but I’m a beach girl—I don’t mind being a little greasy.” A few suggestions on how to get there:

  • Sophia Amoruso slicks on Neutrogena Body Oil for an intentional greasy glow.

  • "I’ll use Nars Body Glow Oil which gives the body a nice sheen…sometimes I’ll add a few drops of that Laguna Body Illuminator to it, especially to my legs if I’m going out.” says Francelle Daly. “I always want a sheen for my body, a baby oil or Kiehl’s Crème de Corps, and I also find that keeping the body moisturized holds the self-tan for longer.”

  • Emily seconded the Nars suggestion: “I brought Nars' very intense-looking Body Glow oil with me on vacation to see what that was about and am now obsessed—do not be discouraged by all the glitter in the bottle. Just rub a little bit between your palms and over any exposed body part (legs, arms, collarbones) and watch what happens. You glow—glow like Gisele—and it doesn’t look like you have anything on.”

  • Amy Kothari loves Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow in Cement. “It looks like grease on your eyes. I love eye gloss, but it’s not practical. This shadow looks just like eye gloss.” Debi Mazar uses a Stéphane Marais palette for a “greasy lid' every now and again—sold out, unfortunately, but the spirit's there...

Olive oil, avocado oil, and/or coconut oil come up in almost every interview, too. But you know what'll probably look just as good? A bit of natural sheen brought out by a humid subway platform—sweat. And you get that for free.

Rose Smith (The Society) in Butter Elixir photographed by Tom Newton.