Written By CHRISTINE WHITNEY
The less-than-glamorous truth? An editor racing between shows during New York Fashion Week can rarely make time for lunch, much less a manicure. But should you find yourself with an hour or so to spare before Marc Jacobs or Proenza, The Violet Files has asked New York-based makeup artist Daniel Martin (he’s a favorite of Julianne Moore and Jessica Alba, to name a few) for suggestions on beauty pit stops in the city that never sleeps—especially during show season.
I love this woman, and my celeb clients adore her! I refer a lot of them to her because she really respects and understands the skin. 3 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021; (212) 396-2505
A tranquil spot in the East Village for a relaxing and very thorough mani-pedi—a gem without all the fuss! 56 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003; (212) 473-2047
I love to support my friends [like The Line owner Vanessa Traina] whenever possible, and this is my favorite store for finding especially unique gifts and getting inspired. 76 Greene Street, New York, NY 10012; (646) 678-4908
I have no idea how to say its name (I call it 35mm), but this second-floor gem in Chinatown is where I pick up replenishments of Japanese and Korean beauty essentials for my kit when I don’t make it to Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. I get my K-Palette 24H perfect long-lasting eyeliners, Sana Pore Putty face powder, and Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Lip Balm (which I actually use for cheeks as well). The saturated balms adds beautiful color and glow on cold winter skin. 81 Mott Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013; (718) 496-8163
My good friend Jessica Richards has meticulously curated a great selection of makeup and organic skincare in her Brooklyn shop. I spend hours here when I can. 315 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231; (718) 576-2679
My friend and client Olivia Palermo turned me on to this place. They do beautiful, creative arrangements in interesting sizes. 255 Murray Street, New York, NY 10282; (212) 832-8094