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The W3LL PEOPLE Holiday Gift Guide

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Thanksgiving has come to a close, and we’ve arrived at the always-busy stretch of time when holiday tunes are turned up, travel plans are made, family meals are planned and– of course– frantic holiday shopping begins! Maybe you’re the type who’s had a friends & family gift list prepared for months now, or maybe you’re the type who waits until a week before presents are opened to quickly add gifts into your online shopping cart, totally unsure of whether or not anything you purchase will be appreciated by friends and family. 

But how great is it to give someone a gift that feels thoughtful and perfectly suited to that person? And how much better does it feel to give friends and family gifts that are genuinely good for them? W3LL PEOPLE products are made of clean, vitamin-rich ingredients that makes giving makeup to loved ones an easy, beautiful choice this holiday season. 

We’ve tapped our three gift-savvy founders to share some of their favorite W3LL PEOPLE products to give to friends and fam during the holiday season. Last minute gift-givers, we’ve got your back. Read on to discover all the best in good-for-you gifts that give your loved ones healthy skin and holiday vibes on high. 

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James’ Holiday Gift Guide

James is W3LL PEOPLE’s wellness visionary, travel lover, and adventure seeker. He’s on the move a lot, as are many of his friends and family, and so he tends to give his loved ones gifts that compliment a lifestyle of adventure and on-the-go attitudes. Here are his top picks:

  1. Nudist Multi-Use Cream Stick – The keyword here: multi-use. I absolutely love this cream stick for its versatility. The colors are so subtle and natural that you can use it on cheeks for a just-pinched flush, on eyes to make them pop just a bit more, and on your lips to give them a boost of life and color. You can essentially blend it anywhere you want a little color or pick-me-up. I love giving this as a gift to all of my friends on the go because it’s so easy to travel with; it’s small and fits in a purse and all you need is your finger to beautifully blend the color in to fix a travel-fatigued complexion. This is a perfect gift for anyone who loves an effortless, “I woke up like this” look, so, yep, that’s everyone on my list. :)
  2.  Bio Booster SerumI consider this an “everything-in-one” facial (like, literally everything) that works extra hard to soothe and hydrate skin during the winter season. This serum also pairs perfectly with our Bio Tint Moisturizer for an extra dose of hydration. I love giving this as a gift to my friends who travel as frequently as I do, because it’s been a lifesaver for me on longer trips! I dab a little on pre-flight and it keeps my skin from drying out on the plane. The Bio Booster serum has an amazing new lavender rose fragrance, and it also includes some skin-loving ingredients like sea buckthorn, algae extract, and broccoli seed oil, which restores damaged, tired skin and delivers major moisture deep below the surface!
  3.  Optimist Lipstick in BRAVEI love gifting this to everyone because I am so proud of the partnership we started with Lipstick Angels (a non-profit that provides in-hospital beauty services for those facing cancer) to create this shade, but I especially love gifting this lipstick to friends who are moved by or involved in philanthropy and non-profit work. The shade has a beautiful coral hue that seems to work on every type of skin tone and it’s such a festive color for the holiday season! It also just won an Allure Best of Beauty award this year, so it’s fun to give someone a gift that has been widely agreed upon to be awesome. This lipstick is also certified non-toxic and certified organic– two bonuses in one.

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Shirley’s Holiday Gift Guide

Our founder Shirley is all about maximizing in a minimal way. She likes a simple look that delivers and lasts, and her favorite W3LL PEOPLE products come in more natural tones that are still striking and work to enhance beauty that’s already there. She loves gifting her friends and family with W3LL PEOPLE products that are her own go-to, beauty shelf staples. Here are her WP favorites:

  1. The Clean Beauty Discovery SetThe Clean Beauty Discovery Set is my favorite way to introduce clean beauty to friends and family who are interested in making the switch to non-toxic products but aren’t sure where to begin! Our Discovery Set includes our Bio Extreme Lip Gloss in a cute peachy pink, our Allure Best of Beauty Award Winning Expressionist Pro Mascara (I consider this the must-have gateway product into W3LL PEOPLE), our Bio Bronzer powder, a Bio Brightener Invisible powder, our Bio Correct Multi-Action Concealer, and our Bio Tint Multi-Action Moisturizer with SPF. In other words, it’s our collection of WP clean beauty heroes, and the products that see most of my friends tossing their traditional makeup and making the switch to clean beauty for good.

  2. Expressionist Volumizing MascaraMost women consider mascara their “desert island product”. I feel the same! Our Expressionist Volumizing mascara is hyper-pigmented, bold, and makes for some beautiful, feathery lashes that are perfect for the holidays.The Expressionist Volumizing mascara is perfect for anyone who wants to amp up the volume on their lashes for a little bit of drama. It’s made of the same award-winning formula as our Expressionist Pro Mascara, but with the plant-based bulking power of cellulose dialed up a few notches for extra voluminous lashes. I love gifting this mascara to friends because once they try it and discover how clean it is and how well it wears, they get so excited to try other non-toxic, good-for-you products from our collection. This is a perfect gift for friends because so many women who don’t wear makeup will still put on a quick swipe of mascara, and this one is made from only the cleanest, highest quality ingredients!

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Renee’s Holiday Gift Guide

Rounding out our trio of founders is Renee, who likes to give holiday gifts to friends and family that are in step with the season. She looks to W3LL PEOPLE products that have some flare to add to the holidays, and likes to gift presents that her friends can rely on throughout the entire holiday season and beyond. Here are Renee’s go-to W3LL PEOPLE gifts:

  1. The Holiday Season Survival Set The name of this set alone is enough to want to gift this to all of my busy family and friends during the holiday season, but I love this set because of how hard it works to bring hydration and protection to my skin during chillier months! For the same reasons James mentions, hydration is a must during the holidays and travel-heavy months, and our Bio Booster oil brings amazing moisture and brightness to my complexion after a long day. The set also includes our Bio Correct Multi-Action concealer, which effectively covers dark circles after maybe a *little too much wine* at the family gathering the night before. Rounding out the set is my favorite product of them all, our Optimist lipstick in the shade Retrograde. This is such a fun, easy gift to give all of my girlfriends because it’s the perfect holiday red. It’s great for a holiday party or just going out to dinner with family and friends. I’ve always particularly loved this color because it doubles as a perfect blush and really nails that naturally flushed look.
  2. Bio Brightener in Golden GlowThis is the newest shade to join the Bio Brightener stick family, and I am obsessed! It provides the perfect amount of added shimmer which I apply to my cheekbones and bridge of my nose to complete that glowy look I love for the holidays. This is a fun gift to give someone who is new to using highlighters because you can apply it in an easily controlled way (unlike liquid highlighters) and it can be applied for a really light, translucent look or you can build on it to create a more dramatic evening look.
  3. Bio Bronzer PowderEven though our Bio Bronzer is in loose powder form, it has the most silken, creamy feel that goes on effortlessly. The color is such a classic bronze that it compliments every type of skin tone, so I always feel confident giving it as a gift to friends during the holidays! It’s made from clean ingredients like pearl powder and aloe, so it feels even better to give friends and family knowing that it’s makeup that looks good and does good for your skin. It’s my go-to product for completing a look and adding that final kick before walking out the door with heels on! 

 

Happy holidays from all of us at W3LL PEOPLE to you and yours! We hope this guide inspires you as you shop this season and bring joy to the ones you love. 

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Broccoli Seed Oil: Your Next Beauty Shelf Staple

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As pioneers of the clean beauty world, our team at W3LL PEOPLE always gets excited when a non-toxic makeup ingredient comes along and totally knocks its non-clean counterpart out of scene. One such star is broccoli seed oil. It’s our hero ingredient in our beloved Bio Booster serum, and it’s the perfect replacement for Dimethecone– one of the most widely used ingredients in cosmetics. 


Ummm, What’s Dimethicone? 

Perhaps you haven’t heard of Dimethicone, but we can pretty much guarantee you’ve probably used a product that contains it. If you haven’t used it, big ups to you; you’re a clean beauty pioneer just like us ;). But a little background on Dimethicone: it’s a silicone-based fluid that works as an anti-foaming agent and, like other silicone-based products, it spreads easily, gives off a smooth finish, and from a product standpoint can help fill in fine lines and wrinkles. While Dimethicone isn’t outright toxic or harmful to the skin (the FDA has approved Dimethicone as safe in over the counter products and cosmetics) it’s silicone base can be drying on skin over time, and its coating properties form a thick barrier on the surface of the skin, trapping dirt, makeup, and bacteria under its surface. It also makes natural processes like sweating or sloughing off dead skin cells more difficult for your skin to perform. To top it off, Dimethicone is a non-biodegradable substance, meaning it’s not doing any good for our planet, either!

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Bring on the Broccoli Seed Oil

Enter broccoli seed oil. Broccoli seed oil is extracted from–you guessed it–broccoli. It’s packed with a slew of vitamins and antioxidants responsible for hydrated, balanced skin. Broccoli seed oil is also rich in Vitamin A, one of they key ingredients in retinol products, which are known for their ability to repair damaged and wrinkled skin. But while chemically-derived vitamin A can be irritating for the skin, broccoli seed oil nourishes and promotes skin cell turnover for a glowing, firm complexion.

Similar to Dimethicone (but without the icky stuff) broccoli seed oil also has a smoothing effect thanks to its extremely high Omega-9 and Omega-6 fatty acid content. Because of broccoli seed’s smoothing properties, it’s a perfect substitute to use as a dimethicone-free makeup primer. 

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Both our Bio Booster serum and our Bio Tint Multi-Action moisturizer are formulated with broccoli seed oil to smooth and brighten skin. We like to add a few drops of the Bio Booster serum into our Bio Tint moisturizer to get a fresh, dewy palette before applying makeup. Both are also great go-to’s during colder months when skin is flaky, sensitive, and in need of some helpful hydration. The fatty acid content of broccoli seed oil also aids in calming inflammatory skin issues like acne, rosacea, and eczema. So, yes, it’s basically a holy grail of oils. 

One of the most incredible benefits of Broccoli seed oil is that it also contains a compound called Sulforaphane, which protects cells against UV damage that can cause cancer. While we would never recommend quitting sunscreen, broccoli seed oil is a great extra layer to wear under sunscreen as it creates a protective barrier from free radicals and environmental stressors. 

 

How Will It Feel On My Skin? 

In short? Amazing. Broccoli seed oil is light and non-greasy, especially when it’s been cold pressed from the broccoli seed itself. Broccoli seed oil absorbs easily into the skin and doesn’t leave a sticky residue that oils like coconut can. It has a light, open fragrance that’s earthy but not overpowering. Our Bio Booster serum, which counts Broccoli seed oil as one of its key ingredients, recently got an upgrade and now boasts scents of lavender and rose which mingle perfectly with the Broccoli seed scent. In addition to BSO, our Bio Booster serum is also formulated with Sea Buckthorn, Turmeric, Rose Hip, and Pomegranate to repair and rejuvenate skin.

If you consistently start using broccoli seed oil in your daily beauty routine, you can look forward to the following benefits:
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So maybe all those years ago when you argued with mom about eating your broccoli, she was actually onto something. And if you’re still a broccoli hater today, at least your skin can still reap all of its benefits with Broccoli seed oil! :)

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All the Fall Feels…Our W3LL Spice Fall Essentials Look

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Monday marked the first official day of fall—woot! And while we’ve been figuring out how to adjust our skincare routines with the adjusting temps, we’ve also been patiently waiting for autumn to arrive so that we can indulge in some of our favorite fall looks. Fall brings feels of warm hues and simple muted tones for everyday wear, while also deep, bold colors for when you want to up the drama. 

We called on W3LL PEOPLE co-founder and cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Reneé Snyder, to model our glowing fall look and decided to make her gorgeous eyes the focal point. Taking cues from fall foliage and that flushed glow that comes from sitting near a cozy fire, here are the makeup essentials we use to get our W3LL Spice look: 

  • Nudist Eyeshadow Palette 1
  • Hypnotist Eyeliner in brown
  • Expressionist Volumizing Mascara in black
  • Nudist Multi-Use Stick in nude peach 
  • Bio Extreme Lip Gloss in afterglow 

Our Nudist Eyeshadow Palette in 1 is the quintessential autumn palette, boasting rich, taupe-based hues that blend nicely and can create both minimal or dramatic aesthetics for the eyes.

 Our Nudist Eyeshadow Palette in 1 is the quintessential autumn palette, boasting rich, taupe-based hues that blend nicely and can create both minimal or dramatic aesthetics for the eyes. Step One: For the base, sweep the color “Bone” all over the eye. Step Two: Smudge the color “Chile” to create a bolder, more bronzed sheen where the lashes meet the eyelid. Putting such a deep hue near the eyes really makes them pop!

Step One: For the base, sweep the color “Bone” all over the eye.

Step Two: Smudge the color “Chile” to create a bolder, more bronzed sheen where the lashes meet the eyelid. Putting such a deep hue near the eyes really makes them pop!

 Step Three: Next, apply “Adobe” along the crease of the eyelid and move downwards to meet with Chile at the lash line. This soft taupe blends the other two shades together nicely for a more natural look. Step Four: Use the shade “Saddle” to tie the different shade gradients all together. Where our previous colors “Chile” and “Adobe” meet, lightly press “Saddle” across the lid and blend together until there are no defining lines of color. Want some extra sparkle for a special occasion? Pat “Luminaria” onto the brow bone and blend down.

Step Three: Next, apply “Adobe” along the crease of the eyelid and move downwards to meet with Chile at the lash line. This soft taupe blends the other two shades together nicely for a more natural look.

Step Four: Use the shade “Saddle” to tie the different shade gradients all together. Where our previous colors “Chile” and “Adobe” meet, lightly press “Saddle” across the lid and blend together until there are no defining lines of color.

Want some extra sparkle for a special occasion? Pat “Luminaria” onto the brow bone and blend down.

 Step Five: If you want a more amplified eye, apply one of our Hypnotist Eye Pencils halfway across the lower lash line and the upper lash line. Then using the W3LL PEOPLE Angled Eye Brush, blend the liner into the eye lid for a more smudged and lived-in look. We used the color brown because...fall! Step Six: More than other seasons, fall is a time to get dramatic with eyes! We love to play into this with BIG, thick lashes using our brand new Expressionist Volumizing Mascara, which gives major length and color to lashes without clumping.

Step Five: If you want a more amplified eye, apply one of our Hypnotist Eye Pencils halfway across the lower lash line and the upper lash line. Then using the W3LL PEOPLE Angled Eye Brush, blend the liner into the eye lid for a more smudged and lived-in look. We used the color brown because…fall!

Step Six: More than other seasons, fall is a time to get dramatic with eyes! We love to play into this with BIG, thick lashes using our brand new Expressionist Volumizing Mascara, which gives major length and color to lashes without clumping.

 Step Seven: Feathered, bushier brows are our favorite in the fall, mostly because it suggests that yes, it’s probably cold and we’re not focused on making sure all of our body hair—including our brows—are perfectly managed when we’re just trying to stay warm and cozy throughout the season. Lightly sweep Expressionist Brow Gel across the eyebrow in the direction it grows to create a fuller, still natural brow. Step Eight: To create that fall-flushed glow, apply our Nudist Multi-Use Cream Stick in the shade “Nude Peach” across the apples of cheeks to capture an effortless blend of soft, naturally flushed hues.

Step Seven: Feathered, bushier brows are our favorite in the fall, mostly because it suggests that yes, it’s probably cold and we’re not focused on making sure all of our body hair—including our brows—are perfectly managed when we’re just trying to stay warm and cozy throughout the season. Lightly sweep Expressionist Brow Gel across the eyebrow in the direction it grows to create a fuller, still natural brow.

Step Eight: To create that fall-flushed glow, apply our Nudist Multi-Use Cream Stick in the shade “Nude Peach” across the apples of cheeks to capture an effortless blend of soft, naturally flushed hues.

 Step Nine: We like to set this makeup look with our Bio Brightening Powder, which has a soft, translucent hue that creates the subtlest highlight on facial angles. So pretty outdoors in the fall sun or indoors in the candlelight of a dinner party! Step Ten: We’re back to our beloved Nudist Multi-Use Cream stick to finish the look. Take the same shade, Nude Peach, and dab it onto the lips for a flushed tone and then apply our Bio Extreme Lipgloss in the shade “Afterglow” for a soft, peachy pout. Renee’s got that Autumn glow!

Step Nine: We like to set this makeup look with our Bio Brightening Powder, which has a soft, translucent hue that creates the subtlest highlight on facial angles. So pretty outdoors in the fall sun or indoors in the candlelight of a dinner party!

Step Ten: We’re back to our beloved Nudist Multi-Use Cream stick to finish the look. Take the same shade, Nude Peach, and dab it onto the lips for a flushed tone and then apply our Bio Extreme Lipgloss in the shade “Afterglow” for a soft, peachy pout.

Renee’s got that Autumn glow!

 

Try out our W3LL Spice Look and share it with us on Instagram! Tag @W3LLPEOPLE and #BEWELL and you might see your photo shared on our feed!

The Best Skincare & Makeup Routines for Transitional Temps

It’s officially here. We’ve arrived at the time of year when it’s definitely not quite fall, yet little hints of cooler days have started to show themselves, only to be stamped out once again by a final, sweltering heat wave from our all too familiar friend, summer. You might have days that are dry and hovering around that *perfect* temperature, only to be met with a chilly cool front and days of rain. 

It’s the season of constantly transitional temperatures, and it’s also the season when your skin might be wondering just what the hell is going on. It’s not quite time to let go of that dewy summer bronzed look, but it’s also not quite time to usher in a warm-hued & autumn-tinged bronzed look, so where is your skin and makeup supposed to go while the weather takes it sweet time making up its mind?!

As many of us on the W3LL PEOPLE team travel often and find ourselves stationed all over the U.S., we wondered the same thing for our skin and makeup routines. We tried loads of different combinations of skincare products and makeup to find a routine and look that doesn’t necessarily evoke the full spirit of summer, but doesn’t suggest we’re about to curl up next to a fire on a crisp autumn day, either. Read on to learn about how we embraced the unpredictability of transitional temperatures and nailed the perfect routine for those  in-between seasons.

Cleansing & Toning
When we’re in the thick of summer trying to stay cool and keep our skin from looking like an oil slick, we look to clarifying cleansers and toners that go to work on unclogging pores and detoxifying skin. During the in-between seasons, however, we like to begin incorporating products that will transition us into months where we need more nourishing cleansers and calming toners. We love the Replenishing Oil Cleanser by Marie Veronique because it’s packed with Omega-6 oils and contains Superoxide Dismutase, an enzyme that destroys free radicals that can damage skin over time. We follow that up with Tata Harper’s Hydrating Floral Essence which contains moisture binding Hyaluronic Acid and is ideal for skin that’s dry or dull.

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Maximize Your Moisturizer
Lightweight, water based moisturizers that absorb easily into the skin are great for summer temperatures when sweat is a non-negotiable– especially if you live in a more humid climate. But as the weather cools off and air becomes more drying, we want a product that isn’t a thick, protective cream, but isn’t so light that we don’t feel moisturized. On a daily basis, we rely on our Bio Tint Multi-Action Moisturizer which has SPF 30 and is perfect for summer days (AND winter: just because you might see drearier days during the coming colder months doesn’t mean you should skip on the SPF!) when you want something light but still want some sheer coverage. To make our Bio-Tint Moisturizer a little bit more hydrating as drier days approach, we like to include a few drops of our Bio Booster Facial Serum to give the slightest dewy glow and let our skin indulge in the benefits of jojoba, turmeric, and sea buckthorn.

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The Glow Between
We can all agree that the pinnacle of a summer makeup look is the “Yes, I just got back from a week in Tulum where I didn’t burn once but rather came back with a perfect, moisturized, evenly bronzed, totally glowy complexion”. And since we’ve already covered how to get that look previously, we’re currently more concerned with finding the very best bronzers for fall, and more importantly how to get a look that fits nicely between the dewy summer glow and the deeper, terra-cotta hued bronze of autumn. 

For us, that means grabbing for our Bio Base Baked Foundation, which combines the utility of a pressed powder but the skincare benefits and coverage of a cream. After our moisturizer has completely dried, we’ll apply this with a kabuki brush and let the powder’s softness absorb into our skin much like a liquid cosmetic would. This baked foundation is never cakey and comes in a wide range of tones that nail the look of skin when summer tans begin to fade. 

Because the whole point here is to find a happy aesthetic balance between changing seasons, we like to use a combination of the Bio Brightener Stick and the Bio Bronzer stick to hold onto that last stretch of summer, but follow up with the slightest touch of the Nudist Multi-Use Cream Stick to add a hint of flushed color to cheeks. The cream base will incorporate a rich color with the healthiest of glows!

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Get Versatile with Eye Shadow
Our favorite way to clearly delineate that summer is on its way out and we’re making room for the changing temps ahead is how we play up our eyes. We love that summer utilizes highlighter to spotlight cheek and brow bones and to suggest that a glowing halo of light just effortlessly catches you at all the right angles and it is absolutely not sweat, but as the seasons shift and the sweltering heat dies down and drier, crisp air begins to take its place, incorporating deeper, less dewy eye shadows is a welcome change.

Our go-to in-between seasons eye look uses the new Nudist Eyeshadow Palette which includes 5 neutral hues perfect for a day or night look. We like integrating a few different colors for a more vibrant aesthetic. So as not to abandon that summer glow entirely, we’ll take the Nudist Multi-Use Cream Stick in Nude Peach and do a light swipe across our lids as an homage to the warmer, dewier days of the past.

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Before you know it, fall and winter will be here to greet us with chapped lips, dry skin, and a whole new slew of products to keep us hydrated and nourished through chillier months, so stay tuned for an update in the coming months on surviving winter skin!

Our Santa Fe Weekend Getaway

It seems like only weeks ago we were packing our bags for long vacations, layering on the SPF, and basking in the sweet, balmy days of summer with friends. We drifted off on the beach for what felt like only a second, opened our eyes and suddenly Labor Day was here! With fall patiently waiting around the corner, we’ve slowly started making space in our lives, wardrobes, and bathroom cabinets for all of the autumnal warmth and loveliness this season brings.

To usher in what might be our favorite season of the year (sorry summer lovers: we’ll take a crisp fall evening and cable knit sweaters over tank tops and a sunburn any day), a few of us on the W3LL PEOPLE team planned a quick staycation at the iconic motor lodge turned effortlessly cool weekender destination the El Rey Inn in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A unique destination for wellness (there is no shortage of luxury spas here), culture, and foodie seekers alike, Santa Fe is a subtle gem refined by its diverse landscapes, an abundant variety of cultures, and the rich history each one has contributed to the area, which is why W3LL PEOPLE’S hearts– and headquarters– are firmly stationed here. El Rey Inn boasts its own modern take on the traditional adobe-style architecture found in northern New Mexico, and on its property sits what is possibly the coolest Mezcal & Tequila bar along the infamous Route 66 where the El Rey is located. We let the dry, sunny afternoons and cooler evenings dictate what we packed along in our weekend bags to kick off the coming season. 

Though many are under the impression that New Mexico’s climate is solely an arid desert, Santa Fe is over a mile high and sits at the tail end of the pine covered rocky mountains, making for an ideal autumn climate with cool days and even cooler nights. We took that as a cue to put warmer hues on full display, and went for muted earth tones that perfectly blended with our local surroundings. We grabbed for our Narcissict foundation stick, which absorbs easily and wears well throughout the day so we could focus on enjoying Santa Fe without running to the bathroom for touch ups. 


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We arrived at El Rey Inn on a late Friday afternoon and after checking into our room– which featured a southwestern kiva fireplace and thoughtful design accents that pay homage to the spirit of Santa Fe, we got ready in our rooms for an evening at La Reina, the aforementioned tequila bar, and a dinner outing. Not one to delay a Mezcal tasting, we went for an easy evening look and freshened up with the Bio-Correct Multi-Action concealer, swiped with the Bio-Bronzer stick for a natural, high desert glow, and kept things simple with the NEW Expressionist Volumizing Mascara and Bio-Extreme Lip Gloss (we’re all obsessed with the shade ‘Afterglow’).

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If you’ve had the opportunity to visit El Rey before, then you know the property itself, which spans across five acres of classic Santa Fe scenery, is abound with outdoor spaces in which to hang with friends and relax. The next morning, we spent time lounging by the pool (yes it’s the beginning of fall, but it’s still New Mexico, people!) before heading out to see more of Santa Fe. We knew we’d be gone for most of the afternoon, and with the sun shining overhead we made sure to protect ourselves with some SPF. We grabbed for the Nudist Lip Butter, which is super hydrating against the dry Santa Fe air and also has SPF 15. We also went back in with the Narcissist Foundation Stick for light and easy coverage through the day. 

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Our Lip Butter comes in three different shades: Natural, Nude, & Wine ($13.99) 

After a day spent exploring the Santa Fe Plaza and the must-see art installations at Meow Wolf, a collective of artists that build immersive experiences and elaborate art installations for its visitors, we headed back to El Rey for evening R&R. As our weekend getaway came to a close, we spent the evening at the inn sipping tequila in the courtyard, meeting new friends and exchanging our favorite moments from the day. Sunkissed and satisfied, we kept things easy and reached into our bag for the High Vibrations Trio to play up the color we’d gotten that day, and added a little highlighter to our cheekbones for a slightly more dramatic look. We finished it off with a coat of mascara and a pop of color on the lips. 

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Quite possibly one of our favorite things about Santa Fe is it’s laid back vibe and deep appreciation of natural beauty, which spills over into the aesthetic of both those that live there and visit. For most of our getaway we adopted a relaxed manner across our wardrobes and looks, which makes Santa Fe all the more enticing for a low key weekend with friends. Even those that sat at the very instagrammable bar, La Reina, assumed a cool and casual vibe which reinforced the same reasons W3LL PEOPLE decided to call Santa Fe home in the first place: its effortlessly hip and approachable attitude that celebrates individuality in all its unique and incredible forms. 

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