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Sex and the City is, and probably always will be, pop culture’s most coveted show for fashion. And with the reboot of the 1999 series, it’s clear that And Just Like That is defending that title. Since its premiere, the HBO Max series has brought us everything from nostalgic accessory callbacks to conversation-starting maxi dresses, proving that the show’s wardrobe department hasn’t missed a beat. But as a beauty lover, I couldn’t help but wonder… Why isn’t anyone talking about the glam? More specifically, has anyone else noticed how radiant Sarah Jessica Parker looks in this revival?
Luckily we don’t have to wonder what our beloved Carrie’s signature glow can be credited to. We tapped Parker’s makeup artist Elaine Offers to find out which products she used, and one is a staple that you may already have in your beauty collection: the fan-favorite Stila Cosmetics Convertible Color Lip & Cheek Cream. If not, consider this your sign to try it.
This isn’t the first time that we’ve been captivated by the Convertible Color Lip & Cheek Cream on the silver screen. Bridgerton fans may be surprised to learn that it’s the same blush responsible for Daphne Bridgerton’s rosy flush in the hit Netflix series.
Designed to deliver a dewy glow, the product’s crème texture instantly melts into the skin, imparting it with a radiant wash of color. The intensity of said color is completely up to the wearer; its buildable formula can be used to add a subtle flush to the cheeks or be layered to create a high-impact look. And as its name suggests, the product can also be applied to the lips, helping you achieve the perfect pout in just one gentle sweep.
Parker can be seen donning the shade Peony in And Just Like That, but the two-in-one blush comes in six stunning shades. When applying the product, Offers tells InStyle that she “lightly stippled on the forehead, bridge of the nose, and a touch on the chin.” She also layered the Merit Flush Balm Cream Blush in Cheeky, which Offers describes as a “gorgeous cool pink,” on top to make the Hocus Pocus star’s cheeks really pop.
But as real makeup enthusiasts know, a stunning glow like Parker’s is achieved with thorough prep. Before applying any makeup, Offers prepped the Divorce star’s complexion with Koh Gen Do’s All in One Moisture Gel Rich, noting that it’s “light but incredibly moisturizing.” From there, she went in with the Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Makeup Color Base in Lavender Pink and applied the color-correcting product on Parker’s “under eyes and upper cheeks to brighten before foundation.”
We already know what Offers used for blush, but to give Parker’s skin “seamless, soft warmth,” she contoured with the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream in the shade 395 Soleil Deep Tan. Keep scrolling to shop the exact products that Offers used on Parker so you can replicate Carrie’s And Just Like That glam.
Koh Gen Do All In One Moisture Gel Rich
Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Makeup Color Base
Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream