Between masks and never leaving the house, lipstick was almost lost to a bygone, pre-coronavirus era. Fortunately, it provides the perfect bit of color for a Zoom meeting and has thus stayed relevant. That said, as our makeup routines have grown increasingly low-maintenance, we’ve found ourselves drawn to more subtle hues and landed on the perfect selection in Ohii’s Lip Smudge. Matte, creamy, and sheer, it’s an exemplar of the no-makeup makeup look, with a light hint of color that lasts all day to highlight without overpowering. For the perfect “Your lips but better” effect, choose one shade below your natural. ($16, urbanoutfitters.com)
A little jewelry goes a very long way, especially when the outside world has a mostly shoulders-up view of us. Clip-on earrings are an easy way to toggle between work and play mode, and these mismatched All Hearts on Eye beauties from Begüm Khan are content to live in a tray next to one’s laptop. Handmade by Turkish artisans from pavé-set root sapphire and cubic zirconia, they nod to the symbols of ancient Egyptian mythology, and are intended to bring good luck. Who couldn’t use just a touch more of that? ($800, matchesfashion.com)
When we recommend an accessory that costs roughly the equivalent of a JetBlue flight to Palm Beach, it must be superlative. But the new Kate-style sunglasses from Saint Laurent are just that. A futuristic take on the cat eye, they flatter the face, and the tortoiseshell acetate is fitted with just-dark-enough gray-tinted lenses to protect from the most glaring rays. We predict these will be the “It” shades of summer ’21, so it’s best to get in on the action before they disappear. ($405, modaoperandi.com)
At long last, shopping-averse gentlemen can acquire Celine Homme from the comfort of their own living rooms, thanks to a new partnership between the brand and Mr. Porter. Designer Hedi Slimane’s meticulously cut jackets have long been the stuff of legend, and his latest creation, the Rectangular cut, is a bit more friendly to those who are not blessed with model-esque proportions. This style, made of chalked pin-striped wool, falls straight from the shoulders, with just a few darts along the waist to create a sleek silhouette. Suit up and procure the pants as well, or pair with a button-up and dress up the trousers of your choice. ($2,750; mrporter.com)
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