RVSD September 2016 : Page 36

NOW I N SA N DI EGO BEAUTY BUZZ GLAM SQUAD Rejuvenation, recovery and renewal—the goals of two S.D.-based beauty brands’ newest launches for fall. If you can’t make it to Mission Hills for a facial with esthetician Sara Elizabeth Tucker, not to worry: She’s bottled up her expertise in her new line, Sara Elizabeth Skincare (saraelizabethskincare.com). Aimed at hydrating, treating and protecting, the products contain mostly botanically and naturally derived ingredients used in a way to produce real results. Stellar standouts include the C & Ferulic Antioxidant Exfoliating Serum ($78) and a Bearberry & Apple Stem Cell Brightening Cream ($86) (both of which can help make up for too much time soaking up the UV rays), plus an innovative tinted mineral sunscreen ($60) that has a mousselike formula that disappears into skin without any white residue. To make sure your beachy, textured hair lasts long after Labor Day, BLNDN (blndn.com), a luxury haircare line created by North County duo Elisa Hills and Erika McKellar, is expanding into styling products later this month with Tousle You ($26), a deconstructing spray; Heal You ($32), a bottle of TLC to make the hair both softer and healthier; and Shape You ($28), a weightless whip that lets you mold piece-y strands for an edgier look. Talk about making a beauty mark! –Kayleigh Donahue Hodes ONE TO WATCH e enormity of having her new show, Riverdale , an intense drama based on the Archie comics, just debut at San Diego Comic-Con is not lost on actress Lili Reinhart. “I’m going into this experience prepared for the craziness of the diehard Archie comics fans,” explains the actress on the eve of the world’s biggest fan convention. “ ey’ve grown up with these characters and are so excited to see it on television. It’s a lot of pressure on us.” Reinhart is con dent Riverdale will live up to their expectations, describing the show as Gossip Girl meets Twin Peaks and her character, Betty Cooper, as an overachieving girl-next-door who’s an outsider. “It may not seem like she is, but she doesn’t exactly have a speci c place to t in,” says Reinhart. “She’s not really a cheerleader. She’s not on a sports team. She’s just oating around a little bit, and that’s how I was my whole life, so I can relate to the loneliness of that.” Although the Ohio native, who started pursuing acting at age 12, has had success in the past—guest appearances on shows like Law & Order: SVU and a recurring role on Christopher Meloni’s short-lived sitcom Surviving Jack —Reinhart’s rst starring role could be a game changer. Luckily, the 19-year-old gets to share her experience with co-stars K.J. Apa, who plays Archie Andrews, and Camilla Mendes, who plays Betty’s frenemy, Veronica Lodge. “We’re all up-and-comers, and while we were lming, I looked over to Camilla and said, ‘Do you realize that we are Betty and Veronica?’ We would just get giddy for a minute. It’s crazy that I was given this chance—I’m just on cloud nine.” 36 M O D E R N L U X U R Y S A N D I E G O S EPT EM B ER 2 0 1 6 SARA ELIZABETH PHOTOS BY LYUDMILA ZOTOVA; LILI REINHART PHOTO BY RAMONA ROSALES INSTANT REFRESH From left: Heal you ($32) by BLNDN; matte finish mineral primer ($60), whipped tinted sunscreen ($60) and ultra protection lip balm ($12) all by Sara Elizabeth Skincare. Actress Lili Reinhart makes her starring debut as Betty Cooper in CW’s new show, Riverdale . BY CARITA RIZZO GIRL NEXT DOOR

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