Ah, a feud as old as time — New York vs. L.A. Both cities claim to be the best coast with superior culture, style and an overall better way of life. And even though we’re admittedly a little biased, we’re not here to judge. Both coasts have their unique style and flavor — whether it’s the timeless all-black New Yorker uniform or beachy, sunkissed Cali vibes — and we figured there must be some differences in the way beauty junkies do their makeup on opposite coasts, too.
Turns out we were right. We caught up with L’Oréal’s Emily Lundquist, who recently made the move from one coast to another and has definitely noticed a difference. New York, she noted, is “less flashy and [people] wear less makeup” and that “beauty feels more matter of fact.” On the other hand, L.A. is all about celebrating that “year-round sunkissed glow” featuring bronzer, highlighter and fresh, dewy skin.
About the Author:Tembe Denton-Hurst hails from Brooklyn, NY, but if you ask her, the answer will be much more complicated. She's passionate about YouTube, storytelling and swatching everything she can get her hands on. When the assistant beauty editor isn't brainstorming crazy ideas for makeup.com, she's lurking on Reddit, spending time with her cats Stella and Dakota or asking obvious questions.