Beauty

Antrobus + Ramirez share their Miami beauty secrets

Alison Antrobus and Ruby Ramirez of Antrobus + Ramirez.
Alison Antrobus and Ruby Ramirez of Antrobus + Ramirez.

If anyone understands the importance of a good foundation, it’s Alison Antrobus and Ruby Ramirez. The geniuses behind the design firm Antrobus + Ramirez, they met working for Philippe Starck and now create some of Miami’s most compelling spaces: Ocean House, Prime 112 and, most recently, Palazzo Del Sol. Architectural principles help guide these busy women’s beauty routines, too. “First, we need a smooth surface to work on: the foundation, the primer,” Ramirez said. “And the brows have to be perfect, because they frame the face.” From there, it’s all about a balance of finishing touches. “We’ll always experiment with lipstick and eye makeup, but never with the foundation or brows,” Antrobus said. “The structure remains the same; the décor can change!” Here, the two take us through their beauty MVPs:

1. The Perfect Backdrop

1 Armani UV Primer
Armani UV Primer.

GIORGIO ARMANI MAESTRO UV SKIN DEFENSE PRIMER & FUSION MAKEUP

Ramirez: “Alison and I both wear these. They have great SPF and are like putting on a silk negligee: You don’t even feel them.” giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com.

2. She’s an Eyebrow Legend

1 Leticia at Rik Rak Salon
Leticia at Rik Rak Salon. Photograph by Stealth Media Marketing.

LETICIA COLLAZO AT RIK RAK SALON

Ramirez: “I’ve had other people do my brows, but they just clean. She’s like an architect.” rikrak.com.

3. Arch Support

1 MAC Brow Gel
MAC Brow Gel.

MAC FLUIDLINE BROW GELCRÈME

Antrobus: “I bought this after Ruby made me two drawings: ‘This is you with eyebrows and without.’” maccosmetics.com.

4. Noir Classic

1 OPI Black Onyx polish
OPI Black Onyx. Hudson Cuneo

OPI BLACK ONYX NAIL LACQUER 

Antrobus: “When presenting palettes to a client, we don’t want to wear distracting nail polish. It’s more about taupe or this high-drama neutral.” opi.com.

5. Custom Blends

1 Santal 33 by Le Labo
Le Labo Santal 33.

LE LABO SANTAL 33

Antrobus: “Each bottle is blended for you on site in Wynwood. I’ve never received so many compliments on a fragrance.” lelabofragrances.com.

6. Memorable Moment

1 NARS Deviant Lip Color
Nars Deviant Lip

NARS VELVET LIP GLIDE IN DEVIANT

Ramirez: “In our design, we usually have one big moment that transforms a space. Similarly, at night, I’ll do this rich lip color.” narscosmetics.com.

Extra! 8 top spots to get your brows done

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