My Sister, the Beauty Icon
We celebrate three women and the sisters who have inspired their styles.
Bridget Goldsmith and Adria Goldsmith Cooper
My sister, Adria, and I were army brats, so we moved around a lot as kids. Whether we were in Kentucky, New Jersey, or even Germany, it was nice to always have someone to share those experiences with. It was also nice to share her closet—even when she didn’t know it! We laugh about how I wore her clothes in high school and tried hiding the outfit beneath a coat zipped all the way to the top. As adults, we have developed our individual styles—mine is edgy, and hers is preppy. She’s taught me that when it comes to style or anything else, the most important thing is to always be true to yourself.” —Bridget Goldsmith
A sweet sisters-only moment captured during family portraits around 1985.
Classic Nail Color
“Adria swears by OPI nail polish, and we both love a deep magenta color called Miami Beet. It’s our warm-weather go-to.” OPI Classic Nail Lacquer in Miami Beet, $8.50; drugstore.com
“Kiehl’s deodorant is a favorite of Adria’s. It has a really mild formula but lasts all day. Because it worked so well for her, I started using it too.” Superbly Efficient Antiperspirant and Deodorant, $16; nordstrom.com
“My sister trusts her sensitive skin to BareMinerals. She religiously uses their soft cream moisturizer both morning and night to keep her skin hydrated without greasiness.” BareMinerals Bare Haven Essential Moisturizing Soft Cream, $35; nordstrom.com
“I’ve always been a basic lip-gloss kind of girl, but Adria isn’t afraid to experiment with bold colors. Her favorite is a striking purple.” Violetta Lipstick, $17; nordstrom.com
“Adria and I have both been seeing the same stylist for the past five years. She has mastered the art of straightening our naturally tight curls, so we like to use her tried-and-true tools at home for touch-ups between visits.” Conair Pro Silver Bird 2000 Watt Hair Dryer, $47.99; sallybeauty.com
Dana Gibson and Sarah Gibson Wiley
"My older sister, Sarah, has always had an effortless way about her. She wears preppy, colorful clothes and maintains a fairly simple and minimalistic beauty routine that includes a fresh coat of pink lipstick, a spritz of fragrance, and a J.Crew tortoiseshell clip to hold back her thick hair. Even though my style is much more bohemian and we take different approaches to beauty, we’ve always agreed on one thing that our mother taught us: What’s on the inside is far more important than what’s on the outside.”—Dana Gibson
The sisters photographed wearing matching dresses in New York City, a stop along a family road trip circa 1969.
“I’ve always wanted my sister’s thick hair. All she has to do is add a little bit of texture and she’s ready to walk out the door." Curly Sexy Hair Full On Curls Volumizing and Texturizing Styler, $17.95; ulta.com
“Sarah has always loved perfume and had a lot of it—it’s her signature. One of her consistent favorites over the years has been Vera Wang. The soft floral scent always reminds me of her.” Vera Wang Eau de Parfum Spray, $72; nordstrom com
Soft Lip Color
“My sister started wearing this pink lipstick at age 26 when she got married. She still wears it today.”, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Soft Shell Pink, $7.99; ulta.com
“Growing up, Sarah always wore her hair in long braids. Now that it’s shorter, she styles it by blowing it dry with a round brush after she shampoos and conditions with L’Oréal EverCrème Sulfate-Free Moisture System.” L’Oréal EverCrème Sulfate-Free Moisture System Intense Nourishing Conditioner, $6.99; ulta.com
“Sarah doesn’t wear much makeup; instead, she focuses on caring for her skin. She swears by Burt’s Bees Renewal Intensive Firming Serum, which helps smooth lines caused by soaking up sun during the 1970s.” Renewal Intensive Firming Serum, $20; burtsbees.com
Roxy Te Owens Katarina and Celine “KC” Te
"I’m not only older, but I’m also more high maintenance—especially when it comes to our beauty routines. KC is almost 10 years younger, and when we were growing up, I was always trying to convince her to try the latest beauty craze with me. I love to wear makeup, put on heels, and curl my hair. My sister, on the other hand, is much more comfortable being natural and sporty and keeping her beauty routine pared down. When I’m with her, I find myself wanting to be more natural too. She’s taught me that you don’t need to look a certain way to be confident. Minimal makeup, pearl studs, and two big dimples have always been enough to make her the cutest thing anyone has ever seen." —Roxy Te Owens
The sisters playing dress up in 1990.
“My mom, sister, and I all had our makeup done with Bobbi Brown products on my wedding day, so the brand has become sentimental to us. Our favorite product is the Black Ink eyeliner for its all-day staying power.” Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, $26; sephora.com
Great Skin Care
“KC’s flawless skin is a product of two things: great skin care (she uses Cetaphil daily) and her DNA. Both my mother and grandmother have aged beautifully.” Facial Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 15, $14.99; walgreens.com
“My sister and I both are hooked on using dry shampoo. There are a few salon-quality formulas we like, but we agree that this one by TRESemmé gives the most bang for the buck.”, TRESemmé Fresh Start Basic Care Dry Shampoo, $4.99; target.com
“KC has always been really sporty; she even played tennis at Oglethorpe University. Her active lifestyle has called for a fuss-free beauty routine, so for her day-to-day life, she sticks to tinted moisturizer and a few swipes of mascara.” Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara, $12; sephora.com
“Instead of heavy, opaque lipstick, KC prefers something light and sheer. We both love Rosebud Salve; it’s a super moisturizing balm with a glossy finish." Rosebud Perfume Co. Rosebud Salve, $6; sephora.com