This week we feature the current favorites and obsessions of cosmetics and new media creative Suresh Seneviratne. Since 1999, Suresh has worked on makeup projects for celebrities, runway shows, fashion magazine editorials, and advertising campaigns. His career credits include VOGUE, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Glamour, Versace, Carven, Gant, Rick Owens, French Revue de Modes, CR Fashion Book, and Sports Illustrated. For 10 years, he headed Suresh Beauty; a boutique cosmetics brand creating bespoke, high-end makeup products. After selling the company in 2013, he transitioned into a career in new media. He currently heads the e-commerce, social media, and digital marketing operations at Pretty Woman, LLC; a New York-based beauty company.
1. Forcella Eatery
I love to eat. One of the best things about living in New York is the unlimited access to fantastic international cuisine. One of my current restaurant obsessions is Forcella Eatery in the Bowery. They serve delicious Naples-style pizza that is so flavorful. One of my favorite pizzas is the Fuorigrotta — burrata, lemon, arugala, and pecorino.
2. Floral Print
Clothes really do make the man. This summer’s statement theme is floral print. Not your grandfather’s Hawaiian shirt, though. The new floral prints are bold, playful, sexy, and effortless. I’m currently obsessed with this beautiful blue, pink, and orange short sleeve shirt from Zara. It’s cut close to the body so it’s truly a shirt, not a blouse.
3. Chanel’s Allure Homme Sport
Since 2004, my signature fragrance has been Chanel’s Allure Homme Sport. The crystal clear beginning introduces notes of water, followed by woodsy and spicy notes. Vetiver keeps the fragrance light and translucent. The base notes are of sensual white musk, tonka beans, and amber. It’s the perfect year-round fragrance as it shifts from season to season quite nicely.
4. Los Angeles
I love to travel. Los Angeles is one of my absolute favorite places on earth. Probably because it reminds me of the tropical island paradise of Sri Lanka where I was born. Whenever I can, I escape to the beaches of Santa Monica or Malibu for some R&R. LA is the perfect mix of city, sun, sand, and glam.
5. La Maison Du Macaron
I have the biggest sweet tooth. No, really, it’s bad. And my craving for macarons is borderline unhealthy. New York is filled with amazing bakeries producing beautiful macarons. Many of which I love. But my absolute favorite spot is La Maison Du Macaron in Chelsea. Here, you’ll find every imaginable flavor of macaron in interesting combinations. Some are gold dusted, too. They smell so fragrant that it will intoxicate you before you even bite into it. Some of my favorite flavors are: pistachio, rose, casis, and champagne.
6. Frederic Fekkai’s Advanced Brilliant Glossing Conditioner
Great hair is mandatory. It truly can make or break your look. As summer approaches, I like shifting to a conditioner that helps keep frizz at bay and adds extra shine. I’m currently obsessed with Federic Fekkai’s Advanced Brilliant Glossing Conditioner. It’s quite lightweight and formulated with natural olive oil. My hair turns out extra glossy and soft.