While I love getting imaginative with beauty on photoshoots and for special events, my everyday makeup routine is really quite simple. I’ve winnowed it down to a few key products, all of which roll easily into this brilliantly compartmentalized, monogrammed Kenneth Cole case, for pain-free portability and early-morning ease.|ABOVE| I love Chanel’s Vitalumière Aqua foundation for its natural finish and on-the-go applicability, and their Double Perfection Lumière pressed powder is the best around. I’m devoted to FLIRT!’s range of blushes, and Urban Decay’s option-for-any-occasion eyeshadow palette. Gotta have an eyelash curler and a great mascara, plus MAC’s Mineralize bronzer for faking the effect of chiseled cheekbones.|ABOVE| Even when traveling, I rely on high quality tools, like Estee Lauder’s powder foundation, blush, and blending shadow brushes. I always use disposable mascara wands to tame my lashes and brows, a good eyebrow pencil, and Stila’s pretty-perfect primer. For eyeliner, I rotate between Chanel’s Le Crayon Khôl and Estee Lauder’s Gel Eyeliner ~ and I never go anywhere without a pair of tweezers and chic mini-scissors!
What are your go-to beauty essentials? Is there something wonderful that I simply must try?
|PHOTOS| by Mark Iantosca