What’s in Your Beauty Bag of Tricks

VANESSA COPPES,

CEO + EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

You may be surprised to know that I am actually quite low maintenance. I only pack a makeup bag in a purse when I know I have a long day in NYC. However, because I am constantly in pictures and video, I am always sure to use Gleam On The Go Gleam Face & Body Radiance by Melanie Mills Hollywood. I use it as a primer on my face and body shimmer on my arms and legs. It gives your foundation a beautiful glow and your skin looks flawless in pictures!

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JENNIFER DECILLIS,

PUBLISHER

Working in the beauty industry, I’ve learned the importance of nurturing your skin and truly taking care of your face, especially as you age. So, my beauty must-have is a hydrating, nourishing, clean skincare routine. I was recently introduced to GoodJanes, a vegan, cruelty-free, stem cell skincare line, and I was instantly hooked! Their Say Goodnight cleansing balm is a calming balm-to-oil cleanser, with a buttery texture and micro exfoliating beads that are perfect for melting away makeup. I follow that up with their Best Face Oil, packed with plant-based stem cells, coconut and argan oils, and rich in vitamins A, E, and C, for supple, glowing skin.

JANENE MASCARELLA,

BEAUTY DIRECTOR

I have a confession to make: After 11 years as beauty director of BELLA Magazine, I simply could never get a grip on eyelash strips, and the thought of pricy and time- consuming lash extension sessions never appealed to me. But the first time I tried FALSCARA, it absolutely left me awestruck. The coolest thing about this affordable DIY lash extension kit are the WISPS. These fluttery little falsies are effortlessly applied under your “realsies” (yes, under!) and they look and feel so incredibly fabulous.

AMANDA MACTAS,

FOOD & TRAVEL EDITOR PUBLISHER

I have so many must-haves, but Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant has been a game- changer for my skin. There’s a reason why it has a cult following.

JONATHAN CALIXTO,

FASHION & LIFESTYLE CORRESPONDENT

My must-have beauty product is the NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer in chestnut. I love it because it is like “easy makeup” for men, especially with my work on camera. Once you apply, it almost immediately adds a smoother finish and hides any trouble areas, such as dark spots, redness, undereye circles, and for me, places where my pores are more noticeable.

CHRISTIAN VALENZUELA,

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

I am a classic man, so I like to carry with me something I find pleasant and that highlights the moment. That’s why it’s important to me to always have a good cologne that defines who you are both in form and substance. I like the fragrance 1 MILLION by Paco Rabane—it’s a good cologne for a good occasion.

MINDY GURA AND PAULA ORLAN,

FASHION STYLISTS

We are both obsessed with Trish McEvoy’s Gel Eyeliner. It comes in a few different colors, but we are fans of the black. It glides on smoothly and lasts all day.

ALEXANDRA ANASTASIO,

ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR

I have always had an affinity for facial oils yet can never seem to find one I love. That is, until I discovered Mara and its Universal Face Oil (thank you, Molly Sims and Tik Tok!). It’s not greasy, and it leaves my face feeling like it’s glowing! In addition, I now use the Algae Enzyme Cleansing Oil and plan to add some additional Mara products to my skincare routine.

JENNIFER WALSH,

MIND + BODY CONTRIBUTOR

I love the Miracle Balms from Jones Road Beauty. The colors are beautiful and give a lovely wash of color on the cheeks, and it also adds a nice sheen to the skin. The best part is that you can also use these to add a boost of color to the lids and lips.

RUTA FOX,

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Josie Maran Argan Daily Defense Lotion SPF 30 Tinted is a mineral sunscreen that protects from UVA/ UVB rays and goes on like a dream. I love it!

LYNETTE BARBIERI,

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

I can’t live without my Desert Harvest Aloe Vera Gel for my arms. I have had very dry, itchy skin on my arms for a long time. I visited more than one dermatologist, tried home remedies, and nothing worked until I started using this regularly. Now I can’t go a day without it! I also just started using ALOISIA Beauty Restore Collagen under my makeup, and I am addicted. My face has never been so soft.

VIVIAN NACIONALES,

PRODUCER – “LIFE IS BELLA”

I love my BEAUTY COUNTER Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer (medium shade).
It is my go-to on a daily basis. It has zero scent, feels super light on my skin, and boasts SPF 20 sun protection. I apply it first thing in the morning and can go
makeup-free all day without feeling “naked.” And if I need a foundation for the day, I stick with BEAUTYCOUNTER Skin Twin Featherweight Foundation. It feels great on my skin, is so light, and is unscented and looks flawless all day.

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