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July 29, 2015

Stacy London Spills Beauty Secrets, Gives Us More Reasons to Love Her

Stacy London Spills Beauty Secrets, Gives Us More Reasons to Love Her{photo: Jason Polan}

My name is Elizabeth Dehn and I’ve had a girl crush on Stacy London since her straight-shooting, sheath-wearing days on What Not to Wear. She’s been the official mane of Pantene for obvious reasons, is the host of TLC’s sleek and cheeky new style show Love, Lust or Run, and is now collaborating with Minneapolis-based Hollywood Fashion Secrets, known for its arsenal of clever essentials (if you’ve ever had a fashion emergency, you know). Ms. London was recently kind enough to humor my beauty questions. Naturally she has impeccable taste at various price points and enjoys a good serum. The girl crush continues . . .

Stacy London Spills Beauty Secrets, Gives Us More Reasons to Love Her

You have the skin of an 18 year old. What’s your routine? First, Dr. David Bank is best dermatologist in the world. Second, OIL OIL OIL, SERUM SERUM SERUM, eye creme and moisturizer. To be specific, I use (1) Antonia Burrell Cleansing Oil, Epicuren Brazilian Propolis mist, Antonia Burrell radiant light serum, and for eye creme either Shiffa Rejuvenating Eye Remedy or ROC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream. For moisturizer I vary between (8) Shiffa Tamanu moisturizing cream and Intraceuticals moisture brightening cream. I also swear by (2) MAC wipes for makeup remover.

We love that you embrace the pale even in summer. Is there a sunscreen you swear by?  I am a major believer in sunscreen—anywhere between 35 and 50 SPF. For face I use ELTAMD UV daily board spectrum, recommended by Dr. Bank. For body I love both (9) Hamptons Sun spray and Hawaiian Tropic lotion. Lately, I’ve been spray tanning at an organic place in NY called Gotham Glow.

Do you have a signature lipstick or nail polish shade?  I’m a NARS girl, and I’m obsessed with their (4) NARS audacious lip color in “GRETA”. I have also managed to stock-pile (11) NARS limited-edition “Tomorrow’s Red”… I don’t know what I’ll do when I run out of it!

Now for that famous mane. How do you care for it? Any favorite grooming products?  With Philip B Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo, (7) AMIKA triple mask that I use as a daily conditioner, and AMIKA oil treatment for anti frizz and shine. Finally, I’m never without (3) Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray (ed note: we aren’t either!).

Your partnership with Hollywood Fashion Secrets makes perfect sense. Which secret weapons can’t you live without? If I had to pick one product that I couldn’t live without, it would be (5) The Stylette because it’s a kit chock full of all the essentials you need to side-step a wardrobe malfunction or styling snafu. Particularly, the (10) eye makeup remover swabs when after a long day shooting Love Lust or Run, my eye makeup gets smudged or my mascara runs, even when I’m NOT CRYING! I am also really loving my Perfume Atomizer. It’s a purse-friendly silver capsule that lets me carry up to 70 spritzes of my favorite fragrance, which for summer is (6) Miss Charming by Juliette Has A Gun.

What’s in your clutch for a night on some fabulous rooftop patio? If it’s a big enough clutch, I always toss in the Hollywood Fashion Secrets Stylette kit. Other daily essentials included in the kit are Nipple Concealers, Fashion Tape, to hold garment in place, and a deodorant sponge, which removes annoying white streaks and other pesky debris off garments with one whisk without water. (Note: you can cut the sponge into smaller pieces to fit into smaller clutches). Also in my clutch: lipstick, a credit card, $20, a key, my Perfume Atomizer and…no phone, as I am trying on my nights out to leave the phone at home unless it’s an Instagram-worthy event.

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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