COUTURE PREP: Beauty in the Beast

For Future Reference is many things, but makeup and beauty experts we are not. We took it to the industry veterans to tell us the products they need to survive COUTURE week (read: dry heat, overindulgence, and fake/indoor/perfume air) while still maintaining their, um, sparkle.


         Enamel and diamond 'lips' ring by Holly Dyment available at Fivestory NY 212.288.1338

         Enamel and diamond 'lips' ring by Holly Dyment available at Fivestory NY 212.288.1338

I like a red lip. Chanel, probably.
— Katey Brunini





Ciggies and scotch. Marlboros and Glenlevit. That’s his beauty regimen
— Elizabeth Bonanno on Victor Velyan



La Prairie Face Cream (and the white box comes in handy for shipping jewelry).

-Nancy Badia (THE Buddha Mama herself)



Christian Dior lip balm! Keep two tubes with you...just in case.

-Jordan Alexander designer Theresa Bruno




                 You can find this rockhound and her stunning designs in La Tour Ballroom, 1101

Burt's Bees lips balm, Bach Flower Essence Rescue Remedy Spray, and lots of water! And an extra pair of shoes!!!!

-Pamela Huizenga, above



'Not many secrets to share actually! Just my beard conditioner.'

-Nikos Koulis

Bumble & Bumble, for the kinds of products that make fine hair look like it’s been making out at a great party and only just made it home.
— Polly Wales

CellCosmet! Applied nightly and purchased at Marissa Collections.

-Jennifer Shanker of Muse

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Jessica Hendricks, above, Founder of The Brave Collection, uses her beloved organ oil in the air conditioned conditions at COUTURE.



Ice! (She dunks her face in it to alleviate migraines first thing in the morning – and she makes Michelle Orman bring it to her!) 

-Beth Anne Bonnano

Molton Brown body wash- Black Peppercorn
— Yossi Harari

'Le Labo Bergamote 22 bar soap. Incredibly moisturizing and soothing for that dry Vegas air! Love the sweetness of amber and musk – keeps me feeling fresh and invigorated for those intense (and exciting) buying days.'

-Dawn Hendricks, owner of Peridot Fine Jewelry

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'Advil and making sure I book a facial at the Mandarin Oriental Spa before I leave.'

- Danielle Miele aka Gem Gossip, above, showing off her fancy hotel facial skin



Face lotion. I use Malin and Goetz. It’s dry in the desert.
— Gannon Brousseau, Director of COUTURE



'Tata Harper. All of her products are amazing. I am a cosmetics freak!'

-Brooke Baxter, Arrow & Anchor Antiques 


Nowadays a BB cream, a touch of blush on my cheeks, mascara and a good eyebrow gel (to keep these guys in place) are all I need.

-Ana Ribera of Carolina Bucci

                                            We're officially Bioderma converts....

                                            We're officially Bioderma converts....

I can’t live without French Pharmacy products. Bioderma face wash!
— Eugenie Niarchos, above, designer of Venyx, debuting at COUTURE this year