Stefania's Beauty Minute
As women we are a mass of contradictions. We want to look amazing and want to be respected for our brains. Last week we asked powerhouse blogger, femme-preneur and mother of three, Stefania Pomponi to tell us a little about her beauty regimen. Little did we know she could write an entire book on the topic if she wanted to!
Here are her Beauty Favorites and her Daily Must Haves including her Favorite Drug Store Finds.
Don't forget to leave a comment and tell us your own favs! (Click on the collages to enlarge)
Below is Stefania's complete list, (asterisks indicate all her important drug store finds!) :
Shampoo & Conditioner:
Kevin Murphy Born Again Wash
Kevin Murphy Born Again Essential Treatment
Proof Satin Hair Serum (best defrizzer)
It’s A 10 Miracle Leave-In Product*
Drybar Money Maker Flexible Hairspray
Dove Deep Moisturizing Body Wash* [I get this at Costco]
Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil (apply on damp skin while in shower)
La Mer The Reparative Body Lotion
Bliss Lemon & Sage Body Butter (I use the La Mer every other day because it’s pricey--but its effects can last two days) [Bliss is often found at Nordstrom Rack for a great price!]
Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Foam
Sulwhasoo Snowise EX Ginseng Exfoliating Gel or (2x week)
Olay Regenerist Detoxifying Pore Scrub*
Neutrogena MakeUp Remover Cleansing Towelettes* [I get these at Costco]
L’Oreal Revitalift Face & Neck*
AmorePacific Rejuvenating Eye Treatment Gel
Neutrogena Ultimate Sport Face Sunblock Lotion*
AmorePacific Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Serum
AmorePacific Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Cream
Note: I alternate AmorePacific with:
La Mer Serum de La Mer The Regenerating Serum
La Mer Creme de La Mer Ultrarich Cream
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night*
Depending on day/night I use one of these primers:
Smashbox Photofinish Primer
Revlon Revitalift Moisture Blur*
Revlon Skinlights Face Illuminator* (night)
Makeup Forever HD Foundation
Bobbi Brown Corrector
YSL Touche Eclat
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder (loose)
Makeup Forever HD Powder (pressed)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Urban Decay Naked Basics & Naked2 Palettes
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil various colors (“Perversion” is the darkest, blackest black around...LOVE)
L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara “Carbon Black”*
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Fix
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Whiz (the best eyebrow pencil you can buy)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder*
MAC “Russian Red” (classic red)
NYX Butter Gloss* various colors
Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm, Matte Balm, and Balm Stain* (amazing)
Maybelline Baby Lips* (for sheer, moisturizing color)
Other fun tips:
Urban Decay All-Nighter Makeup Setting Spray helps keep your finished makeup in place and looking fresh.
NYX Roll-on Shimmer: I mix this with lotion and rub on my legs when I wear dresses at night. Give them a bronze sheen that looks like you are wearing nylons but you’re not.
Ardell #110 false eyelashes are a staple of my night-time look. Very light and natural looking but still makes your eyes pop!
LIT Cosmetics Holograph Lit Kit (essentially glitter powder that you can use on eyes/face/body) is also a staple of my night-time look. It’s the very best glitter-shadow.
Selfies by Stefania.
Artwork by Wati.