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beauty queen: leigh lezark

the secret behind the secret to glossy skin.

by rebecca willa davis

Here's a little known backstage secret during Fashion Week: makeup artists love to dab Vaseline on models' face. Like, love it. We totally get why: It imparts a glossy glow that looks ridiculously cool under show lights.

Of course, in real life you need something a little more subtle, but Leigh Lezark's beauty look at Moet & Chandon's 270th anniversary party reminded us of a more real-life version. If you don't have a tub of the classic skin product nearby, here's how to get glossy as early at 8 am:

BASE IT: Dr. Jart + CC Essence Balm - $42

The price might be a little steep but this hybrid CC cream goes on so ridiculously smoothly and gives you just enough gloss as a base.

HIGHLIGHT IT: Givenchy Mister Bright Touch of Light Pen - $34

The name makes it sound like a joke, but the illuminating qualities of this pen is totally serious. Dab it where you want a bit of intentional shine--your cheekbones or the bridge of your nose--and rub in.

GLOSS IT: Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm in Peach Kiss - $3.99

Everyone should have some Vaseline sitting on their dresser by their bed, but when you're out and about these balm will keep lips perfectly moisturized.