Bathing Beauty: Stephanie LaCava

Bathing Beauty: Stephanie LaCava

Stephanie LaCava is my favorite kind of woman: both beauty and brains. While her ginger hair (minus the blonde ambition moment) and signature style may get her noticed on the popular blogs and magazines, my favorite thing about Stephanie is her way with words. She’s insanely talented when she puts pen to paper, writing fashion, beauty, and culture pieces for Vogue, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, New York Magazine, and online at the Paris Review.

But our common bond is a shared adoration for all things beauty. Read on to find out  Stephanie’s beauty must-haves!

What are your top 5, can’t-live-without products?
1 – Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer– I use this instead of foundation, set with the below.
2 – Lancome Dual Finish Compact – The perfect all purpose compact.
3 – Anastasia Clear Brow Gel – I love manicured brows.
4 – Nars Carthage Pure Matte Lipstick – An amazing coral pink to wear with all white or all black.
5 – Joelle Ciocco Oxyclear Eclat Nuit Jour – This smells-and feels- amazing (editor’s note: this product can be found at Isabelle Bellis).

What is your all-time favorite product?
Lancome Defincils Mascara. As a natural redhead, my eyelashes are really pale, but lonnnngggg. They only show up with mascara!

What product do you buy in bulk?
Duchess Marden Body Serum — and liters of Evian (serious, you need to hydrate!).

Favorite hair product?
Rahua Finishing Treatment – an amazing natural, vegan potion.

You moisturize your face with?
. It’s available everywhere and awesome.

Favorite body product?
. I will use this on my face if need be — it’s absolutely the most amazing all over cream.

Favorite beauty secret you’ve picked up along the way?
Pilates with Mimosa Gordon and facials with Isabelle Bellis. Oh, and to smile. My father mocks me when I pose for family photos. He’s right- you look like an idiot when you try too hard. Just be happy.

Beauty icon you admire?
Vanessa Paradis. I love her hair, teeth- she’s cool, natural and has her own thing going on- no ironed hair or perfectly fake teeth.

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