Linda Wells

InStyle (USA) - - The Life -

Af­ter al­most 25 years at the helm of the beauty mag­a­zine Al­lure, the ed­i­tor–turned–chief cre­ative of­fi­cer of Revlon got to see things from a new per­spec­tive with the launch of her first makeup line, Flesh. “It was so grat­i­fy­ing to take an idea and create a prod­uct that I could hold in my hand,” Wells says. “Of course, it was a ton of work. But my ad­vice for younger peo­ple is, ‘Do the work for the work it­self, not for praise or adu­la­tion. Then suc­cess will fol­low.’ ”

My cur­rent fash­ion ro­ta­tion in­cludes a Cé­line bucket bag, Gucci heels, and skirts and dresses from Ba­len­ci­aga and Chanel.”

1 MORN­ING RIT­UAL “I lis­ten to the New York Times Book Re­view pod­cast be­fore break­fast, which is al­most al­ways an egg-white omelet.”2 SIG­NA­TURE SCENT “Louis Vuit­ton Matière Noire eau de parfum is one of my fa­vorites.” $240/100 ml; louisvuit­ DESK DÉ­COR “My Elsa Peretti heart holds pa­per clips and lit­tle things, and this Ac­qua di Parma can­dle is so pretty.” Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. heart box, $250; Ac­qua di Parma can­dle, $184; neiman­mar­ BED­SIDE BOOK“I’ve re­ally changed my sleep be­hav­ior since read­ing this.” Why We Sleep, by Matthew Walker, Scrib­ner, $17; ama­ EYE-OPENER “Revlon Colorstay 2-in-1 An­gled Ka­jal Eye Liner is part of my daily makeup rou­tine.” $9; at drug­stores.6 BEST CASE “Prada’s zip­pered ny­lon pouches are so light­weight— plus, you can stick them in the wash­ing ma­chine.” Cos­met­ics pouch, $270; at se­lect Prada bou­tiques. 7 QUICK RE­FRESH “I love a good dry sham­poo from Os­car Blandi.”Pronto Dry Sham­poo Pow­der Spray, $25/5 oz.; blandiprod­ 8 CAF­FEINE FIX “I have a Venti Soy Latte from Star­bucks ev­ery day.” 9 MEET­ING MUST-HAVES “I al­ways have a lit­tle Her­mès note­book, and I’ll use my Cartier pen if I’m feel­ing fancy.” Writ­ing pad, $35; at Her­mès stores. Pen, $740; at Cartier bou­tiques.10 BEAUTY BA­SICS “I use my Flesh foun­da­tion, and then I’ll stick a bit of this El­iz­a­beth Ar­den cream on my lips.” Firm Flesh Thick­stick Foun­da­tion in Birthday Cake, $18; Eight Hour Cream Skin Pro­tec­tant, $22; elizabetha­

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