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; louisvuitton.com.3 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; tiffany.com. Acqua di Parma candle, $184; neimanmarcus.com.4 BEDSIDE BOOK“I’ve really changed my sleep behavior since reading this.” Why We Sleep, by Matthew Walker, Scribner, $17; amazon.com.5 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.; blandiproducts.com. 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; ulta.com. Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, $22; elizabetharden.com.