It’s our favorite time–time to sneak a peek into another ClarityMD staffer’s beauty bag! Our Patient Concierge, Kathy Forte, took a few moments to tell us how she gets her enviable glow.
Here’s what’s in Kathy’s bag of tricks:
ClarityMD: What beauty product do you refuse to leave the house without?
Kathy: It’s lipstick. I will not leave the house without lipstick.
ClarityMD: When it comes to mascara, do you prefer waterproof or regular?
Kathy: I have allergies, so waterproof is a must for me.
ClarityMD: Since we’re talking eyes, what eyeshadow colors do you use? When it comes to liner do you use pencil, liquid, or gel?
Kathy: If I wear any eyeshadow, it’s neutral. I prefer gel liner. It just lasts longer.
ClarityMD: What is your go-to makeup brand overall?
Kathy: I really don’t wear a lot of makeup. But if I had to pick a brand, I would say NARS. I love their concealer to cover little blemishes.
ClarityMD: What’s the newest addition to your beauty bag, and why did you choose it?
KF: It’s lipstick. It’s ALWAYS lipstick. I’m just obsessed. It’s my splurge and my staple.
ClarityMD: You have such beautiful skin! What is one, simple beauty tip you can give our readers to help them on their way to having foundation-free skin?
KF: My advice is to make sure to cleanse your face every morning and every evening. It’s the foundation of getting to, ironically, foundation-free skin!
ClarityMD: Still on the topic of great skin and quality products, what is your favorite makeup or skincare product that ClarityMD carries? Why are you addicted?
KF: Daily Power Defense. It fights the free radicals that age skin, and it really promotes skin health.
ClarityMD: Now, on the other side of the beauty bag, are there any drugstore brands you like?
KF: Surprise–it’s a lip product! I love Maybelline Super Stay 24. It’s a tint that comes with a lip moisturizing stick. It doesn’t leave marks or stains behind on glasses, cups, or cheeks!
ClarityMD: Since you are all about lips, how do you keep yours ready for any and every lip color out there?
KF: I used a sugar scrub on my lips to exfoliate and condition. I also use ULTA Juice infused lip oil to moisturize.
ClarityMD: Who would you say is your favorite beauty icon and why?
KF: Gwen Stefani. She’s beautiful with or without makeup. She’s just rockin’! Who doesn’t love her?
ClarityMD: She is truly a style chameleon, and the undisputed queen of the bold lip! We’ve loved watching her morph from a young frontwoman to a sophisticated, but still playful style icon and mogul. Speaking of evolution, is your beauty bag different now from when you were 20, and how?
KF: Ha Ha! I went from no beauty bag to a “Beauty Bag.”
ClarityMD: And finally, what beauty advice would you give your 16-year-old self?
KF: Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen!!!!
And, there you have it. Kathy Forte, another amazing foundation-free ClarityMD beauty who loves all things lipstick and Gwen Stefani. Steal her tips and faves so you can rock a foundation-less complexion and a bold lip like a pro. Be on the lookout for our next beauty bag interrogation with Ally Peters.