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Beauty Advice From 3 Stylish Moms

Their tips for always looking and feeling great.

Brittany Cobb, 30

The Low-Key California Girl

Brittany Cobb’s beauty program is cool, cultivated but unfussy, and well-rounded—just what you would expect from a laid-back, born-and-bred California girl.

Breakfast: “I’m addicted to my espresso maker. I always make a latte, and right out the door I have a banana or an English muffin with peanut butter.”
Snack: “I don’t watch what I eat at lunch or dinner, so I pack healthy snacks.”
Lunch: “I live on the Newporter salad at R&D Kitchen. I also love La Duni. It’s walking distance from the house, so it’s an easy trek with the baby.”
Dinner: “We’re big grillers. Anytime I can sit outside with my husband, the baby, and a glass of wine, I’m happy.”
Guilty Pleasures: “A hot dog from Wild About Harry’s and Yumilicious. I indulge a lot.”

“When I don’t have time to hit Equinox in Highland Park, I take my daughter on walks. Every Friday, with a group of girlfriends, we do free MoMe Yoga at NorthPark with the babies. My favorite activity is swimming. My family lives in our pool all summer. Still, holding a baby is the best workout.”

Skin Care
“I’ve used the same St. Ives Apricot Scrub ($3.50) since I was 16 years old. I wash my face morning and night. I use moisturizer—I have very dry skin—and sunscreen. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Swivel Stick ($3) is always in my purse. I use it under my eyes and on my lips.”

“My morning makeup and hair routine takes 20 minutes tops. It’s not just because I don’t have the time to spend on these things, but I prefer a more ‘undone’ look. I never leave the house without mascara (Maybelline Great Lash, $6), a hint of blush (Chanel Powder Blush, $43), and something on my lips. I love Nivea’s Milk and Honey Lip Balm ($3). Susan Posnick’s Color Essential Lipstick ($19) in Dallas is my go-to lipstick.”

“I like big, beachy hair. I’ve always done the ombre look because it’s so easy. I’ve gone to Heather Stout at Osgood O’Neil for my hair color since I was a freshman at SMU. For haircuts, I go to Ryan Chambers. I also love dry shampoo; it’s a lifesaver for a new mom. But my favorite beauty weapon is the ponytail. There’s nothing more chic than pulling your hair back.”

“My husband and I treat ourselves by having a masseuse come to our house. I’ll watch the baby and he gets one and vice versa. I love Johnson’s Baby Lotion ($4) and Santa Maria Novella Protective Anti-Stretch Mark Oil ($85). I’ve worn Hanae Mori my whole life; people know me by it.”

Christine Visneau, 37

The Fashion Insider

A glance at Christine Visneau (chic pixie, effortlessly cool attire), her resume (fashion design and styling career), and her fashion photographer husband and you’d assume her beauty routine is intense. But it’s not.

“I really like to eat whatever, and the weirder the better.”
Breakfast: “Breakfast is instant oatmeal.”
Snacks: “I’m not really a snacker, but I’ll have the occasional Cheez-Its since the photo studio where I work has a closet stocked with them.”
Lunch: “Sadly, it’s probably a cheeseburger. I’m a big meat eater.”
Dinner: “I cook from scratch, so it’ll be fish or meat and vegetables. I’m quite a foodie, so I eat out a lot as well, but I eat small portions.” Lucia and Taverna are favorites.
Beverages: “I drink a lot of water, and I try to stay away from soda. I have one cup of coffee every morning, and then two times a week I’ll have a mocha. When I drink, I stick to white or red wine. I don’t really ever have more than two glasses.”
Vitamins: “I take a multivitamin every evening.”

“I go to a 5:30 a.m. Jazzercise class two or three times a week. It covers warm-up to aerobics, Pilates, yoga, and weight training, all in an hour, and it’s fun. I grew up in New Jersey and sometimes I would go with my mom—she still goes. Once a week I also do a 45-minute stretching class. I try not to overcommit. The key is to be like, ‘If I just do it one day a week, it’s better than nothing.’ ”

Skin Care
“I start off with the Clarisonic ($100-$200), which is life changing. And I use retinol every night, followed by Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Anti Aging Serum ($50). I get a monthly signature facial at Facelogic. I love Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer ($43), but all the other products are interchangeable.”

“For daytime, it’s just a little bit of Nars Blush in Orgasm ($28) and mascara. I like a stronger eyebrow, so I use an eyebrow pencil. I like the Benefit Instant Brow Pencil ($20). At night, I do a super dark eye with a dark navy eyeliner. Once I put makeup on, I’m not touching it up, so lipstick never really works out. I like to buy beauty products, so I switch it up quite a bit. I always carry a tube of Aquaphor ($5), and I slather that on—I slather it all over my children, too.”

“I can get ready in about 20 minutes. I don’t use hair products or a particular shampoo. I just buy cheap and then I switch it up. The secret is that I wash my hair at night and sleep on it wet. I finally, after being [in Dallas] for 10 years, found the perfect person to cut my hair: Beau Bollinger at Osgood O’Neil. I go every six weeks, and I’m pretty religious about that. I won’t leave the salon without making my next appointment. For color, I just buy whatever is on sale and do it myself.”

“I do my eyebrow waxing at Facelogic, too. I use Johnson’s Bedtime Bath ($7). I love the smell. In the winter, I use Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil ($56) and in summer, Lubriderm lotion with an SPF ($8). For perfume, I wear Chloé ($90).”

Bonnie Basham Lance, 36

The Earth Mother

Bonnie Basham’s jewelry line has graced the necks (and wrists) of celebs such as Nicole Richie and Drew Barrymore, but her beauty routine is down to earth—and full of tips and tricks.

Breakfast: “I’ve started making the Chocolate Love Smoothie from Gwyneth Paltrow’s website. It’s good and filling. But I often I just have what my kids are eating . It’s usually oatmeal or hardboiled eggs and toast with almond butter.”
Snacks: “I eat every three hours. I always keep almonds and an apple around. I also love hummus and avocados.”
Lunch: “I love Southpaw’s and Dive. I’ll also go to Rise No. 1 any time, any day.”
Dinner: “Dinner is often a big snack plate. We’ll have apple, peanut butter, some hummus, and some carrots. And someone will make a peanut butter and jelly.”
Guilty foods: “I love a cheeseburger or a cheese plate. If there is a plate of doughnuts out, I’m going to have twelve, so I try not to be around them. ”
Beverages: “I’m a coffee girl, but I drink it in the morning. I try to stick with water with lemon or iced tea during the day.”
Vitamins: “Fish oil and flax seed oil.”

“I like to work out. I’m a member at the YMCA. I used to go to CrossFit, and I really loved it. I learned a lot from that workout, but I’m not a gym girl. If it’s a nice day outside, I’ll do squats and pushups in the driveway and run up and down the street. It’s kind of jailhouse, you know?”

Skin Care
“In the morning I use Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant ($50) and SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF ($152). My sunscreen is La Roche-Posay 50+ Anthelios XL ($33). I mix my Chanel foundation with it. At night I use Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel ($34) with my Clarisonic Mia ($119). Every other night I use Renova (by prescription), a mild form of Retin A. On nights when I don’t use that, I use coconut oil. I’ve also started using Sunday Riley’s Juno Transformative Lipid Serum ($125). I get facials from Alexia Badami.”

“I go pretty natural. I use Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation ($55). It’s like a beauty balm. It has a tiny bit of color, but it’s got all the good stuff in it. I love Benefit Benetint ($29) and a Chanel eyeliner ($30) in a mauve-brown. I pencil in my brows with a MAC pencil ($19.50), then I put on Dior’s Diorshow mascara ($25). At night I do a messy, smoky cat eye. For lips, I’m stuck back in the ‘70s disco era. I have every version of a frosty pink lipstick made. I work with my hands, and I used to be a nail biter, so I do a light color like Essie Ballet Slippers ($8). I go to Indulgence Nail Salon in Snider Plaza.”

“I’m kind of a hippie in that I like it messy and beachy and parted down the middle. I like some layers on the crown and some bangs. I get Balayage [highlights]—it looks more natural. I’ve been using Jason Tea Tree Oil Shampoo ($9) from Whole Foods, but I like Shu Uemura Full Shimmer Illuminating Shampoo ($48) for color. I go to Timothy James at Shampoo by Timothy in the Salon Boutique at Preston Center for blowouts.”

“I use coconut oil. If my hands are dry, I’ll just grab a scoop of it. I also make my own body scrub, and that’s the base of it. That and sea salt, and then I add all sorts of oils. It’s a groovy, hippie scrub. My friends and I go regularly to Max Feet. They rub your feet and your calves, and then they rub your back for an hour. It’s $35. When it comes to perfume, I’ve worn Bonne Bell Skin Musk Oil ($12) forever.”


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