Linda Wells' Workday Must-Haves Are Extremely Luxurious
After almost 25 years at the helm of the beauty magazine Allure, Linda Wells 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,” says the editor-turned-chief creative officer of Revlon. “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.’ ”
We asked Wells to fill us in on all of her workday must-haves, from style and beauty basics to office essentials. Scroll down for her top picks.
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“I listen to the New York Times Book Review podcast before breakfast."
"[Breakfast] is almost always an egg-white omelet."
“I start with Flesh Illuminating Primer, and then I use Flesh Thickstick Foundation in Birthday Cake."
"I’ll stick a bit of this Elizabeth Arden cream on my lips.”
"I cannot work effectively if I'm not wearing a skirt or dress. For some reason I just don't feel like I'm on the ball when I'm wearing pants. I like Balenciaga, Chanel, Proenza Schouler, and N°21."
"I always wear high heels to a meeting. I just feel more on my toes when I have on heels. I’ve been wearing a lot of Gucci lately, like the rest of the world."
“I have a Venti Soy Latte from Starbucks every day.”
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“Prada’s zippered nylon pouches are so lightweight — plus, you can stick them in the washing machine.”
“I always have a little Hermès notebook ($35), and I’ll use my Cartier pen if I’m feeling fancy.”
“Louis Vuitton Matière Noire eau de parfum is one of my favorites.”
“My Elsa Peretti heart holds paper clips and little things."
“I love a good dry shampoo from Oscar Blandi.”
“I’ve really changed my sleep behavior since reading this.”
"This Acqua di Parma candle is so pretty."
“Revlon ColorStay 2-in-1 Angled Kajal Eyeliner is part of my daily makeup routine.”
"I usually carry a Celine bucket bag, and inside there's probably more than anybody should ever carry. I always have my iPad Pro in it, six or so lipsticks, a rattling bunch of pens, sunglasses, and two phones. It looks good on the outside, but on the inside, it’s not so pretty."