I caught up New York Gallerist  and Bravo TV Star Claudia Martinez Reardon at her East Village gallery over the weekend. 

“I feel like I am always running late. I wake up in the morning and usually scrunch some Bumble and Bumble cream in my hair, throw on some makeup and run out the door. I always put on sunscreen before I leave though. I like La Roche-Posay, it’s the best. I use two different types of mascara. I am a big drugstore mascara fan. With pigments, like lipsticks and concealers, I go NARS, but for mascara I’m into Maybelline Great Lash. I go through it so quickly and it works so well. I put on one coat of thinner mascara first, then drink a cup of coffee and then put on another coat of Maybelline. It makes my eyelashes look larger which is crazy, but it works much better than using two coats of the same mascara. I use Bare Minerals foundation because it’s simple And my eyebrows are kind of their own little monsters. I don’t really do anything to them. Occasionally, I’ll go and get them threaded if I’m looking seriously Groucho Marx. But I’m into the Brooke Shields eyebrow look, so usually I’ll just brush them out..

I like to wear lipstick a lot. I love Mulberry by Laura Mercier. The color is perfect for the day; a deep red stain. It looks natural, like you’ve just been drinking wine all morning. It’s a nice way to start the day. I got into Funny Face by NARS, too. I am a total NARS junkie. I’ve loved them forever, all their colors!

Before I go to bed at night I use a small amount of retinol cream and Egyptian Magic. You put it on before you go to bed at night and it’s amazing. My mom got this eye cream off the Home Shopping Network called Glymed. It’s so hilarious, but it works amazingly. The packaging is awful but it’s like rubbing a cloud underneath your eyes. I still use that. I have yet to find a better eye cream than Glymed, oddly. That’s it really. I’m pretty simple with my beauty routine. I don’t really have the time to get so crazy with it. I stick to the basics.”

-As told to The Formula / Photos by Aimee Blaut in New York