JESSICA CONATSER, MILK STUDIOS

 
 
BABES

“Basically I tweet for Milk Studios and I write for Milk Made as an ambassador for their site. I’d been at Made Fashion Week a bunch of times before working here and loved it. I’ve always found Milk so interesting, they do so many different things. On any given day we have some of the top photographers in the world shooting here, it’s such a great environment. The people are all very talented and inspirational.

When I was a child my mom always told me ‘Wash your face and put on moisturizer and eye cream in the morning and before you go to bed!’ So since I was like eleven I’ve been using moisturizer and eye cream. I use Benefit Total Moisture, which I just got hooked on recently. It’s the only one I’ve used where my skin actually feels refreshed and doesn’t leave me dry. It’s so wonderful. I use Benefit’s It’s Potent! eye cream, which is also great and is in the same cute packaging.

When I start my makeup I use boi-ing concealer under my eyes or anytime I have blemishes. It covers and it’s long lasting too, so I don’t look in the mirror during the day and need to fix my face. After that I always wear a bronzer, right now I’m into the NARS combo in Laguna and Orgasm. Sometimes I’ll put MAC mineralize powder on my eyes or cheeks, especially in the summer for a little sparkle. For my lips the benetint stain works super well, it’s wonderful. I’m still looking for the best mascara. I go through a bunch of different ones because I haven’t found the right one yet.

My first internship in the city was at Bottega Veneta. I fell in love with New York City, and was like –I can never go back to Buffalo ever again – please can I stay here? I stayed and Bottega hired me afterwards to do a bunch of stuff. They put me on a blog project in 2008, so people weren’t sure about blogs yet. I got really into blogs and started doing all of this research for them on the importance of utilizing Twitter and Facebook as a brand, so that is how I started getting online.

I like buying nail polish even though I don’t do my nails that much. I have acquired an enormous nail polish collection for some reason, I just think the bottles are so cute. Normally I always buy Essie but I went to Catbird the other day and saw this Deborah Lippmann one called Happy Birthday – I instantly needed it! I wanted sparkles so it’s perfect. It’s also just pretty and I’ve heard a lot about Deborah Lippmann recently and wanted to try it.”

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

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