Famous Faces


Thursday, October 11th, 2018
AGE:  37
CITY/STATE:  Baltimore, MD
PHILOSOPHY: Confidence is the most beautiful thing you can wear.
AM BEAUTY ROUTINE:  Wash face with Yes to Coconuts Energizing 2-in-1 Scrub & Cleanser. Pat on Jurlique Activating Water Essence. Apply Ole Henricksen Truth Serum and moisturize with Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Oil, Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer, Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation, The Beauty Crop Blush Duo in Papaya Don’t Preach, Stila Eye Shadow Compact in Kitten (using my finger to apply), Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Lengthening Mascara, Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, Clinique Blended Face Powder in Invisible Blend.
PM BEAUTY ROUTINE:  Remove makeup with Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser and cleanse face with Noxema Classic Clean Cleanser.  Tone with Zen Med AHA/BHA Complex and pat on Jurlique Activating Water Essence. Apply Dermalogica Age Smart Overnight Repair Serum and moisturize with Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCT:  Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMETIC:  Benefit They’re Real Lengthening Mascara
MOST EXPENSIVE PRODUCT:  Chanel Travel Makeup Palette
MISC:  Always dress for yourself first. If you create your syle based on what you like, not what others like, you will always be happy.


Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

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Teasing fans with elaborate imagery and a video (bel0w) starring Naomi Campbell, Pat McGrath announced her latest collaboration with The Met Store of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The Pat McGrath Labs x The Met The Adorned Collection coincides with the launch of the museum’s upcoming exhibit, “Jewelry: The Body Transformed,” in November and featuresa limited-edition Mothership V Bronze Seduction eye palette, Lust: Glosses in Aliengelic and Blitz Gold, and limited-edition apparel.  Prices range from $38-$125.


Monday, October 8th, 2018

Valorie Kondos Field ( or “Miss Val,” as she’s affectionately known by the scores of champion gymnasts she’s coached over her career) has no background in gymnastics. She never tumbled, flipped, or played any type of organized sport. And yet she has been able to craft a legendary, hall of fame coaching career through curiosity, creativity, attention to detail, and unwavering care for the overall well-being of her athletes.  Miss Val, the UCLA Athletic coach of 7 NCAA Championship Teams, 22-time Regional and 18- time Pac 12 Champion UCLA Women’s Gymnastics teams, has shaped her UCLA Gymnastics program as a life skills class.  Now she shares stories and lessons-learned throughout her career in her new book, Life Is Short, Don’t Wait To Dance.

For Miss Val, it’s not about winning and losing, it’s about choreographing your life and owning the choices you make.  Included are Miss Val’s favorite memories of her mentor, legendary basketball coach John Wooden, unforgettable stories of the Olympians and athletes with whom she has worked, and how her approach to her breast cancer diagnosis made that struggle into one of the best years of her life. “I have found life is much more fun when I stop waiting to see what it hands me and instead take charge without a concern about what’s deemed normal,” Kondos Field shares.  “I invite you to be intentional with your choices and to choreograph your life one choice at a time.”

Hachette Book Group is offering a limited number of lucky Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to SWAG a copy of  Life Is Short, Don’t Wait To Dance (retail $26) simply by following Miss Val on Instagram (or Facebook if you don’t have) and entering here. This SWAG Alert is open to Subscribers 18 years or older with a valid US mailing address only (no PO Boxes, please).  Delivery is anticipated within 3-4 weeks from notification.