Making Up with a Style Mogul

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Fashion show executive Fern Mallis runs the catwalks on four continents. The hard part? Facing top models after all that air travel! Here, the kit that helps her cope.

After heading up New York Fashion Week for 15 years, Fern Mallis, SVP of entertainment conglomerate IMG Fashion, has since launched Mercedes-Benz fashion weeks in Miami and L.A. — which just held its first green-themed event. Abroad, she oversees shows from Milan to Mumbai. Mixing with models and designers — and co-opting some of their tips — Mallis knows how to arrive looking fresh and unruffled.

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EASY RIDER

Bose Headphones "When all I want to hear is my music. I never board a plane without them."

CASHMERE DREAMS

Loro Piana Neck Pillow "I had this in black and left it on a plane. I was hysterical!"

GOLDEN EYE

Smashbox Eye Shadow Quad in Ambient "These metallic shades best complement my coloring."

LASH LUST

Kevyn Aucoin The Mascara in Black "The Japanese volumizing technology in this formula is genius."

LIP-LOCKED

MAC Frost Lipstick in Gilty Kiss "This light-catching lipstick is my staple for photo shoots."

AIR KISS

Flirt! Squeeze Me Super Shiny Lipgloss "It's moisturizing without being sticky, and its natural color doesn't scream."

UNZIPPED

Sephora Makeup Bag "I love all the zippered compartments that fit my hundreds of beauty samples."

SKIN SO SOFT

Wexler MMPI Skin Regenerating Serum "I use it before takeoff, and my skin feels smooth and dewy."

WINTER GLOW

Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder "Bobbi knows a good natural tan."

FRESH FACED

Dr. Jessica Wu Gentle Foaming Cleanser "This cleans my face after all that stale plane air but doesn't strip natural oils."

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