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September 23, 2007

Beauty Snoop: A Pro's Go-To Gear

Here's how Jillian Dempsey, Avon's global creative color director, keeps up her game face.

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Jillian Dempsey, Avon's global creative color director, keeps up her game face.

Jillian Dempsey's makeup bag

Photo Credit: Jeff Harris

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It could easily be a nightmare being married to a man the world knows as McDreamy - Patrick Dempsey of Grey's Anatomy, duh - but so rewarding is Jillian Dempsey's own life that, well, if she were an actress, you'd say she was upstaging him. Founder of hipster makeup line Delux Beauty, the makeup artist was tapped by Avon to dream up colors and products shortly before giving birth to twin sons, Darby and Sullivan, and gussying up Kirsten Dunst for the red-carpet premiere of Marie Antoinette. No wonder her makeup bag is fit for a queen.

COLOR HIT: L'Oreal Professionnel Colorist Shampoo
"I mix this in with my everyday shampoo when my color fades. For a touch of gold on my roots, I go with Sunflower."

LOADED LOCKS: Magic Move Soft
Since this is a matte balm, it never looks greasy. It gives my fine hair texture and volume."

BATTER UP: Avon SuperFull Mascara
"The closest thing to false eyelashes. My lashes aren't full, so I layer on a rich mascara like this."

LIP SERVICE: Nuxe Rêve de Miel Honey Lip Balm
"I love the big jar! The balm is nice and thick but not greasy, and it smells like honey."

GLAM BAG: Shu Uemura Beauty Bag
"If I'm not carrying one of my grandmother's vintage cosmetic bags, I like the modern compactness of these zip cases."

MAKEUP CALL: Avon Anew Alternative Intensive Age Treatment SPF 25 Day
"I mix this with my bronzer, then lightly press it into my face."

FIXER-UPPER: Band-Aid Flexible Fabric Bandages
"What can I say? I always have them. It's a mom thing."

QUICK SPRITZ: Shu Uemura Depsea Water Facial Mist
"Whenever I need to revive my skin, I spray on a bit, then apply moisturizer."

CATCH A WAVE: T3 Twirl Curling Iron
"For loose waves, I loop sections around the iron, shake it out, and spritz on hairspray."

QUICK FIX: Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo.
"Whenever I put in too much styling product, I use this to soak up the excess."


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