Birchbox Crush: Jenn Falik

Between the glossy blow-out and the immaculately styled ensemble — not to mention Louboutin stilettos — we really wanted to hate Jenn Falik. I mean, the girl literally glows. But it’s impossible. The beauty and style expert is super sharp and down-to-earth, with a sweet tooth to rival our own. In addition to being a regular on the Today Show and other programs, she has her own MSN channel, Beauty BFF.

After seeing all the beautiful matte lips backstage at Spring 2011 Fashion Week, I am having a major matte moment.

Best beauty trick?

I love glowy, bright eyes. Work a little white eyeliner (preferably an iridescent white) onto the rim of the eye from the outside to the inner corner. It casts this glowy halo effect that is gorgeous.

Current obsessions

After seeing all the beautiful matte lips backstage at Spring 2011 Fashion Week, I am having a major matte moment. stila's long wear liquid lip colors have major color payoff, are easy to apply, and yes- they really do last. My favorite is Patina, a warm rose. I'm obsessed with mastering the art of curling my own hair and every single professional stylist I know swears by Hot Tools. Now I understand why — it heats up so quickly and consistently delivers perfect waves.

Travel musts

Pssssst Dry Shampoo Minis are a must for keeping my hair fresh in between washes, and the product also gives my hair enough texture to hold whatever style I feel like working with. Dry cabin air can be a killer on manicures so I always bring Essie's Cuticle Pen and massage the apricot oil-infused salve into my nail beds. The night after a long flight, I use Darphin Aromatic Renewing Balm on my face and body. It smells absolutely incredible and can glam up even the most dour hotel room.

Never leave the house without...

At least four products in my bag. Right now it is: Jouer Lip Enhancer, YSL Golden Gloss, NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Bangkok and NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight. Oh — and GoSMILE Touch Ups. So much better than gum for freshening breath and they polish my teeth too.

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