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Happy Saturday y’all! Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be in the makeup chair constantly for your work? Ever wonder what’s in a model’s beauty bag? I’ve got the scoop chatting with Boston based beauty Alissa Mezzetti (IG: AlissaMezzetti) I met Alissa three years ago at an event for Diane von Furstenberg on Boston’s Newbury Street- I knew she was someone I wanted to know! She is equal parts fierce and warm-hearted, has a passion for women’s rights and is as beautiful on the inside as she is outside!!
SKB: “Alissa thank you so much for speaking with me today! You model for a living.. what are some projects that you have been working on lately? Also, do you have a favorite type of modeling work that you do?”
A: “It’s my pleasure! I’m a local Boston model…I do a lot of print work in editorial, high fashion, I did a shoot for a high end consignment boutique on Newbury Street called Castanet -over the next few months I will be branching out and traveling to NYC and L.A. and meeting with some talent agencies there! I love print work- it’s not as hectic and chaotic as fashion shows- you have the chance to create a whole look in the time that you need- nothing is rushed! I really like editorial stuff- street style, high fashion. I really love the high end editorial shoots where there is a lot of makeup and very intricate clothes. It’s essential that my skin is in a really good place for that!”
SKB: “That’s so exciting! I know you will do so well! So! What do you do for your skin, especially after a shoot where you have so much makeup on?”
A: “The picture above is honestly one of the best examples of sometimes how heavy my makeup can be for a shoot. In that photo I was contoured like a Kardashian, had every layer of makeup on imaginable, I had lashes and it was the middle of August and the shoot was outside! My skin felt suffocated and like it was going to break out- I knew it was going to be gross! When I got home it took me over an hour to wash all of the makeup off! I washed my eyes and my lips with makeup remover and I exfoliated as well! Exfoliation is key for my combination skin. I am approaching 30 and I want to keep my skin looking fresh and young without wrinkles for the camera. After a long day of shooting like that one I also will go to Sephora and pick up some Hydrogel masks– I will put one on for 15 minutes, take it off and then just let my skin breathe for the rest of the night.”
SKB: “It sounds like you are taking very good care of your skin so this is great! What is your every day regimen?”
A: “My routine is extensive now due to constantly being in front of the camera. Also- I suffer from Rosacea! When I get a flare up I know that I need to turn to products that will calm it down. I really like Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser, Korres Wild Rose Moisturizer and I also use a lot of Kiehl’s products as well. Kiehl’s is super hydrating on my skin which I love. I also turn to Dr. Jart+ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment-it really works well if I have a flare up!”
SKB: “Awesome! So tell us, what’s in your makeup bag? What is your regular makeup routine for your daily life?”
A: “I don’t wear a lot of makeup on a daily basis. If I’m having a rosacea flare up I usually just wear foundation and concealer. I like my skin to look fresh and clean and not suffocated. I used to be a big lip girl but now I find that wearing lipstick every day totally dries my lips out-so for daily use I wear Fresh’s Sugar Lip Treatment. I do like to play up my eyes in my personal life- I always wear mascara. I am absolutely addicted to a kind I just got called Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara from Tarte Beauty. I really love the brand Makeup Forever, for my highlighter and blush I really like Nars.”
SKB: “This is so great Alissa! We wish you all the success in your future endeavors as you branch out to the west coast and in NY!”