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Martha Stewart is not only the queen of domesticity, she's also the queen of beauty regimens. The former model relies on a whopping 26 products and 10 experts to keep her face and hair at its best, according to her beauty digest as published in the Times this morning. She also works out at her home gym, with her trainer in New York, with yoga or with occasional cycling ("I like to spin, but I don't have enough time to do it.") and is on the green juice bandwagon: "I also have a green juice that I drink every single morning. It's very important."
The total cost of Martha's extensive beauty cabinet? $2,103, and that's not counting her services—facials, brow sculpting, hair color, etc—which, per a conservative estimate, ring in at about $700.
· Masks: Yon-Ka Gommage 305 ($42), Susan Ciminelli Hydrating Gel Mask ($72), Mario Badescu Super Collagen Mask ($18) or the Chanel Ultra Correction Lift Express Lifting Firming Mask ($85). "I'll do this about five days a week and I don't repeat the same mask two days in a row. I've always done this — well, basically since I discovered masks. I have to wear makeup for photo shoots, television and appearances, so I have to make sure my face is extremely clean in the morning. Then I shower and I wash it all off."
· Serums: Susan Ciminelli Marine Lotion ($95), SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic serum ($153), Clé de Peau 'Le Serum' Moisturizing Serum ($325), SkinCeuticals Daily Moisturizer ($60). "I use the same products on my body as I use on my face. I don't think there's really any difference between the two, so the more moisturizers and serums you use, the better off you are."
· Eye Creams: Clé de Peau Intensive Eye Contour Cream ($250), Caudalie Premier Cru ($99). "With all of these serums, I find I don't have to put on an eye cream, although my facialist insists I put one on."
· Sunscreen: SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense ($34). "If I'm not going to use foundation, I'll use the tinted version, or if I use foundation, it'll be the white one. Otherwise, I do my best to stay out of the sun."
· Makeup: AmorePacific Moisture Bound Tinted Moisturizer ($70), Clé de Peau Refining Fluid Foundation ($120), YSL Touche Éclat Radiant Touch ($40), Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder ($38), Clinique High Impact mascara ($16), Givenchy Noir Couture 4 in 1 Mascara ($32), Latisse (approx $120 with a prescription), Buxom Lip Polish ($19). "I was told years ago by my daughter, Alexis, that I shouldn't leave the house without makeup on. You'll pay for it if you don't because somebody will be there with a camera snapping away and you'll look awful or just plain."
· Hair: Frédéric Fekkai Ageless shampoo ($35) and conditioner (sold out), Shu Uemura Ultimate Remedy Extreme Restoration Shampoo ($48). "I use different shampoos. For me it's like with skin care: I try to use a variety. I have to wash my hair almost every day because I have to have it done for pictures and stuff."
That is just her morning routine! No wonder she wakes up at 5am.
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