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Elle's Joe Zee Isn't Ashamed of His Man Makeup

Photo via <a href="http://intothegloss.com/2014/02/joe-zee-tv-show/">Into the Gloss</a>.
Photo via Into the Gloss.

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Elle creative director and TV fashion personality Joe Zee wears makeup, and he's not afraid to admit it. Zee, who continues to seem like one of the nicest dudes in fashion, tells Into the Gloss that he started wearing cover up and powder after seeing himself on screen. "Do I love wearing makeup? No. Do I wear it outside of TV? No," he says, "But, when I'm filming All on the Line and we have 14-hour days, I powder."

Zee says that his makeup routine involves MAC Studio Finish Concealer (to "cover blemishes and a birthmark"), La Mer The Treatment Fluid Foundation ("on my T-zone") and MAC Dark Mineralize Skinfinish. "Whenever they yell, 'You're shiny again!' I can just pull them out of my pocket and powder myself. We joke that I start the day as Joe Zee and end the day as RuPaul," he says.

The editor also reveals that he just started going to a dermatologist, Dr. Dennis Gross, for facials and that he doesn't wear deodorant. "I got a major rash from it when I was a teenager, and was told I was allergic, so I haven't worn it since."
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