Judith Ripka: My Best-Kept Beauty Secrets

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For more than 30 years, acclaimed designer Judith Ripka has delivered a sense of bold individuality to the world of jewelry design. Her originality and uncompromising aesthetic have attracted an A-list clientele, and, these days, you’d be hard-pressed to find a red carpet without one of her jaw-dropping gems. Judith’s unique approach to design also transpires into her own beauty secrets and rituals.
“I believe that health and happiness are essential parts of being beautiful and staying beautifulafter that, it helps to have a great dermatologist!” 
My On-Screen Obsession
“Every woman should try eyelash extensions. They are a wonderful beauty trick but not something I use on a continuous basis. I mainly use them for my television appearances on QVC.” 
Biggest Beauty Mishap
“At the time I did it, the trend was for boy cuts. All the models were doing it and in a moment of spontaneity I chopped off all my hair.” 
My Required Rituals
“Every day I try to find at least 20 minutes for complete quiet and I will never go without removing my makeup at night.” 
My Go-To Beauty Products
“Bobbi Brown blush, IT Cosmetics concealer, Laura Geller bronzer and MAC lipstick.” Bobbi Brown Blush $27, bobbibrowncosmetics.com; IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer, $24, itcosmetics.com; Laura Geller Baked Elements Bronzer, $35, laurageller.com; MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick, $22, maccosmetics.com
My Special Event Splurge
“My biggest beauty indulgence is getting a professional makeup artist for special occasions.” 
Wise Words From My Mother
“My mother gave me great advice: ‘You can look back, but don’t stare.’” 
My Anti-Aging Advice
“When it comes to anti-aging treatments like Botox and fillers, I think everyone has to do what is right for them.” 
Memorable Career Moment
“One highlight in my career was designing the pin worn by former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton to the inauguration of her husband. It was a great honor.”

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