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Beauty Bag: Jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth’s hair, makeup faves

September 2, 2011 | 10:00 am

Irene Neuwirth and Zoe Saldana
Venice-based jewelry designer and CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund finalist Irene Neuwirth is known for her  opulent and vividly colored creations, often seen on celebs such as Zoe Saldana, Reese Witherspoon, Le Labo Rose 31 Rashida Jones and Iman. Like her jewelry, Neuwirth is sophisticated and  Nars Multiple Tint fashionable but, at the same time, beachy and down to earth. Even her Diamond Collection, which launches Nov. 8 exclusively at Barneys Beverly Hills, is a delicate mix of fine jewelry meeting easy elegance.

But Neuwirth is a beach babe at heart, and her favorite beauty items reflect her no-fuss style and make great go-tos for keeping that end-of-summer glow.

Nars Multiple in Turks and Caicos, $39 -- "Nars makes an amazing product called Turks and Caicos multiple tint," Neuwirth said, adding that an all-in-one product is a must when traveling as much as she does. "Anything that does double duty is Sue Devitt Mascara appreciated."

Bobbi Brown Lip Crayons, $22 -- "Bobbi Brown has some amazing products which I love," she said. "They make these great lip pencils that are like grown-up crayons, and won't ever spill in your bag." Bobbi Brown Lip Crayon

Sue Devitt Mascara, $29 -- Neuwirth counted Sue Devitt mascara as a must-have beauty item because, as she put it, "it's like a mini-miracle for lashes."

Le Labo Rose 31, $145 -- Her favorite scent is Le Labo Rose 31 perfume, for its "divine sweet, spicy and earthy" quality.

"Negin Zand (at Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon) is in charge of my hair," said Neuwirth. "She is absolutely the best." Neuwirth keeps her long locks looking fresh with Shu Uemura shampoo and deep conditioner.

And to keep her beachy glow going year round, she said she hits up skin-care guru Cristina Radu. "I am obsessed with Cristina Radu for facials," she said. "I see her whenever I possibly can."


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-- Melissa Magsaysay

Top left photo: Irene Neuwrith. Credit: Irene Neuwirth

Top right photo: Actress Zoe Saldana wears Irene Neuwirth earrings at a special screening of her new film "Colombiana" in Los Angeles on Aug. 24. Credit: Fred Prouser / Reuters

Upper left inset photo: Nars Turks and Caicos Multiple, $39, at

Upper right inset photo: Le Labo Rose 31 perfume, $145, at Scent

Lower left inset photo: Sue Devitt mascara, $29, at Devitt

Lower right inset photo: Bobbi Brown Lip Crayon, $2, at Brown