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Beauty Bag: DJ Mia Moretti’s New York Fashion Week must-haves

February 8, 2012 | 10:00 am

Back-to-back shows, after-parties and posing for street-style photos (all in heels and in the cold) can quickly get tiring for even the most seasoned fashion week vet. And often it’s the booming music (and a 15OleHenricksenredtealip steady stream of nonfat lattes) that keep people moving from the daytime shows to the late night parties.

75HYDRA_SQUALANE_4d6c3404a9410Mia Moretti is no stranger to this scene, in fact, as one of the week’s most sought-after DJs, she’s responsible for keeping people on their feet and, hopefully, dancing the night away. This week, she’ll be found spinning at Alice & Olivia, Rag & Bone, Hugo Boss, Carlo Pazzolini and Rebecca Minkoff, to name a few.

The rest of the year, Moretti plays celeb-studded parties, logging plenty of air miles between posh fashion gigs. Her busy schedule (she recently released a single called “So Beautiful” with electronic violinist Caitlin Moe) and plenty of late nights make her a pro at finding the most effective, multi-use beauty items to keep her looking gorgeous and well-rested, even when sleep is not an option.  24Narsredsquare

Here’s a look at the products in her makeup bag that will be working overtime this fashion week.

Ole Henricksen African Red Tea Exfoliating Lip Salvation $15 at Sephora

45Chanel“This is a yummy lip exfoliator that isn't too harsh,” says Moretti. “You can use it throughout the day, and it doubles as a gloss because it has a nice light pink tint to it.”

Ling Skincare NYC Hydra Squaline Oil $75 at

“I love this oil for the winter and put it on as soon as I get on a plane,” says the New York-based, California native.  “Sometimes I put it on again in the middle of a flight, because flying dries your skin out so much.” 

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Red Square $24 at

A bright pop of orange-red lipstick can take a look from day to night and Moretti relies on this moisturizing matte pencil for the bold color and because the formula stays put without fading. 195Tomford

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15 $45 at

This is her go-to foundation for its sheer and dewy finish. “It also has an SPF in it,” says Moretti, “which I like because other products with sunscreen I've used in the past always seem to be a little too oily.”

Tom Ford Private Blend Amber Absolute Eau de Parfum $195 at Nordstrom

The earthy scent is the DJ’s favorite blend and the bonus is that it’s housed in a container under 3 ounces, making it easy to travel with.

--Melissa Magsaysay


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Photos: Top: Mia Moretti/Mia Moretti; Top right: Ole Henricksen African Red Tea Exfoliating Lip Salvation/Ole Henricksen; Top left: Ling Skincare NYC Hydra Squaline Oil/Ling Skincare; Middle right: NARS Velvet Matte Lip pencil in Red Square/Nars Cosmetics; Middle left: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15/Chanel; Bottom: Tom Ford Private Blend Amber Absolute Eau de Parfum/