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Skin & Bones Luxurious Cleanser
Skin & Bones Luxurious Cleanser

We asked seven of the metro’s most glamorous women to share their secret weapons for great hair, glowing skin and gorgeous makeup. Here are the products they can’t live without.

Emily Baldwin, co-owner/founder of Standard Style and Baldwin Denim

Skincare secret: Skin & Bones Luxurious Cleanser, $42 at Standard Style

“My skin is so important at my age, with traveling and three kids and working, so I want to ensure my skin keeps up with my pace.”

Kelly Kuhn, owner and director of Blue Gallery

Hair and skin soother: Spasilk pillow cases $20 at

“I recently learned that for less frizzy hair (especially curls) and friction on the face, silk pillow cases are the best. And they feel wonderful!”

Jaclyn Joslin, founder and designer at Coveted Home

Makeup must-have: Colorescience Pressed Mineral Foundation, $40 at Zen Spa in Prairie Village

“I love the lightweight coverage. It evens out my skin tone and doesn’t clog my pores.”

Megan Garrelts, executive pastry chef/co-owner of Bluestem and Rye restaurantsBTY_KCadvice_2

Lip love: Bobbi Brown Lip Color ($26) and Mac Viva Glam Lip Glass ($15)

“I love Bobbi Brown lipsticks in a plum and/or a nude shade for the way they cover and last. I often wear Mac Viva Glam Lip Glass alone since, as a woman, I want to have makeup on but need to keep it very minimal when I’m in the kitchen.”

Ratana Tshibanda, fashion event directorBTY_KCadvice_5

Daily dose: Lancôme’s Bienfait Multi-Vital SPF 30 Lotion, $46 at Halls on Grand

“I apply it after washing my face in the morning and after cleansing before bed every night. I don’t have time for complicated skincare so I had to come up with a simple regimen that would give my face the moisturizing benefits, vitamins and SPF protection it needs in one product.”

BTY_KCadvice_8Jolie Carillo-Allen, freelance makeup artist (She touched up President Obama before an event the last time he was in town!)

Pro product tip: Always use makeup primer: Dr. Brandt’s Pores No More Primer for oily skin ($45); Laura Mercier Foundation Primer ($34) for normal to dry skin

“You cannot expect makeup to lie correctly without the proper starting product. You wouldn’t paint your wall without a primer. The same goes for your face.”

Erin McGrane, actor, singer and producerBTY_KCadvice_3

Skin saver: EO French Lavender Everyday Body Oil, $15 at Whole Foods

“Being an Irish girl, my skin tends to be dry and sensitive, especially in winter. To help my skin stay soft, smooth and feeling pampered all over, I use a French lavender body oil made by EO. Applying a little oil combined with lotion after I shower goes a long way and smells as good as it feels.”