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A Peek Inside the Cosmetics Cases and Carryalls of Four Local Celebrities.

Shea Rose


Singer-songwriter Shea Rose says the secret to her regimen, on or off stage, is “keep it simple, fresh and striking.” A Berklee alum who blends hip-hop, rock, soul and R&B, she once served as a CoverGirl spokesmodel for a special campaign, but says, “I try not to overdo it with product, makeup or accessories, but make choices that accent and highlight what nature’s given me.” One very personal accent in her travel bag is a gift from her brother: a pair of Women’s Barefoot Shoes by Vibram FiveFingers. “Flexible and easy to store in a carry-on or purse,” Rose says, “and a great conversation piece.

1. Simple Sugars Almond Body Scrub, $22.95 at Mono Mono Boutique; 2. Normalizing Day Oil by Dr. Hauschka, $43 at Roffi Salon & Day Spa; 3. Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar, $11 at Lush; 4. LipGlass Lip Gloss Lychee Luxe, $15 at MAC Cosmetics; 5. Ricola Herb Cough & Throat Drops, $2.57 at CVS; 6. Gin & Rosewater Parfum No. 12, $30 at TokyoMilk; 7. Travel Bag, $48 at Sephora; 8. Women’s Barefoot Shoes, $100 at Vibram store

Bianca de la Garza


“I live in a world of high definition,“ says WCVB-TV newscaster Bianca de la Garza, leaving “no room for error” in a 20-minute makeup routine that begins at 4 am. She relies on “good concealer so I don‘t look puffy or tired” and “a smile, which is always the best accessory, no matter what color lipstick you wear.” De la Garza notes that makeup is part of her line of work, even for men. “That said, I don’t parade around in it on my days off. Weekends [mean] lipstick and bronzer, which I skip if I’ve been diligent with my self-tanner,” she says. “TV makeup is an art, and the good makeup artists are like Michelangelo. Me? At 4 am doing my own makeup, it’s about avoiding looking like a Jackson Pollock piece.”

1. NARS rosebud Lipliner, $22 at Sephora; 2. Whoopie! Cream Shea Butter, $30 at FarmHouse Fresh; 3. Tory Burch Cosmetic Bag, $78 at Neiman Marcus; 4. Oribe Cote d’Azur Hair Refresher, $22 at Neiman Marcus; 5. Phytolisse hair serum, $30 at Sephora; 6. Studio Tech Foundation, $31 at MAC Cosmetics; 7. Hot Tool Thermal Self-Grip Rollers, $5.79 at ULTA beauty; 8. CREED Perfume “Love in Black,” $275 at Neiman Marcus

Gregory Balla


It takes 30 minutes and a wardrobe assistant’s help for Blue Man troupe member Gregory Balla to achieve his signature look. “The process is a nice time to transform myself physically and mentally into the character,” says Balla, who appears sans blue in occasional productions with the Lyric Stage and Huntington Theatre companies. Removing all that greasepaint is a process, too. “I also have sensitive skin,” he says, “so I need products that don’t contain fragrances and perfumes.” In winter, Balla liberally applies moisturizer after his shows. “If I leave the warm, moist theater and head out into the cold Boston air, my skin will dry out immediately, especially where the bald cap has been glued down around my neck and face. A great moisturizer calms the irritation and keeps me from getting a dried-out ‘cap line.’ ”

1. Dopp Kit, $68 at Ball and Buck; 2. Neutrogena Foaming Facial Cleanser, $8.49 at cvs; 3. Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration lotion with Clary Sage, $18 at cvs; 4. Listerine, $4.79 at CVS; 5. Gillette MACH3 Razor, $8 at Walgreens; 6. Dr. Bronner’s Castile Peppermint Soap, $4 at Harvest Co-Op; 7. West Indian Lime Shaving Soap, $25 at crabtree & EVELYN; 8. Ebony Best Badger Shaving Brush, $65 at Crabtree & Evelyn

Lindsay Buchholz


“A good cleanser, exfoliant and moisturizer” are essentials for Lindsay Buchholz, wife of Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz. The former host of HDNet travel show Get Out is still a jet-setter—and she prioritizes skin care during her family’s frequent travels. “I also like to use serums for the added antioxidants, and I love how they make my skin glow,” she says. “I’ve been using Epicuren products since my modeling days and get great results. I recently started incorporating Environ products—a Vitamin C- and A-based line—into my regimen and feel like it helps replenish my skin with nutrients that are lost while nursing,” adds the mother of two little girls.

1. Jimmy Choo Perfume, $55 at sephora; 2. Kate Somerville Tanning Towelettes, $48 at sephora; 3. Dior Addict Red Lip Gloss, $29.50 at Sephora; 4. Performance Resistance Bands, $13 at CitySports; 5. NARS Orgasm Blush, $29 at Sephora; 6. Johnson’s Baby Powder, $2.19 at CVS; 7. Epicuren Xtreme Cream Sunscreen SPF-45, $36 at Brad Duncan Skin Care; 8. Happy Hatha Lululemon bag, $122 at Core De Vie

Where to Buy It?

Ball and Buck | 144B Newbury St., Boston | 617-262-1776 |

Brad Duncan Skin Care | 530 Tremont St., Boston | 617-482-1700 |

City Sports | 11 Bromfield St., Boston | 617-423-2015 |

Core De Vie | 40 Charles St., Boston | 617-720-0411 |

Crabtree & Evelyn | 150 Faneuil Hall, Boston | 617-367-7733 |

CVS | 631 Washington St., Boston | 617-338-0128 |

FarmHouse Fresh | 888-773-9626 |

Harvest Co-Op | 57 South St., Boston | 617-524-1667 |

Lush | 166 Newbury St., Boston | 617-375-5874 |

MAC Cosmetics | 112 Newbury St., Boston | 800-387-6707 |

Mono Mono Boutique | 9 Snow Rd., Marshfield | 781-837-6565 |

Neiman Marcus | Copley Place, 5 Copley Place, Boston | 617-536-3660 |

Roffi Salon & Day Spa | 134 Newbury St., Boston | 617-536-9600 |

Sephora | The Shops at Prudential, 800 Boylston St., Boston | 617-262-4200 |

TokyoMilk | 888-658-6596 |

Ulta Beauty | 1286 Worcester St., Natick | 508-655-1535 |

Vibram Store | 292 Newbury St., Boston | 857-263-8508 |

Walgreens | 24 School St., Boston | 617-372-8156 |

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