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Five Minutes with Julie Macklowe
Julie Macklowe. Courtesy of the subject.

Five Minutes with Julie Macklowe

The founder of luxury skincare line Vbeauté shares her beauty memories, misses and tips.

What’s your 5-minute beauty routine?
Vbeauté skincare anti aging trio: Undercover Agent serum, followed by Buying Time everyday crème and Eye Never eye cream.  It takes about 30 seconds as I am always in a rush.  I barely have time to brush my teeth and hair in the morning…and I never, ever wear any makeup on a daily basis, hence the importance of great skincare!

If you had an extra ten minutes in the morning, how would you spend it?
Meditating or listening to a good audio book.

What beauty items are in your purse? 
Tissues, Purell, an extra dog poo bag (as I walk my dog to work each morning), a lip balm, sunglasses and a big bottle of water—and I wear a backpack not a purse.

What’s your beauty peeve?
Wearing too much makeup. Less is usually more.

What’s your first beauty memory?
My mother putting a heavy cream on her face every night that smelled so strong and my father complaining about the smell.

What was your biggest beauty blunder?
The hot pink hair I did a few years ago was right up there with crazy.

Which discontinued product do you still mourn?
Our original Vbeauté It Kit was discontinued, and I am still sad over it for personal and selfish reasons. I travel almost weekly, and it is a real pain not having that thing.

What are you currently obsessed with?
These sheet masks that I found in Korea that are all the rage there. I love them so much I am launching a Vbeauté one with HSN this coming February.

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