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Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga is on display no matter if she’s in front of the camera or not.
With her good looks and glamorous style, Melissa is always fashionable and fresh faced.
So, what’s the secret behind her envious look? Well, Melissa was kind enough to spill her beauty secrets to me during a recent interview.
Have you always been into makeup?
Melissa Gorga: Actually, no. The truth is, the most makeup I wore before the show was mascara and lip gloss. I never left home without either of those. I also never used to have my makeup professionally done unless it was for an event, and I think being on the show has given me a whole new appreciation for it. When you are on TV, you have to wear a lot of makeup because the lights will end up drowning you out. When I first started the show, production would always tell me I didn’t have enough makeup on and to go put on more, so you really learn what works for TV and what doesn’t. And to be absolutely honest, Joe hates when I have my makeup done. He likes the natural look and loves when I go back to just mascara and lip gloss.
What’s your go-to everyday look?
MG: It would have to be a bronze-y eye, I think it really matches well with my skin tone, a baby pink cheek and nude lip. It is my go-to look.
What are your favorite beauty products?
MG: I have so many favorites! I never thought I would fall in love with makeup the way that I did. Highlighter is definitely one of my favorite products, my favorite right now is one from BECCA in Champagne Pop. I also have a Too Faced bronzer in chocolate that I love and my MAC Love Nectar lip gloss.
What’s the best beauty advice you’ve ever received? And the worst?
MG: The best advice I’ve gotten would have to be from a makeup artist in LA. She told me to put a little Argan oil on your face before foundation to help give your skin that creamy and smooth look.
The worst would have to be being told to put multiple, bright-colored eye shadows on my eyelids. That’s a big no-no!
Being a mom is busy job, how do you find time to take care of yourself?
MG: Right now its summer, it’s all about the kids, so there’s a lot less me time. Once the kids go back to school, I will drop them off and drive straight to the gym. I get an hour in and then I have the whole day to do what I have to do for that day. If I don’t head right there, I won’t go at all! LOL It’s not always easy with 3 kids under the age of 10, but it’s something you just have to figure out and find the balance. Joe and I always make a point to have one night of the week put aside for date night, too.
Let’s talk body. How do you stay so fit? Your body is the ENVY of so many!
MG: Thank you so much! I really appreciate that. I have to be honest, I think 50% is my genetics. The other 50% is definitely working really hard at the gym and eating right. I don’t believe in dieting, but I do believe in small portions throughout the day and eating every few hours. What some people don’t know is that I never sit. I am not one to sit and watch TV; I am constantly running around with my kids and having the boutique now just keeps me really active throughout the day.
If you could pick between flawless makeup or perfect hair days forever, which would you choose?
MG: Can I choose neither? LOL. I think I would have to go with flawless makeup because you can always put a hat on to cover a bad hair day.
When do you feel most beautiful?
MG: This might sound silly, but I really feel the most beautiful when I look natural. My hair is usually up in a bun, I have a little bit of makeup and a pair of sweatpants on.
What’s your approach to aging?
MG: I do feel like as I’ve gotten older, I have become more comfortable in my skin and also in what I say. I used to really worry about what other people thought and not saying how I truly felt because I didn’t want to offend anyone. Now, I have learned to just speak what’s on my mind. The same thing goes for what I wear. I just feel more confident and I own it a lot more. I don’t care what other people think and that is so freeing.
Have you had any work done? We know Jac accuses you of having 4 nose jobs this season….not nice!
MG: I’ll clear that up as the show goes on, so keep watching!
Do you believe in fillers and non-surgical maintenance beauty?
MG: I do, I believe in doing what works for you and what makes you feel good because that is what matters. And as long as you do things in moderation, some people can get a little carried away if you know what I mean LOL
Any other beauty confessions you’d like to share?
MG: I’ve definitely learned less as more. Like Coco Chanel once said, “always remove one thing before you leave the house.”
HUGE thanks to Melissa for chatting with me! I’m excited to see how the drama plays out on RHONJ this season!
Which beauty secret of Melissa’s surprises you the most?