I’m sure we all know Kelly Bensimon. Real Housewives of New York Alum? Her famous iconic beef with Bethany Frankel?
Well if you don’t, she is a real estate agent, socialite, model, author, and entrepreneur. At 52 years old, she has amassed quite a legacy for herself. Plus, she looks absolutely fantastic.
A modern working woman of the 21st century, Bensimon has aged gracefully, and we are dying to know her secrets.
Thankfully, we have some of the scoop. From her favorite beauty products to skincare holy grails, we’ve hunted it all down.
Skincare Trade Secrets
Bensimon swears by Matriskin Instant Foaming Cleanser, and we see why. It’s a gentle foaming cleansing for all skin types that promises to remove all traces of makeup, leaving skin fresh. This could be a great product to add to your cleansing routine, after removing your makeup. At forty-six dollars a bottle, it’s a relatively affordable product for the masses.
Another product she loves is Creme de la Mer by La Mer. La Mer is a french skincare brand and celebrity favorite.
This moisturizer is known for its luxurious rich texture and ability to penetrate the driest of skin. Luxury will cost you a pretty penny. A two-ounce bottle of this creme runs three hundred forty-five dollars.
For this product, I suggest getting a free sample from Sephora. Maybe until you have the full two ounces.
Of course, our queen wouldn’t leave us without a relatable cheap option. Bensimon includes Johnson’s Baby Lotion in her must-haves and I must say it’s my favorite option. At three dollars a bottle, how could it not be? This classic formula will take you back to your childhood and leave your skin silky smooth, like any real housewife of New York.
On Real Housewives of New York City, we always saw Bensimon looking glam. We know the products she carries with her at all times, and you can get most of them at your local pharmacy. Yep, you heard that right.
First, Bensimon loves L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara. This cult classic is known for giving five times your natural eyelash volume. The formula is fragrance-free with easy application, guaranteeing no clumps, flakes, or smudges.
You can buy it for eight dollars on Amazon, Ulta, or Walgreens. Um, brb, going to go add it to my shopping cart.
Next, Bensimons recommends Too Faced’s Tinted Beauty Balm, which is essentially a BB cream.
It is a light formula BB cream that boasts a natural glow and perfect skin finish. At thirty-four dollars, it’s a medium ranged product that might be worth trying out.
Lastly, to get her iconic smokey eye, Bensimon lauds Tom Ford’s Eye Color Quad. It’s an eyeshadow palette with four richly pigmented colors that you can use to create an amazing smokey look. The palette is eighty-eight dollars at Sephora or Tom Ford, so for this one, I suggest another sample. Or put it on your Christmas wish list!
In the Know
Now that you’re in the know with all of these great products, you have all the power in the world to recreate her looks or live like a real housewife for a day. Add them to your wishlist or get those free samples. Either way, do you boo!