Let's face it (see what we did there?): Looking your very best usually begins with building the perfect complexion. So when we heard Laura Mercier was re-launching a new and improved formula of its cult-classic Tinted Moisturizer with good-for-you skin-perfecting ingredients, SPF, and a re-upped formula, our interest was PIQUED. You know the vibe: glowing, healthy skin, even tone, and a no-makeup finish. We asked three incredible women (with relatively low-key, one-and-done beauty routines) to test-drive their shade, share their perspective on beauty, and let us in on their routines.
If there’s one girl whose impossibly cool, low-maintenance brand of beauty has us itching to toss the entirety of our curated shelfies and 12-step routines, it’s Bianca Valle.
The holistic nutritionist lights up our social feeds daily with her perennially posi mantras. A recent example: “You can have anything you want in this life, you just have to allow yourself to.”
So it was no surprise when Valle hosted us at her classically New York Chinatown walk-up, the good vibes were in no short supply, and neither was her trademark take on all things health and beauty. For Valle, the two are inseparable. Feeling beautiful starts inside and radiates outwards. Our interview was no less enlightening—here, she sounds off on everything from her unexpected beauty icons (Mother Teresa, anyone?) to how she grew into feeling comfortable in her own skin (plus, the tinted moisturizer she reaches for when she wants a sheer hint of coverage with added skincare benefits).