Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Beauty Spotlight: Kimberly Guilfoyle

Kimberly Guilfoyle currently serves as co-host of FOX News Channel's The Five (weekdays 5-6PM/ET) and as part of a rotating panel on Outnumbered (weekdays 12-1PM/ET). She joined the Fox News Channel in 2006 as a legal analyst following a career as a prosecutor.
by Delia von Neuschatz

The first thing you notice about Fox News Channel television host Kimberly Guilfoyle is that she is gorgeous – even more beautiful in person than on camera. Add to that her long list of accomplishments and easy confidence and it’s easy to see how mere mortals may feel just a tad intimidated. But then, her natural warmth takes over and the next thing you know is you just want to sit a little closer and dish about life, love and all things beauty.

In addition to co-hosting a top-rated cable television show, the 47-year old former Victoria’s Secret model, prosecutor and First Lady of San Francisco has, among other things, put murderers behind bars, hobnobbed with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall and penned a self-empowerment book, all while tirelessly campaigning for children’s rights. How does the single mother take it all in stride (always in a killer pair of heels) while staying preternaturally youthful and impeccably turned out? Find out below:
Kimberly Guilfoyle as Assistant District Attorney in San Francisco in 2001 when she helped prosecute an infamous second-degree murder trial involving a dog mauling that received international attention. Kimberly also spent four years in Los Angeles as Deputy District Attorney, working on child abuse, narcotics, domestic violence, kidnapping, robbery, arson, sexual assault and homicide cases.
Born to an Irish father and a Puerto Rican mother, the San Francisco native says she tries to live life in a way that respects the beliefs of her parents because “they sacrificed a tremendous amount for me to be able to do what I do today.”
Kimberly earlier this year, chairing the annual gala for The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Founded in 1875, the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is the first child protection agency in the world. Kimberly serves on the organization’s Children’s Council and in 2012, was bestowed the Strength of our Society Award for her contributions to children’s advocacy. “Being the recipient of this award was very exciting for me, especially with my background as prosecutor prosecuting physical and sexual abuse cases against children,” says Kimberly. “This is an area I’ve been passionate about my whole life.”
Kimberly with her Imperial Shih Tzu, Bella.
Benny, a Morkie (a cross between a Maltese and a Yorkie), belongs to Kimberly’s son.
Kimberly with her 10-year-old son Ronan Anthony. At the age of 11, Kimberly lost her mother to leukemia. As a way to remain close to her mother, the news anchor strongly identifies with her Latin roots and teaches Ronan about the Puerto Rican culture, which she says is easy to do in a city like New York. Kimberly also attributes her mother’s untimely passing to her decision to pursue a legal career: “I became a prosecutor because I got my greatest joy in working with victims of violent crimes. I understood that profound sense of loss, and I could relate to it, and I wanted to do anything to help them heal by seeking justice.”

On balancing a demanding career with being a single mother: “I have a very good relationship with my son’s father Eric Villency, so we co-parent together really well which is fantastic. And Ronan has a great relationship with his grandparents and aunt and uncle. They’re always together on the holidays which is great. Plus I’m able to take my son to school every morning and I’m there at home to do homework with him because I get off at work at 6:00 so, I feel really blessed to be able to have these opportunities. Fox has been wonderful about facilitating and supporting me in that regard.” Photo: Kevin Kendrick
  In Making the Case, Kimberly writes about resilience and self-empowerment. As she has done in past years, Kimberly will be co-hosting Fox News’ New Year’s Eve countdown, “All-American News Year” from 8PM-1AM/ET.
Skin Care

I use a line of skin care called Natura Bissé which I really love. It’s a product and a company that originates from Spain and which many of my girlfriends use. I know a lot of people like Sofia Vergara, who love the brand. I find that it’s really gentle and nourishing, very moisturizing. I like to use their White Rich Luxury cleanser in the shower which opens up the pores. They also have another product, the Glyco Extreme Peel, that helps exfoliate which I use twice a week to get some of the excess makeup off. When you’re wearing heavy makeup in front of the camera as my colleagues and I do every day, you want to make sure you’re getting your pores cleansed really well. I primarily use products from their Diamond Collection which is great for young ladies moving up in life!
Natura Bissé Diamond White Rich Luxury Cleanse
In the evening, the first thing I do is use Neutrogena face wipes to remove my makeup. They’re fantastic. I always have them in my purse. I travel with them and believe it or not, they’re outstanding in getting all the makeup off including eyeliner, eyeshadow and mascara. I also find that unlike some other wipes, they do not dry my skin. They actually leave it kind of moist – a little bit damp and dewy. Then I put on my evening moisturizer and dab a little bit of eye cream under the eyes and in the corners.
In the mornings, I use the Diamond Gel Cream, one of Natura Bissé’s lighter moisturizers and in the evenings, I use the heavier Diamond Extreme lotion which has a creamy texture providing overnight repair and recovery. The brand also has a really beautiful firming neck cream called Tensolift. When you’re on television, the thing viewers see most of all is your face and your neck so it’s important to take care of your neck too.
L. to r.: Natura Bissé Diamond Extreme; Natura Bissé Diamond Extreme; Tensolift Neck Cream.
I like their Essential Shock hand lotion. It’s pretty light and thin so it’s not something that gets on your clothes. It absorbs right away and leaves a nice sheen and has a silky feel. It’s really important for women to take care of the hands because we’re looking after our kids, walking dogs and doing so many other things that require a lot of hand washing.

I like the line so much that it’s my Christmas gift. I’m giving all my female producers kits from Natura Bissé. People always tell me I have such beautiful skin and I have no Botox, nothing. I wish I could get those things done but I just don’t have the time! The products just really work. And no, I’m not a paid spokesperson for the brand. I buy it because I like it.

Makeup

I use a Make Up For Ever foundation when I’m going on air. They have a special formula for HD TV which is quite good. It’s used a lot with Fox talent. For day to day, I put on a sheer foundation from Lancôme called Teint Idole. I also always use a lot of MAC and Bravon lip glosses. Both Megyn Kelly and I are fans of the ones from Bravon.

Some of my favorite things in life are the Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Just Peach, concealers from Make Up For Ever and Eve Pearl and the Bravon Cherry Blossom blush. I use the MAC Dainty blush a lot too. My signature perfume is by Marc Jacobs – the original scent. I always have this with me. I spray it on at home. It’s phenomenal and I get a million compliments on it. When I find something that works, I’m all in.
L. to r.: Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation; Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Foundation; Eve Pearl Dual Salmon Concealer.
Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Juicy Peach   Bravon Lip Spa Aquagloss Bravon Susumu Suede Blush
Nars Blush in Orgasm   MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty
L’Oréal Voluminous mascara in carbon black   Marc Jacobs by Marc Jacobs perfume is the designer’s original scent.
I find that the powders from T. LeClerc are really good. Their yellow Banane powder works as a highlighter under the eye. And I also love the MAC Studio Fix NW25 powders.

In addition, I often use the Valerie Beverly Hills split duo foundation at home. Sometimes, I sometimes use the lighter side as a concealer. It’s easy to travel with it and it’s good to use year-round because the blending of colors allows you to achieve a paler look in winter or a more bronzed look during the summer.
MAC Studio Fix Powder and Foundation NW25   Valerie Beverly Hills split duo foundation
For my eyes, I love L’Oreal’s Voluminous Mascara in carbon black. It’s really fantastic. I line the top and inside of my eyes with a black liner. I like an extra intense black liner which I sometimes just get from the drug store. There’s one from Make Up For Ever that I like a lot too that’s chunky and soft. You don’t have to sharpen it so there’s less potential for damaging your eye. My eye doctor told me that the most injuries to eyes are with women and it’s from mascara wands and eye liner pencils. I line the top of my eyes with a black liner from Inglot. For eyeshadow, I use Jane Iredale’s Daytime color kit.

When it comes to applying makeup, I always travel with the professional makeup sponges from Alcone. They have just the right consistency and texture for soaking up excess makeup while still leaving enough on there. On the weekends, I just put on a BB cream from Garnier called Miracle Skin Perfector and then I don't need to wear any makeup.
Hair

To be honest, I really like the Pantene 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner. I also use the Nexxus Humectress conditioner which I buy in the big bottle that comes with a pump because you get the most value like that. The Oscar Blandi hydrating mask is good too.

To add volume, I use several products: the Rusk Thick Body and Texture Amplifier, the Unite Volumizing Spray and the blow dry spray from Kenra. Paul Mitchell’s Big Sexy is a hairspray I use a lot along with his Extra-Body Finishing Spray. At home, I use the Superfine Spray and the Texturizing Spray from Oribe.
Pantene Pro V 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner   Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisture Conditioner
Rusk thick body and texture amplifier Oscar Blandi Keratin Restore Mask Unite Boosta Volumizing Spray
My dry shampoo is the 7Second Refresher from Unite. To eliminate1` flyaways, I apply some Açai Daily Smoothing Serum which is rather fantastic.

I love the Mason Pearson brushes and the paddle brush from Denman. They are great for styling and blow drying long hair and give my hair lots of volume. I like the Denman paddle brush so much that I gave it as a gift to my hair stylist. I keep one at work and one at home.

I style my hair with a flat iron, a curling iron and use velcro rollers at the crown for added volume.
Unite 7Second Refresher Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray Açai Daily Smoothing Serum
Denman Large Professional Paddle Brush
Health and Fitness

My work out is basically running around all day. I enjoy getting on the treadmill and on the versaclimber. But I also like to go for a walk with my son and my dogs, Benny and Bella. Bella is an Imperial Shih Tsu and Benny is a Morkie (a Maltese Yorkie). He’s my son’s dog. My son, Ronan Anthony, who is 10, was named after my father and my brother.

I like restorative sleep. I sleep in a dark room with no ambient light and I like to use an eye mask when I sleep, otherwise I wake up all the time. I think it really shows when you don’t have a good night’s sleep.
Expert tip: A lot of people don’t realize that, for anti-aging purposes, you should apply moisturizer not only to the front of your neck, but to the back as well.

Bonus tip: If you’ve had a long day and you feel really tired but have to look sparkly, dab a bit of gold MAC Mineralize Skinfinish powder under the eye and it’ll perk you right up.
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