Christi Miller just loves makeup and skin care and big, chunky, funky pieces of jewelry. (Did we mention makeup and skin care?)
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And it’s not just the exclusive cosmetic lines like La Bella Donna or skin-care lines like Darphin that draw her clients. It’s her passion for product.
“Everything I sell has to pass my muster,” she says. “I really have to love it. I’m not a natural sales person, so I rely on my love for something, which goes through to the customer.”
Her top-five musts for every handbag are Laura Mercier Lipgloss in opal glace—“It looks great on everyone”—a light bronzing powder “tailored to your skin tone, of course,” Instantly Radiant Moisture Stick for Eyes “to minimize fine lines and wrinkles as well as brighten with light reflectors,” something with sun protection (“SPF, SPF, SPF every day”) and Rosebud Salve. “It’s good for everything—eye makeup, cuticles, you name it.”
Truly a lover of all the extras that make a look sing, she confesses to a regular rotation of basic clothes that she jazzes up with jewelry and an evolving makeup style.
“I really go for big, chunky, artistic pieces of jewelry,” she says. “I have a recent John Hardy addiction. I found a great piece at A.R. Morris, but I think I need a new living room window first.”
Stephen Dweck is a favorite, and Peter Kay—anything but classic.
“I’m not dissing anyone who wears a tennis bracelet,” she insists. “That’s just not me. Once my husband gave me the most beautiful pearl necklace from Tiffany. I’m sure he thought every woman wants pearls and diamond studs, but he was relieved to learn I preferred turquoise and amber,” she says with a laugh.
Presiding over her legions of candy-colored lip glosses, perfectly chic accessories, decadent creams, lotions and potions, Miller is right where she should be.