Beauty Bag: DJ Mia Moretti’s New York Fashion Week must-haves

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Back-to-back shows, after-parties and posing for street-style photos (all in heels and in the cold) can quickly get tiring for even the most seasoned fashion week vet. And often it’s the booming music (and a steady stream of nonfat lattes) that keep people moving from the daytime shows to the late night parties.

Mia Moretti is no stranger to this scene, in fact, as one of the week’s most sought-after DJs, she’s responsible for keeping people on their feet and, hopefully, dancing the night away. This week, she’ll be found spinning at Alice & Olivia, Rag & Bone, Hugo Boss, Carlo Pazzolini and Rebecca Minkoff, to name a few.


The rest of the year, Moretti plays celeb-studded parties, logging plenty of air miles between posh fashion gigs. Her busy schedule (she recently released a single called “So Beautiful” with electronic violinist Caitlin Moe) and plenty of late nights make her a pro at finding the most effective, multi-use beauty items to keep her looking gorgeous and well-rested, even when sleep is not an option.

Here’s a look at the products in her makeup bag that will be working overtime this fashion week.

Ole Henricksen African Red Tea Exfoliating Lip Salvation $15 at Sephora

“This is a yummy lip exfoliator that isn’t too harsh,” says Moretti. “You can use it throughout the day, and it doubles as a gloss because it has a nice light pink tint to it.”

Ling Skincare NYC Hydra Squaline Oil $75 at

“I love this oil for the winter and put it on as soon as I get on a plane,” says the New York-based, California native. “Sometimes I put it on again in the middle of a flight, because flying dries your skin out so much.”


NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Red Square $24 at

A bright pop of orange-red lipstick can take a look from day to night and Moretti relies on this moisturizing matte pencil for the bold color and because the formula stays put without fading.

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15 $45 at

This is her go-to foundation for its sheer and dewy finish. “It also has an SPF in it,” says Moretti, “which I like because other products with sunscreen I’ve used in the past always seem to be a little too oily.”

Tom Ford Private Blend Amber Absolute Eau de Parfum $195 at Nordstrom

The earthy scent is the DJ’s favorite blend and the bonus is that it’s housed in a container under 3 ounces, making it easy to travel with.


--Melissa Magsaysay


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