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September 1 2014

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Beauty Nostalgia: Reminiscing With…Charlotte Ronson

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The Pro: Charlotte Ronson, fashion designer and founder of the Charlotte Ronson beauty collection for Sephora.

The Product: “Some of my fondest memories growing up revolve around Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream. My mom would always wear it on her lips. It’s both shiny and matte, and has that distinctive waxy, Vaseline-y smell that reminds me of trips to the Elizabeth Arden salon when we moved to New York from London. My mom took me there for my first manicure on my sixth birthday—and that’s where the manicures stopped! During the colder months in the city, my sister, Sam, my brother, Mark, and I would put the Eight Hour Cream on our lips, under our noses, and pretty much smear it all over to protect from the wind and cold. It was a funny sight—our hair would stick to our faces in the wind. Sam and I were thrilled about using our mother’s product but our brother wasn’t so into it! Today, I still use [it] to keep my lips and skin soft and moisturized. And I put a little under my nose to prevent germs on the plane. But I did stop smearing it all over my face!”

Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Arden

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