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The 411: Christina Zilber


When launching a beauty brand that focuses on enhancing natural beauty, it doesn’t hurt to be naturally gorgeous yourself. So when former model Christina Zilber debuted Jouer Cosmetics in 2004, she had a little bit of a leg up—although that didn’t stop her from going the extra mile when it came to innovation. Zilber’s line of blushes, eye shadows, pressed powders, and the like featured a unique packaging concept with a snap system that enabled users to lock together their favorite products in a Lego-like formation, creating a connectable custom palette. Next came advances in body care and skincare (we’re big fans of her Luminizing Moisture Tint) that furthered Zilber’s practical yet elegant aesthetic, which also happens to extend to all facets of her life. Here, the L.A.-based mother and makeup guru shares some of her favorite beauty haunts, shopping destinations, and the best place to grab a fresh juice in the City of Angels.

The Makeup Must-Have: Jouer Lip Sheers
“I’m always testing several Jouer products in development. I can’t reveal all that we have in the works, but I currently love our new Lip Sheers. They offer beautiful sheer color and SPF protection—look out for them in summer 2013! I also love the fragrance in the products. Jouer’s signature scent is a mix of gardenia, jasmine, and honeysuckle. People stop me on the street to ask what I’m wearing!”
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The Juice for a Generation: Kreation in Beverly Hills
“Their Green Power Smoothie is filling and delicious. It’s loaded with energizing nutrients and plant-based protein—almond butter, chia seeds, probiotics, etcetera. I’m constantly on the go and this provides me with the fuel I need to get through the day.”
9465 Charleville Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212,

The Girl’s Getaway: Cal-a-Vie
“My ultimate beauty getaway is three days at Cal-a-Vie in San Diego. Everything from the morning hikes to the gourmet spa food to the unparalleled treatments leaves you feeling pampered and rejuvenated.”
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The E-Commerce Obsession: Net-a-Porter
“I love the ease of shopping online, and Net-a-Porter tops my list. As a tall girl, I’m always looking for heels three inches or under, and I just found the chicest pair of Givenchy sandals that I’ll wear all spring and summer.”
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The Product Paradise: Nigel Beauty Emporium
“I am like a kid in a candy store at Nigel Beauty Emporium in North Hollywood. Every beauty product you could ever dream of lives in this mecca, from hard-to-find French moisturizers to special-effects makeup to professional hair tools and upscale makeup brands. Trust me, this is worth the visit!”
11252 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601,

The Infrequent Indulgence: Beauty Sleep
“What a difference it makes when I have a good night’s rest—a too infrequent occurrence.”

Photo: Courtesy of Jouer Cosmetics

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