This Is What 54 Looks Like

Why celebrity makeup artist Sonia Kashuk thinks her age gives her a leg up

As told to Nikki Ostasiewski
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Photograph: Melanie Acevedo

On Redefining The Fifties“I love telling people my age. They are often surprised, and I use it to my advantage. Your fifties don’t have to be dowdy; I think 54 is cool.”

On Her Perfect-Skin Secret “The key to a gorgeous complexion is applying foundation just where it’s needed-, -not all over. I wear my own Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Luminous Foundation [$10;].”

On Her Very Personal Battle “Six years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thanks to an early diagnosis, I was one of the lucky ones. I’ve since used my platform with Target to talk about the disease and raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation [].”

On Her Anti-Aging Strategy “A healthy diet, daily exercise and a mind to stay modern are crucial. And I get facials once a month.”

On Making It As An Entrepreneur “I credit my work success to being a sponge, listening to and surrounding myself with ambitious people.”   

-As told to Nikki Ostasiewski

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