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What’s in Your Bag, Padma Lakshmi?

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The Top Chef hostess dishes on her beauty favorites.

In addition to hosting Bravo's Top Chef, Emmy-nominated Padma Lakshmi is a cookbook author, model, and entrepreneur (look for Padma's Easy Exotic, her line of side dishes and rice mixes, at Costco). Needless to say, she's got a lot on her plate. "I've always been a fan of dash-and-go beauty," Lakshmi says. "I don't spend hours in front of the mirror. The keys to beauty are really sleep, water, and a diverse diet. And the most important thing is to laugh."

Padma's Favorite Beauty Products: 

1. MAC COSMETICS BLOT FILM, $16, maccosmetics.com
"
These little guys come in handy, especially right before I get out of the car."

2. CLARINS BEAUTY FLASH BALM$46, clarins.com
"
This gentle moisturizer is nourishing without feeling heavy." 

3. PHYTO PHYTOVOLUME ACTIF$29, phyto-usa.com
"
I spritz my roots before blow-drying upside down for a ton of volume."

4. NARS VELVET MATTE LIP PENCIL IN DOLCE VITA$26, narscosmetics.com
"
This vibrant color makes your mouth look fresh and kissable."

5. URBAN DECAY 24/7 GLIDE-ON EYE PENCIL IN SABBATH$20, urbandecay.com
"
I love how soft this pencil is, yet the color is supersaturated and rich."