At the November Cosmetic Executive Women event in Los Angeles, hundreds of beauty experts gathered to listen to M∙A∙C Cosmetics’ global brand president, Karen Buglisi Weiler, and our very own editor-at-large, Martha McCully, who moderated the program. Considering we were surrounded by a wealth of industry professionals, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to mingle our way through cocktail hour (antioxidant-rich pinot in hand) and nab some beauty insiders’ rules to live by.  


Turns out beauty connoisseurs don’t rely on crazy, elaborate, time-intensive rituals that aren’t practical, affordable or even unheard of. But it’s clear that they do know what the most important habits are for healthy skin—the kind with that lit-from-within glow.

We asked them, “How do you live—and look—healthy?” Read on to refill your mental bank of skin-loving best practices, especially before the New Year.



  1. University of Maryland Medical Center
  2. The Concerns of Mindy Kaling