Kelly Dodd from Real Housewives of Orange County can be pretty polarizing, but I think we can all agree that she’s absolutely gorgeous and may be aging in reverse.

How Old is Kelly Dodd?

Kelly Dodd was born September 26, 1975 making her 43 years old.

Where is Kelly Dodd from?

Kelly Meza-Dodd is originally from Arizona and has also lived in San Francisco before ending up in Orange County.

What is Kelly Dodd’s Ethnicity?

She is a Latina and part Mexican.

Kelly’s tagline this season is “Call animal control, ’cause there’s a cougar on the loose in the OC.” She is recently divorced from her ex Michael Dodd. Kelly is single and on the prowl and looking better than ever! Kelly and Michael Dodd have one daughter together named Jolie.

Kelly Dodd pregnant in 2005 with her daughter Jolie.
Kelly Dodd pregnant in 2005 with her daughter Jolie. Kelly Dodd is about 29/30 years old in this photo.

When do you feel most beautiful?
Everyday, when I eat healthy and exercise.

– Kelly Dodd (Source)
Baby Jolie with mom Kelly Dodd
Baby Jolie with mom Kelly Dodd

Kelly Dodd’s Skin Care

As you’ve gotten older, how has your beauty routine changed?
When I was younger I use to just wash my face and call it a night. Now I wash, tone, brighten, retin A, moisturize. I believe beauty starts from the inside out, so I am more mindful now about nutrition, exercise and getting enough sleep. 

– Kelly Dodd (Source)

Kelly Dodd says using SPF in her 20’s and continuing to stay out of the son has kept her looking young. Erika Jayne from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills preaches this tip over and over as well.

If you were only going to wear one beauty product, what would it be?
Sunscreen to prevent wrinkles. 

– Kelly Dodd (Source)

I feel like Kelly Dodd would wear a higher end sunscreen like the Dr. Dennis Gross Dark Spot Sun Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($42). I have an entire Amazon list dedicated to sun protection.

Dr. Dennis Gross Dark Spot Sun Defense SPF 50
Dr. Dennis Gross Dark Spot Sun Defense SPF 50

Kelly Dodd carries celeb fave iS Clinical Youth Serum in her purse. This serum helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles,  boost collagen, and make skin smooth and firm instantly.

iS Clinical Youth Serum is a favorite of Real Housewife of Orange County’s Kelly Dodd

Kelly carries Neutrogena Makeup Remover wipes in her purse to remove eye makeup. These drug store steals are a favorite of Cynthia Bailey of Real Housewives of Atlanta too!

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes

Kelly Dodd’s Makeup

One of Kelly Dodd’s signature looks is a bold red lip. Her go-to red lipstick shade is MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger ($18.50). (Source)

MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger
MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger

People were loving Kelly Dodd’s milk chocolate for summer lip look and she surprised us all with the answer of what it was. (Source)

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In The Hamptons! #montauk

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L'Oreal Infallible Les Chocolates
L’Oreal Infallible Les Chocolates

Kelly wore L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick in Les Chocolat on her top lip

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Cafe Au Chic
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Cafe Au Chic

and MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Cafe Au Chic ($21) on the bottom lip! Or maybe she meant she put’s this MAC on first and the L’Oreal on top? Unclear.

Edward Bess Deep Lipgloss in French Lace
Edward Bess Deep Lipgloss in French Lace

In her Bravo 4 Beauty Must Haves video Kelly was carrying around this pretty pink Edward Bess Deep Shine Lip Gloss in French Lace ($35)

Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder
Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder

Another beauty must-have is the cult favorite Laura Mercier Powder Translucent Loose Setting Powder. I’m guessing Kelly uses this to set her makeup, touch up throughout the day and control oil. This powder will fill in your pores and keep you looking flawless all day.

Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eyeshadow

When Kelly Dodd did a What’s In My Bag video for Bravo she was carrying around the Tom Ford Cream & Powder Eye Color Duo ($62) in Golden Peach. I have heard amazing things about these eye shadows. The metallic cream shadow goes onto the lid with a rich glow and the sparkling celestial powder on the lid intensifies the look and adds depth and shimmer.

Kat Guevara (@katguevaramua) was nice enough to post a breakdown of this gorgeous soft glam bronze look on Kelly Dodd.

Kelly Dodd's Reunion Makeup by @katguevaramua
Kelly Dodd’s Reunion Makeup & Photo by @katguevaramua on Instagram
Kelly Dodd's Reunion Makeup details by @katguevaramua
Kelly Dodd’s Reunion Makeup details by @katguevaramua on IG

Kelly Dodd’s Real Housewives Reunion Makeup

MAC Studio Face & Body Foundation ($30) This is a comfortable, lightweight foundation with a natural satin finish.

MAC Studio Face & Body Foundation
MAC Studio Face & Body Foundation

MAC Eyeshadow in Soft Brown ($17) BTW this shade is such a perfect transition/crease color. It’s my most used MAC eyeshadow!

MAC Eyeshadow in Soft Brown
MAC Eyeshadow in Soft Brown

MAC Eyeshadow in Saddle ($17)

MAC Eyeshadow in Saddle
MAC Eyeshadow in Saddle

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Glow With It ($34)

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Glow With It
MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Glow With It

MAC Eye Kohl in Costa Riche ($18) You may remember this from Lilly Ghalichi’s Tips and Tricks

MAC Lashes in #35 and #48 stacked aka glued on top of each other for added volume, drama, and dimension. Check out my post on False Lashes for Beginners.

MAC 35 Lash ($17)

MAC 48 Lash ($17)

MAC Lip Pencil in Stripdown ($18)

MAC Lipstick in Freckletone – I believe this one has been discontinued, but MAC Lipstick in Peachstock ($18.50) is very similar.

MAC Peachstock Lipstick
MAC Peachstock Lipstick

MAC Lipglass in Prrr ($17.50) (omg I remember reading in Paris Hilton’s book that this was her fave! obviously I ran out and bought it.) Lisa Rinna also likes Prr lipglass by MAC.

MAC Lipglass in Prrr
MAC Lipglass in Prrr

Kelly went to Kim Kardashian West’s KKW [check out Kim Kardashian’s Selfie Secrets] store and the Glossier store recently and was not impressed lol:

Kelly Dodd’s Eyebrows


Kelly has her eyebrows microbladed. Microblading is a semi-permanent procedure where the brows are tattooed on in a natural color and shape using hair-like strokes to imitate the real deal. You can read my very thorough post all about eyebrow microblading here.

Permanent Makeup By Justine and Kelly Dodd after an eyebrow microblading touch-up. (Photo: IG @pmby_justine)

Kelly Dodd has her eyebrows microbladed by Permanent Makeup by Justine in Orange County (IG @pmby_justine).

Kelly Dodd’s Perfume

Kelly loves Maison Francis Kurkdjian Grand Soir Eau de Parfum so much she carries it in her purse! ($215)   (Source)

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Grand Soir Eau de Parfum

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Grand Soir Eau de Parfum

Kelly Dodd’s Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Procedures

Kelly Dodd’s Breast Reduction

“They were so large and in charge,” she shares. “There’s a lot of women that are [in their] 40s and they, you know, have boobs hanging down to here and, when you’re 40, you’re getting older and you need to maintain. I also got vaginal rejuvenation, too.”

– Kelly Dodd (Source)

Kelly said she’s always had big boobs and they were hurting her back so she had a reduction and lift. She also claims that “flat is the in thing” and she wishes she went even smaller! (Source) Kelly went from a 32GG to a 32DD. (Source) Stassi Schroeder from Vanderpump Rules has also undergone a breast reduction.

Kelly Dodd’s Vaginal Rejuvenation

I know it’s gross, and a lot of women don’t talk about it, but it’s the reality,” she continues. “You can do something about it … you don’t have to have, like, wear a pad all the time, you don’t have to worry about jumping up and down. You don’t have to worry about coughing or laughing, you know what I mean? You can go running. There’s things you can do to help yourself be better.” 

– Kelly Dodd (Source)

Kelly Dodd had vaginal rejuvenation to help with her incontinence. A CO2 laser tightens the bladder. Sonja Morgan of Real Housewives of New York City has had a similar procedure.

Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma

Kelly Dodd is not afraid to get messy for the sake of beauty. She had micro needling aka a Platelet Rich Plasma facial aka PRP Facial aka Vampire Facial. For this they spin the blood and use the microneedle to put the platelets into a deeper layer of the skin to help with pigmentation and acne scars.

“What they do is they draw blood and they take the plasma, they spin it, and they take the plasma out of your blood, so it’ll be like liquid gold basically,” she explained. “It’s supposed to put the collagen and all of the good stuff from your plasma of your blood and they needle it. They have this little needle, so they put the plasma in it.”

– Kelly Dodd(Source)

Kelly Dodd’s Botox and Lasers

She had hers done at CosmetiCare in Orange County. She also had ClearLift Laser and received Botox that day as well. She has also had a custom peel done at Cosmeticare as well.

Kelly Dodd’s Makeup Artist

Kelly Dodd used makeup artist Kat Guevara (@katguevaramua) for her reunion look and some of her interview looks. Here’s another look Kat did for Kelly Dodd:

From @katguevaramua on IG

She has also seen Real Housewives tri-state area Bravo clubhouse favorite Priscilla DiStasio (@mspriscillanyc) who you may remember from Ramona Singer’s Beauty Secrets post. Priscilla DiStasio has also done Stassi Schroeder’s makeup.

Kelly Dodd's makeup done by makeup artist Priscilla DiStasio
Kelly Dodd’s makeup done by makeup artist Priscilla DiStasio You can see this post on Instagram here.

Kelly Dodd’s Teeth & Smile

Kelly uses one of my favorite shortcuts to looking younger – Crest White Strips. A whiter smile is a younger looking smile, trust me and try it!

Crest White Strips

Crest White Strips

She carries flossers and Orbit gum in her bag as well- Kelly obviously values a flawless smile.

Kelly Dodd’s Style

Kelly has amazing style and she’s using it to create a new fashion line called No Skills. No word yet on when it launches, but you can read more about Kelly Dodd’s fashion line on Bravo.

Kelly was actually previously the COO of Kiss Me Mirrors based out of Newport Beach, CA, but I can’t find a website or any additional info on this compact makeup mirror line. (Source)

Kelly Dodd’s Social Media

Kelly Dodd’s Instagram @rhoc_kellyddodd

Kelly Dodd’s Twitter @RHOC_KellyDodd

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