Sonja Morgan’s Makeup Secrets

Sonja Morgan of Real Housewives of New York City has really nailed the “I’m not wearing that much makeup yet I look incredibly polished and chic at the same time” look. She never looks cakey or overdone, yet always looks flawless! If you saw my Sonja Morgan’s Beauty Secrets – Skincare, Botox, Facials, and More post you know that Sonja takes amazing care of her skin and eats very healthy, but what is she putting on her face and body that is making her look so flawless? I still can’t believe Queen Sonja Morgan herself reposted my last blog on her Facebook, I mean is this real life!?!?


Sonja Morgan’s Makeup

Sonja Morgan. Photo from Page Six/WireImage.

Sonja was kind enough to instagram some of her favorite products to make it easier for us mere mortals:

Mascara: Yay Sonja Morgan’s mascara is affordable! She uses Kardashian favorite L’Oreal Voluiminous Mascara

Body Scrub: Osea Malibu Undaria Body Polish  This fine-grain body polish has uplifting aromatherapy and is vegan and cruelty-free. It’s super important to exfoliate well with a body scrub before self-tanning.

Eyeshadow: For easy eyeshadow looks Sonja Morgan likes the Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette. This is a great palette even for beginners because it comes with step by step directions for creating day and evening eyeshadow looks. Here is the updated version of the Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette.

Foundation/Tinted Moisturizer: By Terry Cover-Expert Perfecting Fluid Foundation SPF 15. I’ve heard great things about the By Terry beauty products and this claims to give flawless velvet radiance which I would say describes Sonja’s skin pretty well.

Lips: Sonja uses the Chanel Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer to give her lips definition and some color. She did not list which color she uses, but she is almost always in a neutral lip so I would guess she uses the color 05 Mordore-Nude.

Eye Primer: Cover FX Anti-Age Smoothing Eye Primer (sold out, but the Urban Decay Primer Potion anti-aging formula is similar). This eyeshadow primer binds concealer and eyeshadows for better color payoff and all day wear. It’s supposed to sooth, hydrate, reduce under eye puffiness, and tighten and firm the skin. This product is no longer sold, but the cult fave

iconNeck Cream: Erno Laszlo ‘Firmarine’ Neck Cream (sold out, but the Perricone MD Cold Plasma Sub-D Firming Neck Treatment is similar) this cream tightens and lifts the skin at the neck and chin to keep it firm.

Vitamin C Serum: Skinceuticals C E Ferulic serum. This is a daytime Vitamin C serum that provides environmental protection, helps produce collagen, reduces the appearance of fine lines, firms skin, and brightens the complexion.

Thai Lemongrass House Thai Lemon Body and Massage Oil. This oil looks great and you can find it on their website, but I don’t see it sold online. The Body Shop Spa of the World Massage Oil in Thai Lemongrass is likely similar.

Body Oil Spray: Caudalie Divine Oil. I have repurchased this and LOVE this stuff as well. It smells so nice and expensive it’s great for a fancy date night. You can use it on your body as a moisturizer as well as on your face and the ends of your hair.

Face and Neck Creme: Perricone MD Cold Plasma Body which is now the Perricone MD Cold Plasma Anti-Aging Body Lotion . This treatment  firms, tightens, tones, smooths, and hydrates for a radiant glow. It helps improve the appearance of dehydrated creepy and loose skin. It even is able to minimize the appearance of skin dimples and cellulite on the butt and thighs.

Sonja Morgan on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. Photo from

Sonja Morgan’s Access Hollywood Makeup

Sonja Morgan rocking her famous smokey eye on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. Photo from

Here Sonja shows us more of her favorite makeup and skin care products:

(Starting from top-left):

Serum: Bliss Triple Oxygen Radiant Protection Serum defends skin against environmental stressors and the signs of aging while restoring a glowing radiance.

Eyebrow Pencil: By Terry Crayon Sourcils Terrybly Eyebrow Pencil. I would guess she uses the Ash Brown or Basic Nude shade. Check out my How to Fill in Your Brows post for tips.

Tinted Body Lotion: Caudalie Divine Legs Tinted body lotion (sold out, but the Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body Slimmer Shimmer, Shape Hydrate, & Glow is similar). This is a body bronzer that gives an instant glow that lasts all day and washes off in the shower. It gives a nice sun-kissed look and helps to cover any discoloration. It’s great for camouflaging stretch marks, cellulite, spider veins, etc.

Eye Cream. Perricone MD Cold Plasma Eye cream. This eye cream helps with fine lines, dark circles, puffiness, dryness, discoloration, and dullness.

Vitamin C Serum: Sonja uses the Skinceuticals C E Ferulic serum. This is a daytime vitamin C serum that provides environmental protection, helps produce collagen, can reduce the appearance of fine lines, firms skin, and brightens the complexion.

Foundation/Tinted Moisturizer: By Terry Cover-Expert Perfecting Fluid Foundation SPF 15. This is the second time Sonja posted this product so she must really love it! It claims to give flawless velvet radiance which I would say describes Sonja’s skin pretty well.

iconBronzer/Highlighter: Laura Geller ‘Bronze-n-Brighten’ Baked Color Correcting Bronzer. Sonja doesn’t specify which product is in the IG photo, but from her description I would guess it is this bronzer in Medium. It has a swirl of color-corrective pigments that create a natural tan with a dewy, radiant finish. It also is paraban-free and has antioxidants which help fight aging.

Lip Liner: By Terry Crayon Lèvres Lip Pencil. Sonja doesn’t say what color, but she loves a nude lip so I’d guess Perfect Nude or Rose Contour. She doesn’t mention a lipstick so she may just fill in her lips with this pencil.

Bronzer/Blush/Highlighter Palette: Urban Decay ‘Naked Flushed’ Bronzer, Highlighter & Blush Palette. Sonja loves a good tan and this bright pink blush will give you a super youthful and fresh look.

Eyeshadow Palette (not pictured): Sonja says in the caption that she uses the Urban Decay Naked eye palette as well and if you want to get Sonja’s looks I’d recommend the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette because you can create both simple, everyday looks or a smokey eye (updo, Gstaad). She also posted that her daughter had this one as well.

Moisturizer: Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream. This is a luxurious cream that’s supposed to combat the signs of aging like fine lines, dryness, and loss of firmness and elasticity. This is applied morning and evening to the face and neck.

Lift Firming Serum: This product I can’t find the exact match for, but I’m thinking the equivalent may be the new Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Firming Serum which uses hyaluronic acid for volume to visibly re-contour, firm, and re-plump aging skin. The peptides work on natural collagen and elastin and help to lift the look of facial contours and reduce the visible effects of aging.

Complexion Correcting Serum: Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum. This serum is again supposed to help give smoother, brighter-looking skin and also helps treat acne and blemishes and fade dark spots.

Neck Cream: Erno Laszlo ‘Firmarine’ Neck Cream (sold out, but the Perricone MD Cold Plasma Sub-D Firming Neck Treatment is similar) this cream is supposed to tighten and lift the skin at the neck and chin to keep it firm.

Body Lotion (not pictured): She mentions in the caption that she likes the Bliss body lotion and I can vouch that the Bliss Body Butters are insanely moisturizing! They also smell fantastic. This is a super heavy moisturizer so you will feel it, but you’ll also see results!

Love Sonja Morgan’s soft makeup look here. Photo from

Sonja Morgan’s Beach Beauty Must Haves

Sonja Morgan looking like she just got back from the South of France. Photo from PageSix/FilmMagic.

Here’s another photo Sonja Morgan posted on Instagram of her beach must-haves:

Starting from the bottom left corner:

BB Cream: Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm which I think has been replaced with the Urban Decay ‘Naked Skin’ One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 20. I have a good friend that swears by this product! BB Creams combine moisturizer, primer, foundation, concealer, SPF and skin treatments which is why it’s called One & Done!

Sunscreen: Tip: It’s important to use a SPF separate from your daily moisturizer and foundation. Sonja Morgan likes the L’Oreal Invisible Protect SPF 30.

Bronzer/Blush/Highlighter Palette: Urban Decay ‘Naked Flushed’ Bronzer, Highlighter & Blush Palette. Repeat alert! This versatile palette will help Sonja look bronzy, rosey cheeked, and highlighted day or night.

Bronzer: Caudalie Mineral Illuminating Bronzing Powder. This is a complexion enhancer that gives you a nice healthy glow with a matte finish.

Gel Moisturizer: The Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel is a fantastic product that I have re-purchased several times and it’s great for summer as well because it’s light texture won’t leave your face feeling greasy or heavy.

Glycolic Peel (Exfoliating Mask): Caudalie Glycolic Peel is a treatment that tightens pores, reduces oils, renews skin texture, and improves radiance. It also fights dark spots.

Cucumber Gel Mask (Hydrating Mask): Sonja likes the Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask which is a refreshing, cooling, moisturizing, calming gel that helps soothe dry, irritated skin. It also helps hydrate, de-puff, smooth, and soften the skin. Tip: refrigerate this for extra de-puffing power.

Bronzer: I assume Sonja wore this Sisley Paris ‘Phyto-Touche’ Sun Glow Bronzing Gel-Powder when P Diddy was on her yacht since it’s $115!! It’s a gel to powder formula that gives a natural, sun-kissed complexion.

Sheet Masks: iconSonja uses the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask. This is a luxury cotton face mask that’s pre-soaked with a concentration of Pitera which hydrates the skin making it look more radiant.

Spray Sunscreen: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen, Broad Spectrum SPF 45 It’s so important to protect your skin from the sun!

Face and Body Sunscreen (face down in photo): Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen This is a great sunscreen because it’s lightweight, has a clean feeling, and it dries quickly.

Bluetooth Speaker: Ultimate Ears Boom 2 BrainFreeze Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) because everyone needs a little music when they’re hanging out on the beach!

Acne Treatment: Kate Somerville’s EradiKate Mask Foam-Activated Acne Treatment. This mask helps gently exfoliate, reduces and prevents pimples, and helps unclog pores.

Tinted SPF (not pictured): Sonja mentions in the comments of this IG post that she wears SkinCeuticals tinted SPF. I love the SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50 it’s great!

Pink Ray-Ban Mirrored Aviators: These appear to be either the Standard Original 58mm Aviator Sunglasses in Fuchia/Mirror or the Ray-Ban ORIGINAL AVIATOR MIRRORED Sunglasses, RB3025 58 in Gold Matte/Purple Mirror.

Which housewife has the best makeup? Which housewife would you like to see me do next? Comment below!

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