Tinsley Mortimer Beauty Secrets

Tinsley Mortimer is the newest blonde on the Real Housewives of New York City. The socialite and NYC staple must have some kind of Benjamin Button disease because despite being born 8/11/75 (she’s about to be 42!) she somehow still looks like she’s in her 20s. Tinsley has a classic, clean, chic, preppy style and is definitely not into change. One reason the Tinsley Mortimer always looks on point- she used to be a beauty editor at Vogue (source)!

“My Southern mother taught me to never be ashamed to wear a full face of makeup at all times. She started putting lip gloss on me in fourth grade. So it’s just sort of built in.” (source)

Tinsley Mortimer Makeup

At one point back in 2008 Dior actually launched a a Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Tinsley Pink. The color was limited edition unfortunately, but a similar shade would be Dior ‘Addict’ Ultra-Gloss in 553 Princess ($30). Erika Jayne of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is also a big fan of Dior lipgloss.

Tinsley Mortimer with her Dior Ultra Gloss in ‘Tinsley Pink’ with fellow socialite Dabney Mercer.

For foundation Tinsley creates a flawless look that lasts all night with the Dior Capture Totale Foundation ($82) (source).
iconTinsley keeps her under eyes bright with the Dior ‘Flash Luminizer’ Radiance Booster Pen ($40) (source). The pen is a concealer/highlighter that gives buildable coverage to boost radiance and catch light in order to erase dark areas. It also helps fill lines and wrinkles.
iconTo get the Tinsley look after applying foundation I would apply the Dior ‘Flash Luminizer’ Radiance Booster Pen in 002 Ivory down the bridge of the nose, under the eyes in a triangle like Kim Kardashian, a bit on the forehead, the chin, and the upper lip. I would then blend with a BeautyBlender and set with a light or translucent powder.



Kim Kardashian showing where to apply highlight

Lisa Vanderpump likes the Yves Saint Laurent version- the YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch ($42).

KAPLAN MD Launch Event

Tinsley Mortimer’s Real Housewives of New York tagline is “A good set of lashes can fit anything…even a mugshot!” and she has mentioned several time needing to relocate out of Sonja Morgan’s townhouse into somewhere close by to her lash girl which means that Tinsley wears eyelash extensions. If you are new to the concept check out my post My Eyelash Extensions FAQs Tips and Tricks. tinsley-mortimer-style

To pump her eyelashes up even more Tinsley uses her favorite mascara Diorshow Black Out Mascara ($28.50) (source).

Tinsley Mortimer’s Hair


For hair Tinsley is obsessed with the Klorane Dry Shampoo ($20) which allows her to extend her professional blowouts for 3 days. Dry shampoo soaks up oils at the roots, adds volume, and texture and refreshes hair and I can’t live without it either! The Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk – Loose Powder Formula is great too because it’s eco-friendly in a non-aerosol spray powder form (most dry shampoo comes in aerosol cans).


Tinsley loves the cult classic Mason Pearson hair brush $205 (source). It was developed more than 100 years ago. The brush distributes the natural oils of the hair from the roots to the ends and exfoliate the scalp while stimulating the circulation of the hair follicles.icon
Another cult favorite of Tinsley’s is L’Oreal’s Elnett Satin Hairspray ($11) (source). This hairspray has amazing hold, and then you can brush it out and it magically disappears. It also has good humidity protection which is great for both New York City and Palm Beach. icon

L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray - Unscented, 11 oz.

To get Tinsley’s signature curls first blow your hair out smooth using a round brush to give yourself some volume at the roots. Once dry, part the hair down the middle and curl 1-2″ sections with a large barrel curling iron away from the face. You can also use a large curling rod and wrap the hair away from the face. Spray with L’Oreal Elnett to hold the style.


Tinsley Mortimer’s Skin Care

Before bed Tinsley always washes her face with Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford Skin Softening Cleanser ($30) (source).

Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford – Skin Softening Cleanser – Non-Foaming Wash – Oil Free & Fragrance Free – 5.5 Fluid Ounces – MT.0356

For night cream Tinsley likes La Roche-Posay Toleriane Riche Daily Soothing Nourishing Face Cream for Sensitive Skin ($29) (source). The Shea Butter in this moisturizer makes it super creamy.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Riche Daily Soothing Nourishing Face Cream for Sensitive Skin, 1.35 Fl. Oz.

Tinsley Mortimer’s Tan


Tinsley loves her a good tan. Lucky for us she uses the super affordable L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Lotion ($11) (source). She puts this on her legs and says that after a few coats it looks like you have a spray tan. Other Bravolebrity fans of the L’Oreal Sublime Bronze line? Kyle Richards from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Cameran Eubanks from Southern Charm.

L'Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Lotion, Medium, 5 fl. oz.


Tinsley Mortimer’s Fragrance

The perfume that makes Tinsley feel the sexiest is Dior Diorissimo (source).

Tinsley Mortimer’s Nails

I’ve noticed from photos that Tinsley really loves a short classic red nail. Her signature is OPI Big Red Apple ($10).

OPI Nail Polish, Big Apple Red, 0.5 fl. oz.

Ibiza nights 💙✨ 📸 @adamkenworthy 👗 @marcjacobs 💅 @opi_products Big 🍎Red

A post shared by tinsleymortimer (@tinsleymortimer) on



Tinsley Mortimer’s Book


Did you know Tinsley Mortimer wrote a novel called Southern Charm? I’m shocked she hasn’t tried to talk about the book on the show more!

Image result for tinsley mortimer southern charm

Tinsley Mortimer Housewares

Tinsley even has a line of housewares (who knew!?) They’re actually super cute and affordable on Wayfair.  Here’s the Tinsley Mortimer Bubble High Ball Glas set:


Tinsley Mortimer’s Social Media

Tinsley Mortimer’s Twitter @TinsleyMortimer

Tinsley Mortimer’s Instagram @TinsleyMortimer

More Real Housewives and Bravolebrity Posts:



Sonja Morgan’s Beauty Secrets – Skincare, Botox, Facials, and More


Lisa Vanderpump’s Beauty Secrets


Erika Jayne’s Beauty Secrets


Kyle Richards’ Beauty Secrets

Thank you so much to Amanda Katherine for the Tinsley Mortimer request- if you have an housewife or Bravolebrity whose beauty secrets you want to learn, let me know! Check out Amanda’s blog Dope and Broke.

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Read more about what that means and how it works on my Disclosure page. Thank you so much for your support!

Just One More...

Loading Facebook Comments ...

Leave a Reply