Designer Misha Nonoo Shares Her Beauty Rules

If Misha Nonoo‘s name doesn’t ring a bell yet, it soon will—the New York City-based, on-the-rise designer has been making a splash in the world of womenswear for the last few seasons, and 2015 is shaping up to be her best year yet. With a spot on this year’s Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list and a freshly launched collaboration with Aldo, Miss Nonoo is on the fast track to becoming a household name. Here, she shares how she stays so gorgeous while juggling her skyrocketing career.

Misha Nonoo's Beauty Rules

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Rule #1: Start Your Day With A Cup Of Tea

"I can’t function in the morning without a cup of green tea. It's loaded with antioxidants and nutrients—it's the perfect skin food."

Rule #2: Have A Routine

"I love Ling New York skincare products—I’ve been going to Ling [Chan] for years. I use her hydrator and apple-stem cell rejuvenating serum every morning and evening."

Rule #3: Opt For Unexpected Shades

"When it comes to nails, I love to have fun with color. Right now I'm really into the metallic look. For my Fall 2015 collection, I created a set of custom colors with Sally Hansen. One of my favorites is a metallic silver we named Lady T after my cavapoo, Thatcher."

Photo: Shawn Brackbill

Rule #4: Come Prepared

"In New York City you never know what adventures may come your way and where the day will take you. I always have certin products on-hand for an instant refresher, including Durance roll-on perfume, Tresemme dry shampoo, Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara and Shimmer Brick Compact and NARS Lip Pencil in Cruella."

Rule #5: Be A Natural Beauty

"My favorite of-the-moment beauty trend is the appearance of beautiful, natural skin. I always admire a clean look."

Photo: Dan Medhurst courtesy of Burberry

Rule #6: Protect Your Skin

"Aquaphor is a godsend. I have one in every bag I use so I never leave home without it."

Rule #7: Pamper Yourself

"I keep all my face masks in the fridge. I love when you apply the mask, and it feels fresh and cool on your skin."

Rule #8: Know The Power Of A Red Lip

"I always have NARS' Lip Pencil in Cruella or Bite Beauty's High Pigment Pencil in soft cherry red at my desk and in my bag. A red lip is the fastest way to transition from day to night—the pop of color instantly makes you look less tired."

Photo: @mishanonoo

Rule #9: Don't Forget Fitness

"ClassPass is brilliant; for $99 per month, it gives you access to thousands of classes per month in the city. I’ve been using if for the past couple of weeks, and it makes me feel great afterward, which I think is beautiful."

Photo: Courtesy of ClassPass