The other night I literally bumped into Kelly Ripa while exiting the Trevor Project Gala—a leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. Kelly was in attendance (with husband Mark Consuelos) to honor Vanessa Williams, the recipient of the Trevor Hero Honoree Award and to also introduce the talented Jason Mraz as he performed in support of the cause. And I was there on behalf of SHAPE as Kiehl's Skincare's guest.
Pre Ripa run-in, she was on stage being her normal, witty, gorgeous, fit-as-a-fiddle self and I found myself thinking: A. How does she get her skin to look like that? B. What matte lipstick does she have on—a dusty rose shade from Nars, perhaps? And C. Who is her publicist? I need to interview her, asap. Which brings me back to the aforementioned meeting.
Upon running into her on the way out, I introduced myself, congratulated her on the Vespa she and hubby Mark won at the live auction, chatted with her for a few minutes—about the love we share for Philip Lim (of course), the designer of the dress I was wearing that night, and asked when she could spare a few minutes to tell SHAPE's readers what she is loving these days beauty-wise. The good news? The interview is happening soon, so stay tuned and she really is as adorable and sweet as she is on T.V.