Between the first impressions, sweaty dates, and rose ceremony sobs, makeup on The Bachelorette stays surprisingly intact—where’s the reality in that? The secret isn’t special effects or filters though; it’s Bachelorette makeup artist Gina Modica, the show’s resident MUA since its inception 13 years ago. So how does she keep JoJo looking flawless 24-7, even in sweltering Argentinean heat? The pro relies on dozens of time-tested, long-wearing products. She only sees JoJo once a day, which means no mid-scene touch-ups. “I’m there in the morning, but that’s it, so it is just like reality,” says Modica. “When I leave, she’s on her own.” Herewith, some of the tools that make Modica’s job a little easier (FYI: We tried to get her to divulge who JoJo ends up with, but the woman is a vault).
Pre–Pool Date Tan
"JoJo, like all of my girls, was obssessed with bronzer, but I kept it subtle. I'd warn her that, when I watch the show, I'd know if she put more on. I’ve seen some of the girls do that, and I always call them out."
Temptu Airpod Bronzer, $45, temptu.com
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