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RHONJ's Melissa Gorga: "My Makeup Artist Paints Me With a Paintbrush"

USMagazine, Thursday, December 1, 2011, 8:23am (PST)

There's an art to achieving Melissa Gorga's radiant complexion.

At the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation's A Magical Evening Gala in NYC Wednesday, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star revealed to Us Weekly how she gets her skin red carpet ready.

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"You gotta have the Body Bling!" the 32-year-old mom of three tells Us of her favorite skin illuminator product. "I use Body Bling on the red carpet at all times. My makeup artist literally paints me with a paintbrush before I arrive."

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Body Bling by Scott Barnes ($42, scottbarnes.com) is a bronze-based body moisturizer packed with golden shimmer that hides skin imperfections and delivers a natural, bronzy glow. The formula washes off so commitment phobes need not fret.

It's no secret that a healthy tan (whether natural or faux) will make you look thinner. And now that the holidays are approaching, pics will be snapped left and right.

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Gorga, whose debut single "On Display" reached #11 on iTunes in October, gave Us one tip for looking better in photos.

"Put your arm up [instead of leaving it down at your side] so you get a little arm definition," Gorga insists. "You end up looking skinnier!"

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