Dexter Phillip

Founder, CEO of DEX New York Cosmetics
New York City
First thing he consumes in the a.m.: Starbuck's regular coffee with 2% milk and two Splendas

Expert beauty advice:

1) Exfoliate face one to two times a week
2) Moisturize face and body everyday
3) Wear SPF daily

His regular grooming routine:
Shimmer Lights Shampoo "to punch-up my blonde locks," and Cellmen Facial Cleanser

Very first grooming item he recalls using: Kiehl’s Facial Moisturizer

DEX product he can't live without:
Mineral Tinted Hydrator in Sag Harbor. "It evens out my skin tone to total perfection."

Vision behind his eponymous brand:
"To create healthy, natural makeup products that don’t compromise the glamour of making up."

Mega music star who was recently made up by a DEX Studio artist:
Lady Gaga

Hair cut:
Scott Wasserman @ Francky L’Official

Top scent:
L'Artisan's Timbuktu

What he's wearing:
Dolce & Gabbana shirt; APC jeans; Prada shoes; and Club Monaco belt

Wardrobe essentials:
APC dark jeans; Etro suit jackets, Hermes pocket squares ; and Prada loafers

What's worth the splurge:
A Cartier Santos-Dumont watch

Must have for fall:
A YSL Black double-vented black suit

What he'd never be caught dead wearing:
"Anything with a designer logo blazoned all over it."

Style credo:
"Never wear one designer from head-to-toe; always mix high-end with bridge brands; and opting for classic and timeless pieces in your wardrobe is a must for a polished look."

Fashion icons:
Iman and Yves Saint Laurent

Fave stores:
Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys, Ralph Lauren Mansion, and Etro

What he collects:
Vintage cuff links

Accessories he's mad for:
Designer tote bags and no-name sunglasses

Shoes he adores:
Stubbs & Wooton Gentleman Slippers . "Butterfly Needlepoint is my favorite."

Book that's bedside now:
Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love

Fave pastime:
Susanne Bartsch's monthly parties at the Copacabana

Cheap thrill:
Drinking & dialing prank phone calls

How he stays fit:
Dance Aerobics

Gotta'-have-it gadget:
"My iPhone 4."

Fave travel destinations:
Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles, and St. Barths

Where he likes to chow down:
Accademia di Vino, Fishtail by David Burke, Bistro Chat Noir, Caviar Russe, Le Cirque, Megu Midtown, Rosa Mexicano, Serafina, Philippe Chow, Amaranth, and Fred’s @ Barneys

How he's reducing his carbon footprint:
"I tend to do activities within the vicinity of my home and studio."