"I want to be known for my artistry," declares Prisco, breakout star of the Style network hit. "And I don't want to be defined by one look... even though I love that trashy glam look."
On Jan. 30, Prisco will shake the Jersey off her powder brushes long enough to front an hour-long makeover special right after the "Jerseylicious" Season 2 finale.
Prisco's first cosmetic intervention required desperate measures: a group of New York state sorority sisters from the frumpy side of campus.
After a season of feuding with Gatsby Salon owner Gayle Giacamo, we'd hardly be surprised if the Glam Fairy spreads her bedazzled wings and gets a spin-off series.
Prisco dialed up StyleList to talk about her glamorous future and spring beauty trends.
The sisters of Chi need a makeover: "They were such sweet girls, who have spent a lot of time studying," Prisco says of her sorority makeovers. "I did a lot of smoky eyes, of course, but I'm not from the same village as most people and I kind of had to get them to see my way of thinking. But they came around. You do a smoky eye on someone and you immediately take off five pounds because that's where your eyes go. In the end, they looked amazing."
Prisco wasn't always a glamazon: "I really related to these girls because I've been there. In college, the most fashionable thing I owned was a pair of (7 for All Mankind) jeans, which I kept hidden in a drawer for special occasions. I had burgundy highlights and wore glasses. I needed me to come give me a makeover. But you know, I was studying all the time. I graduated with honors with a degree in English. I was that bookworm who didn't make time for herself, except I had my makeup bag and when I needed a study break, I would take it out to play."
But she really is Glam Fairy: Prisco specializes in bridal looks and photo shoots and regularly works in the tristate, New York City area with a team of handpicked artists. "It sounds glamorous, but it's brides and it isn't easy," says Prisco, recounting a recent spat with a demanding bridesmaid.
There's such thing as too much Jersey: Despite her heavy hand and love of cleavage-baring frocks, "I know my look isn't for everyone. Once I came down the stairs, and my mother said I looked like Beth, the wife of Dog the Bounty Hunter." Oh my.
Speed glam: To prove that even stressed-out working moms and sorority sisters can be glam, Prisco walked us through her "super quick" look. First, prime your skin with Inglot Illuminating Foundation. "It makes everyone's skin look great." Use a Stila pencil (she likes black or dark green) to rim the eye and its sponge tip to smudge. Sweep on some L'Oréal Double-Extend Mascara. Brush on some NYC Mosaic bronzer for instant warmth and fill in your brows with a MAC Lingering pencil. Treat yourself to a YSL lip gloss or lipstick in a peachy-pink shade for "an instant J.Lo glow." Check out Prisco's YouTube tutorials for more advice.
Glam Fairy's spring beauty must-haves: Smashbox's new cheek stains and its ultra-wearable O gloss. "It looks good on everyone," she says.
Going solo: Prisco's not sure if she'll get her own show someday, "but I sure have my fingers crossed." As for her first solo special, "I want people to realize that they are not getting the 'Jerseylicious' Alexa, but they are getting all of me. I have a softer side and I want my artistry to show through."
Want more "Jerseylicious?" Read our chat with the Gatsby Salon's belligerent resident hair stylist Tracy DiMarco.
"Glam Fairy" airs on the Style network Jan. 30 at 10 p.m. ET. The "Jerseylicious" finale airs at 8 p.m. ET, also on Style.