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You could say that New Orleans-born Francelle Daly is one of the coolest makeup artists in the game right now. Working with everyone from Ashley Olsen to Karl Lagerfeld to Ellen von Unwerth (her work has appeared in Vogue, Elle and i-D), Daly is now part of Team NARS, and was appointed as their national makeup artist last year. We caught up with Daly to discuss everything from the music she's loving right now, how she spends her summer weekends and the secret to looking fresh and glowy (even when it's ninety degrees out).

Where do you live?: Brooklyn, New York

Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana

Astrological sign: Leo

Best makeup advice you've ever received: To have fun with it and not be afraid of color. (my mother)

Favorite color: Fuchsia

Favorite lipstick: NARS Schiap Lipstick

Favorite artist: Francisco Goya

Favorite Fragrance: Hermes Eau Des Merveilles

What are you reading right now?: Maske Phyllis Galembo

The beauty products you never leave home without: sunscreen, Nars Schiap Lipstick, Mason Pearson hair brush, and NARS PRO-PRIME Skin Smoothing Face Prep.

Melt-proof makeup tips for the summer: Keeping your makeup light is key for surviving the summer! I mix my Nars Sheer Glow Foundation with my moisturizer. It creates a tinted moisturizer effect. It's lighter and fresher on the skin. I also recommend using the Multiple from Nars. It's a multi purpose stick that you can use on the eyes, cheeks and lips. It gives you effortless and easy color.

The last trip you took: Los Angeles, right now it's my second home. I have been traveling there every other week for work. Love the weather and I love to drive!!!

Contents of your travel dop kit: Celine sunglasses, Nars Balancing Foam Cleanser, Nars Aqua Gel Hydrator, Smith's Rosebud Salve and Sheer Glow Foundation in Deauville.

Music you're loving right now: I love all types of music. But being from New Orleans, I love rapper Lil Wayne and especially his new MTV unplugged.

Summer skincare routine: It's a balancing act between looking fresh and keeping cool. Nars Hydrating Toner and Nars Aqua Gel Hydrator keeps my skin cool and not sticky through out the summer months. To help keep my makeup in place it's all about our (Nars) pro prime products, especially the multi-protect primer in SPF 30.

The makeup trend that truly looks good on everyone: Big lush eyelashes with Nars Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara, dewy skin with Nars Sheer Glow Foundation followed by Super Orgasm Blush on cheeks and Gold Digger Larger Than Life Lips Gloss (NEW for Fall 2011!) on the lips.

Last movie you saw: Once Upon a Time in the West by Sergio Leone

A typical summer weekend consists of: Running on the beach, reading a good book and hanging out with my husband.