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Those big doe eyes. That to-die-for pout. The lush, flowing locks. If you've spent even one evening at Miami's most fun bar for drinking and playing (literally—they have loads of games), then you've probably met Veronica Gessa. Part nightlife muse, part social-media manager, Veronica has made Chalk Miami an essential going-out destination on the South Beach circuit—not just because of the wild ping-pong and throw-back vintage games, but also because she keeps the crowd consistently cool.
This Cuban beauty shared her secrets to getting snapshot-ready, letting us into her house…and her makeup cabinet. From vampy red lipstick to dramatic, sweeping cat eyes, Veronica masters that perfect Miami mix: a little drama, a pinch of indie attitude, and a whole lot of polish. You're not planning on staying in tonight, are you?
Meet the gorgeous face behind Chalk Miami—and steal all her amazing beauty secrets.
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