celebrity shopping

50 Things Debi Mazar Can’t Live Without

Retractable rattail combs, switchblades, a bedsheet spray that helps her dream, and more.

Photo-Illustration: The Strategist, Photos: Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images, Retailers
Photo-Illustration: The Strategist, Photos: Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images, Retailers
Photo-Illustration: The Strategist, Photos: Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images, Retailers

Over the years, we’ve talked to lots of celebrities who are very particular about their stuff. But every so often, we encounter one who is very, very particular. Amy Sedaris, for instance: When we talked to her back in 2019, she spent hours telling us about the pom-poms, straw hats, doll wigs, and 47 other things she can’t live without. Earlier this year, when I called Debi Mazar to ask about the stuff she absolutely swears by, what was scheduled as a 15-minute phone call turned into a two-hour conversation about dozens and dozens of products, from her drawer full of red lipsticks, to the planner she has bought each year for almost three decades, to the hair rollers she has used since the ’80s. In fact, many of the 50 products she shared with us are things she’s been using for a decade or longer. That’s because, when it comes to shopping, the actress and native New Yorker follows an age-old philosophy: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Hair care

I still like Aqua Net. The can sprays a fine mist, and it makes my hair really shiny. I love the shine. People say it’s like lacquer — and I’m sure if you sprayed enough of it on, it would feel hard. But all hair sprays are like aerosol glue, and I don’t have any issues with that.