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There's an art to achieving Melissa Gorga's radiant complexion.

At the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation's A Magical Evening Gala in NYC Wednesday, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star revealed to Us Weekly how she gets her skin red carpet ready.

"You gotta have the Body Bling!" the 32-year-old mom of three tells Us of her favorite skin illuminator product. "I use Body Bling on the red carpet at all times. My makeup artist literally paints me with a paintbrush before I arrive."

Body Bling by Scott Barnes ($42, is a bronze-based body moisturizer packed with golden shimmer that hides skin imperfections and delivers a natural, bronzy glow. The formula washes off so commitment phobes need not fret.

It's no secret that a healthy tan (whether natural or faux) will make you look thinner. And now that the holidays are approaching, pics will be snapped left and right.

Gorga, whose debut single "On Display" reached #11 on iTunes in October, gave Us one tip for looking better in photos.

"Put your arm up [instead of leaving it down at your side] so you get a little arm definition," Gorga insists. "You end up looking skinnier!"