There are some days when you need to rely on your makeup to stay put. For some, this may be every day! Thankfully there are products like EstÃ©e Lauderâ€™s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup. This iconic long-lasting foundation has a formulation that you can apply and forget about, as you know that your coverage is going to stay exactly how you left it.
I had fun creating thisÂ video showing just how resilient the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup formula is. Although I donâ€™t recommend working out with makeup on, I have been guilty of it. Iâ€™m also someone who touches their face allllll the time during the day, and when Iâ€™m shooting content for Harper and Harley, am constantly changing clothes and pulling garments over my face. To say my makeup gets a workout each and every day â€“ like a lot of women â€“ is an understatement.
*Created in collaboration with EstÃ©e Lauder.
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It was about time I shared a beauty update, and in particular my favourite items that i’m obsessed with right now, taken straight out of my makeup bag.
- Diorskin Nude BB Creme foundation. This has been my foundation for a few years, and I go back to it time and time again. Its sits so nicely on my skin blending in seamlessly. I use colour 003.
- RMS Beauty Magic Luminizer. Im a big fan of RMS products as they’re organic and made from coconut oil so they hydrate and make the skin look beautiful and dewy. I was using the original Living Luminzer, which I still like, but I prefer this warmer illuminiser as feel its better suited to my skin tone.
- Tom Ford Fiber Brow Gel.Â I’m a sucker for a good brow gel. I preferÂ a tinted version so it’s a one step process as I like a darker bolder brow, but keeping it looking natural rather than overly filled in. The fibers in this are so subtle you can hardly see them, and it has amazing staying power as well as adding volume to the brows. I use the colour Taupe.
- Dior Lip Glow Colour Reviver Balm.Â This is the most hydrating lip colour I’ve come across. It goes on clear and then brings outs the natural pink in your lips. I don’t using lipsticks that often as find them a bit fussy, Â but this is the perfect finish and brings back the pink in your lips after your foundation application washing them out. Â I use the colour 001 pink.
*Not a sponsored post
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I have so many beauty faux pas lurking in my closet, so today I thought I would share some of the finer moments.
Â BAD FOUNDATION
- I wore layers of Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in year 11 and 12. If photos are anything to go by, ivory was not my shade.
- Not blending products – that horrible foundation line or the horrible eye shadow line!! For years I stopped at my jawline when it came to foundation instead of blending down towards my neck. My sister used to always come up and try and blend with her fingers, which I detested. Why! WHY, didn’t I listen?
- I used to be a repeat offender for using a foundation that was about two shades lighter than my fake tan. I didn’t realise you had to buy a deeper shade. Thank god for the internet for helping me get rid of my floating face.
- I used to apply foundation heavily all over my face, instead of the center and blending outwards like I do now. Because of this I had a visible link from not blending the colour from the forehead to my hairline. SEXY, I KNOW.
- The word beauty hoarder comes to mind – I was notorious for holding onto things when they’re years past their use by date. Shelf life is there for a reason.
FAR TOO DARK
- Dying my hair far too dark for my skin tone. From 2007-2009 my hair was basically black.
OH GOD, MY BROWS
- Over plucking my brows – as seen in this video!!
- Shaving my brows. I shaved the ends of my brows off circa 2004-ish – where was my sister when this happened?!!
I LOVED SILVER & I PROBABLY SHOULDN’T HAVE
- Silver eye shadow all through my teens: I stole an eye shadow from my sister (Hi Bec). It was in roller form, so super simple to apply. I absolutely loved it and wore it every day up until it ran out. Looking back, that colour was TRAGIC.
STEP AWAY FROM THE BLUSH, ALLY
- Overzealous blush application: I still haven’t quite recovered from my blush days, hence why I rarely wear blush now. I also have a pink based undertone of my skin, so this look, looked horrendous on me.
THE THINGS I’VE DONE TO LASHES
- Applying eyelashes on a friend in high school with nail glue – this was a huge mistake. Kristy if you’re reading this, remember how puffy your eye got?!
- Curling my lashes with mascara on – I’m fairly certain my eyelashes fell out. I used to also apply so much mascara it looked like I had spider legs as eyelashes. Apparently I was just 10 years a head of the game though, as that look is currently trending (GROSS!!).
I LOOKED HIGH
- In 2007 I loved contact lenses and I would wear them any time we had a house party. One night I didn’t bother to take them out and figured nothing bad would happen if I slept in them – turns out that is the worst thing you could do. My eyes were so blood shot and itchy – I looked so high! Explaining that to my best friends Mum was interesting. Ha.
WE’VE ALL BEEN HERE
- I also slept in my makeup a lot as a teen.
THIS ONE DOESN’T REALLY COUNT
- I used to apply lotion fake tan with socks (like a mitt) in high school. I’m guessing mitts were a thing then, but I just just hugely ignorant and I lived in a small town. It’s not so much a faux pas, I guess it’s better than having orange hands right, I just wouldn’t do that now.
Uhhh, Is anyone else guilty of these? What beauty faux pas have you made?
SOURCE: Substance| Style, Advice, Life – Read entire story here.
Photo via: Harper and Harley
The first step to any beauty routine is a skincare routine. Serums are a major part of skincare. They target specific areas on the face by directly pushing the ingredients into the skin. According to some top fashion and beauty bloggers, these 5 serums are the key to glowing, healthy skin.
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Happy Monday!Â We are stayed home this weekend and it was so nice just to do nothing clean out my closet, go to the pumpkin patch, and just enjoy Fall at home with my family. The last couple weeks have been so busy with travel – some work, some play. Â From fashion week to a quick trip to CA for work and our anniversary getaway, it’s been back-to-back trips so far this month. It also just hit full fall weather here in Utah and we have the driest climate so my skin has felt so dry lately. I always notice my fine wrinkles and chapped lips more when I’m dehydrated and busy because I always forget to drink water!
I’m always looking for ways to keep my skin hydrated and feeling rejuvenated. One of my friends told me about the Hydrafacial MD and I was excited to try it out. I have really sensitive skin and found out (the hard way) that the intense laser treatments really do a number on my skin. I had a really bad experience with a facial last year and I literally spent months trying to undo the damage. So I have been so nervous to try any other facial treatmentsÂ but this one has no downtime or irritation so I was excited to try it!
Seeing the results and comparing my skin from before to after –Â love what it did for my skin! Again, I have super sensitive skin so right after the treatment my face was a little red for about 4 hours. (I probably could have covered it with makeup but I wanted my face to breathe.) Right away I could feel a difference in the texture of my skin; it was a lot smoother, especially around my nose. They said the best results are 24 hours later and that’s when I noticed the biggest changes. My wrinkles around my mouth were filled in and my face just felt dewy and fresh.
RIGHT AFTER TREATMENT:
I was a little red after the treatment which is normal, you can see it most around my cheeks, but my skin felt so smooth!
24 HOURS AFTER:
My skin seriously felt so soft, and the pores around my nose were so much better after!
I love finding new favorites to share with you guys. The facial is great if you have a big event coming up – it’s like my new equivalent of a spray tan but for a fresh face. You get that fresh look without any needles, plumpers, or fillers and they show you all the stuff they exfoliate from your face! It’s so gross, mine was like a muddy yellow color with dead skin flakes floating. EW!
Anyway let me know if you guys have any questions or when you get it done. I’d love to know what you think! DM me on snapchat of Instagram! (You can see all the places they are offered here.)
Have a great day guys!
*In collaboration with HydraFacial MD.
SOURCE: Hello Fashion – Read entire story here.
Beckam loves wearing glasses! He like to wear them upside down and make the funniest faces and wait for everyone to laugh.
It’s always a 50/50 chance if Beckam’s kisses are going to be a real kiss or a mouth wide open kiss, or a full lick to the face
Strivectin Neck Cream – this stuff is gold.
DETAILS: STRIVECTIN TL ADVANCED LIGHT TIGHTENING NECK CREAM | GREY SWEATSHIRT (WEARING SIZE SMALL) | MUG
The older I get the more I pay attention to taking care of my skin. I wish I would have started younger. It would have saved me a few extra wrinkles but it’s better now than later. I was recently reading this article about all the negative effects your excessive cell phone has on your body. YIKES! I know I’m not the only one, but pretty much my whole business revolves around my phone: texts, emails, social media, etc. Sometimes I honestly feel guilt about it, because I am so attached to my devices. Work feels like a 24-hour thing, and I have had to set timeframes and schedules so I can try to really balance my life or else the whole day slips away and I don’t even realize it.
It’s not just our phones, but tv, computers, etc. – so many of our favorite tech devices have negative effects on our body. But let’s face it, anything extreme can be bad, so here are a few of my guilty vice and solutions to improve them.
- Binging on your favorite TV show: When the newest season of your favorite tv show finally hits Netflix, it might take a miracle to pull you away from your screen after just one episode, but after 30 minutes of sitting your metabolism slows down by 90%. Your metabolism slows naturally as it ages so no need to rush the process! If you’re going to hit “Next Episode”, get up and do some squats or crunches while you watch.
- Being glued to your phone all day: The average person looks down at their phone 221 times a day. (Working from home and relying so much on my phone for everything, I might be double that!) Looking down so much during the day can lead to tech neck – those annoying lines and wrinkles on your neck – but, as much as I rely on my phone for work I can’t really avoid it. I had always heard that any skincare product you apply to your face you should also use on a neck but there are actually products made specifically for your neck – the skin on your neck is thinner and has fewer oil glands so it’s more prone to aging. I just started using this Strivectin neck cream increases skin elasticity which helps smooth the appearance of those annoying horizontal neck lines. I love how lightweight and hydrating it is – my skin felt so much softer and it softened my lines.
- Your nightly social media scan: You might think your nightly game of Candy Crush or just scrolling through your Instagram feed is the equivalent of counting sheep, but it’s actually having the reverse effect. Being on your devices before bed stimulates your brain making it harder to fall asleep – anyone else been up until 2am because their brain won’t slow down?! The sooner you kick the habit, the easier you’ll avoid those dark circles and puffy eyes.
- Werk, werk, werk, werk, werk: Your desk job or dependence on your laptop for work may be unavoidable, but being hunched over your work all day is! Bad posture habits now will lead to permanent posture later so find a way to get your job done without sacrificing posture. (A good chair and elevated computer screen will help!)
- Not knowing when to turn it off: Staring at a screen all day can really do a number on your vision, from causing dry eyes and eye strain to astigmatism and why start squinting before you have to? Don’t be afraid to disconnect and take a break from your electronics.
What are your guilty tech habits?
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*In collaboration with Strivectin.
SOURCE: Hello Fashion – Read entire story here.
Today’s post is a fun tutorial on how I use Real Techniques new Miracle Sponges to get a natural, fresh faced look. Click through below for the full tutorial and to see a sneak peek of what I wore!
This look shouldn’t take you more than ten minutes because the sponges make distributing the concealer and foundation super easy. Also, I kept my eye makeup minimal and only wore shadow and mascara, but that part all depends on your personal makeup style and preference!Tip: Use a damp sponge for a dewy glow or dry for full coverage!
Step 2: I found that I like using the precision tip to blend the concealer under my eyes, around my nose and on any spots I might have.
Step 3: Then I dipped the flat edge into the foundation to begin the initial makeup application.
Step 4: Once I had full coverage everywhere, I used the rounded side to blend the makeup into the larger areas of my face and along the jawline.
Step 5: I experimented a bit for fun because the miracle sculpting sponge is an all–in–one tool for an effortless contouring and sculpting, so I used it for my blush and highlighter application. I dampened the sponge and loved how easy it was to blend the product onto my cheeks.
Step 6: There are two heads on the same sponge, a smaller side for a controlled highlight and a larger side for blended contour. I used the large flat edge to swipe the blush and highlighter up along my cheeks and cheekbones, then used the rounded side to blend to create the perfect dewy look.
Step 7: The miracle eraser sponge is amazing because it helped me get rid of the smudges of mascara that always end up on my lash line after applying! I simply dampened the sponge and used the precision tip to wipe away any excess makeup that wasn’t where it should be! (You can also use it dry to pick up, erase or blend makeup.) This little gem is my new favorite tool!I continued with the rest of my usual routine, like filling in my eyebrows and applying eyeshadow and mascara, but for the final touch, I wore some fun, bright red lipstick for a pop of color. Below is a sneak peek of what I wore to accompany this makeup look, but more on that in tomorrow’s blog post, so stay tuned! xo
And if you are super visual like me, check out Real Techniques on YouTube for more product tutorials!
This post was in collaboration with Real Techniques. As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that support My Style Pill.
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When it comes to makeup, I like to keep my routine as simple as possible. More often than not, I’ll consider how much work it’ll be to take off makeup when I’m picking out what to put on. The only big variation is in my blush and lip colors – everything else is the same day in, day out! The best part is that it only takes a few minutes (three? four?) in front of a mirror.
I’ve been using Bare Minerals for many years and out of all of the options, I like the Complexion Rescue tinted gel cream best. It has a built in SPF and the coverage is good without being cakey. On sticky days I’ll top that with their Original Foundation powder as well.
I recently got back into the habit of dabbing a little concealer under my eyes, which really helps me to look more awake (pregnancy insomnia rears it’s ugly head!). I use Bare Minerals Correcting Broad Spectrum SPF .
Between a thirty year old scar through my right eyebrow and some sparseness beyond each arch, a little brow pencil really goes a long way for me. I’ve been using Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil in #3 for about a year and I really like the way they’ve updated it (a sharper mechanical style version eliminates the need for sharpening!) Sometimes I also use Benefit Gimme Brow gel on top too.
I’ve narrowed down my eye makeup to just mascara. I really like Lancôme GRANDIÔSE – Wide-Angle Fan Effect Mascara. I like the wand shape and two quick coats makes a big difference in opening up my eyes!
I alternate between three shades from NARS – Desire (a bright pink), Seduction (a wintery flush) and Orgasm (a natural glow). Sounds racy!
My new favorite shade is the Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Jam from Bite Beauty. It’s food grade pigment and the color is super saturated. It’s a purple-y pink, like a strong berry stain. I also rely on my old favorites from NARS in satin and matte finishes (Afghan Red, Scarlet Empress) and Clinique (A DifferentGrape).
SOURCE: What I Wore – Read entire story here.
There are few things as annoying as having a breakout and knowing full well that by covering it up with makeup, you’re only making it worse. But then if you don’t, at least for me, it ends up heavily weighing down my confidence (and it doesn’t matter how many times my girlfriends tell me they don’t notice or my boyfriend tells me I’m beautiful). Finally, there’s an answer!
Read the full post Proactiv Repairing Concealer: Fight Acne with Your Concealer which appeared first on Snob Essentials.
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For those of you who opted to watch the Kardashians take Fashion Week last night instead of the 73rd Annual Golden Globes broadcast, please take this time to google “Golden Globes 2016 style” and come right back. All done? Great—you just saved yourself four hours of guacamole-fueled couch sitting. Now, we invite you to a pre-event gathering at Kirsten Dunst’s house, thanks to makeup artist Pati Dubroff (using all Chanel everything). Here’s how they achieved last night’s best smoky eye:
“The process started last week—Kirsten started texting me pictures of the dresses and so I started texting her inspiration photos for the makeup. It’s an exciting time, that build-up. The dress is Valentino Couture…It’s velvet and incredible. With her stylist, we started talking about John Singer Sargent paintings, and how in those paintings, the velvet really reads. Then we were looking at images of Debbie Harry because there had to be a rock ‘n roll element. We knew we wanted to do a dark, dramatic eye. And then I started to look at Helmut Newton and at vampire movies…the process went all over the place. So from Thursday to Friday, I was in super research mode, and then Saturday was all about getting the kit ready.
On Sunday, we all gathered at her house—Garrett [Hedlund] was there, and Cervando came to do her hair. She kept saying, ‘I’m chill, and I’m excited.’ And we were like, ‘OK, there’s chill and relaxed, and that’s chillaxed… what’s chill and excited? We were like, chill-ited? That sounds like a disease…’
On her face, I start with skincare. Samantha from Intraceuticals had come and given her an oxygen treatment, so her skin was prepped and glowy, and then I put some Simple Facial Moisturizer on her. And then for primer I used Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer, which mattifies. There’s something about the velvet dress that I wanted the skin to also feel like velvet and not have any sheen. It just felt right.
For the eye, I started with a black pencil first—Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense—and smudged it close to the lash line and the inner rim. I also had her do some of the eye herself, so she could really get in there and make it perfect. Then I took the same pencil in Purple Choc, and I went lashline to crease, and blended it. For the shadow, I used Chanel Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Ebony, and layered an eggplant-colored Nars Matte Eyeshadow over that, so the eye is dark but tonal. Then I put Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Luminous Eyeshadow in Mirifique over the purple, which has a slight shimmer.
On the lashes, there’s loads of Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Noir. Loads and loads. We layered it three times, upper and lower lashes—I didn’t care if it got a bit clumpy, because it helps with that rock ‘n roll vibe. For the browbone, we used Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Moonlight Pink. That helped push her browbone back a little bit. The brow was defined. We used an Anastasia Brow Pencil, but a little bit lighter than I would have used normally, just to give her some brow definition. I would’ve loved to bleach her brows, but this isn’t the Met Ball.
For the blush, I had her smile. I only put it where the apples pop out, so you don’t get too close to the sides of the nose. And I use a fan brush and just fan over those apples, avoiding the creases. For the lips, I layered a bright shade and a pale shade of apricot. For the first layer, I pushed Rouge Coco Stylo Complete Care Lipshine in Article into the lips with my finger. Then I did the paler of the two tones—the same lipshine in Script—and I kept that in the center of the mouth. And then I pushed that in with my finger, too, cleaning it up on the outer edge with a concealer brush—no lip liner. The lip and the cheek are a bit peaches and cream, like her complexion. But then there’s that hard eye. You never want it to get too sweet.”
—as told to ITG
Photos via Pati Dubroff and Getty.
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The #ITGTopShelfie series puts the focus on the lives and beauty routines of Into The Gloss’s lovely, accomplished, and loyal community of readers. Show us your own Top Shelfie on Instagram—tag us @intothegloss, and include the hashtag #ITGTopShelfie.
“My name is Beatrice Valenzuela [@beatricevalenzuela] and I live in Echo Park, Los Angeles. For work, I design and make shoes, bags, and jewelry—I get to create things that I want to wear. The best thing about running my own business is that I get to choose my own hours, which means time to take trips with my little ones and my partner. We love to camp and explore California on the weekends—the beach, mountains, forests, lakes and deserts. I also started the Echo Park Craft Fair, which is a biannual market where makers can sell their goods to our community. We sell everything from fashion and beauty products to cacti.
My aunts used to sell beauty products to their friends when I was a kid—they taught me how to do facials when I was 10 years old. I would go with them to their beauty parties and hear all about the benefits of royal jelly, and the wonders of a good mask, eye cream, and moisturizer. I’d put my head on my aunt’s lap and she’d tone and moisturize my face. I started doing a little scrub a few times a week…pampering myself is still a priority in my day to day because of that. My showers are sacred to me. I start with washing my hair twice with Leonor Greyl Shampooing Au Miel and then I condition with Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Masque, which I’ll leave in. I wash and exfoliate with Tata Harper’s Regenerating Cleanser and a terrycloth towel, scrubbing very gently. I wash my body with a natural sponge and L’Occitane Ultra Rich Hand & Body Wash. Then I carefully shave my legs with my Kalon Studios Walnut Razor—it’s a perfect fit in my hand and beautiful on my bathroom shelf. I rinse out almost all of the conditioner but I leave in a bit which helps with frizz.
I towel dry my hair a little bit, but not all the way, and use Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream with a pump of Shu Uemura Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil. I’ll run my fingers through it but I try not to touch it too much. The more I touch it, the frizzier it’ll get. Once it’s completely dry then I scrunch it a bit with my hands to make it wild. I spray my face with Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence and apply Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum, Rebuilding Moisturizer, and Restorative Eye Cream. On my body I use Joyous Organic Shea Butter and their Delightful Deodorant, which is the best I’ve found.
In the summer I spend a lot of time in the sun, so I have all kinds of SPFs—my favorites are Sun Bum SPF 50 for the body and La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 50 for the face. Alba Botanica makes a Kukui Nut Body Cream that keeps my tan intact. I wear sandals year-round here in California, so at night I use Joyous Organics Joyful Dreams Foot Balm for my cracked heels. My lips get very dry, so I like to exfoliate them with Joyous Organics Espresso Sugar Scrub…It’s yummy and perfect in fall. My routine changes seasonally, but my perfume is always Summer by Dasein. People go crazy for it, it smells like a cocktail.
If I’m going out or seeing a girlfriend, I make sure to put on lipstick—something pink or fuschia. Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Pencil 16c is matte and doesn’t move at all. I also love the Nars Audacious lipstick line, especially Angela and Claudia. I’ll do a little Nars Bronzer in Laguna on my lids, Nars Orgasm on my cheeks and Nars Highlighting Blush above my cheekbones. I’ve been growing out my eyebrows using the tips from Kristie Streicher’s Eyebrow Rehab, so I just do a little clear MAC Brow Finisher, and I fill in any gaps with Maybelline Eyestudio Brow Define and Fill Duo in Soft Brown. I’ll add a light coat of Tom Ford Extreme Mascara in Raven on the lashes and keep a fresh face. When applying mascara, I like to start at the base and gently rock sideways back and forth as I pull the wand through my lashes. This separates them perfectly while coating them…they look twice as long.
When I am feeling down and need to be re-energized I go to Natura Korean Spa and get a body scrub. It’s very stimulating and leaves my skin looking radiant. I used to dance, so I’ve always been mindful to take good care of my hands and feet—my favorite manicure and pedicure is from Olive & June in Pasadena, and I’ve been using RGB Polish in Beach lately for both hands and feet. It’s nude and blends well with my skin tone. For hair, I make the trip from the east side and get a great cut and color and highlights at Ramirez Tran about four times a year.
I like to include my children, Astrid and Dimitri, into my routine. They have their own products too! They take baths together. I like to throw in some Fresh Rice Sake Bath Soak or Fig and Yarrow Floral Bath Milk. Then after their bath they rub in their own Joyous Organics Shea Butter. It’s more for fun than need—they already have soft skin. When I relax, I light one of my candles. Then I’ll get a hot bath going with Outremer Violette Bubble Bath, and I’ll pour myself a glass of crémant or Champagne. Then I’ll listen to my romance series, Outlander, on Audible.”
—as told to ITG
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“When I first started on Pretty Little Liars, it was really tough for me because I’m almost a complete 180 from my character Emily beauty-wise. I’ll never forget—when I went in for the hair and makeup test for the pilot, they pulled my hair back into a tight ponytail and gave me no makeup. Maybe clear mascara and some lipgloss. I was so uncomfortable because I was not used to that. It’s not like I wear pounds of makeup, but I’d been modeling and had my own way of applying products every day. And I like my hair down–it’s like my security blanket. But the character has grown while I’ve been on the show. The beauty look is more like what I wear. When I leave set, I don’t have to tweak it as much.
For me, going out is honestly about grabbing a great dinner with friends at a cute little spot. Events are very different—it’s a whole process. I actually have a fridge here in my bathroom filled with Gatorade and ginger ale and sugar-free Red Bull. And undereye gels. But I like to have something to eat first, so I’ll make a dinner, have a glass of wine, and then I’ll jump in the shower if that needs to happen. I’m a huge fan of lotion because I have to moisturize before I do anything. It doesn’t get much better than Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Smooth Lotion. I’m a big drugstore junkie and I grew up with Vaseline, so the scent is really nostalgic for me. Then I always do like Rosebud Salve before I start makeup because there’s nothing worse than chapped lips, so there’s that. It’s all about moisturizing before I do anything. There’s nothing worse than when I’ve put on makeup and I’m ready to go, and then my makeup starts flaking off because I’m dry. You can’t go back and exfoliate—no. Ole Henriksen Walnut Complexion Scrub is good, but only when you do it before everything else. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream is really good for nighttime. It says it ‘Treats & Transforms’ your skin…I like to do that.
Then I will start with a base of Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer and Jouer Hazel Matte Moisture Tint together. I have tubes and tubes of them because I don’t know what I would do without either. And then I use two foundations—Tom Ford Traceless Stick Foundation in Tawny and Caramel. I feel like because I’m mixed-race, I can’t use one color. I always end up mixing shades together.
If my skin is good, then I move on to mascara. Or I’ll do a lip color. Honestly, I love a drugstore lipstick like Coral Burst from Maybelline. I’ve also been using Neon Orange by MAC. Sometimes I’ll fool around with MAC Lipglass on my eyelids when I really want to get crazy. Everything gets caught on it, though. But at the same time, nothing gets it shiny like this. But now that it’s fall, I switch up my beauty look with my lips. Summer I go neon, and winter/fall I go more for ones like MAC Runner or Cognac by Smashbox.
I have one eyeshadow palette that I can’t go anywhere without—it’s Viseart. And I like the Naked palettes from Urban Decay. Really what I like are neutral tones—browns and bronze-y sort of things. I don’t go too crazy with it, but for night I like to smoke it out. Then I do a blush—Nars Orgasm, kind of the usual. I think everybody in the world does that one. As far as highlighters go, I really like the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop. Or Charlotte Tilbury also has a really good highlighter powder. Makeup brushes by Sigma Beauty are good as far as blending goes. I also have a weird obsession with cleaning brushes. I love it, and if I come over to your house, I’ll do it for you. I like using solid brush cleaners…so you put it under water, you rub your brush in it, and then they give you this little pad that you like scrub it off with, run it under hot water again, and you’re good to go. It’s so much easier than the ones that take forever. You really have to like to clean your brushes.
When I’m wearing dresses and going out and anything’s showing, Carlene K Shine Bronzer Body Glow is my favorite. You don’t get streaks, it has vitamin C and antioxidants, and it’s easy to apply anywhere. I’ll put it on my hand, use a Beauty Blender, and use it as like a highlighter for body contouring.
If there were two Shays—one wearing heels and one wearing sneakers—the one in heels would win. By far. I’m just more comfortable in them. And if I get uncomfortable, it’s time to go home. I like to do a cold bath for my feet at the end of the night if I’ve been out dancing. Sometimes I’ll get cups of ice and dump it in there because that’s what needs to happen. And I do not like sleeping in my makeup at all. It’s the worst. And makeup wipes are so easy—I have the Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes and also the Estée Lauder Take It Away LongWear Makeup Remover Towelettes. Then I wash my face with Control Corrective Salicylic Wash and a hot towel. I moisturize with a couple of drops of iS Clinical Active Serum. And then I put on Shani Darden Resurface Retinol Reform and I’m done. Put on a nightgown and go to sleep.”
—as told to ITG
Shay Mitchell photographed by Emily Knecht in Los Angeles on October 19, 2015. Interview by Yasi Salek.
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