If you could only use three beauty products for the rest of your life, what would they be?
A tinted moisturizer or lightweight foundation, like Urban Decay’s HydroManiac Tinted Glow Hydrator, because that’s the best of both worlds. Then a brow pencil. I use Urban Decay’s Brow Blade. I just fill it in on the outside and then brush my brows up. I use a shade called Cafe Kitty, which isn’t the darkest one you can go with, but that’s why I like it. It’s a lighter color you wouldn’t expect to use with a black brow, but it fills my brows in so nicely, especially when I brush them up. I found that it blends it even better that way.
And finally, mascara. I like to use Ilia’s mascara for daytime, because the brush is really thin and simple and looks really natural. But if I’m going for a nighttime look and want to go bolder, I’ll use Urban Decay’s Lash Freak because that’s a really fun one.
You recently posted on Twitter that Veronica is rocking a side part on Riverdale right now because you found a bare spot caused by stress-induced alopecia at the front of your center part. How are you managing the stress of something I think a lot of us can relate to this year?
My hair is healthy and I actually take really good care of it, but I remember coming out of the shower one day and there was just like this hole. It wasn’t huge, and I’m not going to exaggerate and say it was the worst thing, but I did have an anxiety attack. I totally cried, and I was like, ‘What’s going on?!’ I was talking to people and they were like, Oh yeah, that’s normal. And apparently it’s really common during the pandemic. A lot of people have been really stressed with all the changes happening in life and I think it’s actually taken a toll on a lot of people’s scalps. I’ve been going to the dermatologist and they inject it with something that helps stimulate growth. It’s already growing back, so I’m really happy because I’m starting to see it fill in. But because of that I was like, OK, I guess I’m doing a side part now until that grows back.
What’s your favorite way to take a moment for yourself?
I love a bath-time moment. I love after a long day of work, getting in the bathtub, throwing in a bath bomb, playing music, and doing a face mask. I use all the different Lush bath bombs. And their butter bar is also really good to moisturize your skin. It’s exfoliating and it smells amazing. I also use Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion, which is just a classic moisturizer.
What music do you listen to in the bath or when you’re getting ready?
I actually have a bubble bath playlist. It’s called Bubble Bath! It’s all the soothing, soulful, chill music like Daniel Caesar, Sabrina Claudio, Corinne Bailey Rae, etc. But my getting ready music is an artist named Kali Uchis and her album, Sin Miedo. That’s a great getting-ready vibe.
Would you rather get a facial or a massage?
Massage. 100%. Facials are great, but there’s a lot you can kind of do on your own, whereas a massage you need someone else’s hands to access certain parts of your body. And I just love massages. I work out pretty frequently and notice my muscles get sore a lot, so I try to go in as often as possible, but obviously in a pandemic that’s not really possible.