I love Pattern Beauty from Tracee Ellis Ross. She makes a great leave-in conditioner. And Unite Boing Curl Leave-In Conditioner that you spray into your hair and it will just spring up and coil. It’s awesome.
What city or country gives you the greatest beauty inspiration?
Paris, but also because that’s the last place I saw outside of the states before the pandemic. I left Paris and three days later they shut down. Wild. But it’s just such a creative, polished, relaxed city. It’s just exciting there. I cried when I saw the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
What are three products you swear by and why?
Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil. So good and it’s super moisturizing. And Glossay by C’est Moi is a really good lip balm. I use it on set all the time because it’s totally smooth and not sticky or tacky. And Dr. Bronner’s has this 4-in-1 soap, which is fantastic for shampooing, for face washing, for body washing, and it’s an all-natural brand. I use the lavender scent. They also make hand soaps and lotions, and I love all their products.
What colors are you loving on your nails right now?
None! I have none right now. But if I had to go with one, I think I’d go with a French manicure.
What is your go-to getting ready music?
I’ve been listening to Londrelle. He’s been going at it for so long. And this song, “Good Morning” by Alex Aiono. Really great musician. And then Leon Bridges is my final answer. I love his song, “If It Feels Good.”
How long do you spend getting ready if you don’t have to be on camera?
I’ve crammed my beauty and hair routine into about 30 minutes. So if I’m about to go on a date, I would give myself 30 minutes. Not including a shower.
What’s your go-to perfume and why?
I do like Üni Oils, which is a female-owned brand, and it’s supposed to smell different on each person because it is supposed to highlight your pheromones and make you smell sweet or fruity or floral, whatever it is.
Screw, marry or kill with lipstick, mascara or highlighter.
I would screw lipstick, marry mascara and kill highlighter. I have a natural dew, so I’m OK without highlighter. I would definitely marry mascara because I have long eyelashes but they are thin. I really like C’est Moi’s Muse mascara and Saie’s 101 Lengthening and Lifting mascara, which is a clean mascara and it’s really good.
What’s your favorite emoji?
The sun with the face in it. It just feels sunny and it’s almost summer, which I consider to be a happy time.
What’s the last Instragram rabbit hole you went down?
Ally 2 Action, which is [an initiative from] my manager, Courtney Carter, along with a lot of other brilliant minds, including Culture.House co-founder Carri Twigg and Viewpoint PR’s Nicki Fioravante. It’s basically a 21 day program to turn your awareness into action, as well as inform yourself of the adversity of being a Black person in America and what we can do as a person of any background to be a better ally. I really appreciate the work being done there.
If you could change one thing about beauty perceptions in Hollywood or on social media, what would it be?
Having a jawline or this whole fetishizing over seeing your jawline. I love seeing people cackle or throw their head back and laugh and their whole neck disappears. It’s beautiful to me. Gen-Z has this weird obsession with jawlines. Enjoy life, eat what you want, and don’t worry if your chin is showing or if you have a chin or not.
Who are the women inspiring you the most right now?
My mom, always, as well as Deborah Kaplan, who is the creator and writer of our show, Liza on Demand. She made this season so special, and created joy on paper for us to create on screen. And I really love Phoebe Robinson from 2 Dope Queens. She’s such a beast and such a well-rounded talent who does it all. And I love the way she uses her platform for Michael B. Jordan.
Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram at @jessicaradloff14.