Saweetie Swears By This Vitamin C Serum for ‘Dewy, Glowy’ Skin
Fill in the blank: I love my hair…
I love my hair when it’s nice and flowy.
Which city or country gives you the biggest beauty inspiration?
I think L.A. I grew up a tomboy, so when I came to L.A., there are some big girls out here doing big fashion things, big face, pretty hair, etc., so I think it kind of just prepped me to be a glamour girl. Because if it were up to me, I’d be wearing a tank top and cargo pants to the club. But once I realized there’s more to fashion beyond that type of outfit, that’s what made me really want to step my game up.
If you could use only three beauty products the rest of your life, what would they be?
Definitely some facial cleanser, because you’ve got to take the dirt off. I’m hella oily and high-maintenance. I have to be—otherwise I’ll break out. I love Herbivore’s Pink Cloud, Tatcha, and Ole Henriksen. I’d also want some toner. I love the one from Origins. And then I would pick Ole Henriksen’s vitamin C serum because it makes my skin so dewy and glowy.
How much time do you spend getting ready?
You know what? I used to get ready really quick, but once I realized that I do need a lot of time to perfect the brow or the contour, I would say a good two and a half hours. But it only takes me five minutes to get it all off.
Screw, marry, kill: mascara, lipstick, highlighter.
Definitely killing lipstick, because I’m a lip gloss girl. I’m marrying me a good, dewy highlighter, and then I’d screw some mascara.
Speaking of highlighter, tell me your favorite one, because your skin is glowing.
How do you keep your hair in great shape?
Honestly, my hair is in horrible shape right now, so I’m trying to get it back to life by doing deep-conditioning treatments. I switch my hair so much that I’m shampooing, rinsing, conditioning, and then hopping in and out of hairstyles, so my hair is mad at me right now. I gotta make her happy again and give her some love.
What is your go-to perfume and why?
It’s a magic potion that I created in a kitchen. So if I tell you, it’s not gonna be a secret anymore. The plan is to sell it one day.
What’s your favorite emoji?
My favorite emoji is the shhh! It’s just a really funny emoji and every time I use it I crack myself up. It’s not the one I use the most, but definitely my favorite because it’s just funny to me.
If you could change one thing about beauty perceptions, what would it be?
It would be to keep everyone’s opinions to themselves, because what a girl does to her face is her business.
Who are the women inspiring you the most right now?
The women in my family. My mom, my grandmothers, my aunties. I come from such a strong village of women. They’re always sending me encouraging words through text messages. They’re the reason for who I am today, so without them, who knows what Saweetie would be.
Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram @jessicaradloff14.