I love my hair when it’s down, natural, and wavy. But I also love to keep my hair up in tight buns and ponytails, because it’s just the dancer in me.
What city or country gives you the greatest beauty inspiration?
Paris. Every time I travel to Paris I get so inspired by the beauty, fashion, and art. There is just such a timeless elegance in Parisian beauty, from their makeup to their fashion to even their grace.
You’re stranded on a deserted island. What three beauty products do you take with you?
I’d take my So Fierce Mascara, which I wear every single day—especially during quarantine, it’s been my best friend. I would take my Untold Stories lip shade from Revlon’s Sofia collection, which is the perfect nude-y pink, and then I would probably take some light coverage foundation, like Revlon Colorstay.
What colors are you loving on your nails right now?
I’ve always gravitated toward deep dark colors or nudes. I’m obsessed with In the Woods from my collection or Black Cherry, which are the two dark shades. One has more of a purple undertone, one has more of a red. I also love Obsessed, which is more of a nude shade.
How have you been practicing self-care lately?
I’ve been practicing self-care first and foremost by being kind to myself. I think that’s something this time has taught all of us. But also little things like beauty for myself every morning have helped. My go-to if I’m not going to set or working is just some light coverage. I wear my mascara, and a little color on my lips if I’m feeling it, or just a pretty bare lip. Those two things make the world of a difference. Oh, and brushing my eyebrows. That’s definitely a must.
What music have you been listening to to keep your spirits up?
I’ve been listening to a little bit of everything. “Wonder” by Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande’s last album, Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa. Lizzo always does a pretty remarkable job at keeping my spirits up.
If there’s one thing you could change about beauty perceptions, what would it be?
Our obsession with perfection. There’s this tendency, especially with social media and the world of Hollywood, to gravitate toward wanting to be perfect. Showing these beautiful, perfect, Photoshopped or Face-Tuned images of beauty sends the wrong message, especially to young girls who are growing up in this world with impossible standards of beauty. One thing we have to focus on is embracing and loving our imperfections because that is precisely what makes us beautiful.
How do you take a moment for yourself?