The Easy Trick Ashley Graham Swears By for Glowy Skin


Ashley Graham: The ultimate brushed-up brows. The bigger brushed up, the better. I’ve been putting eyelash glue in my eyebrows so they stay. You don’t need a lot—and I suggest using the clear or white one—put it on the spoolie, and just brush it up. It’s not hard to get it out at the end of the day, either. I just use an oil cleanser.

What one beauty rule do you think is B.S.?

The snapback [of your body] after postpartum. That’s B.S. It’s hard. So why put that expectation on yourself?

What’s the best beauty advice your mom ever gave you?

Less is more. Linda has always been about less is more, and that has always been a staple my entire life.

What city or country gives you the biggest beauty inspiration?

Reggio Calabria in southwest Italy. It’s where my husband’s family lives and it’s so beautiful there. They have a little beach house in this town called Scilla. It’s aesthetically gorgeous, the food is beautiful and fresh, the people are lovely. I would go there every year if I could. It doesn’t get old.

What are you loving on your nails right now? Any particular colors or designs?

I’ve been really lazy about my nails. I’ve just been trying to keep them healthy. I’m on prenatals, so they’re growing really fast. That’s never happened to me, so thank you, prenatals. But it’s hard to keep it up.

Fill in the blank: I love my hair…

When my whole hairline grows back because it all fell out four months postpartum. I’m lucky that I still have these strands in front of my face, but all this near the front fell out. It went “bye.” It’s weird, but totally worth it, and I’m definitely going to do it again.

Would you rather get a facial or massage?

Facial. I’m obsessed with taking care of my skin. I want to always have glowing, beautiful skin, and for me, a massage is a cherry on top. I’d rather do yoga or something at home to stretch my body out. I love Mzia Shiman on the Upper East Side in New York. She’s amazing.

What’s your go-to perfume?

I love Byredo. I also love Santal. I use my husband’s Santal sometimes. He’s like, You smell like me. I’m like, Is there a problem here?

Screw, marry, kill: mascara, lipstick, highlighter. 

Screw mascara, kill highlighter, and marry lipstick.

I didn’t think you would kill highlighter since you love to glow.

No, you know why? Because I can just use a gorgeous moisturizer as a highlighter. I have been known to use Aquaphor as a highlighter because I’ve got nothing else in my back pocket. I’ll just dab it on my cheekbones. I’d rather use highlighter, but if I’m in a pinch, I’ll use Aquaphor.

Aquaphor Healing Ointment

If you could change one thing about beauty perceptions, what would it be?

Get rid of the filter and show your true self. I do love a ring light, but we don’t need filters all the time.

Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram @jessicaradloff14.


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