Honest Beauty’s Channing Perea shares the look she sports when she calls in sick and hits the beach instead. Here, see what inspires this LA girl’s style and watch her makeup tips, tricks and DIY video.
Name: Channing Perea
Where you’re from and what beauty is like there (beachy and easy, big curls and false eyelashes, etc.):
I’m from sunny Los Angeles, CA. You can find a lot of different beauty looks here, which is a lot of fun. I would say that during the day we tend to go for a more fresh and minimal look. But at night, we definitely turn it up a few notches for a more “glam” look.
Tell us about your #LetsBeHonest look and why you chose it:
I love the look of bronzed and glowing skin, like I have been out of the office for a few days for some much needed R&R. Since taking a vacation isn’t always an option, the “Out of Office” look is inspired by the tropical beach getaway that I’ve been dreaming about all summer long.
Who or what is your beauty inspiration?
My beauty inspiration is Penelope Cruz. Her beauty is timeless, fierce and very feminine.
What’s the best and/or worst beauty advice you’ve gotten?
The best beauty advice I have gotten is how to remove mascara smudges without ruining your whole eye look. Instead of wiping the mascara immediately after you smudge, wait about 60 seconds for the mascara to dry a bit and wipe off using a clean, dry Q-tip.
What product can’t you live without?
It’s definitely a tie between bronzer and an eyebrow pencil.
What’s your favorite Honest Beauty Product?
The mascara and conditioning primer is AMAZING!
If you were an Honest Beauty Lip Gloss, what shade would you be (Dreamy, Kind, Generous, Creative, Inspired, Playful)?
How long do you take to get ready in the AM? To go out at night?
I love my beauty sleep and I’m prone to hit the snooze button one too many times. So sometimes that means that I will only leave myself about 15 to 20 minutes to do my makeup and hair in the morning before heading out for the day. If I am going out at night, I’ll put in some extra effort to look great and make sure that my make-up will last all night.
What’s the most interesting place you’ve applied makeup?
The backseat of a car after a soccer game on the way to my high school Homecoming Parade … without a mirror!
Be Honest: Do you wash your face before you go to bed?
Oh yeah! I can’t go to bed without washing my face!