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Where you’re from and what beauty is like there ?
I’m from Southern California, and beauty here has a huge range. In my home town, beauty is very easy going, laid back, with a splash of false eyelashes, here and there.
Tell us about your #LetsBeHonest look and why you chose it:
My #LetsBeHonest look is Sunny. It’s a warm look that adds just the right amount of glow. I chose it because when I think sunny, I think joy, and being full of life. That’s how I want to feel everyday.
Who or what is your beauty inspiration?
My great aunt. She is the most beautiful woman I have ever known. Her heart shines through her eyes and makes them sparkle. Anyone who spends time with her leaves feeling like royalty. She does tai chi on the beach, paints and sculpts professionally, sings, and travels the world volunteering for those less fortunate. Did I mention she does all this at the sharp, young age of 83?! She drinks tea every day, gives generously, loves feverishly, and oh the stories she can tell! She is elegance and class with a little bit of sass! Beautiful inside and out.
What’s the best and/or worst beauty advice you’ve gotten?
The best beauty advice I’ve received is less is more. When I was 8, I was given my first “play” makeup. I put every bit of everything on every inch of my face. I looked a little bit like a clown. That day my uncle sat me down, wiped off the makeup, and said, “Less is more. Makeup shouldn’t be obvious, it should enhance the beauty you already have.”
What is inner beauty to you?
To me, inner beauty shines from a selfless heart. Having the confidence to know your own value so that you can add value to the lives of others. The most beautiful thing a person can do is to give of themselves to better the life of another.
What product can’t you live without?
I cannot live without my mascara! Eyes are one of the most beautiful features on your face. You can see a person’s heart in their eyes. There are days when mascara is all I wear.
What’s your favorite Honest Beauty Product?
Truly Kissable Lip Crayons. They feel absolutely amazing on my lips. So soft and full of moisture. The colors are great, too! I also love the mascara, which is the most important to me!
If you were an Honest Beauty Lip Gloss, what shade would you be? (Dreamy, Kind, Generous, Creative, Inspired, Playful)
Can I say it depends on the day? I love them all! If I have to pick one, it would be, Creative.
How long do you take to get ready in the AM? To go out at night?
Well, let’s be honest, it all depends on my hair! Some days I can get up and my hair still looks great, so I can get ready in 15 minutes. Those are my favorite days! If I have to do my hair from start to finish, it takes me an hour to get ready. I have a lot of hair, so most of that hour is just dry time! Going out at night is the same time frames. I like to think I’m a low maintenance type of girl.
What’s the most interesting place you’ve applied makeup?
Kenya, Africa. There’s no exciting story behind it. I wasn’t riding on the back of a giraffe or anything, but it is the most interesting place I have been, and I did apply makeup a couple times.
Be Honest: Do you wash your face before you go to bed?
Well. I mean. Technically, no. I get tired, okay?! I also don’t wear makeup everyday, but I guess that’s not a good excuse.
Finish this sentence: #LetsBeHonest, I wear makeup because _________:
I want to look my age, instead of 15. Honestly! If I wear makeup, I look, maybe 19, if I’m lucky, which is still not my age. Without it, I look 15. Again, that’s if I’m lucky.