That you have to wear a full face of makeup. Sometimes when I’m working out, I want to look awake but don’t want to put on a full face of makeup, so I’ll do just mascara. My formula for Item really lasts long, but isn’t damaging to take off. It’s a great workout mascara.
What’s the best beauty advice your mom ever gave you?
She was a makeup artist, so she taught me a lot of things, but the biggest was how to blend eyeshadow. I used to do thick eyeshadow and would never blend it, so she showed me to make it fade perfectly. She would blend for like three minutes. That’s the trick—just keep blending!
Fill in the blank: I love my hair when _______.
It’s naturally beach-wavy. My hair dries really wavy and textured, so you can call me a mermaid if you want.
What city or country gives you the biggest beauty inspiration?
France. Anything European. I’ve never been to Europe, but it really does inspire me, and they’re very much ahead of the trends that we end up seeing here. The look is timeless, classic.
You have $20 and free roam of the drugstore. What do you buy?
Dried mangoes, an eyelash curler—which is always essential to make me look awake, and a bottle of conditioner. I always run out of that before shampoo.
What music do you listen to when you’re getting ready?
Lately I’ve been into artists that are mainly production-focused, so Flume is my go-to.
What’s your favorite way to take a moment for yourself?
A shower followed by my skin care routine. When I was filming He’s All That, the makeup artist stressed the importance of thoroughly washing my face to get all my makeup off at the end of the day. Once I wash my face, I love to use the Georgia Louise Cryo Freeze Tools, which I just got. I ordered them because Zoey Deutch used them in her Vogue Beauty Secrets video. What’s great is it leaves your skin feeling tight and gives you a nice flush.
Facial or massage?
Massage, because I get really tense and hold that in my shoulders. That definitely relieves more tension.
Let’s play screw, marry, kill: beauty edition with mascara, lipstick, and highlighter. Go!
Marry mascara because I love it, and it’s the one thing that definitely elevates your look. Screw lipstick because I like to have color. My Lip Quip is a lip oil, so it’s hydrating and gives you a wet look and feels really good on your lips. I’d kill highlighter. I love it, but I can use so many other things to make me glow, like my One Hit Mist.
What color are you loving on your nails at the moment?
Right now I have cow print on my nails and zebra on my toes. I love deep colors, like navy or red or black. A couple weeks ago I had a French tip and each tip was a different color.
What’s your go-to perfume?
Candles influence what scent I use for perfume. I really like one by Ouai called North Bondi. It’s natural, but gives you a really good scent. And then I pair a perfume with lotion, which helps stick the smell on extra. I was a big Fantasy by Britney Spears fan my whole life. Light Blue is another good one, too. I love the beach, so anytime I smell sunscreen, I love that, which is why I also use Sun Bum’s coconut sunscreen lip balm.
If you could change one thing about beauty perceptions, what would it be?
The expectation that certain physical features should be this small or this big. It’s important to appreciate the size and shape of whatever physical feature you have. I have small ears, so it’s important to look past what’s been perceived as “better.” Let’s just appreciate the size and shape of every physical feature.
Who are the women inspiring you the most right now?
It changes every day, but I always love Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Beyonce, J.Lo—they have really good messages, plus they are so successful.
Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram at @jessicaradloff14. This interview has been edited and condensed.