When was it that you first started being mindful of beauty products and routines? It started when I got my first zit in high school. [Laughs] I began to research about skincare and eventually makeup! And what is your earliest memory of using makeup? When I was about three years old , I’d sing and dance, [put on a show for] my family and I’d wear costumes and make my mom put makeup on me. Do you feel your background in the arts somehow contributes to your beauty philosophy? For sure! Putting makeup on is pretty much like painting, but for me it’s more personal. Putting on makeup is an art and a [form] of self-expression. It’s an extension of myself.
Let’s talk beauty nightmares: What is one beauty encounter that you will never forget—for the wrong reasons?I once left my curling iron on and burnt my sister’s leg! Yikes. What is the most valuable beauty tip you’ve picked up? That more is more fun. On to putting on your “game face”: how long does it take for you to get ready for a night out? 5 years. [Laughs] And your go-to or favorite hairstyle is? I change my hairstyle a lot, but [eventually, when my hair does grow out], it always come to a point where [I just wear it long], straight and parted in the middle. What’s the first thing you put on your face in the morning? Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion What about the last thing you put on your face before going to bed? Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate What’s your secret to looking great in photos? Find good lighting! Natural lighting is the best. For selfies, I like adding flash with natural lighting to make the photo more HD! At the shoot today, we featured three of your most favorite beauty looks. Can you tell us a bit about each one? The first look I came up with was inspired by my favorite thing in the world: the Krispy Kreme original glazed donut. The second one was an Alexa Chung inspired look, which is perfect for any occasion! And the last look is my go-to glam look! Perfect for a night out!
What beauty look are you not so keen on trying? Anything that involves neon colored eyeshadow. What is the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of beauty? I used my teeth to cut my false lashes in the car going to an event! Catch up with Gabs and follow her YouTube vlog with her sister, Chi, for fun fashion and beauty how-to’s, tips and tricks you need to learn, stat!