Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor


“I’ve always loved music. My dad is a musician—John Taylor, he was in Duran Duran—so we had a whole set up in our house. I was in a band starting at 13 and it broke my dad's heart when I didn’t want to be in it anymore—but it was 7th grade! I was too into boys. [Laughs] After high school, I started to learn how to DJ. My dad was super into the idea, so we set up all of this DJ equipment in my tiny apartment—it took up half the room. I wanted to do it properly, though. I took turntable lessons but also taught myself a lot. I moved to New York a year ago, and I love it. I knew I had to get out of LA and learn to support myself. Now, I DJ and model, too.

My mom [Amanda de Cadenet] is so incredibly helpful with work stuff, boy stuff, whatever. The way we think about beauty is really similar. She’s not a makeup or hair person, and she's really into all-natural products. The only thing she ever wears is mascara. It’s funny because I say ‘mascara’ like her, with a British accent. It was the only thing she talked about using when I was a kid. [Laughs] I don’t even know how to use a curling iron—I just didn’t grow up like that.

I still feel really weird about getting my makeup done for events, because I’m not used to wearing makeup-makeup. But you have to do it a lot differently when people are taking flash photos. I used to wear only Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer and Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance as an illuminator, because I like dewy skin. But then I would look so oily in photos. It was bad. So, powder is a new addition to my makeup bag. I put Laura Mercier Smooth Focus Setting Translucent Powder on my T-zone and then keep it in my bag at events. I got this Chanel Vitalumière Aqua foundation in a gift bag once, and I like it because it’s super light and has sunscreen in it. If it’s just a regular day, I like to mix the foundation with the Laura Mercier illuminator because it’s dewy and easy.

When a makeup artist teaches me to do anything, I get very excited. The best thing I’ve learned to use so far is Tom Ford's Shade and Illuminate Palette. All you have to do is take the blender and dab it on your cheeks and it just brings out your cheekbones. I also just learned how to do my own eyeliner. I rely on drugstore brown eyeliners for the insides of my eyes. Right now it’s Maybelline Define-A-Line in Chestnut Brown. If I wear black liner, I like Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner—it lasts so much longer than my old Eyeko liner. And I’m really into a reddish-brown color on my eyelids. I always joke that if you look like you’re dying, then I’m into it. [Laughs] I just like that kind of grungy eye. I put Nars Multiple in Malibu on them, too, or Tom Ford Pink Haze Cream Colour for Eyes—it doesn’t move. I just started to use Nars Blush in Seduction on my lids and I think it makes my eyes look lighter brown. Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk is just a darker version of the Nars stick. That doesn’t move, either. My specifications for shadow are that I need to be able to apply it with my fingers, mess it up, and have it last all night. If I want a greasy eye, sometimes I’ll use Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, but it falls off, so I can’t wear it to a fancy event. My favorite mascara is Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes in Black Satin. It’s really good, and it’s so thick you don’t even need an eyelash curler. But if I’m doing a smoky eye with proper eyeliner, I’ll wear YSL Mascara Effet Faux Cils in High Density Black.

I don’t really do anything with my eyebrows. Maybe I’ll use eyebrow gel. But I don’t like when they look too clean. I had them waxed once when I was 15 and had a full meltdown. I said, ‘Never again.’ I can’t.

If I’m going to do a lip, I’m obviously using Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square. It stays on so well and I can choose how intense I want it to be by layering it. RMS Lip Shine in Sacred is also really pretty, and that line is all organic.

The more makeup I’ve used, and the more I travel, the more I need an intense face cleanser. I grew up with all-natural products, but my skin hasn’t been able to handle them recently. I’ve been using Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser for six months. My sister, Zoe [Nash Taylor] is a huge makeup and skincare person, so she introduced me to it. She also gave me this Boscia Super Cool De-Puffing Eye Balm that really works. When my skin is super dry, I moisturize with Live Live Bee Yummy Skin Food. And when I travel, I put that on three times a day—once in the morning, once when I get on the plane, and once when I get off the plane. I swear by it. It’s weird, because I just found it at an all-natural beauty store on my block, but my mom knew about separately. I also really like their Bee Yummy Honey Mask for the winter. I've tried Caudalie Beauty Elixir, and it's fine, but I have to say, I always travel with Heritage Store Rosewater & Glycerine. It's my favorite spray. Plane skincare is real. [Laughs]

As little as I know about makeup, I feel like I know even less about hair. I don’t do anything to mine if I don’t have to. Bumble and bumble Surf Spray is practically the only hair product I know how to use. Even if I get my hair done, I need to fuck it up a little bit after and Surf Spray makes it less ‘clean.’ I chopped all of my hair off six months ago, and it started doing this awful Stepford Wife thing, which drove me crazy at first. But I’ve finally figured out I can just put in Oribe Rough Luxury Soft Molding Paste to make it a little dirtier, and straighten the ends with a flat iron if I have to. I also add weight in my hair with Hamadi Shea Leave In Moisturizing Styling Cream, while my hair’s still wet. I don’t know exactly what it does, but I just like it. And then I keep it all going with Klorane Dry Shampoo.

Otherwise, I wash with Dr. Bronners Soap, usually in Lavender, and I use Tom’s deodorant, but it doesn’t really work. None of my deodorants work, to be honest. I just don’t stink. [Laughs] I would rather have a little moisture going on than smell like a baby’s butt. One thing I do like is SweetSpot Gentle Wash and On-The-Go Wipettes in Geranium Lavender. It’s weird, I know. It’s an all-natural vag cleaner! [Laughs] But it’s the best thing in the world, and especially good when you’re out on the town and...things get a little crazy. All I need is a nice SweetSpot towelette.

Summer in New York is when I really vibe with my closet. New York was not ready for my summer dress game. I got that shit. [Laughs] I have some awesome vintage summer dresses from my mom. She has an amazing vintage collection. Oh my god, so good. Every time I go home, I steal her stuff. Style-wise, in my heart, I’m still very LA. When it starts to get cold here, I don’t know what to do with myself, because I can’t wear what I love. I get in this funk of just jeans, t-shirt, sweaters, and whatever. And then I go home and have my full closet, and it’s like my soul gets revived.”

—as told to ITG

Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor photographed by Emily Weiss in New York on November 20, 2013.

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  • Charlotte

    love her style! and I like that she uses a combination of drugstore, high end and organic products.

  • conni boykins

    Adding this chick to my ever growing list of certified badasses. Also, I'm glad someone else doesn't know how to dress for winter. This polar vortex shit is killing me.

  • Talia

    She seems so nice, +1 for Heritage Store Rosewater :)

  • AG

    Love it! What lip product is she wearing?

  • adoption revolution

    I love that this little girl thinks she's not obsessed with products and doesn't know anything about them. It's cute.

    • Hunter

      You can still be a novice and have really nice products! I have women of all ages, most much older than her, tell me every day that they don't know how to do makeup and are excited to learn. This comment was pretty condescending...why bother leaving a comment like this? It's not constructive or adding anything to the conversation. Sure, you're allowed to have an opinion about anything on the internet, but just because she's young and (presumably) has plenty of money to buy nice product doesn't mean she's automatically putting on a fake "oh I don't know anything about makeup" attitude. She obviously enjoys product, she's not pretending she doesn't even wear makeup or something.

    • Aya

      I love products and have quite a few but still feel like I know nothing. I wish an expert would just tell me what to do. I totally understand where she's coming from.

  • Mademoiselle nature

    Nice article! I so wish I could try by Yummy beauty products,

  • sashi

    what a doll! Confident and funny.

  • Sarita

    I don't know if I should be embarrassed to admit this given that I like and follow Amanda on social media, but I didn't realize that Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor was her daughter. I follow Amanda on Instagram and Twitter, but it just never clicked that when she would reference Atlanta that she was talking about her daughter. I thought that they were sisters!

  • Tatiana

    Am I the only one not amused by this 'I don't know anything about makeup, hair or beauty' facade? Girlfriend, you are absolutely, indubitably stunning! But I read ITG to read more than middle school gym class beauty advice.

    • guest1

      Seriously! She has an arsenal of products and an involved routine. Ladies, own up to your high maintenance!

      Also, ITG, what's up with the comment censorship? I know that moderation is necessary, but I posted a few comments with constructive criticism/commentary on the Sorority Girl post and my comments were never approved.

    • birdienumnums

      Her father is John Taylor and her mother is Amanda de Cadenet…she's got some good looking genes to work with!

  • Nina

    Beautiful girl with a brilliant Mom. I didn't realize Amanda de Cadenet had an older daughter. She's too young to have a daughter this old!

  • lml486

    I use Dr. Bonner's lavender soap and just coincidentally just bought the Live Live Bee Yummy honey mask yesterday…. feeling pretty awesome. Now if only I had Atlanta's gorgeous bone structure.

  • lyz143

    I had no idea who she was, Google imaged her, and am now obsessed. She is gorgeous and seems just like a cool chick

  • hyacinthgirl

    That is a seriously enviable collection of sunglasses...


    Tom's deodorant has propylene glycol in it. It worked for me for about two years (after allowing my body to adjust to it for a couple weeks ... remember that your body was MADE to sweat, so eliminating all underarm sweat isn't a good thing!). However, after those couple years, I suddenly noticed that my armpits had started burning and itching like crazy. I would take off my shirt and my skin was red and peeling, like it had been in direct sunlight! Apparently, that's an effect of the propylene glycol Yikes.

    Desert Essence has a natural deodorant with no aluminum or propylene glycol at all. And for a natural deo, it works pretty damn well.

  • Sara

    Such a beautiful and confidant young woman, I bet her mom is as wonderful as she is.

  • Clever Girl Reviews

    I will now think every top shelf will be incomplete without a recommendation for "vag" cleaner!

  • therealblonde

    Oh man, I used to have such a celebrity crush on her father when I was a teenager. Now I really feel old! (Nice to see that his daughter and I share some makeup favorites)

  • Aya

    Thanks. You've got good taste--Lisa Eldridge is my favorite! She's amazing. My comment was to say that while someone might appear to be high maintenance or have a lot of products, it doesn't mean that they are being coy in saying that they don't know what's going on. I am in the same boat. I buy these products because I like them, and because I want to be a person who knows how to use them, but I am still getting there.

  • 1Alouette

    Nars all over the place. I LOVE IT!

  • Mel Stevens

    I am nowb trying the pro naturals shampoo and conditioner, after using the hair mask and seeing how good it really is I decided to try the shampoo. It's just as good!

  • Nancy

    Anyone knows what is on her lips in the first picture? The pink is too pretty!

  • Laura Jane

    ITG...What is Atlanta's lip color/lip product in the first picture??? I NEED TO KNOW! its a perfect light pink natural lip. Thanks ;)

  • Julie

    Love, love, love her dress! Does anyone knows where its from?

  • Alex

    How could an itg get better than this What an innocent young girl, what
    a savvy and astute woman. Wonderful story, amazing beauty and grace.
    And you know what, "it will be OK"! Love.

  • Kajago

    Great make up. I love it


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Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
Laura Mercier
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance
Laura Mercier
Laura Mercier 'Smooth Focus' Pressed Setting Powder Matte Translucent
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup
Tom Ford
Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Palette
Maybelline Defne-A-Line
Maybelline Define-A-Line Eyeliner in Chestnut Brown
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
Tom Ford
Cream Colour for Eyes Pink Haze
NARS Blush Seduction
Maybelline New York
Maybelline New York – Color Tattoo by EyeStudio Pomegranate Punk
Elizabeth Arden
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YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara
RMS Lip Shine in Sacred
Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser
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Live Live Bee Yummy Honey Mask
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Heritage Store
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Oribe Rough Luxury Molding Paste
Hamadi Shea Leave In – Moisturizing Styling Cream
Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
boscia Super Cool De-Puffing Eye Balm
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
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