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'I hate leaving everything in the bathroom, so I keep most things in my bedroom and store backups in my bathroom. The lighting in there is awful; it's worse than airplane bathroom lighting. The globe bar that I keep my makeup in came from Sophia Lamar—she bought it for me for my birthday. Ideally one day I could fit a vanity in my apartment, I would love that. I love perfume; I go between all different ones. For different seasons, for different moods, sometimes I mix them.

I always put on an SPF, SPF 50. Sunscreen is a really good thing for me. I don’t want to get old and wrinkly [Laughs] I’ve had a skincare regime since I was ten. Makeup came years later. I was washing my face twice a day; I was using sunscreen. I am a big Kiehl’s fan. For makeup, I’m a very big Chanel person. And with hair, I am a very big Kiehl’s person too. Before I blow dry I use Heat-Protective Silk-Straightening Cream, then I use Silk Groom. My hair is naturally a bit fuzzy… it’s naturally curly and blonde. My roots get crazy. I dye it myself, every two weeks—every two in the summer, and three in the winter, with anything from the pharmacy. It’s so bad for your hair to dye it that often. This stuff I absolutely love as well—Suberbly Restorative Argan Dry Oil. It’s for your hair, it’s for your body, and it’s not greasy, it absorbs completely. I fell in love with Kiehl’s when I first moved to New York…I fell in love with the Ultra Facial Moisturizer. And the masks. I have the Papaya face scrub as well. And the Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer, I use every day. It’s for men but it doesn’t matter. I have a big steamer as well; I’ll get out of the shower and steam my face, and then put a mud mask on. It’s a black peel off mud mask. It’s like a pore strip but for your whole face— Boscia Luminizing Black Mask. A friend of mine is a makeup person who told me about it.

My schedule is crazy, but I find with slight inconsistencies in my schedule, my skin will look better. Like if I sleep with my makeup on, I know that’s terrible, but the next day I will wake up and my skin is glowing. All of the makeup artists are like, ‘That’s the worst thing you could possibly do.’ I do it all the time. [Laughs] I wash my face with this—Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil Free Cleanser. And Bioderma [Créaline] was a little secret I learned from different makeup artists. I’ve become so used to doing my makeup, that I can do it in fifteen minutes. A smoky eye is very much my go to. It’s easy. In the winter I’ll do more of a lip. I can’t really wear foundation because my skin is so sensitive but I use a tinted moisturizer by Stila. Then I use the concealer, and then I always do powder to set it all— Chanel powders, occasionally a MAC powder—a pressed mineral powder, the compacts. I am a matte person. But then I go in with the black eyeliner…which is, like, a twenty step process. I have to go up underneath the roots of my eyelashes because they’re white. I put a black line on top and then one on the inside of my lid. I don’t have a problem with makeup wearing in…not a messy lip, but eye makeup. Sometimes I will do a lot of eyeliner and wipe out the inside [waterline], and replace it with a purple or something. I use Chanel mascara. I pluck my eyebrows; I have been meaning to go to the Kiehl’s spa to get my brows done, because apparently there is the most amazing woman there who does brows. They are naturally pretty dark, not blonde. There are some blonde hairs, but I pluck them out. I was blonde in high school. I did any color under the sun, because I never had to bleach it. Like all the Manic Panic colors—I would do blue tips, purples, gray, everything. I was the alternative girl in high school. Then I bleached it, I went Angela Chase red—from My So Called Life—she called it 'Crimson Glow' [Laughs]

I get my nails done—I live in the middle of all these nail places downtown. I go to Orchid Garden Spa, they do really good manis and pedis. Or I go to Sakura. I have done gels before, but if I travel for more that two weeks I can’t take them off by myself. I go to fashion week all over the world, so sometimes I will be travelling for two or three weeks at a time. I take manicures and pedicures very seriously. I feel like, if you’re going to take the time to do your hair and makeup, then you should take the time to do your nails.”

—as told to ITG