'When it comes to getting ready to go out, I’m usually influenced by the vibe of a venue or if I’m planning on being on my feet. I will happily wear Dr. Martens for the night because I never know if it's going to be a long one—especially in New York during the summer time, because you can end up leaving your house on a Saturday afternoon and being gone for 12 hours. I always put my outfits together quickly because I’m quite used to styling, but also because I feel like if I have endless amounts of time to decide then I might try on 20 outfits but I’ll probably ending up wearing the first thing I put on!
My mom doesn’t wear any makeup, so I guess I’ve just learned through trial and error… it’s all still quite foreign to me. With that said, I’ve been doing a cat eye since I was about 15 and now my friends always joke that I should get it tattooed on. I can literally do it in about two seconds, and going out without it feels like leaving the house without brushing my teeth. I always use Maybelline Line Stiletto—I’ve tried a million different things, but it’s my favorite because I feel like I can do the most perfect details with it. Also it’s not too expensive…I also really like the Dior one but the Maybelline is great for every day.
I’ve also learned a bit from makeup artists—during Fashion Week, someone recommended that I use Cargo Blu-ray High Definition Makeup Concealer for under my eyes and so I tried that, but I don’t like wearing much concealer on my face because I have very sensitive skin. So, just a bit of that for under my eyes, then the cat eye and lots of L’Oréal’s Voluminous Original mascara in Blackest Black. I always like to put on a lot of mascara… I don’t really care if it’s clumpy, I just like a lot of it. Also, someone told me about Vichy DermaFinish, which is a setting powder that evens me out a bit, and if I’m going out, I’ll put on a bit of bronzer with Rimmel London in Sundance 027.
I’ve done a bright lip before, but it bothers me a bit because I don’t find it very practical…I’ll be having a drink and find out there’s lipstick on my chin! I really like how some of my friends wear matte lipstick, like a nude or classic red, but I still haven’t found the one that works best for me. But I do have a lot of nail polish because I like doing my own nails and having fun with that. Lately, I’ve been mostly using white polish, which I really like.
I use a lot of natural products in my beauty routine—coconut oil is my favorite thing ever on my skin, hair, everything. To take my makeup off, I just use this oatmeal soap that I got at Trader Joe’s, and I like to use really hot water to steam my face and then splash some cold water on afterward. If I’m coming home past my bedtime and I’m feeling lazy, then I’ll use a makeup remover like Neutrogena Deep Clean Makeup Remover.
Growing up, I had hair every color of the rainbow—when I was 11, my parents said that I could dye it pink if I wrote them an essay explaining why I should be allowed. I was a little punk and they were pretty chill. But these days, my hair is easy—if I twist it into a bun when it’s wet then it goes into ringlets, but if I brush it out then it’ll be straight. Or I might straighten it really smooth. The only time it’s really annoying is when it’s super humid and it’s this sticky mass of hair. I’ve experimented with a few different shampoos for my hair, things like Grow Alchemist Shampoo and Conditioner. I usually try and find pretty natural products. And in the shower, I use Dr. Bronner's Rose Castile Soap because it’s classic and timeless.”
—as told to ITG
Hannah Sider photographed by Tom Newton. Read more Top Shelf After Dark here.