'I just finished a movie called Other People. And it was really fun! We shot in LA, and I worked for just a little bit, but it was amazing. It was the first thing I’ve done on my own, without my parents being there, which was really nice. I'm also in the process of applying to college...that's less fun.
For products, I actually steal a lot of my mom's stuff. Sometimes I'll do my makeup in her room, too. Every day I use Armani Luminessence CC Cream—it’s light and it doesn’t look cake-y. And then I use powder...I have two. The Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Powder Foundation is good in the morning and throughout the day. Then I also have Guerlain Pressed Powder. That one’s lighter, but I'll use whichever is closest.
Most days, I’ll wear lipstick. It's always been a thing for me—my mom has a lot of them and I'd always use hers. Eventually I started buying my own because my mom has lighter hair and lighter skin, so we don't always look good in the same colors. I really like dark colors—but even if I don't want something dark, I'll still wear lipstick, just in nude. My favorite is Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillowtalk, but that's more of a lip liner. Charlotte Tilbury Very Victoria Matte Revolution Lipstick is like a darker nude that I like, too. For lighter days, Kevyn Aucoin Matte Lip Color in Uninterrupted is good. My favorite brand for lipstick, though, is Lipstick Queen—I have their Velvet Rope Lipstick in Entourage. I get them all at SpaceNK because it's by this place I'll go for breakfast or coffee, so I'm always hanging out over there. I really trust the people who work there.
And then I have loads of lip balm. What happens is I buy them, then I lose them, so I buy more, and then I find them again. In my bag right now I have the Weleda Lip Balm and then the Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Moisturizing Stick. Then I have some from the drugstore, too. I swear I have 12 in every bag.
All my main makeup is in my purse so I can take it with me. I have this Jillian Dempsey Khôl Eyeliner in Jet Black that I really like—and then I also have a black Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil. And then I use this Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara...it's really good, but I also use They’re Real! by Benefit. Usually I curl my lashes first and then put on a lot of mascara [Laughs]. Top and bottom. And then, I don’t always wear eyeshadow, but if I do, I really like the Urban Decay palettes. The Naked3 one specifically, which has these pinky, purply colors. The blush I use— Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Glow Blush—looks really pink in the compact, but it looks good on your face. I don’t always wear blush, but when I do, I just put a tiny bit on over a tinted moisturizer.
And then there’s just extra stuff everywhere. A lot of eyeliners, for example. This Eyeko one I really like for liquid eyeliner. I’m really bad at liquid liner, so whenever I have time to do it, I’ll try, but it takes me a really long time. When I bought this one, they gave me a little pamphlet on how to do the cat eye with Alexa Chung, and I looked at that, and that actually helped me because I didn’t know what I was doing before. Drawing a little tail and connecting it—that was really helpful. I usually just use a tiny bit of pencil and like, smudge it because I cannot do it straight. My eyes always look different.
I've always filled my brows in, but I really like dying them now. I go to Mirella at Anastasia Beverly Hills. Most days I'll use the Kevyn Aucoin Brow Pencil in Brunette to fill them in, and I also really like Glossier Boy Brow. It has a tint, but since it also works like a gel, you can fluff your brows up nicely.
Every day, in the morning and before bed, I wash my face with Evologie Stay Clear Cleanser. I'll take my makeup off with the Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water—I’m sort of allergic to waterproof makeup, so it gets rid of what I do wear pretty well. I have the smaller ones and the wipes version because they're no-oil. Then I use Jergens—my mom is the face of the brand, so we have a lot of it. The Wet Skin Moisturizer is actually really good. I don’t mean to be an ad for it, but you just put it on while you’re still wet in the shower, and then when you dry yourself off with the towel…it’s there! [Laughs]
When I'm in the shower, I use the Pureology line—the Pure Volume Shampoo and Conditioner are my favorites. And then this cleansing one is also good, but I don’t use it every day because it makes my hair kind of oily. Then I have this Kiehl’s Silk Groom Hair Styling Serum that I put on my hair while it’s wet to make it look really shiny. After that, I brush it and let it air dry in braids. I have really curly hair so I keep it in a loose braid so it doesn't crimp. Then I sometimes straighten it with a Chi. When I do blowdry my hair, I use the T3. But my hair is really fine so I try not to use heat because it damages it so quickly.
I wash my hair every day—but it still gets oily so I use a lot of dry shampoo. R+Co Death Valley is a good one. Especially for school days, because I do theatre and days sometimes go until like 7pm, so I just feel gross by the end. I also bring dry shampoo to school just in case I need it. I have a smaller one— Alterna Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Dry Shampoo—that fits in my bag. And then I always bring a hairbrush. And powder—just in case, because we are there for so long.”
—as told to ITG
Maude Apatow photographed by Valentina Cytrynowicz in Los Angeles on August 31, 2015. Video by James Gallagher.