"I'm from Chile, born and raised, so my ideas about beauty are very rooted in being Chilean. Growing up, simpler was always better, so my routines were really easy. Then I moved to LA, which has a similar climate, and I would do the same things...wash my face, put on sunblock, and then do serums at night. When I moved to New York, everything shifted like crazy. I wasn't used to the dryness, first of all. And the dirt–you get so dirty. The pollution is palpable—I feel like I'm always fighting against it.
We're filming Feed the Beast, and the hours are crazy, but I always try to wake up, wash my face with rosewater, put on Kiehl's Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+, and go to work. They put calendula oil on my face before my makeup and it works wonders. After we shoot, I take off my makeup with Klorane Makeup Removing Wipes and Bioderma Créaline...I love that. I'll cleanse with Osmosis Cleanse because I love their products. Before bed, it's Osmosis Antioxidant Serum and Christine Chin's night cream. Another thing I’m using right now is the Caudalie Instant Detox Mask. It dries your face, you can’t even move your lips, and then you take it off and your skin feels amazing.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is also my jam. I have to do my own makeup for auditions but I can't do foundation. I'm not good at it, and it feels thick, like I have a mask on. But I love the Laura Mercier. I’ll also do Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! mascara, it’s probably the best mascara in the world. Then Tom Ford Eye Quad or Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in a brown, gold, or orange. My eyes are greenish, yellowish blue and they react best with those shadows. All the girls out there that have blue or green eyes, browns and golds make your eyes pop. Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eye Shadows are everything, too. They’ve been using them on me for the show—oh my God, they’re amazing. I'm a Chanel convert.
I was blessed with big-ass, thick hair. It’s awesome, but it gets tangled very easily. I'll get dreadlocks in the course of a couple hours. Recently I found It’s A 10 Miracle Leave-In detangling spray and it saved my life. Like, I'm married to it. Spraying the detangler and using an extension brush, that’s the trick. Then a little argan oil, and it's all good. In New York, I have to use so much more product. But anywhere where it's humid, like if I'm in the Caribbean, everything is perfect. My skin is glowing, my hair is great, I'm tan...everything just works."
—as told to ITG
Lorenza Izzo photographed by Tom Newton in New York on April 13, 2016.