"Growing up in Florida, I used to do mall shows in my town for a local mom and pop shop. My mom thought I could actually pursue it, so she sent my photos to an agency in Miami and brought me down there. I thought we were just going to the beach, and I ended up signing with Next. I thought I'd made it when I started working with Guess, but I got booked for Victoria's Secret Pink a few months ago, and that set a whole new bar. Love magazine was one of my first big editorials—that team is so creative, and they have such a strong vision. I had a crazy beauty look, with these orange eyes and really strong pink cheeks. I get booked for a good amount of beauty shoots, which I love. They say I have an easy face to work on. [Laughs]
I just recently started working with makeup artists that'll use face oil on me, so I've started using the Lancôme Absolue Precious Oil. A lot of oils make my skin slick but this one doesn't—you feel very moisturized but don't look shiny. I cleanse with Cetaphil because it's really good for my skin. SPF is very important, too. I'll mix baby oil and sunscreen, and you'd think the oil would attract the sun, but it actually layers really well. I used to have sun spots, too, and I'd put baby oil on those when I was inside. I use it on my brows too.
And masks, all the time. I've got quite a few from Sephora, actually. One is the Tonymoly Panda Dream Sleeping Pack—it takes off all of my rough skin and just brightens up my face. I always do that one on flights so that I look fresh when I get off. I make egg masks, too... a little brown sugar, eggs, baking soda and some water. I do it around my nose, forehead, and chin. But don't eat it. Don't.
Dry shampoo is my best friend, I love it. The smell of the Oribe Texturizing Spray is so nice, it gives you volume and makes your hair feel clean. When I go to sleep, I braid it so it looks nice when I wake up, with a bit of wave. I tried using hot rollers, but I come out looking too cute. I can't do it myself. It's the same with smoky eyes and eyeliner—I see other girls doing their precise cat eyes, and I think it looks wicked. But I've tried to do it, with the tape and everything, and I don't know how they do it.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is my favorite. It's so flawless, and they make a great stick concealer too. It doesn't cake at all. The best mascara is Diorshow, and the brush makes it easy to get in all the corners. It's all about the application stick, really, it makes the makeup. I used to use fake lashes, but I just realized you shouldn't use the full sets, so I use the single ones sometimes. But I'm more of a lip person than an eye person. I love a plain gloss, like the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer. Or the matte MAC lipsticks, which really stay. I love a cherry red lip. You can't go wrong! It reminds me of Adriana Lima. Everybody knows Adriana loves a red lip and a wing."
—as told to ITG
Grace Elizabeth photographed by Tom Newton in New York on January 18, 2016.