Skai Jackson, Actress


"The most detailed part of my beauty routine would have to be the eyes. Tonight we're doing a cat eye. I wanted to keep the makeup glow-y and fun, but pop out the eyes a little bit, so I used a Dior Pen Liner. I put on a lot of mascara—I use the Benefit Roller Lash, or some Too Faced Mascara. I like my lashes to be very long, so I like a product that's lengthening. For my lips tonight, it's a tie between Dior Addict Nude Wave Lacquer Stick, because it has a little bit of a shine to it, and Dior Addict Lacquer Plump in 426. In my daily use, I just have fun with lip gloss, even if it's clear lip gloss, or balm. My favorite is Maybelline Baby Lips.

The most expensive product I own is probably my Giorgio Armani Foundation, so I'll use that but then for concealer maybe I'll do Benefit's concealer—something really light and dewy. My favorite kind of blush is a very peachy, kind of pinky look—not too harsh, but I do like a fun blush. I prefer to use powders, because I feel like it mixes up with the makeup and kind of makes it messy, in a good way. I don't really wear a lot of makeup, but when I do, I love to put on the Benetint Blush. It's very pretty and pink.

I use the Laura Mercier Powder as a setting powder—it's one of my favorites. Your makeup stays intact all day and all night, that's the best thing about a powder. But people have a habit of putting a lot of powder on my face, and I have combination skin—certain parts of my face are very dry, and I'm just like, 'Don't do that.' [Laughs] I always like to be dewy. For a setting spray or a mist, I'll use the Too Faced Peach Setting Spray. It really kind of loosens up your makeup, and makes it very natural and glow-y. I will usually use ColourPop's highlighters-they have so many colors, and I have almost all of them. I'll use theirs, or Anastasia Beverly Hills' Palette.

At the end of the night I just wash my face with a wash cloth, and then I'll use a toner, like witch hazel. Then I'll go in with a Neutrogena makeup wipe if I feel like I have anything left. Sometimes I'll use an apricot scrub, and I'll put shea butter on my face when I sleep. My face is very sensitive, so I don't like to put too much on it.

I use all-natural products in my hair, like Jamaican Black Castor Oil. Sometimes I'll use the oil, sometimes I'll use a shea butter cream, but I only wash my hair about once a week to keep the moisture in it.

Tonight I painted my nails myself. Typically I try to go get them done once every two weeks. It's definitely my relaxing time-it's very peaceful. I just love having clean, cut nails. I usually go to Star Nails in Toluca Lake, they're very good. I'll go with darker colors—dark blue or dark red, or black. The blue is my favorite."

—as told to ITG

Skai Jackson photographed by Tom Newton on March 14, 2018.