Are there any red carpet looks you’ve picked up over the years and have you picked up any tips on set?
On set is sort of the time where I would ask what product they were using. But because it’s character makeup, it’s normally how they’re applying it that I’m paying attention to rather than what they’re applying because it’s so specific to the character. For red carpets, my amazing makeup artist Lynsey Alexander taught me that when you’re doing an eyeliner flick with a liquid eyeliner, the way to make it perfect is by using a q-tip more than you’re using the product.
You put on the eyeliner and then, with one of those really thin q-tips, you flick it to how you want it so you don’t have to spend hours trying to perfect it! You can just put that eyeliner on and then get your q-tip and form it to how you want. Your eyeliner flick should look like an extra eyelash. That’s how you open the eyes up!
I did want to ask you about your brows since they’re bold, big, and beautiful. What do you do to them?
I leave them alone but I do get them threaded so I don’t look like Elmo! You know how sometimes you get eyebrow hairs that are down here? I’m not shaping them, but I’m just threading excess and then I brush them and that’s it.
They’re absolutely beautiful and so expressive! Now, if you had to give your younger self some advice, what would you say?
Don’t ever bleach your hair. Oh no! It’s too late. You already did. Also, to always cleanse and moisturize but I always have done that so it’s really tricky. My younger self had as good as an idea about what worked for my skin as I do, but I’ve tried all the different things and now I’m right back to where I started.