On her beauty routine

“As soon as I wake up, I cleanse my face and then nourish and hydrate my skin. The products I use have evolved as I’ve learned more about what skin actually needs, but I’ve been a fan of vitamin C for years. Whether it’s in cream or serum form, it works miracles.”

On how she relaxes

“With the pandemic and public-health measures, I think we’re all paying twice as much attention to the trips we’re taking and the places we’re going—let’s just say I can’t imagine returning to a crowded steam room just yet! For now, I’ve replaced my ‘me time’ at the spa with ‘me time’ at home. And to make it stress-free, I’m lucky to have quality tools from Flawless, whether they’re for shaving, giving myself a pedicure or deep-cleaning my face. They make everything easier and allow me to learn new techniques.”

On her best beauty tips

“My makeup artist, Jorge Monroy, introduced me to Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist. I was skeptical the first time he wanted to spray it on top of my freshly applied makeup, but now I can’t live without the natural dewy effect it creates. I’m also a big fan of Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, which a lot of pros use. It gives hair body and incredible texture.”

On her favourite fragrance

“I like natural notes, like patchouli and bergamot. I have a soft spot for perfume oils because they’re so easy to apply, but I’m less likely to wear fragrance these days. I think that, like a lot of people, I wear perfume more for others than for myself—which shouldn’t be the case—and I’m looking forward to getting back into the habit.”

On the products in her purse

“Lip balm—having dry lips drives me bananas!—mattifying rice papers for my face and my Finishing Touch Flawless Brows. I’m obsessed with my eyebrows right now, and I find that the best place to fix them is in the car. The light is always amazing, and the mirror allows for incredibly-high-precision touch-ups.”

On the women who inspire her

“I have boundless admiration for Kamala Harris and the page in history she’s currently writing. As a woman of colour, I am proud to see a woman who looks like me in such an important position. And in my own industry, it’s Zendaya who’s impressing me the most. She’s so talented and articulate even though she’s still so young. She has a great career ahead of her. She’s also an inspiration to my daughter, Nahla, and that fills me with joy!”

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

Prix: $62


Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

Prix: $60


Finishing Touch Flawless Brows

Prix: $30