“I think most days I’m pretty consistent with the look that I go for – I almost always go for a smokey eye and a nude lip and a pale pink gloss. I’ve always been a gloss girl, rather than lipstick. But, I’m definitely trying to branch out. Even last year, I decided that one of my New Year’s resolutions would be to wear a new lipstick every day, since we have so much access to new products [Ed note: Dory is the beauty director at Hollywood Life], so I tried to be better about trying new things, but I feel like it’s difficult to get outside your comfort zone, and I was always comfortable with an eye and a nude lip. So, now I’m trying more to branch out to a bold lip.
I feel like when I do wear something out-of-the-box or a bold lip or when my hair is in a pretty braid, I do get compliments and that makes me feel great.
And, I’ve always worn makeup, like every day of my life since I was in high school I’ve worn makeup, like at first since I wasn’t confident it was something that gave me confidence, so it’s just nice that my career has pivoted into beauty, and it’s something that I can get paid to do and it’s something that I love and have always loved.
And, I do feel like a bold lip changes my mood. Even this morning, I had a bold lip on very early in the morning, and I got compliments about how I looked so awake and refreshed, and I really wasn’t, but the bold lip helped me kind of put myself out there, and at least it helped me feel put together, even if I was tired or stressed – it helps you show a great face to the world.
Today I have on the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Protect with sunscreen. I always prime my lids also – I use the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. For foundation, I’m wearing Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Compact – I like a full coverage but this doesn’t feel heavy. I use a beauty blender to apply it. For color I’m wearing the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Beauty in a Palette. I use the bronzer all over, then apply the blush, then the highlighter. I’m using this because I’m traveling but I normally use NARS Orgasm blush – I can’t live without it – and then the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow.
Under my eyes I’m using Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correction Fluid in Peach. Other than the eyeshadow primer, I don’t have anything on my eyes. I get eyelash extensions at Envious Lashes from Clemmy – and they are life changing. They save me so much time in the morning and at night and I get compliments constantly.
For brow shaping I go to Sania’s Brow Bar – she just expanded her business with her well-trained daughters at a lower price point. I use her Angled Mechanical Brow Pencil in light every day. It’s the best. The lip is By Terry Rouge Expert Click Stick in 23 Pink Pong. It’s tear-dropped shaped so the application is super fast and easy. A bold lip takes 30 seconds and helps you to look put together immediately.
So today I’m traveling like I mentioned, and I’m on a press trip with Unilever, and Marcus Francis did my hair using Suave Beauty and he did a fishtail braid, half-up with some beachy waves, and I love it. I think the highlights in my hair make a big difference, I always love blonde hair in braids because it pops so much with the highlights. My highlights are done by Kyle White at Oscar Blandi in NYC. He’s an amazing colorist that does like Robin Wright and a ton of celebrities and his bread and butter is blondes, I’m obsessed with him, I’ve been going to him for like four years.
I have extremely straight hair naturally, so my secret weapon is the Beachwaver – I love it. My hair is so straight, that growing up I never knew how to use a curling iron, and I never tried to wear my hair curly, and it never stayed. So, I feel like for an average woman the Beachwaver is so good just because it’s so fast, and you get curls, you can get waves, or beachy waves all using the same tool, and it’s pretty affordable for a professional iron.”