"Growing up in Paris, I knew I always wanted to work in fashion but I didn't really admit it to myself for a while. I don't know why. I always loved fashion but I was focused on my studies, and in school, people don’t tell you to go into fashion. I was studying economics and went to business school for a little bit, but this is the first year that I'm modeling full time. I’ve also started styling as well. My approach to style is to see a piece, want it, and buy it, instead of thinking about how it fits you perfectly or anything like that. You cannot always be perfect, so sometimes you buy something and never wear it—or you figure out how to make it work in a creative way. My approach is to go for it and see what happens.

My skin wasn’t always perfect, so when I was a teenager, I thought bangs were a good idea to hide things on my forehead…but they also made more pimples sometimes. I had them until I was 13 and then grew them out. I recut them myself three or four years ago. First, I wanted just to have a fringe-y bang and then it just started to get straighter and straighter. I really like Alexa Chung—she was kind of my inspiration for the cut. What I've learned is that it doesn't have to be perfect. If it's too straight, it doesn't work. Actually, I still cut them myself because I prefer the style to be kind of messy. The only time I got to the salon is to even the color between winter and summer.

I wash my hair every other day but it depends if I have something where my hair has to be really clean or not. I haven't found my perfect shampoo yet. I'm always in the supermarket looking for a new one because I don't have any favorites. But bad shampoos do make my hair look terrible, so you can’t just use anything. If I don’t wash my hair, I use Prêt-à-Powder from Bumble and bumble, particularly on my bangs. I think it's great because it's a dry shampoo but it also makes the hair looks cool and gives an amazing texture. And you can’t have oily bangs or else you look really awful.

Alternatively, I spray Bb. Prep on wet hair and twist it into a low bun for an hour or two for a great natural wave. Sometimes I use their Hairdresser's Invisible Oil on the ends of my hair to detangle. It's amazing, so you put in just a little and it makes it very silky. And I just discovered the Leonor Greyl Sérum De Soie Sublimateur that makes amazing texture. It’s like your hair turns to silk.

I use Bioderma Créaline. Everyone uses it and it's really the best. There isn't even a debate to have about it. I use it to cleanse in the morning and at night and it gets rid of the oil on your skin. If I have mascara that doesn't want to come off with it, I use coconut oil and that works easily. Afterwards, I put on some cream—right now, I'm using Nuxe Crème Fraîche de Beauté. The YSL Instant Moisture Glow I never really understood—it's supposed to be a quick thing to make your skin look great, so sometimes when I feel like I need that, I put it on. It gives your skin a matte finish and makes it so soft.

Sometimes for my birthday I go to the spa, but I take a lot of baths—at least three times a week. I also like to do the Detox Vitamin Mask by Nuxe. It looks like honey and feels cooling. My skin feels so fresh afterwards. Other than that, I use Homeoplasmine on the lips. It's classic and it works.

I don't wear that much makeup every day except a little foundation and mascara—sometimes a little lipstick and eyeliner. My BB Glow Compact from Kiko Milano [ed note: not available in the US] doesn’t look so nice because I use it all the time. It’s super cheap and it’s honestly the best tone for my skin. The cream is kind of matte and it just blends right in, so I use it like concealer for red patches or spots. It's one swipe and it's perfect.

These are my natural lashes, I get lucky on the lashes. [Laughs] I wear mascara all the time though, and I love it! My favorite is Guerlain Maxi-Lash because the brush is perfect for making you look like you have longer lashes with a little volume. On my bottom lashes, I wiggle the brush to make a little line that’s sublte. Then either I use the Kiko Milano Ultimate Pen or a YSL pencil. I don’t really advise an eyeliner to anybody, because you have to have your own preference. I like pens, but crayon works for other people. My look is to do a line that begins in the middle of the lashes and very close to the lash line. Then it gets a little bit bigger and a bit pointy at the end, but not too much. It makes the eye look a bit more open.

For lipstick, I like something really dark, wet, and red. The Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Always Red is insane—it dries matte and the red is perfect. Rouge Dior in Poison Matte is a bit darker, and so I add the Sephora Stain on top to make it a little lighter. The Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Color in Gabrielle is really sheer and then it dries matte, and the shade is more in the middle.

For the rest of my face, I have the Avéne Couvrance Mosaic Powder which is perfect for bronzer because it has all the tones. If you're tan, you can wear it, and if it's winter you can wear it too. The Bronzing Stones from YSL are also lovely. But in summer, my skin is cool, so I actually prefer a pink blush. The Sonia Rykiel Lancôme collaboration blush in Splash Coral is really nice for this time of year.

I like perfume to be for me—it’s very personal, and if someone knows my scent, that means he knows me. I don’t want people on the street to know exactly what I’m wearing. During the day, I like soft perfumes like Remarkable People by Etat Libre D'Orange or Daisy by Marc Jacobs. Daisy is my all-time favorite, I’ve been wearing it since I was 14 or something. Or I’ll go sexier with Nina Ricci L’Extase for night. But mostly, I like light and flowery. Like Chanel Chance I love! It’s my mom’s but I borrow it sometimes."

—as told to ITG

Louise Follain photographed by Tom Newton at her home in Paris on November 29, 2016.

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When I found out I was pregnant, I rubbed my hands in glee. I thought about that pregnancy glow and how I was going to have the nice skin, hair, and nails that you read and hear all about. Well, I am sure many lucky women have experienced that, but much to my disappointment, I certainly did not. I am having twins [ed note: Since writing this, Georgina's given birth—congrats Georgina!] and with a multiple-birth pregnancy, mamas-to-be often have double the symptoms—double the hormones, morning sickness, heartburn, and anything else. And without fail, no matter what weird shit happens to you during pregnancy, you freak out, look online, ask friends, midwives, doulas, or your doctor and they all unanimously say "Oh, that's totally normal during pregnancy."

For instance, my skin changed everywhere. On my face it was dry, but would break out like when I was a teenager, with zits so enormous they deserved to be named. I did name them—after music legends. (If you saw me on the street, you could have met Cher, Diana Ross, and Debbie Harry.) My body was also dry and covered in a rash that my doctor said will go after having the babies. My hair is both dry and greasy at the same time. It kind of looks like high fashion editorial hair: great in pictures, but a mega no-no in real life unless you are Lara Stone. At one point, my scalp got crazy itchy and flakey. My nails just peel and break all the time. If I were an actress, I would audition for The Walking Dead as I am giving those zombies a good run for their money.

Of course, I took this as an excuse to try all the new luxe hippy lines that are around for moms and kids alike. I should say before I continue: My approach was to use mostly natural or organic products because, in my head, it makes me feel that I am not passing too many unnecessary ingredients to the babies. Perhaps I am wrong and it doesn't affect them either way, but it made sense to and for me. Maybe it was my first maternal instinct! But it's by no means a rule for everyone.

As much as I used to love going through the beauty hall at a department store before I was pregnant, I will say that's less of an option now. My sense of smell has changed, so everything from shampoo to skincare smells like a musty handbag to me. So instead of where I used to shop, I've found a few new organic stores for the time being. My favorites are Live Live Bee Yummy in New York, Content in London, and Mademoiselle Bio in Paris.

Now, for the products that are turning out to be lifesavers during these nine months:
On the rash, I'm using Weleda Skin Food and Cowshed Udderly Gorgeous Stretch Mark Balm after having a really wonderful pregnancy massage there in my third trimester. In my hair, I'm sticking to John Masters Organics Lavender Rosemary Shampoo and Leave In Conditioner Mist. Sometimes I'll switch in Dr. Hauschka Renewing Night Conditioner for a deeper treatment. The rest of my shower routine consists of The Organic Pharmacy Neroli Shower Gel and Dr. Bronners Pure Castile Liquid Soap in Citrus—the smell doesn't seem to drive me crazy, luckily. The only real fragrance I could use without heaving is the Roll On Oil in Gardenia or Fig by Pacifica. Both smell heavenly.

My skin routine is a bit more built out. I wash my face with Dr. Jackson 07 Face Wash, or sometimes Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm. For serum, I use Dr. Barbara Sturm's Hyaluronic Serum, followed by Susanne Kaufmann's Nutrient Cream and Pai Echium 7 Argan Gentle Eye Cream in the morning. At night, I have the Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil for breakouts and Ren Skincare V-Cense Revitalising Night Cream for recovery. Occasionally I mask with the Tata Harper Honey Blossom Mask for a treatment.

Makeup for me right now is just about looking normal and like myself. The routine is simple: RMS Uncover-up, Ilia Mascara in Nightfall, any of the Burt's Bees tinted lip balms or Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Amaretto, and OCC Creme Colour Concentrate in John Doe for my eyes. To take it off, I love RMS' The Ultimate Remover Wipe.

I have a mani and pedi every two weeks and take my own nail polish with me. My shades right now are Butter London in Pillar Box Red and Zoya in America.

One thing I haven't done is change my hair much. I was advised not to whilst pregnant as women are more emotional and if I got a bad hair cut it might feel like the Mayan apocalyptic end of the world prophesies were in progress. Instead, I just had a little trim at the wonderful salon of Josh Wood, where they did a great job and made me feel happy and beautiful.

It hasn't all been doom and gloom there have been some great magical moments just none for me in the beauty department. My husband and friends tell me I look beautiful. My only complaint is that I didn't remotely channel Gisele who in all the paparazzi shots looked like the ultimate pregnant earth mother. But it's all been worth it and I am mostly floating around in blissful happiness. I can't wait to finally meet my little babies.

—Georgina Graham

Photos courtesy of the author.

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The #ITGTopShelfie interview series focuses on the beauty routines of Into The Gloss' lovely, accomplished, and loyal community of readers. Submit your own on Instagram—post your Top Shelfie (tag us @intothegloss!) and include the hashtag #ITGTopShelfie for a chance to be featured on ITG.

"Hi! I’m Joelle (@joellehyman). I live on the Upper East Side, which is best read in Kristen Bell's Gossip Girl voice. I have a background in fashion and beauty writing, although I'm currently unemployed—hopefully not for much longer. My last job was extremely stressful, to the point where I would get physically ill and felt like I didn't have control over my life. By the last three months at my job, I didn’t want to be around my friends and I stopped pursuing the things I care about. I was really angry with myself, more than anything. I’m happy to be taking my time to pursue a career in beauty, which is something I’ve wanted for a very long time.

When you have a stressful work life, you have to actively make time to take care of yourself in any way you can. I would work out, wake up early on Sunday to get coffee and flowers, or do a face mask. Masks in particular are my favorite way to relax. Lately, I love the Glycolic Peel Mask from Caudalie. It gently eats away at any dead skin or build-up and detoxes without drying me out. For something more heavy duty, I use Glamglow's Supermud Clearing Treatment. It is like a vacuum for your pores, so I try to apply freshly out of the shower when my skin is a bit soft and pores are open. To bring down redness or dryness, I like the Mario Badescu Azulene Calming Mask. I'll usually double mask and follow this one with Glossier's Moisturizing Moon Mask. They’re both really gentle and hydrating.

I stick to a pretty acne-centric skincare routine since my teenage breakouts haven’t stopped completely. The most important thing in my routine is taking off makeup gently but effectively—Glossier Milky Jelly leaves my skin balanced, clean, and ready for the next (100) steps, and then I use Acure Brightening Facial Scrub, which is super gritty but still good on sensitive skin. One day a week, I’ll use an Ole Henriksen Grease Relief cleansing cloth instead. Technically they're a chemical and physical exfoliant, so it’s like a two-for-one step. I recently started an antibiotic called Bactrim that has been incredible. I’ve taken other pills and used topicals but they didn’t do the trick. I’m looking forward to my breakouts being less frequent so I can focus on getting rid of scarring I have from some spots.

Glossier's Soothing Face Mist is great to tone. I like to keep my skin a bit damp before I start applying any products. In the morning, I'll reach for hyaluronic acid. I’m currently using the Hyaluronic Acid + B5 from The Ordinary, which is not even good for the price, it’s just good in general. I let that sit for a little while I start getting dressed, then I go back to the bathroom to moisturize. My skin has been really balanced considering we’re in this weird season transition. For makeup prep during the day, I use Glossier Priming Moisturizer or Dr. Jart’s Water Drop. The latter feels like a little bubble bursting in a cute cartoon–super refreshing and light. It melts upon application.

From there, I move on to makeup. My first step is the green CoverFX Click Color Corrector Concealer. I like to apply it with my finger because I don’t like rubbing a stick on my face, especially when the product is going on any acne. I'm obsessed with It Cosmetics CC Cream in Fair. The texture is wonderful, the color-matching is great (although their shade range is kind of limited), and it feels like I’m just applying another moisturizer but it has a natural skin-like finish. Anastasia Beverly Hills' pot concealer in .5 is just…if you’re fair, just buy it. Mix it with a sliver of Embryolisse for a little more slip. It’s a dead-on dupe for Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer, as long as you only use it as a concealer and not a base, and more people need to know about it. Text me a selfie with the results. I also love Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. I apply Vanilla on the sides of my upper lip, the sides of my bottom lip, and any spots on my cheeks. Then, I use Chantilly on my cupid’s bow, the center of my chin, and two or three dots under my eyes. Perfect Base 101.

Then RMS Un-Powder and blush and highlight, normally of the cream variety. Yes-you read that correctly. I apply creams after powder (!!!!!!!!!). My theory on this is if you have a good powder and a good cream, the two shouldn’t reject one another and cause any gross pilling or caking. I am obsessed with this range from Estée Lauder called Genuine Glow. Their lip and cheek stick in Sweet Cheeks is The Best Flush You Can Get Without Doing Anything That Normally Gives You A Flush. I actually find that instead of smiling, sucking in your cheeks gives the best definition, especially if you have a round face like I do. Smiling is meant to pronounce the apples of your cheeks, but when you stop smiling, the blush is usually lower down than you want it to be because your cheeks go back down to where they natural sit. This visually drags your cheeks down instead of lifting them up, therefore defeating the whole point of blush.

Lips, I'm obsessed with. When I was younger I got an allowance, and one weekend, I spent the whole thing on a Dior lip gloss at Sephora. My dad found out and told me I had to go to Sephora and return it. I cried and my mom let me keep it. She did not know it then, but that day, she created a monster. Today I wear either Glossier Generation G in Like or Dior Lip Glow in Pink daily. If I’m going on a date, I’ll go for one of those or Balm Dotcom in Rose or Cherry. If I’m just going out with my friends, I’ll reach for something bolder–also when I swap my blush for bronzer, too. My must-have red is Chanel Rouge Allure in Excessive. The name just does it for me, but it’s also a super smooth application. A lot of people think lipliner is scary, but I really like my lips to be defined if I’m wearing anything even a hair darker than my natural lip color. For red, I choose Milani Color Statement Lip Liner in Red or Kylie Cosmetics Liner in Mary Jo. If I want to do something really dark, I go for Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Black Truffle. It compliments my complexion really well because it has a hint of violet in it and gives me a 'look' even if I throw on Adidas track pants and a vintage t-shirt, which I do a lot.

I like to use a perfume until the bottle is finished and then try a new one—that way, each one represents a period of my life. The only scent I would never go back to is Wood Sage and Sea Salt by Jo Malone because I wore it my senior year of college and it smells a lot like Tears Over A Boy. Right now, I always have a bottle of Le Labo Santal 33 on my shelf. It is honestly the most intoxicating smell and it doesn’t bother me that a lot of people wear it. Otherwise, I like mixing and layering perfumes to make them feel more personal. I layer Byredo Bal D’Afrique with Kiehl’s Musk… if I’m going out at night, I’ll also use the matching body wash just to enhance the scent a bit. I love, love, love Byredo and think everything they do from start to finish is perfection. If you can, go to their store in Soho–ask questions, smell everything, touch everything, and just soak in the attention to detail. The manager Carissa is probably one of the nicest and most inspiring people I’ve ever met and has incredible stories. Go there.

I certainly do not know everything about beauty, but everything I do know is from trying and trading experiences with friends. If only one thing becomes of value to you here, I hope it’s this—grab a friend, a lot of coffee, spill out your makeup bag, and start talking. You are 100% more likely to walk away knowing more about each other than you would discussing pretty much anything else. And if you’re really lucky, she won’t know the real value of that limited edition Nars palette she 'never uses' and will let you have it. See, friendship is rewarding."

—as told to ITG

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Does anybody remember that short-lived Olsen Sister TV show called So Little Time? It was on ABC Family for a year or so in 2001… Great show, and a great name too, because really, we could have used a few more seasons of it. (Other than it's one season-long tenure, who knows exactly what the title So Little Time refers to?) There are two reasons this is relevant right now. First of all, the hair Mary-Kate sported through the season is the highest version of early aughts style. But turn down the crimp level by a factor and you'd find yourself in the flat-iron bends of today, down to the lob length. And secondly, thanks to hairstylist Holly Mills you can now achieve those waves (modern ones, not too crimpy, trust) with so little time and so little effort. See where we're going with this?

The point (and we do have one) is that Holly taught us that with wet hair and a few strategically-placed pins, you can air dry your hair to perfect body while you're sleeping, watching TV, or positively contributing to society. It's very easy. Read her tutorial below.

(One addendum: These techniques work for hair that doesn't hold waves or curls easily, which is to say, straight hair. Frida Aasen, above, has a medium amount of hair that dries pin straight and silky without any product. If that's you too, read on! And if not, we have some curly hair ideas in the works, too.)

For Undone, Organic Waves

Start with damp hair.
Split hair into two sections as if you were going to do pig tails. If you have super thick hair you might want to take three to four sections or even more.
Add some product for texture: Holly used Ouai Wave Spray on Frida. Also consider adding a mousse for hold.
Start to twist the hair away from the face, starting at the hairline and working down. The tighter the twists, the stronger the wave will be. It's important to keep the twisting up near the part so you get waves all throughout the hair.
Then cross the twists around the back of the head and secure with little clips.
You can let this air dry or you can use a blow dryer without the nozzle or with a diffuser attachment
If your hair doesn't hold wave well, it's important to make sure it's completely dry before letting it out of the clips.

For More Structured Bends

Start with damp hair again.
Strategically clip the hair back and forth from root to tip, section by section. You can tell how much hair to take in to the section by how easily the clips stays put. If the clip is sliding out, there isn't enough hair and if the clip seems to be squeezing the hair—like it would leave a mark—then you've taken too much.
Same product rules apply for this:
Ouai Soft Mousse for more hold
Ouai Hair Oil for more moisture
Ouai Wave Spray for normal hair
Then let hair air dry or use a blow dryer with a diffuser.

Bing, bang, boom you're done!

Frida Aasen (Women) photographed by Tom Newton. Hair by Holly Mills. Styled by Lilli Millhiser. Makeup by Ingeborg.

Next: Volume. James Pecis shows you how.

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My ideal holiday party look is Maggie Cheung from In the Mood for Love, but what usually ends up happening is that I realize there's no way in hell I’m going to be able to eat, drink, or get down in a cheongsam dress. So my look ends up revolving around that rich, romantic color palette of the movie, and then being able to do all those activities I just mentioned. The rest depends on how much time I've given myself to get ready which, by the way, is the main event.

I play one song on repeat to get ready (currently Chris Isaak's Wicked Games), make an Espolon and soda, and circulate between the three mirrors in my apartment while I get ready. Inefficient, but fun! I try to enjoy every second of the getting ready experience because that is the best. The tactile, textural pleasure of putting on makeup is very relaxing and therapeutic to me. I have a lot of time to get ready tonight, so I’m working towards insanely gorgeous.

Comfort is key. People always say this about their personal style, but it means different things to everyone. I, for one, hate baggy excess fabrics—I don’t think anything makes Nadine, our Senior Designer at Glossier, laugh more than the thought of me in a flared jean or a gauzy, flowy top. (You laughing right now, Nadine?) Tonight I'm dressed in a 1940s square-neck satin slip dress by Nili Lotan which is slinky and black. Instead of thinking too much about the outfit as a whole, I'll commit to wearing one thing and the rest, I just wing it. In this case, I needed to wear the dress. The boots, which are flat 3.1 Phillip Lim booties, just follow suit. Or dress, I guess, in this situation.

The night prior, I'll use a Skin Inc Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask that I keep in the fridge. It's a clear gel mask with hyaluronic acid. I apply Embryolisse 24-hour Miracle Cream on top of my regular moisturizer as a primer for Perfecting Skin Tint. I know this doesn't sound like it's skin-related, but I think it affects my complexion: Before a night out, I chug water and have a big meal. Most of the time, it's two spicy chicken breasts from Popeye's. You need to line your stomach BEFORE you drink! On days that I know I'm going out, I'll eat healthy all day so I can grease up later for tequila.

Tonight I feel peacock-y so along with my usual red glitter eyeshadow, which is Miss Minnie from the Sephora Minnie Mouse palette, I wore a super dark Nars Lipstick in Liv because I wanted to look a little pale. I guess for a moment I felt like a Tom Ford ad—the girl perpetually entering rooms, audible gasps escaping from the onlooking partygoers, they look back and…oh, where’d she go? Who is she? She's gone! I’m a vampire, but I'm dancing and laughing. I'm also wearing a little Honest Creme Blush in Truly Daring and Haloscope in Moonstone.

I always want Kiko Mizuhara's bouncy hair, but then I also wanted slick Robert Palmer-girl hair…so I did both on either side of my head because I couldn’t decide! I sprayed my hair down with Verb's Volumizing Spray first, which is the best volume product I've ever used. It feels like nothing at all. Then I blow dried it, curled just the front pieces around my face, and pinned down one side with bobby pins. It’s very very easy—nothing to overthink here.

They're painted a dark green Essie shade called Wrap Party. Some might say it's jade. Not me, but some. Come to think of it, I guess it was a lot of jewel tones. For holiday? Groundbreaking!

—Sandra Sou

Sandra Sou photographed by Tom Newton on November 19, 2016. Sandra is wearing a Nili Lotan dress, 3.1 Phillip Lim shoes, and Eddie Borgo earrings. Styled by Lilli Millhiser. Hair by Clay Nielsen.

Part 3 of our Holiday Party Look series. See the rest over here.

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