Nahana Schelling, Creative Technologist

“I probably need to go out more—but when I go out, I don’t like to just go out. I like it to be functional. I have what I call Ladies Night…my friends think it’s so lame, but it’s when I gather all my friends so I can see them all at once and then the rest of the week I can work. I actually met Annie [Kreighbaum] at one and she asked for my Instagram.

So she DM’d me, and was just like, ‘Hey, do you want to come into Glossier? I’ll show you what we’re doing.’ And it was cool—it was Boy Brow and I ended up being in the campaign—but it was also a coincidence because I had just been looking at Glossier stuff maybe three months ago when I decided to start having a beauty routine. What sparked it was that I had a really bad pimple and thought, there must be a way to cover this! I’m 26 now, so every year I become a bit more of an adult, so I was like, I need to be able to cover a pimple—it shouldn’t be that hard. So I go to Sephora, and it becomes like a nightmare. I just got all these insecurities that I’d never had before. And then it spiraled out because I got all these products that weren’t right for me. I’m still figuring it out. I haven’t quite found the perfect thing, but it’s a work-in-progress. But at least I’m at a place where I have the basics. And I feel good about it.

When I’m getting ready to go out, I’ll start with Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner—it’s one of those products that shows you what’s coming out of your skin. You swipe it on with a cotton pad and you can actually see what’s coming out. Then I mix a serum for my dark spots—Andalou Naturals Turmeric + C Enlighten Serum—with some Glossier Priming Moisturizer. And then I chill a bit—I’ll brush my teeth or do my hair, which is like a whole thing. And then I put on the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint in Dark. It’s like lingerie for the face—it makes you feel good. It was exactly what I was looking for, because I hate the feeling of having makeup on my face—it makes me feel almost claustrophobic and weird. And I’m not the type of person who’s going to check if it’s still covered after six hours.  Because if I’m wearing it for six hours, at that point I probably don’t care.

The concealer I ended up getting was Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof 12-Hour Concealer in Tan. It’s the best under my eyes, because it’s a little bit too light for me. But because I’m a little darker from the sun right now, I think I might get a concealer palette so I can mix colors. But I also got the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment to get rid of pimples instead of just covering up. I use it on my boyfriend, too! I have to like run after him! It’s really mind-blowing how amazingly it works.

Aside from that pimple, the other reason I got into makeup was because when it’s dark out, you need more color to make your face pop. But I really only wear it at night because it’s dark, so if you mess up, no one can see it! Nars Laguna is the holy grail. I use it with the Sephora Collection Classic Bronzer Brush for contouring and to sort of set the Glossier Tint. Then I put on a minuscule amount of blush, which I don’t really like on me. And then this is my new favorite—the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector. I use it on the cheekbone, and then on the brow bone, and then I’ll put a little bit on top of the Balm Dotcom on my eyelids. It’s so easy and I love it.

My eyelash curler is from Tweezerman. It’s industrial. And then I’ll usually do a mascara. A friend recommended Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes so I bought it. It’s super volumizing, and it’s really great, but it’s also like a look, because it’s just so heavy. So I got this one, Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Mascara, which just lengthens, it doesn’t give them any body. But what I found works best is if I use both. So I use ‘Lights’ at the base and then ‘Gifted’ at the top so I get the volume at the bottom and then it lengthens the top so you don’t get the clumpy long ones. So that’s the perfect duo.

Eyebrows are my favorite part! I like them to be bold and bushy and really pop. But naturally mine are pretty tame and non-aspirational and I was using a lot of different products in them. But that’s exactly why I love Boy Brow—it’s just one product. And you don’t even have to have a technique to apply it. You just brush it in and it doesn’t look like you have makeup on. It’s very subtle—for me, that’s huge.

I would love to wear a bold, bright lip, but lipstick just tastes disgusting. It tastes so bad that I can’t. And it feels like you have all this stuff on your lips…It gets everywhere, so I can’t. So what I do is use this Nars Tinted Lip Gloss that’s super sheer, but I love it. It’s really nothing but I like using it anyway.

I don’t actually wear perfume. I’m very sensitive to scents. What I do is I make my own body lotion—I should actually show you my whole collection, it’s hilarious. I have so many oils. Whenever I go home to Tanzania, I get baobab oil—it’s amazing. Here it’s like $30 for 30 mL, and there it’s like $30 for a liter. My base is coconut oil. And you could just use coconut oil, you don’t need anything else, and then I’ll just mix in whatever oils I have. So I’ll use baobab, rosehip, jojoba, and I have a rosehip and jojoba blend that I make to take makeup off, which is great. Multi-purpose. And then I put some clove oil from Tanzania in the lotion, in the oil mix, so I have a little bit of a clove scent. It smells good. The blend I just made, I put lemongrass oil in it, and it doesn’t smell as good, let me tell you. It’s like, I’m kind of regretting it…I might have to cut it. You buy [jars] on Amazon for like $2.99. It is really strong, so I’ll re-mix it with other stuff so it’s not as strong.

I’m pretty laid back about everything but my hair is like my pride and joy— that is not chill at all, and to be honest it took me a long time to make my hair routine. So I wash it once a week. I don’t use shampoo, I use Briogeo Co-Wash. It’s made by this woman who was like a hedge fund manager or something like that, and then she quit it and started this company. It’s very natural and it’s really good. Then I get out of the shower and I put in a mixture of these two—the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask and the Anu Down Under Deep Conditioner. I put a lump in my hair and then I put on a cap and just hang out for an hour and that’s when I’ll put a mask on my face or like exfoliate and stuff like that. I’ll put on the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel whenever my skin is feeling a little tired, and it just makes you glow. So after I do a deep conditioner I get back in [the shower] and I comb my hair with a finger comb. After I get out again, I use the Anu Leave In Conditioner and put argan oil on the ends. I’m in French braids most of the time, and then if I go out I open up the French braids, and then I have this blend of castor oil and lavender stuff that I use for this part because it gets frizzier. And then I’ll spray the Glossier Soothing Face Mist right at the end before I go out. That’s my routine!”

—as told to ITG

Nahana Schelling photographed by Tom Newton in New York on September 30, 2015.

Joana Avillez shares her one statement eyeliner, Hannah Sider matches her looks to whatever venue she’s going to and Ellie Rowsell sticks to the basics in ITG After Dark.

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Julia Cumming, Musician & Model

“The music world is tough. As a woman, people are just looking to tear you down. If you’re not that attractive, they tear you down for that. If you are attractive, they tear you down for that. And meanwhile, there are certain expectations for how you look, but then if you talk about makeup or fashion, people see you as less of an artist, you know? It’s bad. You have to try to avoid all of those pressures and just try to be who you and not question the things that you like. I like doing my eyeliner. I like my clothes. Do I have to stop to get respect? I like to think of myself as an artist, whether I’m making music or images. I don’t feel like I’m a ‘musician-slash-model.’ I think that people who are passionate about what they’re doing are all pretty similar.

Usually at a venue, the backstage situation isn’t great for getting ready. I’m typically doing my makeup in the bathroom. Sometimes just the regular public bathroom. Sometimes I wonder how long I’m going to be putting my eyeliner on in the world’s dingiest bathrooms.

When I was like 13 or 14, I started doing a straight cat-eye. Once I discovered it I was like, this is it. I found it. I would be late to school doing it. I didn’t feel like myself unless I had it on. And then I had to kind of pull back and be like, what’s my face look like under there? The guitarist in my band [Sunflower Bean] likes makeup, so he always asks me for a little eyeliner. I use Maybelline’s Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner. It’s an old one. I should probably replace it, but it works. I try to put mascara on him, but he doesn’t like that. My mascara look is pretty messy—I’ll use four different kinds of mascara on top and bottom. They’re all drugstore ones, like Great Lash or whatever. I have Wet n’ Wild Mega Plump in my bag right now that I got in Jersey at a show. I don’t have really fancy ones. It’s just hard to afford it.

I don’t wear any foundation or anything. I don’t have any blush, because I have a kind of white person-y complexion and I blush pretty easily. I think sometimes when I use too much foundation and concealer, I just don’t look like me. But I do like sparkle. I have a little tube of gold glitter stuff that I got from Lush. I was hanging out with my mom, and you know when moms are feeling kind of generous? She was like ‘You should go for that.’ And I was like ‘Yeah, let’s do it.’ So I’ll do the Twiggy-slash-Shelly Duvall eyelashes and use an eyeliner pen and then put the gold on. I can do the whole thing in less than 15 minutes and then I’m ready to play.

I also use an e.l.f. Brow Gel. I think it was probably a gift from one of my friends who was like, ‘You have crazy brows.’ But it’s fun. I brush them up. They’re very large, so they grow back in like a week. I used to do a lot more with them but now I’m kind of curious to see how big they can get. I really want to bleach them, but everyone says I shouldn’t.

My hair color is actually extreme, Kardashian-style brunette. I dyed my hair about three years ago and I go to this amazing salon called Pickthorn. Chelsea [Pickthorn] doesn’t use any heat, so it takes like 10 hours but it’s worth it. We hang out, we drink some wine, we read some books. I think she’s bringing a certain level of artistry to the hair she’s doing, so I’m trying to represent her. My hair has become a collaboration. I never thought I would have to spend so much time on my hair. Now I use this Alterna Ten Perfect Blend Shampoo that I got from the salon. It’s not purple. They don’t ever want me to use the ones with toner in them. You have to be careful when you wash it. You need something that protects the tone and doesn’t pull too much out.

The thing is, now I kind of want to shave all my hair off. I saw a picture of a really pretty girl, Ruth Bell, who did it. But I think she’s a lot prettier than me, so if I do it, I’m going to look very different. Maybe in a couple of years.

When we’re performing, I drink a lot of Red Bull. I’ll drink one before we play, one while we play and depending on the set list, even more during the intense songs. By the time the show’s over, I’m getting this post-show depression and anxiety feeling. I kept wondering why and then I was like ‘oh, it’s because I’m literally cracking myself out.’ But I’m 19 and all the venues in New York know that because I’ve been playing for so long, and neither of the boys in my band are 21 either, so obviously we can’t drink. So I go to Red Bull. It’s like the Rock ‘n Roll in-between.

I also don’t ever wash my face. I never touch it. I have this Klorane Floral Water Makeup Remover thing I got at Ricky’s, so I’ll use that. And then I have a Vitamin E Illuminating Moisture Cream from the Body Shop I got with my mom at the same time that we got the gold stuff. I do that when I remember. Like once a week. But usually after a show, I have my Red Bull anxiety attack, I lie down, and I fall asleep. I can fall asleep anywhere. I’m really good at sleeping! I have a really bad habit of sleeping in my makeup. On tour, it’s good because then I don’t have to do it again the next day. You can kind of let it set in for a few days and it gets really gnarly.”

—as told to ITG

Julia Cumming photographed by Tom Newton on August 24, 2015.

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Karmen Pedaru, Model

“I live in between Rome and Estonia. It’s great—I was living in New York, but it was too busy and hectic. I’m European as well—I grew up in Estonia—so I like to be in Europe. And it’s just very calm and beautiful. You can go outside and really look around at everything. I don’t want to talk about fashion every single day. And that’s the best thing with my friends in Rome…we never talk about it!

My husband and I go out for dinner every night—we have three restaurants in the Piazza Navona that we switch between. My husband always wants to try new things, but I freak out if I have to go to a new restaurant. I don’t know what to expect. I mean, I love raw food and I know where I can get the best of that—La Rosetta. My good friend is the chef, and it’s won a Michelin Star as well. My husband is probably the only Italian who doesn’t cook. The only thing we do in the kitchen is open a bottle of wine. I think that’s the only thing we need—a bottle opener. Sometimes he does cook pasta at 5 in the morning, but at that time, everything is good!

When we go to Estonia, we play cards all night. I love cards, and I love casinos, and I love gambling. I grew up with cards all my life. Blackjack, and then there’s a bunch of Italian games I play with my husband’s mom a lot. I’d rather do that then go out to a normal club. But if we do go out—the trashier, the better. Oh, it’s so much more fun! I love really cheesy music from the ’80s. Regular clubs bore me.

When I go out, I try to do a bit of a smokey eye, and I love the contour—but I’m actually bad at putting mascara on myself. I do everything really fast. For my eyes, I just put some color on, it’s not really very technical. [Laughs] I do it with a pencil inside the eye a little and then on the lids. And then I smudge it up with my fingers. Yes, I love the Charlotte Tilbury Rock’n’Kohl Eyeliner. I mean, all of her stuff is great. Then I use concealer when I have to cover something, but I try not to. And I’ve been using Le Volume de Chanel Mascara—it’s basic and easy to use.

I don’t like to do lips, because it always comes off. On me it’s always all over the place when I put on a red lip. I just started liking the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner, just to throw it on, because it makes your lips look bigger. It’s nude-ish—pink is not acceptable in my life. But I do use Michael Kors’ Rose Gold Fragrance! [Laughs] It’s a bit spicy, which I like a lot.

Before I put on makeup, I love doing a face massage. In an ideal world, I would do the Mommy Dearest, Joan Crawford routine—the whole thing. But, you know, I’m so freakin’ lazy that I don’t. The reason they do it before shoots is because it relaxes the muscles, and the makeup does look better. So that, I really like. I love face massages. And I do a lot of masks. In the morning, I use cold water—lots of it. It helps to get my cheekbones back and looking normal again, like a human! And then just toner and moisturizer and eye cream—all La Prairie. I’ve been trying every single one, so many different creams…it’s so expensive, but it’s the only cream that actually works. I do have the serum and toner and everything. But I put on a lot, like when I go to sleep, I put on a lot of the moisturizer, like slap it on.

My hair has a natural wave in it because I don’t like to blowdry it. I don’t do any of that stuff—curling irons or straighteners or hairsprays. Right now I’m blondish because of the sea water and the sun, but I don’t color it. I just use whatever my husband is using—we have the Kiehl’s Shampoo and Conditioner and I use a lot of it. The one thing I do have is hair oil. During the summer when you have the sun and the sea water, and after washing, I put that on, just to moisturize a bit, so it’s not so rough—it does get like that.

A lot of times when we come back from the party or whatever, friends are coming over to our house, because we have a very beautiful terrace. And we just have more fun, until someone passes out. [Laughs]”

—as told to ITG

Karmen Pedaru photographed by Tom Newton in New York on September 13, 2015.

More models getting ready: read about Anja Rubik‘s perfect night out, Soo Joo Park‘s favorite cocktail and Damaris Lewis‘ pre-club playlist in ITG After Dark.

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Erin Wasson

“I’m in Dallas for my niece and nephew’s joint birthday party. We are a really close family, so I try to come back as much as I can. I love that when people come to Dallas, it’s not what they expect. It’s a ‘don’t read a book by its cover’ kind of thing. There’s still this really funny stigma attached to who the Dallas woman is and what the city is, going back to the days of Dallas being on television. I think that Dallas is secretly one of these really interesting, really sophisticated cities. It was always like my dirty little secret, but now it’s really fun to share it with the world.

When going out in Dallas, I’ll probably be at The Double Wide hanging out with friends. It’s my kind of bar—no bells and whistles, no fuss—and a bunch of my friends DJ there in the evenings. They have a frozen Yoohoo drink, oh man it is dangerous and has a shit load of booze in it. It comes out like a Slurpee machine. I also love The Grapevine. How many nights have I spent shooting some basketball, playing on the pool table there? It’s so nostalgic. These are the places I was hanging out at when I was young. When I’m there, I like to drink whiskey and ginger because it gets the job done.

If I’m going out just on my own, not to an event, then I like keep my look pretty simple. I’ve never been a trend-driven person, so I don’t get crazy with makeup. More than anything, I’m always going for skin quality. I just want my skin to be really glow-y and look refreshed. I wash with Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Foam. It works and it’s got Chinese herbs in it, so it smells like heaven. I have sensitive and dry skin, so if I need to exfoliate I’ll use Tatcha Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder. Biologique Recherche’s Lotion P50 is a godsend—it smells like formaldehyde, but it keeps you from breaking out. Sircuit Skin Cosmeceuticals I.Cee U. Anti-Aging Eye Gel is a little eye cream that I use. It refreshes and feels really cooling when you put it on. This Benzac Blemish Clearing Hydrator is for if I have a breakout—you can get it at the drugstore. Literally if you have a spot, just put on a little dab, and it’ll go away.

I’ve never been a makeup kind of girl. I spent so many years really loving the whole androgynous look, and it took me a long time to sort of accept being a girl and what that means. I never liked the full ‘glamazon’ vibe. As far as a makeup routine goes, anyone who knows me knows that when I go out, it’s the same look. Natura Bisse The Cure Sheer Fluid is fucking amazing. It’s one color that adjusts to your skin tone. If I need a little bit more coverage, I’m using Charlotte Tilbury ‘Light Wonder’ Youth Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation in Medium #6. For concealer I use Edward Bess Sheer Satin Cream in Beige #4. I apply it with a flat brush. It’s really sheer and you can build it, but it looks like you have nothing on. I use RMS Cream Eye Polish in Seduce on my eyelids and finish with Anastasia Brow Gel that’s totally clear. My eyebrows don’t like to stay in place, but I can just wipe this on and they behave themselves. I use Chanel’s Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multicolor Broad Spectrum as my bronzer-y, contour-y, whatever. MAC’s Extended Play Gigablack Lash is the best mascara in the entire world. It just lengthens, it separates—it does everything you want it to do and I like the little brush. It’s a thinner formula, so you can build it.

Maybe I’ll throw an eyeliner on for a ‘wow’ factor. I love the color of Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Gel Sparkle in Sunlit Bronze #4. I’ve got green eyes and any of these bronzy red-y tones bring out the green even more. I usually put Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream on top for a little bit of a dewy, greasy feel. Once in a while, I’ll throw on a red lip, but I’ve got to be feeling it to wear a red lip. I wear Cle de Peau Extra Rich Lipstick, I think it’s 313. It’s the best red on the planet.

If I’m going out for an event, I’ll maybe do a mask before I do my makeup. I love those SK-II Facial Treatment masks. I keep them in the fridge and I’ll slap one of those on. I’ll leave it on for 10 or 15 minutes before I start with my makeup, just to freshen up and hydrate. Then there’s this funny little thing called the GlamSquad, and if you’re going on a red carpet, then you hire that hair and makeup person who’s like half your friend and half someone who’s going to make you look good. I normally like to do my own hair and makeup because you know, if you’re going to just like, a dinner event, you don’t want to be too done up. If there is no red carpet, there’s no reason to really take it there.

When I’m getting ready, it’s fun to have people over, drink some wine and play some music. It’s also good to have a sounding board. I usually know what I’m wearing out—jeans and a t-shirt and high-heels and earrings. Actually, my earrings never match—I always wear one statement earring, like a big hoop or a chandelier. But sometimes you’ll have two options of outfits and it’s nice to have someone say, ‘No, I think you should go with that one.’ You want to listen to something that’s going to get you in that happy mood. I listen to mostly vinyl. There’re those go-tos that you know that will put you in the right spirit and get you feeling a vibe before you go out. Then you can share that vibe with the world.”

—as told to ITG

Erin Wasson photographed in Dallas by Scot Redman. Interview by Margaux Anbouba.

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Karley Sciortino, Writer

“I don’t have those stories where it’s like, oh my God I’ve known since I was a kid that this was what I was going to do. It was accidental—I started writing my blog, Slutever, when I was 21, and people liked it. I had moved to London when I was 17 to go to drama school, but I dropped out after one semester. At the same time, I met all these people who were squatting in a South London abandoned mall, and they were having amazing parties and doing a lot of drugs. And I was like, wait that’s so much more fun than going to school. So I literally just abandoned school and moved into their squat and lived in a stairwell for a year. It was a genuinely weird situation. There were 15 of us and we were all living rent-free, so there would be all these drifter people and artists who never made art coming through.

So I started the blog as a written record of what was going on in the house. I never like, had a long-term goal for it. But then I started freelancing for ViceDazed and Purple, too—and got a little bit more of an audience writing about sex. After that, Vogue started asking me to do a few one-off pieces because they were growing their site and wanted to have thoughtful commentary about sex that didn’t feel trashy. And that’s not really easy. So I did a few freelance pieces for them first and eventually it evolved into a column. I’ve been doing that for almost two years now in addition to Slutever.

My going out philosophy is about restrained YOLO—partially because going out can sometimes be a part of my job. Right when I moved back from London, I was working on a profile of a dominatrix for Vice, so I started following her around. We’d go to S&M parties and she’s like, ‘Hand me that butt plug!’ We actually became friends and would go to other sex parties that were more like swingers’ parties at hotels or at peoples’ apartments, too. There’s one that’s really famous called Chemistry that moves around—the last one was in Williamsburg, and it’s usually around a hundred people. There’s the first part of the party where you drink and you sort of like, mingle for a few hours, and then there’re allocated sex rooms and you go into those. As far as you can see, it’s just mattresses on the ground. And there’s a hundred people having sex on these mattresses. It was actually amazing. The first one I went to, which I wrote about for Vogue, was in joined penthouses of this hotel. And that was more classy—I preferred that one to others I’ve been to. It’s interesting—I was with a friend recently and we went to a party in a penthouse with close to 200 people.  I was like, ‘There’s so many people here!’ And she just said, ‘Yeah, but I mean, if you’re in this scene for long enough you’ll have fucked everyone who you’ve found attractive in this room already.’ You know?

Where I go at night depends but I like to have excuses to dress up. I genuinely believe it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed. And I feel like there’s so many beautiful places in New York, and I should take advantage of them. I really love old school New York French bistros. Like, Lucien. Or Raoul’s. One of my favorite restaurants is a place called Café Loup on 13th and 6th Avenue. It’s really old and has a long literary history—a lot of my editors have taken me there. And I like places with age diversity, where you can go and be with students, or people in their 30s, or people in their 70s. And that’s not dive bars.

I go through phases with how I dress. For a while I wanted to look like a slutty first lady, and I was buying a lot of two-piece Escada power suits and pearls and heels. Then I wanted to look like an Italian movie star. I used to bring Monica Vitti’s picture to my hairdresser and be like, ‘Make me look like this!’ But it didn’t look that good on me. She’s like my ultimate icon still. And now I feel like I want to look sort of more ridiculous. Like, a bit of like The Nanny and a bit like Elle Woods. High/low, definitely.

When I’m getting ready, I usually listen to podcasts. I don’t like music that much—I feel like it dictates moods too heavily, and I just don’t care that much about it. Like, of course sometimes I appreciate great music, but I never know what music is good. Or what’s new. I just like don’t follow it. Instead, I listen to Radiolab a lot. Or watch The Daily Show. For me it’s about knowing what’s going on in the world. But I also like Dan Savage. I put that on and in 20 minutes, I’m ready.

But I’m actually a little obsessive about my skin at this point. I’m 29 and I feel like around 30 is when some people start to look old and some stay young. I went to my 10 year high school reunion recently and some people looked exactly like they did in high school and some looked like they could be my mom. And I think that the people who look like they could be my mom tanned too much. I really avoid the sun and use Jergens Natural Glow instead. [Laughs] It stains all my clothes. But if you put it on every day, it works. My tan right now is completely fake.

A couple times a week I use the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Original Formula and follow it with Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Boost. It’s like a vitamin C serum and I actually do think that it reduces fine lines because apparently it encourages the skin to regenerate. But it’s not a moisturizer really. It just immediately absorbs into your skin. Then I use Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion on top.

I’ve used Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in Light 1 Porcelain Ivory for years, and I genuinely think it’s the greatest thing ever. I have dry skin, and this just feels really light on it. Whenever I get my makeup done, I feel like I’m wearing a mask, but this doesn’t feel cake-y. And I only use it under my eyes and lips. Or on my nose. I use Maybelline Full ‘N Soft Washable Mascara, too, but I go back and forth on mascaras. Waterproof is bad because it rips your lashes out—that I know.

This is my thing—Wet ’n Wild lipstick costs $1.99 and it’s the greatest lipstick on Earth. I have a ton of colors. All my friends didn’t believe me and now they all thank me. Because they’re matte, they stay on forever. Sometimes if I’m wasted, I’ll pass out in them, and I’ll wake up in the morning and they’ll still be on. Also Wet ’n Wild Megaliter Liquid Eyeliner is the best liquid eyeliner ever made. It’s like, perfect brush, precise little line, it stays on forever, it only costs $2.99… And I’ve bought like, Dior, and whatever. This one’s better.

I either do a cat eye or a lip. Or some kind of sparkle. L’Oréal Infallible Eyeshadow in Silver Sky is good for that. I’ve never bought blush in my life—I think it’s stupid because you can just use lipstick. My mom used to do that, too. When I was young, my mom used to put my little brother’s markers on her lips. And it would stay! I just recently bought a Sally Hansen Eyelash Curler. I’m trying to look more ’70s.

My hair is highlighted. There’s this woman, her name is Silvia Cincotta, and she’s the greatest hairdresser who works out of her house in the Lower East Side. She used to live with my friend Petra Collins, and she does a lot of people’s hair—a lot of good blondes. My color is better when it’s warmer instead of ashy, so I use John Frieda Radiant Red because I think it gives a golden tone to your hair. And I use SheaMoisture Superfruit Complex 10-In 1 Renewal System Hair Masque and a ton of Moroccanoil Argan Oil. And then I use René Furterer Vegetal Styling Glossing Spray to make it shiny maybe like, twice or three times a week. Before I go out I use a lot of Klorane Extra Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, too. So much. Really.”

—as told to ITG

Karley Sciortino photographed by Tom Newton in New York on September 2, 2015.

Next up, read Jenné Lombardo’s After Dark in honor of Fashion Week (she’s the founder of MADE). Then check out DJ Sosupersam’s, followed by designer Julia Fox’s.

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