1. What is your Holy Grail beauty product?
I can’t live without Dope Taupe lipstick. It is my perfect nude, the one I’ve been looking for my entire life. It always completes my look. - AJ
The one thing I absolutely cannot live without (besides the perfect nude lip, obvi) is my eyebrow pencil. My eyebrows are sooo thin, and in some places completely bald, so I HAVE to fill them in every morning. And my go-to brand is KISS Top Brow - it’s super affordable and has an extra-fine tip for precision. - KJ
2. Which Mented products live in your bag?
First and foremost I carry my Mented mirror. I always carry at least two lipsticks; my perfect nude Dope Taupe and a darker brown like Foxy Brown. And I must must bring Send Nudes lip gloss for those times where you want a nude little shine. - AJ
3. Which skin-care product do you keep on-hand?
I’m an oil monster, so I always carry blotting papers. - AJ
Amanda has turned me into a skincare junkie, and now I can’t live without my vitamin-c serum and my night oil. - KJ
4. Light, Medium, or Full-coverage foundation?
I prefer to build up lighter coverage foundation so I can achieve different looks for different occasions. - AJ
Medium most days, full when I’m going glam. - KJ
5. Do you switch up the products in your bag by season? If so, which products and why?
Absolutely! Seasonality for both skincare and makeup is key. In the summer I rock lighter colors and SPF. In the winter I need more moisture and I prefer a darker hue. - AJ
The biggest change for me comes in summer, because everything has to lighten up (Manhattan in the summer is disgusting). I opt for lighter coverage foundation or I skip the foundation altogether and just do concealer, I do way less in terms of blush and shadow, and you couldn’t find me with a contour if you’re life depended on it - it’s just too much product for those hot summer days! But the one constant is the perfect nude lip - it works in every season :-) - KJ
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