This year, Maybelline invited me to attend the PEOPLE Ones to watch party in Hollywood. I flipped out and didn’t know what to wear, so of course, I turned to the only honest and warm-hearted critics I know: you guys. I recorded a YouTube video from my New York City hotel room testing out two potential looks for the party and asking for your vote. To my surprise, most of you voted for look number two: a more grown-up, 70’s inspired look, which is pretty outside of my comfort zone. But hey, I’m all about experimentation.
Look number two encompassed a cropped paisley print top and bell-bottom jeans from Reformation, as well as a coppery-red makeup look.
Maybelline products used:
Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara [in black, 2 coats]
Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil [thicker catwing line]
Define & Fill Brow pencil [dark brown, for a dramatic brow]
Color Blur Lip [in Plum, Please]
This was pretty much my first Hollywood party since moving to LA. I kind of knew what I was getting myself into, but entirely oblivious at the same time. I walked in and got escorted to the red carpet/press wall, where photographers line up behind you and take thousands of photos of you, scream your name, and essentially just make you feel like a million bucks. That alone, was exhilarating. I then walked over to Maybelline’s activations at the venue, which had the cutest selfie mirror I’ve ever seen in my life [see below]. I tried out some more new product and did some sneaky touch-ups.
Now, this may seem extreme of me to say, but I entirely mean it. I met so many amazing people at the event. Some of who I have admired for years online, some of who blew my mind at how we’ve never met. Imagine being in a room with up and coming talented people… it’s like a fairytale waiting to happen. I won’t speak of what exactly happened, but I was randomly approached and was offered an opportunity I dream of every day. Oh, Hollywood.
ps.. Thank you guys. It’s not about the red carpets or the illusions they can provide.. it’s all about the love you guys leave me on photos and videos. Your respect and pride in me is priceless. Love you.