Welcome to The Glow Up, Highsnobiety’s series examining the bathroom shelves of beautiful people.

Princess Gollum might look otherworldly, but her approach to beauty is down-to-earth.

The Los Angeles-based model and Byredo makeup artist can pull off the most extreme of looks (see: her partly shaved head and red contact lenses), but at the end of the day, she's all about the basics: sunscreen, Maybelline, and the expert hand of her favorite facialist.

In fact, some of her wisest beauty advice has nothing to do with the latest product or procedure — crying, drinking green tea, and meditating are among the creative's essentials.

Enter: the less-is-more routine that keeps Princess Gollum grounded.

First-ever beauty purchase

I was definitely a scene kid so the first product I ever "bought" was Maybelline eyeliner in the blackest shade of black. I made sure to get the one that looked like a mechanical pencil. Who has time to sharpen?

At the time, this was a really cool discovery for me. I can’t help but wonder... who do these products attract now? Maybe the next generation of angsty, emo adolescents?

Biggest splurge

My biggest splurge is committing to bi-weekly facials with Regina. She is someone I trust with my life and knows exactly what me and my skin need.

Holy grail

2022 is all about keeping it simple. Less is more.

Drugstore favorite

I’m eternally stuck in my 2000s Avril Lavigne era, so Maybelline Sky High mascara + NYX lip liners = forever <3.

Best under-the-radar brand

Dieux Skin is known for their forever-reusable eye masks, made for us earth angels.

Beauty hot tip

Don’t hold it in. Cry it out if you have to.

What To Read Next

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    The Best Black Sneakers for Women Right Now

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Dive Into the Google Pixel Tips and Tricks With Berlin’s Creatives

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Can New Balance's 610 Be Its Next 990?

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Kim Is a Roma Fan, Who Knew?

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    New Balance Brings the "Protection Pack" to the 1906D

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Tracking Ben Affleck's Unexpected Sneakerhead Journey

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.