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?
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.
2022 is all about keeping it simple. Less is more.
- Don’t think too much — meditate
- Drink water, drink green tea
- Cover up in the sun with Supergoop's Glow Screen
- Curl and kiss your lashes with Byredo's Astronomical Mascara
- Then kiss yourself with Dr. Devgan's Platinum Lip Plump SPF 30
- If you're breaking out, no problem — try Starface's Pimple Patches
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.