As a performer, I have to get my beauty together for stage and shoots in a flash. Sometimes I have the luxury of having a makeup artist, but many times I have to pull a quick look together. I am hugely inspired by vintage glamour and natural confidence. I use mostly Charlotte Tilbury makeup products as I have found they give me the charge and finesse I need. They also wear beautifully under the hot stage lights! Just to look rested no matter my schedule, my best secret is Charlotte's Magic Cream! These are the items that I use to create any look I need: Portobello Girl Lip Lustre, Magic Cream, Golden Goddess kit and Transform-Eyes.
I have always taken care of my skin as I spent my youth both in Jamaica and Florida and sun protection is always key. I like to think my natural skin care routine (along with genes) is what has kept my maintenance simple. I moisturize both my face and my hair with masks by Shea Moisture. These are my top picks for getting my hair and skin ready to brave cold weather: African Mint and Ginger Bath Sugar Cubes and African Water Mint and Ginger Detox Body Scrub. My hair needs extra care in winter because it’s long, and in addition to the mask, I keep it healthy with avocado oil and no-heat styling. I feel lucky to have editorial hair artist Andrita Renee as one of my dear friends because her haircuts are magical.
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Keeping my body fit and mind at peace is extremely important as it helps my creative juices flow. I love being outside as much as possible, with my favorite activity being a run along the water in Riverside Park. I try to get out there at least five days a week, as it's my natural form of therapy and I love the quietude. It's also a great time for me to listen to new music or develop song ideas while looking out onto the water. Since it's NYC and not always the perfect running weather, I do have alternatives which include yoga at Land Yoga (2116 Frederick Douglass Blvd, NYC; +1 212 866 5263) in Harlem. I am also currently obsessed with the clothes from Carbon 38, they have the best selection of active wear and don't forget to check out their sales! This fresh tee is the perfect morning motivation.