1. What is your earliest make-up memory?
I remember the deep love I felt for my Bonnie Bell Lip Smackers Cherry flavored chapstick. The smell, the feel, the packaging. I know it’s not incredibly glamorous but it was everything to me.
2. I feel most beautiful when…
I am well rested and/or I’ve just been in the ocean.
3. When you were a child, what was your Mother’s beauty routine?
My mother moisturized SO MUCH when I was a kid. She also is adamant about sunblock and hydration. I am sure this is just part of why she is still so, so gorgeous.
4. Is make-up a chore or a delight?
CHORE! I love watching real makeup artists do my makeup because they know what they’re doing and they are magicians. I try to pick up little tricks to step up my lazy and half-assed routine (I learned from one makeup artist how to line the upper inner lid of my eye. It looks great.)
5. Did your father refer to your Mother’s beauty, and how?
Rashida’s Mum & Dad
My mother is so beautiful, inside and out- and there wasn’t a ton of currency in my household put on looks.
But even thought my parents are divorced now, they are still good friends and my dad still always compliments my mom on how beautiful she looks when he sees her.
6. What’s been your worst beauty mishap?
All of the 90s.
7. If you could give one beauty gift what would it be?
Nothing feels better than a little rosewater spritz on your face. I particularly like Santa Maria Novella.
8. Where’s the craziest place you’ve done your make-up?
Oof. Everywhere, really. Once I didn’t have a mirror so I did my makeup in the reflection of a dinner knife.
9. What would you like to see more of in the beauty industry?
Rashida (right) with her sisters Kidada (top left), Kenya and her Dad (from Kenya’s instagram)
VARIETY. And REAL women. I HATE this new look of overdone fillers and botox and collagen and every woman of every age (even teenagers) are starting to embrace it. I’m worried we will get used to it and it will become a beauty standard. I love real looking , beautiful women. Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Naomi Watts, Lindsey Duncan. Other ladies, stop fucking up your face! Overdosing on these weird injections don’t make you look like a younger you. You just look like some weird, unrecognizable, non-age alien.
10. When was the last time your mascara ran, and why?
Last week and I think it was prompted by the first ten minutes of “Up” (which I’ve seen dozens of time and watch particularly because I know it will make me cry).
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