Alice Smith on her beauty routine

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Alice Smith’s deep lyrical voice is so soothing it could almost put you to sleep. Luckily, the Grammy-nominee won’t take offense if you do. Why? Because she believes that sleep is nature’s way of helping you look pretty and fresh-faced. “Eye-bags are a sign that you either need to take a break or go to sleep. So If I’m working late one night, I just make sure I drink a lot of water and go straight to bed. That’s it,” she explains from her home in Brooklyn. And for those rare moments when shut-eye isn’t enough?  “In that case I’ll use a little bit of MAC Studio Finish Concealer,” she adds.

 

Letting her skin make its own oil:
“I wash my face with Sothys Cleansing Cream twice a day, and in the morning I follow up with their Hydradvance Light Hydrating Cream. I don’t put anything on at night because that’s when your skin is busy working and making oil. You just have to make sure you use really good stuff. So far, I’ve never woken up with dry skin. I also see my facialist, Mamie McDonald, about once every six weeks and she just does what she needs to do. I always leave with a really clean face!”

 

Her beauty icons:
“I love Sade. She’s so beautiful.”

Not needing foundation – ever:
“I love makeup, but I don’t speak makeup. I don’t wear a lot of it because it’s not good for your complexion. But if I feel a little washed out, I’ll do my eyebrows up a little and put some mascara on. But I never wear foundation — ever — definitely not when I’m onstage. I want to be able to touch my face. And it’s not like I’m a big sweater, but I might sweat. When I’m performing, I stick to brows, lashes and lips. I love a burnt sienna lipstick, but you have to be really feeling it to pull such a bold color off. And I always carry a tin of Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm with me.”

 

Her ‘Ramona Quimby’ hair
“I used to dye my hair in college, and it was, like, orange! I don’t think it was meant to be that color. But I liked it. I had a fringe and a short bob, which made me look like Ramona Quimby!”

 

Her new album  ‘She’ and making it through the music industry unscathed:
“I’ve always had a lot of support. My family and my friends have always been there for me. I have a 3-year-old daughter now, and she’s made me reevaluate and reexamine who I am and who I need to be. For me, it’s about what kind of person I’m trying to encourage her to be — how to be successful, how to care for herself. And because the only way to teach things is to show, I need to be able to show her how to do all that.”

Products. Smith lets us take a peek inside her makeup bag



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