Product junkie: Tika Sumpter - Metro US

Product junkie: Tika Sumpter

Milly By Michelle Smith - Backstage - Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tika currently stars in the upcoming series “The Haves and the Have Nots” on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

“Gossip Girl” and “Sparkle” actress Tika Sumpter has a flawless face and a weakness for budget beauty products. We look inside her makeup bag.

Her beauty takeaways from “Gossip Girl” and “Sparkle”
“Everything on ‘Gossip Girl’ was simple and pretty, very much like that Blake Lively fresh-faced look. But the movie ‘Sparkle’ introduced me to ’60s makeup. Now, if you’re going to line my eyes, it has to be the blackest liner possible.”

Her favorite DIY beauty elixirs
“At night, I take a washrag, add a pump of coconut oil and remove my makeup. Then I wash my face with the Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser (www.murad.com) and moisturize with Keri.”

Her go-to complexion fixer
“I’ll apply the Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque (www.queenhelene.com). It shrinks your pores and dries up pimples.”

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