HH: What hair products are your current favorites?
EW: Some of my favorites are SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo, Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner, So Cozy Cinch Detanger + Leave-In Conditioner—it’s technically for kids but works just as well on my hair too—Camille Rose Curl Maker and KeraCare Protein Styling Gel.
HH: What are some of your favorite makeup products to use when you want a simple, more natural look?
EW: When I want a natural look, simplicity is key. I’ll wear foundation—Clinique Oil-Free Matte in Sand is my go-to—and a sheer lip gloss or tinted lip balm; the Sugar Lip Treatments from Fresh are amazing. I’ll brush out my brows, and I might wear mascara, like Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes Mascara in Deep Black, and that will be it.
HH: And when you want to glam it up?
EW: For a more glam look, I believe in the power of a good statement lip. Dior Addict Lacquer Sticks are moisturizing and long-lasting. I’m currently loving Sassy #882. I might add a soft blush or bronzer; Nars Illuminating Loose Powder is my current favorite.
I also think a great complement to any beauty routine is fragrance. I’ve been wearing Giorgio Armani Sì for a couple of years. I can’t quit it. It’s definitely a day-to-night fragrance—it’s super light and feminine, and it always makes me feel like my beauty routine is complete.
HH: Your skin is great. What skincare products do you use?
EW: In the morning, I wash my face with either Dermalogica Ultra-Calming Cleanser or Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. I follow with a serum— either Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum or the iS Clinical Active Serum—and a light moisturizer. I go back and forth between Glow Recipe Watermelon Pink Juice Moisturizer and Control Corrective Healing Lotion, both of which are oil-free and great for my sensitive skin.
And, I try to wear sunscreen every day. TIZO3 SPF 40 is packed with minerals and antioxidants and has a super-matte finish, which I like. At night, I use M-61 Perfect Cleansing Cloths before washing my face.
For a nice boost, I’ll do the M-61 PowerGlow Peel after washing. I wake up with a nice glow.
HH: What is your source of encouragement in life and in your career?
EW: I’m a spiritual person, and I really believe that each person has
a set of unique gifts and is put on this planet for a reason. I’ve always known that performing was something I wanted to do. There was never anything that felt better or more right.
I am lucky enough to come from a family of go-getters who also inspire me daily. My parents and siblings are so supportive. In many ways, I’ve been inspired by their belief in me. I was raised to go after what I want in life and to work hard to make my dreams into realities. By continuing on this path, I hope to inspire young people—especially little girls who look like me!—to pursue their passions…and to know that the sky is the limit, so long as they’re willing to put in the work.