Halima Aden's Guide to Glowing Skin and Rose Gold Party Eyes

The Somali-American model and activist reveals her lit-from-within skincare routine and scene-stealing party makeup trick.

Filmed at the Standard

Released on 11/20/2018

Credits

Featuring: Halima Aden

Transcript

00:00
[upbeat music]
00:03
Hi, everyone!
00:04
It's Halima, and I'm gonna show you
00:06
my everyday skincare routine,
00:08
and then my go-to party look.
00:11
This is a fun look.
00:12
This is when you're going out with your girlfriends,
00:14
this is on a Friday night, after-party,
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whatever you wanna do.
00:17
What I like to start with is a face mask.
00:21
Usually, I like to make my own.
00:22
I use honey, aloe vera,
00:25
a lot of natural, organic ingredients,
00:27
but since we're in New York,
00:29
I'm gonna use just, like, one of these
00:32
ready-to-go packets.
00:35
I don't like to put it on this way
00:39
because it just is not a good look,
00:42
and I like to look good. [laughs]
00:44
What I do is, I actually like to fold my masks,
00:47
and plus, I know people say it absorbs into the skin,
00:50
but I feel like this way,
00:51
you can really get into all those little corners.
00:56
This is the cleanser that I like to use.
00:58
It's the Tatcha Deep Cleanse.
01:01
I don't like being too rough with my skin,
01:03
but you gotta get in there and exfoliate.
01:05
It has little beads, so it's really nice for pores.
01:11
I'm gonna rinse.
01:13
Woo!
01:14
I like to use cold water for my face when I rinse off,
01:20
and then I don't actually ever rub.
01:21
I just tap, gently tap.
01:25
I feel like cold water
01:27
makes my pores look smaller,
01:29
but y'all can check me, 'cause I'm not a scientist.
01:32
Now I'm gonna go in with the Bite lip mask
01:37
so my lips aren't so
01:40
chapped and on the struggle list.
01:44
My mom would say, if you drink water,
01:46
you wouldn't need this.
01:47
And then, I moisturize.
01:48
I love this moisturizer, guys.
01:52
This is amazing.
01:53
My skin feels so hydrated.
01:57
Working in the modeling industry,
01:58
I wear make up almost every day for work,
02:01
and you need to have a good skincare regimen.
02:04
I love
02:07
having nice, glowy skin,
02:09
so I'll just do, literally, a little drop of this oil,
02:15
especially for my under-eyes,
02:17
because if your skin is nice and glowy and hydrated,
02:21
the foundation glides.
02:22
It just goes on so effortlessly.
02:24
That's why I like to use the oil.
02:26
And then the other thing is,
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I like to massage my face.
02:29
Don't be afraid to take that extra five minutes
02:33
to just sit there,
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let all the oils absorb, massage.
02:39
That's done,
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and if you thought I was done with skincare,
02:42
you are wrong! [trills]
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We're gonna spray.
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Breathe in, guys. [breathes deeply]
02:52
Primer!
02:53
And because this primer tends to work better
02:56
when you let it sit,
02:58
I'm gonna do that first, and then I'll go to my eyes.
03:01
I don't know, maybe I'm weird, but I like to,
03:04
does anyone else do this?
03:04
I like to mix all the products with my fingers
03:07
before it even touches my face.
03:09
It literally mattifies everything right away.
03:13
You know how they say eyebrows should be sisters, not twins?
03:17
Well, mine are not even in the same family.
03:19
They're not even talking.
03:20
It's a family feud.
03:21
One is shorter than the other.
03:23
The arch is different.
03:26
Like, what is going on?
03:27
Can you guys just have a conversation?
03:30
So, I try to pull them closer together.
03:34
Once you do the brows, it just goes up from there.
03:37
I don't know if you guys can see,
03:38
but I have, my brow has a scar right there,
03:42
so I have to go in after I brush them out
03:46
and just make sure that it looks like there's hair there.
03:50
You know, you got it fake it 'til you make it, girl.
03:52
Fake it 'til you make it.
03:54
I forgot to go get my eyebrows done,
03:56
so I still have a couple hairs that need to be covered.
04:00
I like to use this to highlight underneath.
04:04
It makes the brow look nice and sharp.
04:08
Just go in with the brush.
04:11
We gotta go in, make sure the hair is lifted,
04:14
nice and faded.
04:15
This makes it look just like it's hair
04:18
and not like you spent five whole minutes filling it in
04:23
and struggling, and maybe crying.
04:24
It just comes together so nice.
04:26
And now it's my favorite part, which is the foundation.
04:32
And then, it's like my little palette, you know what I mean?
04:35
Blend, blend, blend, blend, blend.
04:39
Sometimes it's nice to go a little bit darker.
04:41
My mom would not let me wear makeup
04:44
until I was a senior in high school,
04:46
so I was that student who was like,
04:50
Hey, girl, do you have a lipstick?
04:52
I like to come down a little bit
04:55
and get the neck.
04:58
Even if I'm wearing a hijab,
05:01
I don't know which way I'm gonna be turning,
05:03
so I like to struggle.
05:07
I also don't go to the gym,
05:08
so this is the exercise that I like to do.
05:12
They don't call it a beat for no reason, right?
05:15
Now it's time for the under-eyes.
05:18
The other thing is, I wear the hijab,
05:21
so the way I decide how I want my makeup to look,
05:25
for example, if I'm gonna be wearing a colorful headscarf,
05:29
I want my makeup to reflect that.
05:32
I know some people like to highlight their forehead,
05:35
but mine is already gigantic,
05:37
and I don't wanna bring any attention to it.
05:40
In fact, it's the opposite.
05:41
I'm probably gonna warm it up quite a lot.
05:45
That little M on my lips.
05:49
This is like my favorite color ever for contouring.
05:54
I like to suck in my cheekbones.
05:57
I have the Somali forehead, so, thanks mom and dad.
06:02
For eyeshadow, I'm kinda weird.
06:04
I use that same color to just
06:08
do that for my entire eyelid.
06:10
This, right, it's literally my lipstick.
06:13
I'm gonna take a little bit of that, right?
06:17
And then the other thing I love
06:18
about using lipstick as eyeshadow,
06:20
first of all, you get your money's worth, girl.
06:23
You get your lips, your eyeshadow, your contour,
06:27
that is a pro in itself, right?
06:29
And then the other thing is,
06:30
it has a nice shine to it, so when you blink,
06:33
it just literally looks like you have that nice, glowy,
06:37
you know, it just makes your eyes look so, so nice.
06:41
And then, I also like to do that with my bottom lid.
06:46
It's so hard to try to look cute and do this,
06:48
so I gave up.
06:49
You know, you're gonna see the real me.
06:51
Even for your cheeks.
06:53
It looks kinda crazy, looks kinda crazy, but bear with me.
06:58
Beauty blender.
07:01
What did I tell you, what did I tell you,
07:02
what did I tell you, when I tell you? [laughs]
07:07
You just have to be creative with it.
07:09
Don't be afraid to have fun, you know?
07:11
I am obsessed, obsessed with this palette.
07:15
I'm gonna go in with 24K.
07:19
Honey!
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[gasps]
07:24
Stop!
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Oh my gosh!
07:28
Oh, what!
07:29
Guys.
07:31
It's so good!
07:33
I was not expecting,
07:34
I was not expecting it to be this bomb.
07:38
Oh, my gosh.
07:40
I think part of the reason why
07:42
this color popped so nice
07:44
is because I went in with the darker colors first,
07:47
and then I also used that lipstick,
07:50
so it was already nice and creamy.
07:52
By the time I went in with this gold,
07:54
it literally, like, [clicks tongue]
07:56
I don't know what the word for [clicks tongue] is,
07:58
but that's what happened.
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It went [clicks tongue].
08:00
I'm gonna go in with the Coco,
08:04
'cause I like the half-and-half, you know,
08:05
I like the, almost like an ombre,
08:07
it goes from light to dark as you go this way.
08:12
Add a little bit of black.
08:15
Sometimes I'll be at home,
08:17
not working, not doing anything,
08:18
but I'll still be in the mood to do a full face,
08:21
so I'll do my makeup,
08:22
I'll do a smoky eye, look really cute,
08:25
and then go and wash my dishes.
08:27
That's the other thing.
08:27
You don't need to wear makeup for going out
08:30
and for other people.
08:31
Sometimes it's fun to just look nice for yourself
08:33
and play around with it, you know?
08:36
I usually exfoliate my lips with brown sugar and honey,
08:39
like, [lips smacking] in the morning,
08:41
and then my lips stay decent.
08:46
I like to do mine just a tad bit under the line
08:50
so that part over here later when I add
08:54
the highlighter, it's gonna pop.
08:59
For the inside, I just take my finger,
09:04
and then I go,
09:07
[lips smacking] yum.
09:09
And then you say, what do you do with the leftovers?
09:11
Well, you know we don't like to waste stuff,
09:13
so I like to go back over here
09:19
to tie back that black with the gold
09:21
with the outside, too.
09:24
Yeah, and then now my eyes somewhat match my lips.
09:28
Brows make or break the face, I feel like.
09:32
As long as your brows are like, they look okay,
09:35
I think you can get away with any makeup look.
09:39
Now it's time to go in and lift these babies up.
09:44
I can feel each lash getting lifted.
09:48
I like to give 'em a little support, you know?
09:50
Sometimes you just gotta push these girls up.
09:51
Like, come on, girl, I believe in you.
09:53
Woo, mascara time, woo!
09:56
Okay, so let me come close.
09:58
I like to go as close as you can to your lash line,
10:02
and then wiggle.
10:03
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle.
10:06
The corners get a little tricky.
10:08
Rotate the wand a little bit.
10:11
This one comes with its own little,
10:15
a tiny little wand for the bottom,
10:18
like they use for those corners.
10:21
Oh, my God, I didn't even know I had lashes down there!
10:25
What is this?
10:25
Now they're so long!
10:28
Get in there, get in there, get in there,
10:30
get in there, get in there.
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Voila.
10:32
I like a little gloss on my lips,
10:34
so it's like, [clicks tongue] hey, girl, hey.
10:38
I'm gonna go back and gloss it up with this.
10:42
It smells so good.
10:44
My lips already feel so nice and, like, [lips smacking].
10:48
This isn't too overboard,
10:51
but it's still a little bit of a luster,
10:53
and it makes your lips look nice and hydrated,
10:55
like you just finished 10 bottles of water, girl.
10:58
I thought I was done with contour,
11:00
but you know I like to do the most,
11:02
so I'm gonna contour my nose just a little bit.
11:06
Then I'll go in.
11:09
Okay, it's coming together, it's not that terrible.
11:13
My favorite step is the highlighting.
11:17
I like to use my fingers.
11:18
Oh my God, look at that!
11:21
That is gonna be so cute.
11:23
Okay, so, this, right?
11:25
I like to go, boink!
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Just a little bit, girl, it's just a little bit.
11:32
And now my cheeks.
11:34
I like to also go in my eyebrows,
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and I just pull it, pull her down,
11:42
and then the cheek, and just kinda hug it,
11:45
so it's tied together, you know,
11:47
it's like a little.
11:51
But you know, this is my good side,
11:52
so we're gonna leave her alone, like that.
11:55
I'm gonna do
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just a little bit.
12:00
What I like to do is literally a couple taps,
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'cause you don't need a lot.
12:03
You don't wanna look like you're overdone. [laughs]
12:08
You want these people to think you just woke up
12:10
and rolled out of bed.
12:13
And because I used that lipstick earlier,
12:17
I'm gonna use the lightest shade, so, this one.
12:19
It really does tie it together, the face, you know,
12:22
and then when you smile, it's like, hi!
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Hello, oh, okay.
12:28
Let me stop right there before I go over-overboard.
12:32
We're gonna use the Fendi liner.
12:34
[sighs] Last step.
12:38
I hate, and I do this a lot,
12:40
I get makeup, lipstick on my teeth,
12:42
so the last and final tip is, after you're done,
12:45
just stick your finger in your mouth,
12:49
and then, like, yeah.
12:50
It just gets rid of all the lipstick underneath,
12:54
so, yeah, you won't have any mess on your teeth.
12:59
Okay, so I'm done,
13:01
and I'm ready to go party now.
13:03
I love this look.
13:06
[lips smacking] Thank you, Vogue!
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