Sky Ferreira's Beauty Secrets...
We caught up with the American model and singer-songwriter just before she went on tour with Miley Cyrus. Here are the secrets behind her rock-chick beauty look, the products we’d find in her make-up bag and why she’s so obsessed with Debbie Harry.
My routine is pretty low-maintenance because I constantly have to wear make-up for work, so I try not to on my days off. If I’m going out then I’ll wear red lipstick, mascara and eyeliner. I have a lot of eyeliners and love the YSL pen ; I apply it along my upper lash line and smudge it out into a cat’s eye.
"My mum taught me that you can instantly brighten-up your face with a red lip and you don’t need to wear anything else."
I love Debbie Harry and the way she did her hair and make-up. I once did an interview with her and I asked her all about her beauty look and she told me she always did it herself. She actually went to beauty school before she was in Blondie.
I’m normally really blonde but I just went darker because I want my hair to grow and I need to stop bleaching it. Once it’s long I’ll probably go blonde again! With my skin tone my hair either needs to be really light or dark and not at all mousy. I apply oil every day and get it trimmed as often as I can but it depends on my hair stylist Guido’s schedule as he’s really busy.
"I can remember getting highlights for the first time behind my mum’s back. I’ve been all colours since then; pink, purple, blue, green and red."
My 3 Must-Haves...
My skin is very sensitive so I try and use L’Oréal Paris SPF every day.
I don’t wear face bases unless I have to, I just brighten up any areas that need it with YSL Touch Éclat .
The best beauty tip I’ve ever been given came from a hairstylist I work with a lot. I have very thick hair and a good way to tame it is to apply Redken Diamond Oil through the lengths and ends while it’s damp, wear a beanie and let it air dry. It makes it much smoother and less wild.
I’m learning a lot about hair now that I’m a Redken ambassador. I love the Two Smooth for controlling flyway’s and the Pillow Proof Two Day Extender (see left) is great at making styles last longer. I love wet-look texture so I sometimes apply Waterwax all over.
I keep my skin in good condition by cleaning my make-up off the minute I finish work and I avoid wearing any when I’m not working. I tend to just use soap and water.
I’m about to go on tour with Miley which is really exciting. A lot of my friends are make-up artists so I’ll ask them to teach me a few make-up looks which I can do on myself.