LaLa Anthony Talks Beauty
Welcome to Beauty School! Every Monday, JET experts will teach you how to preserve your sexy. This week, TV personality and fashionista LaLa Anthony gives us some of her own advice for looking, feeling and, of course, smelling good.
JET: How did you become one of the new faces of Caress Body Wash?
LaLa Anthony: Well, Caress considered me a “fabulista,” which is an honor for anyone to look at you being fabulous and stylish…So I partnered up with them for their new body wash called “Tempting Whisper” and just inspiring women through scents to be fabulous and wonderful because it all starts with your smell. When you take a shower in the morning or when you go to bed at night. When people stop you and compliment you on how you smell, that changes the whole course of your day. So scent is really important for a woman and how she goes about her day. So with this body wash, it lasts all day and people are always stopping me like “Oh my gosh, what are you wearing!?” It’s definitely a confidence booster!
JET: What type of body wash would you recommend for women who want to smell good, but have sensitive skin?
LaLa: Actually, I have very sensitive skin as well and I found that this one doesn’t bother my skin. You’re able to smell the fragrance in it, but it’s very light. It’s not overpowering. So I would definitely say it’s something to give a try…so far, I’ve been doing really well with it.
JET: Your job requires you to wear full makeup on a consistent basis. What is your daily skin routine? How do you take care of your face underneath the makeup?
LaLa: I start at night. I definitely try to take off all my makeup, no matter how tired I am. In the morning, I wash my face as well and use a great moisturizer. I try to take care of my skin as best I can. Some days are easier than others. I think my number-one tip to people is to take your makeup off at the end of the night because you don’t want to sleep in that stuff.
JET: Do you do anything differently on your days off?
LaLa: I don’t really do anything. I think because I have to wear makeup so much for my job…that when I don’t have to, I like to not do anything. Just wash my face really good, put a moisturizer on, some lip gloss and just go. And it feels good to be able to do that sometimes because when you have to put makeup on so often, you kind of look forward to those days when you don’t have to do it at all.
JET: What are three makeup items every woman should have in her purse?
LaLa: Three simple things. Eye liner for me. A mascara and lip gloss or a lip stick. Those are three essential things you need to kind of wake your face up in a sense. You don’t have to do much. And if you want to go further, you can do a little blush or something like that. But those three things give you a look that doesn’t look like you just rolled out of the bed.
JET: Fortunately you don’t have to worry too much about that because you have makeup artists. But, what are some tips or secrets you’ve picked up from the pros that can help those of us who have to ‘beat’ our own face?
LaLa: I learn simple things like putting a primer on before putting on foundation really helps a lot. Or putting a primer on your eyelids before you put eyeshadow on helps keep everything in place. The small things you do really make all the difference. I like to stick with the easier stuff before you get to all the conturing and all that, because if you don’t know how to do it, it can go really wrong.
JET: Part of looking and feeling good comes from physical fitness. What do you do to stay fit?
LaLa: I love boxing. So that’s what I do pretty much when I’m here in New York. I go to the boxing gym with my trainer. In Los Angeles, I do work out with The Game and the 60 Days of Fitness crew. There it’s more hiking like Runyon Canyon and a lot of different cardio stuff.
JET: What’s new with your makeup line Motives by Lala?
LaLa: We’re launching some more lip colors. We also have this lip gloss when you open it, it lights up. So in the club or at night, you can see it. It lights up and there’s a mirror on it. We’re always introducing new colors and growing the line, so it’s just amazing that it’s been doing so well and so many people are so into it that it’s gotten to a point where we can continue to put out new products and grow.
JET: Any other upcoming projects we should know about? We know you’ve got Think Like A Man 2 coming soon.
LaLa: Yeah, so we finished that. That’ll come out in the summer. And I wrote a book, called The Love Playbook which will be coming out in January. I’m really excited for that. It’s just a relationship advice kind of book based on things I’ve went through…things my friends have went through. I was always that person that my friends come to for advice, so I figured it would be a good idea to put this in a book for other people out there who go through the same things to have some advice and have somewhere to turn.