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Katie Lowes’s Magnificence Routine | Into The Gloss

“I used to be born in Queens, New York. My mom has a really thick accent, and she or he’s third technology Queens. I moved to Port Washington, Lengthy Island, and that’s the place I used to be all through highschool. Then, I lived in New York Metropolis for faculty, and went to Tisch Faculty of the Arts at NYU, learning drama. I keep in mind combating my mother, saying, ‘I don’t must take driver’s ed! I’m going to stay in New York Metropolis for my complete life and solely do theater and I’ll by no means should learn to drive a automobile.’

About two years after I graduated school and I used to be ready tables and doing off-Broadway and actually doing the ‘struggling artist’ factor, I acquired it in my head to strive Los Angeles, the place I must do my aspect hustle far much less. So I moved to LA at 25, and nonetheless had a aspect hustle for years, waitressing and babysitting and catering and private aiding, and each job I may get my arms on till Shonda Rhimes modified my life with Quinn Perkins and Scandal.”

Taking part in Quinn was unimaginable. Not solely was it unimaginable as a result of I started working with Shonda Rhimes, who’s one of the vital prolific, unimaginable writers of our time, but additionally, I acquired what all of us name the Scandal fam, the place actually with all my coronary heart and soul we’re a really, very, very shut solid. We textual content day by day, we Zoom cling, we go away on Scandal reunions… Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Bellamy Younger—the opposite women of Scandal—are pricey, pricey, pricey mates of mine. Even not simply the women—I used to be texting with Josh Melina, George Newbern, and Scott Foley yesterday. Tony Goldwyn and I are recurrently in contact, Joe Morton and I constantly work collectively on theater. It’s a true household. Not solely on digital camera was it a complete dream job, as a result of I acquired to play a really sophisticated, enjoyable function that modified a lot over the seven seasons, however off digital camera, I discovered a lot and made family and friends for my lifetime. Gladiators [Scandal fans] have been such an enormous half. We wouldn’t have the ability to make the present with out the Gladiator followers. It’s kind of like a particular language or membership or one thing. At any time when I meet somebody, they’re like, “No, I’m an OG Gladiator. I’ve been with Scandal since day one.” I’m like, “Okay, we’re already cool.” It’s simply an computerized connection.

I’m very fortunate that I occur to work like 5 minutes from my home, which, for motherhood, is the most effective factor that ever occurred. I beloved my labor. I’ve a mother podcast known as Katie’s Crib, and we’ve got numerous being pregnant tales on it, and sure, there are some scary issues and scary experiences. However I all the time suppose it’s necessary to listen to. There are additionally numerous girls who’ve a good time and who’re superb, and all the things goes nice, you understand? Individuals actually prefer to war-story about it, like, “I used to be in labor for 50 hours after which I had a C-section.” However I can’t let you know what number of tales I’ve in my head which can be simply reasonably boring. “I went in, I acquired induced, they did the pitocin, I took a nap, I awoke, contractions began, I acquired the epidural, I waited, they advised me to start out pushing, I pushed for thirty minutes, and the child was right here.” And that’s what you need. You need boring and nothing to write down residence about—I went in, I conquered, I rocked it, I got here residence, and all the things went superb.

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I do a complete regime from Biologique Recherche. I stay by it, so numerous my face merchandise are from there. I exploit P50 to take off my make-up at evening. Then, I exploit a serum from Future Cosmetics known as Magnificence Drops. Then, I exploit their Excessive Cream through the day and Biologique Rechere Placenta Cream at evening. Then, I exploit Strivectin Neck Cream. My eyes are actually delicate to something that has retinol or something in it, so I’m actually all pure in regards to the eye space. I often go between Mario Badescu Olive Eye Cream or Kiehl’s Avocado Eye Cream. It’s thick and shimmery, and I’m all about protecting the realm hydrated. I maintain making an attempt completely different de-wrinkling eye cream, and it is likely to be okay for an evening, after which at day two or three, I’m like, “My eye is totally pink and blown up.” I can’t do it.

I’m massive into my facialist, this girl Nousha (@rejuvenatewithnousha). She does one thing known as a Reiki facial. She additionally does aqua gold facials, which is a superb brightening pick-me-up for occasions. She’s superb. She has essentially the most unimaginable face and physique oil known as Rejuvenate With Nousha that may be a large staple in my home. The Reset—oh my god. It’s unimaginable. I apply it to my physique if there’s any mosquito bites, as a result of there’s numerous therapeutic properties in it, so if I’ve any mosquito bites or a small reduce or one thing, I put it in every single place. I exploit it most nights additionally as my final moisturizing layer earlier than I’m going to mattress and I apply it to my arms and stuff. She initially created it, I’m fairly positive, as a face oil for all of the nurses and frontline employees who needed to put on PPE. I keep in mind at first of the pandemic, they have been exhibiting how bruised their faces have been. It was initially for that, after which we have been all like, ‘That is unimaginable’.

At any time when I meet somebody, they’re like, “No, I’m an OG Gladiator. I’ve been with Scandal since day one.” I’m like, “Okay, we’re already cool.” It’s simply an computerized connection.

I’m actually good about taking off my make-up. I feel in my early 20s, earlier than I used to be on Scandal, I’d have these nights of sleeping in make-up, and I’d be like, “Who cares?” Now, I’m sort of a naturalist. If I’m not working, I by no means, ever put on make-up. If I do, it’s the Profit Gimme Forehead Volumizing Eyebrow Gel in shade 4.5. It’s a bit of little bit of the Profit Hoola Matte Bronzer for contour, as a result of I had a child, and that helps round my cheekbones and beneath my jawline. It’s the blighlighter from Jamie Make-up on my cheeks, which is a combo between a highlighter and a cheek tint. I’m a traditional woman of the L’Oréal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara with the Shiseido eyelash roller. I’m a Burt’s Bees tinted chapstick particular person. Very pure.

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I’m actually, actually cautious about placing warmth on my hair. A part of my job is to place a lot warmth on my hair, so each time I’m not working, I actually simply rock it pure and go days with out washing it and stay by dry shampoo and ponytails and headscarves. I all the time sleep with my hair down as a result of I don’t need it damaged from any hair ties. I discovered from Kerry Washington to undoubtedly sleep on a silk pillowcase. My aunt Joan was all the time like, “Practice your self to sleep in your again! Practice your self to sleep in your again!” [Laughs] And I strive my hardest, however it’s fairly arduous. From all of the stay tweeting and all of the cellphone stuff we’re doing, I attempt to be very acutely aware about how a lot I’m wanting down, due to my neck.

Once I wash my hair, I combine between Davines and Bioplex. I’m actually cautious as a result of I’ve to focus the shampoo on my scalp and head, and actually solely situation the ends. Somebody simply taught me {that a} yr in the past—that you simply’re not imagined to situation your complete head. I couldn’t determine it out. I used to be like, “Why have I washed my hair and my roots are kind of greasy?” They have been like, “No, simply shampoo your head on the scalp after which situation the ends and the place your haircut ends.” I used to be like, “Oh, I’m not imagined to dump conditioner at my roots?” [Laughs] That’s simply what works for my hair, as a result of then I can go days with out [washing my hair]. I most likely solely wash my hair two occasions every week. I’m an enormous air dry particular person. I like placing the Advantage Break up Ends Serum on the information of my hair, and protecting the roots dry. I’m actually fortunate. My hair has this kind of pure beachy wave factor, and I simply rock that.

My hair is horrific in my regrowth from being pregnant. I’ve these quick, horrible bangs within the corners of my head. It’s from all of the fallout from my hormones from having a child. I put my hair up in a messy bun and I pull these wisps and fucked up bangs—excuse my language—from the corners of my head down, and so they curl up and so they’re all bizarre, and I simply rock it with pleasure. I’m like, no matter, it’s going to come again. I acquired it again from my first child, and it’s coming again for my second. However each single pregnant girl I do know has misplaced their hair and had that second the place they give the impression of being within the bathe and it’s like a freaking toupee within the drain, and so they’re like, “Oh my god, I didn’t suppose this was going to occur to me.” [Laughs]

Even my physique this time round—I’m not on the quantity I wish to be at, not that numbers actually matter. However actually, my physique’s simply completely different, and I’m kind of into it. I’m additionally fifteen months postpartum. I actually haven’t even began a exercise routine. I’m simply beginning to be like, “Oh, it feels good to stroll. It feels good to hike.” My doula may be very strict, like, “Don’t exercise for the primary yr. Heal. Go on walks. Do issues that really feel good.” Your physique’s going by way of a loopy time. It’s superb. Being pregnant is tough, and the tip is a particular sort of hellscape. [Laughs] The tip is the freaking worst. What’s so loopy is that you simply really feel frightened of labor and you are feeling frightened of these issues, however you are feeling extra scared to proceed your life pregnant. So that you’re like, “Please let this finish.”

I’m going to mattress fully lotioned inside an inch of my life. My physique is caked on this stuff known as Kiki Cream, it’s a extremely pure, all natural shea butter. I began it all through my pregnancies too, on my stomach, however it’s meant to your complete physique. My nails are a catastrophe. My ft are a catastrophe. I ought to actually be doing higher at determining what I may very well be placing on my cracked heels. I attempt to do the Kiki cream on my heels after which put on socks to mattress, and that’s all the time good, however it by no means occurs.

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I’m sort of in between fragrances proper now. I exploit numerous Eau de Orange Blossom from Coqui Coqui, however I’m additionally sort of a hippy. In the course of the chilly season, I’m into utilizing On Guard Protecting Mix from Doterra. I’ve two little germ-filled kids who’re disgusting, and so they’re continuously battling colds and diarrhea, so I’m continuously carrying these items known as On Guard, which has a bit of little bit of a cinnamon scent, however it’s extra of an important oil. I really feel like I’m round lots of people in shut quarters at work, so I don’t wish to be too overly scented. I’m actually capturing a comedy scene at this time the place there’s six of us in a mattress rolling round. I simply don’t need folks to be like, “Whoa… Katie… Relax with the fragrance.” I actually additionally like Lakshmi Perfume Oil. I’m massive into that. It’s like, abundance and all that crap. [Laughs] It’s scrumptious. It’s so scrumptious. Additionally, equally, for Inventing Anna, we acquired to shoot in Morocco, on the resort the place my character was conned, in Marrakech, known as La Mamounia. It’s one of the vital unique, fancy, elite resorts on the planet. They’ve their very own scent that they blast by way of the resort. We shot that two years in the past, and I purchased a few of the scent, and I simply spray it as a pick-me-up. It’s a reminder of the final place I traveled internationally pre-COVID.”

— As Instructed to ITG

Katie Lowes photographed by Katie Thompson in LA.



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