About three years ago, I was searching for a review on a beauty product when I stumbled upon a site called Shake Your Beauty. I was immediately enamored with the writings of this author. She was so humorous and witty and she instantly became “A friend in my Head.” I bookmarked her site, and have been a loyal reader since. Tia Williams is amazing! She’s an author, (I love all of her books, even her teen series!) a beauty editor, and she recently became a mother. Talk about following your dreams! Congrats to you Tia! I’m very fortunate that she’s allowed me to feature her as my Beauty of the Week. So without further adieu, let’s meet Tia!
) What's your beauty regimen morning/night?
Everyone thinks this is crazy, but I don’t wash my face. I pay good money for my blowouts...I’m not splashing water anywhere near my roots!! Instead, I cleanse morning and night with Garnier Nutritioniste Nutri-Pure Detoxifying Wet Cleansing Towelettes. They’re super-soft, non-drying, and they get rid of all my makeup—including mascara—in one swipe. Love! My skin gets really dehydrated in the winter, so I follow up with Bigelow Deluxe Facial Moisturizer SPF 15. It makes my skin feel incredibly supple and glow-y, without clogging my pores.
> 2) What makeup do you normally wear?
I usually just wear Bobbi Brown concealer under my eyes, black mascara, blush, and Revlon SuperLustrous Lipgloss in Raisin Glaze—a sheer, bronzey-red neutral. If I’m going out, I wear a sparkly gold Laura Mercier shadow and Clinique black liner on my upper lid.
> 3)What beauty product can't you live without?
Nars Blush in Taos. It’s a shocking, gold-flecked salmon-orange in the packaging, but it gives brown skin the sexiest, most natural-looking flush. A couple of years ago, I did the makeup for my girlfriend’s bridal party. The women ran the gamut from Rashida Jones-fair to Alek Wek-dark, and this blush looked gorgeous on all of them. I cannot gush enough about my Taos blush!
> 4)What beauty advice can you give us?
My top three are:
1.) Wear a lip gloss with a bronzy undertone—it really flatters brown skin.
2.) Don’t shave your legs with soap—it’ll clog your razor, causing nicks and cuts. Use shaving foam or hair conditioner, instead.
3.) Never rub wrists together after spraying on perfume—it makes the scent fade faster.
> 5) What is the best advice anyone has ever given you? (doesn't have to be
It’s cliché, but growing up I always heard that the key to happiness is finding a way to turn your hobby into a career. I knew I loved writing and makeup—so voila, beauty editing was an obvious fit!
THANKS TIA YOU'RE AMAZING!