Favorite Texas jewelry designer Kendra Scott turned her home-based business into a multimillion-dollar success story — and she did it all while looking flawless. So we turned to Scott to find out the secrets to her impeccable look.
Here's a peek inside Kendra Scott's beauty bag, including her tried-and-true beauty tricks and must-have products.
CultureMap: What is your beauty mantra, and how do you embrace it?
Kendra Scott: No outfit is complete without a pop of color. I love to play up my beauty looks with a fun shade of lipstick.
CM: Let's say I'm looking through your makeup bag. What would I find?
KS: I have a few makeup essentials with me at all times. The new blotterazzi by beautyblender is my latest must-have. It's great for touch-ups when I'm on the go, which I usually am. I adore my Nars blush and Armani bronzer, and I always have a small army of MAC lipsticks and glosses on hand.
CM: Any brands or products you swear by?
KS: YSL Touche Eclat works like magic for brightening up under the eyes, and I use the MAC prep + prime fix+ to refresh my look throughout the day. Once a week, I apply the HydroPeptide Purifying Mask in the evening. It leaves my skin with a beautiful, healthy glow.
CM: What are you top five makeup goods?
KS: Nars blush in orgasm; Laura Mercier's bronze primer, which is perfect for a quick sun-kissed glow; Lancome Definicils mascara; Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow; and the Anastasia brow powder duo to finish off my favorite classic beauty look.
CM: Describe your morning beauty routine.
KS: I like to decide on my outfit beforehand, then I let my clothes and jewelry give the inspiration for my makeup and hair. I follow the six essential beauty steps: cleanse, tone, moisturize, sunscreen, primer, and makeup application.
CM: How has your beauty regimen changed over the years?
KS: Over the years, bold brows and contouring have become big trends in the beauty industry. I love how a strong eyebrow frames the face and how a bit of contouring can add just enough definition to take your look to the next level.
CM: Who are your beauty icons?
KS: My mom has been my lifelong beauty icon. From a young age I can remember her teaching me her favorite beauty tips and tricks. She worked in the beauty industry and had a lot of wisdom to share, but nothing makes me admire my mother more than her inner beauty.
CM: What beauty era is inspiring you at the moment?
KS: I have always had an affinity for the old Hollywood glamour look of the '50s. While I love to be adventurous with trends in my clothes and accessories, I love to stick with the classic and timeless nature of the beauty in that era.
CM: Okay, you're in a rush and only have five minutes to throw on a face. What is your go-to look?
KS: Colorescience is a must. It's a three-in-one product that brightens, corrects, and protects with SPF 50. Plus, it has a subtle touch of coverage and color to give my skin a natural glow. Then, with a bit of eye brightener, bronzer, mascara, and a pop of lipstick, I'm out the door.