Kendra Scott Secrets

Texas' favorite jewelry designer discloses secrets to flawless beauty

Texas' favorite jewelry designer discloses secrets to flawless beauty

Kendra Scott
Kendra Scott shares what's in her beauty bag. Photo courtesy of Kendra Scott
Beautyblender Blotterazi makeup
The blotterazzi by beautyblender is Scott's latest must-have for when she's on the go. beautyblender/Instagram
NARS Cosmetics orgasm blush
Nars blush in orgasm is one of Scott's top five products. Nars Cosmetics/Facebook
Kendra Scott
Beautyblender Blotterazi makeup
NARS Cosmetics orgasm blush

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.