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It’s Q & A time! So go grab a cup of whatever you want and settle in! I’ll try to answer as many as I can without this post getting super lengthy.
Q: What brow products do you use?
A: Legitimately the number one question I get, haha! I alternate between the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Auburn, the Hourglass Brow Arch in Auburn, and the Revlon ColorStay brow pencil in Auburn. The lightest is the Hourglass, the finest detail is from the Anastasia, and the best mix is the Revlon.
Q. What shampoo and conditioner do you use on your hair?
A. I use Aquage Shampoo and Conditioner– specifically the volumizing one. If my hair feels dry I’ll swap out to the Pantene Moisture Renewal and it feels legitimately amazing. Truthfully I only wash my hair 2x a week and use dry shampoo in between. My hair is so thick that it doesn’t get as oily as quickly, but dry shampoo totally helps.
Q. (Speaking of which…) What is your favorite dry shampoo?
A. The Living Proof is my favorite HANDS DOWN because it actually cleans your hair, but if you need something that’s not as expensive to soak up oil and smell great I love the Dove dry shampoo from the drugstore! It also adds a bit of grip to your hair if you’re pulling it up into a ponytail.
Q. What foundation do you use?
A. I rotate between three pretty often. My drugstore pick (and hands down favorite of all time) is the L’Oreal Mineral foundation. I wear it from spring through fall and adore it for the lightweight coverage that makes me look airbrushed. So, SO good. I still can’t get over how inexpensive it is, either. If my skin is dry I will use the Josie Maran Vibrancy foundation. It gives amazing coverage and is so lightweight and hydrating! If my skin is super oily or I just want it matte, I reach for the Hourglass matte liquid. This is my go-to for photoshoots because it stays put and I can choose where I want the glow with a highlighter.
Q: What are those blue comfortable shoes you had on in your IG stories?
A: Walking Cradles!!! These espadrilles are AMAZINGLY comfortable. Not my favorite style-wise, but seriously fantastic. I can wear these all day while I’m on my feet constantly and they still feel great!
Q: What is the best way to hide a mom belly?
A: High waisted jeans (I LOVE these) and a flowy top! If you have to look a bit nicer, I love wrap dresses because they look good on everyone and make your waist look smaller. Trust me, so great. Also, I bust out the Spanx if necessary.
Q: How can I shave time off my morning hair routine?
A: Wash it the night before! My favorite way to style it wet: 1. Towel dry your hair and add a light leave-in conditioner. 2. Part your hair down the middle and braid each side. 3. In the morning it should be super wavy so you can wear it down or it will look great in a low bun at the nape of your neck. 4. If you want more volume add a bit of texture spray or dry shampoo at the crown of your head.
Q: If you could only use 5 makeup products for the rest of your life what would they be?
A: 1. L’Oreal mineral foundation (it doubles as a concealer). 2. Tarte Park Avenue Princess bronzer. 3. L’Oreal Voluminous mascara in black brown. 4. Marc Jacobs blush in Kink and Kisses. 5. Fresh Sugar lip balm in Rosé.
Q: What is your favorite pair of comfy stretchy jeans that isn’t too expensive?
A. Hands down favorite are the Anna Lakeshore jeans from Lee. After that, the Gap Ultra High Rise denim.
Ok, that’s it! I’ll try to do these in the future on a more frequent basis, so you can leave your questions in the comments below or use the hashtag #AskAdriele on Twitter or Instagram and I’ll be able to see it!