Secret Life of the American Teenager star Francia Raisa may be the most fun actress to engage in a convo about beauty products. This girl knows her stuff! Fresh from filming an upcoming holiday movie for WWE and ABC Family (the appropriately titled Christmas Bounty in which she plays a butt-kicking bounty hunter), Francia fills us in on the contents of her makeup bag, and other skincare goodies that give her a gorgeous, healthy glow.
• I’m obsessed with eyebrows so I like to use this brush, one end is a mascara wand and the other is a thin, slanted brush. It helps shape your eyes and not put so much powder on it. I like to use a taupe color, like the one from Billion Dollar Brows, because it doesn’t go on too thick or too light. And I love using Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyebrow Gel. I like her highlighter to go above and under your eyebrow.
• Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler is the best one I’ve found because unfortunately Shu Uemura isn’t sold over here anymore.
• My eyelashes are divas so they will like a mascara brand one week or for a month and then they’ll just stop working for it. I go back and forth between Maybelline and Cover Girl and then I carry around a primer, too. I like the one from Lancome (their Oscillation Powerbooster) that vibrates. It wakes up the eyelashes for some reason and makes them look longer and fuller before you even put on mascara.
• I like to carry a concealer palette that has a green, a yellow and a tan color. I like to carry the
green one because when I have a pimple it’s good to use that to contrast the red. Then you put the yellow over it and it helps it disappear. It’s good to tap it (onto the skin) before you put on your foundation, not smear it over your skin. Then put powder over it.
• I love Clinique. Their moisturizer is amazing. My skin tends to be really oily, but then at times I’m dry, and that’s the perfect amount of moisturizer. Their toner is great because even though you wash your face there’s so much makeup residue from powdering all day.
• One of my secrets is I love to pop pimples, it’s a fetish of mine. I know it’s awful for you but Neosporin is my secret. If you don’t clean it right after you pop it with alcohol you’re leaving the bacteria there so sometimes you’ll grow another pimple right next to the spot you popped. You have to clean it with alcohol and then apply Neosporin and because of that I don’t have blemishes.