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Her Beauty Spotlight: Alexandra Avdey

 

Alexandra Avdey, Marketing Senior at Arizona State University
 
F A C E
“I’m using Lancôme concealer in Correcteur, NARS bronzer in Casino, and Chanel Double Perfection powder in Rich Beige. Everything else I buy from the drugstore! I do my eyes with L’Oreal Voluminous mascara and Liquid Pencil eyeliner, both in Black, and finish with CoverGirl Perfect Liner in Taupe on my brows.”
 
 

G R I N D
“For school, I just let my hair air-dry. Then I’ll put in a topknot for about 15 minutes and when I take it down it has a nice natural wave to it. Neutrogena Oil-Free Makeup Remover is great for taking my makeup off, and I cleanse with Neutrogena Acne Stress Control and use Aveeno Ultra Calming Face Moisturizer to hydrate every single day.”

  

T O W N
“When I’m going out, I start with blow drying my hair parted in the middle and then use a 1 ½ inch Hot Tools curling iron to create soft waves. My hair’s naturally wavy so I don’t have to bother with the under layers. I apply all of the same makeup I wear during the day, adding a smoky eye with MAC Paint Pot in BlackgroundI won’t go near colorful eye shadow or eyeliner! Last, it’s DKNY Pure or Prada Milano perfume.”

 

H A I R
“My hair is partially highlighted two or three times a year, and I try to get a trim every eight weeks or so. I MUST have dry shampoo—the TGI Rockaholic or Psssst!”
 

V I T A L S
 “I have a nail polish fetish…and I’d have a hard time surviving without Essie Jazz, Chinchilly, Mambo, and California Coral, and OPI You Don’t Know Jacques and Black Onyx. But I’m always biting my nails, it’s my beauty shame.”

 

G L A M O U R
“Natural-looking beauties like Sienna Miller and Kate Bosworth inspire me. They both always look so beautiful and put together, but they don’t alter their natural appearance too much.”

B E A U T Y
“Be comfortable with yourself and embrace what you were born with. I feel most beautiful outside during the summertime. When I’m tan and don’t have to wear any makeup, being active outside and not giving a care as to what I look like. Natural, free, and fun-loving.”
 
-As told to HBS

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Alana Peden handles public relations for the one-of-a-kind Austin startup SpareFoot.  Her interests span from how to wield a mascara wand to the intricacies of the 3-4 defense, as does her writing repertoire. She has interned in the beauty departments at Lucky and Good Housekeeping, covered college athletics for Horns Illustrated, and contributed gleefully to Texas Music. Always game for a laugh at her own expense, Alana aspires to one day give the universe back a scintilla of what it gives to her. When she's not reading or writing,  she's planning elaborate outfits for hypothetical situations unlikely to materialize. Please reach Alana here. 
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