We can think of a lot of celebs whose beauty prowess we envy—but not as many who we’d feel comfortable actually talking about beauty with. Lucy Hale is one of the rare few who falls into both of these categories. Always a risk taker on the red carpet and never one to shy away from a bold lip or dramatic eye, Hale also manages to be totally relatable—someone whose beauty look we’d bring to a makeup artist for inspo, and someone we could easily see ourselves discussing the merits of ombré lipstick with. As mark.’s brand ambassador, we knew Hale would have plenty of things to say when it comes to the wide, wide realm of beauty, which is why we asked her to be our newest monthly guest editor. Lucky for us, the Pretty Little Liars star and fellow beauty junkie agreed.
For her first column, we thought we’d focus on firsts—from beauty memories, to beauty buys and everything in between. Keep scrolling to read Hale’s first ever Byrdie column!
I’ve always loved beauty (clearly, judging on my habit of making my grandma’s red lipstick my paintbrush). But lately, I feel like I’ve become even more of a makeup junkie. Part of this definitely has to do with my role with mark. I mean, it’s hard to not turn into a beauty junkie when you’re constantly trying out new products. My friends will ask me what lipstick I’m wearing, or where I got my blue eyeliner and next thing I know we’re swapping makeup. I love experimenting with new looks on myself and talking all things beauty, which is one of the reasons why I’m so excited about this monthly Byrdie column!
As an actress and performer, I get to try on different looks all the time (hello, Aria’s pink streaks from PLL season one!). As a result, my personal beauty style has definitely evolved to be more eclectic over time. I’m never one to turn down a bold, beauty look. A shimmery, moody smoky eye? I’m all for it. A bright poppy lip? Bring it on. I’m constantly switching up my beauty style and trying new things—plus, I get so much good advice and learn so much from watching makeup artists work their magic on me. I’ll definitely be sharing some of those tips with you guys later on! As for my biggest beauty style evolution, the answer is simple: my eyebrows. I used to over-tweeze them—remember, there was a time when bushy, full brows weren’t cool like they are now. I’ve had to be very, very patient and let them grow in, it’s been hard (the tweezers are tempting most days), but I think I’m getting them back to their former glory days. Here’s hoping!
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