Chrissy Teigen Tells Us Her Most Ridiculous Beauty Guilty Pleasure


Amanda Montell

Imagine you've just scored a ticket to a party in Downtown Los Angeles: a two-day-long blowout held in a 25,000-square-foot Art Deco ballroom with 40-foot Italian ceilings, arched windows, and columns sculpted from marble. Now imagine that the party will be filled with free beauty products—samples from brands like Becca, Gucci, GlamGlow, Dior, Fenty, Charlotte Tilbury, Milk Makeup, Stila, La Mer, and more. Imagine that all weekend, beauty bigwigs like Jen Atkin and Mario Dedivanovic will be giving masterclasses that you can book a space to go see. Imagine that some of the beauty industry's most influential figures will be in attendance, like Kandee Johnson and Chrissy Teigen. Imagine that there are cocktails and food and dancing. Seem too good to be true? It isn't. The party in question is Sephoria, an extravagant beauty event that the eponymous massive beauty retailer hosted last weekend in L.A. to which team Byrdie snagged an exclusive invite.

If you happened to miss this year's Sephoria, no big deal—because we're about to share the best part. In the middle of this mammoth beauty spectacle, we were granted access to a secret room where we got to hang out with possibly the coolest person there: Chrissy Teigen. Thanks to the model's makeup partnership with Becca Cosmetics, she's become a bit of a beauty industry icon, but she's still Chrissy Teigen, after all, which means there's never a dull or inauthentic moment of conversation. We got to interview Teigen about everything from her least favorite makeup trends to her guiltiest beauty splurge to her most unfiltered thoughts on the FaceTune epidemic. Keep scrolling to read our conversation!