Looking Back With Lucy Hale: "I Used to Wear Too Much Makeup"

Each month, singer, actress, and fellow makeup junkie Lucy Hale will be writing a beauty column just for Byrdie readers. This month, we asked the mark. brand ambassador to talk about how her beauty style has changed over the years. Enjoy!

Hi Byrdie readers!

My beauty style has definitely evolved over the years. Looking back, it was safe to say I wore way too much makeup when I was younger. I was all about the bronzer and dark liner. On the positive side, I’ve always been daring and open to trying new things; I also went through a brow evolution over the past few years. I developed my love for beauty products as a tween, and that has only grown as I’ve gotten older. That’s why working with mark. is always so exciting, because I’m constantly getting to try out new products! My everyday look could be described as much more natural, as opposed to my younger years. My focus now is always healthy, fresh skin. I like a subtle bronze glow and a strong lash and brow—I’m more about embracing what makes me different. I love playing up my eyes and eyebrows, but it’s fine to throw in a bold, unexpected lip every now and then. Lip balm is always my best friend, too. My character Aria on Pretty Little Liars has definitely made me more adventurous. She is someone who is comfortable enough to try unexpected and daring looks.

I think you become more confident and comfortable with taking beauty risks when you get older. I’ve had a lot of fun in the last year trying new looks in photo shoots and on the red carpet. One of my favorites was from the American Music Awards, where I wore a goth-glam look with a dark wine lip. I also did a photo shoot recently where we tried graphic eyeliner and a black lip.  Living in Los Angeles for the past 10 years has allowed me access to amazing fashion finds, observing the street style and being surrounded by people who are all so different. I also grew up in Tennessee, so inherently I have a bohemian vibe instilled in my blood!

Ready for a walk down memory lane? Keep scrolling for some of my favorite beauty looks over the past decade!