Exclusive: Shay Mitchell on the One Haircut She Could Never Try

Shay Mitchell glides into the room at The London West Hollywood hotel barefoot, clad in a strappy white tank top and beach-worthy linen pants. “Sorry!” she laughs, gesturing to her shoeless feet. As she settles into the couch for our interview, I can’t help but marvel at her, well, everything. Her hair is styled artfully into loose waves, her skin is bronzed, and her eyelids are gleaming with what appears to be gold fairy dust (but is actually just Tom Ford’s Eye Palette, $80, in Cognac Sable—I know this because I stalked asked makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic after the interview). We’re here to discuss her partnership with Bioré, and also to learn all of her beauty secrets. It turns out Mitchell is a girl after our own hearts, with a penchant for deep-cleansing and exfoliating, as well as a harrowing beauty experience or two in her history (tears were involved). But unlike her character Emily Fields on Pretty Little Liars, Mitchell isn’t one to shy from a confidently contoured makeup look—you can look to her aesthetically pleasing, selfie-filled Instagram feed for proof (and don't worry, we asked her for her tips). 

From how to curate the perfect Instagram feed to the one haircut she’d never try, keep scrolling to find out all of Shay Mitchell’s beauty secrets.