We're pretty much obsessed with Jeannie Mai and her fab sense of style. So when it came to planning our seasonal fashion and beauty routine we turn to this "in the know" gal to give us her dos and don'ts of style and beauty. Her tips will keep you looking and feeling fabulous from summer to winter and so on!
Mai is basically known as the makeover queen and has changed the lives of so many people by helping their true beauty inside radiate outward. Maybe we can't score a daily style session with Mai (if only!) but we can follow her trusted tips below to always look and feel our best!
E. What are the easiest fashion pieces from this summer that will transfer easy into fall and winter?
J. Accessories are mai first investment when it comes to having interchangeable fashion pieces for the seasons. For example, Jemma Wynne makes incredible delicate jewelry, like the bracelets and rings from their Prive collection, that’s not only light and feminine for the summer but stackable to create more dramatic looks for the fall and winter.
Another source of bright colored, easy to style separates I've been loving are the pieces from Missguided. They can be worn as is for summer, but also layered under knits and blazers for fall. Their pieces are hot in any season.
E. What is your favorite beauty product that you've recently discovered?
J. First Aid Beauty- BOOM. I had no idea of them until I recently was able to test all the products, and I fell in L.O.V.E. The packaging is fun and attractive, and their Gentle Cleansing Wipes are mai jam. They’re great at removing my makeup while giving my skin an antioxidant boost at the same time.
E. Birkenstocks are back on the scene, what do you think? Yay or Nay?
J. NAY all the way. No matter how you style em, you'll still bring me back to days I'll (still) swear that wasn't me you saw at Burning Man.
E. How do you keep your skin looking so flawless season to season?
J. Are you ready? Tell your kids, tell your wife...I'm in love with my facialist Nicole Hirschman. She's here in LA and she gives the best face polish known to skin. It revives me for a few months like a shiny new sexy car. No season is safe without her.
E. What three products will we always find in your beauty bag?
J. Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. If you've ever thought you've worn mascara, think again. This stuff is Jesus juice in a tube. It takes your lashes to illegal lengths with just a few strokes. When your makeup is done right, your hair must be as well. Oribe hair products seem to be the number 1 preferred choice of all my stylists when I get my hair done. I can't believe how many times they can spray me down and my hair still feels comfortable and sticky free. For skin, I am in love with Origins face moisturizer. It's incredible the "mask" it creates of moisture to protect your skin from makeup that feels dry.
E. Are you loyal to the beauty products you use? Or do you like to change it up more often?
J. I don't like to get stuck on one specific product. Skin can become desensitized to a product to the point that it loses it's effectiveness. So I believe in switching it up after a couple months.
E. What is your secret to a bright white smile?
J. It can't be kept a secret as it’s too juicy to keep all to maiself, but I’m ub-Sessed with the Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen. Lets be real, I do enjoy my red wine and lattes, so if I'm going to keep my smile white and bright, I need an efficient EASY way to polish them up. I also love it because it’s so easy to carry! Besides that, the main thing that makes someone's smile memorable is to feel confident knowing that you are one of a kind. So whether it takes thinking about an experience you've overcome, or something you've accomplished, these are the things that can really give your smile that special star power.