I got to interview the fabulous GILLIAN WHITLOCK on celebrity beauty secrets and classified anti-aging tidbits that she’s got up her sleeve! When I first met my dear friend GILLIAN, she was on stage singing lead for her rock n roll band as any hot blonde with that tres cool je ne sais quoi would do. Her skin was porcelain and her makeup flawless — looking like Heather Locklear and Jennifer Aniston’s soul sister. She was one of those pretty pretties you’d never expect to be so actively kind and pee in your pants funny. She’s uber cool with a gorgeous style that’s half hippie and a whole lotta rock n roll.
Anyway, she ended up taking a liking to me too (!) — and she’s now one of my closest friends today. Lucky me got Gillian and our cool mutual amiga, MARY KLIMEK to graciously do my makeup many times.
Point of the story is…rad girl, GILLIAN WHITLOCK is now one of the most sought after makeup artists in town (and deservedly so). She has recently worked on The AfterParty Seasons 1 and 2, The Dropout, Single Parents, Sharktank and Physical Season 3 (as the makeup artist for Zooey Deschanel).
Her resume alone is pretty ridiculous. Not bad feats, right?
GILLIAN WHITLOCK’S FAVORITE PRODUCTS
I love Carasoin Cold Fusion! I wear it to bed at night – and it delivers an unbeatable moisture without feeling heavy!
I love this Glossier Jelly Cleanser. It’s a creamy gel and is vegan and cruelty free, which is a big deal for me.
I love this line and their organic watermelon seed oil, in particular. I love that it blends easily into the skin and looks beautiful with no makeup or under foundation! Also, I love blending it with my favorite foundation to give you that extra glass skin glow.
** TIP: Do some research into these great products, as I’m not sure they consider themselves “anti-aging.” But, I can tell you my skin looks younger than ever, which is super important when working as a makeup artist in Hollywood’s youth-obsessed culture. Blessings to anyone looking to feel better & love their skin- we all deserve to put our best face forward!
GILLIAN’S FAVE HOLISTIC ANTI-AGING TRICKS
- Only do things and commit to things that make you happy!
- Drink water!
- Stay out of the sun as much as you can.
- Vitamin E or watermelon seed oil! (see above!)
5 CELEBRITY BEAUTY SECRETS FOR GETTING READY FOR A NIGHT OUT
Use make up wipes if you’re leaving straight from the office. I like Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water Cloths. The package is small enough to keep in your purse and they don’t leave any residue behind.
Lay off the powder at night. Glowy (and not matte) is where it’s at!
Kosas has an amaaaazing foundation. Use a brush to add a little or build it for fuller coverage. It has SPF – plus it’s cruelty free and gluten free!
I love the Drunk Elephant Rosi Drops! It looks sheeny and it gives the perfect natural glow. You can do a powder blush first, then apply the Rosi Drops on the apples of the cheeks, giving a glorious healthy skin look!
MAC’S EXCESS No Tug, No Smudge Gel Eye Pencil is my go-to ride or die.
Gimme any kind of balm over sticky gloss or dry matte lips! This Tower 28 Juice Balm is easy to pop on and go. And, bonus, it’s vegan! Use a small amount of and let the eyes and cheeks take center stage. (Plus, rumor has it, men are more likely to kiss you if the lips aren’t too intimidating!)
GILLIAN’S FAVORITE WEBSITES
For custom-made silver jewelry for women and men. (Full disclosure, this is my husband’s site- but he is an incredible silversmith). Enjoy!
I’m obsessed. Decorating is my secret passion. (Maybe one day I’ll give up make up brushes in favor of paint brushes!)
I visit this site constantly — whether I’m watching a movie and can’t remember what other films I’ve seen an actor in — or to look for upcoming projects from your fave directors, actors, etc. It’s great to use to check out the crew and discover who created the great sets, or costumes or make up. Or to look at photos from the sets and red carpet looks… It is a truly amazing website.