Who doesn't love girl's girl, Jessimae Peluso? Bursting onto television screens everywhere this past spring as part of MTV's hit series, Girl Code, Jessimae is described as a "a bottle rocket with a pulse," queen of all things honest and funny. And thanks to her no filter personality, the budding young comedian recently landed a unique beauty campaign, courtesy of Olay Fresh Effects. This amazing new skincare brand designed or busy 20-somethings is encouraging young women everywhere to embrace the #nofilter philosophy. Users have taken their social media accounts by storm with the hashtag, urged to be bold and put their best face forward. With so much talk of fierce, bold beauty, we wondered just what tips, tricks, and techniques Jessimae uses to keep her look as sassy as her personality. Check out our fun Q+A with her below and let us know which tips will be your takeaways.
- So Jessimae, as a woman in the public eye, what hair and makeup products do you rely on the most?
Well because I'm a greasy Sicilian, I cannot live without oil blotting sheets to soak up my excess oil, which is enough to cook with. Also I cannot live without dry shampoo. It's the best when I'm in between washes, which for me could be like 4 days in a good week. I also love Bobbi Brown's Tinted Moisturizer, love me some fake eyelashes, and also Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. They're the best at making my lips look juicy.
- All fabulous choices. What's your favorite hair and makeup look?
I love days when I don't have to wear any makeup, only because when I'm taping or doing shows, makeup is shellacked onto my face. So having a few "breathable" days feels nice. But when I do glam it up, I like to look like I'm ready for a music video. I channel my inner Beyonce, on a budget of course. Big 'ol hair, pop in my weaves, pop on my lashes, big pouty lips and my TD Bank card and I'm ready for a night of fun, at the OTB.
- LOL. So what piece of beauty advice have you been given that you always abide by?
Less is more! Unless you're a makeup artist or have skills and know to put makeup on without looking like Ronald McDonald's understudy, you should go easy on your face! My mom always told me, "never leave the house without mascara," which goes along with the less is more notion. I just wish she told me to also never leave the house without pants on. Made that mistake a couple times. Also always wash your makeup off at night. With my greasy skin, if I leave makeup on at night, I'll wake up with chinmples on my face in the morning. (That's my word for chin-pimples. Feel free to use it. )
- You're hilarious. Any hair and makeup horror stories you're willing to share? What did you learn from the experience?
I have had soooo many bad situations, it's hard to pick just one. I won't ever get lash extensions done again! The worst. It ruins your real lashes and you have to keep getting them done to keep them looking good! Much easier to just fake lash it per event! And recently a salon in Brooklyn, New York ruined my hair. My color was bleached so badly it burned my scalp, left scabs and resulted in me loosing half of my hair. It has costed me almost 2k to get it fixed.
- OMG. Well on a happier note, how does it feel to be the face of a beauty campaign with Olay Fresh Effects?
I was so honored and excited to be a part of this. It's a girl's dream come true! To be able to work with one of my best friends, Carly Aquilino, was also a huge perk!
- What can help women everywhere be daring enough to join the #nofilter movement?
Just to be confident in your own skin. Never feel inadequate because you don't look like some celebrity or model. Never try to be the girl in the magazine, just be YOU, and YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!
Thanks Jessimae! Look out for our beauty Q&A with fellow femme comedian Carly Aquilino next week, and watch this comedic duo's #nofilter campaign video below!
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