What can be said about Shay Mitchell? The Pretty Little Liars star has flawless skin (it’s so good, she’s the face of Bioré skincare), incredible hair and can take a seriously enviable selfie. But thankfully, saying “she can do no wrong” isn’t exactly true. We sat down with the gorgeous actress to talk about her in-flight pampering routine, her favorite products and that one time she accidentally cut off all her eyelashes (and no, that’s not even her biggest beauty mistake). Here, 5 important lessons to learn from Shay Mitchell’s beauty routine.
Shay Shares Her Beauty Secrets
Have An In-Flight Beauty Routine
"If you're sitting next to me on a plane, just know, I will have a full-on facemask or nose strip on. I’m like, ‘sorry it’s my spa day here’. I'm constantly applying moisturizer when I'm on the plane. I also drink a lot of water—so much so that have to request an aisle seat because I get up so often—but its important to stay hydrated when flying. Lastly, I drink a detoxifying dandelion tea to prevent bloating. There are so many times where I have to get off a plane and hit a red carpet, so if I can decrease bloating, that is great."
Use Makeup As A Tool, Not A Crutch
"Makeup is meant to enhance your face, not change it completely. I want to be able to wake up barefaced next to somebody and not have them scream because they don’t know who I am. I also just try to be comfortable without any makeup on, looking like myself. When I’m not working I like to throw on a face mask and go. Once in a while, you just have to let everything breathe and give your skin a break."
Be Comfortable With Yourself In Every Way
"I love going to Korean spas—it only costs about $15. I love their hot and cold baths. It’s always hilarious when a fan comes up and says 'I’m really excited for the next episode' and I’m sitting there naked. I don’t care—I’m comfortable with my body. I would be naked all the time if I knew I wasn’t going to get in trouble for it!"
Attention To Detail Is Key
"I will always double check that there is a rubber pad in my eyelash curler because I accidentally chopped off my eyelashes one time. Then, someone also told me that if you heat the eyelash curler with a blow-dryer it curls them better, so I tried that too and I almost burned an eyeball. Clearly I've endured some beauty disasters and because of those experiences I'm very cautious with certain hacks."
Don't Be Too Experimental
"When I was fifteen, I tried ironing my hair with an actual iron and unsurprisingly it burned off. That was interesting! Back in the day, straighteners were expensive so I thought using a clothing iron would work. Needless to say, I won't be trying that again."