Hot In Music: Girls of SKAM share their Beauty Secrets

Starting out as a DJ agency, SKAM is taking the music world by storm. SKAM (Sujit Kundu Artist Management) is all about the music, the talent, and the family dynamic. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with some of the most talented and beautiful women in the world who are part of SKAM about their beauty secrets.
When I asked SKAM Artist Havana Brown her secret to amazing skin, she told me that she doesn't use too much on her skin, but likes to use facial wipes. She also told me that she absolutely loves rosehip oil. "I find that I breakout quite a bit, but I find that rosehip oil works amazing for me" she tells me. "It's all very natural and clean, which I love. It works really well with my skin."
As we continued our conversation, I discovered that Havana loves using MAC Cosmetics and went on to tell me how much she loves the Studio Conceal and Correct Palette, as it is great for covering blemishes, under-eye circles, and great for contouring. "I love this palette because you can use it in so many ways."
I went on to ask her if there were a product she could not live without, she also told me that she cannot live without her MAC Mineralized Skinfinish, as it is her favorite bronzer. "If I couldn't live without a product, it would definitely be that because I can wear it at any time. I just love it."
When we talked about foundation, she told me that she loves Bobbi Brown foundation because it has great coverage yet it isn't too heavy. Havana told me she loves Kiss false eyelashes and went on to tell me how much she loves Max Factor Mascara. "I have been using Max Factor mascara forever. It is my favorite."
We started talking about MAC Cosmetics again where she let me know that she loves their brow products including their brow liner. The lipstick vs. lip gloss debate started where Havana told me that she was a fan of lipstick along with the lip liner. She mentioned how much she really enjoys Rimmel London's lip products.
After we talked about makeup, I asked her what her favorite fragrance was. She proceeded to tell me "I love Versace's Crystal Noir. I have been wearing it for many many years now. To me, what it smells like is a strong woman. It is definitely my favorite perfume."
So, after talking about makeup, skin care, and perfume, we started talking about hair care. What is Havana Brown's secret to amazing hair? "I absolutely love to use Kerastase. It makes my hair look and feel amazing." She went on to tell me "I also love my Silver Bullet Hair Straightener. It is one of those products that I just cannot live without."
Havana leads an active lifestyle, but one the most important things she really emphasizes on is healthy eating. In fact, all she eats is organic and non-GMO food. "I find that what we put into our bodies is important. I don't eat much meat, but I am not a vegetarian. Generally, I will not eat anything that is not clean or genetically modified. I love Whole Foods because I can find everything I want there." She went on to tell me "I love to eat well because I have noticed such a huge different in my appearance, as a result." As we continued the conversation, I asked her what motto does she use to get through life. She told me "everything happens for a reason".
After hanging up with Havana Brown, who was such a joy to speak with, I received a call from SKAM Artist Samantha Ronson. I proceeded to ask her virtually instantaneously what her skin care secrets were. She went on to tell me that she loved the Chanel serum. "I use the Chanel serum. It's a product that really makes my skin look and feel great."
She said she doesn't use much face products because she is allergic to a variety of things, but did mention she recently quit smoking and that it has changed her life in more ways than one. "I just recently quit smoking almost a month ago and the difference is incredible. You don't realize how much it holds you back until you stop doing it."
We started discussing makeup. She told me that she used some things, but wasn't hesitant to let me know that she didn't use others. Samantha told me that she loves Sue Devitt's Eye Intensifier Pencil and Yves Saint Laurent's Rouge Volupte Sheer Candy Glossy Lip Balm. "I love Sue Devitt's liner along with YSL's balm. They are my favorite products."
After we discussed makeup, we started talking about perfume. Samantha told me instantly how much she loved the new fragrance by Pharrell Williams. "I absolutely love Pharrell Williams Girl. It's a newer fragrance that recently came out not too long ago. It is such a fresh, nice clean scent. I don't even know how to describe it, it's just dope."
When it comes to hair, Samantha loves to use a variety. "I use Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo and Conditioner. I also use their serum, as well. My hair is bleached, so this keeps my hair looking good. Then, I use Unite Second Day. I really love Unite Second Day because it gives my hair great texture. I also love to use A Perfect Mess Beach Hair by Charlotte Ronson. It gives my hair that look like you are at the ocean. It smells so good and is one of my favorite products." So, what is Samantha Ronson's motto in life? "It could be worse."
It was great speaking with Samantha and after we hung up, I had the pleasure of speaking with SKAM Artist Caroline d'Amore. We immediately started talking about skin care. Caroline told me that she doesn't use many products. When I asked her why, she said because they tend to dry her skin out and make her skin react differently. When I asked her about her regime, she told me she likes to keep things simple. "I like to keep things simple. My skin can be easily irritated. I love to use Cetaphil. It's very gentle on my skin. I also love to use Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil." She continued to tell me "There are so many uses for coconut oil, but I have to tell you, this is what I love to use as a moisturizer on my skin. It's all natural and makes my skin look and feel amazing. I love that it is natural, as well."
I asked Caroline if there was one beauty tip she would like to share and she said to me - "MAC Strobe Cream is amazing. After a night of DJing and then having to get up early, I love applying this cream to my face. It brightens my skin. It goes on sheer and is light. I will walk into my radio station and people will compliment me. I really love MAC's Strobe Cream. This is literally one of my favorite products."
We started talking about makeup shortly after. When I asked her about her favorite, she was not reluctant to mention how much she loved MAC's Strobe Cream, but then proceeded to tell me how much she loved Dior's Lipsticks. "I absolutely love the lipsticks by Christian Dior. I tend to go for the matte finish more than anything else."
I asked Caroline a series of questions about her favorite makeup products. She informed me that she loved the Colossal Mascara by Maybelline, Brow Art 23 Cake, Brow Art Gel, and Blast Flipstick Lip Color by Cover Girl, along with MAC's Strobe Cream and Dior Lipsticks. She did tell me she's in search of a good foundation, so I recommended the Silk Creme Foundation by Laura Mercier.
As the conversation progressed, we started to talk about perfume and fragrance. Caroline told me that she loves Kai. Everything about the scent is good. "I love how it smells natural and so clean. Everything about it is amazing."
When we started talking about hair, she told me how much she loves Big Sexy Hair's Dry Shampoo. "I really love this product a lot. Right now I have a short style and it just adds so much to it." She then said "I really like the Tancho Stick since I have a shorter hairstyle now." We continued talking about hair a little more where she told me how much loves Mark Hill's Miracoilicious.
Does healthy eating play a factor in living an amazing lifestyle? According to Caroline, it definitely does. "I know when I changed my eating, I noticed a huge difference." She went on to say "I really only go to Whole Foods Market now. I only eat natural. I don't eat anything with hormones, GMOs, etc." She then said "don't get me wrong, I still love to eat sweets and my family owns a pizza parlor, but for the most part I am eating healthier things."
As the interview concluded, I asked Caroline what her motto in life was and she proceeded to tell me "be true to yourself and don't let others change you" and then she said "stay who you are and never let go of that".
After concluding my amazing conversation with Caroline, I had the chance to speak to SKAM Artist Sky Nellor. When I asked what her secret was to amazing skin, the first thing she said was to drink more water. She also mentioned that as an Australian woman, she loved to keep things simple and she didn't follow a specific regime. She did tell me that she loved Karin Herzog's Oxygen Face. "This product is amazing for me because I am playing night clubs and traveling, so it really does a lot for my skin. I have been using this product for years and just love it." She told me that she loves travel sized products because they can fit inside her handbag and she can use them on the go. "I love travel sized products. They are very convenient for me because I am always traveling."
We started talking about New York where she mentioned her facialist who introduced her to the Oxygen Face product by Karin Herzog. When I asked Sky who this amazing facialist was, she told me her name was Lena and her spa is the Maksim Spa located in the heart of the big apple on 80 fifth avenue, suite 1208 "I have been going to her for 20 years. She is the only one who touches my face. My clean and clear, healthy skin is basically all of her doing. She is amazing."

As the conversation progressed, I asked her what beauty tip she had that she wanted to share. "It's very important to drink water. I also find it important to remove your makeup before you go to bed." I asked her what her favorite makeup remover was and she told me that she loved Shu Uemura's Anti/Oxi Skin Refining Cleansing Oil. "I love everything about this product. It's really something special and even has green tea extract in it, which does amazing things for my skin."

We started talking about makeup. Sky told me that she loved Giorgio Armani Beauty's "Eyes To Kill" Waterproof Eye Pencil and says it is the best eye pencil ever created. "I absolutely love it and what it does for my eyes. It has to be one of the best products ever." She went on to tell me that she loves lip gloss. "I use everything from Chanel to Burt's Bees to Creme de la Mer to Giorgio Armani Beauty and more." She told me that her go-to lip glosses are Jordana's Squeeze n Shine in Berry Cute and Giorgio Armani Beauty's Flash Lacquer in 400.

The conversation then went to mascara where Sky told me that she had a few favorites, however, Revlon's Bold Waterproof Lacquer in Blackest Black is her current favorite. "There is something about this mascara that does amazing things to my lashes. I just love it."
I asked Sky what her other favorite products were. She told me that she loved Dior's Diorskin Sculpt Concealer along with Shiseido's Natural Eyebrow Pencil. When I asked her about foundation, she immediately said she loved Giorgio Armani Beauty's Maestro Fusion makeup the best. "It's like magic in a tube. It makes my skin look and feel absolutely amazing. It feels like silk. It is the best one out there."

After makeup, we moved onto fragrance. What is Sky's favorite perfume? She told me she loves an oil. "I absolutely love Zuzu Petalz oil. It's my favorite. It comes in a cute little vial. All you need is one or two dabs and you are good to go."

When it comes to hair, Sky has quite a few products she loves. She loves a product that gives her hair shine. "I absolutely love Leonor Greyl because it really gives my hair something special. My hair looks amazing because of this." What is Sky Nellor's motto in life? "Go hard or go home."

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