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“Hello! My title is Gina (@ladydownfall). I used to be born and raised in Queens, New York, and now I stay in Mattress Stuy. I moved to Brooklyn once I began my second yr of school at NYU—I truly studied biochemistry. My highschool was geared in the direction of science, in order that was sort of all I knew coming into faculty. I labored at a analysis lab for a pair years, and at that time my mother and father and I believed I’d get my PhD. On the identical time, I attempted to discover my curiosity in style whereas nonetheless sustaining the biochemistry diploma. I did just a few internships, and I didn’t sleep a lot! My mother was a designer in Korea and had her personal store, so I believe she sort of understood the place I used to be coming from. She and my dad had been clearly frightened about me—leaving biochemistry was leaving one thing safe for the unknown—however they finally supported my resolution to enter style.
Proper now, my primary profession is modeling. I had sort of been doing it for enjoyable, sporadically, however throughout the pandemic I signed with Anti. I used to be thrilled when Glossier requested me to be part of the movie noir part of the Lash Slick campaign. These days I’ve been watching a whole lot of neo-noir and tech-noir, which sort of combines movie noir and sci-fi. I’ve at all times liked the style and wonder in these movies, and it was a lot enjoyable to evoke characters from Demonlover and Angel Dust, that are two of my favorites. I even have this intense love for music, and wish to discover that aspect of me extra. Because the begin of the pandemic I’ve been more and more drawn to ikigai, a Japanese ideology a few purpose for dwelling. It’s mainly about discovering the intersection between your passions, what you’re good at, and what you may make a dwelling doing.
I take skincare actually significantly as a result of it’s been ingrained in me from a really early age—my mother was at all times tremendous into the 10-step Korean routine, ? However my routine begins with placing on a report (one thing like Geinst Naït & Laurent Petitgand or O Yuki Conjugate) and the kettle for espresso. Solely after I’ve my espresso will I am going in with a cleanser. Skincare is a dedication to my wellbeing that’s develop into extra in regards to the course of than the person merchandise—twice a day, on daily basis, I got down to nurture my pores and skin with intention. I undoubtedly study loads about merchandise from my job, however I’ve to watch out post-shoot as a result of bizarre rashes can come up. If I come dwelling from a day of labor the place I’ve a whole lot of make-up on, I’ll use this Sea Buckthorn Oil Cleanser by Living Libations. In any other case, I like this light foaming cleanser from Iope, which is the one factor that doesn’t strip my pores and skin and exacerbate the dryness. When masking, I am going for the Mediheal line. I actually love the Aquaring Ampoule mask that comprises hyaluronic acid and ceramides, which actually assist seal in moisture.
The Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator additionally brings a whole lot of moisture to my face, after which I transfer into this Laneige Cream Skin Toner. I truly put a drop or two rosehip oil into the bottle to assist stability my pores and skin—my mother watches a whole lot of Korean magnificence YouTubers and dermatologists, and I bought that tip from her. This Korean Real Barrier Extreme Cream is a extremely thick moisturizer that seals every little thing in. I get dry patches on my neck, chin, and brow, and that is the one factor that has been working for me in winter. In the summertime I’ll use the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré—I’ve been studying Into The Gloss for years now, and that’s the place I discovered about it. And at last, there’s this insane Synchro Cream that was truly developed for burn victims—it’s so costly, however it has loopy regenerative properties and is nice for my eczema. That’s one of the best cream I’ve ever used. Within the morning I end with Unseen Sunscreen from Supergoop, which is very nice as a result of it doesn’t really feel like something. And at night time, I exploit this Beuti anti-inflammatory oil to lock within the moisture.
If I’m going exterior, I’ll placed on Glossier Skin Tint in G11, Boy Brow, and curl my lashes. If I’m actually doing my make-up and need slightly bit extra protection, I exploit a basis stick from Westman Atelier form of like concealer—I put it underneath my eyes and round my nostril. Cloud Paint in Nightfall is my favourite blush for certain, and Kosas lipstick in Vegas is my favourite for once I’m not masked up. I’ve been utilizing the Ilia eyeshadow palette, and my favourite waterproof mascara is from Heroine Make. It has a separate mascara remover that comes with it, so it’s very easy to take off. I purchased it at Sunrise Mart, which is so random, however they really have an amazing magnificence part. In any other case, I purchase a whole lot of merchandise at The Amore cosmetics store on Northern Boulevard in Queens. They carry Korean manufacturers like Amorepacific, Iope, and Laneige, which all appear to work very effectively for me.
My hair has been lengthy for about 5 years now—I had a mullet earlier than that, and I’ve been rising it out ever since! I don’t actually do a lot to type it. I’ve been utilizing the shampoo and conditioner from this new model referred to as Act+Acre, which has been very nice. It smells superb and I really feel prefer it’s been bringing a whole lot of moisture into my hair. Earlier than I bathe I dry brush, which has actually been serving to the keratosis pilaris bumps on my arms. And within the bathe I can mainly solely use the Avène Cleansing Oil due to my eczema. After I get out of the bathe I’ll use some Osea Algae Oil whereas I’m nonetheless damp, and I’ve been operating this Ouai Rose Oil by way of the ends of my hair. My favourite perfume is Amor Fati, from Sigil. It’s woody, musky, however mild on the identical time… You simply get a whiff of it once I stroll by. I truly found it in the beginning of the pandemic, as a result of Sigil does this loopy factor the place they cost $55 to get samples of all their perfumes, after which you possibly can take $55 off the value of a full bottle. I’ve actually been loving it.”
—as informed to ITG
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