Ola Omami, co-founder and Head Creative of OMAMImini, an LA based children’s fashion brand is chatting with us about her beauty routine:
Mornings, during the day and before bed – what is your beauty routine throughout the day?
Most of my facial products are from Shiseido.
I’ve been a loyal user of their Whitelucent line which works great on my skin. I use their purifing toner, serum and SPF 15 moisturiser as well as the eye cream.
If I do makeup (which is not every day), I usually use the Shiseido Dual Balanced Foundation, Dior’s Glow Maximizer highlighter, Dior Skin Compact Powder and Clinique Lash Power Mascara as a base and then various Mac’s blushes and eye-shadows if I get to it.
At night I add the Clarisonic brush to the cleaning routine and The Ordinary’s Advanced Retinoid on top of the serum, followed by Shiseido’s Benefiance Night Emulsion.
Hair: Theorie Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner – Argan Oil is magical for my hair and I love that it’s all natural, Paraben, Phtalates and cruelty free.
My natural hair is curly (and ashy blond), so it’s very high maintenance to keep it black and straight.
I don’t wash it every day since blow drying and ironing takes forever (and is also bad for the hair), so I swear by dry shampoo, Oscar Blandi being the current favorite.
Hands & Feet: I have recently discovered Deciem, an umbrella of beauty brands with a very different approach – using only the active ingredients that actually work, no perfumes and no unnecessary additives.
The Hand Chemistry actually makes my hands not only feel, but look better, which is something I didn’t even think was possible. The Feet Chemistry is great as well.
Perfume: Everything from Comme des Garcons
How did you find out what works for you and what doesn’t?
Hit and miss. I tend to stick with the hits forever (or till they’re discontinued).
Did your beauty routine change over time? Why and when?
I was never too fussy about my routine, the only thing I always was pretty good about is taking off my makeup and putting moisturizer before bed.
I literally can count the times I didn’t do it on one hand throughout my entire life. The rest just got a bit more elaborated with age, like using cleaning devices and serums.
What are your 3 absolute must have items that you recommend without hesitation?
Please share your beauty secret with us.
Spraying your entire face with moisturizing mist once you’re done with makeup – it gives the face more of a natural, glowing look without the powdery residue and makeup stays on longer too.
I’m using Miyu’s Hydrate Beauty Essence – it smells like roses and is really great for flying too, if your skin gets super dry on the plane.
Thank you Ola!