Katie Lowe’s Magnificence Routine | Into The Gloss

“I used to be born in Queens, New York. My mom has a really thick accent, and she or he’s third technology Queens. I moved to Port Washington, Lengthy Island, and that’s the place I used to be all through highschool. Then, I lived in New York Metropolis for faculty, and went to Tisch College of the Arts at NYU, learning drama. I bear in mind preventing my mother, saying, ‘I don’t must take driver’s ed! I’m going to reside in New York Metropolis for my total life and solely do theater and I’ll by no means must discover ways to drive a automotive.’

About two years after I graduated faculty and I used to be ready tables and doing off-Broadway and actually doing the ‘struggling artist’ factor, I bought it in my head to attempt Los Angeles, the place I must do my facet hustle far much less. So I moved to LA at 25, and nonetheless had a facet hustle for years, waitressing and babysitting and catering and private aiding, and each job I might get my fingers on till Shonda Rhimes modified my life with Quinn Perkins and Scandal.”

Enjoying Quinn was unbelievable. Not solely was it unbelievable as a result of I set to work with Shonda Rhimes, who’s some of the prolific, unbelievable writers of our time, but in addition, I bought what all of us name the Scandal fam, the place actually with all my coronary heart and soul we’re a really, very, very shut solid. We textual content each day, we Zoom cling, we go away on Scandal reunions… Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Bellamy Younger—the opposite women of Scandal—are pricey, pricey, pricey associates of mine. Even not simply the women—I used to be texting with Josh Melina, George Newbern, and Scott Foley yesterday. Tony Goldwyn and I are repeatedly in contact, Joe Morton and I repeatedly work collectively on theater. It’s a true household. Not solely on digicam was it a complete dream job, as a result of I bought to play a really sophisticated, enjoyable function that modified a lot over the seven seasons, however off digicam, I realized a lot and made family and friends for my lifetime. Gladiators [Scandal fans] have been such an enormous half. We wouldn’t be capable to make the present with out the Gladiator followers. It’s kind of like a particular language or membership or one thing. Every time I meet somebody, they’re like, “No, I’m an OG Gladiator. I’ve been with Scandal since day one.” I’m like, “Okay, we’re already cool.” It’s simply an automated connection.

I’m very fortunate that I occur to work like 5 minutes from my home, which, for motherhood, is the perfect factor that ever occurred. I liked my labor. I’ve a mother podcast known as Katie’s Crib, and we’ve got a whole lot of being pregnant tales on it, and sure, there are some scary issues and scary experiences. However I all the time suppose it’s essential to listen to. There are additionally a whole lot of ladies who’ve a good time and who’re high quality, and all the things goes nice, ? Folks actually prefer to war-story about it, like, “I used to be in labor for 50 hours after which I had a C-section.” However I can’t inform you what number of tales I’ve in my head which can be simply slightly boring. “I went in, I bought induced, they did the pitocin, I took a nap, I wakened, contractions began, I bought the epidural, I waited, they informed me to start out pushing, I pushed for thirty minutes, and the child was right here.” And that’s what you need. You need boring and nothing to jot down dwelling about—I went in, I conquered, I rocked it, I got here dwelling, and all the things went high quality.

I do an entire regime from Biologique Recherche. I reside by it, so a whole lot of my face merchandise are from there. I take advantage of P50 to take off my make-up at evening. Then, I take advantage of a serum from Future Cosmetics known as Magnificence Drops. Then, I take advantage of their Excessive Cream in the course of the day and Biologique Rechere Placenta Cream at evening. Then, I take advantage of Strivectin Neck Cream. My eyes are actually delicate to something that has retinol or something in it, so I’m actually all pure concerning the eye space. I often go between Mario Badescu Olive Eye Cream or Kiehl’s Avocado Eye Cream. It’s thick and shimmery, and I’m all about holding the world hydrated. I hold making an attempt totally different de-wrinkling eye cream, and it is perhaps okay for an evening, after which at day two or three, I’m like, “My eye is totally pink and blown up.” I can’t do it.

I’m large into my facialist, this girl Nousha (@rejuvenatewithnousha). She does one thing known as a Reiki facial. She additionally does aqua gold facials, which is a good brightening pick-me-up for occasions. She’s wonderful. She has probably the most unbelievable face and physique oil known as Rejuvenate With Nousha that could be a large staple in my home. The Reset—oh my god. It’s unbelievable. I apply it to my physique if there’s any mosquito bites, as a result of there’s a whole lot of therapeutic properties in it, so if I’ve any mosquito bites or a small reduce or one thing, I put it in all places. I take advantage of it most nights additionally as my final moisturizing layer earlier than I am going to mattress and I apply it to my fingers and stuff. She initially created it, I’m fairly certain, as a face oil for all of the nurses and frontline staff who needed to put on PPE. I bear in mind to start with of the pandemic, they have been displaying how bruised their faces have been. It was initially for that, after which we have been all like, ‘That is unbelievable’.

Every time I meet somebody, they’re like, “No, I’m an OG Gladiator. I’ve been with Scandal since day one.” I’m like, “Okay, we’re already cool.” It’s simply an automated connection.

I’m actually good about taking off my make-up. I believe in my early 20s, earlier than I used to be on Scandal, I might have these nights of sleeping in make-up, and I’d be like, “Who cares?” Now, I’m form of a naturalist. If I’m not working, I by no means, ever put on make-up. If I do, it’s the Profit Gimme Forehead Volumizing Eyebrow Gel in shade 4.5. It’s somewhat little bit of the Profit Hoola Matte Bronzer for contour, as a result of I had a child, and that helps round my cheekbones and beneath my jawline. It’s the blighlighter from Jamie Make-up on my cheeks, which is a combo between a highlighter and a cheek tint. I’m a basic lady of the L’Oréal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara with the Shiseido eyelash roller. I’m a Burt’s Bees tinted chapstick particular person. Very pure.

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I’m actually, actually cautious about placing warmth on my hair. A part of my job is to place a lot warmth on my hair, so every time I’m not working, I actually simply rock it pure and go days with out washing it and reside by dry shampoo and ponytails and headscarves. I all the time sleep with my hair down as a result of I don’t need it damaged from any hair ties. I realized from Kerry Washington to positively sleep on a silk pillowcase. My aunt Joan was all the time like, “Prepare your self to sleep in your again! Prepare your self to sleep in your again!” [Laughs] And I attempt my hardest, nevertheless it’s fairly laborious. From all of the reside tweeting and all of the cellphone stuff we’re doing, I attempt to be very aware about how a lot I’m trying down, due to my neck.

Once I wash my hair, I combine between Davines and Bioplex. I’m actually cautious as a result of I’ve to focus the shampoo on my scalp and head, and actually solely situation the ends. Somebody simply taught me {that a} yr in the past—that you simply’re not purported to situation your complete head. I couldn’t determine it out. I used to be like, “Why have I washed my hair and my roots are kind of greasy?” They have been like, “No, simply shampoo your head on the scalp after which situation the ends and the place your haircut ends.” I used to be like, “Oh, I’m not purported to dump conditioner at my roots?” [Laughs] That’s simply what works for my hair, as a result of then I can go days with out [washing my hair]. I in all probability solely wash my hair two occasions per week. I’m an enormous air dry particular person. I really like placing the Advantage Break up Ends Serum on the ideas of my hair, and holding the roots dry. I’m actually fortunate. My hair has this kind of pure beachy wave factor, and I simply rock that.

My hair is horrific in my regrowth from being pregnant. I’ve these quick, horrible bangs within the corners of my head. It’s from all of the fallout from my hormones from having a child. I put my hair up in a messy bun and I pull these wisps and fucked up bangs—excuse my language—from the corners of my head down, they usually curl up they usually’re all bizarre, and I simply rock it with pleasure. I’m like, no matter, it’ll come again. I bought it again from my first child, and it’s coming again for my second. However each single pregnant girl I do know has misplaced their hair and had that second the place they appear within the bathe and it’s like a freaking toupee within the drain, they usually’re like, “Oh my god, I didn’t suppose this was going to occur to me.” [Laughs]

Even my physique this time round—I’m not on the quantity I wish to be at, not that numbers actually matter. However truthfully, my physique’s simply totally different, and I’m kind of into it. I’m additionally fifteen months postpartum. I actually haven’t even began a exercise routine. I’m simply beginning to be like, “Oh, it feels good to stroll. It feels good to hike.” My doula may be very strict, like, “Don’t exercise for the primary yr. Heal. Go on walks. Do issues that really feel good.” Your physique’s going by a loopy time. It’s wonderful. Being pregnant is difficult, and the top is a particular form of hellscape. [Laughs] The top is the freaking worst. What’s so loopy is that you simply really feel frightened of labor and you are feeling frightened of these issues, however you are feeling extra scared to proceed your life pregnant. So that you’re like, “Please let this finish.”

I am going to mattress utterly lotioned inside an inch of my life. My physique is caked on this stuff known as Kiki Cream, it’s a very pure, all natural shea butter. I began it all through my pregnancies too, on my stomach, nevertheless it’s meant to your complete physique. My nails are a catastrophe. My toes are a catastrophe. I ought to actually be doing higher at determining what I might be placing on my cracked heels. I attempt to do the Kiki cream on my heels after which put on socks to mattress, and that’s all the time good, nevertheless it by no means occurs.

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I’m form of in between fragrances proper now. I take advantage of a whole lot of Eau de Orange Blossom from Coqui Coqui, however I’m additionally form of a hippy. Through the chilly season, I’m into utilizing On Guard Protecting Mix from Doterra. I’ve two little germ-filled kids who’re disgusting, they usually’re consistently battling colds and diarrhea, so I’m consistently sporting these things known as On Guard, which has somewhat little bit of a cinnamon scent, nevertheless it’s extra of an important oil. I really feel like I’m round lots of people in shut quarters at work, so I don’t wish to be too overly scented. I’m actually capturing a comedy scene as we speak the place there’s six of us in a mattress rolling round. I simply don’t need individuals to be like, “Whoa… Katie… Relax with the fragrance.” I actually additionally like Lakshmi Perfume Oil. I’m large into that. It’s like, abundance and all that crap. [Laughs] It’s scrumptious. It’s so scrumptious. Additionally, equally, for Inventing Anna, we bought to shoot in Morocco, on the lodge the place my character was conned, in Marrakech, known as La Mamounia. It’s some of the unique, fancy, elite inns on the earth. They’ve their very own scent that they blast by the lodge. We shot that two years in the past, and I purchased a few of the scent, and I simply spray it as a pick-me-up. It’s a reminder of the final place I traveled internationally pre-COVID.”

— As Informed to ITG

Katie Lowe photographed by Katie Thompson in LA.

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