Gilda Joelle Osborn might be a pretty face, but there’s a lot more to this Alabama native than what first meets the eye. A degree in psychology at Auburn University, a master’s degree in occupational therapy at The University of Alabama, and currently studying health and nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Gilda is definitely keeping busy on the side while she makes her mark on the modelling world. And making a mark she is – having notched up campaigns for numerous brands including Lily Pulitzer, Oribe, and Dooney and Bourke.
And when she’s not studying and modelling? She’s conquering the art of natural makeup and envious brows – so naturally, we decided to pull Gilda aside to find out just how she does it. Here, she opens up her beauty bag and talks us through her daily must-have items…
My favourite bag to keep all of my makeup and skincare in while traveling is the Louis Vuitton Toiletry Bag. I love that it’s big enough to hold everything!
In the morning, I always use Dr. Barbara Sturm hyaluronic serum. Then I follow up with Indie Lee COQ-10 toner and Marie Veronique Protective Day Oil. At night, I was my face with Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser. I love One Love Organics Botanical B Cleansing Oil to remove my eye makeup. I use Goop’s Replenishing Night Cream and Eye Cream. A newfound current obsession is Evolve’s Instant Glow Mask. It smells like chocolate and is a great exfoliator. I also rotate through a few different Tata Harper masks.
I use Beauty Counter Dew Skin with SPF if I just want a little tint. For a bit more coverage, I use Vapour Beauty Atmosphere Soft Focus. On top, I’ll add some Kjer Weis Translucent Powder. I use RMS “Un” Coverup under my eyes.
I use my concealer for primer. I love Lily Lolo’s Stellar Eye Palette. I rarely wear eyeliner, but if I do, I only do a little cat eye with my Zuzu Luxe liquid eyeliner. I always use a lash curler, and my favourite mascara is Lily Lolo.
I am definitely more of a lip balm girl. I literally own two lipsticks, one being just a tint! My favourite tint is Henne Organics Lip Tint in Intrigue. They also have a great lip mask! Dr. Barbara Sturm has a great lip balm also.
Brows: Brows are everything!! If I don’t leave the house with anything else done but my brows, I’m okay! I love Ecobrow Defining Wax. I love using an angled brush to apply it. It looks so much more natural that way!
TOP 3 BEAUTY RULES/TIPS YOU ALWAYS STICK TO:
- Always take off your makeup before going to sleep.
- Skincare is an investment! Amazing products are worth the splurge to me. Invest in your face. 🙂
- Don’t mess with blemishes! It’s better to wait it out and let them disappear on their own (and with some help from products) than risk potentially being left with a scar from picking at your face!
All images: Gilda Joelle