Exclusive: Madisen Beaty’s 2-in-1 Winter Beauty Hack Is Genius
Y’all, it’s cold AF outside — especially if you’re digging yourself out of Blizzard Jonas or experiencing the chill in Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. While the cold weather does give us an opportunity to channel our inner snow bunny, the elements are super harsh, so it’s important to get serious about your cold weather skincare game. For Sundance stars, their skin has to look camera-ready at all times in freezing temps so we talked to Madisen Beaty (the 20-year-old actress is in two movies at Sundance this year, Other People + Outlaws and Angels!) who exclusively shared her winter beauty secret with us.
Madisen tells us she never underestimates the importance of a good moisturizer in the winter. More specifically, Madisen turns to skincare brand Murad each night for her moisturizer of choice — it’s a brand known for their innovative approach to skincare (the 25-year-old line was founded by a doctor). Beyond swearing by Murad moisturizer (try Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture $72) to quench dry skin, Madisen also relies on the heavy-duty moisturizer as an important step in her beauty routine.
“You need a good base before you put makeup on,” she told us at the premiere of Other People. The thick, super hydrating moisturizer glides on smoothly, eliminates flaky skin and creates a totally even base on your skin before you apply makeup. Using your moisturizer as a makeup primer is genius, you guys. You should already be slathering on this skincare essential anyway — so the next time you stash your heavy-duty moisturizer in a cabinet before bed, relocate it to your vanity so it’s ready for you in the AM when you’re primping for the day ahead.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)