VV: What travel sized makeup/beauty products do you have in your carry-on?
BB: In my little security baggy I have Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, Herbal Essence’s “Honey I’m Strong” shampoo, Miss Jessie’s Quick Curls weightless spiraling creme, Essie nail polish in “Snap Happy,” MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in “Girl About Town,” Smashbox Cover Ready BB Cream and Supersmile whitening toothpaste.
Who is your celebrity beauty crush? Why?
I would say Kimora Lee Simmons and Nia Long. They’re both hardworking phenomenal businesswomen. Super-moms, running behind children like me. It’s hard to find the time to do laundry, workout, raise children and maintain flawless beauty. I respect how easy they make it look.
You’re quickly becoming a new beauty icon for girls of deep chocolate complexions. Have you always embraced your skin tone as beautiful?
I’ve never doubted that my skin tone wasn’t beautiful. My family is like a rainbow with members of every color, and I’m blessed that they never made me feel less than amazing about my looks. We live in a society were chocolate women are underrated, and it’s important to me that women know that beauty comes in all shades. My daughter’s complexion is even deeper than mine, and every day I remind her of how beautiful she is.
Reality show divas always seem to link up with makeup companies or put out brands of hair extensions with their fame platform. Are there any Brooke Bailey Beauty products in the works?
Currently, no. I’m very passionate about natural hair, skin and nail health, so if I ever team up with another company, or put out my own products, I want to do it right and only endorse or create products that I’d religiously use myself. Until then, I’ll continue to share tips on my twitter (@BrookeBaileyInc) and my new website: BrookeBaileyInc.com.
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