Award-winning journalist Elaine Welteroth may be known for being the former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue and an all around girl boss, but that’s not the only reason we’re obsessed. She’s also known for her #backseatbeat series on Instagram stories where she does her makeup on the move in hyperlapsed, 10-second videos. Not only is it mesmerizing to watch, somehow she always emerges looking flawless and totally put together.
We recently caught up with Elaine at Lou and Grey’s OKREAL event to get the scoop on her quick beauty looks and favorite versatile beauty products. She loves an easy-to-use product for her quick beats in between events (think makeup sticks!). Right now she’s loving the Fenty Beauty Match Stix for their versatility. She likes to use it all over, particularly on her cheeks, eyelids, nose and lips. It’s a product that “can punch above its weight” and is the perfect addition to a minimalist makeup stash or the bag of a beauty junkie who’s always on the go.
For the beauty product that makes her feel like a boss, Elaine turns to a look instead: “The way I wear my hair has more of an impact on how I feel. Wearing my hair all different ways makes me feel like different versions of a boss.” The day we met her, she wore her hair in tailbone length cornrows, a departure from her signature curls. This look is “bossy,” she emphasized — and we can’t help but agree.
Whether she’s putting together a look last minute or getting full glam before a big event, one thing stays the same: She’s confident all the way through and totally owns her look. Want to get glam on the go? We recommend getting your hair sorted before stepping out of the house and worrying about your makeup during your commute. Makeup sticks make this easy, and while it takes a little practice, keep up with Elaine’s stories, and let he be your guide.
About the Author:Tembe Denton-Hurst hails from Brooklyn, NY, but if you ask her, the answer will be much more complicated. She's passionate about YouTube, storytelling and swatching everything she can get her hands on. When the assistant beauty editor isn't brainstorming crazy ideas for makeup.com, she's lurking on Reddit, spending time with her cats Stella and Dakota or asking obvious questions.