I wear a perfume oil called Nemat, that is sold at Whole Foods for like $5 a bottle. It’s a tiny bottle. Right now I’m wearing White Musk, but usually I wear Amber. When we were doing Couples Retreat, my makeup artist Simone and I were in Bora Bora and it was so hot and sweaty, and everybody stank. Nobody’s deodorant was working, so she gave me this amber oil, which smells different on everyone because it really works with your pheromones. It’s a super simple oil, and I became addicted to it. I have worn it since 2009, and I keep it in my purse all the time.
But recently I went to a White Musk scent because my mom wore Jovan White Musk when I was growing up, and I haven’t been able to see her in a while, so I was like, maybe I’ll try that white musk and smell a bit like my mama. I give this oil to my friends, and they all wear it.
What’s in your bag right now?
Let me show you… [She empties her purse.] If you were wondering whether I had stick on earrings, I do! My kids are very creative, and I originally found these in the sticker bin, and my girls wanted me to keep them in my purse since we have a pod family and go to another house sometimes with their little girls. Otherwise, I’ve got matcha, a nail file, Band-Aids, pens. Oh, Legos! And a flashlight.
Last question: Screw, marry, kill beauty edition. Highlighter, mascara, lipstick?
Kill mascara. It’s too hard to take off, and I don’t need it. My eyes are the size my eyes are, you can’t get around it. Then screw highlighter, and love me some lipsticks. Right now I’m wearing Charlotte Tilbury’s Everlasting Kiss, which is a really nice neutral, moisturizing one. Her neutral colors are just dope. And I also love Ilia.
When I first got pregnant, I was working on House of Lies. I accidentally got pregnant twice on that show. But anyway, I was a business consultant on the show, and had to wear a full face of makeup. I had read an article about how many pounds of lipstick you eat each year, and I was like, I want to make sure I’m wearing a clean, organic lipstick since I wear so much, and I’m always licking it off. So we found Ilia, and the colors are so vibrant. Plus, they stayed on without being dry. I’ve loved them ever since.
Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram at @jessicaradloff14. This interview has been edited and condensed.