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Welcome to My Beauty Ritual, a series where editors, experts, and pros reveal the ways in which they use beauty as a method of self-care. In this week's installment, Barbie Ferreira talks about investing more time into her skin-care routine during the pandemic and her new collab with beauty brand Becca.
Barbie Ferreira is fun to talk to, point-blank. During this endless stretch of days that all look more or less the same, my biggest focus is just trying to stay safe and get through my to-do list, so chatting with her about her own routine provided a moment of respite from the monotony. It turns out we both love board games and have been using hair masks more than ever during the pandemic. The Euphoria star has remained busy during this fraught year, but she's still found a way to luxuriate while doing her skin-care routine, turning it into more of a regular ritual than it was before. It's refreshing to be reminded that you can nearly always make time for the things you really want to do.
Ferreira, who has loved makeup for as long as she can remember, says that she is consistently checking TikTok and Instagram to see what creative people are doing and draw inspiration from the looks she sees online. "That's just what I do. I've been watching makeup videos for many, many years," she says.
It is perhaps, then, good timing that in a moment of such collective malaise, she's collaborated with Becca to create something vibrant and full of life. The makeup collection, named Prismatica, skews a bit more vivid than the brand typically goes; this is largely Ferreira's influence. She's been working with Becca for about a year and says that they always wanted to do a holiday collection together. "We had a discussion about what I wanted, and what were the colors I like and the colors I thought other people would like. I've always loved purple, and thought a white glitter would be beautiful, as well. It was very much a collaboration like that," she explains.
The collection includes the Prismatica Face Palette, Lip Gloss Kit, and Light Essentials Kit, among other offerings, though Ferreira tells me she is most excited about the Prismatica Lip Gloss in Facet. "I just think it's so cool. And it plumps, it does its thing. It just looks like I'm in Lil Mama's 'Lip Gloss' music video," she says.
Outside of playing with her new Becca products, Ferriera is focusing more on skin care than makeup, and it's become a bit of a ritual. "I've actually been taking a lot more time in my skin-care routine, especially as of late, because I have all the time in the world now it seems like. I'm like, might as well put in the extra, even 30 minutes to [do] a mask or something," she says. (I couldn't agree more.)
And while 30 minutes might sound luxurious, she keeps the rest of her routine fairly simple and sticks to her tried-and-true faves. For Ferreira, the perfect recipe is usually cleanser, toner, then moisturizer. She loves Biologique Recherche and has been using its products for years, as well as face masks from Eminence. But what is there to do while you're sitting there with a face mask on, or a mask in your hair?
"A multitude of things. Right now I'm binge-watching Veep and Arrested Development, which I'm very, very late to. One could argue too late to," she says. And when she needs to multitask, Ferreira is often listening to podcasts like The Daily. "At night, I'll just light a candle and listen to the political podcasts of the day and just get really scared. It's a combination of either both of those or playing Monopoly." (She's usually the cat, if you were wondering.)
It seems she's creating an inspirational amount of balance for herself during this uncertain time. She's spending some days makeup-free, and others creating makeup. She's spending some of her free time getting up on the news, and some of it completely tuning out while playing a board game. And sometimes, she's just watching a lot of Tony Hale.
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Originally Appeared on Allure