Bright and early, Bishop Briggs is getting ready for an interaction you should always be prepared for: bumping into an ex. “You want to be feeling your best—and also look like you haven’t done anything,” she says, grinning. Here the alternative singer-songwriter—who just released her second album, Champion—shares her secrets to looking better than ever (without trying too hard), from beaming skin to a post-sex flush.
“See?” she says as she finishes plastering her face with a cartoonish Hello Kitty Narikiri Face Mask she picked up in L.A.’s Little Tokyo. “This is the confidence I need before running into an ex!” After giving her skin a hydrating boost, she picks up a tube of Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen, applying a thin veil over her face and clean-shaven head. “I shaved my head because my friend got diagnosed with breast cancer and she had to shave her head,” she explains. “So I wanted to show my support. The minute I shaved it, it kind of felt like [I became] the person I’ve always been on the inside.” Prepping her canvas, she blends on IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream and a matte foundation before dipping her makeup brush into Kat Von D's Lock-It Powder, blending it on the under-eyes, along the jawline, and around the mouth to set everything into place. “Whenever someone texts me that they’re pulling up, I’m like, ’Yeah, I’m nearly there,’ and this is exactly what I look like every time,” she says, laughing at her opaque “baking” face. Onto sculpting, she contours the high planes of her face with a taupe powder from the Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette, then swirls baby pink blush on the apples of the cheeks to achieve the “I’m-just-flushed-because-maybe-I-just-had-sex” feel.
Wiggling on a few coats of mascara to open up her steely blue gaze, she then layers three different iridescent highlighters “where the sun hits” to maximum light-catching effect. Tracing her mouth with a muted pink pencil—slightly overlining the Cupid’s bow for a “fuller” look—she then swipes on a lustrous layer of Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb. The last step? A bulletproof mist of setting spray, of course. Now it’s time, as Briggs playfully puts it, to “face the day, face my potential ex.”
Director Lucas Flores Piran
Filmed at The Refinery Hotel
Bishop Briggs in Flora Vere top.
Originally Appeared on Vogue