The Vancouver-born, New York City-based fashion blogger behind A Haute Mess talks about her easy-to-accomplish beauty routine

Niki BlasinaMorning routine: I wash my face with Olay Pore Minimizing Cleanser + Scrub (it’s a swirl of cleanser and exfoliant, so naturally the pretty swirl sold me on the product but it’s nice and foamy and gentle, too), and then I moisturize with Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel-Cream. I don’t wear make-up everyday but when I do, there’s a strategic layering of products to make me look alive in the AM. I’m currently using: Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream, Bare Escentuals bareMinerals foundation, Givenchy Mister Light concealer, Benefit Hoola bronzer, Stila eyeshadow in Sun, Cargo High Pigment eyeliner pencil in Black, Maybelline Lots of Lashes Mascara, and a Shu Uemura eyelash curler.

Overnight skin ritual: I wash my face before bed and I moisturize with Biotherm Aquasource Nuit gel.

Who cuts/colors your hair: Calvyn Cass—he’s so awesome. I have infinite trust in him and just let him cut/color any way he wants, and I’ve never been disappointed.

Hair habit: I use Nexxus moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, and I just started using Garnier’s new Fall Fight Strand Saver Anti-Breakage Spray (and it smells sooo good). I usually air-dry my hair because it’s pretty flat and straight, so unless my stylist works his round-brush action on me, it only gets flatter and straighter with a blow dryer. And once dry, if I’m prepping for a night out I’ll curl it, then comb out the curls, for some wavy texture, and otherwise I just leave it. My hair habit is really low-maintenance, and I’d say this with pride except I think if it wasn’t it might look better.

Favorite eye look: Right now it’s definitely cat-eye eyeliner. I use Maybelline Master Precise eyeliner pen. It’s so easy to use—if I can do it, anyone can!

Go-to lipstick: Right now I love Gotta Dash! Sheen Supreme by MAC. It’s a pastel-y coral. And my usual go-tos are Morange and Chatterbox, both by MAC, and Maybelline SuperStay 14 Hour Lip Color in Enduring Ruby.

Nail color of the moment: Slapper by Butter London

Signature scent: Bellocia perfume oil by Principessa Beauty

“Never without” product: Deodorant. Just saying.

Secret to staying young and beautiful: Tell me when you figure it out. I have a good feeling that it’s sleep… so when I get around to doing that I’ll let you know if I’m right.

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