Ansar knows how challenging it can be to discover cleaner alternatives to your must-have products, which is why when she finds something she loves, she doesn’t stray from it. That, and she shops products certified within Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty™, which provides a solution for finding products that align with her values. Under this platform, brands are certified in one or more categories, including clean ingredients, cruelty-free, vegan, sustainable packaging, or positive impact, making it easier to access more choices and to celebrate the brands and products that share her goals.
When it comes to makeup, take a peek at Ansar’s (very curated) feed, and you’ll notice she’s a classic-glamour type of girl — natural skin, subtly defined eyes, and red, red lips. “I love the way you can play with makeup and ‘become’ whoever you want to be,” she shares, citing old-school Hollywood starlets as her inspiration. To achieve her signature, effortless French-girl look, it’s all about the eyeliner — a subtle cat eye, to be exact. For this, she turns to the PYT Beauty Wingman Liquid Liner as well as the Pacifica Vegan Waterproof Eyeliner. “The liquid liner is water resistant and doesn’t irritate my eyes,” she says. “The brush glides beautifully to create that perfect cat eye. Then I love using the pencil on the top waterline to really make my eyes pop!” She follows this up with the Coola Makeup Setting Sunscreen Spray SPF 30. “I use this after putting on my makeup. It’s perfect for keeping my makeup looking fresh and adding that layer of SPF that I need every day.”
In addition to her cat-eye makeup, Ansar’s beautiful curly hair is what defines her look. “My hair is big, and I like to leave it natural,” she notes. Before heading out, she’ll refresh her hair with the Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Root Powder & Dry Shampoo before spraying on the Eva NYC Bounce Back Curl Reviving Mist. “Dry shampoo is an absolute must for me. My hair is big and poofy and can easily get weighed down — the dry shampoo really gives that extra volume and fuller look to my hair that I need to feel confident. I add the mist anytime I see my curls starting to lose their bounce and luster. It has aloe vera, which really helps to keep my hair moisturized.”
For her nighttime skin routine, she starts with the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. “The powder turns into this gentle exfoliant when you add water — it makes me feel like a mad scientist in the best way. It has tea-tree oil in it, which helps keep my skin clear.” And lastly, it’s on to eye cream — specifically the Pacifica Vegan Ceramide Barrier Eye Cream. “I like that it’s lightweight and vegan.”