Tatyana Ali is back! We loved watching her grow up as Ashley Banks on "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," so we were thrilled when the Harvard grad landed the lead in the buzzy new sitcom, TV One's "Love That Girl." And did we mention that she's more gorgeous than ever? On her recent visit to the ESSENCE.com offices, we chatted with the veteran actress about her beauty regimen...

Tia Williams
Jan, 24, 2011


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Tatyana Ali is back! We loved watching her grow up as Ashley Banks on "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," so we were thrilled when the Harvard grad landed the lead in the buzzy new sitcom, TV One's "Love That Girl." And did we mention that she's more gorgeous than ever?

On her recent visit to the ESSENCE.com offices, we chatted with the veteran actress about her beauty regimen... hope you're taking notes!

ESSENCE.COM: Your skin is flawless! What's your secret?
TATYANA ALI: I'm a huge fan of Kiehl's Tinted Moisturizer in Dark. I always wear it in the winter because it really brightens my complexion and evens out my skin tone without making me look chalky. Plus, I have dry skin, so it gives me that extra shot of moisturizer!

ESSENCE.COM: Loving the purple leopard manicure, by the way.
ALI: I just came from doing Wendy Williams' show! I heard she loves leopard, so I got them done for her. They're fun.

ESSENCE.COM: What's a staple in your makeup bag?
ALI: Definitely eyeliner. I love Chanel Le Crayon Kohl in Black... I like to line the inner rims of my eyes, and it stays put all day without smudging.

ESSENCE.COM: How would you describe the beauty look of Tiana Jones, your character on "We Love That Girl?"
ALI: Her best friend, Nefertiti, is a hairstylist, so hair is really important to her. We like to show all those hair rituals we do as Black women, so we'll show her with her hair wrapped in a scarf at night, or with pins in it. Hair is like one of the characters on the show!

"Love That Girl" airs on TV One, Mondays at 9pm.