Glam Diary: Meet the Mastermind Creative Who Swears By $5 Lip Gloss
Despite only being twenty-something, Lexx Miller is hard at work building her empire. Having run both a streetwear brand and magazine, named Toksick, Miller is committed to connecting other creatives to each other.
When it comes to her beauty routine, Lexx likes to live by the mantra ‘confidence is the best highlight.’ So it’s no coincidence that she exudes confidence. Her beauty routine is perfect parts minimal yet fun. Keep reading to see all the products she swears by.
What are five hair products you couldn’t live without?
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“Aunt Jackies’ Curl La La Defining Curl Custard and Dot K’s Hair Butter for twist outs, As I Am Coconut Co Wash for wash days, Eco Styler’s Gel with Moroccan Argan Oil and Shea Moisture’s Strengthen & Restore Leave-In Conditioner.”
Let’s talk makeup, what are your go-tos?
“L’oreal’s Infallible Pro Matte Foundation for foundation and Ben Nye’s Luxury Powder for setting. For lips I like Colour Pop’s Ultra Matte Lip in Beeper is my favorite pinkish-nude, I literally wear it everyday, and will freak out if it goes missing (ask my roommates).
And what’s your favorite lipstick color of all-time?
“Beeper Ultra-Matte Lip by Colourpop is a forever favorite.”
Do you have a signature scent?
“Yes, I’m known for my signature scents (I love when people tell me I smell good!). The only products that make me smell good all day, no matter what, is Dot K’s Body Butters after a shower and their Paradise Body Oil. I can go to meetings all day and dance all night and I still get complements on my scent!
How would you describe your beauty philosophy?
“There are literally no rules, so if you feel like rocking it, GO IN! Confidence is the best highlight and it’s always free.”
Okay, now tell us about your skincare regimen?
Once every two weeks I apply Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask to get rid of extra dirt.”
Any personal beauty icons?
“Grace Jones, because she publicly accepts and incorporates her feminine and masculine energies, which is what I’m all about!
Erykah Badu is like my fairy godmother and is my everyday mood board; whenever I feel like I’m putting on too much I think to myself ‘what would Erykah Badu wear and would she care who thinks about it?’
Lastly, Beyonce because Beyonce.”
What is the best beauty advice you’ve ever been given?
“Black girls are always in style.”
It’s currently freezing outside, so how do you beat winter dryness?
“My lips can get very dry in the winter so I scrub with any flavor of Dot K Lip Scrub and always keep Dulce de Leche Lip Butter on me!”
Self-care can be a huge part of feeling your best. What are some of the things you like to do to care for yourself?
“I meditate once a day if possible, drink LOTS of water with a splash of apple cider vinegar, and always keep my energy balanced by having positive people and experiences around me.”
What’s the one piece of beauty advice you would give your younger self?
“Stop comparing yourself to the popular girls……because you’re different, and different girls will always be cooler.”