You don't become the face of an entire makeup brand without having a few beauty tricks up your designer sleeve. But Bella Hadid, the face of the new Diorshow Pump 'N' Volume mascara, won't just spill her secrets to anyone. We tapped Olivia Perez—Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Friend of A Friend, head of Fashion Partnerships at Spring, social media influencer, and, oh yeah, Hadid's God-sister and roommate—to get the supermodel to dish on all things concerning makeup, mascara, and men's hair gel.
OP: So tell me about the new mascara! How is it different than any other one you've used?
BH: I mean it's so fun— you get to pump it! It makes your lashes so long and thick because it has the perfect amount of liquid on the brush. It really makes your eyes pop.
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OP: What's going on in your head while you're applying mascara?
BH: It's actually so funny because I learned from you. My whole life you've always used two mascaras when you put your makeup on. It's a really weird thing you've done for so long. But I saw you doing it at home so I'm always trying to get them as long and as full as possible. I love doing the outer edges of lashes because it opens your eyes a lot.
OP: You do have the greatest lashes— you have this amazing flick at the end.
BH: I don't like a clumpy mascara. I like when it looks real. I would rather long lashes than a voluminous look — getting them as long as possible and making sure they're all even.
OP: What do you use to make your hair so sleek and shiny?
BH: I use whatever I have at home, which you know because it's usually your hairspray that I've stolen. Actually yours is in my bathroom right now, sorry. I use whatever is in front of me. I feel like I've perfected my bun and ponytail.
OP: Do you have a strategy?
BH: I used to use men's gel.
OP: I feel like I watch you and it's an art form. It's like origami.
BH: Yeah, don't talk to me when I'm doing it. It's too serious. But I like to use men's hair gel, it always works. I use my brother's. I also love MoroccanOil first on the front so that it stays slicked back and then you can put hairspray and gel over it. Anything that will stick.
OP: You just dyed your hair really dark, what was the inspiration for that?
BH: Honestly, I just needed a change in my life. I think when you dye and cut your hair it takes away a lot of past resolutions. When I was 13, I dyed my hair dark and cut it and I felt like myself. Then when I was 15, I had a bob and dyed it blue and black and had side-bangs. I really just wanted to go back to when I was 15 and relive that.
OP: If you're making a pizza, what are your favourite beauty toppings?
BH: I mean I usually go for spicy salami.
OP: Ok, but what's the beauty equivalent?
OP: You're definitely known for your highlight. When I need a highlight, I always ask for the "Bella Highlight."
BH: I honestly bring it wherever I go. Everyone tries to steal it and I feel like I have to guard it with my life.
OP: What's been a beauty look you loved at the time but now you regret?
BH: So remember when we used to do that one little hair strip off to the side with a clip? I tried it, it's not cute.
OP: What's your favourite TV or movie beauty moment?
BH: Empire Records. Liv just looks amazing. She didn't have a major beauty moment but she was so natural and that's so my vibe. Just beautiful, natural skin that's glowing. Or The Royal Tenenbaums. Margot Tenenbaums under eyeliner was epic.
Via Harper's Bazaar US