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The Glowdown

The Glowdown: Lindsay Ellingson, Model & Co-Founder of Wander Beauty

The Basics

Name Lindsay Ellingson, @lindsellingson

Age 33

Occupation Model, Co-founder and Creative Director of Wander Beauty

Location Brooklyn, NY

Astrological Sign Scorpio

If you could describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Loyal, daydreamer, perfectionist.

 

When were you first introduced to Erno Laszlo and how?
As a model I’ve always been fascinated by the beauty secrets of old Hollywood actresses. I read about Erno Laszlo’s cream that helped fade a scar on Marilyn Monroe’s stomach and I was instantly intrigued.

 

What does Erno Laszlo mean to you?
Erno Laszlo is skincare you can trust.

 

Skincare

Tell us about your relationship with skincare. Where did it start? How has it evolved?
I realized the importance of good skincare when I began my modeling career at 19 years old. I learned so much from the best makeup artists all over the world. In my 20s, I developed melasma and constantly had breakouts from all the travel and makeup formulas put on my face so I did a lot of research on the ingredients in my skincare products. After years of trial and error, I’ve found products I love, packed with active ingredients, that keep my skin glowing and balanced.

 

Best beauty advice your Mom/Grandma/Aunt, etc. shared with you?
My mom and I used to do facials at home every weekend. She taught me the importance of steaming my face to decongest skin and also allow moisture to absorb better.

 

What is your skincare/beauty guilty pleasure/confession? (We won't judge!)
I’ve started to shave the peach fuzz off my face which is oddly satisfying and leaves my skin super smooth.

 

Walk us through your typical morning and evening skincare routine. How and why does it differ on a daily basis?

In the morning I hydrate from the inside out with warm lemon water and matcha tea. I cleanse my face with Erno Laszlo’s Sensitive Cleansing Oil. In the evening, I use the double cleanse system which removes all traces of makeup and dirt without feeling tight. I use a lactic acid serum every other day to keep my skin glowing. Misting throughout the day to keep my skin radiant and fresh is a must. At night, I massage a blend of oils onto my face with a jade roller. I love to mask before a special occasion or after a long week to wake up my complexion.

 

Do you have a skincare/beauty hack to share?
I keep my eye masks in the fridge which wakes me up in the morning and helps to reduce any puffiness and dark circles.

What’s your biggest complaint or gripe about the skincare industry?
It’s very saturated and overwhelming. I love brands like Erno that are developed and/or tested by dermatologists.

Which product are you dying to try next?
I exfoliate a few times a week and have been dying to try Erno Laszlo’s White Marble Dual Phase Vitamin C Peel because it has lactic acid and carrot seed oil which work great for me.

Beauty

Describe your standard beauty routine. How does it differ from daytime to evening?
My everyday beauty routine always starts with polished brows, I think it’s the most important feature on your face. I use Wander Beauty’s Frame Your Face Micro Brow Pencil because it mimics the shape of hair and it’s waterproof. I always wear two coats of our Unlashed Volume and Curl Mascara and then add a third coat in the evening to amp up my look. I love to keep my skin glowing at all times, I use our Catch The Light Highlighter and Glotion as a radiance primer and tap a little extra onto the high points of my face. In the evening, I easily transition my look with our Exquisite Eye Liquid Shadow. It’s so easy to use and there’s no fallout. My favorite shade is Dove Grey, which adds dimension and a gorgeous sheen to my lids. I love a bold lip so I swear by Wander Beauty’s Lipsetter , which has a matching lip liner built into the lipstick which makes it so easy to perfect your pout on the go.

 

You’re stranded on a deserted island and can only bring 5 skincare/beauty products. What are they?
Wander Beauty Unlashed Mascara

Wander Beauty On-the-Glow Blush

Erno Laszlo Soothe & Calm Double Cleanse

Wander Beauty Glow Getter Mist

Erno Laszlo Formula 3-9 Repair Serum

 

Who is your #1 beauty icon?
Brigitte Bardot has given me endless inspiration over the years.

 

Et Cetera

Last Book You Read The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer

Last Selfie You Took With my cockapoo, Carly.